Saturday, December 30, 2006

Catbookmom is in the Doghouse

Now I'm just making her squirm. Just came from Cate's Knit Fitt and saw that she had been likewise tagged for this meme. CBM is a friend, so I'm only teasing a little. I'm stating the rules as required, but not tagging anyone 'cuz I'm too rebellious to comply.

“THE RULES:Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.’ People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.”

Six weird I only get SIX? Now the real question is: should I write six truly weird things (no problem), or six marginally weird things that are appropriate for public consumption? Hmmm...what a dilemma. I might have to take a few runs at this.

FIRST: Six Things That Other People Think Are Weird About Me (I don't necessarily agree)

1. I like to smell things. All kinds of things. I sometimes bump into people from my past who ask, "Do you still smell everything?"

2. I have what other people say is an amazing memory. I can remember books and movies and conversations in their entirety. I can quote from all three, often years later. I can remember what I ate and what I wore from many occasions.

3. I fold my underwear. I do not iron it, but I do fold it, and fold my laundry very neatly, and apparently stack everything very very neatly in drawers. When it's not all over my floor.

4. I never answer my phone. I rarely return phone calls. If you want to get my attention, then email.

5. I like eating my food plain. Butter on waffles, no syrup. Dry cereal in the bowl, no milk. Salads, no dressing. Hamburgers, no sauce. Well...I did finally develop a taste for sauce on hamburgers.

6. (This according to DD): I like talking about gross things. Her example: When she showed me her pencil-topper troll, I had to mention that you could shove a pencil up his ass. Or...on another occasion, we were riding a ferris wheel, and I saw a barf-pile on the ground below and had to come up with every possible name for it that I could think of.

SECOND: Six Things That I Think Are Weird About Me

1. I hate eating cheese by itself, but love cheese in everything else.

2. All sorts of noises make me jump, really jump, like a startle response. And apparently I look like a deer in the headlights when that happens.

3. People talk to me wherever I go. Even when I do everything I can Not to start these conversations.

4. I am a total fish out of water with what I call "female culture." I don't know anything (in the informed sense) about hair, make-up, current fashion, models, or anything remotely of that ilk. I think I'm probably a lot like Anne Hathaway's character at the beginning of The Devil Wears Prada.

5. I have a terrible sense of direction. I can get lost anywhere, even in a house.

6. My favorite lunch is Coke and Cheetoh's. Not that I have this for lunch every day, but if I could...


CatBookMom said...

Arf, arf! I blame Junior Goddess because she tagged me. Yeah, I didn't have to comply, but...just felt like bugging JG. And it turned out that 2 of 'my' taggees already did this.

I like your weird things list, too. Especially Part Two, Number 3. DH says he doesn't understand how I can get to talking to people everywhere. So, am I like you or am I one of those who start talking to you? Or both?

jayne said...

I thought that several of our things were alike. That sign over your head with "ask me" made me laugh. I'll admit that I do start some of these conversations, but quite often I feel like I have a sign over my head that says, "come on in!"

I'll be sitting at a food fair minding my own business when the person sitting at the table next to me just starts up. I have all sorts of tricks for airplanes etc. The only thing that works very well is having my iPod on. But even with that on, when I'm out walking, people who barely know me will actually grab me as I'm walking past. That really startles me.

Kim said...

I fold my underwear too - DH totally doesn't get it. I also can't eat cheese alone. I have to at least have a cracker. I didn't put these on my list because I don't think they are weird :-)