Friday, January 11, 2008


- Link to the person that tagged you. (done)
- Post the rules on your blog. (done)
- Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. (done)
- Tag six people and at the end of your post, link to their blogs. (not done)
- Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. (see above, beg excuses)

Mimi and David both tagged me. Yay, I’m one of the popular kids! Guess I better play, huh?

Six non-important things…

1) I can walk on my knees in the lotus position. I learned in my early 20’s; I was working at a DV shelter in Olympia, and one of the women taught me. It’s easy; sit in the lotus position, and push yourself up on your hands until you’re balanced only on your knees. Lurch back and forth until you move a few feet. Fall over.

2) This is related to the first. My most natural sitting position is cross-legged, folded over, resting my elbows on the floor and my chin in my hands. Lots of people can’t do it. I can’t bend backwards worth anything.

3) I learned to read when I was three, and I don’t remember before I could. I answered a meme this morning saying I think in pictures, but that’s only when the words don’t come first. I think in print, at least as often.

4) It took me an entire year to understand long division. Sometime in the middle of fifth grade, that clicked. Before that, I couldn’t follow the steps to save my neck. After, I didn’t have to.

4b) This did not save me from being hopeless at algebra, when I took it and since.

5) I like mochas, but drink them only rarely (and never in the afternoon). I wake up wired, if unsociable, and need herbal tea to calm down.

6) When I had access to unlimited yogurt containers (yay Oly Food Co-op!), an ice-pick, organic seeds, potting soil, and time, I used to start dozens of basil plants in the spring and give them all away. I miss being able to do that.

Borrowing a line here—most of my usual suspects either have been tagged, or are certainly about to be. Play if you like. All may, some should, none must.

Once you get going, there’s no end to the ephemera. Enjoy!


Grandmère Mimi said...

I used to be able to do the lotus position. Not any more.

I wasn't much good at math beyond arithmetic, except for geometry. I loved geometry.

Kirstin said...

I loved geometry too! Was miserable at algebra. (Also enjoyed physics; I could see it. Chemistry was worse than Greek to me.)

Paul said...

I also learned to read at age three, thanks to Dad and alphabet blocks.

Yes, like Mimi I once could do the full lotus position. Half lotus at best now. Should be doing yoga to restore flexibility and it's my own fault that I haven't.

Kirstin said...

Yoga would be good for me, if even gentle practices didn't hurt my back these days.

Guilt isn't good for anybody.

FranIAm said...

I have yet to do my meme from Grandmere... tomorrow. I just did one from my other blogpal Jewgirl. My blogworld is like my life, sacred and profane at once - Grandmere and Jewgirl, I love it.

This was fun to read. I laughed out loud with the walking lotus style one!

I shan't reveal a thing until I do my meme tomorrow!

Very fun reading.

David said...

Yay, I’m one of the popular kids!

Of course you are! Wanna go to the prom with me ? ;)