Saturday, August 30, 2008

A meme by any other name.

A week or so back (because I'm a procrastinator that way) Vodka Mom (what's not to love about that name!) tagged me for a meme. A meme to list 6 unspectacular things about moi. I'm always up for a little self inflicted public humiliation, so let's just jump right in. Shall we?

1. I can usually track the day's menu by the crap I've spilled on my shirt. "Over here we have the morning coffee. Oh, and look, over here. Wait, what the hell is that? Oh, right. I had Mexican for lunch" I swear the girls end up wearing more food than I actual get into my mouth.

2. I mispronounce words all the time. Sometimes on purpose, most times not. The Tapdancer calls me Ms Malaprop. My friends are used to this, and sometimes these mispronunciations become part of our lexicon. They call it "Chandeese".It can get a little sticky if I use these little jewels in different company (which I have). It has garnered me the reputation for being a bit ding bat. The most infamous of these pearls of verbal perfection? "Mutual,like Sweden". Don't judge me.

3. I never wash my car. Ever. I'd like to say it's because I'm green, and conservation of our natural resources is more important to me than a shiny car. In fact I do say that, but the bottom line is that I'm a slacker, and I'd rather be slacking off than washing a car. My co-workers have started calling my car the cookies and cream mobile because the black flecks of gradoo embedded in white paint my car look like a giant scoop of cookies and cream ice cream. I'm kinda okay with that.

42. I love all the Douglas Adams books. I was so sad when he died. The world became a little darker when he packed up his towel and left us to muddle through on our own.

5. I have two cats. I would have more, but as a single woman of a certain age *cough 41 cough* I obsessively worry that I'll become that scary cat lady covered in hair, mumbling to my 50 million cats, and hiding from animal control. Seriously, these are the thoughts that keep me awake at night.

6.I need a pedicure.

Here's the part where I'm supposed to tag someone else to perpetuate the fun. I usually don't, what with all the hate mail and evil looks I got the last time I did that, but I feel like living dangerously today, so I'm tagging Cammy over at The Tippy Toe Diet. She's a great writer, and one of my personal heros for being able to drop 90 lbs and still keep her sanity, and her humor. Cammy, please don't kick my ass. :)

13 comments:

Deb said...

#5. Me too. I have a cat and a dog. Have wanted to add other cats but fear being the crazy lady with all the animals.

thailandchani said...

I can't recall ever washing a car. However, those drive-thru washes at gas stations are okay. :)

As you say, there are just far more interesting things to do!


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flutter said...

LOL mutual like Sweden is my favorite

we_be_toys said...

By looking at my shirt I can tell I had bacon (front top left), eggs(smack dab in the middle), and a scone (couple of crumbs in my bra)for breakfast, washed down with a cup of coffee (brown sopt in lap). It was good though, wasn't it?

Vodka Mom said...

Did I say that you were a good sport? Well, let it be known, far and wide, that you are a GOOD SPORT.

a toast to you....

Maggie, Dammit said...

#1 is my favorite. Hands down.

Manager Mom said...

Oh... I loved those "hitchhiker's guide" books too!

tysdaddy said...

Douglas Adams is indeed sorely missed . . . I spent some time reading the Guide this summer. My stomach still hurts . . .

Hanlie said...

That was fun! We have so much in common!

1. Ditto! I eat naked whenever possible.

2. I'm not so bad, but had a colleague who slayed me daily. She waxed lyrical one day about the 'muriel' she wanted to have painted on her wall.

3. Ditto!

4. A long time favorite!

5. Ditto!

6. Ditto!

Cammy said...

#1, 2, &3 = ditto

I've already done a 6-things (http://tippytoediet.com/2008/08/long-awaited-meme.html), but since you said such sweet, sweet things about me, I'll try to come up with 6 more things. :) (Thank you!)

Kelley said...

I have always firmly held that it just won't do to have more than two of any particular animal, lest one become the cat lady, the dog boy, or - gods forbid - the guy with the hamsters.

My two cats agree with me.

FairiesNest said...

...well on my way to crazy cat lady-dom. Of course my sis has me beat by a mile!

Gypsy said...

I just love that you used the word "gradoo."