I’ve been tagged! The Name Game

Kimby tagged me! OK, I’ll play.

The rules: Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your own middle name game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

My middle name is Nicole (I guess my folks had a thing for French middle names).

N: Nora. Most of you reading this already know about Nora. We’ve been friends since 6th grade and I can’t underestimate the effect our friendship has had on my life. Nora, if you’re reading this, I know we don’t keep in touch as much as we should, but I think about you all the time.

I: Imagination. When I was a kid people were always telling me what an active imagination I had. I hope I still do. Imagination is where pretty much all creativity comes from. It’s how I solve problems, dream, act, and make a life for myself. For people who don’t understand the part of me that feels the need to plan–for me, planning is linked up with imagining. It’s one of the ways that I try to make what I imagine real. I’ve just realized something, too. When I graduated from college, my parents gave me a framed quote–“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams… Live the life you have imagined.”* I now see how appropriate that was.

C: Christmas. I love Christmas! The year basically revolves around Christmas for me. I swear to you, the best thing for me about July is that when it hits we’ve turned the corner–we’re more than half way to Christmas. I’ve been like this forever. I love the pictures of me and Kim as little kids with these looks of total innocent magic on our faces at Christmastime.

O: Overload. There are too many words that start with O, too many places I want to go, too many books I want to read, too many people I want to visit. There are too many classes I want to take, too many restaurants I like and cannot choose from when we want to go out. The Sugarcubes’ first album is called Life’s Too Good, and I think I subscribe to that philosophy. The thing to figure out is that it’s a wonderful thing. I hope that I drink up as much of it as I can. Even doing nothing is one of the tasty options to choose from.

L: Language… well, the English language. I write, I read, I love pens, I love books. I am a word person and play Boggle all the time for fun. I make up words. I’m an editor.

E: Ezra. Do I need to explain this one?

I normally feel kind of funny tagging people, but this is actually an interesting thing to do once you get into it, soo… I taggeth Ezra and Nora (well, they were already name-checked in this post, so!). If anyone else reading this is moved to do it, I’d love to read your results.

*Henry David Thoreau

4 thoughts on “I’ve been tagged! The Name Game”

  1. I love your Name Game answers. You always amaze me. About the middle names, I guess we were thinking they added a romantic touch to your full name. Either that or they just sounded good and were a bit different for the 1970’s.
    Speaking of Christmas…. Did you get Aunt Kay’s e-mail about a possible change to Sunday?
    Love!

  2. Finally, the recognition I deserve! Just kidding! The sentiment is appreciated – we probably have absorbed/swapped more of each other’s traits during those formative years than we realize.

    I’ll work on EMILY when I have some time to ponder. I’m kinda stuck on ‘E’….

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