Thursday, December 18, 2008

Playing Tag While I Ideate

My fabulous Jersey girl Jen tagged me. So here, for your reading enjoyment, are seven things you might not know about me. I'm a little baffled about what to write, given that I share almost everything here--once you've admitted to pulling your favorite hair clip out of the toilet, really, how much more is left to tell? But I'll give it a try.

1. I used to have nightmares and walk in my sleep. My sister was a trooper about this, always cheerful when I'd wake her at 3am to check my closet for evil intruders. (Once, I even asked her to investigate a giant pile of laundry in the middle of my floor. Because that's what evil intruders do, right? They burrow down in the laundry...) I am happy to report that this doesn't happen anymore--either the sleep walking or letting the laundry pile high enough that someone could hide there.

2. I'm listening to a podcast right now about male/female relationships, and the speaker just said that it's now common for junior high boys to have a picture of their girlfriend, in the natural, on their cell phones. I know this is supposed to upset me. But thinking back to myself in those days--the braces, the home perm, the strange pockets of chub bursting forth all over my body without warning--I can't help but wonder if that particular picture might have curbed teen "exploration" for at least a decade? Just a thought.

3. THAT DOG has acne. Not on her face. On her leg. What creature gets leg acne???

4. Toilet paper must come up over the top of the roll. I'm fairly certain the rotation of our planet depends upon our getting this right.

5. I stopped eating wheat the week before Thanksgiving because I was tired of buying Excedrin in bulk to fend off a never ending sinus headache. It's gone pretty well so far, but WOW, there are some scary websites and blogs out there on this topic. Apparently, wheat particles lurk everywhere--even on doorknobs. I'm not sure what to make of this.

6. A little sticker on our car says we next need to get our oil changed at 59,740 miles. Which is totally amazing, given that the car only has 7,514 miles on it. THAT, my friends, is some serious oil they gave us! (Or alternatively, there's some other Toyota driver cruising around greater Boston wondering how they're 52,000 miles past due...)

7. I took this cool test last night to determine my strengths. If you're looking for a fun change of pace to get you thinking about what's possible in your life, this is well worth the $14. One of my strengths is that I'm an "ideator," which reminds me of the IBM commercial where the executives cleared all the tables out of the conference room and are lying on the floor trying "to ideate." I know the commercial was meant as a slam, but every time I see it, I think, "That would be a GREAT way to work!"

I'm asking Santa to bring me one of those cozy neck pillows for Christmas :)


Stacy said...

My cat has had acne, although it was on his chin not his leg.

Can junior high girls really be THAT stupid? I mean, I know all teen girls think they will marry their boyfriends, but that's awful lot of trust. I'd like to know how she's defining "common."

Sarakastic said...

I now have an urge to run around & change the oil stickers on people's cars, but I won't because I have self control.

Jen A. Miller said...

I'm totally with you on the toilet paper thing.

Thanks for playing along!

Sharla said...

I'm in the Toilet Rolls From The Top Club. I grew up in a house where my mother was a firm believer in pulling from the bottom. It gave me a twitch from an early age, and as soon as I moved out, I claimed the "correct" way, and breathed easier for the first time in my life. :)

Allie said...

Like Stacy, I wonder how junior high girls can be so trusting.

Liza said...

I will fix other people's toilet paper if it doesn't come out over the top(I have another friend that does the same thing).