Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Oceanic Six Meme

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.

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.

. 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.


Anonymous said...

Note to self: Don't ride the Mission:Space ride.

I rode The Raven at Holiday World (it was touted as the 'worlds longest wooden roller coaster') That thing was so jerky I think some brain cells slipped out while my head was being swung to and fro!!

Anonymous said...

I like this twist on the meme GF!

Berry good Reffie, berry berry good!

You make me laugh.


ReformingGeek said...

@Cubicle - I love roller coasters but not the wooden kind for that reason. Yikes!

@Quirky - Thank you. Um....berries. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Jean Knee said:

what? no cat?

I don't have one now either, coyotes ate my last one :(

Unknown said...

Who says we don't give a rats ass? I HAVE a rats ass if that means anything.

Very cool about the Leaning Tower.. I didn't know they used to let anyone on it. Learned something new today. YAY

The last 2 things.... very odd. especially your uncle

ReformingGeek said...

@Jean Knee - I had to give the dogs their day!

Sorry about your kitty. Those coyotes are ferocious and we have problems with them out here sometimes.

@dizzblnd - Thanks. If you have a rat's ass, I hope it's dead!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

that pic is so cute. what a pup!

Anonymous said...

That picture. It's me on Monday morning with the dark circles around the eyes - only not cute. And I pop on a brown nose to go to work.

Hey - I see on your sidebar that we're all Topless! Have you been coming by our jobs?

ReformingGeek said...

@Queen-Size - Thanks.

@Marissa - Brown noses help at work don't they?

Yeah. I've been spying on you guys. Good catch!

Anonymous said...

I love dogs but poodles do tend to look like rats with expensive hairdos.~Mary

Tracy Rambles On And On said...

First of all, before I forget to tell you (and god knows that I will forget because of my attention span being that of a gnat) I recieved my eggs on Saturday and I was thrilled!
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!
I enjoyed finding out some more things about you.
One thing I learned is that you do not have cats. I have always thought that you did as you often let is judge contests and what nots.
I would love to have a cat but since my husband and my oldest monkey had to go and be all allergic to them, I'm told that I'm not allowed to have one. Frickers.
I used to think that I liked dogs but it turns out that I really don't. I've tried several times to have dogs, little ones, big ones, some that grew to be the size of a horse, and I realized that I don't like them. I don't like them inside or outside of my house.
Inside, they shed, bark, pee on your carpet and make you gag while you clean it up, and want you to pet them while they try to slobber all over you. I could not stand any of these things.
Outside, they leave landmines that you will only step in when you're wearing new shoes and are in a hurry because you're already 15 minutes late for something.
And since I'm on a roll here, other animals I do not enjoy, inside or outside of my house, are fish (especially those that just won't die. We once had a goldfish for four years. They're only supposed to live like six months or something), ferrets (I didn't own one personally but had a boyfriend who did and that fricker stunk and pooped in my favorite purse), snakes that people have as pets inside their house on purpose, and I once dated a guy whose parents had a raccoon that lived in a cage in their living room. That thing stunk so bad! And it was highly unfriendly.
Oh, and speaking of poodles, did you see the post that I did on the poodle lady who made her poodles into "art"? Those poor dogs looked so ashamed.

United Studies said...

I am definitely a dog person...big dogs. I am not fond of things like chihuahuas...cats are cool, but I am allergic to them. I break out with an asthma attack if I spend more than 5 minutes in a room with one.

Oh, and I like peanut butter on pancakes. Is that random enough?

ReformingGeek said...

@Mary - I will admit liking standard poodles. They are big so there is no mistaking them for a rat!

@Tracy - Glad you got your eggs! I would not want a ferret or a raccoon or a squirrel or anything like that as a pet.

ReformingGeek said...

@Jacki - Peanut Butter on pancakes can be very good! Sorry to hear you are allergic to cats!

Bee (the one who muses) said...

My best friend’s sister lived across the street from this two boys and I went with her to yell at one of the boys who had taken her nephew’s ball.
The boy wasn’t there so his brother got my friends tongue lashing instead. I was 19 at the time the boy was 15 and I wouldn’t meet him until years later when he would wind up working at the same place I did. We are now married and we didn’t realize he was the boy with the big glasses and I was the girl with the short skirt until last year.

Unknown said...

My head still hurts from that ride !!!

ReformingGeek said...

@Bee - That's a cool story!

@Dani - I think mine stopped hurting when the brain cells dropped out. ;-)

Deb said...

Your husband is absolutely right. Poodles and and those little sleeze-ball chihuahuas are not dogs. Worse is if the owners of those non-dogs dress them up in clothing. Chihuahuas also make wonderful squeaky toys for real dogs.

Anonymous said...

You and your hubby met again at work!!! Naughty naughty. Thou shall not dip thy pen in company ink. LOL. Just kidding. I met my wife at work too!

ReformingGeek said...

@Deb - Absolutely!

@Constant - I was such the goody-goody!

"1.00s, 1.50s, 1.75s for the short arms. If you know what I'm talking about, you're probably old, too."

"Boomer brain fog: What was the last, middle, and first part of what you just said to me?"