Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Seven Layers of Me

I don't get tagged with memes very often, so I am very flattered and surprised when I do. DJkirkby has tagged me with a challenge to find seven things about myself that are either interesting, weird or true. I doubt that I can come up with anything that involves all three adjectives. I may have to invent some things. Anyway, the rules state that after I link to the person who tagged me and post my seven tales of wonder, I need to tag seven other random blogs. So if anyone is in the mood to fib seven times, let me know.

I am just kidding about the threat of untruths. I will endeavor to be as completely honest as I can and I'm sure your interest will be entirely coincidental.

Firstly, I really enjoy the television show, The Office. I know this is not uncommon, but my lovely spouse is convinced that only weirdos can understand, let alone find the humor in this show. At least this is strange to one person.

Secondly, one of the things I enjoy the most about the holidays is the food. I especially enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas because our family, like many other families, serve turkey. Every family has dark meat lovers and white meat lovers. I love the turkey neck and giblets. Every year Lady Di tries to throw out the turkey heart, gizzard and liver. For me, if these item don't make it into the roaster, my meal is ruined. Growing up I had to fight my father for the turkey neck. Now I'm stronger and faster so it isn't much of a fight anymore.

Thirdly, my taste in music may be a little atypical for someone who is thirty-something. I believe that Frank Sinatra was and is the greatest singer of all time. I grew up in the 80's and do enjoy quite a lot of pop from that era, but it still takes a back seat to 1940's big band music. I really got excited when Brian Setzer formed an orchestra and did Dirty Boogie. Well, enough of that nerdisy.

Fourthly, I like to play finger games. This drives Lady Di up the wall. This is something I do when bored, nervous or want something to distract the kids from their dessert. I tell myself that these are finger exercises in case I need to make the #3 signal four different ways rapidly. (My favorite is a thumb and first two fingers) Or if I'm trapped at a Star Trek convention and need to do the four finger Vulcan salute and then move the inner two fingers together for an anti-salute. I'll bet some of you are trying it now? Anyway, if touching each finger to the thumb in various patterns will ever be useful, I will be ready. Oops! Better move on, Lady Di is showing me one of her finger exercises. (Just kidding)

Fifthly, I'm not sure if fifthly is a word or not. I really enjoy mowing the lawn. Some regard it as a chore. I see it as me time. I get to spend a full hour by myself and I get a workout too. Even if the kids try to interrupt me with some so called emergency, all I have to do is cup my hand to my ear, point to the mower and shrug. Sometimes, when the grass is too short to mow, I can fire up the mower in the backyard and just walk back and forth with it until the gas runs out.

Sixthly, is a hard word to say if you lisp. Sorry, no other factoid here.

Finally, since I'm pretty sure that seventhly is not a real word, I am bothered by mispronounced words. Although, I am not so bothered as to actually correct anyone. Some of my most spine shivering complaints include the words Warshington, car-a-mel (I say karmul), supposably and pellow(pillow). I apologize to all who use these pronunciations, but please know that it only bothers me on the inside.

Well, that's my best attempt to inform you all about me. If you've made it this far, you have earned a trip to seven other much more readable blogs. I'm sure these seven will not fail to interest, excite and titillate. I enjoy these and I'm sure you will too. Some are quite new to me and some are my staples.

I usually check on fellow Minnesotan, Father of Five, daily. Hopefully, he isn't working too much to give this a try.

Another busy blogger is Sci-Fi Dad. I don't know how he can post so much. I know he will have a lot of weird things to say.

A new blog I have been visiting is Alf. Amazingly, it is only a little bit about an alien puppet.

I've only recently found Neonalune and thought she would have an interesting list.

I've also recently started reading Marla. She did a similar tag a little while ago so I hope she can find seven more facts to share.

I've just found Samokdaddy and am curious about what he's up to all the way over there.

And lastly, and definitely not least, I'm am tagging Lady Di. I should know everything there is to know about her, but I'm very sure she has held at least seven things back from me these last twelve years.


DJ Kirkby said...

Yay, you did the tag!!! I am looking forward to reading the posts on everyone you tagged too. Nosy that way... I am having a party today on my blog come on over and join it...bring a few friends if you want.

SciFi Dad said...

If you get a chance, please email me (address in my profile).

Neonalune said...

Thanks for the tag and thinking I might have an interesting list...maybe if I think REALLY hard I can come up with something more interesting than that I like lemon and salt on my pasta or how it drives me nuts when someone says cousint instead of cousin or brefast instead of breakfast :-) Now my comments on your list:

Firstly, Who could hate The Office?? Wait well my mil hates it. I really don't want to lump your wife in with her, so I'm giving her another chance, because I'm nice like that.

Secondly, that's just gross. You and my husband would get along famously.

Thirdly, I love big band and swing, love Harry Connick Jr. Can't say I'm a huge fan of Frankie boy, but like him just fine. I mostly like really weird music, but I listen to swing a lot to get the house clean. I adore Ella and Billie though.

Fourthly, if my husband checks out one more freakin' Star Trek disc from the library I'm gonna scream. I think he's officially ruined any ability in me to even like The Next Generation, which I used to enjoy...when I was bored. I can only share in one joke with him still about Star Trek, and only because this sound bite was used in an electronica song (I think Orbit maybe) and that is "Time becomes a loop". Sometimes we just like to walk around repeating that, over and over. That's as dorky as I get.

Fifthly, Please let my husband in on this dirty little secret.

Sixthly, just say it slowly.
Seventhly, see above and add May-sure for measure.

Apparently Sixthly and Fifthly are words since firefox didn't underline them, and firefox doesn't lie.

I'll get around to the tag in a couple of days. Thanks for giving me something to go on about way too long. :-)

Marla said...

Awesome! Will do! I like your finger play one. I bet your wife was giving you a creative salute! Ha! Too funny.

I was trying to do what you were saying and am ashamed to say I don't know the Star Wars salute, or is it Star Trek. Oh, I know...I am terribly out of it.

We love the Office here too. I like shows with dry humor. I think my husband I would both be classified as "weird" too, so maybe your wife is on to something there.

I hope to check out some of the blogs you have listed here too. Thanks for putting me on your blog roll! I am honored!

ALF said...

hey, thanks for thinking of me! That's so cool!

kristi said...

Yes, my hubby loves The Office too!

Darren said...

I wish we lived closer. You could enjoy mowing my lawn too.

LittleBrownDog said...

Interesting stuff (and by the way, I really like your blog title!) I, too, like Frank Sinatra's voice. And how wonderful for your wife to have someone who actually enjoys mowing the lawn. I feel like I'm the only person in our house who notices that grass grows.

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