What better way to get back into the bloggy groove than by joining in on a meme?  I got sent one just before the hols, but did not have the chance to reply.  Soooooo, here we go.  (Left-overs can be pretty handy, eh?)

The rules of tagging are:

1) Link to the person who tagged you ( the Bovina Bloviator).

2) Post the rules on your blog.  (Keep reading.)

3) Write six random things about yourself.  (Id.)

4) Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. (Naw. If you want to play, consider yourself tagged.)

5) Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog. (Id.)

6) Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Okay, enough with the bumf.  Here are six random things about me:

1.  I am punctual to the point of obsessiveness.  It has become such a neurotic tic with me over the years that I cannot be late even when I’m trying to be.

2.  I have never outgrown my childhood fear of latex balloons.  Even now, I point-blank refuse to get into a car with them, and will not stay in the same room as them if I can possibly avoid it.  Thank Heaven for the sturdier mylar ones that simply won’t pop unless actively assaulted.

3.  I love garlic.  I would use garlic-flavored toothpaste if it were socially acceptable and commercially available.  I reckon the fact that I’ve never been attacked by a vampire is somehow related to this prediliction.

4.  The touch of unfinished wood gives me the screaming heebie-jeebies.  I have a terrible time with such items as certain wooden cooking spoons and my childrens’ Kapla blocks set.

5.  I very seldom lose my temper.  However, I get irritated quite easily.

6.  I don’t like cats.  Cats, however, seem to like me.  A lot.  Go figure.