Karen Hall of Some Have Hats and a CMR fave has memed me. Ordinarily I am very wary of memes but probably not for the reasons you think. Typically with memes, you are asked to write about personal things and thoughts. This is perilously close to talking about my feelings. If my wife for one second believes me capable of this type of introspection, I could be in serious trouble. However, I should be able to navigate this particular topic without any Oprah moments.

The Rules
“The rules are simpleā€¦Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

Fact: I have my fifth child in seven years due in November. (So does my wife in case you were wondering.)

Habit: Left to my own devices, my car will become and absolute pig sty. Once I was making multiple trips to my car to retrieve luggage for a hotel stay. When I came out for the second trip the hotel security guard was standing next to my car and said “I am sorry sir, but your car has been ransacked!” to which I replied “Nah, it looks like that all the time” (My new car has been clean for 4 months so far, maybe I can change?)

Fact: I have a list of things I wish to do before I die. This list includes, but is not limited to, learning to play piano, writing a book, and building my own sailboat.

Habit: I am a chronic yo-yo dieter with weight swings upwards of 50lbs. (If anyone tells me that this is worse than just being overweight, I will punch them.)

Fact: I have finished 5 marathons and more than 25 triathlons including the Ironman Triathlon (2.4 mi. swim, 112 mi. bike, 26.2 mi. run.) These were items formerly on my list of things to do before I die.

Habit: I read in the bathroom so much that sometimes my legs go numb!

Fact: I see automotive GPS navigation systems as an insult to my manhood.

Habit: When I get interested in a topic I will research it to death and bore everyone around me to tears in the process.

Eight people seems like a lot of people to tag, but I will give it a shot. (Please feel free to ignore this meme) I hereby officially meme RobK, David Alexander, Kimberly, The Bovina Bloviator, and….ummm….Tim Russert, Karl Rove, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Pope Benedict XVI.