Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Tagged! Tagged I Tell You!!
I've been tagged for a meme by Sara Sue. The rules are "I quickly write 8 random facts/habits about myself, and then tag 8 people."
-Caffeine makes me bounce off the walls, literally. I haven’t drunk more than a sip or two of coffee in years, and one cup of Earl Grey tea is enough to wire me for half the afternoon.
-I love hot weather. During the summer there is always a tug of war around the house as my wife pulls the curtains and closes the windows to keep the place cool, and I retreat to my office and open all the shades and windows wide. I don’t mind at all if it’s 98 degrees outside; I like it, and I want fresh air and sunlight.
-I’ve been a Boston Red Sox fan since I was 5. My grandfather was one too, and back in 2004 after the Sox won the World Series the family all went to his grave and drank a toast.
-I want to spend a month some summer chasing tornados in Kansas, but not until the fad dies down.
-I’m known in certain circles as “The Death Guy”. That’s because one of my specialties in bookselling is books about historic mourning and funeral customs, old gravestones and epitaphs, and such. When conversation gets slow at parties my wife loves to interject “Oh, and Forrest’s ‘The Death Guy’,” which tends to make boring people run away because they suddenly discover they desperately need more bean dip.
-I’m a complete control freak about cooking vegetables in an ‘engineer-geek’ kind of way.
-I once spent a day lying on a sofa “incubating” a half-hatched duck egg on my chest.
-I think that Marcia Cross is the hottest Desperate Housewife.
I don't really like to make people play games, but if they feel like it, I'll tag Catalyst, Phoebe Fay, Cissy Strut, and Gods to play.