Friday, December 29, 2006

Tagged Again!

A wicked friend tagged me for this 'Six Weird Things' meme. Thought I'd skated on this one, but JG, well, she got me. Here are the rules:
“THE RULES:Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.’ People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.”
1) If the phone rings while I'm sitting at the computer, I jump. Every time. Weird but true. This is somehow related to my semi-phobia about the phone. I don't mind calling people, friends and repair people, etc., but I don't like to stay on the phone for long. I'd much rather email than call, which leads to being 6 months overdue with courtesy/duty calls. Also related: I spend less than $100 per year - that's right, *per year* - on my cellphone. Virgin Mobile has a great, cheap plan for infrequent callers.

2) I don't like having water in my face. This means that nearly all of my time in the shower is done facing away from the shower head. It also made having to learn to swim in high school really awful.

3) I love pretty stationery but I forget to use it. Pretty paper, cute designs, note pads, letter size, see-through vellum envelopes, rich heavy paper, you name it; I love it. Then I put it carefully away and forget to use it. So most of my snail mail is done on those free cards you get from the umpteen charities.

4) I'm afraid of even mildly aggressive dogs (unless they're pretty small). And the rascals know this instantly. Dogs who will ignore other people get all barky when I show up.

5) I was born clumsy and it gets worse as time goes by. I can bump into, catch myself on or trip over nearly anything. I often have bruises but have no recollection of hitting myself on something. Oddly, I don't cut myself often. If food can possibly fall off my fork or spoon, it will, especially if I'm wearing white. This is an as-yet-unrecognized but congenital condition, and I'm looking for others to set up a National Foundation and studies of how to cure it.

6) There's an invisible sign over my head that says "Information Here." People will cross the street or pass up other people closer to them, and come ask me for directions, the nearest telephone or whatever. This works everywhere, even when I'm a tourist myself.

OK. I'm tagging Enid, Kim, Libby, LisaW, Cate and Jayne.


enid said...

Thanks for the tag. But I've already done this one.

jayne said...

I had a good laugh at some of these. I share several of them. I am scared of nearly all dogs, and they always seem to know. And I hate being licked by them, and they always seem to know that too. I got badly hurt by a dog once when I was a newspaper carrier, and I am terribly allergic to them too. They always know.

I am also clumsy in the way you've described; I startle easily, and I have some kind of welcoming beacon over my head that I can't shut off for anything.

Now I REALLY want to meet you! :)

Life's a Stitch said...

I do the same thing with nice paper and pens. I have quite a collection of rolling ball pens that I never use, but can't part with.