Thanks to Sarah at just another day of Catholic pondering for sharing this game. As she says, "it involves two things I really love: words and lists."
Sarah gave me the letter "T".
The rules are simple and easy to understand:
- Comment on this entry and I will give you a letter.
- Write ten words beginning with that letter in your journal, including an explanation of what the word means to you and why.
- Pass out letters to those who want to play along.
Coming up with ten words starting with "T" wasn't easy, but here's my list.
- Technology - I'm enamoured with it. I love my laptop computer, the CD player (and the new iPod), and most of all my digital cameras. When we moved into this new house, I had everything I could possibly ask for except a decent high-speed Internet connection. (DSL showed up 10 months later.) My problem with technology is that I get so wrapped up in how it works that I don't always put it to very good use. My less-technical sister *uses* her home computer much more effectively than do I.
- Travel - Hubby and I enjoy trips in the car, whether short explorations down the country roads near home or ambitious cross-country treks. Last year we drove from Texas to Boise (ID), Albany (NY), Orlando (FL), and Anaheim (CA), as well as numerous trips to Alabama where our daughter was attending Auburn University. This year we've made 2 trips from Texas to Alabama, and next week we leave for Atlanta.
- Text - I read (and read and read)—over 100 books a year. I sporadically post updates to my Reading Blog. The yearly list is usually more up-to-date than the home page.
- Tree - as in Family Tree. I've been an amateur genealogist for 15 years or so. I volunteer at RootsWeb and the USGenWeb Project and occasionally find time to do some research on my own family lines.
- Texas - We've made our home in Texas since 1992. The children were 9, 11, and 13—so for the most part, this is home to them. Hubby and I moved out to a more rural area 18 months ago with J and the boys live down in the DFW area.
- Tesseract - I first ran into this word when I read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. I remain a fan of L'Engle; not only her juvenile fiction, but her fiction for adults and even non-fiction. And, I'm a rabid reader of science fiction.
- Terpsichore - Terpsichore was the Muse of dancing and choral singing. In most choruses, I wind up singing first alto or second soprano, but I'm comfortable in any voice part from tenor through mezzo soprano. I sang for five years with the Bach Festival Society in Florida, and another year with the Dallas Symphony Chorus.
- Teaching - My college degree is in Elementary Education, but I didn't enjoy the classroom. I now employ my teacher training in my career as an IT Specialist. My job entails both formal and informal teaching.
- Thesaurus - I really, really like words. I've been known to sit for hours browsing through the dictionary, just looking for new words. When I'm writing, I have an aversion to using the same word over and over, so I make use liberal use of the thesaurus.
- Television - I admit it, I'm hooked. It doesn't help that I have a hubby who wants the set on during all of his waking hours. I do, however, rely on multiplexing while I watch, so that it's not just an intellectual wasteland. I stitch (cross-stitch and crochet), cruise web sites, check my e-mail (thank goodness for Wi-Fi), or take care of household duties while watching. I'd love to live without the tube, but there are certain shows that I really don't want to miss.
OK, I followed some links backwards from Sarah's posting and found the chain of this meme on the following blogs.
- Sarah's letter "D" on 27 May
- Scott's letter "P" on 25 May
- Julie's letter "C" on 24 May
- Ron's letter "R" on 19 May
- Paul's letter "H" on 13 May
- Mary's letter "L" on 11 May
- Guiness Girl's letter "P" on 9 May
- Martha's letter "H" on 9 May
- Duff's letter "A" on 8 May
- Osbasso's letter "B" on 5 May
- Tish's letter "R" on 4 May
- Gabby's letter "B" on 28 April
- Deb's letter "E" on 26 April
The trail ends here since Leicester-Lad has blocked his journal and restricted it to friends only (which may be a good idea). There are obviously a lot of branches of this meme since several of the players in this chain have passed out a number of letters.
So—if you want to play, post a comment and I'll give you a letter.