Saturday, May 3, 2008

I've BeenTagged!

I've Been Tagged by fellow blogger,Deborah Dale for a meme. (In case you're wondering, Wikipedia defines a meme as "any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another". In this case, a blog template that gets passed from blogger to blogger.

So, here are six random things you may not know about me:

1. I like beer better than wine - practically heresy for a Californian! (I like to joke that I'm not half-German and half-Irish for nothing.)

2. While on a college trip to Mexico, many years ago, a friend and I climbed to the top of the Caracol at Chichen Itza. (pictured here) I'd forgotten how many steps there were just to get to the dome. We climbed up a little wooden ladder and crawled through the dome to the top. The view from up there was great, but I'll bet they don't let tourists do that any more.

3. On a trip to Australia, a friend took me on a camping tour of Tasmania, complete with a mad flight from a bush fire. Such adventures in my youth.

4. I love to dance. In high school I took lessons in Scottish dancing. I wasn't good enough to compete, but it was fun. After college, I joined other folk dancing groups and learned to love Greek and Balkan line dances. It was good, clean fun and great exercise.

5. I've decided that life without chocolate isn't worth living.

6. I'm extremely near-sighted and got my first pair of glasses in fourth grade.

Here are the rules of the meme:

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

OK, now I'm supposed to tag six people. Unfortunately, I don't know all that many bloggers yet. I tag:

Sandy Levin

Beth Yarnell

Lacey Savage who hasn't updated her blog since April 21st!

Catherine Snodgrass who is going to kill me!


Cindy Proctor-King

Carolina Valdez

If any of you have already been tagged by someone else, let me know and I'll let you off the hook.



Lacey Savage said...

Eeek! Bad Lacey, bad!

Thanks for the meme, Linda. It'll give me a great excuse to get my butt in gear and start updating again. I hadn't realized it had been so long!

I really enjoyed your meme answers. :-) When Peter and I were in Mexico this year, we considered going to Chichin Itza, but decided to lay on the beach like bums instead. LOL Maybe next year!


Linda McLaughlin said...

The way I looked at it, Lacey, is at least I didn't have to think up a theme for today's blog.

You and Peter would love Chichen Itza, it's fabulous. And winter is the best time to go because it's the dry season. :)

I'm looking forward to reading six random things about you.


Debbielou said...

Linda I agree with you completely about the chocolate !

Love the idea of climbing out onto the roof too -

Monnik had beaten you to the tag - I've already put my post up on 8th April - but Thank you for thinking of me - Thanks for inviting me to your blog x

Anonymous said...

Wow, Linda, you certainly did have an adventurous youth! A camping tour of Tasmania?! Now that's really getting wild! I hope you incorporate some of these adventures into your books. They'd make for fascinating reading.

Thanks for sharing your six things and being such a sport about being tagged!


Linda McLaughlin said...

Debbielou, thanks for letting me know you've already been tagged. I'll have to go look for your post.

Debbie, the camping trip would be worth a blog of its own, now that I recall all the things that went wrong, lol.


Linda McLaughlin said...

Changes to tagged bloggers:

Debbielou already did it, so she's off the hook.

I've added Skylar Sinclair

and Cathy's preferred blog address is


lyzzydee said...

I agree whole heartedly with your number 5!!!

Linda McLaughlin said...

Lyzzy, I think a lot of women agree that life without chocolate isn't worth living! ;)


Cindy Procter-King said...

Linda, I just found your meme comment in my spam, LOL. I have unspammed it and will try to get to it this week.


Linda McLaughlin said...

Cindy, hope that's OK with you. At least it's a blog topic!


Anonymous said...

I'm a little late on the uptake, Linda. I just saw your comment on my blog and found out I'd been tagged. I'm happy to participate. I'll get to it tomorrow. It's too late tonight.

Carolina Valdez

Linda McLaughlin said...

Great, Carolina. Just let us know when your post is up. :)


Lacey Savage said...

OK, Linda, my meme post is finally up. :-)


Carolina Valdez said...

My meme is up!

I could only find three blogs whose URLs worked. It's difficult, isn't it?

Thanks for the invite,