Friday, June 29, 2007


Cragar tagged me, and so here it goes:

Here are the rules:
* We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
* Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
* People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
* At the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
* Don’t forget to leave them each a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1) I can win Star Wars: Trivia Pursuit in the minimum amount of moves: six. When it was given to me as a present, the person randomly pulled out a card to ask me a question. I got it wrong, and she joked that she thought I knew it really well. I told her I did, but the card had the quote wrong. I then proceeded to tell her what the correct quote was, as well as the scene it took place in, the actions, and the lines that followed the quote. Needless to say, my brother and I barely play it. (I have the entire movie memorized, as it's the only thing I watched for about a year, once a week. Bless my parents and their patience, as I always made one of them watch it with me).

2) As of three days ago, I have completed my MBA program. And am considering returning for a Masters in Accounting, as I'm just not educated enough. Or a Masters in Communication, if I can get work to pay for it and find a school that's close enough.

3) According to an online quiz, I know enough Judeo-Christian theology and history to qualify for a religious minor degree. The quiz was designed by a historian, so my 'award' is merited.

4) I'm finding that the more I know on a particular subject, the less I can be around the average person who talks about that subject. It's amazing how many facts we get wrong. It also serves as a reminder to be cautious about speaking on the things I'm only 'average' on, because how many things do I get wrong? I may want to consider reading something other than non-fiction for a while. It's not good for my blood pressure.

5) In 11th grade, in my physics class, we were to do computer simulations on kinetic energy. Everyone else was doing the usual, with someone kicking a soccer ball and such. I suggested to my group that we do a guillotine to decapitate someone, and then show the head bouncing away. And I was the quiet, sweet, nice girl, too -- with a morbid sense of humor. :)

6) I have one cat, and she's a dog trapped in a cat's body. She greets you at the door when you get home, she follows you around the house, she rolls over and exposes her stomach when you walk past her. She's also OCD (really. She only sits on my lap when I sit in certain spots in certain rooms. She'll jump up, let you pet her three times, jump off, walk around an object, and then repeat the process), runs like an elephant (seriously, no matter where you are in the house, you can hear her. The floor creaks when she walks on it), straddles chairs when she sits on them, let's you hold her like a baby, purrs about four times louder than normal, and attacks paint spots.

7) I used to collect comic books when I was younger. Every time I went into the store, it was me and some interesting looking men, who were always very happy that I was there.

8) I'm directionally-incompetent.

I know I'm suppose to tag eight other people, but pretty much everyone I know has been tagged. If there's someone who hasn't been, consider yourself tagged. :)


SocietyVs said...

Your a regular nerd - LOL. I think you must of been kind of a tom-boy of sorts - comic books and star wars - most guys I know loved that stuff as kids also (including myself). I think you are quite the unique soul and your knowledge of religious things is quite good.

Slapdash said...

I also have a dog trapped in the body of a cat. Mine doesn't have OCD, but you can hear him from anywhere in my apartment. But that's because he's hugely overweight despite my best efforts to keep him on a diet. He also used to fetch things.

I'm directionally incompetent too. Hence my new little GPS thingamabob for my car. :)

Heather said...


Yup. I'm a huge nerd. :) Here was the appeal in all that stuff: you can get away with saying and critiquing things that you never could anywhere else. Sci-fi and fantasy allow us to comment on the human condition in very unique ways that can hit home unlike reguliar literary fiction. Take Star Wars: it's the ultimate tale of good triumping over evil, of a father's love coming back to the surface, and of redemption. Part of what made the story so effective (granted, not the latest three movies as those were horrible) were the sci-fi elements.


My cat's overweight, too. The vet called it a "fat pad." It's also why the floor creaks when she walks. My cat also likes to play tag.