7 Random Things About Me

Kelly at O For Obsessive tagged me for this meme. Finally! Because I had been feeling a bit left out (sniff, sniff) that I had never been hit with it before, so I was VERY excited. It always seemed like such a fun way to tell crazy shit about yourself without having to have a “reason” to bring it up.

Except as I started to try to think my bat-crazy-shit, I realized I am completely boring and this was hard as hell.

So try not to fall asleep as I tell you 7 Completely Random Things About Me.

1. My old standby: I have a geographic tongue. (Here is the link to the Wikipedia page about it, but don’t click it if you don’t want to see big fugly pictures of what my tongue looks like hopped up on citrus drinks).

2. I have never been to New York City. I know, I KNOW. Growing up in Maryland it was only a 4 hour trainride – but my mom (trying to raise us on her own after my dad died) had neither the time or money to take us on jaunty shopping trips like so many of the Heathers from my high school did. Which was fine by me, because I hate shopping anyway. And then I went away to college in Florida, came home, met Bryan and we decided to move to Denver and here we were a year later. So, that’s that. OK, LAME!!! But we’ll go someday, I promise.

3. My grandfather worked in the Natty Boh factory. This is for you Baltimorons. Yes, literally *in* the factory, off the boat after WWII, German immigrant making his living like Laverne and Shirley. And apparently, back in the day, they were allowed to bring beer home on Friday nights, so Opa was VERY popular as he wound through the German neighborhood with cases hefted up on his shoulder. “Jawohl! Hans ist heim!”

4. Speaking of, I used to be fluent in both German and Spanish. But I am the laziest person on the planet and have lost much of both and what comes out now is a weird mixture of Germish. Or would that be Spaman?

5. I am diabetic. They found my diabetes when I was pregnant and it was pretty scary for a while (and I hated needles, but I got over that toot sweet). But after Dex was born, it settled down, no more needles, and I am in pretty tight control – which is why I don’t blog about it very much. But recently I found a great Ning group called Tu Diabetes and I have been planning a big diabetes post for the near future. Watch for it!

6. I abhor raking leaves. Like, when Bryan asked me to marry him, I only said yes on the condition that I NEVER have to rake another leaf ever again. See, my mom’s neighborhood was built around the existing trees. And while I think that is totally cool, 100 year old oaks create a fuck-load of leaves. Like up-to-your knees full of leaves. And in Maryland, where it’s 150% humidity year-round, raking those leaves means a wet, sluggy, drippy mess. I am shuddering even thinking about it. But I will say, here in Colorado, leaves are crackly and crispy like they are supposed to be, so I do actually pitch in every once in a while. Once in a GREAT while.

7. I don’t watch TV. Like ever. OK, except for American Idol, but really – I haven’t seen a good old fashioned TV commercial in about 6 months. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like we don’t get screen time. I watch movies out the wing-wang and Netflix sends me chocolate hearts on Valentine’s Day… plus, obviously I have a serious Internet problem … but we canceled cable over a year ago and have used the money for a bi-weekly house cleaning service. BEST DECISION WE EVER MADE. Sure, I miss Clinton and Stacy from What Not To Wear, but I really can’t think of one single night where I have yearned to aimlessly flip channels like I used to. And I have not scrubbed my tub in FOREVER. So, when people ask me how I have all this time to do blogs and post photos, etc – those two factors are the cause: No TV and hardly any house cleaning duties. It rocks, dude. Now, if I could just find a service that comes to my house and does my laundry.

OH WAIT! The Runners did that for me last weekend! Maybe I am on to something!!! (OH NO, I AM NOT KIDDING, THEY FOLDED MY LAUNDRY. Now that’s friendship!)

Speaking of…

Now I am supposed to tag 7 more bloggers to reveal 7 more random facts about themselves. I think I will go old school and round up some of the PIMs – aka Psycho Internet Moms. The ones who have been there since we cracked a mouse wide open.

Go get em, ladies! Do your facts and pick 7 more, and so on and so on and so on!


This article has 22 comments

  1. Sizzle

    OMG I have a geographic tongue too! But I think mine has more cracks than that link shows. And I’ve never been to NYC either (which has to be remedied ASAP).

    And you watch American Idol! I didn’t think it was possible to like you more. Hee hee!

  2. TxGambit

    Thanks for the tag, Aimee. I will do it cuz I lovey you soo much!!! 🙂

    I just did one of these last week or was it the week before?

    But, I am suuuure I can come up with some more random crap about myself.

    Like I have never been to NYC either. Its on my “list.” And I used to be fluent in Spanish but now I don’t even dare try. I sound like an idiot!

    Okay wait, I am wasting my random things.

    I can’t wait to read the other PIMs’ 7 facts. Love ya ladies.

  3. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Crap, sorry I missed that TX! Oh well, I bet you can come up with 7 more easy peasy.

    And Sizzle, GeoTongues Unite and Take Over! And yes, I am embarrassed to say I do watch AI religiously and *post recaps!* I planned not to be so obsessed this year… but once January rolls around… ahhh… I’ll probably get sucked in again…

  4. Meghann

    Dude, so *that* is what’s up with my husband’s tongue. Huh.

    p.s.-I tagged you once a long time ago but you never saw it. 😛

  5. Lynn

    Cable for house cleaners?! That’s frikkin brilliant! I’m going to have to run that by DH, although I don’t know that it will go over real well. How else do you watch football on HD?

  6. fringes

    In a perfect world, I’d be flipping through 500 cable channels in HD while the cleaning crew whistled while it worked behind me.

    Thanks for the nablo friend thing.

    Cool blog you have here.

  7. lauren

    Blech, the tongue thing looks uncomfortable! 😉

  8. TxGambit

    No worries, Aimee. I’m happy to do it for you!

    BTW – I have mine posted. So in total, I guess there are 14 random things about me on my blog right now. :0) Coooooool.

  9. Anonymous

    A totally fun list!

  10. Sarah

    Yay! Another non-cable person! (Sometimes I feel like the only household on Earth without it.) Of course, the internetting does tend to take its place…

  11. painted maypole

    please say something in “Spaman”


  12. Anonymous


    That’s like royalty.

  13. sue

    If I had only known you WANTED to be tagged… 😉

    Diabetic here, too. Will look forward to your post.

  14. aimee / greeblemonkey

    I had no idea there were so many of us non-cablers! 🙂

    And Sue, diabetic too? Type 1 or 2? Hope you are doing OK with it! And come join Tu Diabetes, very supportive community.

  15. Kelly O

    Do you ever read Dave White’s recap of AI in The Advocate? Sheer genius.

    Natty Boooooooh!!

  16. Mrs. Wheezer

    I’ve been in study-study land. Finally saw your tag today!

    I can, however, tell you the difference between amortizing a loan and using a sinking fund.

  17. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Crabapple, funny you mentioned it, Heroes is coming from Netflix like next week probably. We have not seen the show yet at all.

  18. crabapple

    Yeah!! Natty Boh rocks. It’s actually got quite hip here in Baltimore with the 20 something crowd…weird huh?

  19. crabapple

    PS–you aren’t missing much, not being a tv watcher, but what about Heroes? We got the dvd set of the 1st season and I couldn’t stop watching…stayed up all night. It would be too hard to wait for Netflix to deliver the next episode.

  20. Lotta

    My husband has one too! The only thing that seems to help is gargling with Scope white teeth mouthwash. (It’s basically flavored peroxide)

    You didn’t tag me but I’m still doing your 7 random things.

  21. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Rock on chica. You’s always welcome. xo.

  22. pd & m

    crud! I didn’t lurk through your blog to see you had done it already!

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