Seven things about me

There's this thing going around on Facebook, where you post some number of pieces of information about yourself that other people might not know, and then you give a number to anyone else who asks for one, and they post that number of items about themselves, and so on.

I accidentally picked up a number the other day, the number seven. I wasn't feeling inspired to write seven things about myself; doing that 25 things about me list a few years ago pretty much satisfied any impulses I might have toward that format. But then I thought about it some more, and I came up with the following list.

  1. My name is from an Old High German word meaning “that guy whose name I can't remember.”
  2. I can turn fifty somersaults in a row, at which point I usually discover that I've somersaulted out of the park and into the middle of the street. Once it was a freeway. Boy were those drivers surprised!
  3. My nose is removable. (My father always claimed that Mr & Mrs Potatohead were somewhere in our ancestry.)
  4. I only use 10% of my brain, because I put the other 90% I'm a box when I was moving once, and couldn't find it afterward.
  5. I have always mistrusted anteaters. Even that nice one who lived in the upstairs apartment when I was a kid and always gave me a dime when she saw me.
  6. My favorite color is blue.
  7. At least one of the items on this list is true. Maybe even two.

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