Tagged while I wasn't looking

    Dang, looks like I was blog-tagged in January, and I just found out by accident. Apparently Jeff Pulver is credited with starting blog-tag, a game like the kids game of tag, but based on blogs and 5 things about yourself. This is an effort to engage bloggers in getting to know more about each other, beyond what they normally blog about. I might never have known I was tagged, and I still haven't figured out how one is supposed to know they have been tagged, except I was curious about a friend who I knew was attempting to start blogging. I couldn't recall his url, so I did a search on his name in the Sun blog site.

    I found him easy enough, but also noted the other entries that showed up, since he only has 1 posting so far. Turns out he was mentioned in other peoples blogs, which got me wondering if any one had mentioned me (kinda an off shoot of self-Googling :-). Well, I've posted a tad more than my friend Jeff Reilly, so I had to page through several pages of my entries before I came to a posting with my name not done by me. And, lo and behold, there I was, listed as someone being tagged by Proponere on January 25th 2007.

    Now I guess I've got to list 5 things about myself, and then tag 5 bloggers. Hmmm, suppose Jonathan Schwartz has been tagged. :-)

My 5 things :

  • 1) I earned the Presidential Fitness Award, now the President's Challenge, for rollerskating, signed by Jimmy Carter.
  • 2) I was raised on bathing with Ivory Soap, which may not have been the best thing for my the eczema of my youth.
  • 3) I took bagpipe lessons for a while. I may again.
  • 4) I played the role of Merlin in the Cumberland Company for the Performing Arts production of Camelot. Not the only role I've had with CCPA, for sure. Not even in that show.
  • 5) I like doing string figures. Did you know that most cultures have their own string figures? They are often used in telling stories. Also handy for entertaining children. :-)

Tagging (you're it, folks):

Comments:

And we played the game while you weren't looking as well...

http://blogs.sun.com/ThinGuy/entry/finally_tagged

http://blogs.sun.com/christophersaul/entry/tagged

Posted by ThinGuy on August 26, 2007 at 06:03 AM EDT #

Well, I'll admit to being only a casual reader of Chris' blog, but I thought I was a religious reader of yours. I certainly am now that I have your blog in my Google Reader. Wonder how I missed that one. And to think I momentarily thought it might be a good idea to search my victims blogs to see if they had been tagged before. :-) Does this mean I have to go back and tag someone else? No, I recall someone else re-tagging someone, so you guys are on the hook to come up with 5 more things. And Chris had better tag someone this time. :-)

Posted by Perley on August 26, 2007 at 06:18 AM EDT #

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