Thursday, December 27, 2007

Excuse Me Miss, Your Meme Is Showing

I've been tagged by Monica at Ya...About that.. with a "Seven Random Things About Me" meme! I'm quite grateful as it gives me something to blog about. There's nothing going on today; unless you'd rather hear about how I ate yet another brownie (why won't those things just be gone already?) and took a shower. The end. Funny stuff, eh? Now, coming up with 7 random things that are also interesting enough to read? Not so easy. Hopefully, you won't get a severe case of the nods while reading my random factiness (not a word). First, the obligatory posting of the meme rules:

Link to the person who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
Share 7 facts about yourself.
Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I fell asleep at a Judas Priest concert circa 1989. One would not think this possible, what with all the head banging going on. And the loudness. I think it had something to do with the tainted hot dog I consumed prior to taking my seat. It nearly killed me. And the being able to sleep through that racket was the first sign of impending doom.

2. I get very angry at inanimate objects. When I hit myself in the head while blow drying my hair; it's the hairdryers fault for being so stupid. If the liquid from a tuna can squirts onto my shirt; the can opener will hear about it in a very LOUD VOICE. If I take out the door jam with my shoulder, it isn't because I'm terribly clumsy I am; it must be because it sensed I was coming into the room and moved over a 1/4 of an inch and it will be put on notice.

3. I enjoy doing laundry. Too much. I've been known to sniff the clothes during the folding process. I nearly had a nervous breakdown when my washing machine died in October. I could not wait the two weeks for Sears to send someone out to give me an estimate; who knows how long I'd have to wait for it to be repaired! No. We had to replace it immediately. And all was right with the world. I also like my laundry detergent to smell like soap and not a meadow or a beach. And I'm suspicious of those who do. What scent are they trying to disguise?

4. I love cereal. I mean I LOOOOVE cereal. Hot or cold. I will eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I will skip a for real dinner just to have cereal. I'm sure that whenever I go in for a check up, the doctor will be alarmed at my elevated levels of riboflavin. My mother cannot comprehend why I would order oatmeal in a restaurant. Are you kidding? Have you seen the portions? Oh lawdy!

5. I'm somewhat claustrophobic. And for this reason I will never learn to scuba dive or go spelunking. It sounds like hell. In my version of hell there is wind (why? because I really despise wind), snorkels, oxygen tanks, weight belts, and dark caves. And I will be there with mussed hair, a spec of debris in my eye, breathing through a mouthpiece, with the bends; in the dark.

6. I have this very bad habit of putting off the need to eat until my blood sugar drops to dangerous levels and causes extreme bitchiness. When I get hungry, I have to eat within a few minutes or everyone around me will pay. Possibly with their lives. Mr. Farklepants will tell you the importance of getting me some sustenance. I've come this close to eating one of our kids. A couple of times.

7. I do not like to be woken up in the middle of the night. If I'm asleep you better have a damn good reason for rousing me. I'm so not cool after midnight.

Now for the tagging. You can run but you cannot hide.
Madame Queen at Madame Queen
Karen at The Rocking Pony
ALF at I Shot A Man In Reno
Mrs. G at Derfwad Manor
Badness Jones

I know that's only 5 of you but I didn't want to tag people that I just recently tagged. I don't want to be that pest that people avoid when they see you coming.


HRH said...

I can't pass up oatmeal at a restaurant either...sometimes it comes with fresh fruit, brown sugar, nuts, raisins and a little pitcher of milk--HEAVEN!

Karen said...

It's funny how much you have in common with total strangers, isn't it? Claustrophobia struck with one of my pregnancies and never went away. Cuddling in bed is no longer an option. And awakening me at night is a fate worse than cleaning up your own vomit. Ask my kids.

Dad Stuff said...

That's funny, I thought tuna only squirted at me.
My wife is same way with cereal. She hasn't ordered it at a restaurant yet, but probably will soon.
My great aunt's nickname is Fern Farkle. Maybe you're related.
Great post.

JCK said...

This was good random, Tootsie. Spelunking sounds like hell to me, too. And I thought I was the only one who bludgeons myself with a blow dryer??

Mrs. G. said...

You fell asleep at a Judas Priest concert. I don't want to cast any aspersions on the Farklepants' good name but Mrs. G. thinks Tootsie must have been smoking the Nyquil.

Thanks for the tag. I am several behind so I will fill this in the order it was received.

I love cereal too. I am currently shacking up with Special K with berries.

seachange said...

I just finished my breakfast- cereal of course. Uncle Sam's w/ peanuts, walnuts and raisins on top. :-)

I, too will skip dinner to eat ceral around 9:00 pm.

THE MOM BOMB said...

I've got a five-foot high pile of laundry with your name on it, lady. Move in with us and you can be our laundry slave.

Badness Jones said...

OH Tootsie! Come and do my laundry! Do you like to fold and put away? Because that part is our downfall!

Monica said...

Fun fun meme! Thanks for participating. I too have a borderline hypoglycemia condition where I've had to suddenly pull my car over and shove anything resembling food into my mouth whilst shaking and sweating and nearly passing out. It's fun! And the angst... oh that anyone should ever meet up with that dark side of my ravenous moments.