Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I've been tagged for the Eight Random Things meme by both Hedwyg and Cecilia, so I guess I'll just have to do it twice. I'm not tagging sixteen people, though!

Here's what I have to do:
  • I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
  • Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
  • At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  • Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
In honour of Hedwyg's blog theme, I'm going to list Eight Random Things About Me I'm Grateful For:

1) I've gotten much better at sleeping since I moved out here -- I very rarely get insomnia.

2) I seem to have a nose for mixing cool-smelling bath salts and stuff like that.

3) I got my picture in the local paper last week (for answering a Man On the Street question, but still).

4) I have a cat who'll walk on a leash. I know I've mentioned this here before, but it's still so cool.

5) Apart from the recent toe incident, I have lucky feet -- I can wear just about any shoes, including low heels or shoes with no support, and my feet will be just fine.

6) I have a job interview at a local acupuncture college Thursday. Did I mention I'm terrified of needles?

7) I can walk any dog ever. (Okay, not one who's trying to kill me, but dogs who pull? Not a problem.)

8) I live a ten-minute drive from the mountains.

And for Cecilia, a music-themed Random Eight:

1) In school I played (in order) recorder, violin, piano, flute, bass drum, french horn, and alto sax. None of them well.

2) I've sung parts from 2nd tenor to low soprano.

3) Currently listening to a random mix at work that my boss put together, and fast-forwarding through all the rap.

4) I'm not fast-forwarding through the rap so much for my sake (it's not my favourite but I don't mind it) but because it's got bad words in it, and, well, retail.

5) I have, at home, music ranging from filk to techno, classical to country.

6) Also a flute and something like five recorders. Still awful at all of them.

7) Plus a bunch of madrigal music.

8) And when I sing, the cats run from the room.


Chris+ at Even the Devils Believe
Just Plain Foolish
Rae at Rae's Ramblings
Wulfila at The Lonely Goth's Guide to Independent Catholocism
Hilbert a The Nerdiest of the Nerds
Mrs. M at The Kitchen Door
Mary Beth at Terrapin Station
Canine Diamond over at Thee, Hannah

Enjoy y'all!


Cecilia said...

Loved both your memes-- you went far beyond the call of duty!

So what's filk??? I consider myself pretty musically knowledgeable... and I never ever heard of that.

Well played!

Pax, C.

Rae Trigg said...

I posted my answer to the eight things meme: raetrigg.blogspot.com/2006/06/eight-random-things-meme.html


Plain Foolish said...

Thanks for tagging me. It helped me discover that you were posting - my link was just bad!

HilbertAstronaut said...

Oh dear, I think I have too many blog friends in common with you to tag people... but here are eight random things:

1. _I've_ sung parts from bass to countertenor / alto ;-)

2. I randomly met and had an interesting conversation with an early leader of the Berlin gay rights movement on the S-Bahn, when I was coming back to Berlin from choir rehearsal in Potsdam.

3. Half the (human) languages I know (somewhat) are either dead or rather obscure dialects.

4. I'm a (new-school) Lisp hacker.

5. I've been on a road trip from Beijing to Inner Mongolia.

6. I have hammertoes!

7. I once delivered a (very rough) two-hour math lecture in German.

8. I'm a Doctor Who fan.

Kate said...

Cecilia, filk is sort of folk music, but for the science fiction/fantasy/gaming/fannish/et cetera subculture. Have a link:


Have two:


Thanks, Rae! Well played!

And yeah, Plain Fool: I sort of haven't been touching the other ones, what with the excitement in my life these days...and well played!

Hilbert my dear, between us we can sing almost anything. :)