Musings on Being Tagged
Grumble, grumble, grumble. I don’t like what I’m about to do.
It’s a principle thing.
The whole “tagging” concept troubles me. It’s not why I write. But because I had not publicly expressed lack of interest in such activities, my favorite Quarter Lifer tagged me … and I feel honor-bound to respond.
It’s a principle thing.
In order to make this more interesting for myself (perhaps for you, too?), some answers are linked to my previous posts that mention the respective answer. Those of you who, like me, are inclined to skip this kind of honesty from people you barely know, just skip to the end of the post where I'll make my usual comments.
Here goes ...
Four Jobs You've Had in Your Life:
1. Office Cleaner
2. Retail Freight Truck Unloader
3. Bookstore Clerk
Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over:
1. The first movie I could watch over and over is Fight Club
2. The second movie I could watch over and over is Fight Club
3. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure--yes, really
4. Even though this list doesn't go up to 11, I must include This Is Spinal Tap
Four Places You've Lived:
1. An apartment
2. A house
3. A townhouse
4. A frat house
Four Websites You Visit Daily:
1. Clusty (the best search engine out there)
2. SI.com's Men's College Basketball page (yes, even during the off-season)
3. Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia)
4. Yahoo! (I have to check my e-mail, after all)
Four TV Shows You Love To Watch (Note: I can't claim to "love" these, but I do catch them once in a while)
1. The Daily Show
2. The Colbert Report
4. The Weather Channel's Hurricane Update
Four of Your Favorite Foods:
1. Murgh tikka masala
2. Chicken shawarma
3. Green jelly beans
4. Arctic Tern
Four Albums You Can't Live Without (at least for the moment):
1. Guns N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction
2. The Police, Synchronicity
3. Def Leppard, Pyromania
4. Dvorak, New World Symphony
Four Places You'd Rather Be:
2. See #1
3. See #2
4. Oh, come on already!
And finally, per tradition ...
Four People Who Are Now Obligated To Do This to Their Blog:
1. Jane at Dear Jane
2. RT and/or Jill at Brainiax Blog
3. Jenn at Jenius
4. Laurie at Stranded in Suburbia
There, that wasn't so bad. And it's over. With this post, I hereby forgo all future taggings, which if received will simply be re-tagged out.
But I have begun to understand the tagging phenomenon.
It has something to do with breaking through the anonymity of the blogosphere. Seeking more intimate connections with people you seem to know from their posts and their comments ... but really don't. And in that spririt, at least, I'm glad to break out of my shell and let you all know a few things about me.
It's a principle thing.