8 Random facts About Me

July 10, 2007 at 5:40 pm 6 comments


1.) I have an irrational fear of sharks in the swimming pool.

2.) My local of the Socialist Party USA is on a perpetual dues strike with the national.

3.) I played the euphonium for 8 years.

4.) I have never seen Blade Runner, though I’d like to.

5.) The first Marxist book I’ve read (and for which I have an enduring soft spot) was George Novack’s “Pragmatism Versus Marxism.”

6.) I am somewhat mildly obsessive-compulsive.

7.) My vegetarian diet is slipping. It would appear that hamburgers are again on the menu, at least when traveling.

8.) I spent a year feeling proud of an erotic poem for an imaginary Italian woman.

And I am tagging Raccoon to put up his 8 random facts.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. anaj  |  July 11, 2007 at 12:55 pm

    It also took me years to watch Blade Runner! And when I saw it it was the Director’s cut. Still haven’t watched to original theatre version.

    Euphonium sounds like a fantastic instrument (I admit I was a bit disappointed when I learned it was something in between a trumpet and a tuba – I had something more psychedelic in mind).

  • 2. cerebraljetsam  |  July 11, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    Blade Runner is absolutely fantastic and the difference between the two cuts is very interesting–really worth to shell out money for the DVD that has both on it.

    And I have to say that I do indeed have slight feelings of euphoria when I hear a tuba, so euphonium makes sense to me. Well, let me qualify this: I do like the occasional tuba if and only if, I am holding a large beer in my hand.

  • 3. anaj  |  July 11, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    Beer and tuba go together well.

  • 4. skunkcabbage  |  July 11, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    There is something truly beautiful about beer and tuba. I wonder if, since the euphonium is a bit smaller than the tuba, the beer should be that much taller?

    I just started netflixing, so the director’s cut is on the way. I’ll have to put the other version in my queue.

  • 5. anaj  |  July 11, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    is netflixing another brand-derived term such as googling? watching films on netflix.com?

  • 6. skunkcabbage  |  July 11, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    yes, i think so. in my case, though, i wait for the dvd to arrive in the mail. not that i’m averse to streaming, but i find that i just don’t do it.


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