I’ve been tagged to do a meme like twice before, and I always say I’ll write something for it, but then I never do. Maybe I should start. So, as much as I hate “Milla”:http://millatimes.com for tagging me, well, maybe it’s good for me too. Well, good or a source of relatively free writing ideas. So, without further ado, five things that I think none of my regular readers knows about me.
# When I was in fifth grade, I carried a notebook around with me everywhere outside of school. Inside, I wrote an entire science fiction novel. It’s easy to write a novel when each chapter is less than a page and consists of entirely exposition. I guess that Isaac Asimov was my hero.
# One semester in college, I had romantic opportunities with three brunettes from Chicago; I picked just one. The next semester, I had romantic opportunities with three blondes from Massachusetts; I picked just one there as well. In fact, all through college, I only dated one girl from California. I’m not sure how that happened, and I’m particularly not sure how one semester was all about Chicago and the other all about Massachusetts.
# One day in junior high I taped _Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan_ off of the TV. I watched that tape over and over again on weekends until it wore out and skipped incessantly. Now, I own both versions of that move on DVD.
# I didn’t listen to music at all until 9th grade, when I got a “Kix”:http://www.kix-band.com/ tape as a gift. I think my parents got me a cheap stereo to play it on. Well, with just one tape, that sure got a lot of listening! (Fortunately I liked Kix. This was before they got a little crazy and wondered, in an article in the Sun, why they weren’t bigger than Led Zeppelin, since they were better. I guess having Poison steal your show and then get famous off it would drive anyone insane.)
# I once made out with one of my college newspaper’s photographers in the darkroom. We managed not to screw up any film processing! I was very happy, as I’d had a big crush on her for a long time, but it took me about six weeks to kiss her again, and that never did go anywhere.
You know, that wasn’t so bad; I’d even do it again for another meme. I think I’m supposed to tag somebody. Ummm…. Mary and Auros, you’re it!
fn1. I plan to get back at her by pronouncing her name “Mill-uh” rather than “Mee-la” the next time I see her.