Sunday, May 06, 2007

7 Things About Me

I've been tagged.

Christine got me this morning with the meme, 7 Things About Me.

Here are the rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they have been tagged and to read your blog!

Here goes nothin':

The college girls that come to my house on Monday nights tease me about having a "Death Stare." Apparently I have this hidden power to ask a question and stare them down until they tell me everything I want to know (and then some!). I prefer to call it active listening! For the record, I think I've given up plenty to them too--not very many people understand the significance of Diet 7-Up, girls! (It's probably better for the rest of you not to ask. It may cause us all to blush!)

I will always feel like a shy, little, fat girl, easily overlooked in the corner, taking in all the conversations around her, noticing what is unspoken and wondering what it must be like to be grown up.

I have an addictive personality and must be very careful to do all things in moderation.

I have a great desire to share what God has done for me both in writing and public speaking, but often feel frustrated at my lack of opportunity and God's idea that it is not the right time yet.

My perfect vacation would involve my husband, a remote location, leisurely meals with great food and conversation (I'm thinking two hours on a veranda with a spectacular view) , a stack of good books, quiet walks with cool breezes blowing over and meetings with God that wouldn't be forced to end when the sun came up. It would absolutely NOT include television, shopping or crowds.

Though I graduated twenty five years ago and have given birth to four children, I actually weigh less now than I did in high school (Don't think this is any great feat. I simply weighed too much in high school!).

I love to have in depth conversations with people, see how others think and find out what has shaped them into who they are. Because I like it when people are bold enough to ask me personal questions, I forget it can make others uncomfortable when I ask blunt questions of them. I hope they understand I am not trying to be nosy, only wanting to truly understand where they are coming from.

There you have it--more than you ever cared to know about me. You can blame Christine for it, okay?

For my part in this diabolical game, I tag:

Cyndi
Dianne
e-Mom
kpjara
Mary
MiPa
Rachelle

7 comments:

e-Mom said...

Lol, I love the "Death Stare!" And way to go... weighing less after 4 kids than you did in high school. Your idea of the perfect vacation sounds so lovely. (I don't think my husband would go for it though.) I don't mind direct, blunt people, because I can be that way too! People do have the option of saying "Non-ya." Glad to know you a little better Tami, and thanks for the tag. :~)

Suzanne Eller said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by Boomerbabes. : ) I love this post. I wish I could say the same about my weight, but unfortunately that is not a random fact that I can share. : )

Suzanne Eller
Boomer Babe and friend

kpjara said...

I think we really must have a lot in common and I would LOVE to attend one of your small groups!

I can totally relate about direct and blunt. I tend to dig WAY too deep...but I really want to get beneath the surface to the soul of the matter...that's where truth lives. I'm very excited about this post. I'm doing it tonight!

relevantgirl said...

I've already been tagged, but for eight random things. Go figure. Mine are up at www.relevantblog.blogspot.com

Mary

Kara Bird said...

Just for the record, I love the things you posted, but there is so much more to our dear friend Tami. She's pretty awesome! Thanks for being you and letting us be us at your house Tami. Thanks for caring. (And sharing you "death stare" with us.) ;) Luv ya!

Christine said...

I love it! Those are great insights about you! I love your idea of a great vacation- that totally sums it up for Jason and I as well.

In depth conversations are my thing too. I hate having to sort through pleasantries to get to the good stuff!!

Your Awesome Teenage Daughter! said...

I know this post is a couple days old, but I just now read it. I just wanted to say that you are not fat! Geeminy Christmas, mother! Oh, and about the "death stare" thing, I'd have to agree with the college girls. You do have a death stare sometimes. Also, about the perfect vacation. You said it would not include television, shopping or crowds. The crowd part basically means your crazy bunch of kids, right? Well, you and Dad can go away for a while. Keygan and I will hold almost everything together.

-Kelsi