November 17, 2008
Something in seven and other numbers as well.
Well, fellow West coast bloggerista Lisa Hirsch has snagged me. A meme of seven! The game: post the rules of this meme, answer them (no one added “honestly,” but I’m going for that), then tag other unsuspecting bloggers.
Why we all participate in these things is known only to Ph.D archaeological sociologists who will no doubt preserve this sorry evidence for alien visitors making a quick restroom stop on Earth while on their way to another, considerably more fascinating orbiting marble. My choices of accompanying photo and music clip, by the way, look and sound deceptive as to what they really are: not a choral work, but a flute quartet. Much of which contains 7/4 meters.
The rules (with my parenthetical commentary):
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog – some random, some weird (wait! aren’t those the same thing? And besides, everything about me is weird).
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog (this is excellent for driving traffic to their sites, so do your pals a favor by participating).
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. If you don’t have 7 blog friends, or if someone else already took dibs, then tag some unsuspecting strangers (no guarantee that this won’t get you in trouble with stalker laws, but hey, have fun).
1. I used to breed pythons as a hobby in the 1980’s, and was a member in good standing of the Southern California Herpetology Society.
2. I am an absolutely dreadful parallel parker.
3. I used to be a decent juggler and could pass balls with a partner. No snickering.
4. I studied flute for a year when I was a composition major at Manhattan School of Music, but gave it up because I often frightened my teacher when I’d begin to pass out due to the combination of very poor breath control and very low blood pressure.
5. I love to vacuum, especially when I’m in the midst of composing a new piece. It allows my mind to wander, plus I can see my progress and feel infinitely more effective than when I’m struggling with writer’s block.
6. I was an incredibly shy, geeky and un-hip child. I loved Lost in Space while all the cool kids dug Star Trek, and I watched The Partridge Family when everyone else in elementary school was into the Brady Bunch. I am still extremely geeky, and have only acquired a patina-like illusion of hipness. I am no longer shy.
7. I love Scrabble and Boggle and can clean anyone’s clock at Monopoly. My father was a highly regarded commercial real estate attorney and I come by this expertise genetically.