5 Things Meme

Also known as 5 Things about me, me, 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.

  1. 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  babysitting 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.
  2. 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. 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!)
  3. 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.

    …she called it “Joining The Mile High Club”

  4. 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. 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-traveling-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.

One thought on “5 Things Meme

  • January 27, 2007 at 3:24 am

    1) I’ve known you for three or four years now. They might not have been the most recent 3 or 4, but that’s my story. Even if it might have been something like 1987 when Germ was eating spiders off the ceiling when you were moving out of some place. Do you happen to know if The Minister has had a chance to visit lately with The Bobos while on The Coast?
    2) That leaves me six years younger than your best friends. Yaay. I’m still young. But only because I don’t do math well. Actual facts would put me much older than that.
    3) Myself, I’m usually INTP, on the Myers-Briggs scale. But few who know me are surprised. By any of the four categories, really. Even though I often “E”. And rarely “J” publicly (although I’ve got more of it in me than I show).
    My 4 & 5 are buried in 1-3, above, among my several lies, and half-truths. Only Lex knows. And I thank her for only revealing any truths in humourous (and/or falsified) stories.


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