Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Few Of My Randomest Things

I should have known better than to pull her pigtails with a snarky comment. In return, she has tagged me. So, ever the respecter of the tag, here are five random things about me:

1. Unlike she who shall not be named, I have no piercings and yet am unafraid of needles. I took allergy shots every week when I was a kid and sold my plasma while in music school so I could buy more recordings.

2. I used to think piercings and tatoos were gross, but having since met some athletes with very comely features, I have modified my stance. It's all about context.

3. Bringing forward the Anne Frank theme from she who shall not be named, we named our first cat Audrey because we got her after a UNICEF tour in which Audrey Hepburn recited selections from The Diary of Anne Frank to music composed by our music director, Michael Tilson Thomas. (Every entry begins, "Dear, Kitty.")

4. Mrs. Greyhound had to wear flats at our wedding so as not to make me look like a total midget. She is 5'8". I am not.

5. I dated a girl in college, a former basketball player, who was 6'2". I am not.

6. I can no longer remember the names of the girls I took to the junior and senior prom, who were both taller than me as well.

What's that you say? That was six? Well, one of them is false. You get to pick which one is not true and and tell me what portion(s) is false in the comment section.

I tag Bigun and Momo, my CdA posse.

24 comments:

monica said...

i can't decide. i don't think you'd lie about unicef or audrey hepburn. i'm new to the blog world, so i've never seen any pics of you standing next to mrs. greyhound, so i can't verify #4. i'm gonna say that you dated the basketball player in college but that she was freakeshly short for a basketball player and not 6'2"? but please tell me you didn't sell plasma for cash!!!!

what does the winner get anyway??

Danielle in Iowa said...

I'm all about the plasma for cash in grad school :-)

And I'm going to say the basketball player was actually 6'4" :-)

Andra Sue said...

I vote for the part about the basketball player's height being false. It seems like short(er) guys either have a huuuuge thing for super-tall women, or they tend to go for girls who are very close if not less than their own height. I suspect you'd be in category #2, despite the comment about Mrs. Greyhound's wedding shoes. :-)

Andra Sue said...

p.s. I worked at a plasma center in college as a phlebotomist, but didn't donate. I used to have nightmares about accidentally killing donors on my watch. Maybe it's a good thing I didn't go to medical school...

Curly Su said...

i think that you really CAN remember the names of your prom dates...

how could you forget??

Curly Su said...

and ps, that picture of me stinks. i look like a sweat booger.

IronJenny said...

I think the part about you not being 6'2" is false.
You ARE, 6'2", aren't you???

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

I bet 6 is false - I bet you do remember their names.

monica said...

wait, i take back my answer from earlier....

elliot cosgrove and stephen grant. those were my junior and senior prom dates in high school. sorry dude, there's no way you forget that!!!

update: elliot's a rabbi now....

Dan Seifring said...

I have to agree with Curly Su that you remember the names of the prom girls.

Jane said...

Wow - prom. did you wear a ruffly shirt and turquoid cumberbun?

It does say alot about you that you can date women taller than you - shows you are confident in your height. Your mama raised you well.

Allez said...

#4. I will re-write it correctly.
"Mrs. Greyhound had to wear flats at our wedding, and I still looked like a total midget. She is 5'8". I am not."

How's that? :-)

Amy said...

I remember my prom date in WAY too much detail. I bet you wore a bow tie back then too. I'm on Team Not remembering her name is a lie.

Speed Racer said...

Number 6. You couldn't get a date to your junior OR senior prom.

Lance Notstrong said...

I think you didn't sell your plasma.

pinkgurugal said...

hey i have a "he who shall not be named".

CoachLiz said...

#6

I bet that only one was taller than you and the other gal was taller only because she had heels on.

Now I'm hopping to Bigun and Momo's blog to see what they put.

Kevin said...

I remember who broke up with me right before the Senior Prom. I wonder what she is doing now? So I will go with number 6.

supalinds said...

Nice to meet you Greyhound! Can't wait to meet you in person.

All I know is that I wore running shoes under my wedding dress. Cute pink ones. For one, because it was comfortable, and for 2 my husband is 5'7, I am 5'4, with heels I would have been taller than him.

I now where heels all the time.

I guess I will go with number 6.

Steve Stenzel said...

I'll go with #3. Or #6.

Coach Tammy said...

I don't think you would forget the names of your prom dates, but I have a feeling they were both taller than you... not that there's anything wrong with that ;)

Tri-Dummy said...

This post sounds amazingly similar to me.

Am I towering over you? I'm 5'6"

SWTrigal said...

I geuss #6. You seem like a smart guy and wouldn't forget otherwise your clients would be in trouble.
(good to meet you too, fellow IMCDA-er)
:)

GeekGirl the Iron said...

I also took allergy shots! I sold plasma once, too. Small world. (and a weird thing to have in common.)