Seven things


So @fatherjack, a lovely fellow from the UK, has tagged me with this “7 Things” meme whosiwhatsit. Now, I am not familiar with the things you kids do on the interwebs these days, what with your YouTooth and Bluetubes and all. Also, I am generally a very private person, but since I have been recently accused of not participating in Revealing Surveys About Oneself, I feel it’s time to bow to the peer pressure and just get it over with. Besides, I am not at all interesting, and this is sure to bore you to tears of pure pity for my complete and utter averageness.


  1. I was once in charge of Knowledge Management at Global Crossing. Yes, that Global Crossing.
  2. Tony is actually my middle name (Anthony, to be precise). My full name is M. Anthony Delgrosso.
  3. As an undergrad in college, I had a 7-legged tarantula as a pet. His name was Boris.
  4. I refer to my office as “the treehouse”. I don’t remember why, exactly.
  5. I wrote a screenplay remarkably similar to The Da Vinci Code, more than a year before that fucking asshat hack Dan Brown wrote his shitty book, and I’m still bitter that he got all the credit for the concept while my script got shelved.
  6. I hate talking about music, because I can’t do it intelligently. I know what I like, and it’s all over the place, but discussing my tastes with people who really know music always intimidates me.
  7. Despite my blog/Twitter persona, I am often crippled by my introversion1; I love being around interesting people, but I can only do it for a short amount of time before I need to disengage and recharge my batteries, as it were.

So, there you have it. I feel so vulnerable… hold me…?

  1. Note here the difference between shyness and introversion. I am not the least bit shy. I do, however, despise smalltalk and gladhanding.
posted 1/13/09 at 9:58am to Me me me, Slightly Too Long For Twitter · 9 replies · »

9 replies to “Seven things”

  1. Toni said:

    I once heard a great definition of introvert/extrovert – if you’re energized & feel recharged by spending time alone, you’re an introvert, and if you’re energized/recharged by socializing, extrovert. I always test right in the middle, but do jealously guard my solo time and usually end up hiding in the kitchen or talking one on one at parties.

    Every writer has several “ones that got away,” but your DVC story is a whopper. But the thing is, if you wrote something that intricate and well plotted, you have the potential to do so again (assuming you haven’t already). May your time come soon.

    Jan 13, 2009 at 10:18am
  2. K. Holden Helena said:

    I like you.

    Jan 13, 2009 at 10:32am
  3. Brent Billock said:

    It’s a lot easier to “play” extrovert on Twitter, isn’t it? This social networking stuff is a godsend for true Innies.

    Jan 13, 2009 at 10:55am
  4. Superfantastic said:

    I don’t have any desire to be an extrovert, but I do envy the not-shy.

    Jan 13, 2009 at 11:48pm
  5. Jack said:

    Mostly an introvert myself, though there is a small group of people who energize me. Notably, there is very little “small talk” in that circle. Also, they really listen well.

    Jan 14, 2009 at 6:22am
  6. more seven things, but not mine! « a big victory said:

    […] @redrabbit@secretsquirrel@sekimori@sniffyjenkins@steelopus@sween@texburgher@tdavenport @toldorknown@Tony_D @trelvix@vmarinelli […]

    Jan 14, 2009 at 4:46pm
  7. Hissy said:

    The “M.” in M. Anthony Delgrosso is for “Mister.” Now all of you quit asking me!

    Jan 25, 2009 at 2:36pm
  8. Lindstifa said:

    I love tarantulas!

    Jan 26, 2009 at 12:22pm
  9. Muriel said:

    This is much easier than that 25things nonsense running a muck on Facebook.

    Feb 12, 2009 at 12:19pm

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