Dear Lord, I've been tagged.

Posted by Whit Barringer , Sunday, February 17, 2008 6:11 PM

Okay. So I actually volunteered myself to be tagged. Ehhh, what's done is done. Thanks Amanda!

Here are the rules:

1) Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4) Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Amanda upped the ante, so I'm going to use pictures for all of mine.

1.) I live on 40 acres. My great grandfather bought the land for $800 ($20/acre) in the early 1900s. You can imagine how much it's worth now. These two pictures are of part of my backyard. Most of the land extends beyond the trees and in the "front yard", which is not shown.






























2.) I'm a Capricorn. Goat-fish!















3.) I own a typewriter that is quite possibly older than Methuselah. It works as you might expect.















4.) I invented my own hamburger dish. It involves butter, garlic, pepperjack cheese, and ranch dressing mix. But that's all I'll tell you. (You should tell me to make it for you sometime.)















5.) Contrary to what you might think, I really don't like sweets. I'd rather have warm tasty food than tooth-rotting candy, cookies, or cake 95% of the time. I do have a soft spot for warm chocolate chip cookies and Hershey's Hugs, but they are definitely not personal food groups.















6.) I am obsessed with symbolism and influential relationships. I bought tarot cards recently so I could study their meanings. When I went to Italy, I was on constant overload, absorbing as much religious and cultural symbolism as possible. I don't believe in any conspiracy theories, but I enjoy reading about old secretive organizations with odd customs. I love reading about Native American tribes and their cultures and folklore. I also love reading about ancient civilizations.

I believe that all of these relationships affect how we live - whether it has affected our ideals of freedom and soul, or the language we use everyday. I've chosen a picture of Jesus being baptized by John in the Jordan River. Of course, the dove of the Holy Spirit is descending upon Jesus, and John the Baptist can be seen pouring the water. The man in the background is not God, but a personification of the Jordan River, who is depicted in Poseidon fashion. This mosaic was done in the fifth century by Eastern craftsmen - which shows the influence that the Roman empire had in the east.

Are you still there? I wasn't kidding and I warned you, so meh.

Last one!

7.) My favorite time of day is dusk. See evidence below.

























































So who are the next victims? I tag Donna, Tim, Jeremy, Monda, and Nathan. I'll leave the next two up to volunteers.

Note: All pictures were taken by me and are from my various trips to different places. If you want/need more information about any photograph, I'd be glad to help.

4 Response to "Dear Lord, I've been tagged."

monda Says:

Hmmm. I'll have to think a bit on the tag business. I'm not very interesting right now.

In the meantime, I think I can put a date to your typewriter, which is actually a collector piece. Check the link - 1906ish.

http://www.typewritermuseum.org/collection/index.php3?machine=royal1&cat=kf

Amanda D Allen Says:

Show off :) Thanks for sharing.

Timothy Says:

okay, okay. I did it. But I don't think I'm as interesting as you are.

andrés Says:

Interesante. *raises hand* Me puedes botar.

«¡Boto!» Ja ja...

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