I got tagged to tell you seven things about myself back in January, and I finally found a seventh, mildly interesting thing to write. So here you go.
- Link back to your original tagger and list the rules in your post.
- Share seven facts about yourself.
- Tag some (seven?) people by leaving names and links to their blogs.
- Let them know they’ve been tagged.
- I’m married and have three kids. All our noses make a different noise when squeezed, except that mine goes “AWOOOGA” and the baby’s goes “awooga”. He has my nose.
- I love math. I have a shirt with Łukasiewicz’s axioms of propositional calculus on it. (Incidentally, if you take Pascal’s triangle and color the even numbers black, you get Sierpinski’s gasket. Who knew?)
- My memory for appointments, names, and faces is amazingly bad. I also have an innate incompetence for using calendaring software. I somehow manage to convince it not to alert me about a meeting; or I miss the alerts; or they go off at maximum volume but only in the middle of the night or when I’m at the store; or I see the alerts but can’t decipher what I wrote; or my calendar gets so full of obsolete recurring appointments that I ignore all the alerts (which is the steady state and current situation).
- I am such a slow reader that I rarely finish a book. This is especially true of nonfiction books (I like to read “hard” nonfiction, like textbooks). There’s no big payoff ahead, pulling me toward the end. At some point it seems more worthwhile to start reading some other book (which I also won’t finish).
- I used to really like table-top games, like board games, back when I had time to play them. Now I only like games that are actually fun, which is a different scene. My favorites include 1000 Blank White Cards and a roleplaying game named EARS, about which details are available on request.
- I love making up stories and telling them to my kids. I keep thinking I’ll write them down someday. I probably won’t. But I write down the outlines, hoping I can piece them back together later.
- I live in the country about half an hour outside of Nashville, Tennessee. There’s a room in my house where you can watch the sunrise and the sunset. We’ve seen deer, rabbits, and a whole family of wild turkeys in our yard, to say nothing of lizards, turtles, and birds. In spring, the birds get so loud around eight in the morning that it’s hard to work. On summer evenings there are hundreds of fireflies.
If you want to know more about me, you could read my other blog. Why do I have two? I don’t know.
I can’t bring myself to tag anybody, since this took so many months of my time. But if you’d like to play, and somehow missed all the action back in January, do feel free.