Seems like this is going around again; three of the bloggers I read regularly have been tagged in the past few days. One tagged me by name; the others by default of reading them. I guess I should play along:
From Sheila's blog--seven wierd things about myself:
1. I'm left-handed, but I crochet with my right hand. All of the pattern books are written for righties, so it was easier to learn how to do it right-handed than to switch all the directions over.
2. I write science fiction. Need I say more?
3. I'm not a girly-girl. I don't care about fashion, shoes, purses, or jewelry (other than a few sentimental pieces).
4. I've never seen American Idol, Lost, Heroes, or many other popular shows. TV just sucks up your time. (Well, so does the Internet, but I guess I enjoy that more.)
5. I haven't been to the movies in well over a year either. I might change that if we go see Shrek the Third this weekend, but it depends on how I'm feeling.
6. I built a DNA model out of beads and wire when I was a teenager.
7. I read science and English textbooks when I was a child. Hey, they were just sitting there....
From Maria's blog--eight random things/facts about me:
1. I didn't drink soda as a kid, but I became addicted to Mountain Dew when I was in high school. I finally gave it up a few years ago when the caffiene gave me problems.
2. My favorite scents are lilac and lily of the valley.
3. There's a statue of an Egyptian scribe on my desk.
4. Although my parents are German, I learned more of the language in school than I did from them.
5. I used to work at McDonald's. The first night I helped close the place, I tripped and got cut by some metal trays. I still have the scar on my finger.
6. I don't like coffee, but I do like tea.
7. I've been wearing my houseshoes to work for the past month due to my swollen feet.
8. I prefer unicorns to dragons.
Finally, from Sara, five reasons why I blog:
1. To keep in touch with old friends, many of whom I don't get to see in person very often. By reading their blogs and posting what I'm up to, I feel more connected to them.
2. To connect with other people who share my interests, such as writing.
3. To discuss writing in particular--how my latest work is going, what techniques work for me, and how I feel about my progress or lack thereof.
4. To express my views on the world or current events.
5. To carve out a small portion of immortality for myself on the Internet
Well, that was a lot to post at once. I'm going to bend the rules a bit here; I'll tag Russ, Eugene, and Sue to choose one of the above memes for their own blogs.