Monday, June 11, 2007

8 Things Ya Dunno

Wow, this is sad. It's been so long since I blogged, I actually had to sign into Blogger just now. My own blog tool didn't recognize me. *sob!*

I finished my rewrite scenes early today, so I'll take a crack at this "Eight Things You Don't Know About Me" meme Rob and Robin have tagged me with. (Since I was twice-tagged, I reserve the right to add up to eight more at a time of my choosing.)

Here we go:


1. Like this year's Miss Michigan, I have maimouphobia*. (Also coulrophobia, but everyone knows that.)

2. Favorite song: "Inside Out" by Eve 6. Singing along to this tune is a better aerobic workout than the Stairmaster, and much easier on the knees.

3. Sometimes when I'm in the self-checkout lane at the supermarket, I pretend I'm auditioning for a job.

4. Favorite classical composer: Franz Schubert

5. I once spent the night at Eugene O'Neill's boyhood home, the setting for his Pulitzer-winning play, Long Day's Journey Into Night. Alas, I neither saw nor heard the famed ghost of his mother, wandering the halls looking for her next morphine fix.

6. Secret Celebrity Crush: Ben Stiller

7. I'm obsessive but not compulsive, mainly because I'm too lazy to follow through on most thoughts. I might be having lunch with you, and 99% of my attention is focused on what you're saying (honestly!), while the remaining 1% is thinking, "The tablecloth is crooked, the salt shaker is at a hostile angle to the sugar bowl, and I'm dying to make an Olympic rings symbol with the condensation on the bottom of my water glass." But don't worry--I won't do anything about it.

8. In my head, the alphabet still looks like this.

Now, Rob and Robin, aren't you sorry you asked?

Because the first good night's sleep in a week is beckoning, I'm going to be a Meme Buzz-kill and not officially tag eight new people. But Kathy, Catie, Cynthia, and Vivi, if you're reading this, you be tagged! Here are Robin's rules, which I'm just now reading for the first time:

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

I shall return Thursday once this draft is finished and set aside to ferment like a fine summer ale.

Mmmm....

*that's fear of monkeys, for those too lazy to skim the article

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5 Comments:

Gee thanks so much Jeri.:-) Well I been wondering what to blog about lately and you gave me something.

Posted by: Blogger Kathy at 6/11/2007 11:13 PM

Oh, it's a sad day when your tool doesn't recognize you. Luckily, Professor X is psychic!

Thanks for playing. I have a hard time reconciling #1 and #6, considering Stiller could conceivably trigger both phobias.

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 6/12/2007 10:05 AM

Oh God, Rob, you're right! Speaking of buzz-kills....

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 6/12/2007 10:57 AM

Damn! I am reading this.

Those cracked me up.

You know when I stand in supermarket lines I imagine that I did something really bad like clobbered the guy in front of me, and I enact the scene how it would play out in my head...

Sometimes it's really cool and I get caught up in it and I don't realize the guy has left and its my turn.

I did one of these meme's a few weeks ago...

Does that still count???

Here it is so you don't have to go searching for it...

Here are 8 random things about me…

1. I used to be a punk rocker when I was a teen….complete with a big blue mohawk

2. I prefer to be alone

3. I once jumped out of a moving vehicle because I felt claustrophobic

4. I want to be a screenwriter

5. My favorite letter in the alphabet is V

6. I was an honor student

7. I sleep with my socks on

8. I once wanted to be an actress (and still have dreams of doing cameos in my own films that I write and direct)

Posted by: Blogger Vivi Anna at 6/12/2007 5:07 PM

Monkeys and clowns? Can it get any worse??? I suppose if the clowns are dressed monkeys or visa versa.

Great, now I'll never get to sleep.

terri

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