Tagged! Seven random things about yours truly

Apparently my friend Rose tagged me. I’ve never been tagged before. We’ll see how this goes. –Wait! Should that count as Random Fact number 1?? Oh, man, I think I’ve failed already!

1.) I won’t watch a movie if I love the soundtrack. Gladiator, Braveheart, Titanic, Last of the Mohicans, (I could go on). I haven’t seen any of them because the soundtracks are too rowdy awesome. As I see it, soundtracks are designed to compliment visual media. Therefore, listening to them is (for me) a playground of imaginational potential. I don’t want to be stifled by knowing what’s happening during any given part of the song. I’d much rather let me mind run free with ideas rather than constantly thinking, “Oh, this is there part where…”

2.) I’m a certified scuba diver. I spent the summer of ’02 hanging with my brother in Burbank, California. I took the diving classes then and did a few dives in the kelp beds at Catalina and the Channel Islands. I’d love to go diving in the Caribbean or the Red Sea, but that’s not any too high on the priority list.

3.) I always order my food to go, unless of course it’s a sit-down restaurant. Fast food, always get it to go. It’s much more efficient, and when it comes to eating, efficiency is king. I have to eat entirely too much food to keep from dissolving into oblivion. Eating has become something of a chore, so the more efficient it feels, the better. …but then I couple that with the things I know about the typical American diet and it just becomes one big complicated problem.

3.5) I can hardly justify the time I’m spending on this. Why, oh why must these things be so fun and so time consuming??

4.) I’ve never taken an art class or a computer class. I homeschooled from 5th grade on, and my mom doesn’t didn’t know the first thing about computers. I never considered myself an artist –I still don’t– so I always thought art classes were for wickedly talented people. Somewhere along the line I think I turned out all right. You are welcome to propose an alternate opinion. =) See the comment thread below.

5.) I’m an introvert. To some who may be reading this, that’s an obvious statement. To others, it will sound like a lie. Ask anyone in my family and they will tell you, without hesitation, that I’m an introvert. I often feign outgoingness and extroverted tendencies just because I don’t want to be “that guy” who is completely boring to talk to. Honestly though, I would much rather just sit quietly and listen.

5.4) Only two more to go! I think I can I think I can…

6.) I’m a huge fan of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. Um, yeah, I have the entire Peanuts gang in five-foot tall cardboard cutouts that I made. Ya see, I started watching the cartoons on tv in 5th grade. I thought it was hilarious. I began quoting it and collecting the daily comic strips. Eventually I became a target for gifts and nick-knacks that had anything to do with Charlie Brown. Yeah, I’m a fan.

7.) I wanted to be a cartoon animator. Even before Charlie Brown was in the picture I wanted to draw and animate cartoons. My poor drawing skills finally convinced me otherwise, and somewhere around the age of 12 I thought I’d be more realistic and pursue engineering or architecture. Yeah, uh, I’m not really sure how a 12 year-old goes about pursuing anything like that. I guess I thought it was a decent answer to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Okay so I’m done, right? I think I’m supposed to tag someone else. Hey, that reminds me, 8.) I used to play “butt tag” with my neighbors. Basically, you run around in the confines of our front yard –you can’t step on the driveway or sidewalk– and you have to hit someone else on the butt to knock them out for the round. *…and why did I just verbalize this in cyberspace?? Um, yeah, I should stop now.

So, I’m gonna tag Archie, Jamie, and Brian.

Now, for anybody who subscribes to this blog because you hope for some element of worthwhile information, I’d like to announce that I’m working on another photography tutorial. It should be mucho cool. Stick around!

4 thoughts on “Tagged! Seven random things about yours truly

  1. This, is fantastic. But seriously – you are an overachiever. So much detail! I was a horrible interruption today…and on a Friday too..now I feel bad! But, hey, I now know your ‘randoms’. Fun!

    PS. I blog tagged you. Not butt tagged. Just wanted to clarify! Hee.

  2. Thanks for the tag, Esteban. I can totally see #5. I’m pretty much the same. I think right-brained people prefer to be observers rather than participants, because we usually see the things that other people don’t.

    I didn’t know #3 about you. We’ll work on that. I’ll force you to sit in front of me and eat your dinner. Wait… I think I saw that in a movie once with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. You know, the one involving Gwyneth Paltrow’s head. Okay, yeah, scratch that.

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