"The Young Fogey" has tagged me for The "eight things about me" meme
Here are the rules...
1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.
1. Hardly a day has gone by since the age of five on which I have not had a peanut-butter sandwich, no jelly. Thank you, George Washington Carver
2. Hardly an evening, and sometimes a morning or afternoon, has gone by since the age of thirty in which I have not had a drink.
3. Although in my teens I was an avid comic book collecter who at one time had in his possession Daredevil
#2 and The X-men
#7, I cannot recall a superhero movie that I have seen since Superman II (1980)
4. The first time I voted, in 1988, I incomprehensibly split my ticket between the Right to Life Party
, whose sole issue I believed in, and the Workers World Party
, whose presidential candidate I had met at an anti-Klan rally in Philly.
5. The second time I voted, in 1992, I wore a tie for one of the few times in my twenty-two years because the solemnity of the occasion had been impressed upon me by a group of Haitians who had been slaughtered wearing their Sunday best on the way to the polls in their country.
6. I once rented a beautiful turn-of-the-century place in Buffalo, NY in a neighborhood that had become a turf war zone between 'Ricans and Blacks. There were three driveby shootings within earshot during one hot summer.
7. Having lived in Korea for ten years, I now find sleeping on anything but the floor uncomfortable.
8. I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Republican Party. But I might join to cast a primary vote for Dr. Ron Paul
I hereby tag, without obligation, The New Beginning
, Tea at Trianon
, Antes de la caída
, Discalced Yooper
, Memoirs of a Neophyte
, Potpourri for Sixteen Hundred
, and The Roving Medievalist
Labels: Blogging, Miscellanea, Politics, Ron Paul for President