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Six-word memoir meme

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“Being active outdoors justifies fried food.”

Lori tagged me for a new meme in this post. It’s a six word memoir, inspired by Hemingway, who once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his life in six words. He came up with: For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Here are the meme rules:

1. Write your own six word memoir.
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
4. Tag five more blogs with links.
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

I now tag the following blogs: BFK Photography, A Passion For Nature, Expat’s Kitchen, Bird Light Wind, and Mary’s Corner of the World

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Book Cover Meme

Jennifer posted a few days ago on the Book Cover Meme, and I thought I’d play along. The idea is to go to Amazon.com’s advanced search, search on your first name in a book title, and pick the most interesting book cover that’s in the search results.

Since I have a common, biblical, first name, and share it with one of the most famous nature photographers in the world, along with the 2nd US president, I searched on ‘adam -ansel -john’ and came up with this amid the myriad biblical books and 80’s men’s movement screeds:


Book Description
A child’s story of how it feels to have Tourette syndrome and hyperactivity (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).


What’s the best book cover that has your first name in it?

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8 Random Facts

Montucky tagged me a couple weeks ago for the “eight random facts” game. The ones tagged must divulge eight random facts about themselves.The ground rules:

*These rules must be posted before giving you the facts.

* Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

* People who are tagged write their own revealing blog about their eight random facts and post the rules. At the end of the blog post, you choose eight people to tag and list their names.

* Remember to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

So here goes:

1- I’ve been practicing yoga 4-5 times a week for the past few months, and haven’t felt this good in a long time. Props to my 2 primary teachers, Darren Main & Catherine Chapman!

2- The book I’m currently reading is “The Song of the Dodo” by David Quammen, a history of extinction and island biogeography. It’s rather long (600pgs), but fantastic, at least as of p. 285.

3- I went to UC Santa Cruz in the early 1990s (Go Slugs!), and lived in Santa Cruz from 1990-2000.

4- When I drive, which is happily and increasingly uncommon (perhaps 2-3x/week), I drive a 2002 Subaru Outback Sport.

5- When I bicycle, which is happily increasing, it’s on a Bianchi Bergamo city bike. My lovely Habanero road bike is sadly mostly unused nowadays.

6- When I walk, which is very often, I’m usually wearing John Fluevog shoes.

7- I am passionate about all types of music and enjoy constantly exploring new sounds. I don’t blog about any of this because it would consume even more of my time. Most recent band discovery: Oh My God

8- I’m becoming more and more interested in Slow Food and Locavorism. For about a year now, we get a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) box from Eatwell Farm. I love getting at least some of my vegetables direct from a small farmer, as they taste way better, and it’s good to have more of a connection with where food comes from, and what seasons things grow in.

I’m not sure I read 8 un-tagged blogs, but I now tag: Chuq, Maggie, Corey, Jennifer, Tom, and Darren.

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