Thursday, May 1, 2008
Six Random Things About Me
My friend Julia, who writes mystery novels and is so funny she could star in her own sit-com, has tagged me to play Six Random Things About Me.
ONE: My dream house is the 1970's split level that Dirk Digler bought in "Boogie Nights." Or this.
TWO: I've always imagined someday I'd be a torch singer in a tight dress in front of a velvet curtain crooning "Something Cool."
THREE: My husband and I watched Gnarls Barkley tear through a ferocious "Run" on SNL last week and we had such a moment of communal "wow" that it felt like a honeymoon. Happy May Day, my dear comrade!
FOUR: The cosmetic counter saleslady said "Your bangs are perfect," and I'm embarrassed to admit how much this meant to me.
FIVE: Brace yourself, this one is really gross. I've been a vegetarian since 1985, technically an ovo-lacto-pescatarian, but lately I've been moving toward going vegan. However, the one meat (I hesitate to even call it that) I do occasionally nibble is, get this, McDonald's Chicken McNuggets. Yes, I know. I saw Supersize Me, I read Fast Food Nation, I know the original bird corpses are processed beyond all recognition, then pumped full of artificial flavors to make them resemble "chicken" again, then fried in carcinogenic trans fats. I know. But I'll still eat one on that desperate snowy day when I have no good ideas for lunch and the girls are pleading for Happy Meal toys and the indoor playplace.
SIX: The phrase "pair of pants" can break me down into uncontrollable spasms of giggles. There's a long complicated back story involving the Oklahoma City bombings -- not funny in any way, I know, but my little corner of the tragedy that became ridiculous over time was the TV interview of a man with an awful overbite who said of Timothy McVeigh, "I met him at a flea market. I shold him a pair of pants." After this, anytime I heard someone use the word "pants," I started howling to Randy, "I SHOOOOOOLD HIM a PARAPANTS!" and it's gone down in our marriage lore. Even the girls, who don't know the whole story agree that "underpants" is one of the silliest words ever invented.
I am returning the favor to some on-line friends, old and new:
Sophia Leto at Moodymommy
Susan Bearman at Two Kinds of People
Link to the person that tagged you - i.e., me.
Post the rules on your blog.
Write six random things about yourself in a blog post.
Tag six people.
Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their post.
Let the tagger know when your entry is posted.