Wednesday, July 30, 2008

7 Facts Meme

Katharine over at Meaning and Authenticity tagged me for a meme, and I've been thinking on it for several days.

Here are the rules:

a. List these rules on your blog.

b. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.

1. Until last week, I had never traveled to Europe in my life. I lived in Japan for three years, but I have never been anywhere in Europe. I haved wanted to travel to Sweden since I was a little girl, and I saw home movies of my older cousin's trip to Sweden with my grandma. They travelled by boat.

2. I collect old children's religious books. I like to find prayer books, Bible stories, and hymnbooks, especially those with lovely or unusual illustrations. Here's one example:

3. We only took two extended vacations when I was growing up: the first was to Seattle, when I was in the 5th grade, and the second was to Disneyland, when I was 16. For the trip to Disneyland, I sewed two pairs of shorts, one midriff top and two halter tops, so that I would have some new clothes for the trip.

4. "Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service" is one of my favorite hymns.

5. My sister is a graphic designer in Phoenix Arizona. She designed my ordination announcements AND my wedding service bulletin cover.

6. My brother has won international foosball tournaments.

7. The summer after my first year of seminary, I ran a summer program for children in two inner-city churches. It was very stressful, and I barely survived. I had an integrated staff of high school age youth, and it was a crash course in racism poverty, and adolescent psychology.

c. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
I can't think of anyone to tag right now, but if I do, I'll revise the post and say, "You're it!"


Presbyterian Gal said...

I hope you make it to Sweden one day!

Do you still sew?

Choralgirl said... dream vacation is Norway (grandparents used to go & visit our relatives there), and "Humble Service" is also in my Top 3 hymns. :-) (There's a new verse in ELW!)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

This was such a varied list. The foosball tournament made me smile.

I don't know if I'll ever visit Sweden. It would be interesting.

mompriest said...

I've never been anywhere overseas....but I'm glad you got to go to Paris! And, I hope you get to go to Sweden one day. Good play!

DogBlogger said...

What a cool list. Nice to know you're just one talented part of a talented family.

Diane said...

pg -- having sewed for a LONG time. I got an old sewing machine when I served in South Dakota, but now I don't have anyplace to put it. someday... although I do see myself more using it someday for quilting than for sewing.

choralgirl-- thought about mentioning the new verse, (which I LOVE) but didn't have the book with me here.

ruth -- I don't know if I will either. most of the relatives, we've lost touch with now. but NOW all of a sudden I want to go back to FRANCE.

mompriest-- if it hadn't been for having a JOB in Japan, I would have said the same as you. 4 days in Paris just whets the appetite. but air travel has now gotten SOOOO expensive!

dogblogger -- I thought about linking to one of the pictures of my brother playing, but I wasn't sure how he'd feel about it, so I didn't.

Border Explorer said...

Thanks for sharing. That was very interesting. The illustrations added so much, too. I particularly liked the example from your collection.

Jiff said...

Thank you for this glimpse.
I loved reading every word!

Barbara B. said...

that sounds like an interesting book collection!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting...thanks for sharing. And I didn't know there were international foosball tournaments!