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Monday, August 7, 2006

Tag, I’m It

When you are tagged by another blogger, you have to list five weird things/habits about yourself with an explanation (like I don’t already do that most of the time?) and then tag four more bloggers. Kind of like blog Truth or Dare.
Okay, Kristin, here goes. Five weird things/habits about me.

1) Alienation: I am often uncomfortable in groups, like book groups, playgroups, or email listserves. I do not understand the light level of conversation shared in these. I feel like I speak a different language among such groups, or I feel like I’m the only person with a negative thought in them. I look for an ally, usually, that one person across the room whom I can wink to. I usually crave being invited into them and then pretty much drop out as fast as I possibly can.

2) Gross: I am not that into superscrubbed/superclean people. I love people’s smells more after a whole day or when they first wake up than right after a shower. I don’t mean bathroom smells or really dirty people. Just the natural oily stuff we acquire as the day goes on. I guess I really am kind of an animal — hey, aren’t we all?

3) Literary: I never read nonfiction books, even though I mostly write only nonfiction. I get bored to tears by accounts of this, that, or the other true event. I hate books set in another decade other than now. I especially hate the 1950’s, in general.

4) Looks: I detest seeing female toes that have not been pedicured. I hate crusty toenails; they disgust me. I hate female feet in sandals if they are not polished and preferably with the toes painted a lovely color. For cryin’ out loud, just slap some red paint on there, will ya?

5) Sexuality: I am completely, vibrantly, and enthusiastically heterosexual, and yet I love looking at women’s bodies (in real life and photos) as much as men’s. It is an absolute turn-on. I feel that most porn, however, is disappointing and very unimaginative and geared towards the lowest common denominator of male interest.

Now: I tag Ned, Manic Mom, Damien Katz, and The Diva


TAG, you’re it again!


Hi Susan, I’m the father of an Autistic son (2.5 years old) and I just tagged you via email. It was sort of funny to read your latest entry, seeing that it was posted just as I typed a letter to you…

Any how…good stuff. Love reading it all. Looking forward to more, of course.

You’ve got mail!


— added by Anton Ross on Monday, August 7, 2006 at 10:42 pm

Oh boy, I am going to have to think about this one… yikes! But I sooo agree with you on the sexuality thing!

— added by MaNiC MoMMy™ on Monday, August 7, 2006 at 11:14 pm

Just got your book a couple of days ago, already halfway into it, loving every page, crying at every other page. Stumbled onto your blog when googling how to make a crisis storybook (what a great idea) for our upcoming vacation. I read Adventures In Autism from time to time as well.

Anyway, your book is wonderful, thanks for writing it.

— added by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 8:41 am

But are you that? for what is that, but that that is, and is but that?

oooh I don’t understand these social games.

— added by The author on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 8:42 am

I am that I am.

Or, as Popeye said, “I Yam what I Yam.”

Seriously, Laurentius, what do you mean? I didn’t follow.

— added by Susan Senator on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 11:16 am

Check out my blog.
I addressed your number #5 earlier this week.

— added by Martini on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 2:24 pm

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