Eight Things About Me? OK, You Asked For It.

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:


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

That’s Me!