Sunday, August 19, 2007

Meme Time!

I've been tagged for a meme once again by the good Ami Angelwings, so here it is: 8 facts about yours truly.

Here are the rules:
- Each player starts with eight random facts about themselves.
- Those who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight facts and post these rules.
- At the end of the post, choose some people to get tagged and list their names.

1) My favorite super-hero is Mister Terrific (Michael Holt). The rest of my top five, in no particular order, is Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Power Girl, the Blue Beetle (Ted Kord), and Booster Gold. I am prone to changing my mind frequently, however.

2) The only U.S. states I've spent a significant length of time in are Massachusetts (my home), Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, and Florida, plus the Canadian province of Quebec.

3) On the same tack, the farthest north I have traveled is Montreal and the farthest south is Lake Buena Vista, but I've never gone father east than Boston (I've lived in the Bay State all my life but I've never been to Cape Cod or Nantucket) or father west than Albany.

4) I have a dog (rottweiler/akita mix... he's an Axis dog!) and I love him, but I'm really more of a cat person.

5) In 7th grade I came in 4th place in a city-wide Scrabble tournament.

6) I used to be in the Boy Scouts of America. It was a mostly traumatic experience, since most of the guys I shared a troop with were obnoxious pricks and the two troop leaders I had were both scary burned-out Vietnam veterans, and I still hold a grudge against them because of their policy against gays and atheists. I am, however, very proud that my entry into the pine box derby won best of show.

7) I enjoy writing fiction, but I'm not particularly good at it. Most of what I've written is just mediocre D&D fanfiction (set in my own setting and using my own characters, but still using the game's familiar races, creatures, and character types), and to date I've completed only one single short story, seven years ago.

8) I'm fiercely proud to be from Massachusetts, despite the ridiculously high taxes, the messed-up health care/insurance system, the absurdly high level of crime in my city (Springfield), the fact that we'd have a horrible Republican governor for as long as I can remember (until we elected Deval last year, anyway, who is a Democrat and a good guy, but geezus, Mitt Romney can kiss my -- ahem), the corrupt politics, the whole Big Dig fiasco, the walking embarrassment that is John Kerry... well okay, Massachusetts sucks, but I love it anyway dammit.

And I tag... well dernitall, DJ Black Adam has already been tagged, so I don't have anyone to choose. Meh. Anyone reading this who hasn't already done it: Consider yourself tagged.


DJ Black Adam said...

Those verdamnt Boy Scouts! lol, I was a "Cub" scout, almos made my bear badge, but my mom pulled me out because I was the only Black cub scout in our area, and they had a party for the scouts at a place called the Tigers club, which would not let me in because of my apparant black african ancestry, go figure...

Will Staples said...

The BSA... Bullshitters of America...

Seriously, that is even worse than I'd come to expect of them.

I started out as a Cub Scout myself. The den leaders were two very nice ladies, but the other kids were total rats. And then I graduated to actual Boy Scout status, and it just went straight to the crapper from there.

The thing that infuriates me about these bigots (aside from the fact that they're controlled by the Mormon Church, for which I have no love) is that they persist in discriminating against whoever they want, and yet they take money from the federal government. That makes them a federal organization. A federal organization that discriminates openly against gays and atheists. It's disgusting.