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Friday, December 7, 2007

Seven Weird & Random Facts about Jennifer Rahn

OK, seems it's meme time. Nina Munteanu over at The Alien Next Door has tagged me with this little game. I'm not very blogosaavy, so I had to look this one up.

Meme:
Leftist pseudo-intellectualese or linguistic affectation, generally used in the pejorative, employed to designate a commonly held position, thought or expression as worthy of or susceptible to attack or denigration by superior leftist "critical thought" which the employer possesses in abundance.
www.theacru.org/blog/2007/04/a_dictionary_to_educate_the_politically_incorrect/

Er, no. I don't think that's it.

a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one generation to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation); "memes are the cultural counterpart of genes"
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

Hmm. Sort of.

an idea, project, statement or even a question that is posted by one blog and responded to by other blogs. ...
www.fzelders.nl/weblog/

Oh, OK. That must be it.

So anyway, from Nina's blog, her seven weird facts are:

"Okay...well, here are seven (and only seven; I could write a book!) strange and weird facts about ME:
1. I'm an author and I can't spell
2. I speak five languages (none of them very well: English, French, Romanian, German, Swedish)
3. I failed First Year University Chemistry
4. I don't watch TV
5. My high school career assessment concluded that I was best suited to be a sargent in the army (writer was way down the list)
6. I opted out of Grade 11 biology to take typing (then had to challenge the exam when I decided to pursue a science degree at university)
7. I was chased off the Serengeti Plain by a horde of biting soldier ants."

Like Nina, I've got way more than seven tucked away, but the weirdest I shall keep to myself, thanks.

Weird stuff about Jen:
1. My fingernails are so soft that they can be bent around my fingers, no problem.
2. My left ankle pronates so badly that it interferes with the act of skipping by constantly catching the rope.
3. I was named after Jennifer Jones, who acted as Dr. Han Suyin in the 1955 movie Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.
4. I can swear in five languages, but only speak two (and the second one not very well).
5. The lowest grade on my transcript is in undergraduate cell biology.
6. I lost the Canada Scholarship because I refused to change my major from pharmacology and because my GPA was 0.2 points too low.
7. I am an F1 cross and therefore heterozygous at pretty much every phenotypic gene locus there is.

OK, now I'm supposed to tag some people with this. I choose:

J.Y.T. Kennedy
Sigrid Macdonald

. . . and I'll have to think about the rest . . .

Who's weird around here? More than me or Nina, that is . . .

2 comments:

E A said...

cool facts :)

weird? how? well, everyone's a bit weird though right? ;)

sfgirl said...

Yeah...but some are more weird than others, right Jen?.... A foot that pronates irresponsibly? I like the ability to curse in five languages...that one could come in handy... :)