#1 I cannot tag; that is the humour of it. (to misquote Nym from Henry V)
#2 I love to see the ways my three children are like my husband, and like me. I'm fascinated and embarrassed and impressed and relieved (in different combinations at different moments) by the genetics involved.
#3 My parents' divorce was very painful for me even though I was already 17, and I spent the next few years in college and visiting them on the weekends, watching them do things they regretted even more than the divorce.
#4 My husband is really, really wonderful and he's the sole reason I'm not divorced now, probably. Or the much-bigger part of the shared credit. He's very cool and patient and generous, and his parents are still together after 60 years or so, so maybe it's genetic in his family, which is great for OUR family, then.
#5 The people I love the most are in the SCA, and the people who piss me off the most are also in the SCA, where I've been for over half my life (by the years, not by the hours).
#6 I can't swim. I can spell. I can harmonize with ease in different styles with voice or recorder. I can get words on paper (or into computers and out onto the internet) all kinds of ways, but if swimming is required, someone else has got to do it.
#7 I remember songs I've known since I was very, very young. Things I learned from my two Papaws, and stuff from Captain Kangaroo in the 50's, and songs I learned from my cousins and at church and school and playgrounds. I know dozens of traditional ballads, many with over a dozen verses, and those stay in my head. Numbers generally do not stay in my head.
#8 I was David Bowie's first American fan. This is old news to some, but will be new news to others. I was younger than Holly is now when I wrote to David Bowie and he wrote back and sent me a packet with a newspaper and some photostatic pictures of him and a full-page letter. Check it out: http://sandradodd.com/bowie
Anyone untagged by others who wants to voluntarily claim a tag from this and write eight things should leave a note here saying so, so I can go and read them, but if no one does, I will feel no worse than when I break chain letters, which I have done all my life, and have had very little bad luck of any sort. I have broken my leg twice, but never did a chain letter say "send this or you'll break your leg," so until this very moment I never thought there could be a connection... (Thought another moment; there isn't.)