5 Things About Me

I’ve been tagged by skysearcher to do the 5 Thing meme – so now I “have to” share 5 things you don’t know about me.  This is more than a little challenging since some of “you” have known me almost exactly 26 years.  Which is longer than some of “you” have been around.  Let’s give it a go….

5 Things About Me.

  • Okay, I have known my best-friend for 26 years and 1 week.  Here’s how we met: I had completed my first week of driver’s ed and being a keener I took my book with me to my regular babysiting gig on Saturday night. But I forgot it. So the next day I went over to pick it up. Answering the door was this cute boy and all I could think was “Oh crap! There goes my babysitting gig!” And I was right.
  • OH!  My best-friend is a guy!  That counts as another one right? Most people think that is odd (which I think is really odd…) I’m counting it! Now don’t go thinking  When Harry Met Sally on me. God, that movie pissed me off. Think more… um…  some movie where a girl finds out she has a brother. (Why does that search bring up so many results that finish with  “who is also insane”? No, don’t answer that!)
  • I always have a hard time with the Myers-Briggs personality test.  I sit firmly on the fence between E/I and T/F categories depending on how the test is given, the questions are phrased and how detailed the evaluation is. (And likely my mood that day.) I threw one session leader into hair-pulling frustration when he asked what I would do if I found a wounded deer in the woods as a way to break the Thinking/Feeling tie.  Without intending to be difficult, I found a way to answer that covered both response patterns.  There’s never been a questions about the N&P part though.
  • Let’s see… what can I say for #4?  I often forget names, but I have a horrendously good memory for all the little intimate tidbits that people share with me, (and I work really hard at not sharing them).  I knew my friend had found the right man when she told him he should just ask me about her university years.
  • 5 – hummm… oh,  I started traveling by myself when I was 5Which leads into the story of the Born-Again-Christian-Lady forcing the little-girl-travelling-alone-on-the-airplane to convert mid-flight.  I think she called it “Joining The Mile High Club”.  Even at the time I knew she’d gotten that one wrong!


So, how about you?  Consider yourself tagged if you read this entire thing.  Give me a good tidbit or two!

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

5 thoughts on “5 Things About Me

  • January 24, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Listen girlfriend, I read the whole thing. But I’m not doing the meme because I already did it and tagged you! So now I know something else about you – you don’t read my blog! xox

  • January 24, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    hrmmm…I see you reference both me and my dad in the opening statement…
    And Ewww! My dad?? Cute??? haha…

    So now you need to know something about me…hrmmm…

    1-I won 3rd place in an engineering design competition yesterday…we built a bridge out of popsicle sticks… it held 250 lbs before breaking…

    2-I don’t know…don’t know what my dad tells you so umm…I am an expert procrastinator because it NEVER screws me over in the slightest…

    Which reminds me..I’ve got 2 assignments to finish tonight haha..Cheers!

  • January 24, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    Your best friend is a guy!? Weirdo!

  • January 25, 2007 at 8:59 am

    Interesting Myers-Briggs tidbit… I also had a workshop experience where the facilitator completely misread me, so I made a point to prove her wrong after that and drove her crazy. I’ve always been a bit skeptical about the process – and fascinated… I recently discovered I must be an “E”, but I’ve always hung around with “I”s and thought I was one, too. So I guess that makes me a really introverted extrovert.

  • January 25, 2007 at 9:51 am

    m.tinto – ack!  Caught! 
    Morgan – who says that was a reference to you two?  Okay, it was.  But I didn’t out you as my god-brat did I? Oops. 
    re: cute – he was. Not my type, but he certainly hit it off with many of my friends. Boy, do I have stories… (see factoid #5)
    re: what your dad tells me – assume nothing. Congrats!!!

    Ron&Melvin – I know.  I’m a freak! 

    skysearcher – facilitators – aren’t they a joy? So sure they are right that they stop listening.  My first experience w/ Myers-Briggs has left me fascinated with the process of personality evaluation, but it’s only really worth what you are willing to take from it when viewed with a slightly-cynical eye.


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