Monday, April 7, 2008

I've Been Tagged

Strangers, Lyrics by the Kinks (Video below):
Where are you going I don't mind
I've killed my world and I've killed my time
So where do I go what do I see
I see many people coming after me
So where are you going to I don't mind
If I live too long I'm afraid I'll die
So I will follow you wherever you go
If your offered hand is still open to me
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one

VB's been tagged, by "Here, there, and everywhere" aka Cairogal, and am responding very late

So, here's the deal:
*Post 10 random things about yourself
*Choose 5 people to tag and a reason you chose each person
*Leave them each a comment directing them to your blog so they know they are it
*You can’t tag the person who tagged you (you’ll have to make new friends)
*As a courtesy to the person who tagged you, please let them know when you have posted so they can have the sheer delight and extra work load of reading your answers)

For a little fun, VB has inserted some song lyrics and a video. She hopes it's not against the "rules". Besides it took VB so long to get around to doing it, she felt guilty and thought perhaps more entertainment was needed.

Here's the 10 random "things you don't know about VB" list:

1) VB has lived in: Cincinnati, Columbus, Findlay, and Cleveland Ohio; Sioux City, Iowa; Anchorage, Alaska; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Baku, Azerbaijan; Suffield, Connecticut; Cairo, Egypt; Garrison, New York.
2) VB has been to: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, D.C., Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Indiana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, California, Maryland; Ontario; Greece; U.K; Austria; Germany; Czech Republic; Slovakia; Oman; Azerbaijan; the island of Guernsey; United Arab Emirates; and Egypt.
3) VB worked as a "social worker" for 7.5 years, which is probably why she relates so much to #4. Last position held: Child Abuse and Neglect Investigator.
4) VB's favorite movies are about dysfunctional families: Little Miss Sunshine; The Darjeeling Express - they make VB's family look normal!
5) VB likes gin. Okay, that's not true - VB loves gin!

So you've been where I've just come
From the land that brings losers on
So we will share this road we walk
And mind our mouths and beware our talk
'Till peace we find tell you what I'll do
All the things I own I will share with you
If I feel tomorrow like I feel today
We'll take what we want and give the rest away
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one

6) Even though VB blogs about VW's, her favorite car to drive is her 2005 Mini Cooper S, which is back in the States. It is such a fucking hot car! She's going to get herself killed in it, one of these days (most likely, by air bag smothering.)
7) VB does not have a high school diploma, but she does have a Bachelors in Arts Degree, with a major in Political Science, from a university (yes, it's the real thing).
8) VB is a dog person, but she feeds the feral cats who visit her house in Cairo.
9) VB has a congenital cataract in her right eye, which is farsighted, but she's nearsighted in her left eye.
10) VB is just a rider on this train. She has actually enjoyed the trip, and all the company too.

Holy man and holy priest
This love of life makes me weak at my knees
And when we get there make your play
'Cos soon I feel you're gonna carry us away
In a promised lie you made us believe
For many men there is so much grief
And my mind is proud but it aches with rage
And if I live too long I'm afraid I'll die
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one
Strangers on this road we are on
We are not two we are one

VB's interested in finding out more about these folks, so she's tagging:
Lynda at Lulu's Bay in Cairo
Kaya at abudhabicalling
he and she
Peter at The Road To The Horizon
Elle at C'est la vie

I would've tagged Zeinobia at Egyptian Chronicles and buj from Buj Al Arab, but I think they've already been tagged on this one.

And for a video
The Darjeeling Limited: Strangers, by The Kinks (Lyrics interspersed with VB's list.)