Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Bullets. And Memes.

  • I got my hair cut a la Dawn French. It looks good, but I think the fringe needs some work.
  • I've been going to the gym 5 days a week for the last three weeks. I'm gobsmacked that a. I haven't injured myself and b. that I actually enjoy it.
  • I am in love with these guys. They're like kamikaze Strunk & White. Fantastic.
  • Bruce Springsteen tickets go on sale on Saturday. I. Want. Some. I love me some Bruce.
  • If this winter doesn't end soon, I'm going to go to bed and stay there. I'm SICK of being cold.

And now, the memes.

Shannon tagged me for the Six Words meme. This is based on the Not Quite What I Had Planned memoir, put out by Smith Magazine.

Here are the rules:

1) Write your own six word memoir;
2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like;
3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere;
4) Tag at least five more blogs with links; and
5) Don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

Mostly happy, with bouts of blue.

Tagging: Sarah, daysgoby, eliza'smom, Andrea, Ree, and Josie.

And Tracey, at Green-Eyed Mama tagged me for a Seven Weird Things meme. I'm not tagging anyone for this, but if you want to play, feel free and let me know in the comments.

1. I cannot stand top sheets on a bed. If I'm sleeping in a hotel, I untuck them as soon as I get in bed. At home, I don't use them - just a duvet cover that gets washed with the bottom sheet and pillow cases.
It makes me nuts to have my feet and legs confined.

2. Since I was a child, I've had a recurring nightmare that features my old Catholic elementary school, on fire, me in a tower at said school with the bust of Shakespeare going back and forth between me and the firefighters who are waiting, with the trampoline thingy, for me to jump. It used to scare the crap out of me, now I just find it vaguely amusing. I have no idea what it means, though.

3. When I hone my chef's knife, I have to do 30 strokes on each side. It's pretty much the only thing I'm OCD about.

4. Except for maybe shutting off the lights. It infuriates me when lights are left on. I spend a lot of time muttering about it as I stalk thru rooms, snapping off switches.

5. I noticed, and pointed it out to people, when the local market changed their signs from 15 Items Or Less to 15 Items or Fewer. I am a grammar geek extraordinaire.

6. I own about 50 books about or to do with the Tudor period, including one on Lady Jane Grey that I spent $75 on. Happily.

7. I have an inordinate fondness for Rube Golberg, Heath Robinson and Edward Gorey. It might be considered a little odd, but if I ever had a separate bathroom for the children, I would get tiles with The Gashlycrumb Tinies on them. Just to keep the little twerpettes on their toes.


Jess said...

Hmmm...let me think about this one....

sandy shoes said...

No top sheet on my bed either, though I do get sick of taking the comforter out to wash the cover.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Thank you so much for playing along. This meme thing is new to me and I'm just thankful that you played along. It's nice to know that you are well. I hope it warms up for you soon! I have a book on dreams and I'll look up what your dream means. If I find anything interesing, I'll let you know. Thanks again!

elizasmom said...

How's this:
Trouble summarizing my life. More later.

I've seen this meme around — it's a cool one, but, yeah, trying to sum oneself up in 6 words is a challenge.

Curious to see your hair!

Shannon said...

Your memoir is true for many people too!

So you hone your knife 30 times. I only do it 6 times. I guess that's why it gets dull so quickly.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I did some research on your dream and this is all I could find: If you dream of escaping from a dangerous situation, for example a fire or a war, it relates to struggles and quarrels that need to be faced urgently before there are serious repercussions. To escape from a tormentor - such as a bully at your work place or school - implies that you are trying to escape stress that is building up in relation to your career and ambitions. I don't know if this helps you. It's all the info I can find for now. Thanks again for playing along.

Sharon said...

Oh God... please tell me that somebody makes Gashleycrumb Tinies tiles.

Major Bedhead said...

Tracey - bullying. Well that makes sense.

Sharon - not that I've found, but wouldn't that be fantastic!

kittenpie said...

1. I am TOTALLY the same with sheets. hate being bound up, always have.

4. Me, too. I am the light police around here.

And would those be Gashlycrumb Tilies?