Random: tag, I’m it

Daniel Smyth has tagged me — because I tag blog entries “Random.” The game is to write down six random things about myself, then tag six others. I’ll play.

1. My first editor (on the Dos Pueblos High School newspaper) was Lisa Stark, now ABC News Washington correspondent.

2. My first fiction editors were Jo and Thomas Perry, who published my short story “Boomer Sooner” in the UC Santa Barbara literary magazine, Spectrum (way before they wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation, or Thomas won an Edgar).

3. My grandfather was an honorary chief of the Chickasaw Nation. But I’ve never gotten around to filling out the paperwork to join the tribal rolls.

4. The hymn “Jerusalem” makes me cry.

5. So does watching film footage of Secretariat winning the Triple Crown.

6. This photo gives me the shivers and a lump in the throat. If you understand why, you’re either from Eugene, you’re a distance runner, or you know how rarely a single image so starkly foreshadows what was to come.

Pre Lives

Now to pick on — I mean, now to pick — the next players. Let’s trawl the comments section and haul some bloggers out to play. I tag:


  • Link to the person who tagged you.
  • Post the rules on your blog.
  • Write six random things about yourself.
  • Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
  • Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
  • Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

Have fun.

10 responses to “Random: tag, I’m it

  1. Love the idea but in practice….dum di dum. I need to learn how to play this blogging/tagging game. Last time I created a whole new blog.
    Anyway, did it. Now you know 6 things……

  2. I have this annoying tendency to want to include images with everything I write. I’ll get over it, someday.


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  5. Done! BTW, what’s the story behind the picture? The curiosity is killing me.

  6. About Secretariat. Yeah, you know. I had to go YouTube it. Heart like that is SUCH an inspiration. Same with Pre.

    I’m still thinking. I feel like a very uninteresting person, LOL. I’ve been tagged for this a few times, and I always have trouble. I will do it this time, though! I’ll just put my boring self out there, LOL. 😉

  7. Random, spyscribbler — random! Can’t you tell that my own entries were free-associative? Pour out your funky minutiae, and let us see what goes on in your head.

    (And literate housewife: I’ll tell you, as soon as I finish editing two hundred more pages of this manuscript on my desk.)

  8. Okay, I did it! Scary, seeing what’s going on my head, LOL.

  9. I haven’t had a chance to look into this tagging business yet, but I’ll buy one of your books if I manage to completely neglect it.

  10. That’s even better, Kari. Bless you.

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