Sunday, June 8, 2008

2/3 of a Meme

A few weeks ago I decided to try to start using Google Reader to keep up with my favorite blogs. It seemed to be going fine, until today when I realized that for some reason it wasn't updating all of the feeds. I was kinda starting to get worried about Corrina of My Random Blog, since according to my Reader she hadn't posted since May 28. (Did Vanilla Ice turn into a stalker and hurt her? Maybe she met someone for a cell phone trade-up and things went bad. Has she been nursing a REALLY bad hangover all week and is unable to write?) For some reason, today I decided to check her blog the old fashioned way, and thankfully, she's alive and well. And she tagged me last week for a meme. Yay! My first ever!

The rules:

Link the person(s) who tagged you.
Mention the rules on your blog.
Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

I've never really thought this hard about my quirks, but I'll give it a shot:

1. I always wake up before my alarm goes off, but I never get up before it does. Instead I just try really hard to fall back asleep, even if it's just for 15 minutes.

2. I love Tony Orlando. Loved him as a little girl growing up in the 70's. Loved his weekly TV variety show. Loved him when my Dad took me to see him in concert at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh. Love it when I have my iPod on shuffle and Tony comes on. Even loved him when he was 103 pounds heavier.

3. I like to hold my fingers on my throat and feel my pulse. Like when you are thinking and you rest your chin on your fist? Well instead of that I prefer to hold 2 fingers just under my chin and feel the beat. People at work noticed it recently and mocked me for it, so now I have become self-conscious about it. I'm not sure why, though. It relaxes me.

4. I drink liquids really fast. I mean fast. Came in handy at fraternity parties in college. But it also applies to coffee, tea, water, whatever. Sometimes at restaurants the waitress will just leave the pitcher after she's refilled my water 3 times before the meal has even arrived.

Ok, so I can only come up with 4 right now. All week as I've been doing things I find myself thinking "Is that quirky? Does everyone (fill in the blank) like this?" and I'm starting to drive myself crazy. If I eventually come up with 2 more, I guess I'll have to post them.

I don't really know who to tag. Seems like I've seen memes very similar to this on most of the blogs I read regularly. So I don't think I can even come up with 6 to tag. Maybe I'll continue my not-quite-all theme here and just tag 4:

That Night
The Burgh Baby
View From The Cloud
I Do Things So You Don't Have To


JD at I Do Things said...

Thanks for the tag! I'll get to it soon. Boy, do I have quirks!

JD at I Do Things

Corrina said...

Ya know... I never stay away from your blog for this long and the ONE time I do, you've posted a meme! LOL... Those were fabulous. SO fabulous, in fact, that I don't think you need to post another 2. :-)

Tony Orlando? Still? LOL

I, too, like to check my pulse from time to time. But only when I think I'm going to have a heart attack or something. Which is often. ha ha

How interesting that you "slam" everything you drink! Coffee even?? Wow. That is impressive.

Thank you for worrying about me. How odd that my feed it tweaking. Someone else mentioned it to me too. I think it's ok now though. I hope so because I have no idea how to fix it! :-)

Susan said...

JD--Please do! You are supposed to have them so that I don't have to.

Corrina--Tony? Oh, yes. Are you kidding? Look at that feathered hair, that 'stache. I'd knock 3 times for that.
I don't technically "slam" hot drinks like coffee. But if we both started a cup at the same time, I guarantee you'd still have half of yours left when I finished. You could definitely beat me if we're talking about shots (or shooties as we call them) though!
I will try re-doing my feed for you. I've just been checking the old-fashioned way. :)

Kathy said...

I always wake up before the alarm, too. I cannot remember the last time it woke me up, yet I still set it... just in case.

I loved Tony Orlando, too. Never missed his variety show (or Sonny and Cher either).

Susan said...

Kathy, when I saw him in concert I got a big picture book, and it had tons of shots from the variety show. I hope it's still in my parent's basement somewhere, I loved that thing. I will look for it next time I visit!