I don’t normally do this sort of thing, but what the heck. I don’t get too personal on here often. You can blame Erin for this.
- Link to the person who tagged you
- Post the rules on your blog
- Write 6 random things/unspectacular quirks about yourself
- Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them
- Let each person you have tagged know by leaving a comment on their blog
- Let the tagger know when your entry is posted.
Random Facts about Alex
- If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you’ve probably gathered by now that I am extremely geeky. From my unhealthy obsession with all things Joss Whedon to my constant mentioning of comic books. This is all topped, however, by my sad, sad addiction to HeroClix. I was raised a gamer, so when a collectible miniatures game based on the comic books I love so much came out, I was an easy target. It’s sort of like chess, but with math and a few thousand pieces to chose from, each of which has a different way of moving and attacking. On Sundays I go play at a local comic shop. Please don’t shun me!
- I’m on a quest to get autographs and pics with every member of the cast of Firefly. So far I’ve gotten Summer, Alan, Ron, and Morena, plus Christina Hendricks. Jewel is next month!
- You may or may not know that I work in publishing, as a copyeditor/typesetter. How did I get into publishing in the first place? I lied, of course! Sick of crappy retail jobs, I was scouring the newspaper for a new job and spotted an ad for the local newspaper, which was in need of a typesetter. I downloaded a demo of Quark and taught myself how to use it in a day, then went in and faked my way through the interview. The rest is history. By the time I got to my current job, I was an old pro. I actually really loved working at a newspaper, but the pay just wasn’t enough.
- Though I never watched an episode, I saw enough of the “Previously on…” recaps that I could probably wax intellectual on Dawson’s Creek. It’s not my fault! It came on right after Buffy!
- I own a copy of the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. It gets worse: whenever they mentioned a rule on Deep Space Nine that wasn’t in the book, I would write it in. I take back my earlier statement; this is by far more geeky than HeroClix. My only defense is that it was a long time ago and this book hasn’t seen the light of day in years. My enthusiasm for Trek has dwindled since the ending of DS9, but it’s a universe I enjoy and hope to see more of. The execution really needs to start matching the idea, though.
- When I was a kid, I wanted to be a pilot. I loved everything about airplanes. For years every research report at school was about some aspect of flying, usually centered on the two world wars. I read Chuck Yeager’s autobiography. I was fully Microsoft Flight Simulator qualified. My eyesight is crap, but that didn’t seem to bother me. This lasted up through high school; when I started looking at college, I included a couple of flight schools in my search. I’m not sure why I didn’t go through with it. Probably the hard sting of reality.
It’s kind of silly, because I don’t really know any bloggers that Erin doesn’t. Let’s see…
- Michael Sherlock – a young writer who’s just has his debut over at Every Day Fiction.
- Cortney – my cousin, who I believe is an aspiring writer as well. She hasn’t updated in forever, so we’ll see if she pops her head up.
I think I may have to leave it at that. Everyone else I know has already been tagged.