New Meme Tag. Wanna Play?

I am not the biggest fan of blog tagging, but some of them are sweet enough … and do help us to get to know one another, and sometimes ourselves 🙂

My friend Mitzi at Artful Spirit tagged me with a new meme. I have only known Mitzi for a few months, but feel like we might have grown up together. She is a lovely woman, super cool Mommy and devoted wife. She just started selling some gorgeous wares in her new Etsy shop and I know that I will have to pick up one of her felted items. This is a favorite. Anyway … on to the meme…
Here are the tag rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random or weird facts about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my seven random facts…

1. I love to eat Spaghettios straight out of the can. No cooking needed. It is my comfort food.

2. I despise “play groups” and “play dates”. Really. I just don’t get it. I hang out with my son everywhere we go … and we meet lovely people and have great experiences. I just don’t get making a “date” for a bunch of kids to play together while their mommas try desperately to try to find eachother interesting. I have been told this is a bad attitude that I have. Oh well.

3. When I have high anxiety in any given situation (i.e. airplane rides, public speaking, etc) I repeat the following mantra in my head over and over … “Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitxen” … over and over until I calm down.

4. I LOVE airports. I could sit in one all day and just watch people come and go from their recent adventures. I love watching folks hug their returning loved ones … or say tearful goodbyes. I love all the raw human emotion. It gives me hope for all of humanity. When soldiers come home, when babies come home from their adoptions, when a teen goes off to college, when a married couple returns from an amazing honeymoon, when an uncle drops in to visit his newborn neice … its all good stuff. It’s all real.

5. I would love to live in a world where everyone was naked. Total freedom. No judgements … since beauty would not depend on body parts or clothing. Personally, I don’t get why men can walk around without shirts, and women can’t. Maybe we could just start there. A shirtless revolution for all woman kind. Then boobies wouldn’t be so sexualized. Who’s first?

6. Growing up, I always wanted my name to be Melissa. Now it is the name of my very best friend. Maybe I knew something growing up?

7. I want to own my own photography studio someday. Among other business ventures 🙂
Did you learn anything new about me?
Well, according to the rules, I need to pick 7 more unsuspecting victims to be tagged with this meme. Hopefully, they don’t have a huge objection to such things …

6. Perla’s Parlor (when she returns from her trip)

7. You. If you have a blog, go for it 🙂
Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.