Wednesday, April 19, 2006

TAGGED! Again!

Me, the brunette and Meg (as in Aunty Meg the Cleaning Natzi and Sky Waitress), having had one too many drinks and waay too good a time on New Year's Eve.

ACK! I got tagged again!! This time I only have to tell you 6 weird things about myself, and then I have to tag others.

So here it is: 6 things you probably never wanted to know about me!

1. I have 2 major pet peeves. The first is girls/women who wear chipping peeling cracked nail polish and don't either take it off or fix it. It just looks trashy & tacky. It says "I don't pay attention to detail, and I am lax in my grooming habits". If you can't be bothered with so trivial a detail, either don't wear it or stick to clear. This goes for both fingers and toes. The second one is a biggie: people who can't use the English language correctly. I'm not talking about the foreign tourist or immigrant that has made an effort and is doing the best that they can. I'm talking about people born and raised here who say things like "I don't got none." People using double negatives, incorrect prepositions, and improper tense just drives me up the wall. I have actually corrected complete strangers out in public.

2. I am a serious "mellow mouth". The red sauce at Del Taco is as far as I go. There are no red pepper flakes, chili peppers of any kind or bottles of Tabasco in my house. I think it started when I was 3: my dad was eating a quesadilla and I asked for a bite. He examined it closely, selected a spot, and told me to bite right there. Right there was a huge pool of Tabasco. I screamed in pain for 10 minutes. My father laughed his ass off. My mother almost killed him. Ever since then, no spicy food.

3. I am afraid of heights. I can climb up a ladder/sttep staircase/big rock, but I start getting nervous near the top and coming down is always a problem for me. I bought Jeff a hot air balloon ride for his birthdayone year, and I did go with him, but I had a death grip on the basket the whole time. You will never see me skydive or bungee jump.

4. I'm a movie person. I don't watch much TV, but I love movies. Especially musicals, comedies and B rated monster/sci-fi/horror flicks from the 50's-70' know...the MST3K kind. I'm the sort of annoying person who quotes lines from movies. Jeff is this way too, and it makes us a lethal team at Taboo. As I am falling asleep at night, I replay movies in my mind and it lulls me into dreamland. We have well over 300 DVD's in our house.

5. I grind my teeth when I sleep. I guess I'm getting better as I get older, but it's so loud that when I was younger I used to wake my Mom up in the next room. I had to wear a (very expensive) custom resin mouth piece to bed for years...and I actually ground so hard that I shattered 3 of them. Jeff has performed experiments on me in the night, and says that if I'm in "grinding mode" it's movement that triggers it- like if he rolls over or one of the cats jumps on the bed.

6. I was on "The Dating Game". Yep, it's true. I was 16. My friends Derek and Loren went in to audition and they listed me on a page of their application as a potential candidate. I auditioned and got on! I was Bachelorette #3...and I won! My date's name was Russ Selwyn and he was from Montana. Not my type, and I don't think I was his either. We went to NY City. Russ took off to go see some relatives on Long Island, and our chaperone, Lisa, gave me her friend's ID and we went club hopping.

Ok, now I have to brutalize 6 more of you out there...hmmmm...




Donna (aka Becca)



Here are the rules:
1) Now you list 6 weird facts about yourself and post them on your blog and in my comments section. Then tag 6 more people.
2) Leave a comment in their comments section telling them they are tagged and to go to your blog.
Have Fun!!


Donna said...

There are so many more to tell but here are the first six that come to mind:

1. My number one pet peeve is telemarketers. I thought the no-call list would end my misery but it seems companies who you’ve done prior business with are “allowed” to market to you this annoying way. Maybe it’s their special way of saying thanks for your prior business? If I’m not in a hurry to do something else, I love to screw with telemarketers. I’ll say “Uh huh” constantly while they do their shpeil and when they get to the end, I’ll say: “I’m sorry, can you please repeat that” or I’ll pretend to misunderstand that the service they’re so enthusiastically offering isn’t free. Once I actually asked if I could put them on speaker phone so I could have both hands free to finish cutting up the body (I was really in the middle of making a smoothie for my 11 year old son so I put the phone next to the blender and pressed the “puree” button while my son screamed in the background).

2.I put a personal ad on the internet in 2000 and got more than 300 replies. Only 1% were potential “keepers”. My husband was one of them and I still pinch myself every day that I’m married to such an amazing man. We exchanged more than 100 email before meeting in person and I never saw his picture until just before that first meeting.

3. I was a three month preemie.

4. I love black licorice. I keep a bag of Good & Plenty in the car in the summer and let it get hot and soft so I can munch it until I’m driving around in a sugar induced coma.

5. My fingernails naturally grow in a French manicure. I don’t know how I got so lucky.

6. I hate chain letters because I’m just a little bit superstitious. I resent having to worry about my luck after a friend sends me a joke with a promise that something good will happen if I forward it to 20 of my best friends. So, even though there’s no promise of good (or bad) luck if I don’t tag 6 of my buddies, I’m not gonna do it. I will post it on the MSN Adopting From China forum though!

One Lucky Mom said...

Man, thanks, I think. I'm going to have to think about this. And I don't know if I follow six blogs that haven't already been tagged!

Aimee said...

You are sooo lying. The Dating Game...that rocks! My dream has been to go on T.P.I.R. I want to wear a shirt that says "I neutered my dog, just for you Bob.

The Price is Right...just incase you weren't as big of a fan.

elizabeth said...

OK I will give this a shot...

1. my number one pet peeve is, well I have a lot of pet peeves so I am going to list a few...

-People who call me and start talking without identifying themselves. We had this guy working on our house and he would call and I'd have no idea who the hell he was and he'd get bent out of shape when I'd say, " Uh, who is this?"

-Muffin tops- The fat that spills over the top of low-rise jeans. Come on girls! It doesn't look good!

-Paris Hilton- I saw her one day walking down the street near my gym and I was so embarassed for her- she looked ridiculous. I had to avert my eyes.

2. I was 22 years old and working in a store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. I was close to being engaged to an artist/model. I answered the phone and this guy asked about a hand held computer. I told him we just got it in and I was unpacking it as we speak. He said, " Don't sell it. Don't move. My brother and I are on our way over". I replied, " Uh oh. Sounds like I am in trouble". He replied, " You are in BIG trouble". I hung up the phone, turned to my co-worker and said, " I just spoke to the man I am going to marry". She thought I was nuts. My husband came in and his brother hit on me so hard my air bags went off. 14 years later his brother still hates me because I picked his little brother over him. The poor guy I was living with. I kicked him out the very night I met my husband on the phone and a few years later the guy ended up robbing the store I worked at and went to jail.

3. I rescue sick animals. I have 3 pugs. I have a blind one with 3/4 of a kidney. Another blind one. A puppy who almost died from pneumonia twice before the age of 6 months. I once had a diabetic pug who needed a pacemaker and we gave her one. Another who died one year ago today who was 14 years old when I adopted him. I had him 1.5 years.

4. I only wear black. I don't own a single piece of clothing that isn't black. I wore a red t-shirt on Gotcha Day and seriously want to photoshop it black in the photos and video we took that day.

5. my favorite food is fried clams and when I visit the east coast I eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner the entire vacation.

6. I used to be a Ford model and you have probably seen my photo on signs at Kmart and Target- my two biggest jobs.

I can't post this on my blog because too many family members read it and it will cause trouble with my brother in law!

Shana said...
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Shana said...

1. My natural hair color is blonde (I dye it dark brown)-

2. The film of me being born has been shown on TV over 50 times (and at many Bradley childbirth classes)-

3. When I was 19, I was bitten by Lisa Marie Presley's dog-

4. I am considered a genius with an IQ of 159 (believe it or not!)

5. I don't work out (but I can do the splits!)

6. I dated Ron Goldman when I was 20 (the one OJ killed)

(Still not sure if we'll be in town on June 10th- :)) Happy Referral Anniversary tomorrow!
shana :)