Saturday, August 11, 2007

Better than playing "Fire in the Hole"

Blame julie-gong from Bloguvagoo for tagging the Comet with this meme:

1. Post these rules before you give the facts.
2. Write eight random facts/habits about themselves.

3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.


1. We cannot bend our toes. Never could. The medical professions have been baffled.

2. We were hard-core into Meat Loaf for about six years. Yes there is such a thing. We were a fan of the already retro Bat out of Hell in high-school. So when Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell came out in college, we went straight over the edge.

3. Related: We are a recovering karaokeholic. Each day is a new day -- just last night we blew our one-month chip at JD's in Harmarville. It all began with our formative karaoke experience at the Pittsburgh Rib & Music Festival, outside of Three Rivers Stadium. We sang Paradise by the Dashboard Light with a buddy. Kansas was performing on another stage, and by the end of the set we outdrew Kansas.

4. We studied public relations, political science, and philosophy in college, but over the years we forgot about that. Until we started blogging. We are now inspired to look for gainful employment in the political and/or media spheres. If you need a gunslinger, drop us a line.

5. We are fine with spiders, but we are afraid of slugs. We will have nightmares for days any time we are forced to confront something sluggerific, and in the dream the slugs will be flying on mosquito wings, and the size of your head.

6. When it did not interfere with ultimate frisbee, we were very much into theater. We played a baseball player in Damn Yankees and a Nazi captain in The Sound of Music; two more masculine roles you will not find. We also played the starring role in an Ellis School senior play.

7. We are an only child of an only child.

8. Bernard Reichbaum's once offered all manner of deli meats, canned goods, and other culinary staples at 1221 5th Avenue. That's right, a grocery store in the Hill District! We were one of the first grocery stores in the country to offer wheeled shopping carts. We never met our grandfather Bernard.


The Comet hereby tags:

Agent Ska
Mark Rauterkus
Pittsburgh Hoagie
Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents
The Burgher


  1. I thought you were supposed to tag the person at their place?
    Nevertheless, it has been duly noted and I will get on that.

  2. Just back from a road trip... So I'll come back on Monday. Too much deli meet in my blood for decent posting.

  3. slugs huh? interesting. very interesting. and kind of sissy.

  4. I'm not sure if I'm playing yet.

  5. Dan - That is how I was tagged. I e-mailed a couple folks I figured wouldn't get this.

    Mark - Mmmmm. Deli Meat Blood.

    Julie - The antennae nubs that indicate the head? Slugs can shrink them from one end of their bodies, and poke them out the other, reversing themselves. You're prepared to accept that?

    Matt - You think it over.

  6. So you're not a hard-core Meat Loaf fan anymore?

    I guess objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are. I have no idea what that means or how that relates to my first sentence.

  7. Sean - And if life is just a highway, then the soul is just a car.