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Seven Things You Probably Don't Know About Me

Tags: April 18, 2009 (3 comments)

So, that damned guy annoying bugger random person who actually replies to me on Twitter Chris Wilson tagged me in this annoying meme, which I guess means I ought to participate in it (just over two years after the Five Meme went around).

So, the rules:

  • Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged.

The seven things:

  1. I trust very few people (this is one of many consequences of what happened in May 2007, more on that later) although I do tend to be fairly open, albeit vague (as anyone who follows me on Twitter probably knows). Those people who I do trust do tend, however, to know almost everything. This does at times make things interesting.
  2. Also, having lost all trust in almost everyone, to the extent that I would struggle to call anyone I knew a "friend", I tried to drown my loneliness by getting to know as many people as possible. To this day, I know (and speak to regularly) an absurd number of people.
  3. Despite having called myself bisexual for around four years, I have never had a girlfriend for longer than two days.
  4. I dislike any form of synchronous communication, primarily because it leaves almost no time to think of about my response. I can only just bear forms of communication like IM and IRC which are only just synchronous, and as most people who've ever spoken to me on either will know, it is not unheard of me taking five minutes to reply.
  5. Everything you think you know is wrong. All the world's a stage/And all the men and women are merely players. Very little of how I appear externally is how I am internally. Only one or two people really know me.
  6. I find extreme atheists and religious fundamentalists equally irrational. Having no degree of agnosticism whatsoever, and placing absolute faith in the existence/non-existence of any deity is, in my opinion, illogical.
  7. I grow my hair long because I'm lazy, and because it gets all the girls. Well, mainly the lazy part…

And seven tagged people:

  • Andrew Krespanis because he really ought to blog more and he’s stopped trying to blog on one theme so he might actually do this.
  • Ryan Parman because he's my archnemesis.
  • Ryan McCue because otherwise he’ll feel left out (poor little boy).
  • Morten Fangel because I'm going to force more than one person to return to blogging.
  • Andrew Sutherland because forcing only two people to return to blogging is boring.
  • Emma Boyd just because I'm going to tag someone who I don't know through web dev/standards stuff, and she's the latest such person to have tweeted (or at least when I looked when deciding who to tag).
  • Anne van Kesteren because this list wouldn't be complete without someone from the #whatwg cabal teamsters.

(Oh, and yes, I know it has taken me almost three months to post this. I fail.)

Five Meme

Tags: January 13, 2007 (4 comments)

So there's this meme going around…

Jon Hicks tagged the first five commentors, so who am I to decline the chance?

  1. I've got both dyspraxia and dysgraphia (the latter for which I'll probably get extra time during the exams in May). The former has the consequence of me being very uncoordinated (anyone whose seen me play tennis can attest to that), the latter makes my handwriting illegible at best.
  2. Despite that, I've twice got 98% in exams (in one (Maths, non-calculator paper) losing two marks, the other (Geography) a single mark), and 100% once (Maths, mental arithmetic).
  3. I'd've asked out the fawn-eyed girl with sun-browned legs (I know, less discrete than Eric…) at school last year, if it weren't for me being so ill.
  4. I'm shy. Very shy. I can't speak to people I don't know without someone I know well with me.
  5. I swear, a lot, although only in situations when I won't get in trouble for doing so (eg. not at school, not around children, etc.).

I know that anyone who knows me off the interwebs would know the last two, but I know that the vast majority of people who read this blog don't really know me. Come on, de-lurk, post a comment (or consider yourself tagged)!

It's a new meme!

Tags: May 28, 2005 (8 comments)

Well it seems to be all the rage in the blogosphere these days, so I'm joining in :D. 'Cept it's not a musical baton, it's a literary stick. Our beloved tsguitar has devised his own meme. Kudos to Andrew Sutherland for letting me join in. Here goes nothing:

First 5 Songs in Shuffle of Entire Music Library

  • Deep Thought — Joby Talbot
  • Somebody To Love — George Michael & Queen
  • Play The Game — Queen
  • Keep It Comin' — Uncle Kracker
  • You Belong To Me — Jason Wade

Current Book You're Reading (or lightly leafing through)

  • The DaVinci Code — Dan Brown

Last Movie Seen in a Theater and Where

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy — My local cinema

Five People To Whom You'll Pass This

Most of these are unlikely. Sod cares.

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