18 January 2009

The 25 Things Tag

Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you and post it. At the end, choose 5 people to be tagged. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

OK, It's been going around, and I almost didn't respond, but what the heck:

1. I don't know the guy, Gerard who tagged me, he must read the blog.
2. I didn't really like kids until I had my own.
3. I still don't really enjoy other people's kids too much, although that is changing.
4. I didn't go to the movies at all last year. Maybe once the year before.
5. I have been inside close-to 100 vacant buildings in OTR and the West End. Some of them are still vacant, some are rehabbed and many have been demolished.
6. I love being on the edge of a high roof, climbing in the rafters or in a dank basement with a flashlight and measuring tape.
6. I never had school spirit but inexplicably I still dislike St X. Same with XU.
7. Our beloved kitty cat died yesterday of kidney failure and old age.
8. I have never had cable or satellite TV.
9. I'm an omnivore, not very green, but definitely a locavore.
10. My dad and both grandfathers worked in factories, in unions.
11. My first memory of music is Mrs Robinson on my dad's AM car radio, WSAI.
12. For a few years as a kid all I did and all I dreamed about was building forts, camps, rope swings and treehouses.
13. We had very cold snowy winters when I was 10-13 years old. Seems like all we did was sled-ride, ice skate and build snow forts.
14. My clique in high school would probably be the wubs.
15. I miss hand drafting and my old drafting board, though I believe it damaged my eyesight.
16. The first time I flew in an airplane, I was 21.
17. That was also the first time I travelled outside the US (to Spain).
18. My work car is 19 yrs old. I want to get to 20.
19. We "met" Barack Obama July 17, 2007, but my camera was broken that day.
20. I met buddy gray in May 1989. I quit working for him 2yrs before he was shot.
21. I still get mad remembering our community garden was once mowed flat by a city contractor.
22. We had no musical instruments in my house growing up.
23. I like to drink a Manhattan after a long day. Sometimes two.
24. I enjoyed my first book when a high school teacher made us read Shogun.
25. I haven't read a complete book for years...since kids and the internet, though I have read parts of many books.

I will not tag anyone else because I never, ever forward these kind of things, but if you are so inclined, go ahead...


Anonymous said...

My condolences for the passing of your family cat.

Cincinnati NAMjA said...

I now know 25 things more about you than i did before.

Unknown said...

Oh, I loved Buddy Gray. Met him a few times--we had dovetailing interests for the homeless here in Cincy. I do so miss him. Thanks for bringing him to the front of my mind again.
PS. If you ALL of a book to your kids that totally counts--might double count since you have to read it and say it out loud--that's like two times...

CityKin said...

^true, I have read dozens of kids books...

VisuaLingual said...

What are wubs [#14]?

Dan said...

I was going to ask the same thing Visual! What is a wub?

catherine said...
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CityKin said...

Wub is a 70s Cincinnati westside term roughly meaning stoner or wannabe.

5chw4r7z said...

Back in Youngstown they were called "heads"
Sorry about your cat, that sucks.