The fellow who writes the My Life ROI blog “tagged” me the other day (this is my first time, so I’m a little nervous). These are the rules that I need to follow in responding to the tag:
“7 Things You Didn’t Know About Me” Meme Rules
1. Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
2. Share seven facts about yourself in the post.
3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged.
Here are my 7 things:
1) I am a big Monkees fan. I don’t care that they were a manufactured group; it just doesn’t bother me. Headquarters is my favorite Monkees album.
2) I pick my favorite restaurants based on conversations I have had in them rather than on the quality of the food experience. For me, the food tastes better when the conversation is great. I often list Houston’s in Georgetown in D.C. as one of my favorite restaurants because of some conversations I had there a long time ago (it’s been some time since I’ve been to D.C., so it’s possible that Houston’s is no longer even there).
3) One of my life goals is to learn how to appreciate classical music. I had a girlfriend once who exposed me to a few sonatas and I love those. My hope is to someday learn about all the rest that I am missing out on.
4) I wasn’t sure about marrying my wife at the time I got married. She has turned out to be the greatest gift that a loving God has ever given me. Ever since, I have been dubious about figuring things out solely through the use of intellect. I believe in following an Informed Gut. Our minds cannot tell us all that we need to know.
5) I finsihed a marathon once. I did it because I liked the idea of training for it with my wife. We had lots of great conversations during those long runs we did together. We’ll never do it again. But I am glad we did it when we did it.
6) I believe that the Beatles’ White Album is the most overrated album of all time. I like the Beatles a lot and I listened to the White Album hundreds of time before coming to this conclusion. But one day it just hit me that most of the songs on the album are really bad. The idea is to make the songs good.
7) Annie Hall makes me laugh more than any other movie ever made. I saw it four times. One of the times I was laughing so hard that the fellow sitting in front of me gave me the evil eye. He was right to do so. I was being obnoxious. I’m sorry about it. I couldn’t help it though. Woody Allen zeroed in on something inside me with that one.
1) Four Pillars
2) Mrs. Mikah