Monday, December 31

Habits

Tagged on my habits

Gary tagged me to tell eight random facts or habits about myself. In turn, I need to tag others. The rules, should you decide to accept them: 1 - Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 2 - People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules. 3 - At the end of your blog, you need to choose others to get tagged and list their names. 4 - Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Eight random facts or habits about myself.
I’m more an evening person, who’s therefore more likely to sleep in in the morning. But I’m not totally incorrigible; especially since water restrictions force me rise very early to water the garden veggie patch at least 2 mornings a week.

I like making lists, including the time to complete each task and to tick them off as they are completed

But timekeeping is not my best trait; I am often about 5 minutes late. Even when we have our choir practice at our home the members may be already knocking on the door as I am just finishing my breakfast.

Sometimes I can be easily distracted but when it comes to formal presentations my preference is to be always well prepared.

People think I am usually generous.

I don’t give up easily; rather I will persevere like a dog with a bone. When I badly dislocated my shoulder and fractured my elbow and radial arc I was told golf would never be possible again, but, with the help of a good physio I was soon regularly playing again.

As I have become older (and hopefully wiser) sometimes I’ve become too much of a talk feast.

Singing began formerly for me in my thirties which brought about a change in taste to prefer opera; as it remains, but I also appreciate most musical forms.

I will leave it up to any one reading this post if they would like to be tagged and join in.

8 comments:

grannyfiddler said...

lovely getting to know a few things about you LL. i stopped by your poetry page - wow! especially liked the poem about where thoughts go when blog ceases to exist.

wishing you all good things in the new year

arulba said...

I agree with those who say you are generous. Both in terms of material generosity and spiritual generosity. Your generosity of spirit helped me get through 2005 and I will always love you for that!!

(Not sure I always understand your philosophical positions, though - they still go over my head!! I'd love to sit and partake of the "talk feast" some day.)

Scarlet W. Blue said...

Even people who don't really know you know that you're generous.

I'm an evening person, too. The week after next, I have to start getting up at 5:30 a.m. Wish me luck.

Great list.

Seraphine said...

Lindsay, five minutes isn't late. It's not even fashionably late.

I went to a dance competition once, and after noting the show was an hour late (and my drink melted), I asked waiter about it. He said it started at 7pm "Island Time". The curtain finally opened about 8:30pm.

susan said...

Hello Lindsay,
Greetings from another night person who needs more sleep now than she once did. That time is coming soon but I wanted to come by and say hello before the evening ends.
I'll fix a link to your blog and hope we'll get to share some thoughts on time, space and the wonder of life.
Thanks for your visit.

susan said...

hi Lindsay,
I just read your post about intelligent design and was reminded of Neil Bohr's answer to Einstein's famous comment that he could find no fault in the Theory of quantum mechanics but refused to believe 'that God could play dice with the universe'. Bohr's reminder was that 'you don't have all the information God has'. None of us do but that's what keeps life fascinating, eh?

lindsaylobe said...

Hi granny f, Arulba, Scarlet, Seraphine, Susan.
Thanks for all of your thoughts.
Granny f-Its Interesting to think about our thoughts; the consciousness expressed in abstract languages and stored in computers.
Arulba – I remember 2005 well, I think you showed remarkable courage in handling those difficult situations. As far for philosophical discussions I will keep that in mind.
Scarlet - yet another award for you. Any night person who gets up at 5.30 deserves an OBE (Order of the British Empire).
Seraphine ----Good point! l visited an island once in Kiribita- on the Island of Tarawa where time was only that day – the next day was considered late!
Susan –What a wonderfully eloquent quote. Yes we don’t have the information about the state of a particle or a wave that appears to both one and a duality, but we will never have all of the information to develop a grand uniting theory about everything.

That’s what makes life itself so fascinating, life a miracle?
Best wishes

Gary said...

Very interesting Lindsay (and thanks for responding). I like the balance of keeping lists and marking time... but being late and loving to sing. You're a renaissance man.

I knew you were generous.