roryk tagged me

ON THE INTERNET: "Once tagged by this entry, the assignment is to write a blog entry of some kind with six random facts about yourself. Then, pick six of your friends and tag them; no tag backs. This explanation should be included."

1) I was due late in October. My parents decided that if I was born on Halloween, they would name me "Boo."

2) I lived in an RV, in the parking lot of an office building, for more than a year. I showered in the office building, and occasionally held barbecues on a roll-out Astroturf lawn next to the RV.

3) On average, I have moved more than once a year since 1995.

4) I tend to pick things up very quickly, but never really achieve mastery of anything. One night walking home, I encountered an elderly, drunken Norwegian woman who lived below my apartment at the time. She wanted to talk about astrology, and we chatted for a bit -- mostly about me. It ended with her laughing (with me), and saying "Oh, a Scorpio; you can do anything... once you decide what you want." I think about that a lot.

5) I ran cross country and track in high school. I wasn't competitive about it, and overall I enjoyed it immensely. I have trouble running now because of damage I did to my knee, and wanting to run feels just like wanting a drug.

6) I really, really don't like insects.

Most of the people I know around here got tagged already. At any rate, I tag:


So, I don't use this format much. Sorry.

Anyway, a few things bothered me enough, recently, that I've become ambitious and poured some tiny share of my heart into this void.

  • 1) It's really not OK, how various flavors of fear have made it harder and harder to travel via airliner as a non-white person who speaks anything but the English lanugage.
  • 2) What the hell is up with the north american high school zeitgeist? Apparently some folks are finding it time to take classrooms hostage, dispatch the boys, and start shooting teenage girls.