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Ellroon has Tagged me.

1. All right, here are the rules.
2. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
3. Players start with [seven plus one] random facts/habits about themselves.
4. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their [two times four] things and post these rules.
5. At the end of your blog, you need to choose [square root of 64] people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1. I’m a recovering Mensan. I quit when they decided the Bulletin needed more graphics and an unreadable font to attract a “new generation.”

2. Antarctica and mainland South America are the only two continents I haven’t been on. This is odd because, while I don’t know any Antarcticans, I know a number of South Americans.

3. I really dislike television as a medium, preferring the stage or cinema.

4. I have developed a dislike of all water sports and boats, and yet have spent a great deal of my life living near large bodies of water.

5. When I was a disk jockey at my university radio station my theme song was She’s Not There by the Zombies, chosen to rub in the fact that it was an all male institution, a monastery with more comfortable cells.

6. I will almost always be seen in a hat. Mostly because I’m bald and the top of the human head isn’t designed to be hit directly with rain or sun.

7. Some people think I have a dry wit, others say I’m sarcastic, usually I’m just being a smartass.

2³. Only Terry Pratchett fans who have read The Colour of Magic will understand.

Tagging a couple of people wouldn’t be bad, but [three squared minus one] is over the top. If you feel like it, do it and blame me.


1 Sunny { 06.26.07 at 10:27 pm }

Living near large bodies of water is calming…it’s weird…I’ve always lived near the beach but never swim in the ocean…but I love knowing it’s there and that I can talk a walk and breathe that wonderful air whenever I want!

2 oldwhitelady { 06.26.07 at 10:37 pm }

Those are really interesting things about you. I always figured you were a smartass:) Hey, now, put down that shoe. You said it first. I’m just agreeing with you.

3 Bryan { 06.26.07 at 10:42 pm }

Welcome, Sunny.

It’s sort of weird, in that when I was growing my brothers and I spent most of the summer in the bayou or on a boat. I’ve surfed in Hawaii [and possibly Australia – long story, and long board], been scuba diving in a number of locations, but I just don’t like it any more.

4 Bryan { 06.26.07 at 10:48 pm }

That’s what friends are for, OWL, to dump on you.

5 Steve Bates { 06.26.07 at 10:59 pm }

One would think HTML would have a (*ahem*) hex representation for that “colour” but I can’t find it on the W3 site. The name always makes me think of a chocolate drink or a laundry detergent anyway.

6 Bryan { 06.26.07 at 11:26 pm }

Of course there’s a code, but the monitor insists on committing suicide when you use it.

In the old days we lost a lot of lintels working that out. Actually we wasted a lot of time convincing people we needed lintels and not lentils, although the soup helped while we waited.

7 hipparchia { 06.27.07 at 1:58 am }

no, no, no. i only blame you for the kittens. they are eating me out of house and home, leaving me to sit in the doorway, slurping bean soup.

8 ellroon { 06.27.07 at 2:18 am }

Trust you to make it mathematical and interestingly complex. All I know is pie R squared…

9 Bryan { 06.27.07 at 11:20 am }

Hipparchia, none of those kittens are bald, so don’t blame them on me.

Ellroon, the pies that are squared are usually called tarts, unless they taren’t.

10 Anya { 06.27.07 at 2:07 pm }

((Crawling around on the floor looking for Bryan’s marbles….))

11 Bryan { 06.27.07 at 4:09 pm }

In some ways, relatives are worse than friends.

12 KarenMcL { 06.28.07 at 7:38 am }

Oh my gawd…I wouldn’t know where to *start* (hehehhehe) too many weird factoids about me already floating around on Peripetia! LOL

But a *recovering Mensan* is most intriuguing! As well as the aversion to Water Sports..given your chosen locale. But thanks for the sharing! And one of these days I will make it back through that area and look ya up (Hat an All!). :-0

13 Bryan { 06.28.07 at 8:21 am }

Karen, I didn’t choose the area, my Mother did. The Air Force sent me to islands and my Dad to the Gulf Coast and Long Island. I found jobs near Lake Ontario and the Pacific Ocean.

14 Why Now? » Blog Archive » Don't They Understand { 06.29.07 at 5:49 pm }

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15 hipparchia { 06.29.07 at 7:13 pm }

“bald is beautiful” works on humans, but cats… not so much.

16 Bryan { 06.29.07 at 8:56 pm }

My first Florida cat, Koshka, had a flea allergy and at one point was shaved. It was not a pretty sight. I do not look at Sphinxes or mole rats. Actually rats wouldn’t have such a negative reputation if their tails weren’t bald, look at squirrels – bushy tailed rats.

17 hipparchia { 06.30.07 at 4:59 pm }

squirrels = cute rats.

my collie had serious flea allergy problems. lassie, bald. doesn’t bear thinking about.

that wrinkly-face cat is apparently a kohana, instead of a sphinx. so now we have two hairless cat breeds, along with the devon rex and cornish rex, which might just as well be. just when you thought they couldn’t breed cats any uglier….

otoh, the selkirk rex is a handsome cat, as long as the breeders will stay away from infusing the smashed-face persians into the breed.

18 Bryan { 06.30.07 at 8:41 pm }

Without hair, they lose a check mark on the list that makes them mammals, so I’m not sure you can say they are cats.

19 hipparchia { 07.01.07 at 1:36 am }

you’re an ex-mammal?

20 Bryan { 07.01.07 at 3:08 pm }

I still have hair, just not in every place I once had it. I do have a beard.

21 hipparchia { 07.01.07 at 10:45 pm }

[grrrrr, you people all have your sites optimized for different browsers….]

everybody i know has surfed in hawaii, and a lot of them have surfed in australia too, but none of them has ever qualified any of their adventures with possibly. is there a story behind that?

22 Bryan { 07.01.07 at 11:09 pm }

There were pictures of me in Australia, and I am on a surf board in some of those pictures. Beyond the landing and the take-off, which were unscheduled due to equipment problems, I have no clear memory of anything. The guys in the Royal Australian Air Force are very hospitable to the best of my recollection.

23 hipparchia { 07.01.07 at 11:53 pm }

a most extraordinary rendition.

24 Why Now? » Blog Archive » More "Potter"ing { 07.21.07 at 8:16 pm }

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