Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Because I was tagged...

Six Weird Things

I was tagged by Black Belt Mama, so I've got a new meme...Six weird things about me. Define weird. Would that be unique, or strange, or both? Hmmm. I don't know if I can come up with anything interesting enough for you folks, without giving away the store, (or using things that I've already used in my '100 things') but I'll try. :)
1. I hate cell phones. I hope I never have to get one. They suck.

2. My absolute hero in real life is Harriet Tubman. But one of my heroes in fiction is Scarlet O'Hara. How's that for twisted?

3. Everything in life seems to me to relate to Little House on the Prairie (unless it relates to Gone with the Wind...). The series of children's books, that is, not the stupid show. (Which I watched religiously as a child)

4. Sometimes, when I want to swear, I say "Christopher Columbus!" instead of "Jesus Christ!". Ma (see #3) would call that "Wooden Swearing", and it's just as bad. Kind of like sinning in your heart, maybe.

5. I very rarely wear lipstick, because it makes me feel like a fraud. I'm not mature enough yet. Since I turned 40 this year, I'm starting to suspect I'll never be comfortable with it. Lucky for me my lips are naturally kind of pinkish. I've been complimented on my lipstick when what I was using was chapstick.

6. I don't consider myself superstitious, but seeing an open umbrella in the house drives me nuts. Bad luck. And when I see a white horse, I make a wish. Has anyone else ever heard of that one? Sometimes I wonder if I made it up, because no-one I ask has ever heard of wishing on white horses. (If wishes were horses, beggars would ride...that just popped into my head....Sorry.)
That wasn't easy, but it was easier than I thought, once I got started. :)

I'm supposed to "tag" six people now, to do this meme on THEIR blogs, and come back and tell me in my comments section. I am a comment whore, though not a successful one, so I would do that if it would promise LOTS of comments....but I am one of those people who deletes chain letters, without regard to the safety of myself or my family, so if you want to play, consider yourself tagged. :)


blackbeltmama said...

Very interesting! I never heard of the white houses thing before. I LOVE the Christopher Columbus thing. When playing tennis the other night with my mom, she said, "Oh rats" instead of the obvious more sinister word. I think that kind of "swearing" is the most fun!

Thanks for playing!

Pony Storm's Ride said...

News item: There are a rising number of dyed-in-the wool asexuals in the U.S. today ( These, apparently, are people who simply have no interest in sex, for whatever reason, period. Otherwise they are perfectly normal.
As a healthy male,I can identify with this: all of my life I have had absolutely no interest in surfing, motorcycles, roller coasters, skydiving, playing poker, or being an astronaut. My disinterest in surfing and motorcycles, in particular, is so intense that I'd like to see organizations formed and named something like Surfing Sucks and Motorcycles are Boring.

Wendy said...

Great stuff, J - i am lmao @ the Christopher Columbus one!!!

Tracy said...

One weird thing about me: When I can't take the mind-numbing boringness of my cubicle one minute longer, I go into the bathroom (when no one else is in there) and sing showtunes at the top of my lungs to get back in touch with my creative spirit...great acoustics in there!

deepThoughts said...

I had no clue about open umbrellas. What is with that?

I love Scarlet O'Hara too - I was blown away when I read that book!

Gina said...

I am your polar opposite when it comes to lipstick.

Even when I am wearing little to no makeup, I stil feel I need lipstick.

Sounds like I might have a problem. Perhaps the makeup industry has me brainwashed.

Piece of Work said...

I LOATHE cellphones--actually, any kind of phone, but especially the cell variety. I only carry one because my husband insists for the kids' safety--but I don't know how to use the voicemail, and the chances of it being on, and me answering it, are very very slim.

Jessica said...

Although cell phones can be obnoxious, I remember the sense of security I had when I first had one on a long drive with my son (which is often because I have to meet his dad halfway every few weeks). That alone makes it worth it to me.

Oh - and Harriet Tubman is a hero of mine, too.

Tracy said...

Hi J,

It took me a while, but I finally have posted my Six Weird Things on my blog. Come visit my weirdness! :)

Have a great day,