Sunday, May 20, 2007

Yet Another Meme...

Adoro tagged me for this meme:

1. What do you hope to accomplish with your blog?
Catharsis. Just write what comes to mind - 'stream of consciousness stuff'. At the beginning I wanted to post things about prayer and the saints that most people don't know, and then Don Marco came along and did it so much better. Nevertheless, I still add my two cents worth - I want a sinner's view of it all, a layman with many faults - that sort of witness. And it is cathartic. I can say what I like, and get feedback - without having been interrupted as one is in live conversation. I've learned a lot from my blogs.

2. Are you a spiritual person?
Decidedly. I always have been. I pray.

3. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have with you?
A beautiful statue of the Blessed Virgin, a Bible, and the Internet.

4. What’s your favorite childhood memory?
I don't really have one. As a teenager, it would have involved having been a part of my Italian friend's family life - just Sunday mornings in their busy kitchens.

5. Are these your first (tagging) memes?
That would be a no.

Then there is this part:

8 random facts people don't know about me. (This is not a "tell all".)

1. I'm a really good detective. I learned it from my mom who was kind of nuts.

2. Along with that, I have really good intuitive skills. I can read people very well - it's like radar. (I don't do demos.)

3. I am an excellent cook - but I rarely make the effort any longer. (I'm a natural, a cuisine artiste, an original cook, with sensibilities for spices and flavors beyond comprehension, as well as technique - beyond cook books and recipe files. I'm not modest about my gifts...never have been. Oh - no demos on this one either.)

4. I dislike religious people - church people - people who wear their piety on their sleeves or try to shove it down people's throats, you know, the dogmatic, doctrinaire types - the ones who tell people they are going to hell if they don't do this or that. Oh, along with this, nosey, gossipy priests - but I guess they knew that.

5. I've forgiven my parents and other abusers - I just remain apart from family because I can cope with life better that way.

6. Along with that - I actually have friends and do engage in social activities - everyone thinks I'm such a recluse.

7. I don't 'hate' my former employer or their family - I was just hugely disappointed in them. I realize they have their problems too - it is just too bad it affects so many other people. They are not bad people - much to the contrary - perhaps they simply do good things badly - like most of us do. They have tough skins however, as do I.

8. I told off two different Bishops, in two different situations - details will not follow. (I'm not proud of it...confessed it, apologized, apology accepted, etc..) Yet it ties in with something everyone knows about me, I have problems with authority - especially when they are wrong...see, I am so not humble - which everyone knows as well.

Yeah, I'm not tagging anyone. Memes are kinda high school/college, don't ya think?
NOTE: I've re-considered - I tag Jeffrey Smith of Roving Medievalist!


  1. Rather more than two cents worth, I daresay.
    You could have tagged me for this one. It's fun.

  2. Oh, my. Wait till I get to number two. BANZAI!

  3. Terry, are you calling Investigators "nuts"?

    (My job title has "Investigator" in it....thus you seem to be referring to my mental health here.....)

    I think you're just mad because the voices don't talk to YOU.



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