7 Unsolicited Things

In case you’ve been living under a rock (one without internet access), or somehow survive without sipping from the firehose that is Planet Mozilla, there’s been a new meme circulating recently. One or two people have been posting a list of seven things that their colleagues/friends may not know about them. And then, like a virus, this is has been passed on to seven more victims, and so on.

Here are were the 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.

And as we all know, rules are meant to be broken – so lets obliterate them one by one.

  1. No one tagged me, so I have no one to link back to. Maybe I’m unknown, or maybe I’m just unpopular. And even though I’ve included the list of rules, breaking part of a rule is just as good as breaking all of it. So rule #1 gets the boot.
  2. No real reason for breaking this rule, but why quit so early? So I’ll do 6 things and throw rule #2 out the window.
  3. I’m lazy, and this meme has been going for awhile now. As such, its too much effort to find 7 people that haven’t done this already. Rule #3 bites the dust.
  4. With rule #3 out the door, I’ve got no one to tell that no one has been tagged. Ergo, bye-bye rule #4.

So without further a do, here are my seven six unsolicited things you may not know about me:

  1. I once considered becoming a full-time professional artist. I’ve had my paintings displayed in galleries, as well as published, and have had unsolicited bids on my work.
  2. I’m gluten intolerant. Basically, this means I can’t eat anything with wheat, rye, or barley in it (although I’m fine with oats). One bite of bread is enough to send me to bed for 2 weeks.
  3. I’ve spent an unusually long time at university, and yet technically only have one BA degree (in Computer Science).  I’m a hair’s width away from getting a BSc in Psychology. I’ve also dabbled in Art History, Philosophy, Latin, and Archeology/Anthropology.
  4. I grew up in what has been described as the most conservative town in New Zealand. I didn’t like it much, and I still don’t like going back there.
  5. Most people I know in real life have never seen my face. This includes my partner.
  6. I just turned 24. I have my own house, a beautiful partner, a playful kitten, and my dream job. Few people reach this in a lifetime, and I cherish every moment of it (except mornings).

One thought on “7 Unsolicited Things

  1. Wikipedia tells me Dunedin is the weed capital of New Zealand. Not too bad for a guy hailing from the most conservative town, I guess. :)

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