Blog Antagonist tagged me for something called “Eight Things About Me.” “Me,” huh? OK, Me. Let’s see what comes to mind, in no particular order:
- Quincy, M.E. I loved that show when I was a kid — remember, Jack Klugman, the Odd Couple guy, solving mysteries by cutting open bodies? It was the anti-CSI, in a way: they never showed gore, just the disgust on the faces of the fainting police rookies.
- Meburps. In elementary school, a bunch of us boys drew faces on our thumbs and index fingers and called them meburps. It was a thing to do.
- Medium. Even at those dratted coffee places that try to force you into their “Vidi, Vici, Venti” sizing schemes, I always order “medium.” If I’d wanted to learn fakey Italian, I’d be hanging out at youth hostels.
- Marine Educator. That’s the easiest way to describe my pre-Boobaby career: I was a naturalist who specialized in the ocean. And no, I didn’t make up the term: I’m even a member of NMEA, the national association of such.
- ME, as in Maine. One of my former volunteers, someone I trained in animal husbandry, is now working at a marine mammal hospital there. That makes me very proud.
- We’re trying to teach Boobaby “Me,” the personal pronoun. Looking at pictures, I point to mommy and she says “mama”; I point to myself and she says “dada.” If I point to a picture of her and ask who it is, she’ll say “Yooooooooooou!” How do you explain that to a toddler?
- Me is a movie by an artist who takes a picture of her face every day. If you’ve been around the internests for a while you’ve probably seen it, but if not, you should click this.
- Windows ME. Yes, I was that guy: I had a computer with ME on it once. I think there were only about three of us.
OK, now I’m supposed to tag five people to write about their own Eight Things About Me — or would that be Eight Things About You? Well, anyway, y’all are tagged: Aimee from Greeblemonkey, Amanda Mandajuice, LesbianDad, XBox4NappyRash, and Just Powers. If any of you have already done it — sorry, I missed it. Oh, and Cry it Out Mike, although I don’t think he really does these theme posts. Ditto for BusyMom. And Barack Obama, as always.