Thursday, July 05, 2007

A blog meme thing from Stephanie

Stephanie made me do this.

We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

At the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here’s my go:

1. I have a gimp wrist, specifically on my left arm. It only rotates 180 degrees, from thumb pointing straight up, to thumb pointing straight down. As a result I can’t put my left hand flat, like “slap me five” flat. Has prevented me from pursuing my dream of being a waiter. The Wife claims she fell for me when I showed her my malfunction, so I guess it worked out.

2. I tried out for the quiz show “Jeopardy”. I passed the written test, but performed miserably on the screen test portion.

3. The Wife has bandied about the figure of $150 per month as my Amazon allowance. I see this figure as sort of a baseline theoretical ideal, rather than an actual number per se.

4. I got my driver’s license at age 30. On the day of my first attempt at taking the test, The Wife drove me to the department of motor vehicles, and we pulled up to wait in the vehicle line. It was taking forever, so long in fact that The Wife had to leave to pick up our then infant daughter Ruby at daycare. I was left vehicle-less, standing in a long line of cars and trucks. In the Escalade in front of me, I could read the lips of the father of the 16 year-old kid in the passage seat, waiting to take his test. The man said “What is that motherfucker doing?”
A little functionary came waddling out and explained to me gently, as if I might flip out and kill him (because, let’s face it, I looked crazy standing in the drive with NO CAR) that “We don’t actually provide a car sir.”

I waited on the grass for The Wife to return from picking up the baby.

5. I get choked up by bagpipes. No idea why.

6. On the days I drive to work, I like to sing Hank Williams songs at the top of my lungs. And sometimes Nick Cave.

7. I have a prejudice against some types of southern American accents. I associate them with being disingenuous. I haven’t had any experiences with any southerners that were any more negative that with northerners. I have experienced more “Hell, you’re from San Francisco? How do you manage with all those fags out there?” coming from southern-accented voices. I dunno, it’s complicated and irrational.

8. My feet smell today.

Now, here’s my victims list of memed people:

Al: Cube mate and hug friend

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Blogger Travel Betty said...

you suck. i vowed i'd never do these things. and now i feel guilty. i hope you're happy.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Walking Spanish said...

done. unfortunately i only have 6 blogger buddies...including you.


9:31 AM  
Blogger the Mickey's said...


#4- "Hey buddy, stay off the grass."

*in best homer voice: Ooooh

1:59 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

1. The service industry mourns its loss. :) I once showed off my various scars to a guy I really liked in part because I was insanely nervous and needed *something* to say and in part beause I thought he would think I was cool. Don't think it worked. :S

2. Did you meet Alex????

3. That sounds reasonable to me.

4. Bless!

5. Bagpipes remind me of my grampy. That makes me smile and kind of chokes me up at the same time. Maybe subconsciously you are thinking of a loved one too. Or maybe you just have a thing about bagpipes..

6. Do you ever wonder if the people driving next to you can lipread what you are singing?

7. I was on a flight to San Diego a few years ago and when I told the young girl (18 yrs) sitting next to me that I was planning on visiting San Francisco she warned me against "the gays". Silly stupid girl. I think she was from Toledo. It amazes me that seemingly rational people can come out with that kind of shit.

Thank you so much for taking up the challenge.:)

3:49 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Very interesting indeed. If bagpipes make you weepy get a load of Glen Campbell playing Amazing Grace on the bagpipes. If he comes to town he puts on one hell of a good show.

So, some southern accents give you the willies. Well, many southerners are disingenuous, I noticed particularly in Fairhope, Alabama. But, I am a southerner with a pretty thick accent and I try real hard to be genuine.

I need to stop by and see what Al with the orange pants had to say for himself.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Crackpot Press said...

I'm working on this. I have dipped back into the porn accounting again, so my time is limited.

The Swiss have quite tidy porn reports.

But what are on your top 25 I-tunes...

Mine include:

Meat Loaf
Elmer Bernstien
Courtney Love
Angela Easterling
Dixie Chicks
Billy Bragg
Bew York Dolls
Jello Biafra with Mojo Nixon
Stevie Wonder
Jennifer HUdson
The Vandals

Go figure...

1:06 AM  
Blogger Crackpot Press said...

oh and Joe Ely..fuckin badass.

1:10 AM  
Blogger Travel Betty said...

so, I did your meme. then realized I only have ONE blogger friend to send it on to. how sad is that?

8:07 AM  

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