I saw this on Kung Fu Monkey, but apparently it's spread to the game blog
networks, and Brinstar tagged me. The goal is to write five things
other people don't know about me. I'm re-introducing the variation
that one of them is a lie.
- I'm intensely insectophobic. Cockroaches especially make me queasy.
Despite this fact, I rented Mimic while I was in college, based on
its entry on script-o-rama.com. It was a mistake on many levels.
- I have saved the same My Documents folder since I bought my first
laptop in high school seven years ago. I still have the laptop, but the
folder itself moved when I built a desktop machine a few years back. I
rarely delete anything from it, and it still contains (surprisingly,
because I'm not usually so organized) all of my undergrad writing
assignments and (even more surprising) the essays I wrote for my college
applications. I'm scared to go back and look at any of it.
- I actually love to cook, and consider myself a tolerably good amateur
chef--although some of my skills have gotten rusty of late. My main
weakness is that I overseason everything, due to a weak sense of smell and
a lack of subtlety. I own one really good knife, necessary for any good
kitchen, and I annoy Belle by refusing to let her handle it.
- I had one of my first summer jobs at a small potato chip maker in the
Shenandoah Valley. I only worked in the office, but to this day I can't
eat potato chips. Even just the smell gets to me. This makes parties a
little bit awkward. I did walk away with a secret recipe for barbecue
- One of my long-time musical dreams is to write a rock opera about a
boy whose girlfriend runs away with the circus, and who has to take a road
trip to find her. Astonishingly, I have usually put this off due to not
only its difficulty, but also because it is too pretentious for even me.
I don't usually do memes or tagging. If you want, tag yourself on my
behalf in comments.