Eight is enough

typed for your pleasure on 14 July 2007, at 1.13 am

Sdtrk: ‘Nightclubbing’ by Iggy Pop

Did everyone have a satisfying Friday the 13th? Good! Mine was spent at work, praying for a swift death that I knew would never arrive, so unfortunately it was a day pretty much like any other. But you lot get a meme, as it’s been a while!
(nicked from Monti’s little black duck)

First, the rules.
1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged must make a post about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them each a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

FAC 01 More often than not, I chew my lips, as in biting the uppermost layer of skin off. I’m sure it’s bad for you, but then, what isn’t? I’ve tried numerous times to stop it, but y’know, I’m just too goddamned delicious

FAC 02 I can trace the exact point that my handwriting started becoming indecipherable; it was the day I bought my first computer. From then on, I’ve never looked back

FAC 03 I was the best man at two different best friends’ weddings: Patrick‘s in Ohio, and Sean’s in some godforsaken place in Michigan. Incidentally, they both owe me photos

FAC 04 I didn’t really learn how to drive until a year or so after taking my drivers ed course (at the long-since-demolished Sears in Highland park, if you must know). This was due to the fact that we trained using an automatic, but my parents’ vehicles were both manuals. The most memorable event during my course, however — this is gonna sound like a ‘back in my day’ kind of thing — was driving during a rainy Winter night in downtown (‘One way streets are the Wave of the Future’) Detroit. That was certainly a trial by fire, after a fashion

FAC 05 Much like Monti, I’m shite when it comes to responding to Emails in a timely manner. The same can be said when it comes to returning phone calls; my average turnaround time ranges from three days to two weeks. As far as phone calls, the reason why is I’m watching my peak minutes like a hawk, and as regards written correspondence, it’s because I’ve never been the sort of bloke whose standard Emails run like ‘hihow’sitgoin’greatnotuptomuchokaycatchyalater’ — my missives usually tend to run long, as sometimes I’m too verbose for my own good. Plus, I procrastinate far more than I should

FAC 06 My dress sense, much like Voltron, is a combination based on several members of some of my favourite music groups:
+ Fringe-based hairstyle — Phil Oakey of the Human League
+ Necklaces, bracelets and wrist belts — Marc Almond of Soft cell
+ Button-down dress shirts — Joy division / Laibach
+ Neckties — Joy division / Laibach
+ Slightly oversized cardigans — Morrissey / Robert Smith of the Cure
+ Cargo trousers — Throbbing gristle
+ German tank driver boots — Laibach
+ Leather jacket — Peter Hook of New order / pretty much any Industrial group from the Eighties
+ Shades, strapped to my face forever — The velvet underground

FAC 07 I’ve been told by several (okay, three) sources that I have no arse.
I… can’t really argue with that assessment

FAC 08 Ask me about my loud and annoying dolphin impersonation!

It was tough coming up with things I hadn’t already covered on my ‘85 things‘ page! I mean, honestly, if you’ve been attentive over the past three years, what don’t you know about me?
Also, if you wish to be tagged, leave a comment in the appropriate space, as people seem to inexplicably hate these things

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

One side, Condé Nast* on December 6th, 2005

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3 have spoken to “Eight is enough”

  1. Uncle Sidney writes:

    Sorry about the image taking. I meant no harm I’m still learning this thing, and building blogs. As for saving images without screwing others I’m just figuring that out.

    Didn’t mean to steal. Didn’t know till recently it was actually stealing.

    Again my apologies.


  2. SafeTinspector writes:

    That “ass”-essment, you mean! hurr hurr hurr!
    I’m a DICK!

    Seriously, good meme compliance. You earn your merit badge.

  3. Davecat writes:

    Syd –
    We all make mistakes; that’s why they put rubber on the ends of pencils. 🙂
    If you want, I can send you a copy of the pic…

    Wow, we were wondering where you’d been the past week!
    ‘Good meme compliance’, eh? I notice you’ve not asked to be tagged… 🙂

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