Tuesday, February 12, 2008

You've Got Meme!

The rules for this meme are:

  1. Link to the person that tagged you.
  2. Post the rules on your blog.
  3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
  4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
  5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

I've been tagged by Cranky Prof. The chain must not be broken.

OK, so far, I've taken care of 1 and 2.

GDad Trivia
1. I was once mistaken for a mannequin. How is that possible, you ask, and I reply that it can be done - with practice. In college, a friend and I were at an amusement park, and I lost her as we exited one of the roller coasters. I stopped at the bottom of the off ramp, which went right into the gift shop, and waited patiently for her. A group of college-age people approached me, fingered my college sweatshirt, and asked, "Why would they put a college shirt on one of these?"

When my "I beg your pardon?" escaped my lips, the fellow jumped back about five feet, and his friends laughed. They ran. My friend appeared. We went on with our day.

2. I am allergic to furry and feathered animals. People who don't have allergies are routinely telling me that this or that breed of cat or dog is hypoallergenic. They are mistaken. The only dog or cat that would not trigger sneezing and the desire to pluck out my eyes in order to scratch behind them would be a dog or cat that was encased in Lucite. Since I do enjoy playing with cats and dogs for brief periods, and I would not ever want a dog or cat to be encased in Lucite against its will, I have to drug myself with various levels of antihistamines before such play.

3. In lists like these, I always try to sound naughty by telling people that I once spent the night with the captain of my college's men's gymnastics team. When pressed for details, I then reveal that we had been paired up to work on a computer programming project together, and it took all night in the lab. He was a very nice guy, though. Still is, I would imagine.

4. Although I was raised about a hundred miles from where my parents were born, and about a hundred miles from where I was born, when I went to college, I ended up living within a mile of the place of my birth for over several years.

5. In high school, I recycled a paper that I wrote for two different classes. With only changes to the cover page, I managed an A on the paper for the first class, and a B+ on the paper in the second class.

6. My high school track coach once got on my case about leaving practice early, because I told him that my dad was forcing me to escort two girls to a Bon Jovi concert. I wasn't lying. The experience pretty much formed, solidified, and sealed my dislike for loud concerts. Plus, it was in April, 1987, on the day when we had about a foot of snow dumped on us between 5PM and 10PM, which was exactly the window of time for this concert. I have never in my life seen such idiocy in a parking lot, and I worked in a mall for four Christmas seasons.

OK, that took care of the six impossible things before breakfast items of interest.

Six random people. Well, I hope these people are more ordered than random, but this list may appear to be random to people who don't have access to my RSS feed list. These are in reverse alphabetical order, just to irritate people who can't take things outside the norm.
  • Shay - for the warm Midwestern heart in a cold Midwestern clime.
  • PC Strobe - for his support (emotional, career, and technical) over the years.
  • Jen - for seeking an understanding of the wackiness that is family.
  • Hoji - for his drive to mold himself and the world into a mutually accommodating partnership.
  • GirlyWarrior - for her determination to make her life the best it can be.
  • Angry Professor - for her kindness over the web and her ability to show us netizens a view of academia as less an ivory tower and more of a human endeavor.
That was six. I hope I put in enough words to suck up entice people to play.

I'm leaving comments as soon as I post this so I can get the permanent link to the page.

UPDATE: I left the comments. Let the sport commence.

p.s. If I ever get hit by another meme, I'll send people to a couple of other places, so if I missed you this time, please don't fret. Plus, Hypnoguy, post more; your a good writor.


GirlyWarrior said...

Thanks for thinking of me, hope you are well!

Shay said...

Done...now I just have to find six people to link with!

Jen said...

Finished! Thanks that was my first one.

Chris Adams said...

Me too! Thanks for inviting me along...