Thursday, August 31, 2006

Meme Day

I've been tagged for two memes and since Caleb actually slept last night, I have a brain to think about them!

Heather tagged me for this weird meme. I have to list 5 weird things about myself. Shouldn't be too hard since I'm pretty weird (most people just don't know it, though. I keep it hidden!). Hubby will fully attest to this fact.

1. My favorite number is 5, so you can imagine my delight when my son was due on the 25th (5x5) of September, 2005. Oh, the joys! (He was born on the 19th, but at least the year is still a multiple of 5.) Hubby says I should have been a math major because I'm a little neurotic about numbers. Which leads me to...

2. My second favorite number is 2. When I was little, I would count telephone poles (and other things) in the car in multiples of 2. Or 5. Loads of fun. I got really upset when I ran out of telephone poles on a odd number. 5 is the only odd number I like.

3. I must have chapstick at all times. I put it on multiples times an hour. I cannot stand for my lips to be dry. If I can't find any, beware! I usually have them everywhere...the bathroom, my bedside table, in the car, in my purse, in the get the idea. My favorite kind is Burt's Bees, but if I'm desperate I will settle for other, lesser brands.

4. I cannot wear shoes in the house. It feels wrong. And weird.

5. I count by 2's, 3's, or 4's on my fingers all the time. I start with the thumb and go 1, 2 (thumb, forefinger)...1,2 (middle finger, 4th finger)...1,2 (pinky, thumb)...and so on until the pinky is the end of the 2, 3 or 4 set. Did you know that if you count (using one hand) by 2's, 3's, or 4's on your fingers until the pinky is the last in the set, you will have done 5 sets no matter how many you're counting at once (5 sets of 2, 3 or 4)? Weird, I know. I probably just lost some readers with that last one. I'm too weird! :-)

For more random/weird things about me, see this post.

Melissa also tagged me for the Pizza Box Meme. No idea why it's called that, but here goes:

What was your favorite thing about being a kid?
I would have to say living across the street from my grandparents. We lived out in the country (sort of) on 4 acres. Our house sat across the "street" from my grandparents. It was great growing up so close to them.

What was your favorite subject in school?
I'd have to go with English on this one. I was always pretty good at it in school, even though I really didn't put much effort into writing papers or reading the books we were assigned (but still managed to pull out an A). In college, my favorite class was US Government. It changed the course of my studies (mostly because the professor I had was an amazing teacher...hard to find in college professors sometimes). I changed my major to Political Science and got my teaching certificate in Government and English. I later taught high school English for 3 years (mostly because if you teach Government, they want you to teach Economics, also, and that would have been BAD for everyone involved!! I love numbers, but NOT statistics or graphs or anything of the sort.)

Who was your best friend when you were 10?
Janie Chapman. We were in the same class in 1st grade and 3rd grade. Our moms were really close, too, so we spent a lot of time together. Once we pretended to run away. We packed a bag and headed into her neighbor's backyard. No one missed us. We probably got hungry and decided to go home!

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
I really wouldn't like to be an animal at all, but I'll play along. I would probably say one of my dogs. They are spoiled rotten.

What would you change about your school, occupation, life right now?
I wouldn't change a thing. I have a great marriage, I am able to stay home with our son, and my husband works really hard for that to happen. Ok, I'd have hubby home more. That's it!

What is your favorite color?
Blue. Pretty much any shade of blue, but usually the darker ones. Navy. Royal. I heart blue.

What's your favorite type of crust and topping on a pizza?
Canadian bacon and pineapple on deep dish. So healthy, I know! But if we're ordering from Mr. Gatti's, then it's hamburger on hand tossed.

I'm tagging anyone who hasn't done these two memes and wants to. Don't let me be the only weird one out there!!


GiBee said...

I.AM.SHOCKED. that math wasn't your favorite subject ... and you lost me on the whole "counting on your fingers" thing... but I'm with you all the way on loving numbers but hating statistics and graphs!

proud parents said...

I had no idea about numbers one and two on the weird meme, but I do that too. Five is my favorite number, so I LOVE anything in multiples of five. I lucked out and my birthday is on the 25th!

I also count telephone/light poles and they have to end in multiples of 2 or 5. If they don't I can't quit counting anything in sight until I get to one of those numbers. If there is nothing else to count I have to convince myself that I must have missed one along the way. I also have to tap my tongue on the roof of my mouth as I count to my multiples of 2 and 5. Do you think I may be a little OCD???

That's so funny we never knew that about each other...

Heather Smith said...

Hey, you aren't weird. I go through songs on my fingers over and over until I land on the 10th finger. Even if I have to go through the song like ten times! I'm so glad that there is someone else out there with a finger counting "difference"! I think I'm gonna pick up the pizza box meme for my funny blog!

Dave & Lisa said...

This is a great post! You know, as well as we know each other, these memes keep me learning new things about you! I didn't know your obsession with the number 5... but you probably don't know mine with 4! Pretty cool that my b-day is on a 14th. Thanks for always posting such fun, thoughtful things -- I miss you, but it helps to at least be able to stay in touch this way!
Always, Lisa

jettybetty said...

How funny--I have to have chapstick with me at all times! Whenever they banned gels/liquids on planes my first thought was my chapstick--how can I leave it behind??? (And, Burt's Bees in THE best!!)
And, numbers--I love numbers--I do wish I had majored in math--but then, I love where God has led me through my whole life--so I think I am where I am supposed to be!!

briar_rose_01 said...

Neat! I don't know about obsession but my favorite number is 7. In high school basketball I couldn't be 7 so I was 25 - 2+5=7.

And I love Burt's too! But I don't use it as much anymore because John doesn't like the way it makes his lips tingle. I told him that was the best part! :)

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