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Eight Things About Me

Melinda Snodgrass has "tagged" me, she informs me. And now I must reveal eight things about myself. Presumably eight things that I haven't revealed before, or at least not widely, or else what fun would it be?

So... eight things about me that most of you would probably never suspect.

1) The first vote I ever cast was for a Republican, New Jersey's distinguished senior senator and favorite son, Clifford B. Case.

2) I had a crew cut all through junior high, high school, and most of college.

3) My favorite guilty pleasure movie is SUMMER LOVERS. I want to go to the island of Santorini and have a menage a trois with Darryl Hannah and Valerie Quinessen.

4) When I was in my twenties people used to tell me I looked like Kris Kristofferson. Now they tell me I look like Jerry Garcia. And he's dead. I don't like this trend.

5) I like writing when it's going well, but I LOVE having written.

6) My favorite song is Kris Kristofferson's "The Pilgrim, Chapter 33." (See him busted on the sidewalk in his jacket and his jeans, wearing yesterday's misfortunes like a smile). I am also very fond of "Me and Bobby McGee" and "To Beat the Devil" and "Silver" and a lot of Kris's other songs. Maybe that's why I was pleased when people said I looked like him.

7) I have never been defeated at RISK when I have the red army. Never. And I started playing RISK in grade school. Foemen tremble when I rattle my dice. Except when they make me play green or black or some other color. Then I am merely mortal.

8) Windows sucks. I use it, under protest, for the internet, but all my fiction is written on a DOS machine, using WordStar 4.0. I'm a word guy. When I want to copy something, I like to type "copy." When I want to delete it, I like to type "delete." I don't like puzzling out these stupid little cartoons they call icons, or dragging them around with a mouse. The day WordStar 4.0 stops working is the day I retire.

So there you have it. My revelations.

And now, if I understand the rules of this "game of eight" correctly, I must tag someone else, just as Melinda tagged me. Let me look around. Hmmmmm, who... ah...

STEVE LEIGH! You're tagged!


May. 18th, 2007 09:07 am (UTC)
how 'bout linux and a mac as opposed to windows and a pc??? [yes, dos is good, too.] :D

"throwingshapes" avatar reminds me of hendrix and i agree that you do not look like garcia ;)

grrm, in the pic where you are in front of a castle w/sunglasses, jacket, and hat, you look like you could be related to my brother when he puts on sunglasses, jacket, and hat. so, you could say that you look like my brother. are you scottish, maybe?

does anyone know why a meme is called a meme and how it came 'bout?

this is sort of off the subject, but i think someone rushed s.raimi into making "spiderman 3," because the movie's horrendous. grrm, please take as long as you want w/"dragons," (*ducks*) i don't want "dragons" to end up like "spiderman 3."
May. 18th, 2007 10:44 am (UTC)
Re: lynx
A "meme" is a repeated thought. Meme's get their name through the way they're copied over and over along the internet - a repeated thought pattern.
That's what i've heard anyway!

I liked this entry! It made me giggle - it's nice to remember someone who can create fiction i love so much is a real person.

I always lose Risk, whatever colour i play (it's why i don't play often). We could team up and give others a chance (plus, i'd love to actually win for once...)
May. 18th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
Re: lynx
May. 19th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
Re: lynx
thank you to "missyfern" and "odiedragon" ^_^
May. 20th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
Re: lynx
No worries =D


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