Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tag...I'm it!

I have officially been tagged by my fellow woodsman Eric! So the deal is that I have to share 8 interesting things about myself and tag 8 more people...why not! I can easily share 8 things, hopefully you will find them interesting! :)

1. My FAVORITE thing to do is take a nap on a rock in the sun. I am a lazy hiker in that if I am walking along and see a big rock, I am going to take a nap on that rock! I don't know why, I just love the feeling of the sun on my skin out in the middle of nowhere! My ideal vacation will always be climbing and camping.

2. I am officially an expert on North American deciduous trees and Peregrine Falcon behavior and ecology (here I am hard at work). Although I may be a tad rusty, I was paid to get my Master's by teaching tree identification courses at the University of Kentucky and could easily identify 100 or so species of trees and their Latin names and I can also walk into a forest and know which birds are there by their song...I know, I am a huge bird and tree nerd!

3. I listen to french pod casts hoping one day I will be fluent through the process of osmosis.

4. My new favorite toy is my holga. These are a few snaps from my last few trips to Nevada, Silvercrest (family spot in WI) and San Fransisco.

5. For my high school graduation my mom said she would take us anywhere we want to go, my sister chose Bermuda. I chose middle of nowhere Idaho to chase mountain lions as part of an Earthwatch expedition. The first trip wasn't enough so I went back two years later and collared 2 mountain lions in an effort to help study predator prey relationships in that area of their range.

6. I am training to climb Mt. Rainier next year as hopefully my first in several mountaineering trips.

7. I think I must have been a cat in my past life because I am absolutely fascinated with everything my cat George does. I think I could watch him for hours on end and not get bored but, I also have this thing about watching behavior patterns :)

8. I want to go to France. Bad.

In an effort to not double tag I chose some people that I just love for many reasons and who don't just have picture blogs so hopefully we will get some info out of them!

Amanda Hein I just love this girl!
KMo Who could get enough
Becca Spears my KC girl, share your words with us :)
Tyler Wirken come on, you know you were up next ;)
Ray and Erwin I know you have some interesting things to share!
James Walters This guy is the ....
Anna K needing to be tagged on her new amazing blog!
Jesh We all need something deep to keep us from being too surfacy ;)

I don't know if any of these guys watch my blog but I am always checking them out!

Hopefully this was as fun of a distraction for you as it was for me :)


becca said...

Tina, my dear, thanks for the tag. I will get to it next week.
Your holga images are wonderful. I LOVE the top one and would like to hang it in my home :)


LaCour said...

You are an amazing woman! Not that I will ever find myself tagging lions, but you are very inspirational in everything that you're capable of. And in the ways you continue to push yourself. Thanks for sharing, Tina! ~ Erin

jimmywatters said...

Wow! This is cool when you get to learn all about your friends, and find out things you would have never dreamed.

I love your work and you are on my blog stalker short list!

I guess I'll play again, watch the blog.