Sunday, January 13, 2008

I've been tagged

Well, I guess it was just a matter of time before chain letters worked their way into blogs. I get them thru email, text messages, IMs – I even get them in Second Life! Well, I’ve recently been tagged by the lovely Christina Greene as part of the the “8 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Me” meme. Normally I just hit the delete button on this kind of thing, but in a weird kind of way, I love that I was tagged by another blogger (especially Christina, who rocks). Makes me feel all warm-n-fuzzy… So, here goes nothin’:

The 8 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Me (and will probably wish you still DIDN’T know about me) are:

1. I bought a Samsung 46” LCD TV back in June. It’s still in the box in my hallway. There are 2 reasons for this – 1) I never use my TV. 2) It doesn’t fit in my wall unit, so I need to buy a new one and do a little redecorating. As you can probably tell, I’m not in a big rush to tackle this project.

2. I’ve been fired from only one job in my life, and it was from the GAP. They hated me there – my image was ‘too funky’ and not ‘crisp’ enough to work their floors or register. They did give me a great discount though. In the end, I KNOW I spent more there than I actually made.

3. I have a pretty large tattoo on my back, left hip. It’s 8” high, and 6” wide. I got it when I was 23, and designed it myself. It was inspired by a pair of marcasite earrings I had seen in a catalog – which my mom later ended up buying me as a gift for Christmas. Yes, it hurt and no, I don’t regret getting it since I never see it. This is the original drawing I did which was used by the tattoo artist as a guide. The artist who did it is Eric Rignall who owns 'Ink Stop Tattoo' on Ave. A and 13th street. He's very talented, and I've known him since before he started tattooing oranges. I think my 'friend of Ann Marie' discount is still good there, give him a call.

4. My very first apartment was on the second floor of a funeral parlor. Yes, it was a little creepy, but it was usually quiet! Plus, now I have lots of interesting stories to tell.

5. I can’t play most video games because of vertigo. I once played Wolfenstein ‘till I got sick. So, I don’t do gaming. And, no Second Life doesn’t count – plus it’s NOT a game!

6. I have a storage space full of toys I used to collect. Mostly action figures and play sets from Pixar/Disney films. A few of my favorite pieces include set of Jay and Silent Bob Limited Edition figures I had signed by Kevin Smith, and an original 12” talking Jack Skellington.

7. I was kidnapped when I was 4. I was camping, and I was running down a hill with a friend and fell and skinned my knee. She went back to get my mom, but never came back. A group of men drove up and saw me, and told me to hop in, and they would take me back to my campsite. Which I did (ok peeps, this is where I say ‘PLEASE make sure your kids know not to get into a car with strangers!’). As I directed them to my campsite, they drove right by it, ignoring me. So I started to yell and cry. Finally the man in the back seat said to the driver, ‘OK, [name of driver – which I can’t remember], lets bring her back, c’mon’. The driver turned around and delivered me to my mom. I remember the incident pretty vividly. It wasn’t until years later that I realized how lucky I am.

8. I’m totally addicted to the internet. But you probably already knew that =P. My boyfriend of 3 and a half years (who I met on the internet btw), John, is probably the only one who truly understands the extent of my addiction. He’s a saint for putting up with me. He’s the only man I know who’s competition is a 30” monitor. I think there’s a ‘size matters’ joke in there somewhere, but it might be best to leave that one alone.

And lastly, the 8 people who will curse me for tagging them (hey, feel free to ignore if you like, but I know I’ll sleep better tonight knowing that I have good blogger karma – unless you curse me that is):
1. John McClellan
2. Tommy Kane
3. Alycia de Mesa
4. Aliza Sherman aka Cybergrrl Oh
5. Howard Thomas
6. Johanna Rustia
7. Chris Mogen
8. Capo Freenote

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