Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Six Random Facts Meme

Naturalist, photographer and blue-haired roller hockey goalie Monika Wieland of the blog, Orca Watcher tagged me for the Six Random Facts meme. You can read more about memes right here. This one is like a party game to get to know fellow bloggers.

Here are the rules to the Six Random Facts Meme:

1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Write six random things about yourself.
4) Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5) Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

A while ago my sister Patty sent me my old Girl Scout Badge Sash. I referred to the merit badges earned in my youth to pick out six random facts about myself.

1. Hey Look! I earned a merit badge for Witchcraft! Actually, I think this one was for outdoor cooking. Those outdoor cooking skills came in handy at the Earth First! base-camp by Dixie, Idaho where I was known to rustle up some grub.

2. I’m not sure what this one was for but it seems to be about the changing seasons. For 20 years I practiced rituals based on the changing seasons with a group of women called Earth Rising.

3. Here’s my happy camper badge. Before my outdoor cooking adventures in Idaho, I left my home on Lopez Island thinking that I was going on a camping road trip for a few weeks. It turned out to be a few years. I called it the camping trip of no return.

4. Ah, the sewing badge. I don’t sew much anymore but at the height of my Luddite back-to-the-land days I sewed my clothes by hand with needle and thread. Those were the best clothes I’ve ever had.

5. The sculpture badge: when I went back to school to complete my bachelor's degree in Fine Art I had to take a sculpture class as a requirement. After I carved my first piece of stone I was hooked. I ended up getting an MFA in sculpture and painting.

6. Finally, the book badge. Two unwritten novels live in my head, Confessions of a Barbarian Priestess, an action adventure revision of Euripides, Medea told in Medea's own voice and Land of the Free, a sweeping saga and historical romance set on San Juan Island during the Pig War era.

Blogs I've Tagged:

Sue at: Gleanings Radio Show
Steve at: My Dog Ate Art
Susan at: Susan Wingate, Writer
Anita at: Thornbush Report
Annie at: Daily Paintings
Mike at: A Bagpipe Journal


  1. I'm away to think about 6 things - back soon viewers


  2. What a great way to find inspiration for your six facts! I'm going to have to check out Land of the Free...sounds right up my alley.

  3. Youi might have gone for several camping trips.... I too love them.

  4. Ok. I'll contribute to your meme. Check out my profile on my blog. But it may take awhile to complete all the steps. It feels a lot like a high-tech chain letter.