Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Better random and late than never random at all

During the frenzy of activity that was Nora's romp through the Fangoria spooksmodel semi-finals, I left many things undone around here. What with the bank of computers running sophisticated statistical projections, and the walls being covered with butcher paper for all our brainstorming notes, and the empty Chinese takeout cartons and pizza boxes get the idea.

One of the things I left undone was this tag from Utah Savage. So here it is:

The Rules

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

1. I am, at the moment, the perfect picture of the disheveled blogger sitting around in his pajamas and accomplishing nothing.

2. I constantly plan trips that I will likely never take. I usually have fairly detailed plans of places to stay and visit for a number of different destinations. Right now I've got files on Nashville, Denver, the Florida panhandle, San Antonio/Austin, and Boston. I always have current files on Las Vegas and New Orleans.

3. I have changed the way I eat and drink since driving home from a Superbowl party and feeling like a bloated, queasy wreck. Since then I've lost 15 pounds, mostly by cutting back on booze, the deep fryer and meat, and adding a lot more water and fruit. The last two nights were fat, meaty exceptions, and I am already correcting that.

4. I'm having more fun at work than I've had in years.

5. This is the first time in years I haven't played at least one or two relatively well thought out April Fool jokes. There's still time for a hoax, but it won't be up to my usual standards if I do.

6. I feel a profound sense of relief that this tag only calls for 6 things, and is not the excessive 25 things that seem to be demanded of Facebook users.

And now, the tagging. I have committed a number of tagging blunders before, and I'm feeling a little tentative about identifying specific taggees by Let's do this by telepathy. If you hear a voice inside your head telling you, no, compelling you to respond to this? Well then, you're one of the six people I mentally tagged.


bubbles said...

Of course you are having fun at work - you are vested now! Woo Hoo, again!

I'm in my PJ's blogging, too. (But it is two hours earlier here. Ha.)

SkylersDad said...

You should follow through with that trip to Denver, I would love to meet up!

Utah Savage said...

Great title for this post.

I too plan trips I will never take. That's why it's good to be a reader. And then I travel in my dreams. And I swear I am actually going back to Italy now and then--in my dreams.

Nicely done.

I have posted my new Nora on the sidebar with the link to Fangoria, or however it's spelled. I have always loved nurses, so she didn't scare me, but I'd jump off a bridge for the child of someone I'm fond of if you told me to. I adore how you adore her.

Bawb the Revelator said...

The man, mos' def, IS havin' big fun! Trust a Shrink [me, long outta that semi-sleazezoid dodge] just this one time.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

If your job stops being fun, you could always be a travel agent. You've got all the files already.

Randal Graves said...

But are you eating Cheetohs, as well?

I heard a voice in my head, but I think it was Boehner using his Insta-Cry Telepath-O-Ray.

Wren said...

I felt so compelled, Bubs.

Tanya Espanya said...

I like this! And when are you coming up here?

Coaster Punchman said...

My friend Eebie almost bought me a t-shirt that read "I didn't even want to know one random thing about you" (after my rant about the 25 things on FB a while back.)

Less booze, deep frying and fat? What are you trying to do to us, Bubs? Kill us?

Your picture of empty pizza boxes and Chinese take out cartons has left me hungry now.