Sunday, October 26, 2008


I've been tagged by Hollie at to list six interesting things about myself.

"Interesting" is such a subjective term. What I think is interesting may be quite blase` to you, and more to the point, I can't think of anything about myself that I would consider to be interesting to y'all. But then, that is what everyone says when they do this exercise and I have yet to read one that I thought was uninteresting, so here goes.....

  1. I do not have TV. That is, I have a television, but no signal of any kind. We cancelled our satelite a few months ago because the TV (as in stations) just never came on. But I love to watch old TV shows on DVD. My favorites are The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, WKRP, and Mary Tyler Moore. Also Barney Miller. These shows make me laugh out loud - even when I am by myself. True comedy. I love to be made to laugh. My other favorite, which is not a comedy, is The Waltons. I feel like John and Olivia and their children are part of my own family.
  2. I am a Christian, a follower of Jesus, a child of God but I do not go to church and haven't (regularly) for about 15 years. In my previous church life, my husband and I were: Youth Pastors, Music pastors, Associate pastors, Small Group leaders, and my hubby was in charge of the sound system. All these jobs were volunteer (most were simultaneous). It took about 10 years to feel comfortable with myself without one of these "titles" attached to me because my identity had become so wrapped up in what I "did".
  3. Until 2006, the farthest I had travelled was to BC, Washington and California. Since then, I have driven through MOST of the states, LIVED in Louisiana, and traveled to England. Quite a change. I wish I could do more traveling........(musing)...Maybe if Vinjelu and Kathryn become famous, Jim and I can travel with them - they'll need a nanny after all, and Jim knows how to mix sound..... Of course, they would have to pretty famous to afford us! LOL
  4. The summer before I started grade 7, I read a book a day for the whole summer. My usual spot for reading was in the huge maple tree in our front yard.
  5. My name is legally spelled K A R E N. When I was 15, I saw the spelling K A R Y N and thought it looked much prettier so I started signing my name with the 'y'(besides, there were lots of Karens but I knew of no Karyns). I sign all legal documents, including cheques with an 'e' and all things personal with a 'y'. The funny thing is, I never have to think "Now, make sure you use an 'e' instead of a 'y'"....... But I am the only person who ever uses an 'e' for my name. Even my mother writes my name with a 'y'.
  6. I was not allowed to go to school dances in Junior High. The first school dance I went to was the fall dance in Grade 10. I felt like a 'bad girl' being least, at first I did. I felt like a 'mean girl' when I ditched the dork that had monopolised all my dances in the first set. The next guy to ask me to dance was NOT a dork....he was a hunk. I did not mind at all that he monopolized all the rest of my dances. In fact, he has monopolized the rest of my life - I have been married to him for almost 32 years. And he is still a hunk.

Now, I don't know if any of that is interesting to anyone, but now you know 6 things about me that I don't think I've included anywhere else on this blog.

Now, it is my turn to tag.........Lyn, Crystal, Lisa, Skye (I don't think I've seen this tag on your posts yet)


new*me said...

Very interesting! SO cool about your name ;)

Mrs. Skye-Lynn Young said...

Actually Karyn, I was tagged just 4 days ago! Scroll down on my page a little ways and you'll get to it. Thanks for thinking of me though, I'm honored!

And yours was very interesting! I loved it!

Wow, no tv. I just can't imagine. I love HGTV way too much! And don't mention Brothers & Sisters and The Biggest Loser! lol

I'm also a Christian, but don't belong to a church any more. I was born and raised Catholic, but distanced myself a couple of years ago. That's a whole another story of it's own!

My husband was born and raised Baptist and about 4 months ago he rejoined the church.

My daughter is the reason he did so. It's kind of weird because so far she had been baptized Catholic and raised as such. But then, because of me, we had quit going to church all together.

Then she started attending Bible Study with some of her friends at the church my husband was raised and encouraged us to attend Revival one night.

My husband and I both went and surprisingly, my husband re-joined church that night. He has faithfully attended service ever since. So has my daughter. In fact, my daughter even joined the choir and my husband was the Master of Ceremonies this morning. The celebrated the Church's Anniversary.

I go from time to time. It's hard for me, although I'm a firm believer, I have big issues with churches.

What part of Louisiana did you live in? I'm in the south, about 60 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico!

My husband was just asking me last night if he could use his middle name Ross instead of his first name Ernest! I told him I thought he could personally, but not on anything legal. He said he's going to think about it. Why after 30 years, I have no idea!

We also have another thing in common. Reading! I absolutely love it! Right now I'm hooked on Karen Kingsbury. Have you read any of her work?

Oh goodness, after all I wrote, it's almost as long as a Tag! Sorry! I do tend to get carried away from time to time!

It's was great meeting you and I look forward to following you along your journey in life!

Karyn said...

Thanks, Skye, for your note... I'll just answer your question about Louisiana....We lived just outside Bossier City in what used to be called Red Chute but is now called Haughton - just passed Harrah's, if you know the area. We spent the winter there. We took one road trip south to the gulf coast then follwed the southernmost road west to Galveston. We really enjoyed our winter there!

butterfly said...

Your Interesting things are interesting indeed!

Probably best to not have cable. I blame commercial breaks on my weight gain- all the trips to the fridge.

32 years. Amazing. You don't hear 32 weeks these days it seems.

nmburleson said...

I think all those things are interesting! Can really see a difference in your pictures!

Lyn said...

Hey is that ME you tagged??


I love the story about your name. Cool :)

Karyn said...

Yes, Lyn....that's you I tagged. :)