"Some random, some weird" - 7 Facts meme

I'm definitely coming down with something, as it feels like my a few extra pounds of rocks have been added to my head's already substantial load. It's nice to have this to blame my lack of productivity on. And so, I'll take the chance for a little procrastination spurred on by Dr. Crazy. FYI, I did this (or a similar meme before) so if you're dying to see those seven facts, here's the link.

The rules:
  • Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog - some random, some weird.
  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
  • Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
I won't tag anyone - pile on if you want, and let me know so I can come give your facts a look. And with that said, here are seven facts about me:

  1. Even knowing this is a meme and a complete and silly time waster, I have a compulsion to point out that I can't give a random fact about myself because the act of selecting facts about myself removes the randomness from the equation. I'm justifying not resisting this by noting that I just spent a long time talking to a student about sampling errors. But really, I just get irritatingly literal sometimes.
  2. I am convinced having this job has made me less interesting. I'm near-useless in most conversations because all I have to talk about is work, and really, one day of teaching is largely the same as the last. I miss being interesting.
  3. I heart female punk bands. Possibly too much, as I also heart some female "punk" bands. But not so much that I can justify Avril Lavigne. There are limits.
  4. The best Halloween costume I ever wore had me dressed as a released sanitarium patient who would only talk through his angry, sex-mad sock puppet. One friend felt I did the character a little too well, and suggested I see someone to be diagnosed.
  5. In spite of owning way too many CDs (I'm a bit past the four digit mark), I don't own anything by the Beatles. This is a political stance, as I think people give the Beatles too much credit, and I resent the place they are given in discussions of rock music.
  6. In spite of the fact that I only wear a tie maybe three times a year, I always stop to look at them when I'm shopping for clothes.
  7. When I'm at conferences, I like to take dares to see if I can work unrelated phrases into my presentations. I once was able to force the phrase "Amish simulacra" into a presentation seamlessly.
Looking forward to seeing some folks take up this meme. But don't steal my complaint about the randomness demand. It'll only make you seem like a nerdy joiner.


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ash said...

People, I am here to vouch for the veracity of the "Amish simulacra" story. Not only is that absolutely, 100% true, it was, indeed, inserted absolutely seamlessly, to the roaring appreciation of the good doctor's many fans.

Doc C. you are many things (some random, some weird), but "boring" will never be one of them!

October 28, 2008 at 2:26 PM
ash said...

i, am, apparently, comma-challenged, today.

October 28, 2008 at 6:38 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I'm immune to comma-challenges at this point. By the end of the term, I probably won't be able to spell comma.

October 28, 2008 at 6:48 PM
Belle said...

just another nerdy joiner...

October 28, 2008 at 7:52 PM
tricia said...

you also were a fabulous porn star. er, for halloween. that one time.

October 28, 2008 at 8:42 PM
Dr. Curmudgeon said...

I'm always a little disappointed by the porn star costume because the goal had been to hand out vibrators as treats to everyone at the party.

But those things aren't cheap, and so it had to be Kit Kats and Twix bars. There was something oddly satisfying, though, about having a toolbelt loaded with condoms.

October 28, 2008 at 8:56 PM