Monday, March 10, 2008

Blog Tag!...

Back when I had a Xanga, I used to post a ton of surveys that claimed to be random and spontaneous but inevitably featured at least three out of four of the same questions as the last one I took. This was back when I was still in college, and a dozen or so of my close friends had sites, too-- probably mostly so we could keep up with each other’s lives, despite being in different programs or schools or states. Since then I have posted the occasional survey bulletin on my MySpace site, but I have tried to take my more public writing in another level: drafting articles that are not so egocentric only my mother would be interesting in reading them.

All that being said, my new friend Dave (Blogging Entertainment) tagged me in a Blog Chain, and though you are not guaranteed good luck in love or to win the lottery by the end of the week, as is often such the case with chain emails, I never even thought about not responding to this.

So here’s the deal: I have to list seven random and/or weird things about myself (though I’m not sure there’s anything left to say at this point that you don’t already know), and then I have to tag seven people of my own. If your name is on that list, you have to do the same (linking back to my blog for tagging you, too, of course!), and it would help if you’d comment on their blog to let them know you tagged them in case they don’t check your site compulsively the way I do with my faves.

So here goes (hey, another list! The NaBloPoMo people will be so proud)…

1.) Though I've been called ambitious and driven ever since I was in third grade, all I really want to do is to be a stay-at-home mom.

2.) When I get an idea in my head, I absolutely have to see it through to fruition or else I feel like a failure. This can be productive and motivational, like self-publishing my first novel while still in my early twenties, or it can be completely random and useless, like scouring eBay until I find another Zack Morris doll in its original box-- like the one I had as a kid but which my mother donated once I decided I had outgrown playing with dolls-- for my desk at work. It's not a discriminating quality.

3.) There are a few people in the entertainment industry whom I admire so much I would work for for free just to hopefully absorb some of their genius. They include (but are not limited to) Pamela Fryman, Amy Heckerling, and Steven Soderbergh.

4.) I am obsessed with the Bingo scratchers because the first time I ever played one, I won $50. I'm convinced the Lotto machine in my local Ralph's is a dud, though, and I only buy the cards from the Shell station on Ventura just off Balboa.

5.) I copy and paste my blogs over to Entertainment Weekly’s TV Fan with the hope they have scouts periodically check the pages, and someone over there will eventually take notice and offer me a freelance gig (or, you know, the coveted back page… Diablo Cody stole my dream job!)

6.) I cheated on my PSATs. That might explain why I got a higher score on it than on my regular SATs (though not by much).

7.) I am a Trojan taboo: I attended a UCLA summer film program first, then didn’t get into their undergrad program, so I accepted my admission to USC just so I'd have a place to stay once I moved out to California… but I’ve always been a Bruin at heart (I even like the color blue better than the pretentious crimson).


Kate, Dating in LA said...

Ack! What if I don't know 7 other bloggers?

danielletbd said...

Pick at random ?

Kate, Dating in LA said...

Ok, I think I did it correctly. Or at least close enough :)

Jamie said...

It's cardinal NOT crimson you traitorous beeeotch! :)

danielletbd said...

Yeah, I know, but that was my way of making fun of how fancy they need their school colors to be. Cardinal/crimson/maroon = all red = pretentious