8 facts about me

Geoffrey of Confessions of a Language Addict has tagged me for a meme. Essentially, the meme asks the participants to list 8 things about themselves, and then “tag” 8 other people. I won’t be tagging anyone specifically, but I will take part:

1. I have a chronic problem of starting too many books at once. One to three isn’t too bad, but I often find myself trying to juggle my reading time between six or seven. It’s not particularly fun. You’d think I’d learn, but… nope. The lure is too great!

2. I’m a practicing Buddhist.

3. When I go to put earbud headphones on, I must put the left earbud in first. If, when I lift up one of the earbuds, I find it’s the right one, I put it down, pick up the left one, and put it in. Don’t ask me why. I’ve no idea.

4. I’m a bibliophile. I enjoy buying / collecting books, even if I know I’m not going to ever have enough time to read them all.

5. I typically start my day with a cup of coffee with French vanilla creamer.

6. I generally don’t like fiction books that take place in the present day. I like books set in the past, set in the future, or set in a different world altogether – but I don’t like present day stuff. There are some exceptions, but they’re rare.

7. I can type around 90-95 words a minute, complete with capitalization, punctuation, etc. I never took typing classes; I never used a typing program. Instead, I learned to type “properly” when I was 13 or 14, while spending far too much time hanging out in an IRC channel called #Squareville!.

8. I’m currently attending university full time, pursuing a bachelor’s in history. I’d eventually – years from now – like to teach history at the college level. A few periods of particular interest to me are World War 2, along with the Viking Age.

As I said, I won’t be tagging anyone specifically, but if you read this and want to do it, consider yourself tagged by me. 🙂 Here are the rules from Linguistic Mystic:

1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write in their own blog about their eight things and include these rules in the post.
4. At the end of your post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

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