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05 November 2013 @ 01:32 pm
Tell me three things about yourself you think I don't know. If you have the stamina, tell me 10 things about yourself you think I don't know!
I'm feeling: curiouscurious
Ellen: just mekeyne on November 6th, 2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
Wow! I think I've posted almost every obscure fact about myself to LJ over the last decade, but I'll try.

1. Since the 2012 election, I've spent much of my (cough, cough) "free time" discussing politics with the very knowledgeable and passionate wonks at Political Wire. This replaces my previous online habit of surfing news headlines, which I found too stressful and depressing.

2. I learned twirling in the seventh grade (and served on the pep squad, complete with rickracked orange uniform -- de rigueur in a Texas junior high school). I still pick up my baton from time to time, although I drop it much more than I used to.

3. Tolkien inspired my passion for languages (I effectively minored in linguistics and am teaching it now) and I've dabbled in at least a couple of dozen, but although I had no problem reading Dwarven runes and Tengwar in my teens I've been defeated by almost every non-Latin alphabet or syllabary I've tried to read since. (I got through four weeks of Japanese and three weeks of Siddur Hebrew before calling quits. I can puzzle out Greek if I really have to ... but. Sigh.)