Saturday, December 06, 2008

Mickey Gives Me a Freebie

I was tagged by Mickey earlier in the week for a meme and I'm just now getting around to it. I'm sure he doesn't care. He made it seem like he was only tagging people because doing so was expected of him and we all know he's such a people pleaser.

As a brief aside, however, there has apparently been some discussion over the pronunciation of the word "meme". I'd like to clear up the confusion before I go any further. The word is pronounced "meem" and the dictionaries back me up on this. Not only does "me-me" sound silly, it entirely ignores the rules of English pronunciation. "Delete" is not pronounced "duh-LEE-tee". "Hygiene" shouldn't sound like you're greeting a the spirit that came from your antique Arabian lamp. I only mention this because everyone else who's done this thing that I've read has also discussed the pronunciation.

And now on to the blogosphere's version of a chain letter:

The rules for this thing are:

1. Link to the person who tagged you. (Done)
2. Post the rules on your blog. (Done)
3. Share seven things about yourself - some random, some weird. (To Do)
4. Tag seven people at the end of your post and link to them. (To Do)
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog and/or Twitter. (To Do)
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is posted. (To Do)

Seven Things:

1. I despise fabric softener. If I wanted to make my clothes feel greasy, I'd just wash them with vegetable oil.

2. If my wife had been happier with my work schedule (we only saw each other on weekends), I'd quite possibly still be working as a copy editor at the newspaper I worked at just after college.

3. Despite winning my group in college football pick 'em picking against the spread two of the past three years, I can't bring myself to put any money on any game ever. If I'd been betting on every game involving a top 25 team the past three years I'd be a wealthy man, but I'm convinced that the second I put a dollar on the outcomes of my picks that I will lose them all.

4. I only shave once per week and I typically use clippers instead of a razor or electric shaver meaning that a close shave is a really rare thing for me. Close shaves hurt for 24 hours after the fact. It may make me more touchable but it turns your hands into jellyfish making me not want you to touch me.

5. I hate wearing socks without shoes. It's all or nothing for me, and, to tell the truth, I'd rather be barefoot. As a kid I could almost walk across broken glass my feet were so tough.

6. I also don't much care for pants. I'll leave it at that.

7. My parents weren't the most overprotective of parents. I remember as a kid wandering through miles of game trails in the woods surrounding our house and playing on the train tracks. None of this involved parental supervision. If something had happened to us, my parents would have looked like horrible parents for having no clue where we were, but honestly, I think they were better parents because of this.

People I Be Tagging:

1. Hank (I know it's not fitting with his blog theme, but perhaps he can work a programming angle into the topic.)
2. Justin (Dude, it's been a while. You need this.)
3. Smitty (I could see a beer-themed version of this.)
4. That Guy
5. Mike (Another beer-themed post couldn't hurt.)
6. Sarcastic Mom (A fellow Blog 365 participant)
7. J-Money (I ran out of people and had to raid Mickey's blog roll. He's got good taste in blogs, though.)


Julie said...

Dislikes shaving, clothes... Hmmm. Does someone have a caveman fantasy?

Hank Gay said...

I refuse to be tagged. This refusal is based entirely on principle and has nothing to do with the fact that I don't have seven people to tag in turn. With that said, here's 7 random things about me:

1) I have an uncanny ability to pick out the most expensive item in a collection, without having seen the price.
2) I would totally wear these shoes.
3) Despite using computers all day every day, I suck at fixing even the smallest problems they may have.
4) I still giggle at the Fortune Cookie Trick.
5) I think safety razors cause less skin irritation than electric clippers/razors/what-have-you.
6) I'm sort of creeped out by those eTrade commercials with the baby, especially this one.
7) I'm not interesting enough to finish lists like these.

Smitty said...

I don't have seven people to tag either, but I will play.

1. When I have a choice, I won't eat at restaurants that only carry Pale Lagers (Bud, Miller, Coors) for their beer offerings. I don't care how good the food is.
2. None of my hobbies are cheap, which puts me in many dilemmas since I do not have the cash to support all of them.
3. I hate khaki pants, even though I have to wear them to work every day. I am a T-shirt and jeans person.
4. I tend to buy my clothes a size too large
5. I hate country music
6. I count my beer consumption into my daily caloric limit.
7. I like the smell of skunk (not the beer trait)

Mickey said...

Thanks for playing.