Sunday, July 08, 2007

Tagged

PSoTD & vox populi each tagged me with the same meme, back during one of my mental hiati from this joint.

I'm late getting to it, but getting to it I am.

I'm called on to post eight "random" facts about myself. Well, it is a little hard to force the "random" part, but here goes:

1. I've attended about 100 Grateful Dead Shows, including eight consecutive in NYC.
2. I've seen at least one production of every Shakespeare play.
3. On 9/11/01, I was about one-third the way through a then somewhat-newish biography of Che. Without intending to, I didn't resume reading it until two years later, at which time I also realized that I had read no fiction in that two years.
4. I rent 5 or 6 movies a week.
5. I've lost 60 pounds and ten inches around the waist since 2004, mostly by walking 20-30 miles a week.
6. I can mix more drinks, and better, now, then when I was a bartender in the '70s.
7. I have an "issue" with height, but am thinking about skydiving.
8. In the last few years, I have taught myself to touch type (as a journalist, I did 70+ wpm hunting & pecking), took up golf, and began teaching myself to play guitar.

I am supposed to pass this burden on to eight others. Given the extreme passing of time since the original meme, and that I don't have that many friends, I'll pass on the passing.

4 comments:

Gort said...

Instead of these stupid meme things why don't we ask each other substanive questions?

A Big Fat Slob said...

Hey, there's a thought.

PSoTD said...

The memes are just easy and have momentum, I guess.

A Big Fat Slob said...

It's fun to learn stuff about the people you are reading . . . . especially the anonymous ones. But I like the idea of a substantive one and am going to give that some more thought.