Random 8

Catching up on meme-tags, here’s one I owe to Tish:

The Rules:

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

Eight random facts about yours truly:

  1. I like food that’s so spicy that most people can’t eat it, and some folks can’t even stand to be nearby while it’s cooking.
  2. As a US Air Force brat born in West Germany, I nearly reached the East German border alone one day when my parents weren’t watching.
  3. I’ve lived in Germany, New York, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, Oklahoma, Florida, California, and Washington State in roughly that order.  I’ve never lived in any one home for longer than eight years.
  4. I love to travel – by plane is OK, but driving is far better.  Unfortunately, circumstances keep me at home most of the time.
  5. I fell madly in love with a girl when we were both in second grade.  She rejected my advances (go figure), and I never fully got over it.  I’ve been far too careful with my heart ever since, although I’ve rarely lacked someone to love throughout my adult life.
  6. When I was in the third grade, I was on a live local TV quiz show.  As part of the introductions, the emcee asked me what was my favorite game.  I replied, “Poker.”
  7. Music for me can be almost any genre, as long as the creator(s) put everything they have into it – no holding something back for later.  Each piece of music should be written as if it were their last.
  8. I’d like to be able to say that I live each day as if it were my last, but that wouldn’t be true.  I’m often sulky, keep things to myself, and ignore my loved ones.  Sometimes I even sincerely wish for death.  Then at other times when enjoying life to the point of feeling a buzz in my scalp, I wonder how it was possible that I could have ever been possessed of such weltschmerz.  It makes me believe that my brain is a highly volatile chemical compound over which I have less control than I’d like.

Hmm.  Seems like some of these could be developed into full-blown posts of their own.

Now for 8 random tags:

8.times { |n| puts(blogroll[Integer(rand * blogroll.length)]) }


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