And finally it has come to this.  Back at the beginning of the month, the inspirational and usually very private Alex Moore not only participated in the Seven Degrees of Separation meme, but turned around and tagged me.  I’d like to say I was too busy writing to get around to this post, but if you’ve been following this blog at all you know by now I’m a very effective procrastinator.

Honestly, I’m just a little reluctant to share the seven things.  You know, I’m a little on the introverted side and don’t want to give away too much, and I don’t want to bore you, either.  But I’ve decided to be a good sport, even if I’m a little bit tardy, and play along.

1.  I grew up in a small town in British Columbia, Canada.  We owned 160 acres of land, and we rode horses and picked wild strawberries and climbed trees and had all kinds of wonderful and idyllic childhood adventures.

2. When I was a child and a teenager, I used to read four or five books at once: I kept one in the bathroom, and one in the car, and there was one at school and one in my room.  I used to read while talking on the phone to my friends.  The plots sometimes got a little tangled up from one book to the other.

3. One year at Christmas, when I was a child, we literally took home-made food gifts to the neighbors while riding in an open sleigh hooked up to a grey horse wearing antique sleigh bells.  Did I mention that my childhood was rather idyllic?

4. I was an RN for awhile.  I hated it.  What was I thinking?

5. I decided I wanted to be an author in the 6th grade, only at that time I was planning to be a poet.  I still have my very first poems – horrible!  But I thought they were wonderful.

6.  I’m very superstitious.  I believe in full moon weirdness, and when I’m taking an On-Call shift, I completely lose it if somebody says the word “quiet” in my hearing.  I believe that the gods are jealous and it’s not safe to be too happy or enthusiastic about anything or they will seek revenge.  (Okay, I don’t really believe this, but I kinda do.)

7. I hate telephones.  I’ve actually walked twenty minutes to make an appointment in person, rather than picking up the phone to make a two minute phone call.  And I work in a job where a phone is my constant companion.  Since I’ve become a crisis worker, I’ve actually been known to jump and reach for the phone when the microwave beeps.

There!  Now I have completed my list, and I believe I am supposed to tag seven other people and invite you to play.  So I hereby nominate:

1.  Peter Masson, because he’s new and we want to know all about him.

2. Gypsy Scarlett, because she owes us after disappearing for an entire month to work on her novel.  I mean, really – putting noveling above blogging?  

3. Digital Dame because she always shares interesting information but nothing about herself

4. Lefty Writey because she is always positive and upbeat and writes poetry and takes pictures and waxes enthusiastic

5. My long time friend Trudy J Morgan Cole, over at Hypergrafitti,

(One last thing about me – I hate rules.  I’m only tagging five of you.  I hope that doesn’t bring down some cosmic Blogosphere curse upon my head…)