TAG Tripper

TAG! You are IT!

TAG! You are IT!

Niaaeryn from Gateways and Musings, a compatriot in the adventures of blogging has engaged me in a virtual twist on a school yard favorite: Tag. This particular game involves no running for which I am grateful. It does however come with some rules which I may or may not adhere to. The rules are as follows:

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1.Post the rules.
2.Post a photo of yourself.
3.Post eleven random facts about you.
4.Questions were created for you by the person who tagged you. Answer the questions.
5.Tag several people.
6.Create eleven new questions for those that you have tagged.
7.Go to their blog/twitter and let them know that they have been tagged.

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I really like Niaaeryn. She is a wonderful person and her questions were so intriguing I felt I had to participate. Here is the post in which you can read all the “horrible” details as to how I was tagged.

Strawberryindigo in Spring

Strawberryindigo in Spring

The questions that I answered:

1.How long have you been blogging? I have been blogging since August of 2011. It seems like only yesterday. I am constantly learning and I owe much of that new knowledge to my wonderful blogging friends who are wonderfully wise. I am so lucky!
2.What made you start blogging? I have spent much of my life misunderstood and basically alone in a crowd. I have made it no secret that I am Asperger’s. In real life I am a social misfit. It seems at times I have two left feet in that regard. I have always written since I was old enough to grip a pencil. It has always been my outlet. Until I started blogging I kept everything to myself as I was afraid of what others would think of my strange and colorful personality. Since that time I have really come out of my shell! I was welcomed with open arms by this community of bloggers. I feel I can truly be myself here.  I have  received support and friendship here. Blogging has saved me and I am committed to helping others and spreading the light I have received. As crazy as it sounds, I believe it is my calling to help others with my writing.
3.What essential item do you carry with you at all times? HAHA…I carry a camera, of course. I am always snapping shots wherever I go. I have learned to ignore the funny looks and I always notice I am not the only one doing this. Whenever I see someone taking “unusual” photos I know it’s a comrade in arms!
4.If you could meet a famous person, who would it be and why?  George Clooney. I refuse to say why and please don’t tell MM.

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President Obama discusses Strawberryindigo with actor and activist George Clooney during a meeting at the White House

5.Who is your favorite author? It’s hard to pick just one. I suppose my favorite is Jared Diamond. I am a compulsive learner and I just can’t get enough of the guy. I wish he could produce more but in all fairness it would be impossible given the material. I would recommend his books to anyone who likes non-fiction that explains why we humans are the way we are. I have learned an immense amount from him and to me that means a lot.

6.If a chicken was crossing the road, would you ask it why it was crossing or would you just set back and watch it cross the road taking in the moment? Why did you choose as you did? I would definitely watch the chicken and take pictures with my handy-dandy camera. Then I would probably write about it and lament that I was too chicken to ask this chicken for an interview. (I am quite shy but I am working on that.)

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The question is not “WHY?” it’s “WHY NOT?”

7.What was your favorite show when you were a kid? I would have to say the original Star Trek. I have seen every single one. I identify with Mr. Spock. We have much in common, that Vulcan and I.

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LIVE LONG AND PROSPER

8.What is your favorite thing to cook? I know this may horrify some of you but honestly, I like to cook anything with bacon and many of my self-made recipes include the saturated-fatty nitrate packed meat product.

9.What is your favorite genre of literature? Science Fiction is my favorite genre especially from the 50′s and 60′s.I have literally read hundreds of Sci-Fi books although I mostly stick to non-fiction now.

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10.What is your favorite genre of writing? Creative non fiction which I attempt to mostly do.
11. If you had a million dollars—not strings and taxes were already taken out—what would you do?   I would probably take a portion of it and save it for the future, taking some of that and investing it in a diversified portfolio of fixed and variable mutual funds. ( I used to work in that industry, so I have some good ideas about that.) I would purchase a modest house. I don’t need much. Someplace with a big yard. I would go back to school and probably major in Journalism and minor in Botany..And after that I would get to the important stuff like starting some charities. I would definitely do something for autistic people, something that lets them express themselves with art. I would buy up some virgin land and not touch it; keeping it from development. I would also like to buy land in the city and make community gardens and/or farms so people, especially low-income people, could grow their own healthy food. I would support teaching young people about the land and nature and why our planet is so important. I guess I would have more causes than money at that point. That is why I’d write about what I was doing I encourage others to contribute.  (Obviously I have given this a lot of thought.)

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Community-garden-thanks-to-green-guerillas

Whew….enough about me…I suppose I am breaking some rules here because by now I am so entirely sick of myself and you probably are too so I am skipping the whole random facts about me part. Use your wild imaginations here my friends….. Now it is my turn to ask some questions…

  1. How did you come up with your blogging name?
  2. if you could travel to an imaginary place what would it be?
  3. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
  4. Do you have a favorite posession? What is it and why is it dear to you?
  5. What was your favorite subject in school?
  6. What is your earliest memory?
  7. Could you pass a FBI check?
  8. Can you juggle or perform any sort of circus act?
  9. What is your deepest fear?
  10. What was your first job?
  11. Do you hate answering stupid nosy questions?

I don’t want to put anyone on the spot; anyone and everyone who is reading this and who wants to participate, please do so.  I welcome it! You are so fascinating and I’d LOVE to know more about you. I guess I am asking you to tag yourself which could be quite a spectacle but being bloggers here maybe some of you may choose to make a spectacle of yourself. (I certainly encourage that sort of activity) Please be my guest and break the rules, I love rule breakers. If you choose to participate make it your own. Whoever does play, please provide a link to this post and I will include a link to yours. I will also promote your post on Twitter (you can opt out on that) and if enough people respond I will do an entire post praising your glories and what I know will make an interesting read.

So how about it? Anyone up for a game??

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Let me know, I’ll be around.

Strawberryindigo.

Strawberry

CHECK THIS OUT!!!   THE TAGGED ONES–

(Thanks for playing along)

1. It Is Meme Time!!  By Karen H. (menopausediaries.wordpress.com)

2.Just Tagging Along   By Sparkyleegeek   (sparkyleegeek.wordpress.com)

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Day Tripper By The Beatles (You Tube)  For years I thought they were singing “Tag Tripper” hence the title of this post.  I’m such an idiot sometimes!

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32 thoughts on “TAG Tripper

  1. Pingback: Star Trek All-Star Extravaganza and Jamboree | Life Is Color

  2. Thanks Strawberry — it’s a great game of tag (love the no running part too.) This game is a good way for us to get to know one another or at least the version we’re willing to put out in a blog. Same as real life, I guess. Have fun spending your million — may your investments regenerate it a million fold! ♥ Alia

  3. If I had a million dollars to spare, I would definitely give it to you, Strawberryindigo. That is the best use of a million dollars I have heard. So much giving in the receiving. {{{Hugs]}} Kozo

  4. I’ll pass up on the tag, but I loved this post so much! It’s so nice to get to know a little more about you, and I definitely did not get sick of reading about the real Strawberryindigo. Really liked the answer to no.11 – you’ve clearly done a lot of dreaming… Hope you win the lottery one day! ;-) Thank you for sharing with us. You’re the best – a treasure! :D

    • Oh Cathy, I think I need to win the lottery but it may be difficult since I never play…perhaps I may invent something or find buried treasure in the backyard… ;) Thanks for the kind words, my friend. I think a lot olf you as well. I hope all is well with you and I’ll pop over soon to see you at your place…

  5. I REALLY can’t ask you “Why George Cooney?” Darn….
    When considering my own social misfit-ness, I like to consider that it’s not me, it’s them, and that sane and intelligent people cannot possibly figure out how to act like and fit in with such ridiculousness. It just takes some of us longer to find our tribe and the people in it. I am glad you are in mine!

    • Oh Janet, Please don’t make me tell you about George….I don’t want to get in trouble with MM, he gets jealous and the last time I was in contact with George, he wouldn’t stop calling and it got a wee bit uncomfortable.
      You are the best, My friend! I’m glad to be in your tribe, oh what a tribe it is!

  6. I hesitate to mention it, but you might be over-estimating how far a $1M would go.

    And, while I won’t be doing a post . . .
    1) I found out a wolf separated from the pack, living out on its own, is called a disperser.
    2) The village of Ferness.
    3) I don’t travel down that particular road.
    4) I become attached to most things I own. None particular come to mind. (I presume we are speaking objects)
    5) None I can think of. Did not hate any, but neither did I enjoy any. Basically, I did not like school.
    6) Hard to tell if it’s real or constructed, but spilling boiling milk on me. I think it was when I was 4 or 5.
    7) Yes, but I would not particularly want to have one done.8
    8) I can stutter pretty good . . . does that count?
    9) That something bad would happen to my wife.
    10) I worked cleaning out elevator shafts (in newly constructed building) right before the elevators were installed, and after months of workers using them as impromptu toilets.
    11) No; I see it as an opportunity to amaze, entertain, and plain flabbergast readers.

    • Hey Disperser:
      You are quite an interesting person, but we already knew that. I especially like your #11, it is so very true. …about over-estimating that million; a million doesn’t go as far as it used to, perhaps I may need a few more. A million here and a milllion there and pretty soon you’re talking real money there… ;)

  7. What a delightful post (as usual)! I’m tempted, but I’m already so up to my ears and beyond and these things tend to be so time-consuming. But who knows I may surprise both you as well as myself…

    And… you are never an idiot. You’re just and original (the best kind)>

    • Hey Gunta: Thanks. I know that people are busy so that is why I never “tagged” anymone myself. I’d love to see what you’d do with it but I totally understand if you don’t. I don’t want to admit how many awards I have received and did nothing with. There are not enough hours in the day, really. I have Diamond’s latest on the reserve list at the library. It’s popular and I think I’ll have somewhat of a wait. Thanks for the kind words, my friend. I hope all is well with you, I’ll be over soon to your site to see what’s up.

  8. Hello Strawberryindigo,
    Thanks for doing this! I know how hard it is to do. Wow! Yeah, I like Spock as well and now I want to look into your author recommendation. It was fun learning more about you and love the photo of you and the tree, seems very apropos.
    I have to admit your plans for the money are better thought through than mine, and your ideas for how to give back to community are awesome, I know I overuse that word at times. Also, like your answer for chicken road crossing. I wish I was more with it with photos but I am always in the moment so much I forget to snap a shot. Look forward to reading more and thanks again:)
    niaaeryn

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