Seven Things You Don’t Know About Me

I’d been feeling lucky about dodging things like this, and I was going to ignore this one also, but decided that I’d play along for once. I’m responding to a tag by my friend Sire of Wassup Blog to participate in a meme on the above topic. If you need to know what a meme is, click here, but in essence, it’s basically participating in a list that goes around, asking you to pony up some personal information, then invite some other folks to play along. I’ve participated in the past, when I first joined a small one titled Passion Quilt, then played in another one, without naming names, when I did something that, to my distress, no one else still has even thought about trying, called Soundtrack Of Your Life. Yella bellies!

Before I begin, here are the “official rules” for this one:

1. Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.

2. Share seven facts about yourself in the post.

3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they’ve been tagged.

Okay, let’s see what seven things I can come up with:

1. I lived in Tokyo, Japan, for 3 years as a kid.

2. I tied for being the first black student in Liverpool High School history to win a national merit scholarship letter my junior year. I got a perfect score on the math achievement test.

3. I ignored three scholarship requests because I didn’t think I was being offered them for the right reason.

4. I made it through my last 2 1/2 years of college by trying to think logically about everything I did instead of allowing my emotions to take over my mind, basing my reasoning on Mr. Spock of Star Trek fame.

5. I’ve lived in my house for 8 1/2 years now, and it’s the longest time I’ve ever lived in one place consecutively.

6. In high school, I was school ping pong and badminton champion, and was awarded the Most Improved Player award on my bowling team, all in my senior year.

7. Red is my favorite color, and my office is totally red.

Okay, now is where I have to name 7 people and let them know that they’ve been selected. It’s going to be hard, since I’m actually writing this days in advance, so I’m going to link to a post on their blogs, and hopefully they’ll notice the trackback. My choices are Kelvin, Josh, Jill, Pat, Sarah, Scott, and Volker.

And there you go. No guarantee that anyone else will play this game, but I’ve done my part. Zounds, and away!

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24 comments on “Seven Things You Don’t Know About Me

  • Jill Hurst-Wahl says:

    Mitch, I did 25 things in Facebook, so I’m not going to do this version in my blog.

    BTW thanks for sharing about your life. I wonder what we should infer from these seven things?

    • One could infer that I’m either a rebel or don’t know any better. lol

      As for the other, I didn’t do the 25 things, which is why I did this one. But I thank you for reading it.

  • Hey Mitch, don’t you feel better now? I know I do 😀

    Seriously, it’s a great way to find out a little bit more of the character behind the blog. You seem to be a pretty academic sort of bloke, way more than me. While you were playing badminton and ping pong I was hitting the arcades and playing pinball and pool. In regards to Spock, can you do the finger thing he does or perhaps even a mind meld. Now that would be cool.

    Sire´s last blog post..Googles Interest-Based Advertising Sucks

    • Yella belly! lol Course Volker, it’s not just me looking to learn about your life, but wondering how much more you’d like to share with your readers. I’m betting a lot of people would be interested in learning how a German living in England became a Buddhist.

  • Boyz II Men says:

    Been to Japan AND it sounds like you’re quite the smarty pants. National Merit Scholarship winner. Got me jealous!

    Were you in Japan for your parents work?

    • Yes, my dad was in the Air Force, so we were in Tokyo. I had a great time; my mother hated every minute of it. lol

      • Boyz II Men says:

        Man, that’s one way to get to see the world! Did you go anywhere else exciting or just Tokyo and the US?

      • I wouldn’t say exciting, but I lived in a few different places and had some adventures before finally settling in central New York.

  • Wow you were quite that achiever at school, sports and Maths etc. Its a struggle to remember anything I was good at whilst at school. It must have been a great experience to live in Tokyo for 3 years a as child and experience a different culture.

    • I had my moments, Khaled. I certainly could have worked harder in school, but when it came to crunch time, I was a great test taker. And Japan was fun for me, I must admit.

  • Glad to see the meme continuing along. The fact that you passed on three scholarships shows that you are a person that stands behind their beliefs and morals, which is a rare thing to find. Good for you!

    ~ Kristi

    Kikolani´s last blog post..7 Things for New & Dedicated Readers

    • Yeah, but it was kind of a tough decision to make, as you can imagine how accepting a scholarship would have helped money wise. But my parents supported me for my reason, and that was a good thing.

  • Thanks for sharing! I lived in Tokyo as well when I was in the Air Force – love sushi!!

  • didn’t name me but I’m going to tell you 7 things abut me:

    1) I was Homecoming Queen in college (It was one of those separate but equal situations)

    2) I was a state champion for Public Speaking in high school and qualified for the nationals.

    3) I’ve been to all but 18 of the 50 states

    4) I used to date the brother of one of the O’Jays

    5) I had an affair with a Massachusetts Legislator–but unlike Barbara Walters, I refuse to name him until he’s deceased.

    6) My daughter’s godfather sits on the Massachusetts State Supreme Court.

    7) I met the Cowsills

    Beverly Mahone´s last blog post..The Obituary of Mr. Common Sense

    • Great stuff, Beverly. You met the Cowsills; this had to be before they imploded. And look at all the power you’ve had contact with; wow!

  • Ooh – I love the colour red, but couldn’t live in a red room. Colour affects my mood too much and it would make my brains fry! (Which’d be a nice hors d’oevre for zombies, but not much use for anything else!) That said, part of my room, when I was in my twenties, was dark red – sort of crimson. The ceiling was primrose yellow (yeah, I know) and a horrible dark green that I loathed. Why have a colour I loathed? I dunno. Didn’t live with it for long.

    So – how long have you been a Vulcan?! (apropos #4)

    • First, I just had to have a red room; I’d wanted one all my life. I also want the black ceiling, but I let my wife win that one… for now.

      I could myself as Vulcan for a few more than 30 years; but I’m more Spock than pure Vulcan, thank goodness.

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