Egads! A Meme? HERE?

I Gave In

So, a good friend of mine tagged me with this task. I don’t normally give in, but I was pretty entertained by her list, so I figured I would do it…

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you.

Of course, I am not going to be tagging anyone else with this, as I hate doing that. However, I figured coming up with 25 random things might be fun. In fact, I might come up with more. So here goes…

30 Randumbs

  1. My name means earth worker.
  2. The word meme means boob in Turkish.
  3. I have two brothers and they are both taller than I am (I’m 6’1).
  4. I enjoy practicing martial arts.
  5. I normally dislike the hell out of memes. I only fulfill them once in a while. And even when I do I don’t follow the instructions.
  6. I play several kinds of musical instruments. Of course, I don’t play any of them as well as I would like to.
  7. I’m actually quite shy.
  8. I also don’t like Facebook Apps (for the most part).
  9. I honestly believe that there are not enough true compliments in the world. Too many people spout crap because they think they have to, or because they want to get ahead. If I truly like something, I will tell you. If I don’t, I will tell you, or more likely I will say nothing about it.
  10. While I appear to have a lot of friends, most of them are in the periphery. I have a cadre of close friends whom I cherish. Of course, if you have to ask if you’re in it, you might not be. 😉
  11. This made me very happy. This year will see the addition of many more of these to our circle. It’s an exciting time.
  12. In University I studied Russian, Spanish and French. I will never admit to speaking any of these.
  13. Naruto and Lord of the Rings are two of my favourite sagas.
  14. I used to love to read. I’m rediscovering that love again.
  15. Putting a beloved pet to sleep is not easier than pulling the plug on a person. I don’t know if that sounds wrong or not, but it is certainly true.
  16. I think Facebook is an interesting idea. However, it takes all of the insecurities and complexes we used to have and puts them in electronic form. Most of the time I find that people just like to have friends to say they have them. I don’t usually say no to friend requests because of my insatiable curiosity. But I have had more failed “let’s do lunch” requests than I care to count.
  17. On the flip side… Recently I had lunch with a friend who I last saw about twenty years ago. She was one of the only girls in my class that always managed to make me feel like a somebody. It was great to reconnect. It’s amazing how much and how little we change. I enjoyed myself immensely. I realize that the people that I would like to spend time with are not necessarily the “close friends” I had back then (there are exceptions). In fact, there are a small number of people who I’ve always found interesting that I would like to rekindle friendships with.
  18. I write articles for this site. The editor-in-cheese is a great friend of mine.
  19. Every year for the last few years I’ve participated in a 24-Hour Movie Marathon. Not all the movies are good.
  20. I am an amateur photographer that wishes to become more someday.
  21. I have a black belt in Goju-Ryu Karate-Do. I’ve been doing some form of Martial Art or another for many years. I finally settled on this particular discipline because I really like my Sensei and the work ethic.
  22. Being a parent is about toeing the line between praising too much and too little. Insecurity lies on either side of the tightrope. I don’t know if I’ll be the best parent ever, but I’m going to give it my best shot.
  23. When my daughter was born I gained all kinds of fears about my own mortality. I also gained a new kind of energy and a different kind of happiness than I had before.
  24. I can’t stand it when people place themselves above others, especially when there is no real basis for it.
  25. Algonquin Park will always be one of my favourite places in the world. I know it’s not crown land, and it’s not free to camp there. But for some reason it resonates with me.
  26. I have a hero complex.
  27. I love to cook.
  28. My wife and I once made a deal that I was not allowed to die before her. In 2001 I had a serious car accident. The first thought that went through my head was, I am not allowed to die. Mrs. J would be really pissed off.
  29. My favourite colour is Blue.
  30. I love my family.

5 Responses

  1. What about Lexulous. You must like Lexulous!

    Great list! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Both your brothers are taller than you? You are a family of giants! I expect Baby J to be 7 ft 9 before she hits kindergarten!

  3. I think 4 and 21 are the same. Please renumber.

  4. […] colour, blue. (Airdrie) and (Jorge) – I like a lot of colours – red (as you can tell by my blog theme) and green are up there, but […]

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