Award!, Vacations, Afghanistan, Charles II, and Ditties from Grade School

Jamie at Mithril Wisdom, who - like me - still plays with LEGO, tagged me with an award!

"Thank the person who gave you this award and link back to their blog.
Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.
Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself."

1. My cousin, Fabrice Nadjari, and his friend, recently filmed a documentary - and more - in the Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan.

2. I've got a trip to England and Scotland and Wales coming up! So much to see and do.

3. I'm still keeping an eye on the Decorah eagles cam. Eagle chicks!

4. Recently, I spent a weekend up north. It looked like this:

5. I'm not normally into zombie stories (with the exception of Lord John and the Plague of Zombies) but I've been reading World War Z by Max Brooks, and I can't put it down. Finally, an apocalyptic story that acknowledges the rest of the planet and how interconnected every country in the world is.

6. On another weekend, I went to the Westmount Antiquarian Book Fair. Among five shilling books about bathrooms

and guidance on book care

there was a law passed by King Charles II.

I got to touch it. Actual paper from the 17th Century that Charles II had touched. If I had squeeed out loud, I think the hills would still be echoing.

7. All Things Boys had a post recently featuring a ditty she remembered from camp. I've got two that have been stuck in my head since grade school:

(cross your legs and arms, and sing)
I am slowly going crazy
1 2 3 4 5 6 switch!
(switch positions by crossing your legs and arms the other way, and sing)
crazy going slowly am I
6 5 4 3 2 1 switch
(switch positions again)
(keep singing, faster and faster each time)

The second one goes like this: 1 2 3 4 5 / Once I caught a fish alive / why did you let him go? / because he bit my finger so / which finger did he bite? / the little finger on the right

Funny how these things stick with you. What kids' songs do you remember?
I'm tagging all of you on the award!

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