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Courtesy of flaviarassen [Mar. 28th, 2006|01:13 pm]
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"The first player of this game starts with the "6 weird things/habits about yourself" and people who get tagged need to write a blog of their 6 weird habits/things as well and state this rule clearly. In the end you need to choose the 6 people to be tagged and list their names."

Oh bother, as Pooh would say. Six unique (unusual, bizarre) things about me? I spotted the tag (thank you, Flavia) at about 2 am this morning; a stomach virus has me up at night the last couple days. This is a good task for a day when sitting at the desk seems like as much effort as I’m good for.

1. I count things by threes: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15.. Three is a magical number (duh) and numbers that look "three-ish" are cooler than numbers that can be divided by three but don't look right.

2. A few years ago my husband and I used to dance with a gay square dancing group. We loved it, but got burned out volunteering for the annual convention. I want to get back to it, hopefully this year. We both love to square dance, but the local straight clubs are too conservative for us (average age maybe 70, and they all seem to be Rush Limbaugh fans). The gay club is very welcoming, more our age, and their politics are a lot easier to take.

3. I belong to quite a few “subcultures”, some of which don’t overlap at all. Quilting groups, SF groups, roleplaying groups, square dancing (see above, and even a subset there), online gaming, etc. It’s made me very aware of the nature of subcultures, their languages and how grateful I am for the widespread use of the internet, which makes it so much easier to find like-minded people.

4. I love to do assisted pull-ups using a pull-up machine.

5. I have two Awards of Arms (the lowest rank of peerage of the Society of Creative Anachronism) granted by the same king of the East in two different reigns. I guess he forgot about the first time…

6. I read books voraciously, but almost never straight through. After starting a book, I often flip to the end and read it to see if the ending is worth slogging through the middle. If not, I’ll usually scan enough of the rest of the book to get the gist of the plot and call that good enough. It’s somewhat frustrating, as it’s a habit that is hard to break even if I don’t want to skip ahead.

I'm not going to tag six people. If six people ever check this blog I'd be astounded. If the four people that I think might actually see this, other than Ms. Rassen, would care to give it a go, they're welcome (and you know who you are.)
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[User Picture]From: flaviarassen
2006-03-30 12:11 am (UTC)
What's freaky is that 3 is my lucky number, I also check the ending of
books if I'm not sure it's going to be worth it to read it all the way
through - but I do it so rarely I didn't think to put it in this list
- and have long been uncomfortably amused by the compartmentalization
of my life - so many things I do that I can't really explain to half
the people I know - especially if I want to not go through life with
*everyone* I know looking at me crooked.
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[User Picture]From: catlinye_maker
2006-03-30 01:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you mean. There are square dancing quilters (I've met at least one) but there aren't many square dancing, roleplaying quilters.
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