10.25.2006

Tag! I'm it.

Oh, my. The lovely MotherReader, a fellow Mo-phile and non-MLSed library employee, has tagged me for the Five Interesting Things About You meme. I feel like I've been invited to sit at the popular table.

Let's see.

1. My lips don't meet. Really. I can close my mouth, of course, but there's a little teeny weeny hole right in the middle where my top and bottom lips don't match up. A fun trick at parties (though it tends to leave one open to rather filthy suggestions).

2. Once I killed a mouse by whacking it really hard with a shovel. It squished.

3. I am a terrible eater. I didn't eat pizza until I was 20, and still I am a cheese-only girl. I didn't eat oranges until I was 21. Harmless foods that normal people like -- fish; tomatoes; oatmeal, for Pete's sake -- I cannot stand, and I can't even blame it on allergies or political reasons or anything other than my own childish weird-itude. Imagine how much fun it was to have that first Easter dinner with my in-laws. (Lamb. I had to eat lamb.)

4. I judge cars and houses based on their faces. A house with no face is a blight on the neighborhood. A car with happy handles is good (see 1980s-era Ford Escort and Chevy Caprice); a car without happy handles is bad (see 1990s Ford Taurus, anything by Renault).

5. I am vaguely superstitious about numbers, especially dates. I love that my birthday adds up to 100 (or 2000, if you use all of the year digits). I picked my wedding date and my daughter's birthday (scheduled section) based partly on the pleasing symmetry of the dates.

Of course, now these don't seem interesting to me at all. I will slink back to my proper place at the band nerd/smart kid exile table . . .

P.S. Nominate your favorites for the Cybils!
P.P.S. I'm not supposed to tag someone now, am I? I don't know anyone . . . Gaak, I'm such a novice.

7 comments:

Nancy said...

I'm with you on the numbers thing.

Good post. And don't worry, if you don't tag anyone, the blog gods will not smite you.

Lady S. said...

My goodness - followed MotherReader's link over here, not knowing quite how seriously she meant 'concise' in the 'concise and often funny reviews' description! That's really impressive. Glad to see you liked The Boy Book, which is sitting on top of the nearest floor-stack.

Lady S. said...

My goodness - followed MotherReader's link over here, not knowing quite how seriously she meant 'concise' in the 'concise and often funny reviews' description! That's really impressive. Glad to see you liked The Boy Book, which is sitting on top of the nearest floor-stack.

Lady S. said...

My goodness - followed MotherReader's link over here, not knowing quite how seriously she meant 'concise' in the 'concise and often funny reviews' description! That's really impressive.

Glad to see you liked The Boy Book, which is sitting on top of the nearest floor-stack.

Lady S. said...

Oh, for pity's sake - Blogger was really being temperamental tonight and kept timing out - I promise I didn't post the previous commentLady three times! Don't think I can delete the extras either. (Sigh - spamming not a great way to make your bloggly acquaintance.) (EDA - and now it won't post this one at all.)

Lady S. said...

Oh, for pity's sake - Blogger was really being temperamental tonight and kept timing out - I promise I didn't post the previous comment three times! Don't think I can delete the extras either. (Sigh - spamming not a great way to make your bloggly acquaintance.) (EDA - and now it won't post this one at all.)

MotherReader said...

You know, Defective Yeti with his 100,000 hits a day actually responded to my tag the next day, so I feel like I got to sit at the popular table myself. It's a funny, bloggin' world out there.