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.

14 comments:

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.

gifted typist 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...

Nope!

mellowlee said...

I did my homework Barb! *HUGS* Happy Friday