Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Tag -- I'm IT!

You know, how as a little kid, when you sometimes watch other kids play a game in a schoolyard... And you hope they'll ask you to play too, but you're not really sure you want to...?
Well, that's how I feel about the EIGHT MEME.

I've seen the meme floating around the blogosphere for a few weeks and thought it looked kind of neat. I sort of wanted to do it, but my name never appeared on a "you're tagged" list. And in those instances when the bloggers say they won't tag people but whoever wants to do it can, well I thought it looked kind of lame if I take it upon myself to do the meme that I wasn't tagged for.

But today, July 4, 2007, I am playing that game called EIGHT MEME, thanks to Elie of Elie's Expositions.

Here are the rules:

Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed.
At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

I must admit, though. I will not tag anyone. Many people have done this while others don't like to be put in the position to do a tag. So, if you'd like, you can follow suit with your own list of eight. Don't be the wuss like me, who waited to be "called upon."

1. I am forever singing...especially in our ensuite shower that has amazing acoustics.

2. This is a quirk of mine: I cannot have a large salad bowl in front of me, with the servers on this side of the bowl. I need to put the servers on the far side of the bowl. Somehow I feel they're in my space bubble, if I don't -- like they're crowding me.

3. Even though I studied piano for years and years, I cannot complete any one song by memory.

4. Give me pasta, give me cheese and I am very very pleased!

5. Sometimes I like knowing that I have the power to move people enough with my words or personal messages to make them cry.

6. I don't know how to have a good I often back down from one.

7. My childish social hangups often still make an appearance in public settings.

8. I'm often disappointed when I make assumptions and expect too much of people.


Elie said...

Wow, that was quick! I resonate to a lot of yours as well. Glad I was the one giving you the excuse to go for it.

Hope you had a happy Canada Day! I'm glad to be home today for US Independence Day, giving me a chance to blog and comment as I can no longer do from the office.

torontopearl said...

Elie, I'd noticed you'd tagged Jack. Then I went back to your blog to see if (by any chance) you'd tagged me. Then I went to my inbox and found the message re. the tag link. (my blog comments are simultaneously forwarded to my email)
Happy July 4th. (my dad's b'day is today, too.)

I want to clarify re. #8: Yes, I get disappointed but it's because i'm expecting just basic niceties -- at least the minimal -- and sometimes don't even get that. People don't have to go out of their way for certain things, but don't even deliver things when it's simple enough to do so. I find that very disappointing.

Ezzie said...

I feel like I've seen you say the salad one before... it bothers me, too. :)

I agree on 7&8, and wish I could do #5.

Elie said...

Happy B-day to your dad, and many more in good health!

muse said...

gr8 8

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

P.O.W. - I had you in mind when I wrote that I wasn't tagging, but people could comment. Next time I reply to a meme please remember this note informing you that you are tagged.