Friday, July 13, 2007

Did you say "8"?

I've been tagged for the Eight Random Things Meme by abfh at Whose Planet is it Anyway?

The rules:
1. Let others know who tagged you.
2. Players start with 8 random facts about themselves.
3. Those who are tagged should post these rules and their 8 random facts.
4. Players should tag 8 other people and notify them they have been tagged.

Okay, as if I don't already talk about myself enough here:

1) I like waffles, but they put me to sleep. I can't eat waffles for breakfast without going right back to bed. There is a Waffle House right around the corner. I'm hungry.

2) I met Big Twin and Little Twin from The Monroes when I was around, er...8. This was a highlight of my childhood. I wish I could find the picture.

3) I *heart* my Playstation 2. I like the Harvest Moon series (farm simulation) but don't really have time for it anymore.

4) I have cats, but I don't blog about them. They need their privacy. One is autistic, one is NT.I know it's been said that all cats have Asperger syndrome. This is yet another autism myth which must be destroyed. Did you know as many as 1 in 58 cats are neurotypical? It's true.

5) Green Acres is funny. I don't care how many people tell me it's stupid, it isn't.

6) I have far too many pairs of shoes. Mostly Vans. Vans are very comfortable. I bet they are made under abusive conditions, though. Where are they made? I need to go have a look. Now I feel terrible. I hate my shoes. What am I going to do now?

7) I got my first cell phone about a year ago. I still haven't given my family the number. Have I mentioned lately that I don't like phones?

8) I am unreasonably possessive of the number eight. I like memes in general, but I don't approve of this one. Too many people are talking about eight. It isn't right. I'm going to try to slow this down by starting with some people I think will be unlikely to respond.

Therefore, I tag thee, Malcolm Gladwell. You have a blog, but you hardly ever post anything. I bet you are busy writing the next Tipping Point. I don't want to talk about Blink right now. I'm trying to stay off a certain topic for now.

Jean Feraca is a poet and host of Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders. I knew Jean in the late 1970's, she was a big influence on my writing, although I got pretty mad when she praised a certain "Fragile Rainbow" poem written by another participant in our group. I'm sure she doesn't remember me...

Michelle Dawson runs a way serious blog; I'm pretty sure she won't participate in this silliness.

Autism Diva, do you do memes? Or will you wave this one away with your scepter? You do have a scepter, right?

There's someone called The Guy You Thought Was Rude with an interesting, sometimes disturbing blog called The Mystery Spot. I tag that guy.

I've been liking Steve D's blog a lot lately, so One Dad's Opinion is hereby tagged.

I wonder if Laurentius Rex would play along? Never hurts to ask, I suppose.

What, that was only seven? My bad..


  1. Bev, sometimes at Renaissance Fairs there are cobblers who hand-make shoes. Take your fave pair of Vans and your feet, and that way you can be sure of getting just what you want/need, and knowing who made them.

    BTW, today aspie kid informed me that the square is the best shape of all! (Apparently triangles and circles are "teh lame").

    Of course, I'm a triangle person myself, although I really dig several of Mondrian's works.

  2. I too, have a zillion pair of shoes, but mainly flip flops. Personally I prefer to be naked [in the foot region] and you're quite wrong, 7 is infinitely superior to 8.

    There again, I'd be interested to know why [if you know] you like 8?

    Someone around here likes eight, but only because when it falls down it looks like infinity.

  3. I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for writing it.
    Green Acres is is funniest show ever!

  4. Did you know as many as 1 in 58 cats are neurotypical? It's true.

    Bwa ha ha! Love it!

  5. Andrea,
    Thanks! I've never been to a Ren Faire but have been wanting to the past few years. Triangles make me nervous. Squares are indeed the best.
    Whatever! Seven is in no way superior to 8. The resemblence to infinity when tipped over is on my list of reasons eight prevails [translation: ROCKS!]

  6. Bev,
    You are a very funny person. :-)

    I bet I have more shoes than you.

    Karen in CA

  7. Vans? Are you a sk8ter?

  8. Sk8ter wannabe, I guess. Too old and uncoordinated, but I love Tony Hawk games!

  9. Thanks for the invitation to blog the 8 (or 7) things meme. Autism Diva doesn't have a scepter, but is trying to take a break from blogging, and not succeeding, so will pass on your very kind invitation. :-)

  10. I love that you tagged Malcolm Gladwell. My shoes are all Birkenstocks, no socks. Boo socks! They confine my feet and make them hot.

  11. My cat Creamsicle is definitely NT but my cat Sherbet is autistic. Which I speculate is why he prefers me to my boyfriend or anyone else we know.

  12. Hahaha both waffles and pancakes put me to sleep. Must be the simple carbs crash.

    Oh no! Will the occurrence of NT cats become an epidemic?? OMG, I don't know if I will be able to put up with a world of NT cats. Noooooooooooooooooo!!!! This must be stopped!! I will start a movement with the image of a cat-toy as an emblem to raise awareness that this impending threat must be nipped in the bud. We just can't have a bunch of NT cats roaming the earth. The would be the end of lolcats for heaven's sake!


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