Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stylish blogger and random things

It seems I've been tagged with a little meme that goes with the "stylish blogger award". Blobby, thankfully, tagged me so I now have to write 7 things about myself, link the person who tagged me and then tag others. I don't like tagging others though so this particular chain link of the chain letter ends here.

1. When I was a kid, I went through a hamster phase. Creative naming was not my forte though and when I got two of them for Christmas, I named them Tiger and Tigger. When Tiger died, he keeled over but his heart continued beating for hours. I kept hoping he would wake up, but no. The dead never wake up.

2. In class this week, and I know this technically not about me but since I was there I'm gonna tell you about it - when I asked for new vocabulary the students had learned from the articles I had assigned, one girl said "anus". I couldn't remember any mention of anus in any of the articles I assigned so I asked her to say it again. "Anus," is what she said again. So I started to explain the defecation hole to the class. Horrified, she said, "Noooo, it means nasty or terrible." Like a good student she had looked it up. I had to walk over to her desk to see the word. Heinous. Ahhh, that explains it. Francophones have the dangedest time pronouncing those aitches. We had a good laugh at that one.

3. I haven't had a glass of milk in probably twenty years, maybe more. Milk is for babies.

4. I'm dying to go on a cruise. It's been a couple of years and I'm ready. Someone asked me where I want to go and I said, "Anywhere." It really makes no nevermind to me. I just want to go!

5. I have worked out regularly since I was 27. In a little more than a year that will make 20 years. Prior to that I was skinny but doughy.

6. I've never shaved my head. I had my scalp ripped open by a great dane when I was a kid, and I'm thinking that scar is an ugly one. Luckily, I'm not balding either.

7. This winter has me vexed. It started too soon and it snows practically every day. When it's sunny, it's too cold to go outside. If I can make a couple extra thou this year, I'm going to buy a garage door opener and pay for a service to remove the snow in front of the garage. Then no more scraping the dang windows and clearing the gall-danged snow every day.

Thanks for hanging with me today. I will try to update in the middle of the week. They are announcing a big snow storm for Wednesday which is causing me to panic already. I'm askeered of driving in the snow if I haven't already mentioned that. Really scared. Here's a little Georgie porn to close out this post. Have a great rest of the weekend.


Blobby said...

I love Georgie so. He should model...for money, or dog treats.

You might be on to something with milk. Some say it is for cell generation but as we get older, we do not need that - and it can be what continues to generate bad cells, like cancer ones. Allegedly.

rox said...

I've been kind of scared to drive lately too. Mostly because everyone I know has had an accident lately!

The Anus-Heinous story made me LOL!

Anonymous, too said...

Never shaved my head, either. It brings back bad memories of the kids whose parents were too cheap to send them to a decent barber. Instead, those kids went to the old drunk barber who charged 25 cents for a kids' cut. The results were ghastly, and more than one kid had to shave his head so he didn't look like he had mange or something.

"The Heinous Anus" sounds like a nickname for a really bad pub or greasy spoon. The kind of place the Health Department shuts on a regular basis.

In that photo, Georgie reminds me of Mr. Peabody. Would that make you his pet boy, Sherman?

Mel said...

Well, seeing as the anus can be nasty or terrible, too, I'd say you weren't too far off the mark.

Our winter was late to start - the sheep were able to keep grazing into the new year - but now we've got two feet of snow on the ground and we're heading into deep freeze for the next few days, at least. We'll see if we actually get into sub-zero on the Fahrenheit scale like they're predicting, though. This is my 6th winter in our house, and we're situated in probably the only spot in Maine that has not gone sub-zero in that time.

Mark in DE said...

With the way you feel about cold weather and snow, me thinks you should consider moving south. Canada is not known for its balmy winters. ;-)

Love the Georgie porn.

LSL said...

Does every kid go through a hamster phase? Me too, but gerbils. (You know, same/same. Almost.) Mine were named Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar, and when one would die, I'd get another and name them "Rick II" or "Pat II". Jesus.

That last line of the hamster bullet gave me a great laugh!

Paul Brownsey said...

As for "heinous"/"anus", do you know that the wife of President De Gaulle was once understood to say to the wife of the British Prime Minister that what she wanted in life was a penis?

Turned out that that was how she pronounced "happiness". Those unpronounced aitches again!

A version of the story is here:

Cameron said...

I went through a guinea pig phase at age 12. Unfortunately, I picked the worst possible combination of three: one male and two females, and before long I had FOURTEEN of the critters to deal with.

My dad was NOT happy.

CoffeeDog said...

If I were there I'd drive you around in the snow - I ain't skeered of it

Funny vocab word :-)

Jim said...

Good that you don't drink milk. Did you know that we are the ONLY species that 'cross-drinks' (my own word) milk from another species?! Ewwww!
Gotta love that Georgie.

fromsophiesview said...

Hey Georgie...Don't you think it's about time you coerced your cute papa into starting a blog for you ONLY! If I can do it then it only means one thing....You You You can do it too! ;-)

Mark My Words said...

I have never been on a cruise but would love to go one day even though I am askeered of the open water.

I am askeered of the heinous anus, too.

Rick Bettencourt said...

The heinous anus gave me a chuckle.

We're freezing down here in New England too. Enough snow!

Jess said...

Just for #3, I'm going to go have a glass of milk now! ;)

GayProf said...

Driving in the snow makes me really nervous. I grew up in the sunny Southwest, where snow melted within 24 hours of falling.

Patricia said...

I love milk and I'd cry like a baby if I didn't get to drink it. The thought of a warm cookie out of the oven without a glass of milk makes me shudder and don't even get me started on never having cereal again.

I'm happy to say that I never went through a hampster phase. They sort of creep me out.

It's weird, the older I get, the less I mind driving in the snow. But I still hate, hate, hate the 5+ months of cold.

Laverne said...

I'm like Patricia... I love milk. With cookies, in my tea, with my breakfast cereal... it's all good. I love how you justify why you don't drink it: "It's for babies."

Just say you don't like it.

that's J-O-S-H said...

You have to scrap the ice off of your windows? I think you'd just have to have Georgie stand by the car and the heavenly warmth that emits from his awesome self would melt away all the depressing snow and sleet!!

Rick said...

That Georgie is so hot. Good sit!