Monday, June 11, 2007


I've been tagged by PJ. Here's what I have to do:
*I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
*Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
*People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
*At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
*Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1. My favorite scotch is Balvenie Doublewood, but I can't afford it, so if you can and want to send me a nice gift, now you know.

2. I had never driven a stick shift when I bought my first car at age 26, so a friend had to test drive it for me. My new car is the first car I've bought since that wasn't a manual.

3. I once went to a Barry Manilow concert.

4. The musician I have seen most often in concert is Bruce Cockburn.

5. The best concert ever was Bruce Springsteen in the Olympic Stadium in Munich on his "Born in the USA" tour.

6. My 8 y.o. has a much nicer website than mine.

7. I used to fantasize about being a Broadway star, but somewhere along the way I developed a vocal cyst and now I periodically lose my voice completely for periods of days to months (very bad for a preacher). The times I lose it always are when I am going through a big transition (to college, to ministry, to marriage, etc.) so I'm expecting it to go any day now. The cyst is subtle neither in its appearance (comes when I'm trying to find my new voice) nor in its leaving. Last time I got my voice back mid-way through a Pentecost service.

8. I'm a one-to-one 8 with a strong 7 wing on the enneagram and an ENFJ on the Myers-Briggs.

OK, I don't really even know 8 bloggers to tag but I'll try some that I think don't respond to this sort of thing and see what happens:

Laura C. (to coax her back into blogging)
Grandmere Mimi


Diane said...

Ofk, no I've been tagged by TWO people... so do I have to do it twice???

(I hope not.)


pj said...

I've got no idea what #8 means, but I hope it isn't serious or contagious.

I'm sorry to hear about the vocal cyst. Unsubtle indeed, and clearly aggravated by stress. I wonder if there's a form of yoga that would help with that(?) Or maybe just some extra Balvenie Doublewood. :)

lj said...

Diane, No, it just means you can go to bed tonight knowing you are twice as popular as some of us.

PJ, How about watching other people do yoga while drinking BD?

Which brings to mind one of my favorite Bek comics from the New Yorker. Two professional types walking down city street, one saying to the other, "I find the yoga helps me be more irritating."

Ed said...

Great list; naturally I love that there's so much MUSIC on it! Stick shifts rule! The vocal cyst doesn't. It really sucks, in fact. I don't imagine my old fall-back of scream therapy would help much...

As for #8, I'm INTJ. I hope this will not be an issue in our relationship :-)

pj said...

All right. Obviously I'm going to have to Google this stuff.

pj said...

Okay. I'm an INFP, according to a repetitive, 53-question test. I'm not very organized! I value solitude! So be nice to me (because I'm also very emotional) and then please go away.

Here comes the smiley. Wait for it...


lj said...

Ed and PJ, We're all "n." Intuitively, we knew we liked each other right away. I'm actually very close on the I/E scale. I wonder if bloggers are more likely to introverts, since it's a way of connecting that doesn't require leaving one's home or using too much extroverted energy? But I'm sure MP is an E. Big ole extrovert, I bet.

Ed. re: music, I started down that road and realized all 8 points were going to be music if I didn't control myself. Maybe we could do a tag all about church music. Or broaden it a bit and include jewish cantor music, hindi kirtan, sufi whirling dervish stuff. (obviously, I'm out of my league here ...)

Magdalene6127 said...

From this E/INFP, thanks for the tag! I will get to it tomorrow... frantically writing a sermon at the moment!

Keep your throat very moist. Warm but not hot liquids are best. When you feel stress, try to put some space between you and talking (pause, go away, hole up). Try not to talk on the phone in the car, or to sing in the car-- you don't realize how much extra vocal strain goes into talking/ singing over the hum. Um, I guess that's all I know from years of dealing with occasional laryngitis.

Oh, and if it persists, get thee to the dr. Quickly.



Diane said...

Ok, I did it... couldn't find 8 people (quite) so I'm not sure that I'm that popular (just some sort of cosmic convergence). Oh, I'm an "N" too, INFP, though. And I have no clue about the Enneagram. But LOVE Bruce Cockburn.