Thursday, August 31, 2006

Four Things About Me

My mom’s birthday was Sunday. We made her feel all loved and stuff, got her a lamp, but I thought I’d take it a step further and actually respond to one of those meme emails that she so loves to send me. Also, on the bottom of her meme, she labeled me as the one person who wouldn’t respond. And don’t we all love to prove our mothers wrong?

Also, my kid has been sick all week. I’m tired and frazzled. Fortunately, Zane seems to be getting through this illness without a trip to the ER or a dose of Orapred. Believe me, I am grateful. But I’m also fried, so a meme really seems to fit the bill.

So without further ado…

Four Things about Me

Things you may or may not have known about me in any particular order.

Four jobs I have had in my life:

  1. Bagger at Big Bear grocery store. This chain is now defunct, but I swear it wasn’t because I insisted upon bagging heavy things on top of the bread. The worst part about the job was having to bag up frozen chicken that had partially thawed during the shopping trip. That is a smell like no other.
  2. Gymnastic teacher to preschoolers
  3. File clerk/Phone Answerer at an animal feed company
  4. Retail Specialist at a department store in the men’s collections section

(SRH just pointed out to me that I didn’t put any of my “real” jobs in the previous list. I countered that there’s nothing more real than the smell of molasses at the feed mill early in the morning).

Four movies I would watch over and over:

  1. The Lion King - I also saw it here.
  2. What’s Love Got to Do With It
  3. Coal Miner’s Daughter
  4. Purple Rain

(Apparently, I like melodramatic musicals. Not the ones other people like, mind you, but musicals none the less).

Four places I have lived:

  1. Across the street from a Dairy Queen
  2. Down the street from a Dairy Queen
  3. Two blocks away from a Dairy Queen
  4. This summer, we contemplated moving to a different part of our neighborhood – one farther away from a Dairy Queen. I couldn’t do it.

Four TV shows I watch:

  1. House Hunters – HGTV’s #1 rated show (I’m a lemming)
  2. House Hunters International (because I am ever so sophisticated)
  3. Higgly Town Heroes
  4. Little Einstein

(These last two make me want to slit my wrists in a warm bath while drinking some vodka.)

Four places I have been on vacation:

  1. Traverse City, Michigan
  2. London, England
  3. Denver, Colorado
  4. Nashville, Tennessee

Four Websites I visit daily:

  1. SRH’s blog
  2. Go Fug Yourself
  3. E Online
  4. Google – Never you mind what I’m searching for. It’s private. Private, I say. Well, unless Google is sending my search records to the current administration. In which case, they are into terrorists with a thing for celebrity gossip.

Four of my favorite foods:

  1. Steak
  2. Cherries
  3. Watermelon
  4. Fried

(For further explanation, see this post.)

Four places I would rather be right now:

  1. Asleep – it’s a state of mind, a place, a destination. I had no idea how much I loved it until I had a child who took it all away.
  2. Hiking in the woods
  3. Um, let’s make that mountainous woods
  4. Hiking to a steak house in the mountainous woods

Four foods I hate:

  1. Cheese
  2. Foods with cheese on them – except for pizza
  3. Sweet potatoes
  4. Fish

So, that’s it. Now, you are 36 facts closer to the real me – unless I did the math wrong, which is highly likely.
So now you know 37 things about me.

**Editor's Note: Clearly Blogger and I are fighting right now. Please disregard all font issues. Stupid Blogger. Don't make me leave you for some place that's not free.


nancy said...

LOL @ Dairy Queen!!!

zingerzapper said...

You left out the majority of foods that start with "C". Look at you trying to fool people into thinking you are not so picky. We all know, including that lovely mother of yours.

Anonymous said...

I hate getting these kind of e-mail, but I always get suckered into answering them. I guess someone has to step up and take one for the team.

So, I hear you have a famous husband? Being quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review is quite big. It's not the Post Gazette, but it's something. I think he feels this makes his cool quotent rise a bit. I think not. LOL

Tree Monkey

lsig said...

RE: Your font issues. I just assumed you wanted to remind us all, again, about the mutant cheese-hatred you've got going on.

Zany Mama said...

nancy -
Oh, I could wax eloquent about the peanut buster parfait. But I won't because since my last three homes have been located in such close proximity to the queen, I wouldn't want folks to think I'm obsessed.

I am most definitely picky. I wasn't trying to hide it. Rather, I was trying to show the wide range of foods that I dislike - and not just focus on the "c" foods. Those food I dislike being cheese, cinnamon, carmel, crab, crackers of graham, and a few others.

Tree Monkey-
SRH's cool quotient has always been relative. But I do think that his blog being quoted in a reputable paper of a major U.S. city (ha ha, I mean Pittsburgh)is kind of cool. Not super cool. But we take what we can get in our household.

Hey, hey red. Let's don't go throwing the "mutant" term around willy nilly. Let's reserve that for real genetic anomalies like married female trekkies.

lsig said...

Point taken. However, I prefer to think of myself as "statistically improbable."

Zany Mama said...

Yeah, well, I will send you back the first two seasons of DS-9 with a copy of the New Edition Greatest Hits cd, cause I am cool like that.