Wednesday, June 20, 2007

7 & 7

I've been tagged! Thanks, Janie, I was beginning to wonder when I'd post again.

I'm supposed to name 7 random things about me and then tag 7 others (and I don't care if you have already done it, if I tag you, you have to do it again and of course, because these are random things, you must name 7 more random things).

#1 - 7 is my favorite number. It is also God's favorite number (if you don't believe me, just check out the, not as in "check it out at the library" but open it and start'll see). This year my birthday falls on 07-07-07 which is just really cool. I wonder how I'll spend it. I've no plans but I'm sure God does.

#2 - I've never drunk a "7&7" (that is a mixed drink, isn't it?) but maybe I should. For my birthday. ;-)

#3 - I cry everytime I watch a horse race or the Olympics (pretty much during any individual sport...running, swimming, bicycling...but not team sports, well, maybe curling). Everytime. I can't help myself. Did anyone watch this year's Belmont Stakes? I accidentally landed on the channel and stuck around long enough to watch the race (and what a race it was....the first filly to win in over 100 years and neck and neck at the end!) I had warned my husband there would be tears if we watched it, but he still seemed shocked when my face was soaked in tears at the end. Sobbing, I was.

#4 - I'm a color fanatic. I love to pick out colors...painting the house, clothing, artwork, beadwork, you name it. Certain colors and color combinations make me very happy. It's like aromatherapy only with colors instead of aromas...duh. If I could find a way to harness my admiration of art and colors in such a way as to make a living doing it, that would be my calling. But alas, there is no advanced degree in "Colors."

#5 - I am a realist. I take life as it comes and am not usually disappointed. I don't come across as a bubbly optimist, but I'm not a gloom and doom pessimist either. I've learned not to set my hopes too high (the best things in life are unplanned and unexpected) and I try to find the good in bad situations. Sometimes, this means I am slow to make decisions and take actions that might improve my circumstances. I have a very high tolerance for pain. ;-)

#6 - I have a serious fear of public speaking but I enjoy teaching, and if I'm teaching a subject that I enjoy, it doesn't bother me to stand up in front of a big room full of people. I'm not one who can get up and do stand-up routines or anything, but if you're a serious student, I can be a mostly serious and (I think) pretty good teacher. My dad was once a professor, so I think I inherited some of his teaching genes. Maybe I missed this calling.

#7 - I am a perfectionist about many things (don't you know that when you make the bed, the quilt pattern goes like this?!) but planning is not one of them. I do not like planning and for the most part, I do not plan much. When I make plans, I only take pleasure in knowing that God is laughing. So in the absence of plans, I've perfected the art of worrying. I attribute this to my mother who is the world's best worrier. It is only a matter of years before I become my mother.

Now, I tag all of these fine people...

John B



At 8:42 PM, June 20, 2007, Blogger Rach said...

Really random list - Neat! I already had your birthday marked in my calendar :P It falls on the same day as our Church concert btw!

At 8:53 PM, June 20, 2007, Blogger Janie said...

Awesome, Gwynne.

(random addition to my crying fact...I'm with ya at the horse races. I cry, too.)

(it may be hormonal)


At 10:50 PM, June 20, 2007, Blogger Eric said...

Crying at horse races

Yeah, it may be hormonal, but it may also indicate that you should stay away from the betting window next time. ;-)

Seems like there would be a calling for a Colors Specialist, sort of like a feng shui consultant. Maybe you just need to create the profession. In any event, you might enjoy playing around with kuler, Adobe's semi-experimental color palette creation website.

At 6:47 AM, June 21, 2007, Blogger beth said...

I'm a big fan (well, "big fan" is a relative term as I have one maybe twice a year, but they're yummy!) of the Jack & 7 or Crown & 7. Haven't heard of 7&7, but if they make one, I need to try it. Just cause. Also, The 77s are a great Christian band. (No, it's not always an oxymoron.)

I will do this today. Just as soon as I come up with something random to say. :)

At 9:27 AM, June 21, 2007, Blogger DarkoV said...

Seven it is.
Self-observed truths, heavy on the "self" aspect.

At 4:22 PM, June 21, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

Rachel, did you play already? Consider yourself tagged also. ;-)

you should stay away from the betting window next time.

I wouldn't have a clue what to do if I found myself at the betting window. Janie knows what I'm talking about...I can't quite explain it, but it has something to do with those poor horses working their butts off! ;-)

Beth, I just checked and "7" is short for Seagrams 7 Crown, so this must be what you've been drinking for years. ;-)

At 11:46 AM, June 25, 2007, Blogger John B. said...

I'll be posting my list later today. It'll take a while, seeing as I lead a fairly colorless life.

At 12:36 PM, June 25, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

John, take your time. We'll wait. ;-)

At 10:51 PM, June 26, 2007, Blogger Cowtown Pattie said...

Kman and I were channel surfing and came upon the Belmont just seconds before the starting gates opened.

I knew nothing about nada in terms of who the horses/jockeys were. I had no idea a filly was running.

As was habit when my dad was alive, we'd each pick a horse and compete against each other for the Derby, and all the others.

When the horses burst out onto the track, I immediately spotted the very pretty chestnut red horse with the red saddle blanket. I "picked" that one and Kent selected the horse that actually came in fifth or so.

I was tickled pink when "my" horse won, and then shocked to learn "he" was a "she"

Too bad I didn't bet the farm on her...maybe dad was trying to send me insider info *grin*

At 9:51 AM, June 27, 2007, Blogger Gwynne said...

CP, that's how we ended up watching as surfing. And she was my pick also...being #7 and all (you and I could have cleaned house)! ;-) My husband's pick was "I'm A Wild And Crazy Guy" (because well, that probably requires no explanation) and he came in a lollygagging last. Heh. :-)

So did you also cry when she won? Is this a girl problem, or is it just me and Janie?

At 5:46 AM, June 28, 2007, Anonymous Winston said...

Good list, Gwynne. I was also tagged by Janie and finally got it done, so I'm just out poking around to see what her other tagees did. Come on over and check out mine...

Happy soon to be birthday on 7-7-7. Good thing you were not bone on June 6 last year!

At 2:37 AM, November 03, 2008, Blogger John said...

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