Saturday, January 06, 2007
Hey, blog meme (heh: my first chapbook, 2004, was titled Meme Me Up, Scotty!, so I'm sorta ready for this, ya kno?)!
hmmmm. blog meme going around. i'm kind of fascinated by the phenomenon of a meme. and this one regards 'little known things about you (or me, the poetry-blog-person)'. i'm tagged for it by my friend Tim Peterson at Mappemunde. so here goes:
5 little known things about this poetry-blog-person:
1. i lived in a 10 ft Silverstream trailer twice in my life for more than a year each time: the first time was at Grand Canyon's Tent City on South Rim. i had a calico cat named kitty. i ate a lot of pinto beans and cheese crisps, worked as a waitress in a Mexican family's cafe and as bartender in a cowboy place where we had to duck frequently because big fights broke out and the law was an hour away. i listened to a lot of kris kristofferson, emmylou harris, and bob dylan. just like a lot of other people i knew.
2. the second time was later, in a tiny plot of private land amidst the public lands of red rocks in Sedona, Arizona (just south of town, off HWY 64). my baby girl slept in a bassinet. instead of television (we didn't have one) she watched an elegant pink/white/black speckled spider weave a tremendous web out her (closed) window everyday. the web attached from the window to the patch of dense bamboo that shadowed the trailer. the web quivered with every wisp of breeze, or bamboo mouse twitter.
3. while a kid, i played the violin for several years.
4. i like water well enough, but not deep water, and i don't swim well. therefore, was terrified on a somewhat rough sailboat ride once between Newport Beach, CA, and Catalina Island. then repeat: again, on the way back.
5. i spent several Decembers trout fishing at Phantom Ranch, the confluence of the Colorado and Phantom Creek at the bottom of Grand Canyon (not recently), and once, hiked out on Kaibab Trail to South Rim after it had snowed up top. the snow drifts in the shade across the last third of the trail were from mid-calf to above the knee. there was a lot of mud and mule crap. but the sun was warm. it was awesome.
6. i weighed 6 lbs at birth. oops, that's one too many memes . . .
so, how about hearing from the following folks i'm tagging: (will be adding these tonight as i'm now called away from the computer)
thanks, Tim, for giving me the opportunity to think about these odd everyday things again.
and, as ever, thanks for reading!