Nobody Loves Me, Nobody Tagged Me For Five Things... by Paula Neal Mooney
So there's this game called "Five Things" floating around the blogosphere. The gist of "Five Things" is that bloggers tag their blogging friends to reveal "Five Things You May Not Know About Me" on their blogs.
I've been reading about all these folks getting tagged by their cyber-buddies to play "Five Things" while waiting like the gangly, clumsy kid I was in this pic on July 31, 1975, in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago (thank you in heaven, Mommy, for writing detailed and intriguing descriptions on the back of our photos). I feel like the 6-year-old I was, waiting for some super-athlete to choose me for his team in grade school.
Five Things is growing and growing, as a quick peek into Google blog search has revealed. Loek Bakker "tagged" Joe McKendrick , whose fellow ZDNet bloggers Ed Bott and Mary Jo Foley also played Five Things.
And here's big shiny foreheaded Paula, still waiting to be tagged to play the fun Five Things. Meanwhile, Brian Leonard tagged Charles Ditzel and Charles in turn tagged John, Erwin, Matt, Sandip and Craig. Russell Arben Fox tagged Peter Levine.
Don't mind me...
Charles Nutter tagged Pat Eyler with the Five Things meme...
I'm not waiting on a lady. I'm just waiting for a tag...
And Rob Darrow gave thanks to Justin Ashworth over at School Libraryland for tagging him. Rob was nice enough to tag: Jackie at Library Advocate, Michael at Information Literacy Land of Confusion, Brian at the Laughing Librarian, Hall at Media Matters, and Tim at Education/Technology.
Finally, the wisdom of Proverbs 18:24 came to me:
"A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly..."
So I decided to do what Rick Huey did when he learned about Five Things from Jeff Pulver's Blog at Blog-Tag: A Game for a Virtual Cocktail Party. He tagged his own friends, Karin - The Kiss Business Too, Neville Medhora - Neville's Financial Blog, Clance Mcclannahan - ChurchOfTheGreatOval, Steve Pavlina - StevePavlina.com and Valeria Maltoni - Conversation Agent and stopped waiting around like a lonely girl on prom night, or this photo of me in June 1978, waiting for the bus for a field trip to Gurnee, Illinois, to "Greater" America (as my 5th-grade Social Studies teacher always called it, prompting howls of snickers from us kids. I always thought I looked high here, but I was only nine, people!
Right now I'm tagging five of my cyber-friends for the Five Things fun:
1 - Tara Pringle
2 - Bonnie Calhoun
3 - Scott Nance (here's your opportunity to put some personal stuff on your blog, Scott!)
4 - Peter Mooney
5 - Tisha! from Brussels, Belgium
6 - Yes, yes...I know you're only supposed to do five things but my buddy Laura Spencer is so cool and supportive of me, I've gotta learn five things about her, too!
7 - And I saved God's perfect #7 for my sweet sister-in-law Chi (and brother-in-law K) to blog about five things I may not know about them and all their clothing brands -- among them Wild Wild Clothing, which this model is sporting.
Okay, you guys are tagged for Five Things! I'll start thinking of my Five Things for a hopefully not-so-distant (you like me, you really like me -- don't you?) post.
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