Apparently I have been tagged. This is a pretty tough list to compile since I’m a pretty open book and blog about anything that pops into my head. Do you want me to link to my previous blogs of embarrassing medical mishaps (from lactating part I and part II to the catheter incident)?

1. I collect things. Sure, there are the comic books. I also collect salt and pepper shakers. China patterns (Russel Wright American Modern and Fire King stuff). Not to mention shot glasses and DVDs. You pick the obsession, I have compulsed it.

2. I am convinced I am going to die from some sort of brain disorder, probably a stroke but I haven’t ruled out an aneurism. I don’t have a fear of death as much as a fear of incapacitation or losing “who I am.” All that to say that I have only seen the season finale of Homicide: Life on the Streets season 4 once and have great difficulty watching Andre Braugher’s performance during season 5. Oh, Homicide: Life on the Streets is my favorite television show of all time.

3. Sadly, I am a direct descendant of Captain Morgan. Yes, that Captain Morgan. This comes from my mother’s side of the family, the Jamaican side.

4. I have a fear of heights and a fear of open water. This practically translates into a fear of bridges, too. I’d like to apologize to my fellow drivers on I-65 between Kentucky and Indiana. However, crossing the Ohio River is usually done white-knuckled and at 20 m.p.h.

5. I have had my identity stolen. I have retained dual citizenship as I’m an American, but was England born. I moved to America when I was pretty young and lost my British accent almost immediately (on purpose, actually: it’s tough enough being “the new kid”, trying to fit in, without people always coming up to you saying “say something English for us”). Anyway, a distant cousin apparently took my information and is living in England as “Maurice Broaddus”. The reason I know is because my aunt busted him. She didn’t tell me then, only after he pissed her off over money.

I’ll throw in a freebie that obviously some people don’t know: I hate being tagged with stuff. But, in the spirit of cyber community, I hereby tag Lauren, Anthony, and Wrath (Lord help us with stuff we don’t know about Wrath).

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