Eight Things

Filed under:It's My Life,Miscellaneous — posted by Anwyn on July 11, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

I’ve been tagged. I thought it was hard enough to come up with five things, let alone eight more. The rules:

The rules are simple…Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

1) Habit: I read while I eat. This is a terrific habit for Mom’s Nights Out, meaning I can thoroughly enjoy a nice dinner in a restaurant without the hassle of finding some non-busy person to go out with me. It’s not so great for family life. I’m eyeing my son as he sits at his little table, eating with a Highlights magazine in front of him, and wondering if I can break this habit in time to give him the traditional Meals All Together ‘Round the Table. It’s doubtful. If I gave it up, I’d have to find some other time in my day to read books instead of the internet. Which leads to

2) Fact: I am a net addict. (So are you. Close this browser and walk away. Can’t do it, can you?) It started in college. It’s awful. Self-discipline? What’s that? Someday I’ll break free.

3) Fact: I am simply not a pet person. I wish I were; I do look at dogs and crow, “Oh, you’re a good dog,” but I’m obsessive about having clean hands, and petting animals on a regular basis doesn’t fit with that. And my house is dirty enough without dog or cat hair all over it, thanks. Other than hygiene, I do have a pretty good excuse:

4) Fact: I am deathly allergic to cats. With some breeds of cat, after an hour in the house with them I start to wheeze as though my lungs are filling up. Not. Nice. I am slightly allergic to dogs, but compared to the cat allergy, not so’s you notice.

5) Fact: James Taylor picked me out of a gaggle of embarrassingly behaved women to shake hands with at the end of a concert in Chicago. You know those stories about women throwing their underwear at performers? I used to think they were largely exaggerated, but now I’m sure some morons do that. No panties were flaunted at this event, but women were leaning onto the stage as far as they could, yelling stuff like, “Come home with me, James!!” I stood in the front row horribly embarrassed for the rest of my sex, clapping and cheering and trying to ignore them. He finished singing “Sweet Baby James,” took his bow, then scanned the row of frenzied women and apparently decided I was harmless. Thank you, James, for your talent (and taste!).

6) On the subject of celebrity encounters, fact: One of my ex-boyfriends worked for a TV station that had its own in-house afternoon kids’ show, starring one of my BF’s buddies as a clown. They brought in lots of minor-to-moderate celebrities for this show, with the result that BF once spent the day escorting John de Lancie, of Q fame. Yes, all right, that’s a fact about somebody else, really. I can’t help it, I like celebrity encounters–

7) I do my best to gin up a cool exterior to hide the fact that inside I’m a giggly, melty fangirl. Sometimes I succeed.

8) I got my first passport today. No plans to travel outside the country yet, but I’m excited nevertheless.

Righto, eight facts for your edification and amusement. Now the eight tags: Sarah, Petitedov, Mad William Flint, nk, Xrlq, Slublog, Chris, Allen.

These are fun enough, except the facts about me are boring enough. I’ve got an idea or two for a meme of my own to spread in future.


  1. Tagged?…

    Anwyn says this will take my mind off my disappointment with politics. So here goes. Eight facts or habits about myself. 1. I’m going to steal Anywn’s first habit, because it is one of my habits as well – I……

    Trackback by Slublog — July 12, 2007 @ 7:17 am

  2. You forgot about your dislike of sushi! Which I shall break once I get near enough you to influence your taste in food!

    Comment by Petitedov — July 12, 2007 @ 9:22 am

  3. Bring it on. Let me know when your flight arrives. :)

    Comment by Anwyn — July 12, 2007 @ 9:56 am

  4. Tagatha Christie…

    It would seem I have been “tagged.” I’m not sure where I should wear the tag so I’ll place it around one of my toes along with the one the morgue put there some years ago.
    The rules are simple…Each player lists 8 facts/habi…

    Trackback by thompsonian*NET blog — July 12, 2007 @ 2:58 pm

  5. Well … ok.

    Comment by nk — July 12, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

  6. I just wanted to let you know that I am working on mine. I’ll get it up when it’s done…I’m not ignoring your tag :)

    Comment by Sarah — July 13, 2007 @ 6:43 pm

  7. Hi Sarah–Wouldn’t blame you if you did, seeing that you already have *100* up!

    Comment by Anwyn — July 13, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

  8. I just got back from the Mt Fuji expedition, I’ll try to get to this before too long. Thanks! :-D

    Comment by Chris — July 15, 2007 @ 5:21 am


    I got tagged by Anwyn to do 8 facts about me. I already did 13 of them a while back, and 100 when I started blogging, so I’m gonna twist this meme into something I’ve been wanting to do for……

    Trackback by trying to grok — July 17, 2007 @ 6:00 am

  10. OK, I finished it. Going down memory lane mostly. I’m not tagging anybody. I copied SayUncle: “If you want to play along , consider yourself tagged.” And, sorry, I won’t expand in the comments. I have written what I have written.

    Comment by nk — July 21, 2007 @ 9:45 pm

  11. […]      My new friend Anwyn passed along this tag that asks us to list eight of our habits (and then ‘tag’ eight other bloggers, which I’m not going to be able to do because I’ve only got three other friends in the blogosphere).  I will honor the request to post eight of my habits. […]

    Pingback by Chris Penningroth’s Weltanschauung » Blog Archive » Eight Habits of Highly Effective Fighter Pilots — July 23, 2007 @ 6:56 pm

  12. Okay, Anwyn, I finally got around to posting my own habits!



    Comment by Chris — July 23, 2007 @ 6:58 pm

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