Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Meme:Seven Random Facts/Habits About Me

Here are the rules for the meme:

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves.

Those who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules.

You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names.

Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

Seven Random Facts and Habits About Me, Organized Around the Seven Deadly Sins:

1. Lust. Every day I take a poll within my mind and give a mental award to the loveliest woman I have seen that day.

2. Gluttony. I have many, many doughnut eating memories and each of them is wonderful.

3. Greed. As a smart ass, I cannot stop myself trying to turn every situation into one to laugh at. I am greedy for other people's laughter, often quipping beyond the bounds of appropriateness.

4. Sloth. I love going as many days in a row as I can wearing pajama bottoms or sweat pants and a sweat shirt or T-shirt and devoting myself to doing nothing that could be called, by any definition, productive, including showering. These days are best experienced prone.

5. Wrath. I reserve a special and unabated wrath for those with whom I share political views and religious faith, but who are such asses in their expression of both that I cannot imagine wanting to share their company.

6. Envy. I envy smooth-faced, well-rested, calm, fit, well-dressed, confident men who manage money well, drive sporty cars without dings, play expert golf, and give the appearance of being unshaken in the face of difficulty and speak in unrattled, even voices.

7. Pride. I refuse to read student evaluations of my teaching. I feel I have reached a point in my career where I know best what is working in the classroom and how I need to improve.

Since this meme is about randomness, I have used the Next Blog function to select the seven people whom I will invite to continue this meme.

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Laurie R. said...

I e-mailed you about it, but I just have to say your comment under "wrath" is the best thing I've read all day.

Pinehurst in my Dreams said...

I have never equated the need for an appreciating audience for my humor as greed. Humm. . .Maybe I need to talk to the Lord about this. . .but wait. The good book does say, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. . ." I think I would enjoy hearing you quip beyond the bounds of appropriateness. I can always use a good belly laugh. . .a rolling on the floor, I can't catch my breath. . .Oh. . .oh, where's the bathroom. . .kind of laugh. It's good medicine!

Silver Valley Girl said...

So, who is the over achiever on this assignment? Very, very good. What a clever approach to this meme. I have to admit that I have probably seen #4 rear its ugly head more than once or twice while having you a guest in my home. But that's okay. That's what time in Kellogg is for.

Rob said...

Thank you for #5. It was one of the most well-stated sentences I've read in a long time.


Katrina said...

Trust you to give such surprising structure to something so random. I loved the "Seven Deadly Sins" theme.

#1 and #2 My doughnut eating memories are more properly gathered under the category of "Lust", since I've been living the sugar and starch free life for several months now. Sometimes, when I'm feeling really weak, I turn on the food channel and just drool, drool, drool.

#5 Oh, yeah. I would name names, but a few of them are in the news so regularly already, I'd hate to put their names out there one more time. :)

#6 I'm much more intrigued by men who show their struggles with uncertainty and emotion and emerge from the storm to do the right thing anyway.

Thanks for the fun post!

raymond pert said...

Laurie and Rob: I am glad my wrath at people with whom you'd think I'd crave company because of our common worldviews struck a nerve with you.

pinehurst in my dreams: I have to admit, I'm not very greedy so I had to write something a little different. But, the fact is, my greed for laughs sometimes moves me to make jokes and wise cracks about things that others find, well, a little offensive or, at least, outrageous.

SVGirl: You've have seen me overachieve in sloth.

Katrina: When I wrote about people I don't want to share company with, I was thinking less of public figures and more of people I encounter quite a bit. Mean of me. I suppose it's why wrath made the cut as one of the big seven!

I represent what you find intriguing minus the doing the right thing anyway. I'm not always so good at that....