Monday, September 17, 2007


Tropical Theresa tagged me for a meme. Here it is:

Players must list one fact, word, or tidbit that is somehow relevant to their life for each letter of your first or middle name.

When you are tagged you need to write your own post containing your first or middle name game facts, word, or tidbit.

Doing my middle name (Robinson) would be a bit of an undertaking, so I'll do Amy.

A is for Activist. Injustice bothers me mightily, and I hope that never changes. The biggest mystery that I contemplate isn't about God, it's about why I can order shoes online from my comfy sofa while so many good people are sleeping on a dirt floor trying to ward off malnutrition or malaria. My 2 years as a Peace Corps volunteer in a country with a per capita income of $129 per year helped form this viewpoint, of course.

I'm especially proud of my parents here, who were great activist role models. In fact, my dad went on the anti-war protest march here this past weekend. (I was out of town.) At the march, a guy approached him and said he works for the Smithsonian and would like to add my dad's protest sign to their protest art collection! Apparently it has a drawing of Bush about to be crushed by a tree he's just cut down. The caption is Bush saying "I don't cut and run." Yay Dad!

M is for Maps. Don't ever come with me to an antique map store unless you have a few hours to spare. I can stare at old or modern maps for hours, fascinated by the way people used to perceive the world, or plotting imaginary journeys. I'm a geographer and I think I chose the right profession! I can't wait to design the map of our wedding site to put in the invitations. I am going to put sea monsters on it! Sea monsters really need to make a comeback in the mapping world.

Y is for Young-at-heart. I still enjoy going out--to concerts, parties, obscure movies, and events around town. My daily schedule usually leaves me pretty tired on the weekend, but I don't think I ever want to "settle down" if it means making every Saturday a Blockbuster night. Call me naive, but I think I can keep this up indefinitely.

This meme has been around for a while now, but any readers are welcome to try it!


Theresa said...

Yay, thanks for playing along :) I love maps, too. Whenever I see a map on a wall, I have to stare at it and imagine the places I could be going, where things are in relation to one another, and all that jazz.

And I think you can keep your young lifestyle going indefinitely. As one of my friends used to say, 'vegans live practically forever'. Maybe it's not totally true, but it's mind over matter!

Anonymous said...

three reasons why you're the only one for me :)

VeggieGirl said...

terrific meme - I too am always fascinated by maps, since it's rather captivating, thinking about/looking at just how many potential locations there are to visit around the world!

The Little Vegan said...

That's great about your dad! And always stay young at heart! I loved reading your meme :o).

Kumudha said...

I'm also fascinated by seeing the maps!

Katyola said...

Hooray for your dad — did he draw the tree himself?

Fin De Fichier said...

OH MY GAWD. That anecdote about your Dad is just cosmically fitting somehow. Loved it.

And speaking of Maps - I hate to say it but in that hat, you are so channeling Miss Mapp from Mapp and Lucia! Of course you look younger than Prunella Scales.

Amber likes Antique map said...

I love reading your post memo :)