Sunday, September 23, 2007

Middle Name Meme

I was tagged for this meme by Mo, whose answers were very thoughtful. I did this before, but I was pretty flip. So I'm going to try again, with a little more effort behind my responses.

1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
3. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.
4. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
5. Don’t forget to link back to the person that tagged you in the beginning

A = Audio. Since the 1980s, I have seldom left home without my headphones. It started with the Walkman but now I'm on my second iPod. Music, baseball games, audiobooks … I've taken them all in via portable stereo. I dated a guy once who assailed my audio addiction, saying that it was inherently anti-social of me to reject to the sounds and stimuli of the world around me. Perhaps. But I like to think of it as multi-tasking.

N=Novels. These two are currently atop my TBR pile: Lovely Bones (Sebold) and Crimson Joy (a Spenser mystery). As with most of my life, my reading veers back and forth between serious and fun.

N=News. I'm a news junkie. MSNBC, CNN, PBS, the Chicago Tribune … they all get my attention every day. I look at Time and Newsweek each week. I used to get US News & World Report, too, but I found it hard to get to it. After all, I've got US and People, too. I just hate the idea that anything at all of interest might go on without my knowledge. I think I enjoy reading about Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole's tawdry life/death because it gives me some relief from the war and the healthcare crisis and the Jena 6 and …

If you wish to share a little of yourself based on your middle name, let me know so I can come by and check your answers.

Unconscious Mutterings #11

I say ... and you think ... ?

  1. Singles :: Bar
  2. Blaze :: Wildfire
  3. Sandwich :: Mayo
  4. Outside :: Sunny
  5. Gooey :: Cheese (pizza topping)
  6. Industry :: Marketing
  7. Exclusive ::
  8. Warranty :: Dumped in my top drawer
  9. Magical :: Mystery Tour
  10. Heels :: Flats
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