Thursday, October 04, 2007

Random Facts

A friend “tagged” me via her blog.

I still haven’t learned how to put links in my blog, but you can find Miriam at, and I hope you will, because she tends to write things worth reading.

Well, here’s what I was told I needed to do:

1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts. 2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules. (**if you’re a non-blogger, you can email them!) 4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. 5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Since doing this in its entirety goes against my discipline of trying to cut out unnecessary activity and to encourage living more life away from the computer, I’m only going to give the eight random facts, and not “tag” anyone else.

1. In elementary and junior high, I loved hurdles and the long jump. I think my record in the long jump was 14’ 6”. I remember being amazed to think I could have my dad lie down and jump over twice his height and then some.

2. Pecans are my second-favorite nut. First place goes to my sister. Haha.

3. A friend and I once relieved ourselves on land that belonged to the Gucci family. We were desperate and didn’t know till later whose land it was. I've always thought we should be able to turn that into some political statement or something, but never have managed to.

4. My favorite place to go in Florence is the church of San Miniato al Monte.

5. It has been almost five years since I was in Italy, and I miss it very much.

6. I love moss. It’s hard for me to walk by it without stopping to “pet” it.

7. I love walking barefoot on grass and do it whenever I discretely can manage it.

8. I’m right now wondering if it’s a good use of time to sit and write random facts about myself, and wondering who but Americans would do such a thing? But I’m stuck at home waiting for the plumber, so it seemed like a good idea.

This picture is from a research project by two University of Memphis researchers using "a model to simulate the procurement of lithic raw material assemblages for paleolithic archaeological sites using a random agent." I liked it because it looks like moss.

I think a lot of the studies on randomness are showing that if you do enough random stuff, you end up with a pattern. So I wonder if anyone sees a pattern in my random ramblings above?

Ah, the plumbers came, and the water appears to be flowing again, so off I go into my normal day. . . .


Gioietta said...

Oh, Sheila! that was great! you are right, it is silly, and perhaps self-absorbed! But I LOVE reading about you, what you think, what you love...i love your thoughts! So thanks for being silly and going with this :)

HUGE HUGS< miriam

Lucy said...

No, other non-Americans do it too!
Some good ones here, I laughed about you peeing on the Gucci family's land!

Lisa said...

I am honored to be listed above pecans. From one southerner to another, that's quite a compliment.

Have a great day!


Nut Number One :-)

Sheila said...

Well, you know how much I love pecans....It is indeed a complement, and I'm glad you understood it that way.