Thursday, October 27, 2005

Idiosyncrasies? Me???
Answering Zydeco Fish's Open Tag


Answering a tag issued by my man Zydeco Fish...

Write down five (or more) of your own personal idiosyncrasies. Then, if you wish, tag five people from your blogroll or friendslist to do the same.

1. I usually sleep in my socks, but, somehow I always manage to take one off in the middle of the night while asleep.

2. I've eaten an average of three cups of yogurt a day for the past two years.

3. I'm extremely superstitious. I cross myself when passing cemeteries, hospitals, or accident sites.

4. I read tarot cards, but, as a rule, will not read cards for family or lovers. Nor will I read them at a distance. I will not read cards while a television is playing, a computer is running, or electrical devices (except radios) are on.

5. Some of the most important decisions I've made in life I've made by either flipping a coin or by throwing a dart at a map.

6. I've lived in a three-bedroom place for two years and only have enough furniture for a studio apartment. And I prefer it that way.

7. I will not let anyone into my house wearing
Abercrombie and Fitch because of the company's blatantly racist policies and tee shirts. If you show up at my door wearing the stuff, plan to get naked on the porch and bring a change of clothes.

8. I wore a piece of white nylon string tied around my right wrist for seven years, from 1994-2001, as a reminder that there are always people somewhere in the world who have nothing to eat. The "bracelet" literally deteriorated into dust.

9. My living habits have often been described as "utilitarian." I've never seen much purpose in acquiring things simply out of comfort or a sense of style. I reuse grocery bags instead of using trashbags, for example. Equally influenced by studying various Eastern spiritual paths, Thomas Merton, and spending my years in Louisiana with an Associate of the
Order of Julian of Norwich as a spiritual advisor.

10. I hate walking on man-made "nature trails," preferring to hike deer and game trails.

11. I love the smell of fresh concrete.

12. I have a tendency to quote obscure songs at inappropriate times.

13. Thirteen's my lucky number.

Damn, I'm a strange one...

Tag, you're it. Open-Source Tagging at its finest :)


Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

I like the minalmist attitude.
I may or may not do this tomorrow. I have only done a couple in my blog and they tended to get wordy.

I do have two abercrombie shirts bought at a thrift shop in high school.

Anonymous said...

I mormaly really enjoy reading your blog, but the holier than thou attitude towards abercrombie is like so horrible. i love owning and wearing their clothes and they like make the best line of tee shirts. its not like their fault that a few whiny minorities don't have a sense of humor. i may be white but i can at least appreciate the value of good clothing. your attact sounds vindictive and harsh. i think a lot of miami students will agree with me on this.


zydeco fish said...

I have to say that #5 is fascinating. I'm thinking of adopting that one myself. Never thought of the smell of fresh concrete before, but I do like the smell of cut wood.

Smurf said...

That was awsome! I love the revamp of your blog and your pic is hot! I like it a lot! I miss you!

zydeco fish said...

I guess I should also add (being an amateur photographer) that the picture is very cool.. I'll stop short of saying "hot", however :-)

Leigh said...

I also sleep in socks, but manage to keep them both on. Very nice insight into the mind of Jason.