Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"My Pocketful of Sunshine" tagged me!!!

Can you believe the nerve of this sunny lady? ;) Just teasin'

Ok, so you all know the rules... Tell 7 (things you don't know about me), Tag 7 (other lucky, unknowing participants).

1) I am currently wearing a ridiculous pair of shockingly-electric pink, velourish pants that I picked up for a "Retro-Ball" last summer (they were the most awful, "not me" things I could find and I've grown to love them). THAT's a confession!

2) I am a certified SCUBA diver, a Whitewater River Guide, and an aspiring (if you could call it that) surfer, but no where near the marathon swimmer you'd expect after hearing all that! Yes, I swim... but marathons? Unless they allowed the back-float, I'd drown.

3) For the past 4 years, I literally lived in a tent by the river, during the summers while working as a guide. Talk about a small carbon-footprint!

4) I got me a edumacationthingy. Though "river guide" often conjures up images of uneducated, crazy (ok, we are a bit crazy), drunken, derelicts-- look twice, that stereotype is oft broken! I've worked with guides that are software and environmental engineers, highly trained, inspirational leaders in various disciplines and, as for me... I got a degree from Pepperdine University (which I had to have an academic scholarship to be able to afford). Luckily, I'm a bit smarter than I look. ;)

5) Even though they say it's bad for you because of the raw eggs (salmonhuh?), I still LOVE cookie dough! Homemade is best!

6) Palau has been on my Go-To list for a LONG time, but hasn't come to fruition yet. I'm not even sure why I feel so drawn to Palau particularly (not that it doesn't have plenty of beauty and wonder), but none the less, I WILL go one of these days!

7) Despite having somewhat of a fear of heights (big ones), I have jumped off the World's Highest Swing-- The Canyon Swing in Queenstown, New Zealand. I thought my heart would beat it's way right out of my head!

And now... TAG! You're IT!
Honeytree Photography
Quwwa Art
Julie Magers Soulen
From My Eye
Green Island Studios
Rare Image Photography

Please peruse their blogs to learn 7 things that you may not know about them!


Pocketful Of Sunshine said...

WOW!!!!! Amazing stuff! Makes my 7 seem rather boring... LOL!!!!! Thanks for being such a great sport and doing this. I really enjoyed learning more about the person behind the blog. ;)

Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) said...

Thank you! And Yours were NOT boring!! Take that back! ;) When you tagged me, knee-jerk reaction was "oh no, not one of these." But once I decided to do it, I figured I may as well have fun with it! And I did-- thank you! Glad it was fun reading. :)

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I did it! Thanks for thinking of me. I really enjoyed reading your seven too!

Jennifer Aitchison said...

I totally enjoyed reading that!
Thanks for sharing a little about yourself. I think being a river guide would be fantastic if not for the scary rapid and stuff like that LOL :) I'm am such a wimp. Oh well. Have a fantastic weekend!

m. campbell-zurek-Urban Junkies Photography said...

thanks for sharing! it's always fun to learn more about the cool people you meet online! :)
i agree with jennifer, the rapids would terrify me!
kenna, you rock girl! :)

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Quwwa said...

Hi Beholden, sorry for the last response, but I am very much under the weather. I posted this comment so you would know that I am very eager and happy to participate in such a project, I just have to shake this cold before I can get back to activity again. In the meantime take care.

Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) said...

Read the "7's" posted so far-- soo interesting, glad I tagged you! :) Jennifer & Michelle-- Bravery comes in many diff. forms, you don't have to be into rapids. ;)
Quwwa- NO worries! Hope you feel better very soon!

Josh Jones said...

very cool, thats awesome that you are a scuba diver! I'm jealous!