Dying Man’s Daily Journal – trying this tagging

I have been tagged by my friends Grace and Sandy will give it a go.

* We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.

* Players start 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 post, 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.

Random fact #1. My father was married and divorced before he met my mother. During WW11, while in England and through that marriage had a son and a daughter. I have a half brother and sister living now in South Africa. It is only in recent years I have actually met my brother Bryan and his wonderful wife Vicky. My sister Anita, I still have not had the pleasure of meeting but am hoping.

Random fact #2. I have scandalized and embarrassed many of members of my family. For years I had a toilet bowel brush laying beside the bed. OK, it had never actually been anywhere close to a toilet. But those nylon bristles and long handle certainly made for an excellent back scratcher.

Random fact #3. I once performed live in a Toronto restaurant/bar as “a belly dancer”. A group of us serious banker types had gone to eat at a traditional Greek restaurant. Before you get ahead of me, this was not a strip club or anything like that, it was quite fancy and respectable but they did have traditional belly dancers. Dancers started on a small stage then danced their way around the room past each table. This I was not aware of prior to our arrival, although even if I had known I would have just thought BONUS. I definitely did not know that one of the dancers liked to pick out a particular man, then wrap one of her veils around his neck and drag him up on stage to dance with her. Yup, it was me and I did try to give it my best shot. I am sure many of my movements were entirely new to the art of the belly dance and I may have even set the art of the belly dance back several hundred years. My friends all assured me I had done and excellent job, but were unable to control their laughter for quite some time. Hmm.

Random fact #4. The working life of a banker is not always as quiet and boring as I am sure many think. I once had the occasion to be punched straight in the mouth. Looks can be deceiving. On the outside she appeared to be the sweetest little grandma anyone could ask for. But, do I have a story that could go with that.Random fact

#5. I am to short for my weight, I am vertically challenged.

Random fact #6. In music I don’t like jazz or rap. I really do like country and almost everything from the 60’s. Does that age me a little?

Random fact #7. I occasionally scribble down a few lines I call poetry. Not sure if anyone else would consider it that.

Random fact #8. I proposed to Vi with one of my “poems” by way of an email. There is a story that goes with that.

Man, now comes the hard part, who among all my blogging friends would I like to learn more about. The answer to that is easy, everyone. So I am tagging everyone. Here by the rules I am limited to 8 so here we go. I hope I get all this linking stuff correct.

Mel, Babychaos, Natasha, Enreal, Ruby, Kelly

Charles, Miriam

This has I think been the hardest post I have done. I had to try and organize thoughts instead of just starting to ramble and go to what ever comes to mind. A good lesson or reality check for me on how hard it has become to concentrate to write something in an organized fashion. Grace & Sandy thank you for asking me to do this.

18 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – trying this tagging

  1. babychaos says:

    I’m massively flattered, it may take me a day or two to come up with something suitably lateral but I will get working on it, like now!



  2. pradapixie says:

    I got tagged last week and did my 7 required of me. So I think to do it again this week might be a bit of overkill. But thanks so much for tagging me.
    One interseting fact to leave you with though is i’m going to the seaside in the morning for a long weekend , going to stay with wonderful friends So won’t be back till Sunday.
    So be good in the meantime.

  3. pradapixie says:

    Now that’s synchronicity I’m commenting on you as you are to me, so see above answer.

    But to give you another fact, the canal incident is the second time I’ve tried to kill myself in a canal. Other one was when i was in a boat in a tunnel and it caught fire, when i was 19.

  4. radiantwoman says:

    8 random facts? I can’t even think of one. Give me time to recuperate of the second time of tagging in my blogging career and I will get you 8 things.

  5. reggiehudson says:

    Man oh man…..I would’ve loved to seen the belly dancing routine. For all those who don’t know ….Bill has recently acquired a “Pimp Daddy Hat”. I’d love to see a belly dancer pose with the “Pimp Daddy Hat”! Brother, if I put up a post of me and all my grand kids wearing “Pimp Daddy Hats” in the next few days…I expect a returned favor.
    Pradapixie…………Listen to words above from Bill’s Post……..Life………. Is Good.

    I ain’t kidding…I want to see the picture.

    Your Brother,

  6. ceeque says:

    Hi Bill….thanks for the `tag`….I think.! 8 random`s?? Well, that should take a while…!!
    Yeah, you belly-dancing would have been a sight to see!
    …I think we blokes should ALL get “Pimp Daddy Hats” and form some kind of club! The ladies can join too!!! 🙂

  7. Irene says:

    Dear Bill,
    It’s been a while since I last checked out the blog!!! It’s been crazy busy at the school but now that the holiday has started, I hope to catch up. It sure is good to know that all is OK with you and that you’re still in “the fight”!

    I’ll need some time to recuperate and “heal”, but I’ll check back on a more regular basis starting ASAP. Glad to be back and hope that you and Vi are looking forward to a wonderful summer!

    Peace to you always, Wiseman.

  8. Simonne says:

    BILL!! Number 2 is TOTALLY hilarious!!!!

  9. mel says:

    Oh NO!! RULES!!!!!!!! Ack. LOL I so SUCK at rules.

    …k…..I’ll try to be ‘good’ and play by the rules.
    I’m touched you’d ask, sir.
    (I’m a bit touched, period! LOL)

    Yep…..lemme start to compile that list JUST AS SOON AS I check out the possibility of our bathroom brush being suitable for the Brit to use as a back scratcher! (note that’s for himself and NOT ME! LOL)

  10. enreal says:

    Bill thanks for the tag. It made me think and realize some important things about myself. So there it is, check it out.

  11. enreal says:

    Oh and by the way, I love your list!!! Thanks for sharing, you made me smile and think about life.

  12. You have certainly led an interesting life Bill. I look forward ot reading more about it.

  13. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I had a great holiday.

  14. RubyShooZ says:

    Hm. I go away for a day or two and look what happens. Since I’m not here until next week, you’ll have to wait til then for me to get to thinking about this seriously. Things have been a bit overwhelming here.

    Love to all and thanks.

  15. mel says:

    *sending positive thoughts to Ms. Ruby*

    Mine’s up, Bill!

  16. […] 10th, 2007 by RubyShooZ Well, Bill has “tagged” me here and says I have to follow the rules but it strikes me as a sort of chain letter so I’m […]

  17. […] Bill tagged me a while ago. He says he tagged me because he wants to learn something about me, which is clearly […]

  18. Bill, I’m very flattered that you tagged me. I wish we could discuss our list of 8 in person. Alas, we will continue to rely on this helpful but imperfect tool to communicate…My very best to you.

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