It’s going around again, like the flu—only better.
The Six Random Facts meme.
And, though I’m not a good player when it comes to awards, (heaven knows I have a virtual mantel where I hoard them, under layers of cyberdust, acknowledged but forgotten to pass), I usually jump in on Random Facts.
As a blogger who leaves much of my ordinary life untouched, it’s a chance to be purposefully off-topic.
Wandering Weeta has tossed this round in my lap, so, off we go:
1. I’m a snacker.
Even as mealtimes go, I much prefer a collection of small side dishes, to a main, “meat & potatoes” event. Crackers, salads, hummus, nuts, chips and salsa—it’s all good. And somewhat resembles bird food.
2. I’m culturally a northerner.
Though I live in southern Ohio, rich in southern culture and bordered by Appalachian influence, my northern roots go deep. Even after years away, the imprint is strong, the fit natural. I wonder sometimes if regional differences shape us, or if we choose geographically different areas according to what feels right.
3. My love affair with shoes has become “serious.”
I’m far beyond the stylish, to the performance models. Shoes that grip…and hug…and usually cost a pretty penny.
And never look quite right with dress pants—but that’s okay. They look perfect from where I’m standing…
4. I grind my teeth—
and solve the world’s problems in my sleep. A contrast to my waking world, where there seems to be a serenity others observe, my nighttimes must be more intense. Or so my dentist tells me. Time to add a mouthguard to the age-reversing, Kabuki bedtime routine--and ward off dream demons.
5. I have a collection of buttons—
in those little, tiny zip-loc bags that come attached to your shirts and pants. I’m not sure what to do with them, but it definitely looks like someone has gone to great effort to make certain I have them. Have you ever used one?
6. I have my mother’s eyes—
that crinkle closed when I laugh. And cry too easily.
Look me in the eye.
The rules for Six Random Facts are pretty straightforward:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
And so, I'll toss this meme to six others. If time or circumstance doesn't allow your following, that's okay. But, if there's a bit of you you'd like to share, please do.
1. Carolyn at Mountain Musings
2. Kathi at Katdoc's World
3. Trixie at Trixie's View
4. Tim at From the Faraway, Nearby
5. Christine at Quiet Paths
6. Deborah at the Cloud Messenger