Meme time: 5 little-known things about me

I came across this interesting meme while browsing Edmund Schubert’s blog this morning and I figured I’d give it a whirl. The rules are simple: The next blog entry you post has to list 5 things that no one (or very few people) knows about you. So here I go:

  1. In junior high school, I used to tell lies thinking that I was impressing people. I would just make stuff up with little thought of repercussions. I once told a girl I liked that I had tickets to a Prince concert because she was a big fan of Price. (I don’t know what I would have done if she called me on it.) I told many people that I could fly an airplane. It is all terribly embarrassing to look back on and I have tried to make up for it, but I can never erase it.
  2. I once shot and killed a bird with a BB gun. I felt sick over it for days afterward.
  3. I once submitted a story to Playboy. That was before I knew that Playboy actually published high quality literature, equal to the caliber of The New Yorker. The story that I submitted was exactly what you imagine it might be. And I used my own name, too.
  4. In the very first Presidential election I voted in, I voted for Ross Perot. It was the only time I ever voted for a non-Democrat in my life and looking back on it, I cannot for the life of me remember why I voted for him.
  5. I am a slow reader. I read steadily and whenever I can and that makes up for it to some extent, but most people I know read much faster than I do.

There you have it. Now it’s your turn, those of you with blogs. What are 5 little-known things about you?

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.