So my friend Guise was kind enough to tag me when I wasn’t looking with this meme thing where you have to tell everyone 6 things about yourself. I’d try to explain it but with the wonders of cut and paste I can just cheat. Here are the rules: 1) Link back to the person who tagged you. 2) Post the rules on your blog. 3) Write six things about yourself. 4) Tag six people at the end of your post by posting links to their blog sites. 5) Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their site. 6) And let your tagger know when your entry is up.
So to keep up with rule one, here’s the link to Guise’s page http://www.rogues.1me.net/blog/2008/6-things/ My link isn’t as pretty as the link he did back to Kittymao’s page (the person who tagged him, if you read any of the blog comments on X-E you’d know who these people are. Not that I’m telling you what to do or anything but you should really check it out). And hey look at that I took care of rule two already! Wo0t!
So without further ado, here are my six things:
Thing the first: I am a reality TV junkie.
I know it’s crap TV but it all started with Survivor, damn you Jeff Probst! I was undergoing chemotherapy at the time due to colon cancer (if you have a family history of the Big C kids it’s not too early to get checked, cancer knows no age) and if you’venever had chemo let me tell you it kicks your ass! Puking, nausea and other stomach ailments abound, it’s no fun at all. Survivor was hyped pretty heavily so I gave it a shot. It was so ridiculously cheesy I had to watch and in between bouts of trying to puke my guts out it was something to keep my mind off being sick. Sadly my infatuation with reality TV spiraled out of control from there, Amazing Race, Deadliest Catch…..I just can’t help it. I do have some standards however, I cannot and will not watch the dating shows, The Bachelor, Flavor of Love that crap can rot for all I care.
Thing 2: I beat the Big C
As I mentioned above I am a cancer survivor. I was 29 years old and was waiting for my sister to get out of cancer surgery for the second time when I was strongly urged by our family Dr. to get a colonoscopy just to be safe. Now I don’t know about you but the thought of having a camera shoved up my nether regions didn’t appeal to me but after much discussion and debate with my wife I decided to haveit done. Like I said above, if you have a family history of cancer do yourself a favor and get checked out. No it’s not a pleasant experience but if they catch it early they can treat it without surgery or chemo and believe me when I say that’s not something I would wish on my worse enemy.
Numero 3: I am listed in the credits of a major motion picture.
No seriously I am! No I’m not an actor or anything but when The Lord of the Rings was in production the company that runs the Star Wars and Star Trek fan club also started a LOTR fan club. I’m not sure if it’s still around or not but the deal was if you signed up for a subscription you got your name listed in one, two or all three films depending on how many years you subscribed for. My sister was a supervisor for the call center at the time and got em a one year subscription for my birthday so therefor my names are listed in the credits of Fellowship of the Ring. It’s near the end of the credits but if you look for the Fan club names, you’ll see me there.
#4: My kids are Pigs.
No not real pigs, guinea pigs. I don’t have kids of my own yet but I do have three guinea pigs they’re just as spoiled as real kids and I love them like they were. I got my first one a few years back on a whim, they run a pet line on a local news station here and the featured pet of the day was a guinea pig. My wife was enamoured with them but I wasn’t impressed, to me it was a rat. Anyway to make a long story short, she had a bad day at work and on a whim I picked up our first Guinea at the pet store and surprised her with Aahz. He turned out to be more my pet than her’s but we were both in love with him and lost him too soon to of all things cancer. We eventually got another one and have her still to this date along with two others we “adopted” from a local shelter. They really do make great little pets if your limited on space but want a loving little pet.
Numero Cinco: I am a reading fool
My bedroom looks like a library right now I have so many books stashed around it. I come from a family of readers tough, my Mom and Dad are both big into books. Granted the majority of my books are sci-fi and fantasy but I’m also a history buff. I love reading about World War II, the Civil War, the Titanic and things like that. I also have the obligatory Stephen King books as well as some stuff by Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. If you haven’t read Good Omens do yourself a favor and pick it up, it’s well worth the money and a great read.
Number Six: I love to write
Not that you can tell by my output here but I chalk that to the fact that I’ve had a lot of personal issues going on lately that have demanded my time. My problem with writing is that I am a very insecure writer, I’ll write furiously for hours and think it’s pretty good but then I get self conscious and then delete it and start over only to get frustrated and delete it all again and quit. Maybe one of these days I’ll try posting something up here and see what other people think. Only a handful of people read this anyway and the ones who do are people who’s opinion I truly do value.
So there are my 6 things, if your reading this and haven’t already done this then consider yourself tagged!