Thursday, January 10, 2008

57 Weird Fact Things About Me (I was double-tagged)

I don't normally respond to "tags" or "memes". In fact, I'm not exactly sure what a meme is. I think I had a meme one time when I was seven and the doctor removed it for me. However, I was "tagged" by both Scott of Honey, I Fed the Kids and Elisa of My Journey Begins Now! for the same thing on the same day. So, I'm interpreting this as some sort of special revelation. To be precise, Scott tagged me to write "5 Weird Facts about me" and Elisa tagged me for "7 Weird Things About Me." I did the divine math and came up with "57 Weird Fact Things About Me." I don't care about the "rules" of the tag. I just feel like responding to them. However, I DO think it would be interesting to hear from my pal Uvulapie and his wife Uvalapie's Girl. I'd also like to hear from scott at Java Jesus, but his blog may not be the right place to respond.

Here goes...

  1. I count my steps when I wake up and when I walk down the stairs in the morning. I have no idea why I do this, but I do.
  2. I am used by many of my friends as a telephone information service. I actually USE my cell phone's handy contact list to keep all of this information which makes it very easy to call people. Instead of emulating this behavior, my friends have chosen to harness it and take advantage of it...and, thus, me.
  3. I'm a sucker for movies, tv shows and commercials with talking pets--especially dogs.
  4. I've never been out of the country (i.e. the United States). I've looked at Mexico from the border in Southern California, but I've never stepped foot on foreign soil.
  5. I've memorized most of the movie Fletch...and Meatballs and Anchorman (which is wrong, I'm sure).
  6. I make up weird things to say in place of today's more popular colloquialisms. Sure, I slip up every now and then and say the actual word, but I'm much more famous for screaming, "Cats!!!" when someone cuts me off while driving. It just feels good to scream out something. Sometimes the things I say are not even words.
  7. There are a few people on this planet that "get" me. And I mean, they "get" to hear all of the disturbed things I come up with and they don't disown me. My wife has learned this art very well and then there are probably a handful of others.
  8. When I was a kid I wanted to be an ornithologist. I even wrote it down on my "Big Dog of the Week" interview from 7th grade.
  9. There is no # 9.
  10. When I see myself in a mirror and I'm alone (or think I'm alone) I almost always make a weird face.
  11. I sometimes sweat like a banshee dog in bed. I'm not even sure what a banshee dog is.
  12. If I happen to look up at telephone poles passing by while I'm driving or riding in a car, I feel the need to click my teeth or move my toes up and down in between the poles. This makes NO SENSE AT ALL, but I do it. In fact, there were a whole bunch of odd things like this that my in-laws all shared with each other one time at a late-night family card game. I wish I could remember all of them. Even I thought some of them bizarre...and I'm me.
  13. There are a lot of words that I find funny: robots, monkeys, grannies, cats (see #6), gravy, ninja, to name just a few. When you combine these words to make phrases or sentences, they're even better (e.g. The fighting Ninja Robot Granny Monkey Cats eat gravy to gain their super strength.).
  14. I was once a stand-in blind date because a friend of mine couldn't make it. I married her. So far, it's been a great date!

15-57. Come up with on your own or just keep reading this blog.

15 comments:

Me said...

Sounds fun. What would be even MORE fun? Him writing it about me and vice versa but I will follow zee rulesa.

Toni said...

Meatballs was a classic. I can still hear the theme song.
Blessings,
~Toni~

ClaireBoe said...

You crack me up, Doofus. I got tagged, too, so I'll be posting my meme in the next few days. I, however, am soooo normal that I can't possibly come up with 7, much less 57 weird things about myself!!! pishaw!

Um, and buddy, I hate to tell you...that counting thing in the a.m. means you're OCD. It's okay, though.

Please stop counting how many letters are in this response now. You know you want to.

eally said...

Hey thanks for playing along! Interesting tidbits! :-)

Sniz said...

It has been a great ride, hasn't it? I loved Claire's comment. I often wish I had kept a list of the things you shout out when alarmed on the road. SUGAR JETS! comes to mind. You're such a weirdo that I'm sure you had no trouble coming up with this list!

Cindy Swanson said...

Doofus, I love your sense of humor! It reminds me of my two sons, who always crack me up. I loved your comment about Sharon Hinck's picture and the coffee cup. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Cindy Swanson said...

Just wanted to add...I added you to my blogroll today, and mentioned you in my blog! I should've added that I got the inspiration to blog about "man blogs" from you!

JAM said...

If I happen to look up at telephone poles passing by while I'm driving or riding in a car, I feel the need to click my teeth or move my toes up and down in between the poles. This makes NO SENSE AT ALL, but I do it. In fact, there were a whole bunch of odd things like this that my in-laws all shared with each other one time at a late-night family card game. I wish I could remember all of them. Even I thought some of them bizarre...and I'm me.

I've always done something similar, as long as I can remember, except mine is timed to the blank spaces between white stripes on the road as I'm travelling. This takes the form of either, alternately tapping my big toes inside my shoes, once with each blank spot, or it can also manifest itself as me clenching my teeth and moving my lower jaw left and right to clack my teeth.

I also count steps. I have to have 11 cranks on the paper dispenser after washing my hands at work, because 11 is the first prime number that dispenses enough of the brown paper to dry both my hands and my face. We have a couple of rooms in our home with light switches on both sides of the room. I'll walk all the way to the far side of the room to turn off the light if that's what it takes to have the light off AND BOTH switches in the down position.

See? You might be a freak, but you're not the only one.

Scott said...

whatever JAM described is what I tried to define in my weirdo tag list.
Dang. I wanted to be special.

But not as special as you.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

weirdness, weirdness everywhere I go today in blogland.
Very giggly post though, this is a great meme for getting to know people!

Mr. E said...

Even more interesting things about you...Just in case anyone tries to tag me again; Here is a link to my 100 Things About Me Blog...(No more listing for now!)

http://menglishthoughts.blogspot.com/2007/10/100-things-about-me.html

Wani said...

OCD much? No wonder you and Iceman are friends. I don't understand you guys.... there's nothing weird about me. ehem.... well maybe one or two things.

julia said...

I've been laughing uproariously from #9 on! I love your combined sentence of your favorite weird words - a triumph.

JAN said...

You are so funny! (And strange, and weird, and unique, and....)
I really only wanted to comment because you had 13 comments and I can't stand uneven numbers. I just HAD to even them out. Does that make me weird too?

scott said...

What about "poncho" for #13? How could you leave out "poncho"?

There is nothing weird about me whatsoever. I am utterly and completely normal, thanks to the shock treatments. But I'm still trying to figure out a good way to take over my overly-philosophical blog to talk about ME for awhile.