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kagur tagged me thusly:

A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.
C. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it"

So here we go...

  1. My hands and feet are disproportionately small compared to my height due to a genetic condition known as "Scrivener's Palsy." It also makes my handwriting very slow, and my drawing even slower.

  2. One of my proudest moments was getting Harlan Ellison to crack up.

  3. I am very good at conceptual math (such as geometry), but terrible at arithmetic (i.e., number-crunching). However, I failed at Trigonometry in college because VCU had such a terrible math program at the time, and never went any further. (I don't know if the VCU math program ever shaped up.)

  4. My signature fedora was inspired by Indiana Jones' gray "dress hat" in Raiders of the Lost Ark (as opposed to the brown crushable that he usually wears). I have had several over the years, and gave the one I had before my current one to mammallamadevil when it "retired."

  5. I like black jellybeans and black licorice.

  6. My father was 45 years old when I was born, and my mother was 39. I am 12 years younger than my brother, and 15 years younger than my sister.

  7. The Robey coat of arms is a red stag on a yellow field. The name "Robey" derives from "Roebuck."

Lessee ... tag seven people, eh? Okay, I tag Gilligan, the Skipper too, the millionaire and his wife, the movie star, the Professor and Mary Ann.

Didn't say they had to be real people. ;)

-The Gneech


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 20th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
7.) The Robey coat of arms is a red stag on a yellow field. The name "Robey" derives from "Roebuck."

I thought you no longer spoke of your family's heritage because of the dark day that the split with the Sears clan occurred?
Feb. 20th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
No, no, you're thinking of the Timewarner family. ;P

-The Gneech
Feb. 20th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Harlan threw a chair at me.
Feb. 20th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
Is there anybody he hasn't thrown a chair at?
Feb. 20th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
But it wasn't my fault - I swear! :)
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Feb. 20th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
At Dragon*Con 2001, I was selected from the audience to be a judge for Iron Artist, between Larry Elmore and Don Bluth if you can believe it. (o.o) Harlan and Larry David were the hosts, and the mystery theme was "The Audience."

Larry Elmore's piece was this very abstract piece that had the United States floating the aether, with the west coast making the face of an old man. When Harlan asked me what I thought of it, I said, "It looks like Zardoz."

This apparently hit Harlan right between the eyes, as he cracked up and shook my hand on the spot. :D

Trust me, it was much funnier in person. ;)

-The Gneech
Feb. 20th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
I certainly got a giggle, trying to imagine the picture.

BTW my dad was 42 when I was born, so I've got a kind of bond with you.
Feb. 20th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
well we DO have something in common
#3 i went so far as informal trig but normal number crunching algebra i nearly failed at
Feb. 20th, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
I think Gilligan and Company might be more accurately thought as characters rather than people. Nice try though.
Feb. 21st, 2008 11:06 am (UTC)
That's wild! I think my dad was nearly 45 when my bro was born!
Feb. 21st, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Which Mary Ann?
Feb. 21st, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
I was thinking of the Dorothy Gale wanna-be with a propensity to bake coconut cream pies. :) Is there another one?

-The Gneech
Feb. 22nd, 2008 10:16 am (UTC)
I think you're thinking of the first one. There were a couple of them...
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