Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The chain breaks here, or not

Sahand and Helen, two people who I adore tagged me with one of the Internet's version of a chain letter, or meme, or whatever you want to call it. I've broken just about every chain letter I've ever received, and I'm old enough to have received chain letters with stamps on them. But here goes:

1. Post the rules on your blog
2. Write 6 random things about yourself
3. Tag 6 people at the end of your post
4. If you're tagged, DO IT and pass on the tag

6 random things

1. I walked through a glass door (Cooper Union, Spring 91 or 92) and survived with only a scratch. The secret is, and you will want to pass this on to everyone you know, NOT to back up. It's backing up that causes real damage.

2. When I cannot fall asleep at night (which is often), I review novels I have enjoyed in my head. I don't turn on the lights, I don't read, I don't get out of bed. My favorite sleepless night novel is Iron Dragon's Daughter by Michael Swanwick.

3. I've seen Babe at least 6 times: most of them with my amazing niece Frances who knew the dialog by heart.

4. The best place I ever lived was Miller Beach, Indiana.

5. I was bored by Archie comics when I was a kid.

6. My idea of heaven includes a big wooden table covered with printed newspapers and magazines, all of them in English.

Tagged (six is a lot)

Jonathan at Miniver Cheevy
Arash at Kamangir

Will Ward at Friday in Cairo

Esra'a at Mideastyouth.com

Pam at Nerd's Eye View

Sepideh at Pars Arts

Sean Paul Kelley at The Agonist

Let's see if anyone responds...


Pam said...

As I was reading this, I had this moment when I thought, DAMMIT, she's going to tag ME and I NEVER do these things. So here I am, tagged.

Great. :P

I kinda wanna do my six random things on Twitter, tho'.

That glass door thing is CRAZY. Who knew?

Kamangir said...

Wow! Lovely game. I'll respond in a few hours. :)

Tori said...

sorry Pam... A long time ago, I heard a short story that featured a character who dies when he backs up after breaking a glass door. When I hit the glass door, I actually thought: "Keep walking. Don't back up." So, there you go, art saves the day.

glad you're not peeved Kamangir ;-)

Ms Helen said...

I'm impressed. You had 7 people to tag, while I managed a measly 3.

Tori said...

ms helen, all that proves is that I cannot count... I thought I tagged six people. Pam, that means you're off the hook. NOT.