Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Five Facts

Alice over at Whatsoever Is Lovely tagged me on this, and honestly I didn't have anything prepared for this morning anyway, so here goes. Five facts about myself:

1. I have a Master's Degree in English, so naturally I went into Information Technology, where my time is split between various websites and a document management system. This is why it's so important to have goals in life: the constant surprise at Things Not Turning Out The Way We Planned helps keep you on your toes.

2. In my twenties and early thirties, I collected swords. Nowadays I collect ceramic mugs. I'm not sure that I can realistically cite this as evidence of any sort of growing up. (Especially since I still have the swords. In fact, I could outfit a good-sized group in the event of the Zombie Apocalypse.)

3. My mother is paralyzed from the waist down because of a childhood case of Polio. For a long time, my parents didn't think they'd be able to have children, but they had me in their early thirties and my brother a few years later. I don't get into discussions with anti-vaxxers, because there is absolutely no way I can do so and remain even remotely civil; I go straight to frothing rage.

4. I have never broken a bone. Not mine, and not anyone else's, either. Unless we're counting chickens -- I have broken a couple of wishbones -- but I digress. In fact, I digress fairly frequently. I also pontificate and occasionally editorialize. Wait, what was I just talking about?

5. I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up. (I've been at something of a loss ever since I found out that "wizard" and "superhero" weren't really options.)

As a matter of personal policy, I generally don't tag other people on these things. However, if you're so inclined, feel free to share five facts about yourself and leave a note in the comments so I can go read them.


  1. Thanks for playing Michael:) I had no idea about your mother, how sad. I was once semi-anti vax and I can understand your frustration now with such a worldview.

    I was also an English major for the almost three semesters I went to college.

    Swords are AWESOME- nuff said.

    I've also never broken any bones and don't have any plans to.

  2. I keep thinking I should write something about polio and vaccines, but... I dunno, just thinking about it makes me tired.

  3. My brother has a degree in English, thinking he'd be a high school teacher or possibly college professor. So naturally one would expect that he would end up as a Computer Engineer.

    Anti-vaxxers. Don't even get me started. I'm so sorry about your mom.

    That makes three of us who have never broken a bone.

    Maybe, one day, when I grow up I'll decide what I want to be.


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