Thursday, July 19, 2007

It's All About Me

Today’s all about me is made possible by “ Patterns of Ink” who tagged me.
First, the guidelines:1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. 4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose three people to get tagged and list their names. 5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
Now the eight random facts:

1. I’m named after my two grandfathers. “John “ after my Finnish grandfather and “ James “ after my Cornish grandfather.

2. Until I started school I spent almost as much time at grandma Lanyon’s as I did at home.

3. I hate liver.

4. I read every Oz book that Baum wrote. Some of them four or five times.

5. I made an eight foot by three foot wall hanging of the Wizard of Oz. Which I entered in the Iron County Fair.

6. I have hundreds of comic books , each in its own plastic bag and stored in a special box. I never look at them but I can’t let go of them.

7. I lived on a sort of a farm. We had a cow, pigs, chickens, turkeys, geese, and a pony but not all at the same time. I hate geese they are really mean. I entered pigeons in the UP fair.

8. I have an absolute policy of tagging nobody.

What happens when random facts run into the rules? On this blog random facts wins.

@@@@@News from Pigeon Falls-the little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons fly, and the casino people are back.-Some interested business men stopped in an talked to Mayor Trumble about selling some of the property the Town owns to the Indian tribe. Then the tribe could build a casino which would bring even more tourists to the Pigeon Falls area. The casino would create jobs and enhance the local economy. The property they want used to be a resort until times got tough and the town got it for non-payment of taxes. Mrs. Trumble said she would consider it.
She was on the phone most of the day yesterday talking to mayors and managers of towns which are close to where a casino was built. She wanted to know the problems and the benefits. Eino caught her having a cup of coffee at Nancy’s and reminded her that the town had no police force.
Nancy offered to find out what the local people thought of the idea and quizzed each person that came in for coffee. The Methodist Pastor was against it because he saw it as a tax on the poor. They are the ones who would play with the hope of improving life but in the end they would only lose. Mrs. Pemberthy said that she heard that casinos attract the wrong kind of people. You know, the kind that mean trouble. Fred Stew said that anything that brings money into the community is a good thing.
Will Pigeon Falls get a casino? Will life there be changed forever? Can a casino survive in a community with a poltergeist and a dragon? Is gambling evil.? Will Pigeon Falls have to get a police force? And of course is Tommy UK really the Undertaker’s kid?

Today's Link- Betty Kincaid-An interesting tax proposal.. Leave a Dr. John in the comment.
It has been a good day. Call a call in the morning from the Pastor of United to see if I was coming for the Anniversary celebration. I really wanted to but my health doesn't really allow for a lot of traveling. So I sent an E- mail which I hope will get read at some point. In the afternoon we went to Toys-R-Us so Bree could use the gift cards she got for her birthday. It was fun riding around the store on my scooter. It has been a fun day with the kids. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

The casino will attract the wrong kind of people? You mean those busloads of senior citizens that no doubt will make its way up to the UP? :-)

5:39 AM  
Anonymous stacy said...

I don't know about the facts running into the rules, but for the last couple of days when I pop in the left edge of your post is under all the stuff in the sidebar. I don't know if it's me or you?

6:31 AM  
Blogger goldennib said...

Geese are very mean. My mother, brother and I were attacked once while walking across a field. Vicious birds.

7:03 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Casinos don't attact the wrong sort of person, they create them ...

10:07 AM  
Anonymous Rhea said...

I think a tagging-free policy is a good one.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Liver certainly isn't good for you, I will attest.

Still sick but coming by to visit.

5:08 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Aaak a Cornish Finn
living in Pigeon Falls.

Dr John, tagging is what we do to criminals and offenders in the uk (instead of giving them prison sentences).

The only problem is young punks and rebels without a cause wear tags on their ankle as a badge of honour.

You know for knocking a granny over and putting her in intensive care just to rob her handbag, for smashing a glass in someones face down the pub and filming it on their mobile, or for breaking and entering into people's homes, or stealing cars for joyriding.

A pity the tags can't give them an electric shock when they breach their curfew or go awol.
They really strut around the streets as if they were prize racing pigeons ... though I dare say one or more of them is good at leggin it from the scene of the crime.

5:08 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

Thanks for suspending part of your policy and telling us a little more about yourself.
I do think you have a good policy. This was my first "tagging" event and we both know several of the people involved so I couldn't resist.
I see that you mention Iron County. Is Iron, Michigan there? My school received a phone call from a very nice lady in Iron yesterday. Good folks live up in the U.P. My current pastor and childhood youth pastor are from up there--both Finns, too. Have a great weekend!

9:13 PM  
Blogger Worldman said...

I had to smile. Because I somehow "suspected" that you are not in the "tagging" business. And then you got "hit" full blast.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

I don't like liver either.

And I agree with you about the geese.


10:21 PM  

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