I’ve been tagged to do the “eight things” meme — tagged twice in fact. Thank you Jenclair and Sylvia! I’m supposed to list eight random things about me — which strikes me as hard since most interesting things about me I’ve already posted about in other similar memes, but I’ll give it a try.
1. I never eat cereal with milk. I always have it dry — I can’t stand sogginess in food.
2. I have a diamond-shaped birthmark on my thigh, about six inches directly above my knee. It’s not quite a perfect diamond shape, but it’s very close.
3. I played on the volleyball team in High School, briefly. It was a disaster.
4. I am committed to never playing a sport that requires coordination ever again. Yeah, cycling requires a certain amount of coordination, but not the kind you need to catch, kick, throw, hit, etc. So, no baseball, football, soccer, tennis, golf, volleyball, softball, or basketball for me. I might consider miniature golf, but only as a joke.
5. I loathe and despise shopping. I’ll wear the same clothes over and over again until they are almost worn out before I’ll go buy more (and that’s only if I can’t get Hobgoblin to buy something for me, which he often very graciously does).
6. I’m very bad at remembering the names of trees and flowers and other kinds of plants, but I greatly admire people who can remember them. There is some essential function missing in my brain that would allow me to learn — I have a bad visual memory I guess.
7. Speaking of memory, I’m very good at remembering my students’ names — I pride myself on this — up until the end of the semester. Once the semester ends, the names disappear from my brain. If class ends in December, by January, I’ll remember their faces but the names are gone.
8. I performed in musicals in junior high and high school — including The Wiz, 42nd Street, and Grease. I was always just in the chorus though, never in a real part. I was too shy, I can’t act, and I can’t sing well enough to try for a big part.
Okay, here I break the rules, because I can’t think of 8 people who haven’t done this already to tag. But if there’s someone who hasn’t done this yet, please do!