Seven Strange Ones

I usually don't participate in blog surveys or tag games, but I respect Pastor Kes and have decided to play along. The rules are these:• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog (done); • Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself (see below); • Tag seven other people at the end of your post and link to their blogs (see next); • Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog (that seems like a lot of work, but I might do it anyway). 1. As a child, I was obsessed with even numbers. Completely and fully obsessed. The sidewalk leading from my elementary school to the neighborhood out back and then home had pretty standard slabs of concrete, and I stepped on every slab twice: left-right, left-right. When I reached the longer slabs, I shifted to three steps: left-right-left, right-left-right. It wasn't until the end of middle school that I could walk normally down a sidewalk and not worry about where I'd stepped or how many times. I needed everything to balance out, to be even, to have the kind of symmetry some part of me demanded of the world. I don't know why. 2. I'm not embarrassed by the mole on my left cheek, but I'm also not disappointed that my beard hides it. 3. I have relative pitch and a healthy respect for harmony. This probably explains/is explained by the 9.5 years in which I was involved in the school choir, two years of which also included participating in a barbershop group. 4. I dream about flying a lot. 5. I have never left the continent. 6. I feel like a failure if I give up on a book. Even if it's bad. 7. I haven't felt at home anywhere in years. Bonus fact that proves I was raised in Texas: I can sing all or part of more than 40 George Strait songs. I counted. As for the next seven I'm supposed to tag, I'm opening it up for anyone to feel free to respond however you like, or to do it on your own blog. I'm easy.