Tag autch …

… not the brightest pun, I know.

Amanda tagged me. Eight facts or habits about me.

The rules are:
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts 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.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Do I know 8 people that can be tagged? Successfully?

I. People who know me personally say that I can be very stubborn, hard-headed (if this phrase exists, dickschädelig). That may have something true in it.
II. I am very touchy about the tone of voice with that someone adresses me. A collegue once snared at me in the mensa like a drill sergeant on the barrack square. I had to go away, actually went to the toilet and kicked through a door; took some years before I spoke to the bastard again, because I was forced to.
III. I like to shoot guns. I am glad that I do not possess one and that their possession here is strictly limited.
IV. Sometimes I regret that I did not learn a craft. If I would have grown up where I was born, I guess I would have become a smith working with iron, blacksmith, maybe making steel, blades.
V. I was drinking too much for a long time. The worst time was at the end of the eighties when I was down to more than one bottle of Ballantine’s a day. It was no happy drinking. It was shit actually. Today I do not touch hard drinks, from time to time I have a bottle of wine.
VI. I managed to get my degree before my mother died and could show it to her. She died with the impression that my future would be safe and she wouldn’t need to worry. I can understand what Doug at his blog documents. He is in a similar situation as my father was when he took care for my mother. My father could not bring himself to realize that there is no cure for cancer (breast, lung, brain). Anything that takes away pain in the last phases is good.
VII. I burried my father at my 38th birthday and was unable to say something.
VIII. I am unable to “sell” myself. I am part of a business and we face bankerott because we insist to do what we learned and studied: Read, think, write and speak. Maybe I am just a stupid prout pathetic idiot. But I am an independent idiot.

That’s it. I do not tag 8 more, who sees this and wants to make her or his own list shall do it. Maybe some curiosities a little satisfied. :)

17 thoughts on “Tag autch …

  1. amandaIt’s no depression! Just a strange feeling – like being caught with the pants down. A bit like George Michael on weekend …austere! Have to go over immedeately!

  2. Mago,The cat never returned. I guess its not my cat anymore. I have no plans for the 4th. My next appt. is next tuesday for” lunch with the bunch.” The bunch has shrunk to my ex-boss and me. I’m trying to get more of us together. After that July 23 is next important date. My 5th great grandchild will be born. There will be one more Alexes in this world.I didn’t find myself with a good and helpful comment to your 8 statements of facts. I would question your thinking you are an idiot. You haven’t struck me as such. I”m happy you at least your independent.Get out of the blue funk your in and come back into the world.

  3. thinking about your item VIII, I remember a Canadian song about unemployed workers and how they would rather travel to look for good honest hard work than to take the Government welfare because of their pride and the last few lines goes some thing like this;“That Government dole,will rot your soul,Back there in your hometown.So c’mon all ye young fellas,put the grindstone to your nose,and you’ll be free and just like me,an idiot I suppose.”To the world we may seem like idiots but it matters to our souls that we do this.

  4. sehr gut lad. I have learned more about you from this than any comments.I have come to be more comfortable with my human inperfections, we all have them its how we handle them that makes us decent people.

  5. I already did it!I have trouble selling myself and kissing people’s butts too. Since I’m an entrepreneur, my difficult personality may sometimes surface, and this isn’t a good thing. In person I’m very shy and reserved. In written form I come off as a jerk. Which is, in reality, a form of self defense. But I’ve never been able to pretend to be something I’m not. I actually have a good heart but if provoked can be very unforgiving. I was drinking like that when my son was very young. He wasn’t the problem. My marriage was in trouble. I really can’t drink at all any more. I wouldn’t want to get drunk but sometimes it might be nice to get a buzz going!

  6. Joyce23rd of July – I hope all will go well!LGSThank you! It would be hard to work again in a hierarchical setting. but the fixed income is tempting. Let’s see.Old KnudsenYou scare me man: Your nagging self-doubt, trying to find imperfections in the perfect – ay …Honestly I see you as a decent person.cheesemeisterSometimes I think there is a time for things to happen in life, like stages, phases one has to wander through. Maybe heavy drinking is one. Glad who comes out of it more or less unharmed.

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