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six weird things

This meme just keeps cropping up in my blog surfing. No one has tagged me -- but because I am avoiding diving into the pile of books I need to make a dent in before the term starts tomorrow, I'm a gonna do it anyway, which might fly in the face of the rules. Bwah. I laugh at your rules.

The Rules (which I laugh at): Each player of this game starts with the “6 weird things about you." People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says “you are tagged” in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

1) My "Senior Comprehensive Project," which was in essence a mini master's thesis that was required of every student at Allegheny College before said student could graduate, was on the medieval morality play "The Castle of Perseverance." I also wanted to stage the play itself but couldn't find anyone who would let me dig a 30' moat and set fire to a scaffold at the end of the 6 hour performance. I offer this merely as proof that I am more of a geek than you might have imagined.

2) I consume all of my "hot" beverages -- especially coffee -- at as close to room temperature as I can get them. In fact, I tend to drink my morning joe out of an extra-large mug that is only filled halfway so that it cools off more quickly.

3) I am taller than you think and, I am told, younger.

4) I hate wearing anything on my feet. If given my druthers, I'd go barefoot all of the time in the house and as frequently as possible outside. The snow and the whole paying-for-heat thing means that I'll put on slippers and socks in the winter -- but only because I *have* to. As a kid, my feet were bare unless yelled at (um, I was yelled at, not just my feet). The Diva is the exact same way, which should come as no surprise, really. As a baby, if you put footed pajamas on her, she'd spend the next several hours trying to scrape the feet off. Apple, meet tree.

5) I pull my hair out when I'm reading. Not in a frustrated way but in a keep playing with my hair way. I used to do this with my eyebrows and eyelashes, too.  It's never been extreme enough to be a full-blown psychiatric condition. Which is odd, because I'm all about the full-blown psychiatric conditions.

6) I have a reality TV problem, if by "problem," you mean "love."  I blame the first season of the Real World, which blew my college-age brain clean out of my head. (Speaking of -- it tickles me to no end that Dan Renzi is blogging)) I will admit that my taste has refined over the years; I quit watching RW during the Chicago season and won't watch anything that involves disgusting food challenges. But, still, I love a good reality show like Project Runway, Top Chef and The Amazing Race. I suspect this has to do with my other love for documentaries -- I'd rather see a good doc than a great feature -- but that is a much larger topic for another day.

As for who to tag... um... I don't know that anyone would do it who hasn't already done it. But in the spirit of the thing, I tag Snarkapus, TrishMatt,   Adam, erm...reaching....Ann Shayne and, erm, anyone else who feels inclined to do it.


Psst. I'm over at now. Eventually, I believe my Case ID/blog is going to expire.

Combine #1 with #6 and you could be on to something. Maybe add some barefoot politicians who were forced out due to scandals, toss in a drag queen, and force the slowest moat diggers to consume lukewarm coffee. :)

Karrie -- that's just genius. You should pitch it to Fox.

Following your Ann Shayne tag -- did you see that Kay will be in Andes this Sunday at 1 o'clock? Apparently there's a knitting shop there (Mercantile). Are you up for it?

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