Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Tag! I’m It

Me Me Me Meme. I’ve been tagged by Joe, of Cut The Shit fame. He has asked me to describe five weird habits about myself.

When I first received this I thought what? Me? Weird habits? Then after I picked myself off the floor following the maniacal laughing fit, I sat down and came up with 213 weird habits. They say the first step is to admit the problem. Now that I have condensed the list to a mere five, let us continue. I have included the rules below. If anyone of you want to participate feel free to do so. I am not much of a tagger, rather in this case a tagee. Thanks a bunch Joe!

1) I was raised to be afraid of doctors. (Considering the fact that my own Dad is a physician I always felt this tactic was odd.) The only time I would have to go to my pediatrician was for immunizations. All other normal childhood ailments my Dad would treat. When I was misbehaving, my Mom would threaten me with a visit to the doctor for a shot. I hated shots. It got to the point of me diving under the dining room table when Mom tried to get me to my scheduled pediatrician visits. Luckily for me, I had a wonderful doctor. He was pretty smart too, he taught me to be afraid of the nurses with the needles and not him. Brilliant!

2) If you are a solicitor, you’d be wise to not knock on my door. My home is my sanctuary. The last thing I want in an unwanted visit from a salesperson or Jehovah’s Witness. The last time I slipped and answered the door on a weekend, I was greeted by 2 persistent Jehovah’s Witnesses. They would not leave so that I could close my door. So I told them that I would be happy to listen to their spiel if they didn’t mind coming in while I sacrificed a Christian. Amazing how fast they flew down the front steps. Come to think of it, they’ve never knocked since.

3) I love verbal sparring. Spirited debates keep my brain working in high gear. Although I may push a bit too far. Recently I was expostulating with a co-worker and he finally raised his hands and stated that was the first time he was “ sodomized by words.” Ouch. I will work on that, yikes.

4) I LOATHE shopping. I may be one of the few females on the planet who don’t enjoy this ritual. This includes grocery shopping. I just did not receive this gene from my Mom. My two sisters did for sure. Perhaps I am adopted. Hmmmm.

5) I am hooked on home improvement TV shows. Specifically Trading Spaces and While You Were Out. The amount of time I spend viewing these programs one would think that I am the Queen of Do-It-Yourself. Nothing could be further from the truth. I get fantastic ideas from these shows but lack the energy to actually start a project. I would love for someone to nominate me for the While You Were Out show so I could return to a great surprise.

The first player of this game starts with the topic “five weird habits of yourself,” and people who get tagged need to write an entry about their five weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next five people to be tagged and link to their web journals. Don’t forget to leave a comment in their blog or journal that says “You have been tagged” (assuming they take comments) and tell them to read yours.

12 comments:

HotForSimon said...

I can validate the hating to shop thing...I actually got her inside Potomac Mills once...I'm still not sure if I've been forgiven...LOL

Wicked H said...

The nightmares! I still have them.

wallofdenial said...

Ok,, I admit it I watch those dam "home improvement shows" and I am not about to get up and change the whole dam house. My dad is rebuilding his house so I dont have to scew with mine to get this bug out of my butt.

Wicked H said...

wallofdenial: So this means you will assist me with my home improvement projects should I ever actually start one? A girl can dream.....

Phillip said...

Whoa, harsh words from the co-worker. Maybe that was the tactic to end the debate?

Liked the insightful list. Thanks for tagging her Joe.

wallofdenial said...

You buyin I'm flyin in your dreams,,,,,,,Yes you can dream

Joe said...

You are the BEST for being the first person to do this - of those I tagged. And your list rocked. I really did learn a lot about you just from reading these tids and bits.

I hear you on WYWO. I especially have a thing for the carpenter - Jason Cameron. I was a huge Trading Spaces fan for like two years. I would tell everyone that I was MR. Fix It cuz I figured I MUST have learned SOMETHING from watching that show. Then I tried to slip cover my couch. DISASTER. I've since stopped watching since I've realized that I'm learning nothing, but how to critique other people's hard work. haha

I've heard a rumor that if a Jehovah Witness comes to your house and it doesn't go well, they put a little notch on your door frame in a certain spot. That way when other Jehovah Witnesses come by, they see the notch and know never to visit that house again. Look at your door frame and confirm or squash this rumor for me. Will ya?

You're a great gal and I'm psyched that we're connected in this crazy blogging world of ours.

Have a great day my friend!

Wicked H said...

THAT'S what those wacky notches are on my door. And here I thought I had a termite infestation. Thanks for clearing that up Joe. Jason Cameron!!!! Yummm

This was fun! Hope Tyler is behaving.

Joe said...

The markings are real!??!!?

That shit scares.

HotForSimon said...

Are you sure the notches weren't caused by too (not-so) mildly drunk females trying to install a new lock and deadbolt?

Wicked H said...

Oh Yea....When the toggles didn't line up right, in my G&T induced stupor I thought banging on the door frame would somehow fix the problem. That's all I've learned from DIY shows.

Thank God because I'd hate to think I have to start being afraid of the JW.

Thanks for the reminder HFS. And Joe, no need to be scared now!

HotForSimon said...

I meant "TWO" up there...

((points up))