7 Lovely Lifestyles About Me

How I’ve forgotten the existence of memes, but amazingly enough they still do exist and I have been tagged. Just so you know, I don’t usually do memes unless they fit certain conditions. Namely only when someone has tagged me twice and it’s a meme that’s worth some thinking about. However, in this case, I will make an exception in this case because it fulfils two other conditions that I’ve made up in order to do this. One, I’ve been tagged by someone who’s part of 9rules and two, my melancholic few days look like they are going to turn into a melancholic few weeks and I need something to take my mind off things.

I’ve been tagged by Gnorb with an old meme to tell the world 7 random things about myself. Since we’re all narcissistic voyeurs in many ways. Let me start off quite simply with number 1.

  1. I like to have more in my life. Though in retrospect, it is only certain things in my life that I want more of. Mostly abstract things like respect, love and popularity. Of course, I would also want more gadgets, I can’t get enough of the cold metallic machines in my life. Neither can I get enough of knowledge. More is good. I believe that the quest for more will always get you what you want in life, if you’re willing to pay its price.
  2. I procrastinate at an almost pathological level. It’s not a bad thing at times, not doing something always leaves me room to think of ways to do it better. I used to try and get things done as quickly as possible, but these days I get things done when they are needed. It doesn’t mean I’ll miss a deadline, it just means I won’t get a heart attack worrying about things when there isn’t a need to worry about them.
  3. I like to take satisfaction for every little thing that I do. It doesn’t matter how small it might be for other people. As long as I know I achieved it on my own terms with my own hands. I like to stand tall and tell the world I know what I’m doing and I look good doing it. It does help in boosting my self-confidence and ego. Things I think everyone needs if they want to get ahead in the world. Some people say that self-praise is no praise at all. I say self-praise is the only praise you can trust to push you forward when the times get tough and there is no one there to prop you up.
  4. I tend to want what other people have. It’s no real fault of mine. The world is simply too big to think of everything you need or want for yourself. It doesn’t always mean that I want a new computer just because someone I know just bought one for themselves. It also means qualities that other people have are qualities I wish I could have for myself. If it can benefit them, it certainly can benefit me. It fits in with the first fact about me. While having more is good, you have to start wanting them. I want what you have and I want it badly.
  5. While it’s not immediately obvious to the plain eye, I am a sexual person. When people talk about sex, drugs and rock and roll, for me at least, sex is my drug and rock and roll. It doesn’t always mean the act itself though. The world of sex can be both innocently beautiful as well as decadently depraved. Whether it can be the act of a simple flirt or a full blown seduction. Whether it can be the tender morning afters or the sadistic masochism. It’s a world I love because it can be so blissfully rewarding at times.
  6. I’m a food person. If you find me in a new place I haven’t been before, you can rest assured I’ll be indulging myself in the local delicacies. That being said, I’m willing to try eat anything at least once. Fried grasshoppers? Surprisingly good. Sheeps eyeballs? I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. Fugu? That’s one extreme sport I haven’t tasted yet. After all, life’s too short not to start treating your tastebuds right.
  7. I am a very angry person. Angry and frustrated about a lot of things in my life. Mostly the past, but it does carry itself on to the present, poisoning it with every touch. I used to have a very short fuse, but I got better in controlling my anger. I don’t know whether that’s a good thing or not because that anger and frustration has given rise to a seething vindictiveness towards all the wrongs in my life. The only benefit that has come out of it is that the anger has also pushed me to go farther than I have gone before. It brings all my other traits together into a whole. Without it, I don’t think I would have had the strength to carry on this far in live succeeding when other thought I would fail. My anger is my strength and I am honoured to have it.

That being said, I’m also supposed to tag 7 people with this meme. Then again, I’m never too good at that and usually I don’t tag anyone, but since I’m already breaking my own rules doing this, I’ll try something new for a change.

  • Lelia
  • Cléa (with a request to turn this into your martini moments)
  • Tine
  • Lainie
  • Cas (you didn’t think I’d forget the time you tagged me with a meme?)
  • Josh
  • Anyone else who can spot the hidden theme behind these 7 facts about me, you can go ahead and do the meme too if you already haven’t done it.

Now respectfully enjoy what you have read and what you will read. The world’s too big and too private not to appreciate this kind of narcissistic voyeurism. The good thing is that in part, this is what blogs are for, so let’s enjoy it for what it is. Good ol’ fashioned fun and a lot of viral memes to boot.

Updated Trivia: Because so many people missed the hidden theme, I might as well tell you any way in case you don’t know enough about it to pick it up. All the things about me reflect the 7 deadly sins of greed, sloth, gluttony, pride, lust, envy and wrath. Not that I see them as sins, but it’s the way I live my life to fullest of its extent. And now you know.

9 thoughts on “7 Lovely Lifestyles About Me

  1. Edrei, I thought I was a food person – but you have completely trumped me in that area, especially in the area of “odd” food. Good thing I didn’t put it down in my list because you would’ve put me to shame. 🙂

  2. You can’t tag me, good sir; I was previously tagged by Hrafn at thinkartificial.org. I’ve not done my write-up yet, though!

  3. Tine: Yes indeed I am and I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

    Esther: Hahaha…but as they say, the only people more adventurous than a food person is an Asian food person. Or at least someone who grew up in Asia with all its culinary oddities. 🙂 I still can’t wait for your own list though. You know I read your blog. 🙂

    Josh: Oh yes I can. The unwritten rule of memes is that if you haven’t done it despite being tagged, we still can tag you with it. It just gives you more reason to get to it. 🙂

  4. I call #4 a chance at self improvement. I can’t tell you the time’s I’ve looked at people and thought “I wish I was as [funny, optimistic, enthusiastic, self confident] as that person.” The fact that some people just seem to be naturally inclined towards radiant enthusiasm, though, makes me a bit jealous. So I decided, eventually, to do what I could to develop what I seemed to be naturally missing. Self help books have helped, but finding people who are like that to spend time with has helped even more. “Man is capable of changing the world for the better if possible, and of changing himself for the better if necessary.” — Viktor Frankl.

    Anyway, but I’ve rambled. Good list!

  5. Memes come to me to DIE. Like chain letters. Like email jokes. Like cutesy pps files that make you puke. The theme could weave itself into my Martini Moments series, but it would certainly not be a meme.
    That and I need to discuss it with my resident Muse first! 😛

  6. Gnorb: Thanks! I find self help books a good reason to waste money. I used to spend a large part of my childhood pretending to be the people around me. Trying to imitate the traits that I think made them good at what they are. It didn’t always work. Wasn’t always me, but I found out more about myself by being other people than I could trying to be myself. Envy is a powerful calling. Especially when you’re not happy with who you are.

    Cléa: I know they die with you. 🙂 That’s why I suggested that it be cleverly disguised as a martini moment with you. Of course, you’re under no obligation to do it. It’s just a tag after all.

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