The Ends Justify the Memes
Until today, I had only been memed once in just over five years, by Julie D of Happy Catholic. As I recall, I was in such a state of shock that anyone would remember little old me, that I didn't do anything about it.
But oh, no, not this time.
I've been memed by Patrick Archibold, the mad genius behind Creative Minority Report, who was in turn memed by Karen Hall of Some Have Hats. Here's the lowdown:
"The rules are simple... 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
Fine. Whatever. Here goes:
Fact 1: I am left-handed.
Habit 1: I smudge the page when I write left-handed. Thanks to this keyboard, you really can't tell.
Fact 2: I didn't get my first credit card until I was 29.
Habit 2: My credit card balances go from near the max to near zero, rarely staying in the middle.
Fact 3: I began keeping a running ledger of the contents of my money jar, from when I was nine years old, until after I graduated from college.
Habit 3: As an adult, it's all I can do to balance a checkbook.
Fact 4: My bookshelves are organized by subject matter, and from there, on each shelf according to size.
Habit 4: It's been two years in the new place and I still haven't shelved all the books yet.
Fact 5: From September 2001 to September 2003, my weight went down from 220 to 185 pounds.
Habit 5: For reasons unknown, I gained it all back three years later. (This isn't over...)
Fact 6: I am in love with my car, a 2005 Scion XB, fully loaded.
Habit 6: My car has an immaculate interior most of the time, now that I have "Sal" to nag me about it. What a gal!
Fact 7: Each time I go back to Ohio, I do less overpacking.
Habit 7: Each time I go back to Ohio, I manage to forget at least one important item.
Fact 8: When I travel by air, I always carry my luggage on the plane, just one regulation-size suitcase and my portable guitar.
Habit 8: When I travel by air, I always pray the Rosary when the plane is taking off. You never know...
And with that, now comes the list of poor suckers whom I would challenge to do the same. They are Mary Alexander (no relation), Darwin, Mrs Darwin, M Z Forrest, Father Martin Fox, Rich Leonardi, Der Tommissar, and Pete Vere.