Thursday, 10 April 2008

How do I get myself into these things?

Cut it out, Rafique. I'll play along this time, but that's it. No more memes!

It's even worse that I've come late to the game for this one, and just about everybody has already done it. So I'm going to break a rule or two on this one.

I. Link to the person who tagged you.
II. Post the Rules Here.
III. Share Seven Random or Weird Facts About Yourself.

1. In the three generations spanning our parents to our children, there are five different languages spoken in our family.
2. I have been on TV in three different shows that had absolutely nothing in common. This does not include woman-in-the-street interviews that may or may not have aired.
3. I speak two languages fluently, one semi-fluently, and a smattering of a couple of others.
4. I turned down an African, a Palestinian, an Inuit (Should I count the Austrian? Why not?) before finally saying yes to an Italian. I have no idea why WASPs seemed to ignore me.
5. I published an online newsletter that forecast the movements of commodity markets, using a method I devised myself. I pulled the plug on it because it required me to be two people and I didn't have that many hours in a day.
6. I was born on a Canadian Air Force base in France, back in the days when they still existed.
7. A friend of mine was once kidnapped while walking my baby in a stroller. In front of a cop's house. The only witness was my two-year-old. Fortunately, there was a happy ending.

And the ones I'm breaking:
IV. Tag 7 random people, linking to them.
V. Leave a comment letting them know you've tagged them.
Anybody reading this who hasn't already done it and who is amused by these things, consider yourself tagged.

And all taggers, consider yourself warned. The probability of me simply ignoring the next meme is very, very high.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, woman, you have been busy! I am so sorry that I have not visited. You should have alerted me. I'll have to do some reading this weekend and catch up.

Janet said...

LOL! Well, Anonymous, if I knew who you were...

That's what the subscription service is all about. You can put me on your Yahoo page, or your Google page, or get me in your email or - there are a bunch of choices.

But thanks for coming by. :o) Comments are always welcome.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you know who this old poet is... "definitely, definitely" (in the odd event you're not pulling my leg on realizing who) :-)

Unfortunately, I just do the MySpazz thing, so I have to manually check here, as I can't sign up. Or didn't realize I could--I'll have to look into that Yahoo! thing.

Back not so long ago--it seems--you weren't writing anything at all, making mention of needing to. So, I'd check a bit and just got out of the habit.

Lo and behold, to my surprise. (And keep it up. I'll be trying to check up on some of your traveling bits here this weekend when I have more time.)

Anonymous said...

By the by... I can so appreciate the WASP irony: I always swear blondes are my favorite, for instance, but never seem to date anyone except Mediterranean or Hispanic ethnicities.

Janet said...

Oh, THAT Anonymous... You do realize you share the name with a few million other people in Internetland.

You don't need anything other than an email to subscribe, although I personally prefer having homepages for my subscriptions.

I am inconsistent in my blogging. I cheerfully give refunds to anyone who objects.

anonymous said...

Yes, they're all imposters: my name and legacy have been around for ages. Just note, for instance, "Home on the Range," "Down in the Valley," and "Sir Patrick Spens."

Oddly enough, I'm just get ready here to soon to add much of my early work to my actual page face.

These others, they're all just wannabes! But, as you can tell, I'm very well known and liked. LOL


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