Well, I told myself I would post every day for the rest of April and I didn’t even manage to make it a week keeping up with that idea! It hasn’t been for lack of desire, maybe a little bit about not having anything I felt compelled enough to say, but last night was because we needed to move furniture. I moved my desk – the one I almost never use – into Chris’s office so that we can game together and I won’t have to sit on the guest bed with my laptop burning a hole through my thigh. Fascinating stuff, I know.
So I am going to pull a topic from the The Daily Post blog. It’s not today’s topic – it’s actually from a couple of days ago:
What rare talent do you have that most people don’t know?
I have two nicknames these days: Evil Smurf and The Gateway Drug.
Really, they both go together to personify my rare talent.
One of my closest friends keeps a running list of the TV shows, movies, and games I recommend to her and we spend hours talking about them after she watches or plays them. Another friend just texted me because she can’t stop thinking about a TV show I told her to watch. The copy editor of my dissertation is now playing an MMORPG . . .
And this is how I am The Gateway Drug.
My rare power: introducing people to things I know they will love. How do I know they will love them? Usually because I do but sometimes I just know people’s personalities and the things they might enjoy.
And this is what makes me Evil Smurf.
Maybe “evil” is too strong a word in this context but when I took the “What Smurf are You?” Facebook quiz, that was the answer. But I do provide plenty of distraction for people, usually in the form of entertainment they enjoy . . . so I can live with that, evil or otherwise.