Sunday, January 27, 2008

random memes and gabbies

I've been tagged by Lil Mouse at The Name Was Over The Door for a Seven Random Things Meme and I have to say that something like this is right up my alley at the moment. I'm feeling very random and can't seem to locate my attention span. Perfect!

#1. When I was in High School we had a serial killer (the Hillside Strangler) wreaking havoc way too close to home. One day in our Current Events class several Pasadena police officers came to teach us how to get away if we were attacked. They showed us how to do it and then brought us up, one by one, to the front of the class. They put enough pressure on our neck to really hurt and kept it up until we broke free. One girl panicked and actually passed out. Can you imagine pulling something like this now?

#2. Nothing in the world is inedible if it is covered in Blue Cheese dressing. Put on a little freshly ground pepper and even my gym shoe would be a delicacy.

#3. I'm a big fan of the sitcom. I think a really well done sitcom is an art form all its own. So many of them are badly done that when one is executed well it's a true achievement. Some of my favorites over the years - Mad About You, Scrubs, and possibly the best written sitcom ever - Frasier.

#4. When I had my appendix out when I was fifteen, my hospital roommate was Lenny Bruce's mother. That woman was funny. My stitches hated her.

#5. The veins on my arms are so visible that in anatomy class people used me to diagram on. I look like a road map.

#6. I'm one of those people who simply stop eating when I'm really stressed. Not stress as in a bad day or cranky kids or uncooperative checking account balances, but stress as in crisis. Not unsurprisingly, there's an eating disorder in my past.

#7. I love getting awards, but I totally stink at acknowledging them. I don't know why that is, but there you have it. Actually, I do know why it is, now that I think about it. I have huge problems passing them on, because I want to give them to everyone and hate having to choose. I'm feeling a little reckless at the moment, so this isn't going to be your typical awards show.

I've been really slow in passing these on, so please forgive me. I appreciate them all more than you know, and hopefully they haven't spoiled for the waiting.

To start with, look at what laurie has done. She's passed two awards along this way. Bless her heart. (And question her judgment).

The first is A Roar For Powerful Words!, which kind of speaks for itself. This award originated at this site, and is intended to acknowledge roaring bloggers . I myself feel I'm more deserving of a Whining Blogger Award, but I'll take it.

I'm passing this on to -

aims at Big Blue Barn West. Because she blows me away more with every post.

And then there's this Best Blogging Buddies Award. Is this not the cutest thing you've ever seen? (Okay, it would be cuter with puppies, I'll give you that. But still).

This is tough. I refuse to choose. If you're reading this you qualify. So snag this baby and post it!

From Dumdad at The Other Side of Paris, comes this You Make My Day Award that he created specially for a lucky bunch of us. Succinct and to the point. Can you tell it came from a journalist? I love it! Thanks, Dumdad.

And I didn't mention Clint Eastwood once. Let him start his own blog.

Last, but certainly not least, comes the You Cheer Me Up Award from Eileen at A Life of Triggers.

I'm a huge I Love Lucy fan, and this episode still cracks me up, so this award cheers me up no end. Thanks, Eileen!

You know what? I refuse to choose here, either. It's Open Awards Season - claim it!

Since I don't play by the rules these will probably be the last awards I'll ever get. I'll treasure them always.


Altaglow said...

Yes. you're right! It was Sally Bruce and she was a wonderful roomate for you. She had all kinds of interesting vistitors and frequently put her hospital gown on backward before walking the halls. I (and you) LOVED her.

Mya said...

Felicitations on the awards, RC. You deserve 'em all! I'm going to stick my thinking beret on and try and figure out what RC means to me, and enter your poll. My kind of fun.

And Sally Bruce! What a lady. Does Altaglow mean she used to walk around the wards flashing her arse? That's style, class and guts all wrapped up in one package. I'm sure you picked up a few tips.
Bon Dimanche.

Mya x

Akelamalu said...

You deserve all those awards RC! I won't take them because I've already got them! ((wink))


Kaycie said...

Bleu cheese dressing is my favorite. Yum.

Congrats on the awards!

If the police tried to do that kind of thing now, there would be a big expose on 20/20 and possibly legislation to prevent recurrence. We are officially pansies.

laurie said...

hmmmm. better check the expiration date on that award, RC. i think i gave that to you, oh, sixteen years ago. is it still even valid?

awwwwww...of course it is!

congrats! and that was a damn good meme.

Diana said...

I agree with you on the blue cheese dressing, but it must be the real stuff with lots of real blue cheese in it, not that fake stuff that tastes like sweetened glue.

Scrubs rocks.

So do you.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the randomness! :o)

When I'm stressed I EAT! Blah.

(I loved Frasier too!)

Anonymous said...

RC, congrats. You deserve them all, and more. sorry i didn't follow directions, head down with shame.

can you please advise me on my recent post. I am a little shakey, but don't want to show it.

aims said...

I am overwhelmed by this incredible award RC. Thank You!

I have noted it about here and there and have been in awe of the people who have received it. Never did I dream I would. Again - thank you! You are more than kind.

Potty Mummy said...

Well done RC. You deserve every one of those awards. And I can't believe you got tagged on those 7 random things before I got the chance to tag you with it myself. Oh well - at least I know the answers anyway...

Sweet Irene said...

Congratulations on the awards and I have the same problem as you with handing them out and not knowing who to choose and then forgetting about it. Bad habit!

The meme was fun, we got to know you a little better again, even when we think it can't be done. You are such an open book to us.

Now, don't worry, I don't know who you are and where you live and what you look like. I just know that you are funny and verbally gifted and some other stuff and that your kids have funny names.

I am finding a lot of my more interesting weblogs through your blog roll, causing me hours of amusement.

Laura McIntyre said...

How scary on the serial killer, i can not imagine something like that so close to home

Flowerpot said...

I too can't eat if I'm stressed, whereas a friend of mine eats for England. Strange, isn't it?

Jo Beaufoix said...

Yay, well done on the awards sweetie. I am sooooo behind with handing awards out that is stresses me out just thinking about it. Choices are just so hard sometimes. Sighhhh.

I have the Eating Disorder in the past too. Crappy isn't it.