Normally I try to keep every post somehow related to Germany and that fact that we are here. However, I have been tagged for this meme (by Martina of American im Odenwald - see link on right), so I will try it, although it's not completely Germany-oriented. Things have been quiet around here anyway - I have been nursing some little illness all week and am now dreading spending the next two weeks commuting to Mainz again. Brutal! Here is the meme:
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, 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.
Fact 1: I grew up in a very small town. When other people tell me how they grew up in such a small town, waa, it only had 3 high schools and a Walmart and you had to drive 30 miles to the nearest gay bar, I laugh. We had three towns to one high school, no large stores at all, and you had to drive 30 miles to the nearest movie theater.
Fact 2: And I didn't spend a single day in college homesick for it.
Fact 3: I majored in Environmental Studies at the University of Chicago.
Fact 4: I never wanted anything so bad in my life as to go there. I've felt a little bit lost ever since meeting that incredible goal and completing it.
Fact 5: I'm studying Epidemiology now but I'm still not sure if this is really it for me.
Fact 6: In the end I'd probably be happier making stuff, but I can't peel myself away from the lure of academia. Being in it makes people think you're smart, and who doesn't want that?
Fact 7: I'm terrified of grasshoppers.
Fact 8: I am a first-name junkie. (Not a baby-name junkie. People have names long beyond their babyhood. And I'm not a baby junkie, either. In fact I don't really care for babies much at all, though I wish I did.) I have over 30 books on the subject of first names and shipped them all to Germany with me.
Honestly I do not know who to tag. I'm afraid of tagging people who are not interested.
If you are a regular reader of this blog and are interested in doing this meme, then please consider yourself tagged!!