Friday, January 02, 2009

Betcha Didn't Know

A while back I was tagged by Geek Girl for the quirky facts meme. I've been linked for this before, but there are always more weird things to share.

Share 6 non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
Tag 6 random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Link to the person that tagged you.
Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

1. When no one is looking, I always ride my shopping cart across the parking lot at the grocery store.

2. I have sworn off pantyhose for life. I was "required" to wear them on a college trip, only to discover that the ones I'd brought were sheer black ones from high school and didn't match my dress. So I threw them away and vowed never to buy another pair. So far, so good!

3. I volunteer at the local nature center, and one of the most fun things I do is lead owl pellet dissection workshops. It's super rad.

4. When I was a kid, my mom always gave us Sprite or 7-Up when we were feeling pukey. Now I can't stand to drink either one, because they make me feel like I'm going to puke.

5. I hate rollercoasters. I want to like them, but I just can't. They nearly give me panic attacks. I like spinning rides, though, so I'll go on the Scrambler with you anytime.

6. In high school I had a goldfish named Godzilla, whom I won while trying to win a tiny little lizard in a ping pong ball toss game at a carnival. I would play Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla" for him all the time, and if I turned the stereo up too loud he'd freak out and it would look like he was head banging.

Let's see...I am going to tag Joy at A Spot of T, Ari at Beyond My Slab, Black Sheeped, Cadiz, Kerri Anne, and Daisy.

Reading:  My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman

Playing:  the Stardust soundtrack


  1. Yeah, you THINK no one is looking when you ride your grocery cart across the parking lot, but we cart folk see you doing it....

    I'v never actually worn pantyhose, thank God. Just tights, and I hear tights are way more comfy than pantyhose. Actually, sad but true fact, I've only worn a shorter than ankle length dress or skirt twice since e got Clara Bow. She doesn't understand about dresses and tends to try to take a short cut through my legs and gets tangled. Picture that, if you will.

  2. i have been anti-pantyhose since i was like six. i hope that trend never comes back.

    i thought stardust was underrated.

    thanks for the tag!

  3. For a second I thought you said you thought Stardust was OVERRATED, and I sat here looking pathetic and clutching my chest. Then I realized what you actually said and felt better ;)

  4. Ah yes. The pantyhose. I have extra long legs so I always had a really hard time finding them to fit me...back when I used to wear them. Which meant the crotch would hang down a bit. Lordy I get uncomfortable just thinking about it now. But it was mandatory when I worked so I had no choice. My daughter...who has the long legs like her mother...tells me they make pantyhose to fit every body type now. But now I would need them extra long AND extra wide. *sigh*

  5. i put up my six things today!