Sunday, October 21, 2007

Seven and the Nagging Taggers

I've had a nice, long vacation from meme-land, but it looks like it's back to the grind. I was recently tagged simulataneously by Bubs and Write Procrastinator with a meme which forces me to tell you all seven random facts about myself that you don't already know. I will try to stick to the pop cultural format as best I can. Since my life revolves around trivial stuff, it shouldn't be a problem. Also, since I've seen this meme floating around with the theme of "seven lame facts," I will make half of the list lame tidbits and the other half awesome ones. (The awesome ones will actually only be awesome to me. They will still be lame to everyone else.) Stick around, kids, and watch me cut seven in half!

7 1/2 Peeks (into the PopEye)

1. I'm really good at making up my own lyrics to songs on the spot. I do this frequently.

2. I've probably seen Grease more than anyone on this Earth. Obviously, I have no way of knowing how many times I've actually seen it, but if I had to bet everything I own on the fact that I've seen it the most times ever, I'd feel pretty confident placing that bet. If you don't believe me, I'd be happy to act the whole thing out for you. Why don't any little theaters have people do that, like they do with The Rocky Horror Picture Show? If any do, I need to know about it.

3. I usually come up with fairly original Halloween costume ideas. My friend Angela thought my best one was the year I just wore a blue dress with devil horns and a devil tail, so I was the "Devil with the Blue Dress On." We went to a party that was thrown by a local rock station, and no one could figure it out. People kept thinking I was a Duke Blue Devil or they just assumed I wore a blue dress for no good reason. One person actually asked, "If you're a devil, why do you have a blue dress on?" Yeah, there are some slow people in the world.

3 1/2. I can draw just about anything really well, without tracing.

4. I can draw just about anything really well, without tracing, but it might take me an hour to draw one thing. And I can't just draw from memory. I have to be looking at what I'm trying to draw as a reference. Oh, and when I say "just about anything" I really only mean cartoon characters and animals.

5. When I was little, I used to tape record myself doing all kinds of dumb stuff. One thing that I vividly remember was a bit that I aptly titled, "Different Languages in Songs." I would tune into the big band/instrumental station on the radio and just tape myself singing jibberish along to the tune.

6. I've seen From Justin to Kelly twice. Neither time was accidental. It's not that I liked it, there was just nothing else on TV and I was too lazy to go do something else. In my defense though, parts of it were really hilarious. No matter that it wasn't intended to be a comedy.

7. I took piano lessons for about 7 years and now I'm lucky if I can play "Chopsticks." Yes, I kick myself in the ass every day.

The rules say I'm supposed to tag some more people, but I'm not gonna. Tagging people is lame and I'm much too awesome for that.


Malcolm: said...
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Malcolm: said...

If you ever act out "Grease", I hope you post some highlights on your blog. When you act out the role of Sandy, which of her personae do you find most difficult to portray... the "Goody Two Shoes" version or her transformation into the cigarette-puffing, leather-jacketed bad girl?

Oh yeah, I really liked the play on words of this post's title. Speaking of which, you know who's b-day is coming up right?

Artful Dodger said...

Oh good. So I'm not the only person to record themselves on tape when I was little. I pretended I was the DJ. Why I still have these tapes, I'll never know.

Anonymous said...

You're too funny. This is coming from someone who has a piano in my house and we don't know how to play it. Come on over and I'll throw on the Grease Tape and you can sernade us with Chopsticks.

pistols at dawn said...

To be fair, "Chopsticks" rocks hard enough to be two songs.

Turnbaby said...

I so identify with the piano lessons--I really want a piano again though.

AND LOL on From Justin To Kelly --are you gonna tell me you watch Lifetime movies too? ;-)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Did you totally bitch slap the lameo who didn't get your devil in the blye dress costume? Or did you just make up some new words on the spot and further bamboozle him?

Bubs said...

Oh, I get it. I'm lame, am I? Is it lame to expect total strangers to reveal facts about themselves for your own entertainment?

Don't answer those questions.

I especially like #1 and #5. When we finally meet at that inevitable blogger gathering at some point in the future, I'll ask you to compose a theme song for me on the spot. And, like you, one of my favorite toys was a reel-to-reel tape recorder that I used all the time when I was little.

LoraLoo said...

"7 and the Nagging Taggers", LMAO. I can only imagine what you might do with lyrics.

I can't believe you've actually watched that Justin and Kelly movie twice. You are too awesome for that.

cube said...

I feel as though I have gotten a glimpse into your soul...

I so totally got the Devil With The Blue Dress On & I'm musically challanged. Sheesh.

Skylers Dad said...

I think the blue devil outfit was a great idea!

Bond said...

I do the 'making up lyrics on the spot' think often...though mine tend to be a bit x-rated...
how could you be at a party for a rock station and no one get 'DWTBDO' reference...


Writeprocrastinator said...

After seeing my third episode of Saturday Night Live at the age of twelve, I taped a bit doing Swedish-style gibberish. Thank the merciful Lord for saving the ears of all of us and that that tape is now long lost.

For everyone that hasn't heard the Mitch Ryder song, you'd think they had heard of the Walter Mosley novel or the Denzel Washington movie.

I've never seen thirty seconds the Justin/Kelly movie. Now if it was "Justin and Kelly, High Noon?" I would've caught it at least four times on basic cable.

"The rules say I'm supposed to tag some more people, but I'm not gonna. Tagging people is lame and I'm much too awesome for that."

Um, you're not a student of history, are you ; )

Slave to the dogs said...

I may have to shamelessly steal that costume one day.

Zed said...

I've never see From Justin to Kelly, and you've see it TWICE. I feel like such a loser. But a HAPPY loser.

Coaster Punchman said...

I have secretly been wanting to see "From Justin to Kelly" and now you give me validation. I will have to try to see what you thought was hilarious. Shouldn't be too hard.


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