Six Things About Me But Only Because Natalia Asked

I’ve been meme’d by Natalia. This one seems fairly simple, all I have to do is list “six random things about me”… but which six? Lets see how well I can remember myself…

The rules of the “6 Random Things About Me Meme”:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself. (See below)
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. (See further below…)
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

1. I can’t skate… but I played hockey for one season when I was seventeen, and I was actually pretty good.

2. When I’m in a conversation and someone asks me about my book or about what I reported on — mostly Internet privacy issues — it takes about five minutes until I sound like a conspiracy theorist. Dare you to ask me about digital surveillance programs.

3. My last name ends with a “t”.

4. I’ve used my own poetry to get laid.

5. I do not react well to police… at all. Just so you know, when you’re stopped by a police officer in Canada “the law does not require you to identify yourself or supply any information, unless the officer gives you a legal reason for making such a request”. And poking one repeatedly in the chest is never a good idea.

6. I cannot remember one full sentence from any book I’ve ever read, or even from any column or article I’ve ever written.

So the next step is to select six six people who will play along, and also pass it along so that eventually it’ll go all the way around the world and one day smack me in the back of the head.

Weird Cake, i was normal (once), XUP,
Hella Stella, Bipolar Life, Kitty

So two more steps and I can go to sleep. Natalia also posted a YouTube of “The Whole of the Moon” to kick off her work week, so I’ll add one as well… to kick off my week of GTA IV and milk drinking activities.



About Gabriel...

...diagnosed with manic depression when I was nineteen, for the next 14-years I lived without treatment or a recovery plan. I've been homeless, one time I graduated college, I've won awards for reporting on Internet privacy issues, and a weekly humour column. In 2002 I finally hit bottom and found help. It's now 2022, and I have an 8-year old son, and a 12-year old son... I’m usually about six feet tall, and I'm pretty sure I screwed up my book deal. I mostly blog at
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8 Responses to Six Things About Me But Only Because Natalia Asked

  1. bromac says:

    Nothin wrong with 4.

    I concur with 5.

  2. Hella Stella says:

    Sweet! Thanks! I’ll get right on it…

  3. raino says:

    i am laughing my arse off at number 5… especially the last sentence ‘and poking one repeatedly in the chest is never a good idea’.

  4. exactscience says:

    Regarding 4 doesn’t everyone? Well maybe not always your own but learn something like My Heart Leaps Up and it won’t be the only thing “leaping”

  5. Gabriel... says:

    Number five is something I actually did… a friend of mine pulled me away from the cop I was poking in the chest, otherwise I’d have eventually been arrested. But I still managed to get in two or three good finger pokes.

    I’m a little disappointed no one asked me about “digital surveillance programs”, but it’s probably for the best… I don’t want to get anyone put on any “lists”.

  6. bipolarlife says:

    God, now I’m all exhausted. Read my reply here dude.

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