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Monday, June 11, 2007

Eight Random Facts - Meme

In response to Phil from Thought Sparks nudging me with a meme tag, I'm posting 8 random savvy factoids about myself.

Here are the rules to play by as quoted from Lord Matt:

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

The 8 Random Savvy Factoids:

1. Before I wear out this skin and these bones of mine, I want to go spelunking.

2. I like to sleep on the left side of the bed at home but when we go away and sleep in hotels or guestrooms of family & friends I always end up sleeping on the right side of the bed.

3. I used to play a version of interactive Scrabble on a dial up BBS (Bulletin Board System) before the World Wide Web became easily accessible.

4. I love the smell of damp cement/concrete and earth that hangs in the air on a hot summer afternoon just after a rain shower. I think this might also tie in to #1. I've been on regular walking cave tours and that damp earth/cave smell is similar.

5. I grew up as a selective vegetarian. When I was a child I had a strong aversion to eating meat and it continued on through most of my adult life. Ironically, my husband & son are meat & potatoes kinda guys. They eat chicken hearts & other bits I won't touch never mind eat. My little sister (she's not really so little anymore) also grew up as a selective vegetarian with an aversion to meat. I think it's in our "genes" because I wasn't around to influence her with my eating habits when she was growing up (we're 16 years apart and I was out on my own by the time she was 3) and our parents eat meat.

6. Here at our house I'm known as Techie Mom. I've refurbished my own computers, set up and maintain our wi-fi network consisting of 4 computers, have a natural ability to troubleshoot software and computer problems (reading the technical manuals & help files is actually interesting to me), and I have an uncanny knack for tripping over "bugs" in software.

7. The first computer I owned was an AST Pentium 90. I think I was one of the silly few who actually bought one. The Pentium 100 came out within months and I still kick myself for not waiting but that old AST was a real workhorse and lasted for 8 years before it finally gave up the ghost. It even continued to work after the battery leaked inside the case. They don't make them like that anymore.

8. I deal cards left-handed and I cut my food left-handed but I'm right-handed when I write. I can switch back and forth between either hand with most things except writing.

People I tag:
The Ordinary Mystic
More Than This


Anonymous said...

OKAY! I will play / post my 8 tomorrow! THANKS for thinking of me!

Loz said...

I think the name for number 4 is petrichor ;)

Diane Dehler said...

I am just amazed by the sheer beauty of your blog. It's one huge work of art. It's late where I am so I will come back and view your links tomorrow and read more of your work. I consider myself fortunate to have discovered your space.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tag.
I've posted my random facts Eight Random Facts

Danielle said...

I was going to tell you that I was tagging you with a meme but obviously I'm late. I have never been in a cave but know that smell and wish to explore them one day.

Wishing you well.

Have a great weekend.