★ Why Meme?

So I picked a corny title for this post. Get your groans out now and read on.

Sal tagged me with this over a week ago. He writes a fun blog about his life. Sal is a great story teller and has a knack for recreating scenes with his words.

By nature, I am an introvert, so this meme is difficult for me. I thought about not participating, but they say it is more fun to go out of your comfort zone.

I am going to change some of the rules, though — not major changes, just a little tweak. The rules as they were pass along to me are as follows.

  1. Link to the person who tagged you.
  2. Post the rules on your blog.
  3. Write six random things about yourself.
  4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
  5. Let each person know they are tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
  6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Now, on to the fun stuff. The word random allows for a lot of time spent thinking what would be most interesting. Since I am such a private person, I fear I may have failed in this endeavor.

  1. I enjoy foreign films, especially French (since I can read/speak it and understand it). Much to the chagrin of my friends, whom I occasionally torture with some flicks that I just know they’ll like… if they can get past reading subtitles. More often than not, I am wrong.
  2. I am a bibliophile. Sounds disgusting, but I think the term “book collector” is trite, and saying “I like books” doesn’t quite fit. I still love books, but have managed to whittle my collection down over the past couple of years. Reading and collecting books is great fun; moving them is not.
  3. In high school, I earned an embarrassing nickname which stuck for all four years. I was the butt of this joke, and rather than sulk and have hurt feelings every time someone called me by that name, I merely embraced it. This tactic worked. The next day, the name was no longer a joke, but just what people called me, especially my closest of friends. Some students never even knew my real first name until graduation day.
  4. I have always been excellent at spelling and once won a college scholarship at a county spelling bee. Alas, I came in second place. Or “first runner up” as they like to say. The word I misspelled? Pall. Not only was it a simple word, but I was an altar boy growing up! I should have known it. I did know it. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that nerves don’t play a role in contests. They do. Unexpected curve balls are the most difficult to hit. The winning word? Kaleidoscope.
  5. Napoleon Bonaparte and the history of France fascinate me. I have read many books on the subjects; however, I’ve never written about the topics. Strange…
  6. I was a vegan for three years but stopped cold turkey in order to be able to enjoy all of the food I was going to be eating on a cruise — the first cruise I had ever been on. Incidentally, I went with my soul mate. She and I had met each other a little more than a month prior to the cruise. Talk about jumping in with both feet! Luckily, we were meant for each other.

With that, my list is done. I may not be the best or the most illuminating, but it is what I am comfortable with sharing. I thank Sal for tagging me, and I am going to change the rules a bit. Instead of tagging six other people and risk repeats, I am leaving the meme open to anyone who wishes to participate.

If you’d like to be tagged and write about yourself, just drop me a line or a comment and let me know. I’ll add the link to you and your site at the end of this post, and then I’ll pop over to read your blog.

Be well.