Diana tagged me (I always enjoy these things) so here I go . . .

1. Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules.
2. Share seven random or weird facts about myself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of my post with their links.
4. Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I never had an imaginary friend as I child; I had an imaginary enemy.  His name was Monty and he looked exactly like me.  Every day he and I would have adventures that started in the morning when I woke up and usually climaxed and ended sometime around 5:00PM.  I always came out victorious.

2. It usually takes me a couple of hours to fall asleep.  Even when I do fall asleep, the slightest sounds can wake me back up.  I spend a lot of nights awake in bed reliving conversations.

3. I have a really hard time taming my motions in arguments, especially if they are about politics or church.  I find myself getting really worked up and then I can't seem to get the argument out of my mind for a few days.  Because of this, I tend to not let myself get into arguments very often in the first place unless I feel really compelled.  This has lead a lot of people at school to believe that I'm a very tame person.

4. I have a long scar from my wrist to my elbow from a time when I was 6 and I jumped off a swing set at Mandy Williams' house and got caught by a screw.  Sometimes I think it's gone away but then several months later it will re-emerge.

5. When I play the guitar, I like to pretend that I wrote whatever song I'm playing and this is the first time it's ever been performed.  I do the same when I play the piano.  This is to make up for my lack of ability to write my own music.

6. Every Thanksgiving morning my friends and I get up early and go for a run on a trail about 20 minutes from my parents' house.  Besides the 2 years I was in Ukraine, I've done this every Thanksgiving since I was 14.  We used to have a large group but this year it will probably be just 2 or 3 of us.

7. My whole life I've had a recurring nightmare about a plane crash--but I've never been in the plane.  I'm always in the building that the plane crashes into.  As a small child this dream TERRIFIED me.  I remember many times having mini-anxiety attacks when I would hear a plane up above that sounded louder than usual.  Because of this I had an extreme fear of airports and of flying for many years.  That fear has been decreased substantially but I still get pretty anxious whenever I fly anywhere. Uncle Will and Krishelle probably still have welts on their arms from my fingernails during a very turbulent flight over Colorado last December when we were coming back from Costa Rica.

I can't remember who has done this recently so I'll cheat and tag everyone who hasn't had the chance yet:)

~It Just Gets Stranger