Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I'm It.

Well, hummn, Sidney seems to have tagged me.

1. So first I post the rules, directly below:

2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here are my eight facts/habits:

1. I have absolutely no sense of smell. Can’t smell roses. Can’t smell skunks. There are both positives and negatives to this.

2. The older I get the better the beer that I drink.

3. I don’t like expensive wines. Give me cheap and sweet. Or better yet, make it a beer.

4. Like Sidney, I was born to older parents (mom was 40, dad a few years older), and that definitely had an impact on my life.

5. I taught myself how to swim, and I didn’t have a very good teacher. Perhaps that’s why I’m not much of a swimmer today.

6. I don’t find most movie comedies funny. Two exceptions are “Young Frankenstein” and “Team America.”

7. I am not a big fan of William Faulkner or James Joyce.

8. I’m terrible at telling jokes.

Tagging: OK, maybe I’m breaking the rules here, but I’m going to be radical and tag the same folks that Sidney did. This means that they can actually just post once to cover both Sid’s and my tags. I’m even tagging myself retrospectively. I’m grandfathered in as they say.



Donnetta said...

Hello, It. I enjoyed reading the eight facts. Okay, if you can't smell, can you taste? Seems as if the two things would be tied together. Just wondering.

Sphinx Ink said...

Thanks for your interesting contribution to the meme, Charles. Sidney tagged me also, and I'm tagging you to take part in the "meme." Since you've already responded, you don't have to do anything else. If you'd like to see my responses, go to my blog entry for June 19. It was fun.

Charles Gramlich said...

donnetta, I can taste but I imagine my taste sensitivities are not as precise as most people's.

Sphinx, I'll check it out.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Hey, Charles. I replied on Sid's blog, but I'm not continuing by posting on my blog. As Thomas Harris saids in the last lines of HANNIBAL: "There is only so much we can know before we have to die."

Susan Miller said...

Oh, poor Willie Faulkner. I'm going to see his place this weekend after having a nice little love/hate relationship with him this year.

Interesting about the swimming when I consider you to be so "sea worthy" in your latest series of books.

Bernita said...

I definitely relate to 3,5, and 7, and partly to 4 - my mother was 30.

Sidney said...

You know, I'm a Sam Adams man, myself, does that count as gourmet beer?

Parts of "Team America" are great. I love the fact that they have house cats instead of panthers.

I don't get that excited by comedies either, but "The 40 Year Old Virgin" is pretty consistently funny.

Michelle's Spell said...

Love the list! I think each one could be worked into a story.

Clifford said...

I bet you're surrounded by malodorous people, you just don't know it.