Monday, November 19, 2007

the more you try to erase me, the more that I appear

I was recently tagged by the Gifted Typist to share 7 random and/or weird facts about myself. Although I figure you probably already know more about me than is healthy for anybody except perhaps the most self-flagellating masochist, I just could not resist talking about myself some more.

Imagine that, bloggers wanting to talk about themselves! How bizarre.

So pour yourself a stiff one, kid, this could hurt:

1. I despise vanity plates and often, when stopped at a light behind "MA TAXI" or "IMLUVD", I am tempted to get out of the urban assault vehicle, rip open their driver's side door, and slap them silly.

2. I am a list junky. Not only do I have an obsessive need to make lists for everything, I love reading other people's lists, and consider the countdown to New Year's Eve with all the best-of lists, to be akin to nirvana.

3. I did not even touch a computer until I was in graduate school.

4. I'm a bit of a punctuation Nazi, quotation mark abuse being a pet peeve of mine. Just today in the resident offspring's report card, I read the following, precisely reproduced for your pleasure:
Be in the "KNOW"
Needless to say, this almost caused apoplexy.

5. I love being in the water, but get nervous while on water. I would far rather swim than boat.

6. I have only ever had three wisdom teeth. I therefore consider myself to be vastly more evolved than those with four wisdom teeth (who no doubt also have vestigial tails).

7. The only jewelry I ever wear is a watch and my plain gold wedding band, which I bought myself for $100.

Well, that may not have been particularly insightful or earth-shattering, but then again neither am I. And it's now your turn, according to the rules which, for some weird reason, I feel compelled to obey:

Link to your tagger and post the rules.
Share 7 facts about yourself, some random and some weird.
Tag 7 people at the end of the post and list their names.
Let them know they were tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs

So I tag thee:

Would you look at that? All girls. Boys, I'll do you next time. I mean, I will tag you next time; get your hands where I can see them. Sheesh.


Deb said...

The first two were about me, weren't they? Oh, they weren't? Well same here.

"I" tend to use far too many of "those"...and, quite a few commas, I might add. I usually have to go delete a few hundred out of each post. I think it has to do with OCD or something.

I don't wear any jewelry except one gold chain that was my Mom's.

I loved this because I'm as nosey as shit and want to know everything about everyone.


I'll get caught up on the rest of the posts tomorrow because the toothpicks holding my lids open are starting to crack.

Anonymous said...

What would a shrink have to say about those, I wonder?

I too bought my own wedding ring, actually, I have five or six and change them as the urge hits. None are expensive

Allison said...

I replied to my tag already, aren't I punctual?

I love the fact about your wisdom teeth. I don't wear much jewelry either. When someone buys me something I'll wear it until it falls apart.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Somehow I can picture you chasing down a vanity plate abuser and reaming them out for being stupid, Deb, which is one more reason I love you. Enough to overlook the quotation mark indescretions.

I don't even want to think about the mental health implications of my oddities, Gifted Typist - far too scary.
I could never understand why people fall into the diamond company marketing trap when they get married. Makes me crazy(er).

That's why we hired you, Al - punctuality! I'm coming over to check out your oddities to make myself feel better about mine.

John Mutford said...

I'm a three-wisdom-toother myself!

Didn't there used to be a gameshow where people had to decipher vanity plates? They don't bother me as much as decals.

JustRun said...

I am a list nerd, too. It is awesome.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You must be a highly evolved super being then, John. We should start an exclusive club.
I hardly ever see decals around anymore, except for those support the troups ribbons and I am certainly conflicted about those.

Do you love year-end then, too, Justrun? It's pretty much every list junkie's wet dream.

Dale said...

I only ever had one wisdom tooth, I'd think that probably makes me a moron but I'm too dumb to figure it out.

The vanity license plates make me "crazy" too.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

"will" "post" "soon". i can't post now because.

1. i have to go clean the kitchen.
2. i have to feed the dog.
3. i can only think of three things about me so far.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Stop it! Stop it, stop it, stop it, you two! Dale, 668 - enough with the button-pushing!

Okay, deep breath and ignore the quotation marks.

Dale, I figure you are either three times evolutionarily superior to me, or dumb as a post. Or the vanity plates have snapped you.

668, you listed three fascinating things right there! You are probably just going to blow me away once you've had a chance to actually think about it.

BeckEye said...

Interesting...I'm nervous being IN water, but love being ON water. I love boats. I like to swim, but I'm not a strong swimmer and I hate being underwater.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We're sort of opposite twins, then, Beckeye. I assume you don't get seasick then?

BeckEye said...


mellowlee said...

I did my homework Barb! *HUGS* Happy Friday