Tagged times two

Rose%20and%20me.jpgI thought I might could just wait it out, but no, now I have been tagged twice with this seven things thing. My fear: there is noone else left in the bloggosphere (blogasphere? bloggingsphere? ) who has not yet had to find seven other bloggers to lead all of you eager readers to.
But no, with two tags -- first by Thelma Smith and then by PaMdora --

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

So, seven facts about myself.

1. I lived for 35 years in the same house, then picked up and moved to the country, Pipe Creek, which has a post office but is not anything incorporated or politically real in terms of elected officials.

2. Our companion animals: Rodeo the border collie, Sam the killer old man cat, Cheech, the indoor Burmese with three legs, Lucky, the kid -- Maine Coon. 

3. I never learned to type until I was a feature writer for a major metropolitan daily.(didn't want to end up a secretary, ever). The most interesting assignment was going out into the middle of the Gulf and watching people scubadive into the Flower Garden Reef, or maybe it was having to learn to rock climb, or the little family circus on the Texas border.

4. My inlaws call me Susiepedia. I think they mean it as a compliment, but I am not certain.

5. I LOVE to take driving vacations with Linda in to Mexico. Mexico is an incredible country with amazing people and breathtaking natural beauty and most Americans -- even most Texans --  never get beyond the resorts.

6. This should be no surprise to anyone who knows me: I am the eldest child, eldest grandchild on both sides. (that is me and my little sister above)

7. In another life,  (maybe my next one) I would be a travel tour organizer or a travel journalist.

 Seven taggees:

Sabrina Zarcos 

In the Mood for Arte 

Gay Pogue 

That's all I can come up with for now. Maybe more later, maybe not. It's kind of annoying to have to do this. Like a chain letter with recipes or underwear or recycled paperbacks. It sortof seems like a good idea at the time, but doesn't quite seem to pay off the way you think it might.. so I hope those I tagged forgive me if they pay any attention.