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Friday, March 31, 2006

A New MeMe

Yesrie has challenged me to a new Meme, one that asks you to list (only) five quirks about yourself.

Hmmmm . . .
1. I can't go anywhere without a comb in my back pocket or a Chapstick nearby. Especially the Chapstick. In fact, Goa'uld got me a little Chapstick holder, which I keep on my namebadge lanyard. Chapstick
2. I'm a packrat. I married a packrat. And I gave birth to two more packrats.
3. I'm addicted to sweets. I'd rather have slice-n-bake frozen chocolate chip cookie dough for a meal than steak or lobster or any of those "great" meals. I also eat candy corn until I'm almost sick.
4. I'm pretty darn easy to amuse. Just ask my family - I've had to pull over the van on the highway because they said something that just tickled my funny bone. They'll sit there and wonder just what and why until I stop. Actually, now that I think of it, I got in trouble in 4th grade for not being able to stop laughing over something (no, I don't remember what it was).
5. I'll latch onto a phrase and use it to death. Lately, it's been variations of the old "Silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids" cereal commercial phrase. For example: "Silly Daddy, Jazz Band is for Kids."

Another one is this: if anyone says "Hey ..." then I'll interrupt with "Hay's for horses." And then I expect my family to respond with the rest of it: Straw is cheaper, Grass is free. Buy a farm, get all three. If the whole family is in attendance and not annoyed with me, each person will take a line each. If they are annoyed with me, then they will glare or announce that "I'm not saying it!"
6. And one more for good measure: I'm a champion procrastinator. (I take after my Dad.) I can't tell you how many birthdays and anniversaries I've missed (btw, Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!). I'll even have a card bought well in advance and somehow it won't go out in the mail in a timely manner. And I've quite a collection of sympathy cards that I bought and meant to send ... and never got around to it. Actually, I've amassed quite a few cards of all sorts. Got a box full of 'em.

Pitiful.

8 Comments:

At 11:59 PM, Blogger Sar said...

I've always heard it: Hay is for horses, but grass is cheaper, only in New York. Must be the New Jersey version. I'm the same way with using phrases over and over, and I'm also the same way with procrastination and cards. I've had a "happy belated birthday" card sitting in the counter for a week.

It's not wonder we get along so famously, 3D. :)

 
At 12:55 AM, Blogger Doug said...

Rabbit, rabbit.

My favorite retort to "Hay is for horses" was "Oh? What's for pigs?"

7. There's always one more.

Dang, but you're fun. All of your quirks are fun.

 
At 5:36 AM, Blogger Minka said...

LOvely quirks! I have a phrase thing as well. They just pop into my head. I am usually not very quick witted, but occasionally I do well...
example: yesterday, overall man came to fix our phone/internet connection. He didn´t know what was wrong and after 7.000 Kr told me that there is nothing he could do! I looked at him in utter dismay and said: "I´ll just move on with the rest of my life than, shall I? I am glad we had this conversation!" he looked at me like he didn´t know what to do with himself. And you know what, he went back into teh house and it seems he fixed whatever needed fixing!

 
At 5:36 AM, Blogger Minka said...

LOvely quirks! I have a phrase thing as well. They just pop into my head. I am usually not very quick witted, but occasionally I do well...
example: yesterday, overall man came to fix our phone/internet connection. He didn´t know what was wrong and after 7.000 Kr told me that there is nothing he could do! I looked at him in utter dismay and said: "I´ll just move on with the rest of my life than, shall I? I am glad we had this conversation!" he looked at me like he didn´t know what to do with himself. And you know what, he went back into teh house and it seems he fixed whatever needed fixing!

 
At 5:36 AM, Blogger Minka said...

LOvely quirks! I have a phrase thing as well. They just pop into my head. I am usually not very quick witted, but occasionally I do well...
example: yesterday, overall man came to fix our phone/internet connection. He didn´t know what was wrong and after 7.000 Kr told me that there is nothing he could do! I looked at him in utter dismay and said: "I´ll just move on with the rest of my life than, shall I? I am glad we had this conversation!" he looked at me like he didn´t know what to do with himself. And you know what, he went back into teh house and it seems he fixed whatever needed fixing!

 
At 7:02 AM, Blogger actonbell said...

Rabbit, rabbit! Those are funny quirks:) I used to have the candy corn addiction too, but it went away. Maybe it was the last sick-to-my-stomach-and-head attack that shocked me into remission?

 
At 12:36 PM, Blogger Yesrie said...

Thanks for playing :>

"Pitiful." - that would make me pitiful too, since I share 4 out of your 6. =8-O

2. Total packrat.

4. I had a giggle-fit, complete with crying, for at least 5 minutes once over one of Jay Leno's lines--probably not particularly funny to anyone else, but it just hit me right--and after 10 years or so, it's still dangerous to think about :> (I'm also the best audience in the world for even a really BAD beginner magician.)

5. "Where the HELL is my chiffon?"

5a. Yeah RIGHT. Up here it's "Hay is for horses, but better for cows. Pigs don't eat it 'cause they don't know how."

6. I was gonna get around to commenting on this point...

Yez

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger Yesrie said...

Uh oh. Will it be bad luck all month? I forgot to say

=:3 =:3

Yez

 

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