I’ve been memed. As commanded by Dave Eaves and the many people upstream of him in the 7 Things thing, here are my 7 things. But first, the rules of the meme (First rule of meme club: tell everyone about meme club.):
- Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
- Share seven facts about yourself in the post. (see below)
- Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs. (see below)
- Let them know they’ve been tagged. (My revision to this rule: the seven people have to show they are doing decent social media monitoring by figuring this out for themselves.)
And now, 7 things about me:
- I’d rather be nine people’s favourite thing than a hundred people’s ninth favourite thing. I’m not sure whether that means I’d rather tell one person seven things about myself, or tell seven people one thing about myself.
- In my pre-birth karmic negotiations I apparently traded the ability to park in a parking lot parking space for a super-human ability to parallel park even our massive minivan in a teeny tiny parking space.
- When I don’t eat wheat or sugar the “why the heck did you just say that?” voice in my head goes away. Weird. Apparently, the voice needs wheat and sugar to live. Now that I’ve posted this publicly I have to stay clean or I’ll hear from the “why the heck did you just post that?” voice, too.
- I met my husband online. Really! Rob and I met on the internal chat network for political staff at Queen’s Park, while chatting with a mutual friend. Sure, we went out for lunch half an hour later, but we did MEET online. It counts.
- I gave birth to our second child at home thanks to an amazingly effective self-hypnosis training program called HypnoBirthing. It worked so well that it made me want to have a third birth experience, but not a third child, so we’re done.
- I got Tivo software running on the Mac Mini in our living room that lets us watch Bittorrents on the Tivo in our bedroom. It’s even cooler than it sounds.
7 people about whom I would like to know 7 (more) things:
- Jodie Tonita who should be able to tell 7 stories from 7 cities she has been in during the past 7 months.
- Beth Kanter whose 7 things will turn into a new social media fundraising phenomenon.
- Linda Solomon with 7 observations that are naughty, nice, or well-organized.
- Leda Dederich who has 7 ideas that will make me rethink the wisdom of the past 7 blog posts.
- Marnie Webb who will inevitably post her 7 things using a social media service I hadn’t heard of before.
- Susan Blackwell who has been our soundtrack for the daily drive to school and has already taught my daughter 7 new words.
- Anna Winger who can share 7 stories about Berlin.