With Friends like mine – who needs enemies ( No! – Really? Who NEEDS enemies??) (Think about it carefully people, the answer is NOT immediately obvious)
One who shall remain forever nameless (THANKS Chris! – Sharp Iron) has ‘tagged’ me and i stupidly agree to play before i knew the rules.
Here are the Rules of Tag:
Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
a) I am an only child (of Dad’s second marriage – i have three step-siblings) This fact is a little ‘random’ but not all that weird. It is a fact that i quite like! and am truly begining to appreciate recently);
2) I won a church sponsored ‘Knowledge of the Bible’ contest at the age of 7 or 8. That was one of the very few times any Major Religion or ‘organised/recognised’ church gave me anything for ‘free’ (it was a certificate) and I ‘avoided’ the Bible in favour of a good university larned edumacation for about the next 22 years or so when i began ‘dabbling’ a little in it for personal ‘interest’.
c) I attended a free “Revelation Seminar’ by the Seventh-Day Adventist ‘church’ shortly after i began ‘dabbling’ again. I scored a free bible (with great dictionary and concordance) and a free book ‘Daniel and the Revelation’. Since you don’t get anything for nothing i donated me a donation once i had completed the seven week course).
4) Around this time love reared its ugly head and i felt myself the luckiest man on Earth to love and be loved by what i believed (since childhood days) to be my ideal of a true ‘goddess’. She was Roman Catholic (practicing) and recently divorced and a beautiful blond and an older ‘experienced’ woman – i thought all my Christmas’s had come at once. I moved heaven and earth to ‘overcome’ numerous mountains that were in the way of our marriage in a church and after much opposition (by ‘authorites’ secular and rligious and much sneaky work against them by myself) we set a date and made ALL arrangements for our impending matrimony (my second, her second – nice balance). She was attempting to ‘change me’ in many ways – some of which i went along with out of love (and perhaps a certain ‘fear’ of losing her).
e) Three weeks before the wedding my wife-to-be’s darling only child daughter ( from hell!) finally pushed her desire for total control over the ‘edge’.. She attacked her mother Physically (she was 13 at the time and this was by no means the first such attempt but was the first since i had been on the scene) and almost scratched my Fiancee’s eye out leaving a one inch scar under her eye. When i saw what she had done and saw the look of sorrow in my F’s eyes because she thought the scar would show everyone on her wedding day what had happened i just lost it. The Daughter hid and tried locking herself in the toilet – i smashed the door it off it’s hinges! I told her to apologise to her mother. The look of pure venom in her eye ( she’s 13 folks!) as she spat the single word NO! back at me did not help my rage any. I slapped her legs “Apologise!” – NO! This happened 3 times (this was the early 90’s in Aus – you could still discipline your children and not be thrown in jail for using ‘force’ back then, fortunately for me! Hey, i am not proud of this episode but i was definitely ‘only human’ at this point in time.) I called the police myself and said if they did not get here fast there might very well be a case of child homicide. This girl had previously that night tried to attack me with a fork (i am twice her size) and i was almost ready to kill her, and hence the call to 000. The police came and so did her father and he took her for a time.
6) A short time afterwards, my F’s mother, who had liked me in the beginning and compared me favourably with Prince Charles??? (She was old school and admired Royalty) accused me of wanting to marry this woman (her daughter) for money and not for Love. I asked F’s thoughts on this and asked her to set her mother ‘straight’. She was not able to do this (respect your mother and all) and i said if you thought like your mother thinks – the wedding (due in 3 weeks) is OFF! – could you please tell your mother her belief is untrue? She couldn’t so i called the wedding off then and there. We remained friends for a time but it was never going to be ‘comfortable’ and we agreed it was best i move out and a couple of months later we had no other contact. Apart from just once. I had again found ‘love’ and went back to see if bridges burnt could be ‘restored’. We chatted quietly and had both changed a lot and i realised i had had a ‘lucky’ escape. Burned bridges (in this case) were never restored – her choice.
G) I have found True Love – at Last! ❤ ❤ ❤
ok – now THEY were ‘weird’ and probably a little too much info for y’all – or maybe not? 😉
Darla – Overcomer
Robert – SirRobertsWorld
Jared – Concerned Christian
Matt – One who is becoming Whole again.
Jodie – jodie’s blog
Brett – brett’s blog
i’m just wild about Harry – brightshinyobject