Ritual Confessions

March 14, 2008

Tagged! (And no longer a “tag” virgin)

Filed under: Uncategorized — elissakaren @ 3:56 am

Two days ago, in my comment section, there was one word from Shawn: tag. I’m so new to blogging that I had no idea what that meant. It wasn’t until I visited her site last night, to read her latest post, that I understood that I was finally being involved in one of these chain-mail-type writing assignments that pervade the blogosphere. I found this very exciting, as I’d never been tagged before but have envied others who are tagged routinely — as it seems the easiest solution to my nightly quandary of what the hell do I write about now?

So: here are the rules. I have to post five links to previous entries.

The first one must be about family. The following is a link to a post about my mother:

https://elissakaren.wordpress.com/2008/01/23/martin-luther-king-jr-and-my-mother/

The second must be about friends. This is a link to a post about my friend Jen — aptly titled My friend Jen:

https://elissakaren.wordpress.com/2008/02/10/my-friend-jen/

The third is supposed to be about me. I guess my first post was meant to be somewhat introductory. Besides, it’s brief, and if anyone’s actually reading these, it seems only courteous to keep them minimal. So I’ll cite that one:

https://elissakaren.wordpress.com/2008/01/02/resolution-for-2008/

The fourth link has to be about something I love. My Valentine’s Day post comes immediately to mind; it’s almost an apologia for the holiday:

https://elissakaren.wordpress.com/2008/02/15/the-valentine-enthusiast-and-things-my-exes-said/

The fifth can be anything I want. For some reason, I feel like making it a post about my husband, depicting two scenes I found humorous:

https://elissakaren.wordpress.com/2008/01/28/a-first/

Now, according to the second set of rules, I have to tag five other people, two of whom are new acquaintances so that we may get to know each other better.

My first new acquaintance will be Corina (http://corinajoyc.wordpress.com/) who is as interesting as she is kind.

My second new acquaintance is Square1 (http://fancifulmuse.blogspot.com/), who was introduced to me by David Rochester just last night. She left some wonderfully astute and thoughtful comments for me this morning, and I very much look forward to reading her blog in more depth.

Now, for old friends. I don’t have many old friends in the blogosphere. Basically, David (http://davidrochester.wordpress.com/) is the only one, and if I know him at all, he will spit in my eye when he receives this tag. And probably won’t play. Oh well.

Due to the above-mentioned shortage of old friends, I’m forced to choose folks who regularly comment on David’s blog. Modesty Press (http://modestypress.wordpress.com/) comments with such regularity and often at such length that he feels like an old friend. Plus, he’s fun.

Finally, another favorite from the Quotidian Vicissitudes site is Smiler (http://fromsmilerwithlove.blogspot.com/), even though I’ve never formally introduced myself to her. Smiler, I like what you’ve had to say at QV, and I hope you won’t mind being tagged.

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4 Comments »

  1. You’re probably right that I won’t play, although since it’s you who asked, I’ll consider it more seriously than I would normally be inclined to do. 🙂

    Comment by davidrochester — March 14, 2008 @ 4:09 am

  2. I’m so glad you enjoyed doing this!

    I love revisiting your articles, and hadn’t seen the first one before.

    Comment by Shawn W — March 14, 2008 @ 4:25 am

  3. Okay. I guess there’s no getting out of this one. Wanda tagged me with the same meme a few days ago and I haven’t done it so I guess I’ll do it soon and it will fill both tags.

    BTW, I posted the first part of the story I referred to in Catching Fire. Part 2 will go up soon. I’m thinking I may not post it til Sunday or Monday, but it will be soon.

    Comment by Corina — March 14, 2008 @ 4:59 am

  4. Thanks Elissa, I didn’t think anyone bothered reading my long rambling comments, so I’ll do it because you asked so nicely. Not sure I’ll be able to tag others since I was bombarded with memes a few months ago and nearly lost all my blog friends for it (not really, but you can imagine). I’ll let you know when I’ve done it and will be back to read your links too.

    Comment by Smiler — March 14, 2008 @ 5:22 am


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