Thursday, April 19, 2007

Six Weird Things

Saint Pat has tagged me with the Six Weird Things Meme. The rules state I must:

1. Reveal six weird things about myself on my blog, and
2. Tag six people to do the same.

It has been difficult to winnow-down my list to merely six weird things about me. But here are the ones that made the cut.

1. I'm afraid to walk over those open-grill grates in the sidewalk. I am absolutely certain that either (a) they are going to give way, sending me down into a cesspool or (b) some creature from the deep will rise up and bite off my legs.

2. I can scarcely bear to be the passenger in a car. I believe I'm the best driver in the universe. That, coupled with the lack of control, makes it almost impossible for me be a passenger.

3. A "marvelous" Sunday afternoon for me is to turn on the TV and watch an NFC football game while doing all my ironing. (OK. Some of you will say the fact that I even do ironing qualifies as a supremely weird thing. I recognize the validity of your observation.)

4. I do not understand why those to whom I owe money (utility company, cell provider, credit cards, etc.) insist that I actually write and mail them a check when I and they know full well that I have money in my bank account and am "good for" the payment. The drudgery of actually sitting down and paying bills is sometimes (often) more than I can bear.

5. When coming home from a trip of more than a couple of days, I'm always afraid I'll arrive to find that the house has burned down and/or one of my cats has died.

6. I have a great need for systems and routines. For example, my morning routine never varies. I am so completely on auto-pilot that sometimes I find myself walking out the door having little recollection of having showered, brushed my teeth, chosen and donned clothes, etc. Apparently, though, I do manage to do those things each day.

Alas! There are many more where those came from. But that's six.

Now … I am required to tag six more unwitting victims. Here are my selections. Caminante. MadPriest. Elizabeth. Tobias. Dylan. Suzer. Some of you may already have been tagged; if so, I apologize. But I am pressed by Saint Pat to fill my quota of six.


Blogger Suzer said...

Ahh -- I thought I might get away unscathed! Thanks, though, because I had fun listing my six things over at my blog. Hope all is well with you!

4/20/2007 10:13 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

No such luck, Suzer! And your responses are just marvelous! Towel Bar Olympics still has me crackin' up!

4/20/2007 10:23 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Are you kidding me? Six weird things? I'll try to do this on my way home from FL. This takes a great deal of work!

4/21/2007 3:01 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

My dear Elizabeth, I fully understand the difficulty of this challenge. You'll note that I said above: "It has been difficult to winnow-down my list to merely six weird things." One of the delightful things about growing older is that one can dignify one's "weird things" by terming them "eccentricities."

And a very happy birthday to you, incidentally. You didn't intend to keep it a secret, I hope. {g}

4/21/2007 6:16 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Get an online checking account at your bank - every month just go online - type in the amounts and voila - not arduousness, no stamps, no mailing.

4/22/2007 2:25 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yeah, I did that for a few months, Ann. But after they double-paid one large bill and failed to pay another (costing me a large late fee), I ditched the online bill-pay.

Yeah, I know I'm whining about my personally-inflicted catch-22.

4/22/2007 6:52 PM  
Blogger Caminante said...

I had been tagged by Pseudopiskie last week sometime so you can mosey on over to my place and see my oddities.

4/23/2007 8:30 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

My bad, Caminante. Now I see you answered the call on your blog.

I'd love to try your salsa! I'm a fool for hot and tasty salsa.

4/23/2007 11:52 PM  

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