6 random things


I’ve been tagged. It’s a meme that I got from Stregheria Pratica (an awesome witchcraft and spirituality blog that stretches my knowledge of romance languages to read without Babelfish’s help). Here’s how to play: Nike, Winged Victory

1. Link you the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six Random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and them link you.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave comment on to their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Random things are as follows:

I have a cat named Nikos. It’s a common enough name, but I decided to name him that after Athena Nike, except he’s a boy, so I masculinized it (is that even a word?).

When I started this website at 13, I chose the name “Ailia” because I thought it was prettier than “Stheno” (my original pseudonym choice). I later realized how close it is to Dune‘s St. Alia of the Knife, but I wasn’t awesome enough to know that at the time.

For the first time in my life, I live in a place with such a black sky and so many stars that I can identify constellations other than Orion and the Big Dipper.

I really like painting and knitting even though I haven’t done either for a long time.

I have always secretly wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons.

When I was a little girl, I dressed up like Sybil Ludington on the anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment and marched around my neighborhood with some friends and my mother (dressed as Susan B. Anthony) carrying signs exhorting everyone to give us women the right to vote.

And now, I tag Lord Alford, J. Harker,  Mahud, Aquila ka Hecate, Sarah, and A. Venefica to get random. If you don’t want to play, I totally understand, but I’m trying to build community here people!


9 responses to “6 random things”

  1. vilajunkie Avatar

    I’ve always wanted to play D&D too! Not for the roleplaying so much as the mythological monsters. LOL

  2. Wow.. thanks for the “awsome” mentioning!

    I have to say, Ailia is way less scary than Stheno lol

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  4. Hi Ailia, thanks for allowing me the opportunity to share a bit about myself – while at the same time strengthening a community of cool bloggers.
    My response post can be found here.
    Thanks again!

  5. […] to Ailia of the wonderful Paleothea: the Ancient Goddess for including me in this meme. Ailia also has a magnificent site Woman in Greek […]

  6. Thanks for including me in the meme, Ailia.

    There’s nothing I love more that to be about to look up into the night sky and see the stars and constellations in all their splendour.

  7. I’m on Stregheria Pratica too and I’m very glad that you like our blog! Thanks! 🙂

  8. Straight into my Google reader goes Pagan Bookworm!

  9. Thanks for including me. I did play D&D some – you didn’t miss that much, and you know stars are my thing. I put my meme up today.

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