Eight Random Facts

2007 July 15
by David J. Ringer

DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS — John over at Born Again Bird Watcher tagged me for the Eight Random Facts Meme. Thanks, John! Here are the rules:

- Players write a post with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
- At the end of that post, they “tag” eight bloggers to write similar posts, including the rules.
- The players then leave a comment to tell the “tag-gees” about the meme.

(Gah! I can barely stand to post instances of the singular “they” on my blog, but see #7 below.) Here goes:

  1. After two years of computer programming in college, I changed my major to English. I wanted to write for people, not for machines.
  2. My blond hair and blue eyes are generally attributed to my Swedish grandmother.
  3. At the moment, I have 21 chigger bites (mostly around my waist), several mosquito bites, and a few unknown itchies, all from yesterday morning’s birding expedition.
  4. I don’t like electric guitars.
  5. Though I’ve been to the national capitals of four countries, I’ve never been to Washington, D.C. (The four countries are Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Cameroon, and France.)
  6. I cringe whenever people ask me where I’m from because I never know what to say.
  7. Some friends and I invented third-person singular gender-neutral personal pronouns (quem, queem, queemy!) in an attempt to rescue the English language. We’re a bit disappointed not to find them in the dictionary yet, even after the release of a promotional video.
  8. If I were an art collector, I would specialize in stained glass.

And I’m tagging the following eight bird bloggers. (If you don’t already read their blogs, by the way, you probably should. All of them.)

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One Response
  1. July 18, 2007

    OK David, I’m game.

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