The tagging virus is doing the rounds again and Frank tried to infect me. Since I’ve not much else to write here I happily tag along.

According to the rule-book:

  • Link to the person that tagged you.
  • Post the rules on your blog.
  • Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
  • Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
  • Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

Okay, now we’ve got that out of the way, here we go, in no particular order:

  1. I generally don’t eat meat, but I’ll sometimes make exceptions for lamb or venison. I did however eat dog once. I was in a market in rural Vietnam and taking pictures of two tied-up dogs. Someone came to me and gestured to come with him, intermittently pointing to the dogs. We ended up at a stall on the market with a big boiling pot of soup with chucks of meat in it. He took a big spoon, fished out some meat and held it in front of my face. How could I refuse somebody who offered me a part of his feast meal? It was quite tasty and tasted like wild pig. I do eat fish but will spare you a gruesome story.
  2. I hate the fact that men’s clothes are almost all in subdued, dark colours. I like to wear bright colours, the world is already grey enough. (There was a period in my life that I only had grey clothes, but that was when I was in art school…)
  3. I almost always sleep with something in my mouth. A plastic mouth guard, because I grind and clench my teeth during my sleep; and a Dutch “dropje” (liquorice) in order to keep my saliva going and thus preventing a dry mouth and a resulting sore throat; and sometimes also my right index finger to be able to breathe because my nose often clogs up completely. However, and maybe the result of the above, I do not snore.
  4. I am not circumcised, but I did have a vasectomy. I had some complications after doing that procedure so I’m not sure if I can recommend it. Even though it’s good for bringing down the growth of the human population, so maybe we can have another generation before the resource wars will start.
  5. I learn very fast but I’m also easily bored. So I never become a real expert in something because when the learning curve flattens at the top, and improving things costs too much time, I tend to move my attention to something else. As a result I’m good in doing many things, but don’t excel in anything particular.
  6. I’ve never knowingly slept with a Mac user.

O, and now for the hard part. Find six blogs that haven’t been tagged. Of course that is impossible, like with every pyramid scheme. The number of bloggers that already have been tagged goes up quite a bit with every iteration.

Six, forty-two, 258 (more people than I know that have a blog), 1554, 9330, 55986, 335922, 2015538 (more people than there are living on the island of Montréal), 12093234 (more people than in Québec), 72559410 (more people than living in the Netherlands and Canada combined), 435356466, 2612138802 (almost half of the earth’s human population), 15672832818 (we really have to teach animals to blog now)…

This whole tagging thing is totally unsustainable. All I can do is break the rules. Either by tagging less than six people or by tagging people that have already been tagged, but haven’t written a “6 random things about me”-post.

I just tag one person, and I’ll force her to write something so the chain isn’t broken because we all know that means bad luck. Without further ado I hereby tag Alison, who writes much better than I do on her Transparency blog.

(I’m so going to regret this.)