Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday meme

The storm is over. Over a foot of new snow. At one point yesterday evening, there was comedy-o-rama outside our window. Every car that went into the little shopping center parking lot across the street got instantly stuck. There were 4 cars in a row that drove into the trap. It took them a good hour to get back out of the parking lot, me giggling at the spectacle. I'll try to get some pics of the new thicker white coat for tomorrow. For today, I've got a meme. I was tagged plus I'm lazy, so here goes. If you like it, consider yourself tagged as well.

The 10 Things Meme
1. When you were born, how much did you weigh?
I believe it was 7 pounds 10 ounces. Hard to believe my head weighs over twice that now.

2. What's your sugar poison?
Ice cream. That's because I love it, but don't digest it well.

3. If you had to choose between meat and cheese for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Then be specific.
Cheese. There is much more variety in cheese than meats, though I could probably live on nothing but cheese fondue and avocados. I'd miss pork products though.

4. What, in your opinion, is the worst song ever?
It's a Small World. God I hated that ride as a kid, with that stupid song blasting all the way through. I don't listen to lyrics (such a crime I know), so it really comes down to the tune, which in this case is grating and repetetive.

5. Who was your favorite teacher growing up and why?
Probably Mrs. Shandy in 6th grade. I remember her explaining "nocturnal emissions" to us and my hoping that that would never happen to me. I loved her though because she was not only honest, but she really made me learn and encouraged us to follow our dreams. She drove us to the library every two weeks, as the total class of 5 students fit into her car.

6. What personal activity, when performed in public, bothers you the most?
Probably farting on the subway. I hate that. You're trapped having to breathe the molecules of shit emitted from a stranger's anus.

7. Ok, there's a $50 bill lying on the ground. You pick it up. Dumbfounded by your incredible luck, what do you selfishly purchase?
I wouldn't selfishly purchase anything, I'd selfishly put it in the bank.

8. Do you have a recurring nightmare? If so, explain.
No, but I've had recurring dreams in the past that were unpleasant. Every few months I dream I step into the street in front of an oncoming bus. Usually just as I'm falling asleep.

9. Name one place on Earth you've never been, but vow to visit at least once.
Tokyo and Japan in general. I am fascinated by that culture and would like to marinate in it a bit.

10. You notice that question #9 wasn't really a question. You feel smart for catching such a small detail. What else can you do really well that reminds you how smart you are? Remember to leave a modest answer here. I didn't notice it wasn't a question, but it did command a response which is really the same thing.


ThatGuy said...

Okay, - reading that your 6th grade teacher explained "nocturnal emissions" to you and then encouraged you to follow your "dreams" —I think she would have been my favorite teacher too! ROFL!

CoffeeDog said...

Ok, I almost lost my coffee at this one "molecules of shit emitted from a stranger's anus."

#4 - AGREE

# 8 - I have at least 3-4 recurring dreams. The bus one just as you fall asleep sounds horrible.

#10 - Good answer.

Anonymous said...

All of your answers were honest and intelliegent. I would have been very upset in the 6th grade if my Woman teacher talked about nocturnal emissions. I'm sure one of us would have told our parents and she would have been fired.
My recurring dream is of flying in a plane that is going down and hearing everyone scream as we hit the ground. (no I've never flown on a plane)
I've never been out of the Mid-West so would like to see Florida someday. Ed

birdoparadise said...

#4: I'm with you there, Torn. My best friend and I went to WDW while in college. A rainstorm hit and we dodged into Small World for respite. What a mistake. Midway through this maddening ride, the storm knocked out the boat ride BUT NOT THE MUSIC. We were too far from the little door behind the dolls to make an escape. We sat for 45 minutes!!! listening to that "music" drill a hole in our heads. To this day, you'll get something pitched at your head if you hum a snippet of that song around my friend.

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latt├ęgirl said...

Haha. I knew I wasn't fourth.

My first thought was to lol @ "comedy-o-rama" in the parking lot. Immediately I started thinking Park-o-rama or Stuck-o-rama... now tell me quick, how many centimeters in a foot of snow?

Java said...

#6- leave it to you to bring poo into the meme somehow.

#8- that's a nightmare in my book.

RoxRocks said...

It's A Small World is annoying but Old Time Rock and Roll is the worst song ever.

Wouldn't cheese be so binding though? I mean, you'd never poop again if all you ate was cheese. And what if you became lactose intolerant? Oy. I'd stick with meat dude! Chicken, buffalo, pork, beef. It's all good!

Patricia said...

cheese, avocados and pork. oh yeah, we'd get along just fine.

you're such a saver! c'mon, a bonus 50 and you'd always put it in the bank? ugh, i need some of the restraint.

Enemy of the Republic said...

Oh, that subway one is perfect.

I don't know what I would do with the 50 bucks. That is a case of id versus superego.

Who came up with these questions? As memes go, this is a great one. But please don't tag me.

I stopped by to see how the storm affected you. Don't hate me, but it missed up and plummetted New England. But the clock ticks...

christopherc said...

A sense of humor at other's misfortune in the parking lot and a nice palate for food as well...

Wouldn't you know it you're cute, married, and in Canada. Just my luck -again.


em said...

10 made me laugh.

Lewis said...

#2 clearly explains the incessant need to blog about poo poo and such "south of the border" issues. Hope you boys are snuggled in safe and warm.

Cooper said...

"You're trapped having to breathe the molecules of shit emitted from a stranger's anus."

My friend Paul refers to this as "bum air".


bardelf said...

Oh, thank you so freakin' much for mentioning It's a Small World. Now that blasted song is stuck in my head!!!

Mark in DE said...

I agree with "thatguy"!!!

Too bad it wasn't MR. Shandy (instead of Mrs. Shandy). That could have been hot.

Mark :-)

PG said...

A combo platter fer you blogbut!

The Marunouchi Subway Line running East-toWest though Shinjuku-eki in central Tokyo smelss, as best described by Laura who mortifyingly lived on it, 'like peoples' bums" ... she were right, it do-do.

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