Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Six Random Things About Me

Akasha Savage from Aspirations From the Dark Side has tagged me with this meme (Ouch!). The rules, as copied from her blog, are:

Link to the person that tagged you - ie me.
Post the rules on your blog.
Write six random things about youself in a blog post.
Tag six people.
Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their post.
Let the tagger know when your entry is posted.

Here I go:

1) I love mathematics. I guess it helps to have a mathematician in the family – my father. I find mathematics incredibly elegant and powerful, an art in itself. Some say that the physical world is a mathematical structure and that all mathematical structures could be physical worlds…

2) I remember a scene from when I was about four or five years old. Even then – and I’m still doing it, although I swear I’m not crazy!!! – I used to carry out entire conversations in my head with various characters. I suppose that, unconsciously, my facial expressions reflected these conversations. You can imagine my deep embarrassment - which engraved this memory forever in my mind - when a woman I knew asked me with whom I was talking. Despite my vehement negation, she didn’t seem at all convinced…

3) I still entertain this fantasy about meeting or summoning someone who will grant me three wishes. I often compose in my head elaborate descriptions of these three wishes, legal-style, so that to leave no place for errors or misinterpretations.

4) I doubt everything.

5) I have a huge fear of flying, but, unlike my husband who gets paralysed by his, I’m still able to send mine somewhere in a hidden drawer of my brain. I believe that for me this fear comes from the feeling of total loss of control once I’m in the airplane.

6) This blog is my Secret, my snug place, my boldness, my hope. In real life, only two very good friends know about it.

And now, rubbing my hands in wicked delight, I get to tag six other people:

Bernita
Canterbury Soul
Chris Eldin
Emperor Ropi
Sarah Hina
Szélsöfa

I hope you won’t be (too) mad at me!

12 comments:

Bernita said...

"Er...thank you, Vesper,"
she said glumly.

Sarah Hina said...

Your list is spooky familiar, Vesper. Except for the math part. ;) I can tell you're a born writer!

I'm up for the meme! I've already enjoyed seeing it passed off like a baton around the blogs. It's a wonderful window into people's minds. Sometimes these little things tell us more than the biggies.

Akasha Savage said...

Hi vesper, thanks for taking part. You're facts made interesting reading, the last one brought out the aaaaahhhh factor in me! :)

Lisa said...

Ahhh...very interesting. Nothing I expected, but nothing that surprises me either. Definitely very writerly quirks :)

strugglingwriter said...

Yay math! #3 is great, but save a wish for us. Maybe something like, "I wish to grant all my bloggy friends wishes too!" :)

Sarah Hina said...

I did my list, Vesper! And thanks for the tag--I had fun with it. :)

jason evans said...

Great list, Vesper! These random thing memes are brilliant. I love seeing what people mention. :)

Aine said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm wondering how you survived the trip to Cuba, given #5!

And, #6-- does your husband know? I'm always fascinated by the dynamics of friendships and secrets. Maybe because I can't stop myself from being totally open....
:)

SzélsőFa said...
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SzélsőFa said...

I am ready!!!

Emperor Ropi said...

I am done with it.

Ello said...

you know I have a terrible fear of flying but it never stops me from it. Good list! And I can't believe you keep your blog so hidden! Although I am pretty open about mine and my friends don't really seem to care enough to visit! boo... perhaps I shall blog about them!