Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I've Been Hit!...

Well it appears that I've been hit by a meme for the very first time by Sam Houston at Book Chase. As Sam said, this does seem like a good way to get to know each other better, so I'm in. As such, I am charged with these rules for the "8 Things Meme":

The rules -
1: Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2: People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3: At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.
4: Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

So, first things first - my 8 things:

1. I'm the oldest of seven children.

2. I'm a trial clerk for the US Tax Court, located in Washington, D.C. (no we're not a division of the IRS and no, I can't give you advice on how to do your taxes. Trust me, you wouldn't want me to).

3. My favorite foods are buffalo wings, macaroni and cheese, and chicken fettuccini with broccoli (conveniently, these are the only three things I'm good at cooking).

4. I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and, though it will always be home, I have a very strong aversion to ever living in the Midwest again (the reasons are too numerous and convoluted to enumerate. No offense to those of you who live in and love the Midwest).

5. I've never broken or fractured a bone in my body, except for my right middle finger, which I stuck into the crack of large school door when I was in kindergarten; it is now crooked at the first knuckle.

6. My favorite pieces of clothing are old, worn tee-shirts softened by a thousand washes and five sizes too big.

7. My first month in Japan, I ran into a moving car with my bicycle and drank an entire can of flavored Japanese beer in under five seconds before I realized that it wasn't orange soda as I'd originally assumed.

8. One of my most embarrassing moments in high school - and they are many - was when I stood up at a football game and yelled out, quite clearly I must add, "Home Run!"

Well, that's me and now for those who are getting hit:

1. Stefanie over at So Many Books

2. Historia over at BiblioHistoria

3. The Traveller at Around the World in 100 Books

4. Brandon at Bookstorm

5. SPF at Pages Turned

6. Gentle Reader at Shelf Life

7. Eva over at A Striped Armed Chair

...and that's it. Yes, I know the rules called for tagging eight people but everyone else whose blog I read on a regular basis has already been tagged! Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to notify my victims...


Sam Houston said...

Thanks for playing the game. I think you hit a "home run" with your list...or maybe that's a "touchdown." :-)

stefanie said...

That would be embarrassing yelling home run at a football game. A fun list. I've now got mine up.

LK said...

Yo, I was born and raised in St. Louis, too! (My family still lives there.) I won't be all St. Louis-y and ask you where you went to high school, though. :)

J.S. Peyton said...

That's ok LK, I love meeting other people from St. Louis! It's such a small city, that I'm always excited when I meet a fellow St. Louisans. So, I'll be all St. Louis-y and tell you that I went to Berkeley High School, on the North side of St. Louis, near Ferguson county. Now you have be St. Louis-y and tell me where you went too! : )

The Traveller said...

Thanks for the tag - loved the story about the Japanese beer! Weirdly enough, my first month in China I ran into a moving car on my bike. In my defence, the little green light said it was my turn to go, and did not warn me that cars from the opposite direction would also be turning in.