Saturday, April 15, 2006

Six Weird Things Meme

Kittenpie and Peter both tagged me for this. Here are the rules: 1. Reveal six weird facts/things/habits about yourself and then tag six people. 2. Leave a "You're Tagged!" comment to let the people you have tagged know they have to reveal six things. 3. Leave me a comment letting me know that you have completed your mission (if you have chosen to accept it!). Sooo... I don't know! I'm not weird! No, really, I'm not. Well, I don't think I am... Hang on a sec... ...Brief consultation with my family, and they give me -- nothing. "You're kinda normal, mom," say my teenage children. Is that a weird thing? I think I'll use it! Okay, so we have: 1. My teenagers think I'm normal. (That has to be weird.) 2. To hear my eldest tell it, I once discussed oral sex at the dinner table in the presence of her new boyfriend. I hasten to add that I have no recollection of said conversation, but given my memory, that doesn't really prove anything. 3. I almost always leave the bathroom not quite put together, and come down the stairs tucking in my shirt, zipping the fly, and/or or buckling the belt. It comes of years of anticipating bedlam if I linger behind a shut (never locked!) door, I'm quite sure. So far I have managed NOT to do this when we have company. 4. I occasionally carry a hummer in my purse. 5. Although I love words, and have no trouble writing what I want to say, when speaking I occasionally lose words entirely. I will find myself trying to say one word - "jacket", say - but cannot get past the other word - ummm, "squirrel" - that keeps leaping into the verbal queue ahead of "jacket". I know "squirrel" is the wrong word, but simply can't lay my hands (mind? tongue?) on the right one, so I stand there in open-mouthed silence, hoping the right word will leap to the forefront. This quirk often has me resorting to the ubiquitous "thing", like some annoyingly imprecise adolescent. Urgh. 6. I don't much like hamburgers, and spaghetti. Serve either for dinner, and I'll just have the salad, thanks. Except some days, and suddenly that's exactly what I'm craving, and I'll scarf down as much as you'll give me. Now that's weird. And I tag...whoever hasn't already done this and would like to! Leave me a comment to let me know you'll be doing it, so we can all go and check out your weirdness.


Blogger Jenorama said...

I'll think about doing this. After coffee!

I hate to tell you this, but you are not weird.

4/15/2006 11:54:00 a.m.  
Blogger Granny said...

And Jen should know if anybody. Hi Jen.

I've been tagged a couple of times. Me Weird? I keep thinking I've already done it - maybe I should take a stroll through my archives - I can always repost it.

We had a conversation on granny a while back about food touching on plates. I think that was part of it.

Someone said that's not weird and I had many visitors agreeing.

4/15/2006 12:28:00 p.m.  
Blogger jw said...

Mary. You are not weird. But being as wise as you are might make you weird to the rest of the world. Now your favorite painting that you have on your fridge which you described in your last post, that is kind of weird.

I think I was tagged for this one before but I did not come up with good answers. I will have to querry my children because I know they have used the word "weird" to describe me.

4/15/2006 01:04:00 p.m.  
Blogger kittenpie said...

having missed the hummer post the first time 'round, I thank you for reusing it! A good laugh always helps a day at work go quicker!

4/15/2006 02:41:00 p.m.  
Blogger McSwain said...

#1 is definitely a little strange.

4/16/2006 12:02:00 a.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Jen: I didn't think so, really, and when my kids couldn't come up with anything? Then I knew for sure...

Granny: Food not touching on plates is so, weird. Anyone who says, "That's not weird, because I do it, too!" needs to get out of denial and embrace their weirdness. I would, if I were weird. But (sniff) I'm not.

JW: My painting is weird? I tell you, this weird thing is harder to pin down than you might think...

Kittenpie: That's one of my favourite posts. I was glad to have the excuse to recycle it, and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Cheryl: I kinda thought so. It pleases me, though!

4/16/2006 09:16:00 a.m.  

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