weird habits meme

This meme has been going around many Finnish blogs and now I’ve been tagged by SIKURI (written by a Finnish-American blogger and writer, formerly sananlaskija). I’ll do mine in English to open the field since so many Finns that I read have already taken up the challenge.

I’m to list five weird habits of mine and to challenge other bloggers to do the same.

1. I am an artist and a printmaker (what’s that?), who also uses the computer in image making (is that art?).
2. I am a blogger (what’s that?) and addicted to it.
3. I love my computer (they’ve always been Macs) – how geeky.
4. I can’t read, write, or do arithmetic if there’s talk around me.
5. I can’t cook in a messy kitchen. (My family can tell you about my complaints about their bread crumbs and dirty dishes left on the counter.)

Anyone out there want to take up the challenge – c’mon!? Send me a comment when you join in.

Jan.18th: Artist Elise Tomlinson has just posted her 5 weirdest habits!

Jan.19th: And here is new art-blogger Daniel North joining in! Welcome, I’m pleased to meet you! I really like what you say about the international connection, “as more of an interactive art project, plus …the fact that it has crossed the Atlantic”.

ADDENDUM: I’m thinking now how great it is that I’ve gotten comments on this from artists and writers, and two artists have taken up the challenge and posted on their blogs, and wouldn’t it be a great interactive project (as Daniel called it) if more artist bloggers joined in? I started out taking this quite lightly, perhaps a bit flippantly, by referring to my being an artist, printmaker, blogger and computer nut as weird habits – that is from the perspective of people who are not into these activities and don’t understand or appreciate those who do. But here on the internet I have met so many people who are all of these and we understand each other, so I’m not weird at all! Nevertheless I do have some weird habits I’m sure, even if I don’t realize that! Anyways, I’ll stop rambling on, and call out to more artists and writers and of course any bloggers to write about your weird habits. If you are reading this and live outside North America and Finland (where it began), please join in and make this a truly international interactive project.

Jan 21st: Read Printfreak’s list!

Jan.25th: And another great one from Anna of Self-Winding!

January 17, 2006 in Being an Artist, Finland, Estonia & Finno-Ugric, Neat stuff by Marja-Leena