Friday, November 30, 2007

Getting In Under the Wire

Right back around the halfway mark of nablopomo NCH at Wannabe Urban Housewife did a very cool thing. She got tagged for a meme and instead of tagging people she knew she randomly tagged 7 people from the NaBloPoMo entrants and I was one of them. I suspect but cannot confirm that she used the ever-cool randomiser. I have to admit being intimidated by the meme but I really want to do it so I'm going to (finally) just jump in. I love the spirit of randomising the tags, too, so that's what I'll do at the end.

1- Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2- Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.
3- Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4- Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I would love to go to the Museum of Science in Boston but I'm scared of the 2 story T-Rex whose roaring teeth face the escalator, just a little too close for comfort.
2. I recently watched Dreamgirls for the first time and (spoiler alert!) when the "family" convinces Effie to stay on even though she's being replaced as the front woman because she's fat, despite the fact that she's got by far the best voice, I cried.
3. There are 2 little kids' jokes that I told over and over in HS because they made me giddy with laughter every time. The first one is "How does an elephant hide in a cherry tree?" "I don't know, how?" "He paints his toes red. Have you ever seen an elephant in a cherry tree?" "No" "See? It works." The other one is a similar sort of play on words and its about a rabbit/hare and I haven't been able to remember it for years. That makes me sad. If anyone remembers that stupid joke I used to tell too much I'd love to have it back again.
4. Also in HS when I was a in marching band a new kid was giving me a hard time and used the phrase "playing the skin flute" and I didn't know what that was and I'm still embarrassed when I think about it.
5. I used to have a 4 octave singing range.
6. I have listened to Savion Glover pee. I had to. It ended up being part of my job.
7. I once got a friend to sneak me into the newsroom at the WB11 here in NYC for the morning news when Joshua Jackson was being interviewed. I was too shy to go up and introduce myself.

I'm tagging the following folk thanks to the randomizer:
Kitty at New York Portraits
Laurie at Everything Human Resources
Jenn at Jenn's Den
Clara at Clara's Part of the World
Nicole at Nicole's Daily Photo (maybe she'll do the meme in pictures, that'd be cool)
Cynara Jane


  1. Hi.
    This greeting appears as a comment to this particular post because, well, it's your latest post.

    Apparently, blogger does not want those of us who ain't bloggerites to be able to make a proper entry below. Seems to my there used to be an "other" button which allowed me to say gerry rosser at
    Is that option gone? I'm left with having to check anonymous.

  2. Anonymous8:37 AM

    Well, hell, I forgot to click "anonymous" so now you are, apparently, referred back to my non-existent blogger blog (which, as I understand it, one can never completely delete).

  3. Thanks Gerry. I have tried to get myself heard on the subject but it's not going so well. All I've been able to find out is that Blogger has changed their template and that some bloggers are trying to get them to change it back.

    In the mean time the 2 things that might help mean more work for you either 1. if you would include your url as a signature in your comment and/or 2. you could edit your blogger profile so that somewhere in there it tells us that you have an actual current blog over at Wordpress.

    Sorry for the ick.

  4. thanks kizz!
    I have done a meme similar to this one and I trust I have many other weird things to post. Though yours don't seem all that weird.

    anyway, I look forward to browsing through your blog tonight. I love reading about other NYers!

    great meeting you.
    Stay warm, k

  5. Oh Kitty, it's kind of you to say I'm not that weird. Please stick around, I fear I'll change your mind all too soon. :)

    Thanks for playing!