7 Things You Never Knew About Me

I’ve been tagged to participate in a meme by my friend Carla and because she is one of my favorite people in the world I am playing along.  The theme is seven things you don’t know about me and this is tough for me because after five years of blogging there aren’t many things I haven’t told you, but I’ll give it my best.

Here are the rules of this meme:

  • Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
  • Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
  • Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged.
Before I get started, you can find Carla’s answers here.
Okay, here we go:
  1. You already know I’m afraid of mice but did you know I’m also afraid to get on a boat?  It’s true, I will not get into a boat unless it’s big enough to have a helicopter I can escape in.  This pretty much means I can only board a cruise ship at this point. I recently discovered that escape helicopters are not standard equipment so it looks like I’ll be staying on land.
  2. Back in the mid 90’s I wrote for a NY based magazine that was a blatant rip off of The Onion.  Back then The Onion was still largely a regional publication but I had read it and I knew that I was writing for a pale imitation.  Since I was covering music for the entertainment section I stuck with it for the experience and the free stuff.  It lasted about 8 issues.  A few years ago I found a copy in a friend’s basement and was not impressed with my work.
  3. I was not a dog person until I moved to Los Angeles and into an apartment that came with a dog.
  4. My wife and I have a running dispute over me appearing on Oprah.  My wife  believes that if I published a book I would make a great Oprah guest.  Everyone should have a significant other as supportive as my wife but every time she tells me to finish my book and go on Oprah I tell her I’d never do it-appear on Oprah I mean (I am trying to write the book though).  I suppose we can shelve this argument until I finally publish something.
  5. My middle initial is K. which does not stand for kidney or krazy.  The K does stand for Kenneth in honor of an uncle I only vaguely remember.  If I was given this name in hopes he’d leave us his estate, the plan failed as he finished the entire bottle.
  6. Despite living two hours from the border I have never taken a trip to Mexico.
  7. If I was selecting my last meal today it would be the carnitas from Pueblo Viejo in Los Angeles.
That’s my seven things, I hope you learned something new about me.
Now for the tagging:
AJ in Nashville
Daily Piglet
Jessica Gottlieb
Make Mine Mike
Swirly Girl
Untitled Story of my Life


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9 responses to “7 Things You Never Knew About Me

  1. I’ve never been to Mexico either, which is pretty embarrassing after living so close for 14 years.

  2. So I doubled up on my tagging because I got tagged in this meme too by someone else. but here it is :)


  3. Lisa R. (illuminato)

    Re: #6 – Do not go to Mexico, you would not be happy there, unless you need several more blog posts about things you are afraid of.

    Re: #7 – I wholeheartedly agree.

  4. Paul L.

    I and Richard Dawkins object to the use of the term “meme”… but, if you must…

  5. I suck at memes but I’ll try this one out next week.

    FYI I am in spectacular company. The wife??? No pants today, and she sorta looked like she was thinking of stealing the dog… notsomuch on the babies though…

  6. thanks for playing along will!

    and you are so gonna appear on oprah. i’m with nina on this one ;)

  7. Cool meme, Will. Thanks for the tag. It was fun.

    And sorry for lying about you. I mean, you *are* talented, but the lovely part, well, maybe I just got a little carried away…


  8. Pingback: things about me you didn’t know. seven of them. « daily piglet

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