I've been doubly tagged by CyberPete and Tara on the same day to do the following two memes. I think I've done these before, but they're still fun.
Here are the Rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you
*It's the fantastic, fashion forward CyberPete who tagged me.
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
*(1). Hello. My name is Eroswings, and I'm a gameaholic.
I've been video game free for--looks at clock--12 hours now. I've been addicted to video games since middle school. I knew I had a problem in the 8th grade when I played Tetris on a Gameboy for 11 hours straight. I only stopped because the batteries died! I had to fake an illness that morning so I wouldn't go to school--I had not done any homework because of my Tetris experience.
Years ago, I had to give up my new Playstation 2 after playing with it for only a month. I spent every night and weekend glued to the screen playing Tekken. I stayed indoors, living off of pizza, Mountain Dew, and pop tarts. My friends actually held a quasi-intervention at the end of that month. They noticed an inversely proportional relationship between the alcohol surplus at weekend parties and my absence. The longer I was absent from the parties, the more there was of unconsumed alcoholic beverages. It was a wake up call for me--but a nice break for my liver. Still, I had cramps in my hands, my back and neck hurt, and the chair had the permanent imprint of my body! I had to get a new chair after that, and I sent the Playstation to my nieces and nephews. Since then, I've not own a gaming console. It would be too much of a distraction and I know I'd be hooked again. I like having a life; though, I still find myself playing online video games when I'm up late at night sometimes.
*(2). I don't mind doing the laundry and ironing.
Sundays are usually laundry days. I like the smell of clean clothes as I fold them, such a relaxing, blissful scent, and that warm feeling on your hands feels so good, especially on cold days! I like the look of crisp clothes after I iron them. I know I'll look sharp when I put them on.
*(3). I listen to classical music when I clean.
All those images of open meadows and flowers and sunshine puts me in the cleaning mood! My favorite is Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D major. When I hear it, I feel like doing the waltz with my mop! Maybe it's because I'm inhaling too much Pine-Sol. Or maybe it's just an incredible, moving piece of music.
Listen to this youtube link, and see why I like it--Right click on link and open in new tab. Sounds very uplifting and clean and beautiful, doesn't it?
Want a more modern rock guitar version? Check this out! Cool, huh?
*(4). I don't untie my shoelaces when I take my shoes off.
Actually, I keep my shoelaces tied most of the time, except for dress shoes. The dress shoes I keep untied and only tie the laces when I wear them. The running shoes I keep the laces tied up, double knotted so that they don't come undone. When I take the everyday shoes off, I just slip my feet out of them. When I put them back on, I just slip my feet in them without untying the laces. I just like it that way. It feels right, somehow.
*(5). Before I go to sleep, I pick out what I'm going to wear the next day.
I'm not a morning person, and I'm really sluggish when I wake up. I take a lot time to get dressed because I move so slow. Luckily, by setting out clothes the night before, I all ready know what I'm going to wear. That saves me time in the morning. I even pick out a back up set just in case the weather or plans for the day change.
*(6). I'm somewhat of an old fashioned guy.
I still open doors for women. I give up my seat for the elderly, the ladies, and the children. I like to pay for dinner when in the company of women (be it a date or just a meal with friends). Though, I've had female friends protest when I pick up the bill, I usually tell them they'll pay for the next time we eat out. Usually though, I try to take the check before they can take it the next time we eat out; but I've had to respect a woman's firm decision to pick up the tab. I still stand up from my seat when I greet my date or when she leaves and returns to the table. And I still use "Sir" or "Ma'am" when greeting and conversing with people. Though, I've met some women who bristle at the term "Ma'am", but it's just an old customary greeting to show respect to a woman. It has nothing to do with age, and it's pretty common in the South and West to greet women with such a term of respect and high esteem.
It's very confusing to be a man these days. Sometimes, a courteous gesture is misinterpreted as disrespectful or perhaps an ulterior motive. Sometimes, a friendly disposition is mistaken for being interested in something much more. But, you just have to be more aware and learn from every experience. You just have to be who you are and take care of yourself (and the people who are important to you) as best you can.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
*Eh, I won't tag anybody. Just feel free to do these if you feel like it :)
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website
*Again, I won't tag anyone, but please feel free to let me know if you do these :)
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.
This next one is from the terrific, talented Tara.
You have to answer one word questions, but not necessarily with one word answers!
1. Clothes: Do not make the man!
All you have to do now,
Is take these lies and make them true somehow
All we have to see,
Is that I don't belong to you
And you don't belong to me
Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!
You got to give for what you take.
Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!
You got to give for what you take.
Lately, this George Michael song has been on my mind. That Freedom! 90 video is awesome with all the supermodels. And I think this is my favorite George Michael song.
2. Furniture: Living room.
3. Sweet: Things ;)
4. City: Life
5. Drink: Water
I know, right? I actually prefer water to quench my thirst. Then sweet iced tea. I very rarely even drink soda, because it doesn't quench my thirst. It's been over a decade since I was a regular soda drinker!
6. Music: Lover
I luv music (and the arts)! My fantastic geometry teacher (and coach) once said that music is the universal language. And music is math we can all enjoy. He was so right.
7. TV Series: Favorite
I've a few tv series that I like (and miss). Recently, they've started running 3rd Rock from the Sun on TV land. One of the funniest shows I've ever seen--about aliens, coming to Earth, studying humans, and making funny observations about our ways and culture.
I'm big on creative, fun, weird and new, smart series, like Burn Notice--about a spy who got dropped (burned) by the US gov't, and now he's trying to find out why, dealing with all sorts of characters and adventures in Miami. There's a lot of good stuff on tv...maybe too much good stuff.
8. Film: Festival
I luv film festivals, be it about new, independent movies, or celebrations of the old, black and white films of a bygone age. I saw "It happened one night" for the first time at a black and white film festival, and I luved that movie since then! It was funny, engaging, and launched the most iconic hitchhiking scenes ever filmed. Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert were amazing in that film. And it sparked my interest in the silver screen gems of the old, glamorous Hollywood.
I like originality and creativity in films. I enjoy fresh or alternative perspectives to the same old movie plots at the local movie theater. Still, there is a time and place for those cheesy, predictable movies as well.
9. Workout: Time
It means setting aside a time to work out; workouts take time; and by doing the workout, you're actually trying to buy more time, by maybe living a little longer, a little stronger, a little wiser.
10. Pastries: Tasty.
Seriously, who doesn't think pastries are tasty?
11. Coffee: Donut ;)
And there you have it. I'm not going to tag anyone to do either of these, but if you do, just let me know. That way, I can come read all about you!