(Meme of) Eight (is enough)

Lee Carlon has tagged me. It is another opportunity to share information about myself, and force others to share it with me. It’s also another opportunity to pass along links to some of my favorite sites and get people to pay attention to what I pay attention to. That being said (I’m tired, please forgive me) the “Meme of 8” goes as follows:
1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged write their own blog post about their 8 things and post these rules.
3. At the end choose 8 people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged and to read your blog.
So, here is where we start with my 8 random facts/habits:
1. At one time I was studying to become a comic book artist.
2. Kirk’s eulogy for Mr. Spock at the end of STAR TREK II: The Wrath of Khan always (always, dammit) makes me weepy.
3. I have a dog who is known as Yogi, Big Fatty, Fatty, The Poopie Says, and The Original Fat-boy.
4. I have developed a sense of divinity that I felt was impossible as a child/teenager. I used to sit in church when I was a kid and think, “I believe in something, but I don’t think it’s this…” without being able to say what it was I did believe in. Because church does such a good job of making a “my way or the highway” message clear I thought I had to choose either one way or the other: belief, no belief. Now, as an adult, I realize that I believe very, very strongly in something more powerful than me. I still don’t know what it is, but I’m okay with that.
5. I believe that most people should, as general way of being, simply sit down and shut up. It would solve so many problems.
6. Advertising is evil. Always. Unless it’s funny.
7. I feel bad for children, because I know they’ll have to grow up.
8. Daffy Duck is underrated.
So now I get to tag these people: Matthew, Jaye, Jason, Scott, Anne, Trevor, Christopher, and Kurt (because I’ve been thinking about him so much as I’ve worked on my current book).
I don’t believe they’ll all respond to this, some for very obvious reasons.

5 thoughts on “(Meme of) Eight (is enough)

  1. Thanks for the tag. I also got tagged this way by Toni a week or so ago, so I’ll have to hop on this now. Nice to be thought of!
    My thing about Wrath of Khan is the scene underground when Kirk yells Khaaaan! I thought, “Kirk is a much better actor than Shatner.”

  2. Hey Sean,
    Thanks for thinking of me. I won’t be making a post about these (I try to keep my blog mostly a writing outlet). But I will post 8 things you may not know about me here.
    1. At one time, I wanted to be a video game designer.
    2. I have braces! As a grown man it is terribly embarassing, I just got them a few weeks ago.
    3. I’m going to school for philosophy. I heard they were opening a new thinking factory.
    4. I have had this window open for like 3 days with this list half-done and just haven’t gotten around to responding.
    5. I still do want to make comic books! I think it would be cool.
    6. Actually, I think I would even be ok with being a morning paper cartoonist. Calvin and Hobbes played a significant part in my development as a child, I’m sure.
    7. I feel bad for people with children (because I know they’ll have to grow up).
    8. No, Scrooge McDuck is underrated.

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