May 12th, 2007


Eight Things meme

Okay, jpsorrow tagged me for this meme (because he knew I needed a distraction from the revisions *laugh*). tambowrites had sort of done so already, and I was thinking of doing it, so okay, I've been tagged, I'll play along. The rules are:

- Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
- People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
- At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight 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.

The only one of those I'm going to actually enforce is the first one, but if people want to consider themselves tagged and leave a comment, I'll go read random facts about them. :)

1. I learned the Christ story from Jesus Christ Superstar. I remember very clearly being less than six years old and having the record on and going around singing, "Jesus must Jesus must Jesus must diiiiiiiiiiiiie," at the top of my lungs, and my grandfather giving me the most astonishing look. I imagined, even at the time, that he thought it was--well, sacreligious was beyond my vocabulary at the time, but that was definitely the gist of my thoughts. Still, I think I was in my teens before I fully comprehended that most people do not learn the Christ story from JCS.

2. Inspired by jpsorrow's litany of injuries, I shall announce that I've never broken any bones. I would like to keep it that way.

3. ursulav believes I own more of her original artwork than anyone except her mother. I'm not actually sure that's true (although at last count I owned 2 original paintings, five or so sketches, I don't think I've got any prints, actually, except the several I now have on order), but I'd be willing to bet that between my own purchases and arranging for/donating money toward gifts for friends and family, I have indeed bought more of her work than any other single person.

4. Having taken solitaire off my work computer, I now find myself coming to the other computer to get my 3 game fix before I start writing. However, unlike with the work computer, I stop playing after 3 games and go to the other computer to work.

5. When I was a teen, I could make a bag of M&Ms last for hours. I'd eat them one at a time, letting them dissolve in my mouth as I read a book. My sister used to get very mad at me because my candy would last longer than hers. In fact, she used to get mad at me because I didn't eat ice cream as fast as she did, either, so she'd gobble all hers up and I'd still be enjoying mine, and she didn't think that was fair. :)

6. I had all my wisdom teeth out at once, not because they were all impacting, but because one was and I told the dentist I might as well just get them all yanked. He clearly thought I was nuts, and was totally astonished when he called 48 hours later to check up on me and my only complaint was I was already tired of eating soup.

7. I accidentally described Joanne Walker to look startlingly like someone I went to high school with. The girl in question grew up to be a supermodel. (Really.)

8. Technically, I'm tongue-tied. The little whicherfligger that holds the tongue to the bottom of the mouth is, in my mouth, very very short. I shouldn't be able to talk. Anyone who knows me should find that pretty funny. :) (A doctor told my mother this when I was about two, and had been chattering at him incessantly the whole time I'd been there. It was pretty clearly academic at that point. :))

thinks to do

thinks to do this weekend:

- clean the downstairs bathroom (postponed)
- do the HEART OF STONE AAs:
--> pages 1-125
--> pages 126-250
--> pages 251-375
--> pages 376-500
- clean our bathroom (postponed)
- swim on Saturday
- get Petite to 31st level (postponed but maybe anyway)
- arrange an anniversary getaway
- go look at a house
- get Chance together for submissions
- swim on Sunday (not going to happen)

That should be enough.

eta: Or I could remember that I'm meeting irishkate for something like tea tomorrow afternoon and then going to a concert, and therefore postpone most things that aren't work until Monday...

ytd wordcount: 92,500
ytd miles swum: 12.25
miles to Minas Tirith: 140


I need an idea for a new comic book that I can put together a few pages for for this contest and win. :) I mean, I've got the team for it, no question. But I'm too attached to Chance. While I know that most work in the comics industry is work for hire, I'm coming from the book industry and the idea of handing over my rights wholesale makes my head spin. So I need something I'm less emotionally attached to. Unfortunately, right now I got nothin' and the contest closes at the end of May.