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I got tagged by baldowl

Once tagged by this entry, the assignment is to write a blog entry of some kind with six random facts about yourself. Then, pick six of your friends and tag them; no tag backs.

  1. I normally say I'm half Italian and Half Mexican, because those were the two main cultures I was raised in, but in actuality I'm 1/8 mexican, 1/8 Yaqui indian, 1/4 something (my dad's dad "died in the war" and no one really knows much about him but my dad looks pretty Mexican, so I figure the guy must have been hispanic), 1/4 Italian, 1/8 English, 1/8 German. Or something close to that.
  2. I used to be terrified that I was going to be shot or hit with a rock by a sniper or someone on top of a high rise. Now the possibility still frightens me but I think, as I get older, it is more just a manifestation of general anxiety about life.
  3. I have been an active SETI member since 1999(my current profile was made in 2000). Today, I will have accrued 500,000 credits(on the new system.)
  4. I have familial, or essential tremors. I don't generally notice them at all unless I'm recovering from some serious binge drinking or after really serious muscle fatigue, or if I'm trying to hold a position for a while that causes muscle fatigue(holding my rifle out directly in front of me for longs periods in basic training practically caused my whole body to shake :). It runs in the family. My Nana had it and my aunt has it pretty bad(she wore a bib one time when we went out to eat with her). I don't know if mine will get progressively worse or not. For me it's intrinsically linked to anxiety, so if I'm really nervous it will kick in. Back in the day these tremors used to be treated with...ALCOHOL! So, well, I'm medicated most of the time anyway. :P
  5. Almonds suck. Wait, this is supposed to be about me. I think almonds suck.
  6. Even though I love beer, my favorite drink ever is Kool-Aid


I am tagging:
biquet
crankyasanoldma
the_moonshiner
delphica
pricciar
thingstouchme

And to answer Jeff's question, when the Loma Prieta earthquake hit, I was at Taco Bell(big surprise there huh?) I noticed the facade that seperates the kitchen from the dining room was shaking. I had stopped working there a couple weeks before so I thought it was someone there messing with me. I peeked around behind it and saw there was no one shaking it. Then I noticed the lamps were swinging. Then I noticed the light poles outside were shaking. Then I noticed the street was rippling. And then it just shook the shit out of all of us and then it was done and there was an electric feeling everywhere for the rest of the day.