Thursday, January 25, 2007

I've been tagged or is that meme'd?

If you spend much time perusing the blogosphere you know that occasionally memes catch fire and spread across it. The most recent meme, and one that seems to have tremendous staying power is the "5 Things You Don't Know About Me" meme. I was tagged for this by Tekla over at the Silicon Valley Mom Blog. As it turns out I had already done this over at my Worker Bees blog, but i don't know if my theatre and marketing lives intersect or not, so I figured I'd re-join the party and post it again here.

So, without further ado, I give you 5 Things You Don't Know About Me:

1. I was a theatre major in college, spent two summers as an apprentice at a summer stock theatre, got my union card and headed off to NYC to pursue mostly musical theatre. I lived in NYC for four years before deciding I didn't like being poor and that there was way more to success in that field than either talent or hard work. Little did I know at 26 that every field in life is as far from a meritocracy as the theatre world is! Fact is, I still have my union card and continued to occasionally do work here in the Bay Area until about 1999...which is the last time I was in a show. Now I resist giving up that little card, even though I have no expectation of needing it any time soon. (OK, some of you probably knew this one.)

2. I am a terrible back seat driver. In fact, I rarely, if ever, let my fiance drive if we're going any significant distance. I tell him it's not his driving I don't like, but everyone else's (which is partly a lie...I also don't like his driving that much!) My mother is the same way, and my grandmother, who lived in NYC and never did drive, nonetheless was the plague of taxi drivers everywhere as she freaked out from the back seat. This is multi-generational control-freakitude at work here.

3. I love crossword puzzles and logic problems. I tend to buy a new magazine of them every time I'm in an airport and have many half completed magazines hanging around the house. I used ot do the NY Times puzzle online every day, but I just don't seem to have the time anymore.

4. I am a terrible sleeper. I have trouble falling asleep; I have trouble staying asleep, and I wake up too early, even on the weekends. I blame some of this on my fiance who keeps me up late, and my cat who wakes me up early, but the truth is I have always been a bit of an insomniac, and have the same issues when traveling alone without fiance or cat.

5. I have never changed a diaper in my life. Not completely shocking, given I'm not a mom, but still, I think it's a streak worth keeping. I've come 42 years without changing one...why start now?

That's it.

I know I'm no fun, and the whole point is to tag specific people and spread this meme like wildfire, but hey, I've already seen it around apparently doesn't need my assistance. So readers, feel free to post a couple of things we don't know abut you in the comments, but no pressure to write a post :)

Hey Elisa - since you're a puzzle person, perhaps we can invite you to our upcoming Puzzle Day on Feb 24th where we will be having crossword and sudoku tournaments plus all sorts of workshops and puzzles for people to try. Check us out at -- and spread the word to your other Bay Area puzzle friends. Thanks!! -Emily
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