Eight Random Things About Me

Fri, Jul 20, 2020

Bloggers, Just for Fun, Memes

Fellow Age of Conversation co-author Greg Verdino, Chief Strategy Officer at crayon, tagged me for the current meme: Eight Random Things About Me. I’m not sure I can hold your attention for that long, but here goes . . .

1. Although I’m an SOB, I’m a lot shorter than Liz Strauss. A lot.

Mom2. My 83-year-old mother is on Facebook. I haven’t introduced her to Twitter yet, but she does use google as a verb.

3. One of my part-time jobs in college was playing piano for a dinner theater — 8 shows a week for a typical six-week run of each production. Did Fiddler on the Roof twice and never want to hear “If I Were a Rich Man” again. Ever.

4. I have a B.A. in French and used to be fluent. Sometimes I read Loic Le Meur just to see how much I can still understand. I get the gist but can no longer do complete translation. Quel dommage.Garbage Gan

5. When I worked in publishing, I once sent all my trash home with our housekeeper, who lived in a neighboring town, so the tabloids could not rummage through my garbage cans for snippets of the hush-hush book I was working on. I should explain that we initiated the long-distance trash hauling after I received an empty FedEx package; an edited copy of the manuscript was missing. (You’re not paranoid if they’re really following you.)

6. I am domestically challenged. Can’t grate cheese without losing a fingernail, and I iron wrinkles into a shirt.

7. I fear I’m way too old to be a fan of I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER? … but I iz addikted to teh kittehs.

8. This final one is especially for Mike Chapman, who loves to hear me say that I am my own first cousin … and it’s true.

Now, here’s the best part: According to the official rules (official? surely they’re written down somewhere?), I get to tag 8 others to play the Eight Random Things About Me meme. So, rev your blogging engines — Chris Cree, Jim Long, Robert Hruzek, Jordan Behan, Luc Debaisieux, Carolyn Manning, Susan Reynolds and Kris Hoet.

It’s not like you’ll have 8 years of bad luck if you don’t play along with the 8 Things meme … but we’d love to learn more about you.

Update: This meme is spreading so fast that some of us are tagging each other simultaneously. Thanks to Ted Demopoulos, author of What No One Ever Tells You About Blogging & Podcasting, for also tagging me. Check out his 8 Random Things post and browse the site; Ted is a great resource for the blogging and podcasting community.

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Connie Reece - who has written 132 posts on Every Dot Connects.

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12 Comments For This Post

  1. Greg Verdino Says:

    Thanks for playing along. Good stuff! G

  2. Marti Says:

    Maybe we can get your mom and my mom-in-law cyber-connected (if husband and I can ever get grandma’s Internet to work…)

    Hope you have a great day! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Eric Eggertson Says:

    Tres interessante…

  4. Robert Hruzek Says:

    Howdy, Connie! You can find my 8 things here. Thanks for the tag, but I think I beat you to it. Sortof like time travel or somethin’. Just keep your boa away from me!

  5. Chris Cree Says:

    We’re still watching, Connie. ;)

  6. Connie Reece Says:

    Greg - thanks for tagging me. It was fun.

    Marti - I hope you get all those Windows problems fixed.

    Eric - merci beaucoup!

    Mr. Middle Zone - You’re so popular you got tag-teamed. No promises about the boa. It goes wherever I do … online anyway.

    Chris - You’re always watching. Kinda scary, actually. :-)

  7. Jim Long Says:

    ok now that i’m back from CHA i’ve got no excuse! posting my 8 things this week! :-)

  8. Shaping Youth Says:

    Connie, it was GREAT hearing 8 things about you on a personal level, but now I want more, more, more! As part of our Age of Conversation crew of co-authors, I must say it’s wild getting to know everyone globally via blog, and it’s thrilling to see the trickle down impact elsewhere.

    I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve mentioned the AOC book within our global dialog context here at the Women Leaders for the World summit. I’m SOOOOOOOO proud to be one of the U.S. representatives for Shaping Youth, so really appreciate your ping on our blog acknowledging the social relevance of social media for nonprofit purposes too!

    Ironically, looking at your post on the social networks & craft & artisan platforms using video and niche casting, I’m bringing the link to the summit tomorrow to share as an example of how some of the Guatemala fair trade crafts marketing could be handled as well as the arts colony one woman is establishing in Zimbabwe —online is key for global reach, and I’m going to share your post with them as it pertains directly to their venture of pulling these women out of poverty and supporting them through technology and resources.

    Cisco Social Responsibility Networking Academy is here too, so it really IS true that “every dot connects.” Bravo! Keep in touch! And thanks again for the Eight Random Things meme insights. Trés jolie!

  9. Connie Reece Says:

    Amy,thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments on my 8 random things. It truly is amazing to see what all the AOC coauthors are doing and to get to know them through blogs and social networks. I love the idea of your using the Crafty Nation concept as a global outreach to women crafters. I’ll definitely pass that info on to the CN founders.

  10. Aruni Gunasegaram Says:

    What an interesting post! I don’t even know if I could come up with 8 random things about me because none would be as interesting as yours. :-)

  11. Connie Reece Says:

    Oh, Aruni, of course you could come up with 8 random things about you that would be interesting! Consider yourself tagged. Write that post, link back here, and tag 8 others — some of your fellow mom- or dad-preneurs or other Austin Business Bloggers. I bet that if you get started on it, you’ll have fun. :-)

  12. Aruni Gunasegaram Says:

    Yikes! You’ll see from reading my blog that I’m up to my ears in software testing, but I will certainly give it a go later this week. I think some of the people I have met in the blogosphere have already been tagged in this game!

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