Friday, December 23, 2005

Five Weird Habits

I don't really understand this meme thingy or blog games. I mean, aren't we all supposed to be typing into the void?

Anyways, I was browsing Heather's blog when I discovered (to my horror) that I've been "tagged" for some sort of blog game.

Well, okay. But only because it's crimbo time.


The 1st player of this "game" starts with the topic "5 weird habits of yourself" and people who get tagged need to write a blog entry about their 5 weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 5 people to be tagged and list their names.

Rik's entry

1. I pick and eat my scabs. Ever since I was 3 falling over came with the added bonus of snacks over the healing period.

2. I've got this fascination for underwater exploration, though I cannot swim and haven't got round to actually doing some underwater exploration.

3. When other people look up at the ceiling they see cobwebs and cracks. When I look up at the ceiling I see maps and unexplored lands.

4. When I was a kid I hated needles. All work on my teeth - drilling, filling, descaling, etc - was done without the help of any local anasthetic.

5. I've invented my own language - I had to struggle to think of this as "weird" because to me it isn't, but I suppose it would strike others as a bit barking.

Okay, that wasn't too painful. I'm now supposed to challenge 5 new people to play this game, but that sounds a bit like chain-lettering to me - which I totally oppose. So instead I'm going to challenge Smoog, Julie, Rob, Harry and Scavella to write a short flash fiction piece about Five Weird Hobbits. It's up to them to pass on the challenge (or not) after they've come up with the goods.


  1. No fair!

    It isn't kind to tag me when I don't know what the hell is going on.

    Of course, that would render me perpetually untaggable. Excellent, Smithers!


  2. Holy shit, Rik. And thanks. A who-o-o-o-o-o-le bunch.

    Five weird hobbits? Flash fiction?

    That will require some serious thought. In the meantime, five weird habits will be posted.

  3. Thanks for playing along, Rik.

    Also, very cool that you decided to morph the meme. I find it fascinating to see all the twists and turns online "telephone" can take!

    Merry Crimbo to you and yours!

  4. Everyone should write about five weird hobbits! (Bilbo would be glad to be in such company. ;))

    Or five weird hobbits wearing habits.

    Or just five weird looking nun habits.

    Don't mind me. 'Tis the season and all that.

  5. Ha!

    Apparently, I got to my name and blacked out. I didn't even see the twist to the meme, whatever the hell a meme is.

    Holy close reading, Batman!


  6. There, Rik. I have done it the right way and the wrong way. Now, it's up to history to decide which is which!