05 May 2008

Meme Chain

Matthew K. Tabor said some kind words about Patriots and Peoples when he tagged me with this meme.

The rules:

  1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
  2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
  3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
  4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

Got it.

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?

Ten years ago I resumed fly fishing after having given it up in my youth. I knew, when I resumed fishing after graduate school, that bait chucking would lead to fly casting, and that casting a long rod would lead to fly tying. John Gierach puts it well: “Tying our own flies is where many of us go off the deep end with fly fishing. … I was sort of looking for the deep end” (Good Flies, 1). Ten years ago I sentenced myself to a life of obsessive idleness.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):

  1. grade papers
  2. review lecture notes for evening class
  3. set-up meeting of executive team for 2009 Washington State Elementary Chess Championship
  4. work on preliminary budget for 2009 WSECC
  5. blog

3) Snacks I enjoy:

Italian salame, Dublin cheddar, Kentucky bourbon

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

  1. Cast flies for trout in Patagonia
  2. Drink mojitos in Havana
  3. Play golf with Bill Gates

5) Three of my bad habits:

  1. speed chess
  2. watching television
  3. driving fast to get somewhere
  4. letting an occasional week go by without writing

6) 5 places I have lived:

  1. Baudette, Minnesota
  2. Klamath Falls, Oregon
  3. Clovis, New Mexico
  4. Moscow, Idaho
  5. Lenoir City, Tennessee

7) 5 jobs I have had:

  1. Pizza delivery driver, Dominos
  2. Convenience store clerk, graveyard shift
  3. Janitor, Northtown Mall
  4. Adjunct professor at alma mater
  5. Private chess tutor

8) 6 peeps I wanna know more about:

  1. Ed Darrell at Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub looks for truth (and finds errors) in history, science, and education.
  2. Ortho’s Baudrillard’s Bastard always offers something to think about.
  3. Miguel Antonio Guzmán does not appear focused upon Frank Zappa at Jazz from Hell.
  4. Historian Larry Cebula intimidates me with his content rich Northwest History. I’m using his Plateau Indians and the Quest for Spiritual Power as a text in my Pacific Northwest history course this summer.
  5. Historiann keeps readers engaged with issues affecting higher education, contemporary politics, and gender history.
  6. Brian Tubbs shares his passion for the American Revolution & Founding Era.


Matthew K. Tabor said...

Thanks for this - that fourth bad habit is one of mine, too.

Now I've got a few more history blogs to add to my reader. I'm surprised at how few there are relative to other topics. Hopefully that will change.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, James! My homework assignment is done. I'm afraid I'm a very dull and routine-oriented person without hobbies, so I had to make things up to make my list more interesting!

Larry Cebula said...

Thanks James--both for the post and (especially) for assigning my book. Tell me more about your class. I would love to interact with your students, either digitally or (if possible) in person. I am starting a new job at EWU sometime this summer so I might be available.

ortho said...

James Stripes, I tagged you.

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