Saturday, March 22, 2008

a new meme

I've been tagged by Morning Glories and Moonflowers for this meme that's been circling the blog-o-sphere....I know, I said no more posts until Easter, but I've actually been working on this post for a few days, trying to think of interesting things, heh. I'm just finishing it up tonight cuz I'm looking for distraction. I'm lonely! My favorite daughter is gone, my husband is gone. Tomorrow is Easter morning and it'll just be me and the boys going to mass and hunting eggs! We will be joining more family for dinner, so don't feel too sorry for me. :)

Here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share seven facts about yourself (some random, some weird).
3. Tag seven people by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.


1. I keep a running list of little pet peeves in my head, probably from watching too many Seinfeld episodes. Like the way Wendy's always overstuffs their bags so that the fries stick out of the top and get cold on the way home. Or the way companies now put those little foil lids over the top of all the condiment bottles for you to try and pry off without getting BBQ sauce all over the place. Or people who ride your rear end in traffic so that they can get you to move over to the other lane and they can move up five more feet to the car that was right in front of *you*. I actually waste energy stewing over these things. It's a sickness. And on a particularly hormonal day, it's enough to send me over the edge man!

2. I hate kids' books that are based on television shows and Disney movies. You know the kind, right? They form the bulk of the books in the scholastic book catalogues. They will have the title of the movie or show, like "The Wild Thornberrys" or "The Lion King", and there won't even be an author listed because no one wants to claim credit for putting a tv script down on paper. These were the books the kids would often pick out at the bookstore, and then I imposed a buying ban and told them if they wanted them they could spend their own allowance on them. No one has bought one since. Now I just need to purge the ones I have on the shelves, especially since I now also refuse to read them to anyone. They are long and boring and a total drudge to read. Twaddle, anyone?

3. Can I talk about more stuff I hate? lol...this is quite therapeutic. I hate cd's, dvd's, and cd-rom's and think they are a plot by The Man to get us to spend more money on disposable objects. We live in a world of amazing technology. I have toys made of such indestructible material they will be sitting in a landfill 800 years from now. Can they REALLY not make cd's and such out of more durable material? Now that we have three kids messing with these things pretty much every dvd, cd, and cd-rom we own is now scratched and ruined, waiting for someone to go through them, tediously try them all out, and pitch the ones scratched beyond repair, which is pretty much all of them since I've never had any luck with those "repair kits". I do, however, have video tapes such as Barney's "ABC's and 123's" that Maria got for her first birthday, and cassettes such as the Poison's "Pour Some Sugar on Me" that I got for my 14th birthday. Really. So, who thought it was a brilliant idea to replace these relatively indestructible things with fragile discs that scratch if you breathe on them wrong? That's right people...The Man.

4. I took three years of Latin in high school. What, did you not think someone who listened to hairbands could be such a nerd? It has come in surprisingly handy....quite useful if you should go to nursing school, want to start teaching your 3rd grader Latin, or play Jeopardy.

5. I love, love, love children's literature of the non-screenplay variety. My very favorite is The Velveteen Rabbit, a certain edition in particular with the most beautiful illustrations I've ever seen in a book. I love Peter Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh (pre-Disney), "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse", "The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear", Frog and Toad, The Chronicles of Narnia, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt", The Secret Garden, The Phantom many fantastic ones out there among the twaddle.

6. Most of the adult books I read are non-fiction though. This isn't because I don't like adult fiction, but it tends to suck me in and make me hide myself in a corner all day so I can read instead of doing what I need to be doing. Plus, if it's depressing at all it colors my mood and puts me in a funk the whole time I'm reading it.

7. I used to be a smoker. People are always shocked by that and say, "You don't look like a smoker," which I think is funny. I'm not really sure what it means. I think it means I'm too fat to look like a smoker. hehe. But a smoker I was, once upon a time. What's really funny is that I hated to date smokers when I was single, even though *I* was a smoker, because I always intended to quit someday and I sure didn't want to be married to a smoker, yuck! :) When John and I started dating, he was already a reformed smoker (It's like some kind of rule, if you're a nurse you very likely are a smoker or at least a former smoker. We are insuring the future of our profession). I was still smoking, which I didn't let him find out for as long as possible of course. Then when he found out, *he* started smoking again, which *really* ticked me off...nothing like that good ole double standard, right? I married him anyway, the lucky guy, and quit soon after that. John kept smoking off and on for quite a while. It's really hard to quit when you are still working with a bunch of smokers, I know. He did finally quit a couple of years ago, apparently for good. Yay, John!

I'm late with this meme, it's been making the rounds and I'll bet most people have done it already so I'm not sure who to tag! I'll tag Entropy, cuz I know she's be on a blog break for Lent, and anyone else that hasn't done it yet, leave a note in the comment box so I can read your answers! :)

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I hear you on the CDs man - that is a major peeve of mine too! And you know, you *can* tell who the smokers are. I used to work as a hostess at a very popular restaurant in college and when I asked people "smoking or no smoking" I already knew the answer before they told me. You can tell. ;)

Kelly [also a former smoker from way back in my Marine Corps days...]