Wednesday, December 03, 2008

When Someone Asks Me to Post, How Can I Refuse?

So Tera tagged me on her blog.

In case you don't want to read the picture, here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.

4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

At first, I did not know what to say. So much about me is completely normal, sane, and unremarkable in every way. But, you know, I was TAGGED with an internet thing, so I might as well give it the ol' college try.

1. In my notebook, I have about two pages of Facebook statuses I plan on using to entertain my Facebook friends. Examples of statuses I have used include, "M. Robert would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those meddling kids," and "M. Robert is sponsored by viewers like you."

2. When I was younger, I thought skin color/race could be transferred from person to person. It wasn't until after I started kindergarten that I realized I would not eventually get to be a cute little African-American kid. And, yes, I was sad about this.

3. I have a Texas accent that comes out when I drink or when I pronounce the word "nuclear." And yes, I do pronounce it the same way W. does. I have worked on this, but to no avail. I totally recognize this makes me sound like an idiot.

4. I memorized every line of The Muppet Movie when I was younger and my brother and I would perform huge chunks of the film for anyone's amusement with each of us acting out all the parts. I could probably still do the Doc Hopper French Fried Frog Legs jingle if you asked me to do so now.

5. I have never worked in the food service industry. I have done just about everything else, including retail sales, janitorial services, professional writing, hospital work, crude Flash animation, training videos, and house painting, but not food service.

6. The first professional author I ever met was William H. Armstrong, the man who wrote Sounder. He signed my copy of Sounder and wrote a nice little note in it for me. I was in second grade and did not appreciate the experience until I was much older.

7. Whenever I get tagged or sent something I have to perpetuate, I break the chain. And, yes, I have done this to poor Tera before.


heather said...

1. i don't get the whole myspace/facebook stuff. who's got time for that? /:^
2. aww, poor mrt. :(
3. you may share an accent with wb, but you also posses a brain. that = sexy in my book. ;)
4.alright, you can forget the sexy. you're my middle sister. well, the male version of her anyway. what a dweeb. :p
5. i've done food and house painting. neither one is fun for long. :/
6. can't say that i've ever met a more famous author than the old biddies at the church when i lived in the bible belt. nothing like an entire town of hard headed southern baptists to freak the shit outta this, by then, california by way of germany girl right out. pretty amazing when i think about that time now. that's gotta be a hell of a lot like what brain washing is. scary. :{
7. yeah, usually by the time i do these things everyone i know has already been tagged.

NoRegrets said...

Isn't it statii?