“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein
I have been remiss with a tag – I have been “it” and I have not been fulfilling my role as the chaser.  Veronica of “Toddled Dredge“, whose writing I can only aspire to, tagged me in a seven random things meme.  And I am only happy to oblige, since my life is about as random as anyone’s.  Here they are!
  1. At least one weekend a month for the past 28 years, I have, with complete ease, worn a floor-length medieval gown.  I have cooked in them, run in them, ridden horses and climbed trees in them, and I currently own at least ten.  But I do not own a single modern dress.
  2. I do not try on clothing in the store.  EVER.  If it doesn’t fit, or I don’t like it, I will either return it later or give it away.   But I won’t try it on.  There’s something about combining a full-length mirror with fluorescent blue lighting that guarantees a 25% drop in my own self-image.
  3. For the life of me, I simply cannot figure out the appeal of Brad Pitt.  Many people have tried to explain it to me, but I am still perplexed, so please, do not try.
  4. I was a bonafide coffee taster for a living.  Yep.  A real swish-and-spitter.  Which sounds like a dream job, except that coffee roasters run 24 hours a day.  You try to taste 120 cups of coffee on a 7pm to 7am shift, then go home and sleep in broad daylight.  I know that this, along with the waiting line in the DMV, are certified levels of hell.
  5. I have a typing speed far in the excess of 100wpm.  It is almost to the point where I would qualify one of those people who does the subtitles for the deaf, or simultaneous translation.   I cannot, however, type 100 wpm in either Spanish or German – the only two other languages I can mangle coherently – so that is another career path closed to me.
  6. I hate driving.  A lot.  While I will make exceptions for sexy sports cars (and I love me a sexy sports car), for the most part, I am very content being a passenger or to use public transport.  This does not mean that I cannot drive – my father was a rally sweep-driver, and I believe automatic transmissions are for pussies.
  7. I have absolutely no self-control when it comes to doughnuts.  I quit smoking cold-turkey, never formed an addiction (hell, even an attraction) to any of the substances I experimented with in my wild years, and do not gamble.  But place a warm dozen in front of me, and all discipline goes right to hell.
That’s it for me.  You?  C’mon, everyone’s life is random.  Blame the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
I tag Dierdre, Bambi, Charlotte, Shawn and Duren.  Because they all need to blog more.
November 14th, 2008 at 11:02 am
11 Responses to “Randomicity”
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    magpie Says:

    Hear hear! Automatic transmissions *are* for pussies.

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    Deirdre Says:

    you just mean that I need to actually write something instead of just posting endless photos of my darling baby girl. okay. I’ll bite. but it won’t be until later today.

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    Ulrich Says:

    I get automatic transmissions – because I’ve had too many manual transmissions and clutches destroyed by “friends” who were driving my drunk ass home, or other people who “thought” they could drive a stick. – so I settled for a “Manumatic” in my zippy sporty car. (not sports car – sporty) I get half the fun of the manual with less clutch/transmission replacement.

    Great blog though, and I’m right there with you on the donuts!

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    Steph Says:

    Alrighty then, will start pondering those random thingies.

    I don’t particularly feel like working today, anyway. Grin.

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    Bambi Says:

    You mean I must think…hmmm

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    Steph Says:


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    Duren Says:

    and read blogs more too – evidently. OK – next week I’m off and I’ll do 7 random things…

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    Duren Says:

    And Automatic transmissions are a slice of heaven – yea cruise control! I’m waiting for my automatic-do-it-all-for-me-car-I-can-NAP-in (promised in my sci fi novels) thank you very much….

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