Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Middle Name Meme

Moxie tagged me for another meme, despite my general loathing of these things. Boy, Moxie sure has a lot of uh...whattya call it...guts? Nerve? Pluck? Chutzpah? Something like that. Well, whatever. I'll play along. Sort of.

Here are the rules:

1. Post the rules before you give your answers. (I am! Calm down!)

2. List one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother's maiden name.

3. At the end of your blog post, tag one person (or blogger of another species) for each letter of your middle name. Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.

Well, my mother's maiden name is way too long, and I don't really want to give up my real middle name here. Therefore, even though BeckEye is one word, I will consider "Eye" my middle name for the purpose of this exercise.

E - I have a deep and abiding love for Eddie Vedder. He is only second to John Travolta on my must-have men list. His gorgeousness is really secondary to the real reason I love him - his talent and passion for music. His music (with God's favorite band, Pearl Jam) got me through a period in my life when I nearly gave up on music because I thought it was all going to that big, soulless mass-production factory in Hell. Until I discovered that all the good music was hiding on the Internetz (it still lives there but now everyone knows it), Pearl Jam was pretty much all I listened to for about a year and a half. As much as I love them, I never wanted to be "that fan." I need variety. I'm glad my faith was restored, but very thankful that Eddie was there for me until I came around.

Y - I'm a yinzer who drinks Yuengling. Y? Because I like it! Yay! (Actually, I can refrain from saying "yinz" now that I live in New York, but as soon as I go back to the 'Burgh, I'm right back there.)

E - I really have no idea where eye boogers come from or how to get rid of them. So, all of you people who are finding my blog by doing Google searches for things like "I have eye boogers all day long," "Why has God cursed me with these eye boogers," "They took away my driver's license because I have too many eye boogers," and "I'm going to kill myself if these eye boogers don't go away," I can't help you. I'm sure this post will only cause more of you crusty-eyed mofos to find my blog but for Pete's sake, if your eye boogers can't be easily wiped away, go see a doctor!

Now I'm supposed to tag 3 people. Hmm, I tag Michael Johns, Jason Castro and David Cook.


Scott Booker said...

Well..I am not one of the three Great male singers on Idol this season...so I wont do this...

But I am mainly not doing it because you made me feel bad about my eye booger problem. *sniff*

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Do you use the terms cruds or cruddled milk, hap, jag, jagger, nebby, neb, neb-nose, nebshit, redd up, slippy, yinz/yunz/you’uns, "punctual" whenever and possibly "positive" anymore and reversed usage of leave and let? Because Wikipedia says you do. Can you please use nebshit more often?

I shall refrain from asking your advice about my cat's eye boogers.

BeckEye said...

Scott - Sorry about that. I'm picturing you as Homer Simpson in that episode where he got laser eye surgery and his eyes completely crusted over.

Barbara - Oh my God, I say nebshit ALL THE TIME. And nebby. And I'm not even jaggin' ya. "Jagoff" is really a favorite, and it's been put into general use thanks to Michael Keaton using it in some of his movies. We all say "slippy." My Dad says "redd up," which I hate. Mainly because it reminds me of being little and him telling me to redd up all the time. I do not say things like "leave go" though. I think those are the people closer to the WV border. As for cruddled milk, I've never heard of that in my life.

I've never gotten any searches for cat eye boogers, but a lot from grossed out dog owners.

Beth said...

You forgot the key word: You're a CUTE yinzer.

Falwless said...

I can't wait to see what Jason Castro does with this meme.

Go Jason!

Scott Booker said...

That episode of the Simpsons was actually inspired by me. I used to not be ashamed to tell people that...until now! LOL

Anonymous said...

"Eye" as the middle name .....too freakin' funny!

Tootsie said...

I'm spillin' the beans....it's Ruth. Now go drink a pop and worsh yur clothes.

M@ said...

My buddy is from the Pittsburgh area and I think it's funny how culturally and linguistically you people are Midwesterners.

Thanks for that word. I will use it when I go to Pittsburgh next month for a conference.

Michael Johns said...

Hi Beckeye, I just heard about your blog and want you to know I will come over each day and lick your eye boogers from your face if you like...

Moxie said...

Oh Beck, you make me laugh. Thanks for doing the meme.


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