Thursday, November 15, 2007

Meme, a name, I call myself...

Fa, a long long way to run!

Damn, what is it with me and the Sound of Music references in this blog?

Anyway, hooray! Princess of the Universe tagged me for my first meme ever! It's like I finally got picked for dodge-ball...

*sniffs* You like me! You really like me!

Wow, sorry. Thanks to End of Semester Hell you can expect many sleep-deprivation-induced moments of inanity, much like the above. Bear with me, it will all be over soon.

Anyway, never fear Princess... there is always time for blogging! After all, procrastination is nothing if not an art!

So here we go...

Here are the Rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are TAGGED by leaving a comment on their blog.

So, what have we got today?

1. I. Remember. EVERYTHING. Future boyfriends beware, any untoward or off-hand comment will be subconsciously filed away for future use. As will nearly every anecdote you ever tell, the name of your best friend's boyfriend's cousin's cat that was hit by a car in 1982 (as well as the make and model of said car, the name of the street, and what brand of shoes the driver was wearing), and the type of sandwich you ate on our third lunch date. This is not a conscious effort, I just have an exceptionally good memory. For the show I am working on, I am off-book for other characters in scenes I'm not even in! But birthdays? Paying my bills? The name of a person I met 2 minutes ago? These flit off into the ether, never to be seen again... Go figure.

2. I have finger toes. Seriously, I can flip you off with my middle toe. I'd take pictures, but I'm at work, and that might look weird. I think this might be part of the reason I love being barefoot--it's almost like having extra hands! Don't get me wrong, I'm not a circus performer. I can't write with them or use chopsticks (dude, how cool would that be?!?), but I can pick up just about anything. In elementary school our "Track and Field Day" involved many games and activities for those of us not inclined towards running, and one of them was retrieving marbles from the bottom of a kiddie pool using only your feet. I was unstoppable.

3. More than anything in the world, I hate feeling stupid. I can dredge up a memory of something embarassing that happened a decade ago--something I guaruntee nobody but me remembers--and get just as embarassed and angry at myself thinking about it as I was at the time it happened. Why can't I let go? No idea.

4. When I was a kid I took myself way too seriously. I was that kid who was 10-going-on-30, who treated every task as monumental, who absolutely refused to fail (even when I very clearly was). When I first discovered theatre, I only wanted to do drama, because that was real--ironically I have since learned that comedy is SO much harder! I was a "serious" dancer too--no hip hop or "sexy" dancing for me, I was all about Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey. And while this seriousness has served me well, I feel like I missed out on some things as well. It took me forever to figure out how to dance in a club without feeling like an idiot, and now that I have? LOVE it! I think sometimes in my adult life I now overcompensate for my youthful seriousness by taking nothing seriously. Perhaps when I hit 30 I can find a happy medium.

5. I really don't care about getting married. I always thought I did, but honestly--I could live without. I'm not saying I wouldn't get married, just that I would be equally happy doing the Kurt Russell-Goldie Hawn thing. This is all provided, of course, that I can actually find a man whom I can tolerate being around for that long, who can also tolerate me! That, in and of itself, will be a monumental acheivement.

Hmmm... yes, I am an odd duck. I was told as much last night by a freshman who is a DECADE younger than me. So clearly, this is no secret.

Anyway, TAG! The following people are "it":

1. Princess Pointful. Because she is also trapped in End Of Semester Hell, and us Princesses have got to stick together :)
2. Spunk. Soon-to-be-unemployed redheads need entertainment. Also whatever she writes will make me laugh.
3. Samantha. Meeting a cute boy at jury duty? Totally deserves a tag...
4. Hope. If I had lived half the places she's lived... I would have a very interesting accent indeed.
5. Ashley. Unless she's been eaten by Thesis...

You have your mission, go forth! And be bloggy!

(Damnit, I really need to get more sleep...)


Princess of the Universe said...

Thanks for doing this- that was fantastic! :)

Samantha said...

I am the SAME WAY with my memory too! And I hate that I can never remember birthdays.

libby said...

that's awesome!! for some reason i have a knack for birthdays myself...and, I haaaate feeling stupid!!! totally hear you on that one!

good luck with exams and what not!!

Princess Pointful said...

Yay for memes! I especially like hearing the back stories of some of my favourite bloggers. Will try to do this one soon.

I, too, have the craziest memory. My family turns for me for details on everything- even if I was 9 at the time it happened.