Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Seven Random Things

Cent meme-tagged me, and it is so rare these days to get something like this (as well as being able to carve out time to write it), that I was happy to do it.

Here are the rules:
Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. You need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog! I think it's way more fun to leave it open, 'cause who knows when they'll read it. Besides, it's pretty lame to tag people with a meme to get them to read your blog.


1. I would like to write a book one day, but I'm a slow writer. My average writing time per (non-fluffy) post is prolly about 2 hours. My only hope to get something done may be NaNoWriMo.

2. Bugblaster, Simon the slightly agnostic Atheist (link omitted), and I all have the same IQ score.

3. I was a licensed Private Invstigator in the state of Arizona for about two years.

4. At various times in my career, I have considered becoming a lawyer, a day trader, a university professor, and a pastor.

5. On at least two occasions that I can remember, I have held over a million dollars in my hands. Check, not cash. But still.

6. My only futures market trade was in the dreadful (and now defunct) ISDEX futures; it had no liquidity, and looking back, I was most likely picked off by the market maker sitting down there on the KCBT.

7. It is very unusual for me to be reading less than three books at the same time (though not all at once--I'm not Al Mohler, after all). Perhpas this is why I'm the only one I can think of who will take longer to read Stephen Charnock's Existence and Attributes of God than Kim.

I don't think there are 7 people left in the Blogosphere who haven't done this. Nevertheless, I'll give it a try.

Dude
Hemsch
Nate the Great
RevGoT
The Main Family
DNA Dude
Rebecca of the Yukon (who probably doesn't do memes, but I just gotta try. Just think of it: 7 random things from one of the most deliberate bloggers in the 'sphere--how could you not want to see that?)

13 comments:

BugBlaster said...

Was your lifestyle markedly different from Magnum P.I.'s?

Kim said...

It is my goal to finish Charnock before I retire.

Nathan said...

I loved reading the Nate the Great books when I was growing up, for obvious reasons.

centuri0n said...

I had not idea you had such a low IQ score. I may have to bump you off the Sidekicks list ...

BugBlaster said...

70

Even So... said...

I actually want to know what the IQ score is....show me yours, and...

BugBlaster said...

Even So: 70

Even So... said...

Me: 81

Gummby said...

I'm refusing to answer on the grounds that I might have pride in my own knowledge instead of merely knowing Christ crucified.

Mark said...

Dude, you left out a couple things:
#4 - Blockbuster video has to have a place on that list somewhere & ditch digger supervisor (that summer with Kenny Kortman was killer wasn't it?)
#7 Come on now, Comic books don't count.

BugBlaster said...

ES: I always knew you were 15.7% brighter than me.

Gummby said...

Dude: It was things I've considered doing for a career, not stuff I've actually done. But the ditch-digging story is too good to waste on a list. It's gonna get a full-blown post someday--I just have to find the topic where it fits.

No, I didn't include comics, because thankfully, even as slow as I am I can still finish one in about 30 minutes. But, in all fairness, I counted Charnock--which might as well be a perpetual selection, since I can't get more than about two paragraphs without stopping.

So where's your list?

Even So... said...

Buggy, is the 15.7% brighter thing going to be the next light post?

Gummby, it is hard to see you up there on the high road...of course, I am always looking up, he he...