Tuesday, February 19, 2008

se7en things

CAQuincy tagged me to do the seven things meme, and THANK GOD because otherwise you people would have gotten some atrocious post about, oh I don't know, the weather?

Anyway, in case you haven't heard,The rules are as follows:
# Link to the person who tagged you
# Post the rules on your blog.
# Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
# Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
# Leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged.

So here we go . . .

1. When I was a "tween" all my little girlfriends had crushes on various member of NKOTB (if you don't know what that is, you are too young) or Johnny Depp circa 21 Jump Street. Not me though, no, I harbored a secret and intense love for Peter Jennings. Yes, the anchor of the nightly news. It's strange but true.

2. I count things. A lot. My inner-monologue sounds something like the Count from Sesame Street, except with fewer puppets and more knowledge of exactly how many stop light there are between my house and my office. 1 blinky-blinky; 2 blinkey-blinkey; 3 blinkey-blinkey, etc.

3. My mother was an alcoholic and my father a work-aholic. Thus, my mother was incapable of taking care of me, and my father was not around to take care of me. Thank god my parents had enough sense to throw me therapy and encourage me to go far a way for college. Nevertheless, I will always fight with memories of my childhood and lingering emotional damage.

4. I was not allowed to have a Barbie Doll as a kid. My mom thought that it would give me a bad body image. Good logic, except I spent 12 years yearning for a Barbie and the next 18 fighting eating disorders due to poor body image anyway. Good effort though!

5. My mom had an affair with her teaching partner when they were teaching 3rd grade. I was in their class. It was humiliating because of course, EVERYONE found out. (once again, thank goodness my parents loved me enough to know I needed therapy)

6. I danced in the 1992 Super Bowl Half-Time Show. I'm pissed I wasn't on T.V.

7. Bread is my favorite food.

And there ends another thrilling trip down meme-lane. I don't know why the meme gets such a bad rap? I like them, but I'm afraid to ask anyone to do one because everyone else hates them. Thusly, I will only specifically implore Brett to do it. (but if Tessie, Jess, Artemesia, Shauna, Amber, or JMC want to do it, I will be happy to read it!) *** Edited to add that I am a dolt for not remembering that some of you have already done this fine meme, so please forgive me and ignore my request if you have already done this here meme thingy-dingy! Merci.


Stephanie said...

I strangely count things as well. Cars, stoplights, light posts, trees. Weird.

Jess said...

I do not hate memes, at all. I would totally do this one, except I've already done it. Because that's how much I don't hate memes. See?

Also, I love bread. A lot. And I used to count my steps whenever I went anywhere. I was my own little pedometer, before they were in style.

claire said...

Oh i love bread, too. I could eat it out of the bag as a snack.

I see that you, too, use your memes as confessionals. I tend to do that, too...

You were in a Super Bowl 1/2 time show? That's pretty exciting.

JMC said...

I'll do it. I'm always game for someone else giving me a blogging topic. I've also got the four things meme going on, which I'll probably do today.

Tessie's been incommunicado the last few days. Hope she's just on a vacation or something and not sick.

Flibberty said...

Dude, Jess, I totally remember you doing this meme, so forgive my blogging transgression.

Also, JMC, I get totally worried when one of you doesn't post on your "regular schedule" too! Here's hoping Tessie is just running a marathon or something.

MR said...

umm.. while you're editing, you've got a pair of 2's. I'm sure you counted them right in your head, though.

Sounds like your parents might as well have just tied a big anchor to your leg, I hope everything turns out happily ever after for you.

Tessie said...

Dudes. I am here. No marathon, THIS TIME.

I like this meme too (I've done it too, but no worries about the tagging). Your answers are AWESOME. This is the kind of stuff I always HOPE people will say, but they never do. Instead they post about how they don't like pencils or adding machines. BO-RING.

Ok, Where Was I? said...

I like memes. When else are these random and weird things going to pop up in a post. And look at how much I know about you now!

LoriD said...

You were in her class? Oh my, that's a movie of the week, for sure.

Great meme!

Thomas said...

I always thought Peter Jennings was the most handsome of the network news anchors.

Alice said...

dude!!! #6? AWESOME!!!

i wasn't allowed to have a barbie doll either. or read "trash" like the baby sitters club or sweet valley high. or listen to NKOTB, although AT LEAST i know who they are :-)

Banana said...

I had a life sized cardboard cut out of NKOTB in my room. I am ashamed.

amber said...

I don't hate memes - I like reading about other people. Yes, I'm nosy. :)

Also, I was not impressed with NKOTB. Ever. And I'm glad they've faded into obscurity.