5 things you didn't know about me(me)

five I think this is the first time I've been tagged for one of those meme thingys. (Thanks, Jessica. No, really, thanks a lot: I had completely lost the will to blog, and you've jogged me out of it, which in addition to being really cool, also rhymes.)

I have participated in memes, back before I understood blogging protocol forbade participation sans tagging, but they don't count then, do they?

Even if this is not the first time I've been tagged, I'm sure this is the first one I found out about, and that only thanks to Google alerts, I'm afraid I've been as terrible at keeping up with the rest of you as I've been with keeping the blog.

At any rate, this ain't no easy meme for a tell-it-all blabbermouth like me. The whole point of communicatrix, The Blog, and I know, some of you are shaking your heads slowly in disbelief that there actually is a point, is to lay my truth out there in the wee, vain hope that it might help someone else find his. Or, for those of you who stare your damn truth in the face 24/7/365 (366 on leap year), that I might make you laugh and forget it for a few moments.

My point is, what haven't I told you people? Seriously. Sure, there are a (very) few items which must needs remain unspoken for modesty's sake, other people's modesty, not my own. (As if!) But stay that way they must. And I'm sure there are thousands of items which are eminently share-worthy, only I can't think of them now that I'm put on the spot. So if these five seem lame, well, blame it on the excessive drinking and drug-taking of my early years. Or my current years. The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be.

1. I have not balanced my checkbook in over 15 years. 2. My favorite food is stone crab with butter. 3. I am terrified to spend the night at The BF's when he is not here. 4. I have parachuted out of an airplane. Twice. 5. I fold my underwear.

God. I am even more simultaneously boring and weird than I thought I was.

xxx c

P.S. Since you're supposed to tag someone, I'm tagging Erik, partly because he is my favorite new blogger of 2006 so far*, partly because he shares my love of lists, and partly just because!

*The BF may start a blog before January and his children descend upon us, so I reserve my final vote for Favorite Blog until December 31 at 11:59pm. After that, Erik, it's all you...

UPDATE: Apparently, I was tagged by Tim Donnelly, over to the Aquent blog, a day after posting this here thing here. Which means (a) I am much beloved even if (b) I am not much read. (Giant aside: can I have your job when you tire of it, please?) Photo by marjo0o via Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license.