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k8 tagged me for this meme.

The Rules:

  • Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog – some random, some weird.
  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
  • Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. When I was very small my parents tried to go “back to the land” and be organic farmers.

2. In high school I was a drama geek.

3. I have never done a semester abroad (which I now greatly regret) but as a high school student I spent about three weeks in what was then the Soviet Union.

4. I worked on the most dangerous volcano in the U.S.

5. Recently I bought a PS2 and a DDR mat and have been using it as a form of exercise.

6. I love swimming in the ocean and jumping through waves.

7. I know a lot about medicinal herbs, for a while I wanted to go to herbalism school or become a naturopath.

As seen at The Philosophy Factory
1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch.
2. Italicize the shows you’ve seen at least one episode of.
3. Bold and italicize the shows you own* on DVD.
4. Post your answers.

50. Quantum Leap

49. Prison Break

48. Veronica Mars

47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

46. Sex & The City

45. Farscape

44. Cracker

43. Star Trek

42. Only Fools and Horses

41. Band of Brothers

40. Life on Mars

39. Monty Python

38. Curb Your Enthusiasm

37. Star Trek: The Next Generation

36. Father Ted

35. Alias

34. Frasier

33. CSI Las Vegas

32. Babylon 5

31. Deadwood

30. Dexter

29. ER

28. Fawlty Towers

27. Six Feet Under

26. Red Dwarf

25. Futurama

24. Twin Peaks

23. The Office

22. The Shield

21. Angel

20. Blackadder

19. Scrubs

18. Arrested Development

17. South Park

16. Dr Who

15. Heroes

14. Firefly

13. Battlestar Galactica

12. Family Guy

11. Seinfeld

10. Spaced

09. The X-Files

08. The Wire

07. Friends

06. 24

05. Lost

04. The West Wing

03. The Sopranos

02. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

01. The Simpsons

I think this means I watch waaayyy too much TV.

Look, K8 tagged me!

1. Name one book that changed your life.
The Culture of Make Believe, Derrick Jensen

2. Name one book you have read more than once.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
(I read all those books over and over again as a kid.)

3. One book you would want on a desert island.
Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone Tools

4. Two books that made you laugh.
Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon, Spider Robinson
The Princess Bride, William Goldman

5. One book that made you cry.
American Primitive, Mary Oliver

6. One book you wish you’d written.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera

7. One book you wish had never been written.
A Separate Peace, John Knowles
(10th grade English class was torture for me. No more boys coming of age!)

8. Two books you are currently reading.
The Weather Makers, Tim Flannery
Foucault’s Pendulum, Umberto Eco

I tag Beorn and Trillwing.

No one specifically tagged me, but everyone else is doing it. Lots of people have been too lazy to actually tag anyone, so I’m taking it as an invitation. Academic Cog posted the rules, which helps.

1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird things about yourself.

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 things (in chronological order)

1. When I was a very small child, my father was an organic farmer. His big cash crop? Watermelons. Later, after the divorce my mother told me she hates watermelons. I like to imagine that is why they divorced. (There are tons of pictures of me as a small child in corduroy with straggly hair, standing next to the trailer we lived. I look very 70’s white trash.)

2. After the divorce we stayed for a while at a commune. This is where I tasted pop-tarts for the first time, as my parents were macrobiotic vegetarians.

3. In high school I was a drama geek. Mostly I designed costumes, but I had some small parts, including Jaquenetta in Loves Labors Lost.

4. When I was 16, I traveled to Russia with a group of high school and college students. My last night in there I stayed out all night with a Russian artist I had just met.

5. In college my friend asked me to go with her to an audition and I ended up playing “Old Woman” in Ionesco’s “The Chairs.” That was fun.

6. Beorn and I met online, before people did that. On UseNet. For a long time I was embarrassed about it, now that seems silly.

7. We now live in a 600 sq ft cottage, that used to be part of a motor lodge. (Isn’t it cute?)