Well, I am no longer a virgin; oh, not in the Biblical sense mind you, as that event passed into history a long time ago.
No, I received my first tagging from gemmak. I guess this means I am a real blogger now. If I were still a smoker, I'd light one up.
So, below is this meme, as it is known, and I therefore tag (and not to worry, as I practice safe blogging) Anne-droid, Julia, Andy, Anna, and Guyana-Gal, and Bendy Girl. I don't want to tag too many people this first time around, as I might get the reputation as a blogslut. ;-)
So, here goes:
My ex... bosses, two of them, taught me the proper way to treat employees. I learned so much about what it means to be a leader, as opposed to just a "boss" from them, and though I am no longer a boss myself, I try to use those principles they taught me in everyday life.
Maybe I should... really try to exercise. I became a diabetic last year because of the long-term use of my transplant meds, and I really need to find something I can get into. I love bike riding, and I have a bike that has been sitting in my basement for some time. The problem is, biking here in winter is just not something that is really feasible.
I love... my wife, my family, acting, theatre, writing, laughing long and hard.
People would say... I am opinionated, (which I can be, though I have tried hard to moderate it.) and that I am passionate about things that interest me.
I don't understand...how people can use religion as a shield for morality. Some of the most immoral people on the planet claim to be the most pious. Morality derives itself from more than just a belief in a deity, whether it be a personal or impersonal one. It comes out of the human experience, from day-to-day living. Pete Townshend wrote about Keith Moon: "Morality ain't measured in a room he wrecked."
When I wake up in the morning... hand me a cup of coffee and don't expect any useful conversation until after I am done drinking it.
I lost...any naiveté I may have had when I stepped into that Brooklyn neighborhood to work in 1987. I lost a lot of faith in people as well, though much of it was gained back after getting my transplant, though I still retain a degree of cynicism, as it keeps me on my toes.
Life is full of...contradictions.
My past is something...that I have worked to come to terms with.
I get annoyed when...I feel I am being condescended to, or I can't get a straight answer from people.
Parties are...something I enjoy, but so few are worthwhile. Closing night parties are usually the best!
I wish...I could could achieve my goal of being a full-time writer.
Dogs...are the most loyal things on the planet. I wish I could have one, but with our schedules, it would not be fair to the dog to leave it home alone all day. A yellow lab would be my dog of choice though.
Cats...are good too. I like their independence. If the wife was not allergic to them, I would get two of them and name them Smith and Jones. (I did have a cat growing up.)
Tomorrow...is tomorrow. I can only worry about today.
I have a low tolerance for...stupidity, and no tolerance for people who abuse kids. I saw too much of the latter in my time.
If I had a million dollars...I wouldn't write a song with that in the title. I would give a hunk towards transplant research for liver disease, a hunk to my theatre, a hunk for AIDS research, and invest the rest while enjoying myself with some if it as well.
I'm totally terrified of...bees, wasps, and any other stinging insects.
spring flowers - I am quite fond of this series of Wildflowers of Canada that came out in 1977 and try to collect as many as I can from my stamp dealer to use for Postcross...
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