Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Meme: 6 Weird Things About Me

Okay, since I continue to labor over my yet-to-be finished streak of worthwhile posts in draft, I give you this meme: 6 Weird Things About Me, brought to you compliments of Katrina at Callapidder Days! The funny thing about reading this meme is realizing everyone has their hangups. It's fun to see what everyone has to say about themselves.

1. I don't like to make decisions, especially on mundane things like where to eat. Really, I don't. If we're going out to dinner, I will tell you what I absolutely don't like, and that's not saying much. I don't know if it's because I really don't have a preference or because I don't want to offend someone. I'm pretty sure it's the first. I mean - there's sure to be something on some menu somewhere I'm sure to like. And if I absolutely hate the place - well, what'd I lose - $15 bucks maybe? And most likely there's sure to be another meal tomorrow so it's not like each dining experience has to be "the one." Therefore it's not something I want to waste my energy on. You decide. I'll be there!
2. I love to watch football. I watched all four playoff games this past weekend. I've love watching football, both college and pro, since I was a little girl. The one rule at our house was only ask questions during commercials. But during commercials, I plied my dad with questions and learned much about the game. I've followed some players since their college days when I was in high school and college and now they're coaches and announcers! I used to be able to tell you who was coaching every NFL team. I've only been to one NFL game though and that's fine with me - I'd much rather watch it on TV.
3. I think I've mentioned this on my 100 Things About Me post which I'm sure you've all memorized by now. Nevertheless, it's worth nothing again here - I've never been in the hospital or even broken a bone. Therefore I'm extremely afraid of such an experience. My husband would think it wonderful though, because he loves hospital cafeteria food. So my being in the hospital would be a blessing to him? Well not really, but he'd probably enjoy the food nevertheless!
4. I don't know if it's weird or not but I read really fast. I took a speed-reading course in college for the easy credit and on the first day, read 1200 words per minute. By the end of the course, I was reading 1800-2000 words per minute. It came in handy for all the history classes I took. I guess I was retaining it well enough because I usually got A's.
5. I hate underwater life. Little pretty tropical fish in aquariums are the exception. When I was a senior we went to Sea World in Florida on our senior trip and one show was a movie where you needed to wear those 3-D glasses. I closed my eyes and crumpled those cardboard glasses in my hands and tried to think of happier things like painting and Ireland and what pranks we were going to play on the boys that night. I hate pictures of octupus, eels, squid - all that stuff. Absolutely freaks me out. Oh and those ugly fish in pet stores that stare at you with eyes on either side of their body while they move those weird jaws.
6. I never saw the Wizard of Oz until I was 21 years old. And to this day, I hate that movie. Which is unfortunate, because it's my husband's favorite. That and Starship Troopers. I bought him the Wizard of Oz for Christmas this year and like a good wife, will probably watch it with him. You couldn't pay me to pay good money for Starship Troopers though. Ugh.
That's it. Not too weird, huh? But what about you? So I'm tagging Stacy, Gail, Kelli at A Spacious Place, and whoever else wants to reveal their foibles and idiosyncrasies! And like everyone else said, if you don't have time or want to participate - no pressure here!


Jennifer said...

I'm sort of the same way about choosing a place for dinner, and my hubby gets mad, because he wants me to choose. . . . But I do tell him what doesn't sound good. . . .

Amanda got Wizard of Oz for Christmas, too! She saw it for the first time this fall and loved it.

Carrie K. said...

My husband took my kids swimming Saturday night so I could watch the Seahawks/Dallas game uninterrupted. I love football - and being a lifelong Washingtonian, I'm a diehard Seahawks fan. Last year's Super Bowl - well, don't get me started!

Oh, and I'm absolutely terrified of aquariums - the kind you walk underneath and the fish are swimming all around you. Never again.

Eileen said...

I love #2!!! I am a die-hard football fan too - okay when I was a little girl I could give a hoot, but for the last 17 years or so I've been a football NUT. It's embarrassing sometimes admitting how much I love it, can't make plans during the playoffs, etc. I'm in Wisconsin so a diehard Packer fan. I love the draft. My sister and I have made a party out of draft day several times (kind of hard now that I have 2 little girls but hope to do it again soon, maybe this year?) I love listening to football talk radio.

I also HATE The Wizard of Oz! It freaks me out. I'm always so afraid for Toto even though I know he's okay in the end. :-)

I am laughing so hard at #5.

Not sure where I found your blog, I plan to read more. Come visit mine if you get a chance!

gail said...

Well at least you've SEEN Wizard of Oz, which is more than I can say for Stacy! That movie has so much in it that mostly adults would get, give it another chance!

I actually got this tag before Christmas and did it but don't think anyone saw it....maybe I'll repost it some way!

Fun to read Dianne!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Loved reading this! I love that you love football, I don't always find a lot of women who like to watch. I've learned over the years with my hubby :)

I've never broken a bone and only been in the hospital once. It was awful. I don't ever want to go back :(

Never seen the Wizard of Oz and I NEVER WILL! I put this in my weird things meme I did late last year. I think it's one of the oddest things about me, people are ALWAYS dumbfounded that I've never seen it. And then when I refuse, they get offended or something!

OK, now, you wanna go to lunch?! :)

Have a great day!

Laura said...

Aah, I thought I was the only one who hated Starship Troopers! Lol.

Susanne said...

We watched the OSU and Florida game, me and my girl. Tons of fun especially because she was rooting for one team and me the other. Moi got to rub it in a bit with her which is always a good time! :vD

These are not so terribly weird, Dianne. I don't like Wizard of Oz either.

Katrina said...

I enjoyed reading your answers! I'm like you on decisions, and as for the hospital - I've only been in there to have kids. Camden was traumatized by the Wizard of Oz at a young age, and has refused to watch it ever since. So although we own it, it never gets watched. :)

gail said...

I sort of did this again! Used some of the ones from before but got it done!

Barb said...

Lucky you that you've never been in a hospital. You have no idea what you're not missing!

And I know this is unamerican, but I completely hate the Wizard of Oz. That movie just gags me. I can't even stand the music from it.