"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?