Tuesday, July 10, 2007

8 Random Things

I have been tagged by Diva to tell 8 random things about myself. I am supposed to be tagging 8 other people to do the same, but as usual I won't be doing that. Not sure who I would tag anyway. Between the other people Diva tagged and the people who have already done something similar, I'm not sure that leaves 8 people anyway. But if you want to do it, you're invited. Have at it.

1. I wrote a book that did not get published. I won't tell you the whole story, but it was set in the future, when cheating on spouse (or being the person the spouse cheats with) is punishable by death. And this isn't something that I came up with recently. I started writing that before I got married. I never thought it would have anything to do with me personally, I just thought it was a good idea because of AIDS and all that.

2. I graduated from high school two years early.

3. By contrast, I seem to have spent a good chunk of my life after high school in college or something similar. I've had about seven semesters part-time here and there. The first time around I had four semesters full-time, then two semesters that started out full time but ended up being part-time after I had to drop some classes to get a job. After I went back to school in 2002 I had five full time semesters before I finally ended up getting a B.A. in English. I guess I like school. I worked at a school for a couple of years and audited a few classes. And I'm still planning to take more art classes.

4. Except for about five years after spring 90, I've spent a lot of my non-college time traveling with my husband. We practically lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, and then later for another two years. The travel has been on and off since fall 04. There were some fun moments, but mostly I didn't like it and only did it because I was so in love. Kinda seems dumb now.

5. I've been engaged four times.

6. I hate been engaged. I don't hate it as much as being stuck with someone who has cheated on me, but I still think that it is a very stressful time. If I ever get engaged again, it will only be for two weeks or so while I plan a trip to Vegas.

7. I used to work with a bear trainer, and I was bit by a lion.

8. My dad was a genius. I don't know my own IQ. I've never tried to find out, cause I'd just die of embarrassment if it was much below 130.

Okay. I was trying to think of stuff that you didn't already know from just reading the blog.

Who wants to go next?


dmarks said...

6. "If I ever get engaged again, ...a trip to Vegas"

Good idea. A Quark's Bar wedding with Klingons and Borg in attendance.

7. "bit by a lion"

This has to be interesting, even if there is only a little more detail.

laughingattheslut said...

It was a very small lion. She was playing with my hair, and I tried to pull away. She jumped up and got my neck instead.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

From one writer to another congrats!

Dame Honoria Glossop said...

I'm rubbish at keeping secrets. I can't think of 8 things about myself I haven't already told everyone!

laughingattheslut said...

While the book did not get published and never will, I'm still really glad a wrote it. I'm always writing something, but a lot of it is fan fiction and I rarely get anything finished. This was the only book I finished that was entirely my own work.