Sunday, February 04, 2007

I've been tagged.

Alex tagged me to do a MeMe. Since I don't have a lot of time on my hands to write a real post, this tag came at a perfect time.

I have to write six weird or interesting things about myself, then tag other people.

I'm not really sure if any of this stuff is actually interesting, but I'll let you guys be the judge of that!

1. I played box lacrosse on an all boys team for two years when I was either 12 and 13 or 13 and 14 (can't remember exactly) and I really sucked. But I had a lot of fun playing, and it made for a lot of good memories. It was a good escape from home.

2. I've always wanted several children, including adopting a few or having foster children. Except for a short period of time while I was in university.

3. I hate feet. Even when they're perfectly normal. (As in, not fat and puffy from pregnancy water weight) And, I can't start my day and be functional unless I'm wearing socks. Shoes are even better (as per Flylady), but if I'm not wearing socks, I can't do the slightest bit of housework or get off of my butt to play with Cherry. It's something to do with either the fact that my feet are cold and exposed, or they get sort of sweaty in my slippers, and it doesn't feel right. So, socks and shoes, or socks and slippers to get me through the day. And I can't stand the thought of putting bare feet into shoes. GROSS.

4. When I was a teenager, a bunch of friends and I went out to the middle of nowhere on the highway at a truck weigh scale in the middle of the night and tried to pull a "Tom Green". We made little vegetable men that got run over by cars. Then we would run out and eat the road kill. Well, someone called the cops on us. When the cop arrived, he just laughed at us, and then stuck around to see how much my friend's car weighed on the weigh scale. It was a lot of fun.

5. I'm a bit of a germaphobe these days. I have NO IDEA how I was able to eat road kill vegetables. The thought of it now makes me gag.

6. I went to three different high schools, and also did a stint of correspondence and a bit of night school. Due to this fact, I found it really hard to keep friends. I never really found it hard to meet people and get to know them, but keeping friends was another story. I would either lose friends when I moved, or lose them because I was sort of weird and never really learned how to not be socially awkward. I was also very clingy when I DID make friends. I've been able to re-connect with a few old high school friends (mostly ones from grade 11 and 12) and I'm so happy about that. I currently live in a town that I went to one of the high schools in, and I'm always recognising people I went to school with, but it seems no one here remembers me, which has made for some awkward moments when I've served them at restaurants or at the hardware store. I never know whether to say hi like I know them or not, 'cause I don't want to seem like a snob, but I also don't want to embarrass myself. It happens all the time!

There ya go. And, I don't really know who to tag, 'cause some people LOVE getting tagged, and some people hate it, so I'm only going to tag two people who are new at blogging, so they haven't been around long enough to hate it or love it! So, Alisha and Shandelle, you're it! And if anyone else wants to do it, then, please let me know in my comments so I can go read it!


Sarah said...

I know what you mean about the awkward moments running into old schoolmates. I went to the same high school for four years, but it still happens. To be perfectly honest though, my first thoughts were how terribly they treated me (and others) back in the day. What? You were cool in high school and treated me like scum? And you still live with your parents, you work at McDonald's, you had three kids by accident and now you're making the tough choice between substances and your kids? Hmm.

I know I'm mean. Honestly, I'm not exaggerating though. A lot of people with prospects (although certainly not ALL) have left town so don't see them much.

Amy J :) said...

I so know what you mean about socks, just ask Sarah, it was a huge thing to see me without socks for any lenght of time because I felt naked! I worked at a liquor store in P'ville and I saw all sorts of people we went to school with and it was kinda strange to see how some of them turn out.

CeCe said...

I thought it was cool to work at McD's and hang out at the liquor store though?

Alex Elliot said...

I've never heard of vegetable road kill before! How fascinating! A couple of months ago when I walked into the locker room at the Y after swimming, the ob/gyns who had delivered both of my kids were standing in front of my locker. I really disliked my first ob so I didn't want to say anything to her, so I felt like I couldn't anything to the other ob either. Both of them looked at me like they knew they knew me, but they didn't know how they knew me. Plus I was standing in my swim suit in all my postpartum glory. Definitely awkward.