"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Of Little Interest

While blog surfing, I came across one where the blogger had been “tagged” to list 10 interesting facts about themselves. In doing so, this individual prefaced their list with “6 of them are weird.” (One was a recollection of having been the victim of a kidnapping attempt at age 4 and another was the revelation of having had a student who turned out to be a murderer. From my perspective, those two alone would be tough to top.)

As I thought of this exercise, it occurred to me that I might be hard pressed to formulate a list of “interesting” facts about myself. After all “interesting” is subjective in that what I might consider interesting, others may find boring, obnoxious, disgusting or just plain stupid.

So instead, I thought perhaps I would speculate on what things I think others may find interesting (or bizarre) about me. So here goes.

1. I do 4 to 5 crossword and sudoku puzzles each day … in ink.
2. I like the smell of Scotch tape.
3. I dislike an unmade bed and don’t mind making it.
4. I retain a surplus amount of useless information. (see #1)
5. My musical tastes range from Bach to the Beatles and Mozart to Meatloaf.
6. I’m a compulsive list maker.
7. While a lover of almost all foods, I can’t stand bleu cheese.
8. I get up at 5am … because I want to.
9. I only went to college for two years.
10. I love thunder storms.

Oh and for my non-running friends:

I ran 10 miles on Saturday and am training for a marathon.

“My life is a simple thing that would interest no one. It is a known fact that I was born and that is all that is necessary.” – Albert Einstein


Bill Lawfield said...

I think I knew all but the scotch tape thing. That's weird. And I would think the making of the bed comes from the Guard. Unless you are trying to keep things out of the bed. Good run this morning. Glad to be back.

Beth said...

yea, the scotch tape thing I didn't even know about........it's weird. xoxo

myates said...

I find it a little scary that some how I knew about the tape thing and Beth didn't. About number 4....there is no such thing as useless information, just seldom used information. Numer 8 is just sadistic though.

Amy said...

Hey, I too am a compulsive list maker!!!! Glad to know I'm not the only one!!!!!

Fe-lady said...

I didn't know scotch tape had a smell...but I am going to go find out right now...
I am with ya on the bleu cheese thing...and I LOVE cheese.
Happy Birthday and it looks as if your training is going great guns! Congrats!