Monday, June 25, 2007

I have been Tagged

By Barefoot Bum. And this is a first for me. I've not been otherwise tagged since I was in elementary school... so now comes the hard part.

First, the rules of the random fact meme:
  1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
  2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
  4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
Ok, so here are my random facts.

  1. I have never misplaced my car keys my entire life.
  2. I've always wondered what it would be like to be an architect - I think I'd love to design buildings.
  3. I'm a history buff, but more than that, I have a strong interest in military history, particularly WWII, which I know far more about than any non-historian should. Thus, I love all (good) movies made during that era, even ones not directly focused on the battlefield.
  4. I almost never drink (alcohol) but I have nothing against drinking, in general.
  5. I have never used any form of illicit or illegal drugs and I never will, but I see no problem with legalizing them.
  6. I love strategy games and games that involve long term planning and simulated economics.
  7. I'm a political junkie but I'm almost clueless when it comes to actually being political.
  8. I hate shopping for clothes and often the only way I get new clothes is from what people (usually family) buy for me for gifts.

Ok, and now the really hard part - tagging more people. I'm going to have to add them later. I don't want to tag people who have been tagged already or who might not appreciate the meme...


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Robert said...

WW2 eh, I'm also very interested in that era. Quick questions: which theatre do you find most interesting? And which WW2 warplane is your favorite?

Me, I'm not sure if I can pick a theatre, but the Battle of Britain and the carrier conflicts in the pacific are two of my favorites.

Favorite warplane however is the FW190 either then early A-5 or the much later D-9.

hedera said...

If you're interested in WWII, have you read Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson? It has its odd points, but it's a cracking good WWII adventure yarn (improbable as all getout but that's what makes it fun). You have to get used to the author's somewhat episodic approach - he's telling at least 5 stories in parallel, in two different historical eras, and he jumps about among them - but I really enjoyed it.

When you talk about real WWII history, I find two theaters interesting: the Battle of Britain and the Pacific carrier wars (I'm particularly fond of Incredible Victory, on the battle of Midway).

DBB said...

I love all aspects of WWII - the carrier battles, the politics, the production decisions, the ground battles, the air battles - everything. Heck, I even like what is probably the most complicated (and realistic) board game ever put together, which is a WWII game (ASL).

I don't have a favorite plane or tank or anything like that - though obviously I know about some of the more famous pieces of equipment (and many of the much less known ones as well).

I loved Cryptonomicon. A great read. I loved his prequel followups as well, which certainly take a great deal of dedication to get through - the Baroque Cycle books. They are also an interesting blend of history and fiction and economics and adventure. I'll probably have to read them all again because there is so much there it is easy to miss things the first time through.