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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Seven Random Facts, then Seven More

I have been tagged by Rose from World Outside My Window who wants to know seven random facts about me.

First, the rules:

1) Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself.
3) Tag 7 random people and include links to their blogs.
4) Let each person know they have been tagged and comment on their blog.

Seven random facts about Roger Green.

1. I’m never used to be a morning person, but my wife is. I adapted.
2. When I was about 10 or 11, my sisters and I all got kittens. Mine was Tiger, Leslie's was Taffy and Marcia's was Tony. Tiger got hit by a car and was killed. Marcia, who was 5 or 6, thought this was terribly funny. So not only was I sad because of the loss, but I had suppressed anger toward my baby sister; I mean, I knew she was just a kid, so what could I do? Why, rat her out to my parents, who did talk to her.
3. I never return things to a store unless the items don't work; I'm loath to shop in the first place and returning something just adds to that. The last thing I returned was a lawn mower to Sears because it costs $200 and had stopped running after two or three uses. The salesperson was very good at trying to make ME feel crummy about bringing it back.
4. I have more stuffed animals than my daughter does. Though she has appropriated some of them, I still consider them mine.
5. If I were wealthy, I would hire a masseuse.
6. I'm very good at packing our car trunk. But my spatial strength does not extend to whole rooms, where my wife asks me to visualize what a room would look like with X furniture here and Y furniture there; I have no idea.
7. I can make a kazoo noise without a kazoo, unless I'm dehydrated.

Then I was tagged with SAME meme by Wayne John. So, in both cases, all of my answers were inspired by THEIR answers, however tenuously.

But before I get to those, Neil Patrick Harris solves the problem with the economy, also featuring other people you might have heard of:
See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die


Now, back to my regularly scheduled blog.

1. At some basic level, I'm a computerphobe. Not so much, though, that people who know even less about he things than I do don't ask me for help, and usually I can.
2. When I was single, I enjoy being buried in work and having (too many) things to do. Now, not so much.
3. I tend to be very shy in social situations, so I often am doing busywork (setting the table, watch the child, or whatnot) to avoid actually dealing with people.
4. My college major was political science. Not only does it help me be a better citizen, but it's been useful as a librarian.
5. As a bicyclist and pedestrian, I've spent a lot of time sussing out bad driving behavior. Often, while my wife is driving, I'll say, "that guy is going to pull out ahead of you, and about 95% of the time, I'm right.>
6. I hate cell phones. I don't need to be that connected, nor do I really want to be. I do own one, but NO ONE knows the number; I use it to call 911 or my wife or work if I'm going to be late, not to be called. I also forget to charge it.
7. I have no tattoos. My wife has an antipathy for them. I don't, but I've not been particularly motivated in that direction even before I was married.

I don't have seven people to tag, let alone 14, so I guess I'll pick foure I've never picked and one I often pick: Demeur, Rebecca at 40 Forever, Chris Black, Earthly Explorations and the perennial, Kelly Brown.

ROG

3 comments:

Wayne John said...

Ha, you got the double-whammy on that huh. We have a lot in common, aside from the tattoo's of course. I so wish i could reduce my cell phone to your level of use.

EM said...

I totally agree on the cell phone thing, Roger. Keith lives and dies by his, so he and I frequently clash on this.

Rose DesRochers said...

I have more bears than my children. lol