Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Saturday Meme and Quiz

I got tagged (lo, in LENT by one!) by two great folks (Mulier Fortis and Meredith Gould) to name yet more quirks about myself. The guilt has caught up with me. I'm running out of oddities to share, but I've saved a few (true) whoppers for this one. Here we go:

  • When tagged place the name and URL on your blog.
  • Post rules on your blog.
  • Write 7 non-important things/habit/quirks about yourself.
  • Name 7 of your favorite blogs.
  • Send an email/comment on their blog letting them know they have been tagged.
1. When I was a child, my family was gassed by a person robbing our house. (We were are fine afterwards.)

2. I work in an office that used to be part of a chapel on our campus. The bishop at that time was shot and wounded by a mentally unstable priest in that chapel. So I can honestly say: a bishop was shot in my office (decades ago! and not by me!).

3. I play, badly, three stringed instruments.

4. One of my colleagues from grad school? His wife was Garth Brooks' manager.

5. I finished my dissertation at a monastery (St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, MN).

6. I'm a Catholic Worker.

7. I used the Bradley method for all three times I gave birth. (Think the super organic hippie no painkillers crowd--but it really worked.)

I tag anyone who wants to play. I think this one has really gotten around by this point.

And for fun: When people ask, What kind of nut are you? I know...

You Are a Walnut

You are down to earth and genuine.

Responsible and practical, you are a grown up in all aspects of your life.

You probably eat a healthy diet and get enough exercise.

And while you're not wild, you're not boring either. You're actually very deep and interesting.


PraiseDivineMercy said...

"You Are a Hazelnut
You are very unique and distinct. You may even freak some people out. Most people don't really know how to interact with you. You get along best with anyone who is super sweet. But you really do get along with almost anyone. You just need a chance to wow them."

Mary DeTurris Poust said...

Bradley Method for all three of mine too -- with midwives. Most of my friends thought I was crazy, but it was awesome.

And I'm a hazlenut, which surprised me. Sounds wackier than I think I am, although I am fairly wacky.

Paul said...

IC, I think you have been insulted by the internet. You are much better than a Walnut, which is undoubtedly the worst of all nuts.

Love the blog, I read it religiously. (Ha).


Adoro te Devote said...

You know...I was on the 3rd floor of Heffron Hall many times at 3 am while on my rounds...never so much as an odd breeze.

I DID, however, often enter Heffron from the front steps or from St. Mary's Hall only to find the big round table with Bishop Heffron's bust making the doorway impassable. Oh, and the plants were always moved, too.

We also found a squirrel in the stairwell next to the President's office.....we used the Heffron Head to scare it away....