There is some kind of meme going around where you have to list six things about yourself that frankly, nobody gives a rat's ass about (Humor me. It's margarita night and they were really [hiccup] good tonight). Nobody asked me to do this meme but when has that ever stopped me?
I have conveniently renamed this meme to the Oceanic Six meme and will list weird things about myself. For those of you that don't watch Lost, weird things always happen to the six people that "survived the plane crash and were rescued from the Island but are now back on the Island....apparently".
Anyway, so here goes. Things I'm sure you've always wanted to know about me but were smart enough not to ask:
#1. Yes. I'm a cat lover and a sucker for a sweet kitty (So why don't I have one?) I never liked cats as a child. I thought cats growled at you. My BFF at the time had to explain purring.
It was dogs. We had poodles. Hubby tells me poodles aren't really dogs. Poodles and chihuahuas; noisy squirmy rats disguised as dogs. I miss having a mutt. We have no fence and I don't want one in the house and we won't be getting a fence so there will be no mutt. I hate logic sometimes.
Dogs are excited to see you. Cats like you to think they are excited to see you but it's all an act to manipulate you to comply with their commands. If cats can kidnap the HumorBloggers mascot Chester, then we know we can't trust those growling, hair-throwing, hairball-hacking, dirt dropping, curtain-tearing, stinky-turd-dropping, SBD-farting buffoons. WOW! Did that cover it?
So that was #1. Moving on.
#2. I like Peanut Butter and Bananas (but not on a sandwich). They make a mean muffin. It must have been the ghostly visit from Elvis as he was swirling around in Purgatory. My dad also liked Peanut Butter and Bananas. I'm sure he and Elvis are getting along swell in the Great Beyond when he's not haunting my mom's house with additional attempts to stop gap any problem with duct tape and bailing wire.
#3. I walked up and down the Leaning Tower of Pisa in 1976! This was before they closed it for repairs and stabilization. I'm glad I had a good sense of balance. Mom stayed down below on a bench thinking I was crazy.
#4. I think I left some brain cells in Florida. The Mission: Space ride at Epcot scared the daylights out of me but not until I tried to leave the ride upright. I slowly walked to the exit holding on to Hubby. I've never felt so weird and disoriented. My head hurt for several hours and I kept thinking I should go lay down. I found out later that it used spinning to create centrifugal force to simulate the G-force effects (at least it did a few years ago when I went on it). Me and spinning are not friends. Six Flags had a ride called the Spindle Top. I couldn't do that one either.
#5. Hubby's Sunday school teacher when he was six turned out to be my uncle. [Insert music from the Twilight zone.]
#6. Hubby and I went to the same college and the years overlapped but we did not meet until a few years later at work.
OK. WAKE UP! It's over. Feel free to do the weird stuff meme. You can even call it the Oceanic Six meme if you want.
Puppy in towel photo: Origin unknown. It was from a well-traveled email.