Wednesday, September 19, 2007

8 random things about me!

Normally I don't do memes, but Jim tagged me for this one asking me to provide eight random things about myself and I thought why not. So I've spent the entire day today working on the list of everything about me from which I would sample. Sometime during my second hour of just typing "I am typing right now (still)" over and over again, I looked at the lists that Jim and other people who have done this meme have made, and I realized they weren't serious about the "random" part. They were choosing "arbitrary" things that were disproportionately "quirky" and/or "interesting."*

So, now I don't know if I'll do my eight arbitrary, potentially quirky/interesting things or not. One pseudorandom thing about me, though, is that if you want to see my face scrunch uncomfortably, all you need to do is make me listen to a pop song that conspicuously uses an unnatural, Chaucerly sentence construction in order to make a line rhyme. Examples:

From "Hey There Delilah", by the Plain White T's:
Hey there Delilah
I've got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath away
I'd write it all
Even more in love with me you'd fall
We'd have it all
From "Dream Vacation" by the Gear Daddies:
And late at night when the kids is all asleep
Then off to the lounge for a nightcap we can sneak
I know our lives they ain't the stuff of dreams
But for one full week we can live like kings and queens
Seven more!

* I reserve the right to write an entire future post about Wicked Anomie's #3 random thing.


Kieran said...

He tagged me, too. I wrote the post but I can't bring myself to publish it. Odd.

yli said...

it's almost sinful to write a post (especially a meme post) and not publish it, Kieran. even more so to tease everybody by telling us. on someone else's blog. in the comments field.

Chip said...

The word "Chaucerly" I do love.

Anonymous said...

I had to go back and check my #3 random thing, but that certainly could be turned into an interesting blog post. I'll keep an eye out for it! Not that I don't read all your posts, anyways...

Jim Gibbon said...

I thought way too much about what random means in the context of this meme and eventually concluded that it's fine to take it in the colloquial sense of, "Like, OMG, that's so random!" which seems to include quirky and interesting.

Kieran, I'm with yli.