June 18, 2005

It seems I've been Memed.

Blog-Niece Denise over at A Peek Inside My Mind Tagged me with the Childhood Meme. I've gotta tell you 5 things that I miss about it. Here goes:

1. Family trips. Mom's parents lived up in Upstate New York as well as most of my extended family. Dad's parents lived in Tampa, Florida. We would generally go north in the summer, and south in the winter. Just good quality time spent with family. Can't beat it.

2. I miss the joy that I got from a new book. A collection of Alan Dean Foster's sci-fi stories would take me to that world. The sense of wonder was so deeply instilled in me that I'd just lose myself in the story for hours on end.

3. Learning to code BASIC on a TRS - 80. I've always had an affinity for analysing code-strings and finding where I'd messed it up. It was a fun passtime for me to write a little program that would flash the words in different colors or something like that. Lot's of satisfaction when it finally worked.

4. I miss having Lego "Wars" with my brothers. My Mom crocheted me a winter cap one year that was essentially cone shaped. During the summer, it became my Lego-holster that I'd tie around a belt-loop. That thing carried one helluva lot of Lego's, so running out of ammo wasn't much of an issue for me. Running around the partially finished basement of our house in Georgia dodging, sneak-attacking, and generally being a nuisance to Mom was way more fun than it should have been.

5. I miss our dog Prince. He was an Australian/German Shepherd mix. That was the jumpinest dog I've ever seen. He'd fly right up on the top bunk with us when we called him. I once witnessed him clear a six-foot chainlink fence chasing after a peeping tom that hung around the house. Princey came back about a half hour later with a smile on his face. Old Tom never did come back. We'd be playing frisbee in the back yard, and he'd invariably get ahold of a low throw, and it'd be "off to the races" trying to get our flying disc back. He was a great dog.

That's all I could come up with on short notice.

The rules are as follows. Remove the #1 item from the following list, bump everyone up one place, add your blog to the # 5 spot. You need to actually link to each blogger.

1. One Happy Dog Speaks
2. ArmyWifeToddlerMom
3. Ramblings of an Ordinary
4. A Peek Inside My Mind
5. Closet Extremist

This one has made the rounds of just about everyone I read, so I'll forego passing it on.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at June 18, 2005 02:27 PM
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