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Meme of Eight

August 26th, 2007

I have been tagged by the lovely Schmutzie and as everyone knows, when Schmutzie tags, people meme.

The Rules:
# Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves.
# The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed.
# At the end of the post, the player tags 8 people, posts their names, and leaves a comment on their websites to let them know that they have been tagged.

I am changing the rules a bit. Inspired by the Palinode’s True/False format, I am offering facts followed by a quiz.

Let’s have at it then, shall we?

1. I have a tooth that I hate. I’m serious. I hate this tooth. It is one of only two wisdom teeth I have. The other two are impacted and never broke through. Because I got all my teeth late, these came in after I had braces and they came in crooked. This tooth on the right hates me. It juts out toward my cheek, causing me to bite my cheek hard about weekly. A couple of times a year, I bite my cheek so hard that the teeth marks are discernible (by me) for several days.

It is:
a) dumb.
b) not dumb.

2. I am allergic to Crest toothpaste. If I use it, the roof of my mouth gets hives and itches until I take an antihistamine. Who the hell is allergic to toothpaste? I am. And that is:
a) dumb.
b) not dumb.

3. We chose to use disposable diapers on the tot (who is, by the way, taking the slowest path possible to potty training), and I became a devoted user of coupons. I will not, under any circumstances, pay full price for any diaper. That is not dumb. But, I recently discovered a really good price at Target on a package size I have never bought, and now because we are almost done with diapers, I regret not knowing about this sooner. That is:
a) frustrating.
b) dumb.
c) not dumb.
d) both a and b.

4. I am fussy about facial tissue. First, I believe it should be called tissue, not Kl**nex, in spite of the fact that I will only buy Kl**nex. That is:
a) weird.
b) dumb.
c) not dumb.
d) both a and c.

5. I refuse to own a grey or silver car. Grey and silver are like automotive camouflage. If I wanted to be hit, then yes – I’d try to blend with my surroundings so as not to be seen; however, since I am decidedly not trying to be hit, I prefer something a little less pavement-colored. That is:
a) dumb.
b) not dumb.
c) probably not based in rational thought and/or scientific measurements.

6. Though I have worn glasses since 5th grade, I have never worn contacts. Not once. I am afraid of sticking something in my eyes, and on the few occasions I have had to use eye drops, I was nearly paralyzed to get the bottle close enough to my eyes to apply the drops. That is:
a) dumb.
b) not dumb.
c) weird, considering I’m constantly digging dirt and other irritants out of my eyes.
d) both a and c.

7. I find that the perfect bad-day-and-on-top-of-it-I’ve-got-my-period food for when I’m not craving chocolate is a package of Hostess powdered sugar Donettes. Very fresh, followed by a Diet Pepsi. If you don’t understand, don’t ask because I can’t explain, but when I break down and buy those blessed Donettes only to find that they are not fresh, I get sad, and that is:
a) dumb.
b) not dumb.
c) really, really dumb, because dammit! I Am On My Period! I Am Having A Bad Day! I Need FRESH Donettes!

8. I admit that although I don’t really understand memes or why they are popular, I generally enjoy them and I always read them through to the end, when the tagged bloggers are announced, but I’m not actually going to tag anyone. That is:
a) dumb.
b) not dumb.
c) worthy of a frownie face. πŸ™

Answer Key
1. a; 2. a; 3. d; 4. d*; 5. c; 6. c; 7. c; 8. your call. If you’re reading this and want to do it, consider yourself tagged! Then, comment here and link back to the meme post, because increased traffic is usually not dumb.

*What? Are you judging me? Look at you! You are! You are judging me. Well, of course it’s weird but it is most certainly not dumb. Do you sneer at other people for acting on their desires for quality items? It’s tissue, fer cryin’ out loud. Just be glad that it’s not that sandpaper-store-brand stuff when you come over and need to blow your nose because of my cats, carpet, and dust bunnies.

6 Comments »

  1. coffeypot says

    I don’t do test anymore. But I do know what you are talking about when it comes to eye drops. Can’t do it! It takes four fat people sitting on each of my limbs and one on my chest while someone sticks a hot poker up my butt and when my eyes bulge out, Sweet Tea puts the drops in. When I go to the eye doctor for my annual eye exam, he has to put something in my eyes while my lids are closed. When I open my eyes, they are paralyzed for about 60 seconds, which gives him time to do the glaucoma test. I’m a wimp when it comes to drops in my eyes.

    August 27th, 2007 | #

  2. admin says

    Now I’m not one for story problems, but I’ll take a guess. Is it 16 fat people? Four for each limb is 4 people times 4 limbs, right?

    Gah! Math! I’d rather put eye drops in.

    August 27th, 2007 | #

  3. H.G. says

    5.

    d) “Probably because I’ve owned and driven pavement-colored cars and been in accidents where people just didn’t see me.”

    πŸ™„ :mrgreen:

    August 28th, 2007 | #

  4. coffeypot says

    Oh my God, a teacher who actually reads my papers and actually tries to understand my meaning. However, you are a woman – a married woman, no less – so you should KNOW what I mean. It is ONE fat person per limb. I’m tall, but not tall enough to accommodate four fat people on each limb. I tried that once and it took three hours for them to revive me. They say I had a good time, though.

    August 28th, 2007 | #

  5. admin says

    Coffeypot! 5! It’s 5 plus Sweet Tea! I just re-read it and it’s one person per limb PLUS the one on your torso. How did I miss that?

    I’m glad you had a good time – sorry you don’t remember it. You know, they say that happens a lot with head injuries, so maybe the hot poker wasn’t up your bum?

    HG – I only crashed one pavement-colored car. The other one I crashed was white. πŸ˜‰

    August 28th, 2007 | #

  6. KLee says

    My car is silver. But — in our defense, I really wanted blue, and they didn’t have any blue ones in stock. AND — in our climate, dark colored cars just soak up the heat like a sponge. The lighter color really has been less faint-inducing in the summertime when you get into the broiling interior. So — my car may be pavement colored, but it’s up high, so they see me coming. πŸ™‚

    I don’t like eyedrops, either. And, for someone who’s squeamish about eyes, I sure injure mine a lot. I got an infected tear duct once, and that was a hellish month.

    I’m not allergic to any toothpaste, but pizza just seems to shred the roof of mouth every time I eat it. I have no idea why that is. It does it when it’s hot, when it’s cold — when there’s different toppings…it’s weird. I also don’t stomach a lot of tomato sauce well. I get killer heartburn.

    And as far as doughnuts, if I ever just HAVE to have a doughnut, I’ll take a little side trip to the friendly neighborhood Krispy Kreme. I don’t get those often, though, ’cause that’s just like speedballing sugar. My guilty pleasure lately has been fruit smoothies. I got into a smoothie habit back in the early summer, and I still haven’t kicked the habit yet. πŸ™‚ Had a Four-Berry smoothie today after work, as a matter of fact! πŸ™‚

    August 28th, 2007 | #

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