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Six Quirky Things Meme

One Tired Ema tagged me for my very first meme! I'm probably more excited about this than I should be.

Here are the rules:
1) Link to the person that tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4) Tag at least 3 people at the end of your post and link to their blogs.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6) Let the fun begin!

Now, I take exception to the "non-important" part of this meme, as everything about me is important! But, I'll play anyway. ;-) Here are 6 quirks about me.

1. I never learned how to ride a bike. It's true. This is because I am more stubborn than my dad, and that's saying something. You see when I was younger, I had a really great Strawberry Shortcake bike, which a basket and a bell and training wheels. Well, I had a big fall and totally skinned my knee. My dad said that I needed to learn to ride without the training wheels so I would learn to balance on my own (and not depend on the training wheels). I insisted that I wasn't ready to go without them. He said the next time I got on that bike, it would be without training wheels. I never got on the bike again.

But there was this one time in 8th grade at a friends BBQ that I picked up a bike to see if I could ride it, and I did ride it around the cul-de-sac once, put it back down and never got on a bike again. So I probably could ride one, I just never really learned.

2. I don't pronounce double Ts. I was going to write that I don't pronounce them correctly, but really I don't pronounce them at all. For example, I pronounce the word "button" like "bu'on" and "mitten" like "mi'en." I say them fast, so most people don't even notice.

3. I don't believe things people tell me unless I have heard it from at least one other source, preferably two or more other sources. (I studied journalism and mass communication in grad school, and it was there I learned the term for what I do is triangulate, which is a good thing in journalism.) I don't know if this is why I'm an obsessive researcher or because of it. The thing is, if I'm not 100% sure of something, I will let people know that. But I find that a lot of people act like they are sure about something but either they aren't really sure or they are wrong. I'm not saying I'm never wrong, but when I'm wrong it's almost always when I've said I'm not 100% sure about something. BTW, this drives my husband crazy.

4. I find corny, kids jokes hysterical. You know the ones on candy wrappers or popsicle sticks or in joke books for 5 year olds. Want to know my favorite joke of all time? You really don't, but I'm going to tell you anyway: If you are an American when you go in the bathroom and you're an American when you come out of the bathroom, what are you while you are in the bathroom? European!!! I laugh every time I tell this joke. Literally. I just laughed to myself right now when I wrote it.

5. Speaking of laughing, I snort when I laugh. Not all the time, but it does sneak out, especially when I'm laughing really hard or if my nose is stuffy. Think Grace's laugh on Will and Grace. The Pumpkin snorts when she laughs too! Luckily, Londo thinks it's cute when we do it.

6. Apparently, I look remarkably similar to Melissa Gilbert. You know, Laura from Little House on the Prairie. I've been told this by complete strangers everywhere, from Tennessee to Florence, Italy. Randomly, people will stare at me and then feel the need to come up to me and say either that I look like Laura from Little House or that I look just like someone... someone famous... (to which I reply, "Laura from Little House?" or "Melissa Gilbert?" And they will say "that's it!"). Luckily, this doesn't bother me. I think she's quite lovely, so I consider it a compliment. If you click this link and scroll down, I probably look the most like her in the black and white picture under the Trivia secion or the last picture on the screen.

Oh, I've also been told I look like Renee Zellweger. It's the eyes and the smile, which are pretty similar to Melissa Gilbert's.

And there you have six non-important things/habits/quirks about me, which really were all quirks.

Now, I tag La Folle Maman at Cirque du Bebe, Becoming Mommy and Cloud from Wandering Scientist. I can't wait to read your six!


Why do cows wear bells around their necks?

Because their horns don't work.
caramama said…
Love it!!! It totally made me laugh!
-KZ said…
we like laffy taffy just because of the kiddie jokes on em. :-)

oh and not saying "tt"? that reminded me of the south park episode where the guy at the planetarium couldn't pronounce the t in that word, so he kept saying "here at the plane'arium..."
Becoming Mommy said…
what did the snail say when he rode the turtle?


And thanks for the tag! Now I'm off to think of 6 things...
ImpostorMom said…
I totally don't see the Melissa Gilbert thing. Really?

However I can totally see the Renee Zellweger thing in the eyes.
La folle maman said…
Isn't the double T missing thing a "Ballmer" or "Merlin" thing? I know my dad does it and he grew up in Baltimore. Sometimes I catch myself doing things like that with words. I'm going to post another pronunciation thing I do that's completely Baltimoron on my meme post! It drives DH crazy!

As for the tagging, I'm not sure I have enough people to tag! I'm so lame. What if you're not sure the person wants to be tagged? Should I ask first?
Cloud said…
Thanks for the tag! I'll work on six things and post sometime next week.

La Folle Maman, I don't know if I have three people to tag who haven't already been tagged by someone else. So you won't be alone in lameness if it comes to that!
I never learned to ride a bicycle either. No trauma, but my parents probably started too early, and then didn't bother to try again later!
Cara said…
Which is bigger,Mr. Bigger or Mr. Bigger's baby?

Mr. Biggers baby, because he's a little bigger.

My husband thinks this is proof I have a terrible sense of humor.
caramama said…
I love the jokes! Thanks for sharing! Londo, however, does not thank you, as he has to hear me tell them while laughing. He is not as amused as I am. hehe.
Shellie said…
Those are really fun quirk.

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