Married to the Empire

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My first Meme!

I'm such a dork because I was so excited that Ann tagged me for a meme. I've never been tagged before, and it made me feel, well, kind of special. :-)

I'm supposed to post the rules, so here goes.

The rules for this meme are: (1) Link to the person that tagged you. (2) Post the rules on your blog. (3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. (4) Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. (5) Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

1. I gag myself every time I brush my teeth. Not on purpose, of course; I just can't seem to brush without gagging.

2. My food cannot touch on my plate. Every food item must have its own designated space, and they are not to mix. I don't even mix my Chinese food with the rice. This is actually an important quirk of mine because if you make my food touch to tease me, I'll yell at you and possibly even cry.

3. I would rather pet animals than hold babies. I don't know why. I didn't like to babysit as a teen, but I adored petsitting. As a grownup, I have animals, not children. I don't hate babies or anything; I'm just not particularly interested in them. And that does not make me a bad person, thankyouverymuch.

4. I adhere to a pretty strict schedule. I do certain activities on certain days of the week, and it gets me all cranky when I have to deviate from my schedule. In fact, it can make me feel downright panicky. I like familiarity and predictability.

5. I love the Muppets. They make me laugh like an idiot. How can you not laugh hysterically at lines such as, "When you can help friends and get revenge on enemies, isn't that what Christmas is all about?" (Pepe the King Prawn in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas)

6. I have no sense of direction. At all. I'm easily turned around, have no problem getting lost, and handing me a map is like telling me to read a book in Chinese. My brain does not process direction. I just tell people that God didn't turn on my compass when he made me.

Now, I'm supposed to tag 6 people, but seeing as only about 3 bloggers actually read my blog regularly, and 1 of the 3 tagged me in the first place... well, if you're reading this and you think it would be fun to participate, consider yourself tagged!


mama said...

And you say I'm obsessive-compulsive!
Love, Mama

Ewokgirl said...

I come by it honestly!

*carrie* said...


Fun list. I laughed reading about the Chinese food not touching the rice!

Ann said...

That's a great list! I'm just the same with #6, Eric gives me such a hard time. And as for the muppets, how about that episode when Luke Skywalker was on! And we even got to see his cousin Mark Hamill! :) The best part though, was seeing Peter Mayhew dancing heehee :)

I wish I was more disciplined like you are, I think about that with housework. If I could keep to a schedule I'd be so much more productive.

Ann said...

Oh! And don't feel like a dork! I love reading your blog :)

AnneK said...

Your list is great. I had to laugh at 3. Do you get static when you say that to people?

Ewokgirl said...

Anne, I don't get static from people on that one. Then again, I don't typically go around announcing it to others. But people often wonder why we don't have kids since that's what you're supposed to do once married. We have many reasons (the majority health-related), but one is that I've never been into babies. I've always been an animal nut, though. I think I'm just geared this way.

But I made that point about it not making me a bad person because I had one person once look at me as if I'd stabbed her through the heart when she was rudely questioning me about when we were going to have kids, and I said we probably weren't. She made me feel like I'd just kicked a kid or something. And I've read on some of those Titus 2 blogs (and that woman who looked at me so horrified definitely belongs in that camp) that Christians who don't have kids are selfish, immature, shouldn't be married, hate children, etc. It's hard not to be hurt by words like that because those people really don't have a clue.

Besides, who needs kids when you have an entire youth group? :-)