Monday, November 19, 2012

Tag: 10 Facts About Me

Even though I am yet to film for my YouTube channel, I thought I would still participate in the 10 Facts About Me tag.  I thought this tag in particular would be an important one to respond to since I am still in the process of establishing my blog and allowing my audience to get to know me as a writer and as a person.  So, here it goes, 10 Facts About Jamie That You Never Knew and Never Asked:

  1. My eyes change color.  Growing up, my eyes were always brown, a light brown but brown nonetheless.  As I’ve gotten older, however, they have started to look more and more green.  I’ve actually had people argue with me about my eye color as though their oscillation is something that I can control and am using to annoy them.  These days my eyes vacillate between a whisky color and tortoise green.  Since my eyes can’t make up their mind as to what color they are, I split the difference and say they are hazel.

  2. I can date a Rothko painting within a one-to-two year period by sight.  I wrote my undergraduate thesis on Rothko seven years ago.  After a  mountain of research and extensive study of the artist’s work, I came away with a degree of connoisseurship that makes a good parlor trick and makes my academic advisor proud.

  3. I’m scared of heights.  I’m okay in a plane, but if there’s a scaffold or a balcony (if I am on it or not), I’ll buckle and start to have a panic attack.

  4. The first movie I ever saw at the cinema was “Witness.”  I was a baby at the time and it was my father’s bright idea to take me, one of his many new lows in parenting.To this day, I can’t eat any Quaker product without getting the wiggens because the Quaker guy looks too Olde Tyme and Amish-like.

  5. The first time I knew I was a feminist was during the Iran-Contra Hearings in the late 1980s.  I remember watching the live coverage of the hearings and wondering why Oliver North didn’t shred his own damn documents (I was well into swears in first grade) and why Fawn Hall didn’t have more respect for herself.

  6. I’m scared of cats.  They’re furry and purry, but they’re totally apt to scratch or bite you without warning.  Basically, cats are loose cannons; I understandably prefer the company of dogs.

  7. I’m double jointed in three fingers and two toes.  I know, it’s a wonder that I am still single.

  8. I don’t have a driver’s license.  Unlike every other American adult my age, I never took my driver’s rest.  It is now four months out from my thirtieth birthday and I only have a learner’s permit (for the fourth time).  Maybe I’ll get my license before I’m sixty.

  9. My favorite color is teal.  Teal is neither green nor blue; it’s like the zippy baby of the two colors.

  10. I don’t like TV.  Save one or two shows, I find television to be terribly dull and patronizing.  I try not to give my attention to those who like to speak down to me or who assume I will align with the lowest common denominator, so why would I allow myself exposure to a media that does just that.  I’d much rather read, write, or sleep, quite frankly.

So, that’s me in all of my quirks.  What are some fun facts about you?  Leave me a link to your blog/ video response in the comments below.



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