Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Eight Random Facts

Clare from "Keeper of the Snails" has tagged me for a meme.

Here are the rules:

1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each participant posts eight random facts about themselves.
3. Tagees should write a blogpost of eight random facts about themselves.
4. At the end of the post, eight more bloggers are tagged (named and shamed).
5. Go to their blog, leave a comment telling them they're tagged (cut and run).

Eight Random Facts

1. My parents were unhappy, unwise intellectuals.

2. I was raised in a volatile, high-stress household and for the first thirty years of my life I was what my husband would call a "shrieker".

3. Recognizing my own frailty I sought out and married the perfect man - a great soul, a mahatma.

4. I would describe myself as normally very sensible and practical and yet I am still haunted by a dream suggestive of reincarnation which I had when I was only five or six years old.

5. I've achieved all I wish to achieve, but I regret my lack of education.

6. I can 'read' faces and expressions very well and because of this I'm hesitant to get involved with people. Still, I find it easy to treat most people with respect.

7. Two members of my family (none I've mentioned here!) were bi-polar. Medication made them worse and so I'm very leery of doctors and medication myself. Surely I must be the weakest link in my family chain, but it probably doesn't show. I have a 'mood gauge', my attitude to Peter (the mahatma). If I ever catch myself muttering negative comments about him under my breath I know that there must be something wrong with me. I take stress-formula (B plus C) or just plain B vitamins. Invariably Peter is his old adorable self within a day or two.

8. I'm very happy with my family. Of course I think the children are physically beautiful and intellectually gifted, but, more importantly, they are good and decent people. Each one of them can be relied upon to do the right and kind thing.

Now I am required to tag eight people. Eight! Eight people who would probably prefer to spit on my shoe... Please consider playing along, but I know some people are cool to memes so there will be no hard feelings should you opt to spit on my shoe.

Eight People:

Debra, from the deblog
Maxine, from Petrona
Tom, from Random Thinking
Kimmy, from The Smug Cloud
Doug, from Crossword Bebop
Jan, from Jan's Writing Journal
My new friend, Herry, from Herry's Journal
Ian, from This Writing Life


At 9:36 PM, Blogger Douglas said...

Those sound like pretty non-random facts to me...but I'm game...

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Yeah, you're probably right, Douglas. I read a couple of other peoples' memes and thought I was patterning mine more or less after theirs. I mean, what can one say? I've got blue eyes? Love chocolate...

At 1:43 AM, Blogger Dr Ian Hocking said...

Hi Susan - Thanks for tagging me. I'll try to come up with eight random facts, though it might take a while!


At 4:45 AM, Anonymous Debra Hamel said...

I'll try. Though I think it might be a more interesting meme if we were to write 8 facts about someone else. For example, imagine how much fun we'd have coming up with things to say about Ian.

At 6:07 AM, Blogger Kimmy said...

No spitting on your shoe here, I'm in. It might take a while to come up with 8 though, but I'll be working on it!

At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Maxine said...

Hi Susan, and thanks for the tag (and comment on Petrona, nice to see you there!).
I am not sure if I can do this one. I do like some of these memes. A while back I was asked to do "eight little-known facts about me" but I felt I could not, as I found it too personal. Basically, I don't want to write a list of "what I am like" on my blog. However, "random facts" does not seem quite so personal so maybe I'll try it. Work is insane at the moment, though, the only way I am even posting on my own blog at the moment is to write seven posts at the weekend and set them to go live once a day!
All best and thanks again

At 10:12 PM, Anonymous Susan said...

Yes! You should start an Ian meme, Debra. Poor Ian, we do torture him, don't we?

At 11:53 PM, Blogger Douglas said...

I've just written my post...

At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Clare said...

I think this is such a fascinating list - the dream and your gauge for vitamins. One thing I read recently is that some people think that it is of benefit creatively to be related to manic-depressives and schizophrenics and that is why the two psychopathies survive in society. Like sickle cell anemia a small dose of being able to think loosely does good.


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