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Monday, December 18, 2006

I have been tagged by Nzingha. I'm supposed to list six strange things about myself.

Well, I'll try to hold it to six.

1 - People think they know me. This happens ALL THE TIME. They think they used to work with me ... they went to school with me ... I've taught their children ... and so on. It's happened at a memorial service, the grocery store, the hospital when I was visiting my brother-in-law, my workplace when we had contractors, you name it. The sad thing is that once in a while I am able to determine that that stranger really does know me and I don't remember him/her at all....

2 - I like literary chick books like Pride and Prejudice and Portrait of a Lady and Anna Karenina but I really like action-adventure as well, if not better. Frederick Forsyth and Martin Cruz Smith, for instance, and Tom Clancy before The Bear and the Dragon (what a horror that was.)

3 - Continuing the above - one of my very favorite movies of all time is "Predator II". Yes, it has violence, language, sex. But for some reason I LOVE that movie and I've watched it so many times I about have it memorized. R says it must speak to me somehow. How weird is that. And I like "I, Robot", too, and having grown up reading Asimov's robot stories I have to believe he would have loved that movie and heartily approved of it.

4 - I cannot think if I can hear a radio, television, or conversation. F thanks me for passing this very inconvenient trait along to her. At work if people are talking to each other in the next room I have to put my hands over my ears and/or talk out loud to myself to get anything done.

5 - I think Mattie was the villain in Ethan Frome and Ethan himself was right behind her. I feel so passionately about that that it was the subject of one of my first blog posts. And I thought Rosamond in Middlemarch was very ill-used. Shocking. I know. I'm sorry.

6 - I hate the feeling of hose on my legs. Hate it. Hate it. I can't wait to get home from church on Sundays and get that stuff off of me. Heels, too. Yuck. But even if I am wearing jeans, I have to dab on a bit of mascara at least.

OK, who can I tag now? I'll have to think about that.


Nzingha said...

I can't remember people for the life of me. Luckily Mr. Man reminds me who is who.

I would have never took you for a predator2 fan :)

And panty hose bothers me as well.. luckily I'm still such a tom boy I don't ever wear them lol

scrapgeek said...

I'll have to thank Nzingha for introducing me to your very interesting blog! Now I might have to read Ethan Frome just so I know what you are talking about. It sounds a bit like "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" with a similar twist at the end.

I haven't seen the Predator movies - but one of my faves is Alien 2? I liked I Robot too - but I have loved science fiction movies and books.

I have a terrible time with people's names and faces too and hate pantyhose (expensive and usually run the first time you put them on)

Laura(southernxyl) said...

My husband is bemused by the fact that I want to watch that movie so often. I think one thing I like about it is that it has a PLOT with a beginning, middle, and end. And I like Gary Busey. "Lions. Tigers. Bears. Oh, my."

Scrapgeek, if you read Ethan Frome, you should remember how it is when a friend tells you about his or her bad relationship. Even as you listen and make sympathetic sounds, you are very aware that you are getting one side of the story.

One of my very early posts was about science fiction movies and the life lessons you can learn from them.