Friday, May 4, 2007

Ten Little Factoids

Me: “Can you think of a couple interesting things about me?”

The Man: “What do you mean?”

“Well, like, Cherann got her spleen taken out and Brillig can speak four languages.”


“Yeah, that’s why I haven’t done the meme yet.”

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I was tagged by Cherann and Brillig to be interesting. Isn’t it funny how when somebody wants you to be something that’s the absolute last thing you can be??

Case in point: I was “invited” to be part of the “company fun week” planning committee. I tried to ignore it (hello! busy here!) , but got a call telling me that Big Shot Lady was waiting for me to start. I grabbed my notebook and shuffled off to the [whatever stupid motivational poster it’s named after] meeting room. As soon as I sat down, one of the women said, “Amy has GREAT ideas!”

“Oh, well! Let’s hear them!!”

“Wait…..What? Ideas on what? Who the hell are you?”

Hahaha…work, is, like, OMG! SO. Much. Fun!

The Rules (I made my own up cuz that‘s how I roll):

I will write 10 things (that randomly come to my tired mind) about myself.
I won’t tag anyone (but if you‘d like to play, get the real rules from Brill or Cherann).

1. My mom was once a collector of strange vehicles. At one time, we had an old city bus that covered the length of the back of our house. My favorite was the Excalibur Limo.

2. Last year I donated a 13 inch pony tail to Locks of Love. Then I heard bad things about them, so when I do it next year, I’m donating to Wigs for Kids.

3. Growing up, I would devour multiple books in a night. Now I can’t even finish magazine articles. I have no explanation.

4. I’m very controlling. And possessive. Somehow this doesn’t bother The Man.

5. I love shopping at thrift stores. Particularly when I was smaller and found awesome old t-shirts in the boys section. I hate dressing like everyone else.

6. I love sunflower seeds in the shell and often take them over lunch. Before “calories” existed in my life, I’d eat them for days on end.

7. I grew up on the river. Not like a beaver, but I lived in a city where three rivers met and my grandparents (who are HERE right now! Yay!) had boats docked on the river. It isn’t summer for me until I’ve been on the houseboat.

8. My company is located on a lake. My mom lives on a private lake. I live near two large lakes and pass at least ten on the way home. (It’s Minnesota, people!)

9. Despite #7 and #8, I will only swim in a pool.

10. I have the same birthday as Kristina, my SIL (It’s Sunday, yo!). My step-dad’s is the same as my sister’s. His sister’s is the same as my moms…there are more, but isn’t it creepy already?


Cherann said...

#1 I sure hope you made your mother drive you around while you sat in the back like she was your chauffeur...and told kids that you get a Ferrari when you turned 16.
#3 I think that the explanation is that you're reading blogs instead!
#10 If your b-day is this Sunday, it's the same as my bro's

exskindiver said...

happy birthday A!!!
i have not forgotten my meme assignments, btw.
have a great day tomorrow.

also, what were the names of the three rivers?

Brillig said...

First of all, VERY interesting. And funny. Darn you.

Secondly, HAPPIDY BIRTHDAY!!! What is it, the big 25? Wow. You're old. How embarrassing for you...

Thirdly, I love that you called me "Brill." It's a nickname for my pen name. Cool, yo.

Fourthly, I really didn;t think you would ever do this meme. Hahaha. And you were absolutely marvelous and apparently a LOT more interesting than you think you are. I bet The Man knows it, though.

Butrfly4404 said...

I'm glad you liked it, Brill (ha!), it was, uh, an accident. :) I was tiiiiiired! :) Although I've been known to shorten names just because I'm lazy, too.

Chesca, I emailed you. Check your junk mail. (For some reason, they think I'm spamming just because it says my name is A H - dorks.

cherann - my first car was a 1980-something ford escort with a blown motor...I never even got to drive it. It was more like her bf got deals on weird stuff and kept it at the house (we had a big yard) until he could sell it off for more. She actually used the limo for her business (she had a couple, but that was the pretty one), but as soon as she got the business rolling, the limo starting breaking in very expensive ways. It sat, broke down, in the yard for over a year after that - we hid in there to smoke and such. ;)

Thanks for the birthday wishes!!!

Sugar Kane said...

You don't give yourself enough credit. You're always interesting!

Kristina said...

Happy Birthday!

Kelly said...

Happy birthday!

Worker Mommy said...

Happy Birthday !!

What did you do to celebrate? And yes you are absolutely interesting !!

Melissavina said...

Happy Birthday! Was it yesterday??

And, having the giant bus in your yard must have been pretty fun as a kid. Now I sort of want one.

Shauna said...

Great list!
Happy Birthday!!