Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Painted Maypole tagged me ages ago to do this meme, and I have just now gotten around to it. I could make some crafty excuses, but the reality is that I was too busy being lazy. Apparently, there are some crazy rules about posting the rules before the meme, but I say rules-schmules! I walk on the wild side. So here goes...

Eight (FASCINATING!) About Me:

1. I eat a Rice Krispie square for breakfast every day, Monday to Friday. Yep. Every. Single. Day of the Week. And I wonder why I'm getting fat. Hey, man, it's cereal - ain't it? Don't judge me till you try it. In my opinion, there's no better way to wake up in the morning.

2. If you want to make me weak in the knees, or a blubbering mess, all you have to do is play one of the following songs: Annie's Song (John Denver), I Will (Beatles), Teenage Sonata (Sam Cooke), In My Life (Beatles) or Landslide (Fleetwood Mac). I am a total sap.

3. While I remain firmly Christian in faith (my dad is a minister after all!), I find great peace in the image of the Tibetan Buddha. I have started a small collection in my house, and they make me happy every time I look at them.

4. Although I am not a liar, I remain rather partial to over-exaggeration. This bothers Mr Earth to no end, but secretly, I think he likes it. Without being immodest, I am quite possibly the Greatest Exaggerater Ever. It's an art, really.

5. Many women have shoe fetishes, or are constantly spending money on clothes. My shoes are worn, and I'm only buying new clothes right now because I'm forced to due to pregnancy. I'm broke because I spend all my money on expensive hair products. I don't know why, but I've conditioned (so punny!) myself to believe that my hair only looks good if I use the Good Stuff. My obsession right now? Pureology. The best hair care line I've found, and they're 100% Vegan, and earth friendly. Don't ask me how much this stuff costs, you don't want to know. Just touch my hair. It's so silky!

6. According to Mr Earth, I like old people chocolate bars. Personally, I see nothing wrong with Big Turk, Cadbury's Fruit and Nut, or Bridge Mixture. Solid chocolate choices. I think Mr Earth needs to expand his horizons.

7. I seriously thought Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth was a song about doughnuts. I kept wondering why they had to pass the dutchie around. Couldn't they afford to buy a whole dozen? Kinda funny. Kinda sad, too.

8. Apparently, I am the Most Boring Person Ever. Asked to do a meme on eight things about me and these are the most interesting things I could think of? Most of these revolve around food! I'm not sure what that says about me.

I would tag eight people, but I'm so late doing this that I don't believe there is anyone out there who hasn't done it already.


Beck said...

Okay, what's Pass the Dutchie about then? Because a Dutchie is a doughnut, correct...?
I read this great book once, years ago, called "Christian Lovingkindness", all about the Christian application of Buddhist teachings. You might like it.
I made Rice Krispie squares once with Rice Krispie Squares Cereal. It was all very meta.
Mr. Earth is wrong. Those are not OLD-PEOPLE chocolate bars - those are the chocolate bars favoured by people with wisdom. Such as the elderly.

painted maypole said...

Thanks for playing along. Hey! I'm a PK, too! We have LOTS in common! I never really thought about Pass the Dutchie, but now, thinking of it as an adult, I can guess what they meant. I used to think the Huey Lewis and the News song was "I want a new TRUCK" (instead of drug)... that makes me feel rather stupid now.

kgirl said...

uh oh. i may have to try fancy new expensive vegan shampoo.

and #7 cracked my shit up.

btw - i haven't been tagged for this meme by ANYONE. no worries.

bubandpie said...

Do you make the squares yourself, or buy the pre-packaged kind?

This is a hard meme, isn't it? It's really just an insidious attempt to convince all of us that we're boring.

NotSoSage said...

Fruit & Nut is NOT old people chocolate. It's damn fine chocolate, Mr. Earth.

Pureology is the line that Joe's dad uses at his salon. I love it. But can't afford it unless it's gifted. Your hair MUST be soft.

Kyla said...

Its not call "Pass the Dolce" as in Dolce and Gabbana? Because then I totally would get why they couldn't afford more. ;)

You're pregnant...talk about food all you'd like. :)

God, I want a rice krispie treat. Mmmmm.

Sandra said...

"In My Life" gets me everytime. I have a lump in my throught just writing it.

And there ain't nothing wrong with old people's chocolate bars :)

ewe are here said...

All about food?
It says you're pregnant. ;-)

And what's wrong with a little exaggeration... makes life entertaining! (Of course, I'll have to keep telling myself that when my boys start lying, errr, I mean exaggerating....

petite gourmand said...

ha ha..I thought they were talking about a doughnut too...hilarious.
and I have to agree with mr. earth on the senior citizen chocolate choices..too funny.

Alpha DogMa said...

I love Big Turk! You, me and Beck - we seem to be the only ones eating it. WHY? It is so good.

My son was given a commercially-made, hermetically-sealed Rice Krispie square at a party, but it was rectangular. It totally blew his mind. Maybe he'd been passing the Dutchie 'round?

Susanne said...

The thing that the "eight things about me"-meme tells us is that everyone thinks she is somehow weird.

There is nothing wrong with talking about food all the time.

And you can't be the world's greatest exaggerator because that would be me. Or maybe my son.