bet ya didn't know that about me

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I was tagged by one of my new favorite daily blog reads tipptalk from a[tipp]ical thoughts to do the six-truths meme.

question though, what exactly is a meme? for real. i mean where in the world did that word come from?? i don't get it

so the rules are:

* link to the person that tagged you.
* post the rules on your blog.
* share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
* tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
* let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

here goes...

1. i'm blind. like really blind. my eye prescription is -10.75 in my right eye and -9.75 in my left. plus i have an astigmatism. thank god for contacts. although they are over $400 for a pack. also, it doesn't matter how cute my prada frames are when you have a prescription that high nothing looks good with those coke bottle lenses in them.

2. i'm a picker. i LOVE to pick things. oh, your shoulders are peeling? let me help you with that. you have a zit on your back, hand me a kleenex and your problem is solved. i used to literally pin my sissy down when we were younger and pick her. i feel bad for my future children

3. random people trust me. i don't know if it is my face, or my aura. but random people tell me all sorts of things about themselves. their problems, things going on in their lives or even if they have a wart on their ass. too much information! once i was at a convenience store buying a pack of smokes and a lady literally asked me to hold her baby!! who hands their baby off to a stranger. for real.

4. i am freakishly good at all trivia games. i was undefeated in scene it until i got cocky and let two people play vs just me. but we'll count that as an exception to the normal game play. so if it has to do with entertainment or anything pop culture i am your girl. i don't know where i store all this very important info but it is there. quiz me, i dare you.

5. i failed physics in college 2 times and finally passed with a D the third time. i have no idea why UD required physics for my public relations degree but they did. and it was WAY over my mental capacity. although in their defense it probably would have helped if i went to class more than on just test days.

6. i have never had a boyfriend. EVER. do i think that is weird? hell to the yes. but in my defense it hasn't always been due to lack of offers. i openly admit to having trust issues with men. but only men who have a more than friendly interest in me, ("who me? you like me? nah... how about my friend ______ you guys would be perfect!"). many a therapist has tried to figure out why i'm so closed off to no avail. maybe i'm just beyond picky and don't think half the boys out there are worthy of me (sweet rationalization, lex). i'll just keep telling myself that as i attend another season of weddings dateless. le sigh.

so that's it! hope you all learned something.

and i'm tagging every single of my favorite bloggers. if you wanna do the meme do it, because you know i'll read and enjoy it : )


  1. I'm minus 10.25 in both eyes. Um, yeah, I hate my parents.

    I challenge you to trivia game. Now!

  2. Meme is french for "same". Not sure how that applies, just thought I would mention it!
    From Wiki: A meme consists of any cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances and moods and terms such as race, culture, and ethnicity

    Or: At its most basic, an Internet meme is simply the propagation of a digital file or hyperlink from one person to others using methods available through the Internet.

    That's all.

  3. Despite the craziness that was Cris for 10 years - I've only had one boyfriend - his name is Javier. I could count Marlon from back in the day, but we were tres young and tres stupid.

    also? I'm a picker too.


  4. The last class required for my associates degree was geology. I tried three times and gave up.

    When I went back two years later for one last attempt, the joke was on me! As my school switched from quarters to semesters, the two years of chemistry classes was enough for degree status. The guidance counselor shook my hand and just said "congrats graduate!"

    Some luck, eh?

  5. I'm a picker as well. It creeps people out when I'm staring at their peeling sunburn. Pick it or I'm gonna do it myself!

  6. We are going to have so much fun in chicago b/c I LOVE trivia games... in fact almost all games. I'll have to bring taboo b/c it's my favorite.

    And i'm -6.5 so I'm getting up there!

  7. You're one of the winners of my Giveaway! So hurry up and send me your address. :)

  8. The Minister Of CultureApril 17, 2008 at 1:23 AM

    #1Don't pick anything!Nothing good oozes out of that!Let it dry up and heal!#2 I am the king of pop culture trivia!I will throw down with you any time any where,I can not be beat!

  9. rs27 - ha, you're blind like me! challenge accepted!

    poo poo - um, you are such a dork. i love you.

    duetlich - but you still have had one. i'm too busy being over confidant thinking i don't need anyone. ugh.

    mel - that is awesome, so lucky. who needs geology anyway??

    jenn- i'm just like that too. i say to people, are you really just going to leave that skin hanging there?!?!

    maxie - and catchphrase!

    angela - i won?!?! YAY!!! emailing right away!

    minister - i don't pick to make it bleed!!! well maybe once or twice, on accident. aren't you like also good at jeopardy too??

  10. sounds like you could have benefited more from a sociology course where memes are discussed at length.

    anyhoo, rilern and i are also heavyweight #3's. between the two of us we know a lot of personal shit about a lot of random people. we question this phenomenon all the time, but i quite enjoy it, actually, and once something is in my vault it stays there. forever. after i tell my wife, of course.

  11. For some reason, I think Richard Dawkins had something to do with developing memes, although not in the form we know them today, in blogs. It's all some sociology stuff I don't know.

    I was 26 when I landed my first real boyfriend, and he was 100% worth the wait. We were both pickers, and when he touched me, he'd always pick off wayard stuff. There is really no way I can write that without sounding gross. Basically, I hope you find something similar.

  12. I've never had a boyfriend either - but somehow that is less impressive.

  13. this message is actually for stepho because i know she is secretly reading the blog even though she is not posting...did you hear we are coming to Canton next weekend????? are you excited????

  14. I'm blind, too! I can totally appreciate having coke bottle glasses! I never ever wear mine - ever, for that very reason. As a kid, I had to wear the glasses coupled with a patch for my lazy eye - how pathetic is that! I still can't believe my mom let me go to school like that... But my vision is something like -10 and -20. You're right about contacts. I'd be lost without my gas perms - and walking into a lot of walls...

  15. If it makes you feel better, I only had two real boyfriends from the age of 18-32. Until I met the man who would be the one I will marry in October. So, there is definitely hope.

  16. I trust you too.

    Mainly because I think your blog is rad and if a blog is rad then that person must be rad.

    Sometimes I think I'm 12.

  17. Economics. Bane of my em effing existence. Sheesh.

    You should get a team together and try out for the World Series of Pop Culture.

  18. I've only had one boyfriend mostly for the same reasons as you. So you/we are far from weird... lol.

  19. a picker, haha! love that you admit that too. ill pick things on myself, not necessarily others.

  20. I am so with you on the "random people trust me"

    I have been at funerals where people just hand me their kid, and I have no idea who they are.

    We must have trusting eyes, or they are just stupid.

    Could be both.

  21. bjackn - "rilern" love it. i miss you guys, can we hangout soon?

    noelle - i'm thinking it is going to be worth the wait for me too!

    teen - you know i'm excited, but stepho needs to stop being so mad at me!

    narm - i'm sure there are lots of boys out there trying to get a piece of you!

    nilsa - hope is what i am holding onto!

    surviving - i'm thinking that you are closer to 13, not 12

    dmb - pickers unite!

    lspoon - thankfully i did not have to take economics. ugh

    julie - we are awesome!

    brookem - yeah, i need to stop picking others. haha

    tipp - i think that makes us better people : )

    michelle - reason #243 why we should be friends


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