Thursday, January 24, 2008

Six Things About Me

Somewhere between asking you all to tell me where to go, and my little pity party over shoulder pain, I was tagged by the unquenchably hilarious TX Poppet at Canned Laughter, to do the Six Things Meme. She would like me to share with you six inconsequential habits, quirks, or things about me that you wouldn't otherwise know. So, aided and abbetted by pain pills and muscle relaxants, I will be interested in reading tomorrow what I tell you tonight....

But first, the rules:
  • Link to the person that tagged you
  • Post the rules on your blog
  • Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
  • Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
  • Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website

#1. I am a Trekkie. Not a Trekker as the large organized group likes to call themselves. I am more of a loner and actually a purist, because I really only like the original series, oh, and William Shatner. I once found myself standing next to him in a crowd and when I noticed who it was that I was next to, I screamed and ran away.

#2. I abhor being called a 'Gal.' I can understand and tolerate 'chick' 'dame' 'lady' 'girl' or any other generic group name for females, flattering or unflattering - just not gal. Probably stems from my years as a secretary and that nameless, faceless steno-pool connotation.

#3. I am a grammar and spelling snob. If you misspell or mispronounce something, or don't know the difference between their, they're, and there, I will judge you. The two funniest instances of word butchering came from the same woman I worked for, who, while presenting a class on customer service, referred to something as the "last Sebastian of defense" and warned another class not to let something be their "escape goat."

#4. I absolutely believe in Fate, and Psychics, and Ghosts, and Fortune Tellers.

#5. I love it when our friends, or our kids' friends walk into our house without knocking, but I cannot bring myself to do that - even with my closest friends or family.

#6. When I clean house, I have to work in a clockwise direction.

Six of you are tagged:

Barb at Picture This At Last

Dave at A Revival of Conscience

Newrose at Dracos Rose

Cynthia at Darling I Love You But Give Me Park Avenue

Kaycie at Lost in the Bible Belt

Faye at Summit Musings


Stacey said...

I love meeting another grammar and spelling snob.
I know a woman who is always making stuff ups like your customer service gal (sorry!).
Here's her best ones:
- Can you be more Pacific (specific)?
- Its a catch 64 situation
- Designated coconut

Liz said...

I want to be called cupcake. But it has to be by an Italian American, lean and muscular cop called Joe. I have been reading too much Stephanie Plum

Faye said...

I'll do the "Six Ramdoms about Me" meme Linda. Thanks for the tag. Check later today for my fascinating info. . .

Robinella said...

I just love reading more about you. :-)

Grandy said...

Great meme, Linda! I'm with you on #4, by the way!!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

I forgot to mention on my meme that I was a Trekkie too!! I like the newer series though..all of them. They are currently repeating DS9 and Enterprise in the UK and I am in my element getting Star Trek on TV every single night!

Faye said...

Oh my! When commenting on a spelling snob's blog be sure to spell check! In above comment it's "random", not "ramdom".

Need to get my Geek Squad to help me figure out how to spell check in comments. . .

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

I was tagged by Barb and I did my post today..come over and visit..
I love your blue color background...this is my favorite color...I will be back to read about you later. Baba

Dens said...

I also believe in ghosts and things. I truely believe there was one living in my old house.