Damn Memes.

Okay, so tagged me with something essentially the same as tagged me with a while ago.  Two tags and I figure it’s time to get this out there. 

Now I find this particular meme to be amusing simply because, as bloggers, we are inclined to over-share to start with.  If there is something I haven’t already splashed all over your RSS reader in some form or another, it’s probably because I’m not comfortable sharing it.  You don’t really want to read about the truly dark stories from my childhood, and I sure as hell don’t want to write about them.  So what trivial and yet enticing things can I spill that will keep you coming back for more?  But things that most of you don’t know… that’s hard.

So now,

8 things you don’t know about me (probably)

  1. I have a Bachelor of Mathematics from Waterloo in Combinatorics & Optimization with Electrical Engineering Electives. However I didn’t take all the Engineering courses because… well, they were damned hard and I am pretty lazy. I took theatre courses instead. 
  2. Challenge Corner VolleyI am Canadian. Seriously, I’m fourth generation and if you follow another line much much more. We’ve been from around here since before you white guys showed up. And it pisses me off when people ask “No really, where are you from?”  Because, really, I’m from here.  But the little bit of Scots in me still likes boys in kilts.
  3. I used to work in a strip club. ‘Nough said.
  4. I made my grade 7 math teach cry and run out of the class room.  I just asked when she was going to teach something I didn’t already know. I got moved ahead in math the next day. It wasn’t all that much more challenging, but there were cuter boys so I didn’t raise a fuss.
  5. I was the best man at my best friend’s wedding, a maid of honour at another wedding and a flower girl at least once. But I have still managed to avoid attending a wedding shower or stag/doe of any kind.
  6. My grandfather and great-uncle (different sides of the family) used to run the NCC, so every time I get lost in Ottawa’s green belt I blame them.
  7. I took ballet for 6 or 7 years, including 2 summers of Ballet Camp at Mount Allison University. This is in no way related to the strip club factoid.
  8. I grew up with a mentally retarded step brother, so I don’t think you’re all that witty when you call something “retarded”.

Hey!  That’s 8. Right on… that wasn’t all that hard.

So, do you feel like you know me any better now?

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.

8 thoughts on “Damn Memes.

  • January 2, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Damn Memes.

    Bookmarked your post over at Blog Bookmarker.com!

  • January 3, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Ballerina who worked at a strip club, who would have guessed.
    Happy Birthday, Lex. Best wishes for ’08!

  • January 3, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks Eden, happy to keep people on their toes.

  • January 4, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    I knew about your strip club adventure and your ballet training, but not your step brother.
    Fine… I’ll do mine.

  • January 4, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Ron & I have identified a submeme – it seems that inadvertantly we both have listed something that can be interpreted as “naughty” as our #3.
    What’s #3 on your list – Venus? M.Tinto? Dead Robot? Creampuff?
    Kate – is there something else that makes your accent come to the fore?

  • January 10, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Not totaly ture on factiod #5, there was a small event with drinking and cheap cigars the night before a wedding

  • January 10, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    I believe we spent the entire evening discussing what we would do for your stag… so does that count? I liked the part where you kept plunking me down at tables filled with manly-men and saying loudly “Who’s the best man at this table? SHE is!!!” Still funny after all these years!
    Oh, and it was a whole week before the wedding, boozehead!

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