Five things I didn’t know about You « Quædam cuiusdam
Five things I didn’t know about You
Thursday 21 December 2006 @ 9:23 am

There’s a “Five things you didn’t know about me” meme floating around, but in honour of Time’s Person of the Year, let’s turn it around.

Five things I didn’t know about You

  1. Your love of libraries goes back to a childhood fascination with the drawers of the card catalogue – sliding one out, unscrewing the brass rod, shuffling the cards…
  2. You suspect that your pet(s) may be smarter than you, but this only stiffens your resolve not to share power
  3. You know how to distinguish Thomson from Thompson (or Dupond from Dupont) by the shape of their moustaches
  4. You have feeds in your newsreader that you will never, ever look at again, and yet you can’t bring yourself to unsubscribe
  5. The most humiliating moment you can recall came during that high school Gilbert and Sullivan production; but there are many others you have forgotten

And of course, I tag … you.

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 4 responses to “Five things I didn’t know about You”

  •   Dorothea wrote:

    Gah! How did you KNOW?

  •   mjgiarlo wrote:


  •   randy wrote:

    .: Great post. Blog memes generally Suck Big Time, so thanks for turning it around, as it were…

  •   Peter Binkley wrote:

    OK, I’ll meet Pam’s dare in the modest obscurity of a comment:

    1. In my youth I looked up J.R.R. Tolkien in the card catalogue of the London Public Library every time I visited to see if the Silmarillion had been published yet, because I didn’t know any other way to track new books.

    2. There was a moment in grad school when I realized, as I was working on manuscript reference tools from medieval universities, that I was becoming viscerally excited about alphabetical order, and there was nothing I could do about it.

    3. I have knitted seven or eight sweaters in my life.

    4. My most thrilling library moment: in the Manuscript Reading Room of the British Library, a book I’d requested arrived at my desk with a few links of its medieval chain still attached to the binding.

    5. I have gone on two wadlooptochten: once to Schiermonnikoog and once to Engelsmanplaat.

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