Monday, December 18, 2006

My Very First Meme

Lucinda tagged me. I'm thinking it won't be hard to come up with six weird things. I might have trouble limiting it.

"Six Weird Things About You" Meme Rules: THE RULES:Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.' People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged' in their comments and tell them to read your blog."

Thing 1: At one point in my life I actually had a top secret security clearance. I never got to use it, but I had applied for a job with the department of defense, took all the lie detector and psychological tests, had all my neighbors questioned, and then got caught up in one of the budget crises and resulting hiring freezes. Closing the door on that option was one of the best things I ever did.

Thing 2: I have read every published writing, letter, and extant diary entry by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson--many twice. I wrote my master's thesis on the man, and no, I don't believe he was a child molester, a drug addict, nor any of the other sensationalistic stories we project onto the pre-Freudian past.

Thing 3: I have absolutely no excuse for my love of celebrity culture and reality television. My VCR is programmed to record America's Next Top Model every week.

Thing 4: A significant portion of my income comes from calling square and contra dances. At least 43 gigs this year, down from last year's 47. I was trying to set up some dates to call in Springfield, MO next year, and out of 12 potential dates, I was already booked for 9 of them. I even have a groupie or two.

Thing 5: I own over 200 leap year postcards and CBS Sunday Morning contacted me for images for a feature article back in 2004.

Thing 6: I have a cat named for Yma Sumac.




Trust me, there's plenty more weirdness lurking just beneath the surface. Do I win a prize?

Please don't feel at all obligated, but I tag the following: Larry, PinotPrincess, Beth, Carrie, ... You know, I actually don't know that many people online. I could only come up with 4.

4 comments:

PinotPrincess said...

You didn't mention Yma's full name: Yma Fairy Princess Chicken Leg.

Carrie said...

Yay! I'm excited for my very first tag!

My 6 things won't be as interesting, but I'll do my best.

djeh_b said...

Actually, it's Yma Fairy Princess Chicken Leg Gecko Toes if you must be completely correct, but I didn't want to list her full name because of the danger of online identity theft.

Lucinda said...

Too cool! I love your answers. Funny how things that don't work out at first really end up better in the long run. (Regarding your #1 answer.)

Now I'm off to read Carrie's post...