November 15th, 2013

Moose With Mug

Eight Things (A Facebook Meme I Posted Here for Easier Future Retrieval)

I decided to jump off the same bridge so many of my friends on Facebook have thrown themselves from and the masochist who enabled my leap assigned me the number eight. So, the eight things you might not know about me are:

  1. As a small child, I was baptized Catholic; as a teen, my dad put me through one Buddhist sect's equivalent of a baptism; and while in college I went through a full immersion baptism at a fundamentalist church. I can at least say I come by my agnosticism honestly.

  2. I was born with a club foot and spent most of my first year in a cast to correct it.

  3. I have an English Lit. degree and a minor in mathematics.

  4. Before my rapid radicalization to the left-side of the political spectrum, I actually voted for Guiliani for mayor while living in NYC in the mid '90s.

  5. I have seen nearly 20 Barenaked Ladies concerts over the years. I have only seen six other bands more than once.

  6. One of them was 4 Non Blondes, whom I saw three times.

  7. One of my summer jobs while in college was pushing a rolling chair on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

  8. A multiple-Hugo winning author actually demanded on his blog that I personally bring him a cold beverage, and I complied the next time he was in my area on a book tour.