I thought I was over playing “tag” in, you know, preschool, but apparently the Internet makes preschoolers out of even the most sophisticated adults, what with Internet memes and all. This is great, because I never wanted to leave preschool anyway.
So having been tagged by Think Artificial (run by the artificial intelligence system referring to itself as Hrafn Thorisson), I hereby now present you seven random facts about myself. (For the sake of interest I’ll try to make these facts I’ve not yet discussed on this site.)
Before I start, a warning: I’m about the most boring person on the planet. Wait, should that count as number one? Anyway, I don’t expect this list to be all that interesting to you, but you’ll probably read it anyway because you’re just that type of sick, twisted individual who’s interested in other people’s lives in a way usually reserved for biographers and basement dwelling stalkers.
And for that I thank you.
- I don’t really have a favorite color. Instead I prefer color combinations, and even then have no real favorite. When I have to choose (like on a gadget of some kind), though, I’ll go with red or orange.
- I’ll usually go by two names, either my first or my middle. My first I use with one group of people, usually people with whom I’m not too close. My middle I’ll usually use with people I’m closer with. Historically, I haven’t used my middle name in cases where I’m wearing a name tag and strangers can call out my name without my first telling it to them.
- Regarding my names, I often talk to myself to get things (feelings, situations) sorted out and think things through. But I always talk to myself in the third person when I do, as a conversation between someone with my first name and someone with my middle name. If you were to listen in on that conversation, you’d probably wonder whether there were multiple people here, since the people talking are usually quite different from one another in tone and character. (And no, if you’re wondering, I haven’t had times when I don’t remember what happened. We’re not talking multiple personality disorder here. Just a really lively imagination.)
- For years when I was younger, I was convinced I was born 400 years too early. Part of me is still convinced. This is why I’ve always loved science fiction, and is what originally drove me to want to become involved with technology.
- I’ve considered hanging up the blogger’s hat more than once, in order to make time for other endeavors. I’ve also been thinking about restructuring the way Gnorb.NET is set up and turning it into yet another website network. Divergent as these two views are, they show how I’m dissatisfied with where I am currently.
- My shortest stay at at job was 3 days. I was paid for gathering signatures to put propositions on the ballot. I was 15 at the time, and spent the days outside of post offices begging for signatures without truly understanding all the issues, which apparently wasn’t a job requirement to begin with. I quit by simply not going anymore. Didn’t even pick up my paycheck ($40).
- I love, love, love bookstores. So much, in fact, that I’ve considered opening a used books store, either online or brick and mortar.
There you have it, 7 facts about me. Now, as per this meme, I’m supposed to tag 7 other people,. Here they are, in no particular order:
- Melissa (Woolgatherings)
- Esther (E*starLA)
- Edrei (Footsteps in the Mirror)
- Ben (Binary Moon)
- Arthus (Newly Ancient)
- Pelf (Pelfism is Contagious)
- Todd (The Quantum Skyline)
Of course, none of these people are under even a pretense of an obligation to actually do this, and if they decide “well, internet memes are beneath me!” then that’s alright then. You should still visit their blogs.