intensely trivial


I’ve seen this on other people’s blogs, and just couldn’t wait to undergo this rite of passage myself. Sarah (Olson) White at The life of Me 🙂 tagged me. She’s a sweetie — thanks for tagging me, Sarah! 🙂 So here goes (and actually, it seems following the game directions might be the trickiest part for me).

Here’s how the game works:

* link to the person that tagged you
* post the rules on your blog
* write 6 random things about yourself
* tag 6 people at the end of your post
* let the blogger know that he/she has been tagged
* let the tagger know when your entry is up

Six random things about me:

1. I process what I hear by seeing it scroll by in my head, like I’m reading a scrolling marquee.

2. Related to that, as I see the words and sentences scroll by, I figure out whether typing them would fit better in 3/4 time or 4/4 time. It all depends on how many letters, spaces, and punctuation marks there are. For example, the title of my blog is extremely cool, because “intensely trivial” has exactly 16 letters, which fit exactly into four measures of 4/4 time, if each letter is a quarter note. Unfortunately, there is a space in between “intensely” and “trivial,” but you can ignore that. Fortunately, the words aren’t capitalized, so I don’t have to take into account the beat that pressing the Shift key would require. Going over 16 beats would be bad. I am so good at this that I can tell you almost instantly how many letters are in any word you throw out. Um, yeah. Now you probably think I am extremely weird.

3. I do not like to buy new things, except for food. With food, I would rather extract it from a dumpster. Unfortunately, most grocery-store dumpsters around here are fitted with people-proof lids. What in the world is the purpose of that. Really.

4. I don’t shave my legs very often (I’m not going to tell you how often). Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I’m sure I’m making someone uncomfortable! It comes from having lived in Germany for a year. What’s the point, really?

5. Some of you know this, but I think it is a cool fact: On our first date, Dan asked me what my ACT score was. I told him, and he said, “OK, then we’re compatible.” That’s the kind of guy I’m married to. 🙂

6. My first money-making venture was selling fireworks. My dad helped my sister Jeanne and me order about $500 worth of them from a company in St. Joe, and we set up a table out by the highway. I think we only got one customer for the first five or six days, but by July 4th, we’d almost sold out. We made enough money to pay for Dad to build us a little booth for the next year.

OK, I’m tagging Random Thoughts of a Crazy Woman, everything beautiful, My Chiaroscuro, passage, Musings from Manhattan, and The Aberle’s in Haiti.


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  1. * Shelley says:

    I’m so excited to hear of one other person who sees words scroll by on the movie screen of the brain while listening to language! You should read the YA book MANGO COLORED SPACE for another really odd, medically documented example of a character with a mixture of senses and language. How do you see the passage of time in in your mind’s eye?

    Posted 9 years, 6 months ago

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