Saturday, January 05, 2008

Seven Things You Don't Know About Me...

Skyler's Dad tagged me on this one recently and since I can refuse him nothing, I'll plunge in...

First, the rules: Link to the person that tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

  1. My favorite type of humor is executed by initiating a Crazy Ivan or a sudden change in direction. David Sedaris and Douglas Adams are expert at this type of move and I love the disorienting effect this type of humor has on me.

  2. I cannot stand it when anyone touches my feet. I don't like it. My grandmother, God rest her soul, who was a womb-regression therapist, said it was because, when I was a baby, my feet turned in and the doctors recommended that my parents periodically twist my feet outward to correct them. She believed it caused me pain and now I no long want anyone to touch my feet. I think it's because I'm very sensitive. Just as I am a supertaster, I am also a super-feeler.

  3. My grandmother was a therapist who dabbled in womb-regression, primal scream therapy and conducting group therapy sessions on deviant sexual behavior. She had a sound-proofed room full of mattresses in her house. She was also a naturalized Canadian.

  4. My great, great Aunt Rose on my father's side of the family was a madam and had a brothel near my maternal grandfather's barber shop. They new each other, but just as colleagues.

  5. I like the idea of camping but I actually don't like camping. I like campfires and wearing flannel. I like the idea of carrying everything I need in a backpack. I like that camp dinner wear that is blue with white speckles. I like looking up a the stars. By all rights, I should like to camp, but I don't. All that nature gets in the way.

  6. I really like knotty pine.

  7. Every now and then, but moreso when I was a kid, I was totally pissed off that I wasn't born a boy. I hated that I had to wear a shirt, even though my chest looked nothing different than a boys did (when I was younger, of course), I resented being excluded from playing kickball because I was a girl (I eventually got to play because I lead a protest), I was totally pissed that I had to menstruate. For a long time, I related better to guys and didn't have many female friends. Now, I've grown to accept and actually enjoy being a girl, despite having to read "Growing Up And Liking It."

I tag...

Frank, since he's back and married now

Phil, since it's been months since he's posted

Tanya, since I can't get enough of her love

Evil, Evil Genius, since it will piss him off

Hot Lemon, since it will piss him off if I don't

Tenacious S, since I want to know more...

Beth, since she'll put a great soundtrack to it

GKL, so she doesn't body check me



  1. Double son-of-a-bitch! You got me. This is the exact same shit I pulled on Pistols with the LOLcats.

  2. So the knotty pine thing was sort of like your Crazy Ivan then.

  3. hell, woman, EVERYTHING pisses me off; I'm not on me medication yet (BUT I SOON WILL BE!! TH' INSURANCE KICKED IN!! IT'S A ☧-MAS MIRACLE!!)

    gee... what 7 things CAN I post re: me without losing any perspective jobs I've not applied for or interviewed for, yet? (heh...)

    I love camping provided I've got a tent or a nice RV (the latter is preferable) AND I can take all my clothes off.

  4. Thanks for playing along Flan, and I love a women who knows what a Crazy Ivan is.

  5. Any chance your grandmother's mattresses came from your great great Aunt Rose's brothel? Man, that would be cool. And kinda gross.

  6. You have had some great connections in your family.

  7. I thought I told you that I did the post, but then I realized that I only told you in my head.

    Telling you now!


  8. I love that you correctly use "disorient". Obviously, you're far too smart a cookie to say "disorientate" (that 'word' and all word of its ilk annoy and depress me), but I still feel the need to compliment you on it and bring it to the attention of your other readers.

  9. I think I must've read Growing up and Liking it 75 thousand times... mostly willing myself to start my period.

    Of course I hate it now.

    But, I have to read it now that you've linked to it.

  10. I'm out of a job if Aunt Rose is hiring...