Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Let's just pretend I'm totally normal

Yesterday I got meme-tagged by a total stranger! I've decided to view this as a good thing. Either my blog is gaining readers, or that "stalker-of-the-month club" wasn't such a rip-off after all.

So, thanks to QuirkyLoon, I must now tell you seven weird things about myself. I think I may have done this meme before.... let's see....
Yes. I did it over at Jantics, last January.
And here's a different one, where I posted nine weird things about me back in October 2006.

So I'll do my best to post seven more things.

1. I love cookies, but will NOT eat raw cookie dough because I know it usually has raw eggs in it. I would never eat a plain raw egg in all its slimy slippery ooozy glory; the very thought gags me. So, logically, I can't stand eating anything with raw eggs in it. I promise I will never fight you to the death over a tube of raw cookie dough. You can have it. Take it. (TAKE it!!!)

2. In a similar vein, I used to love mixed drinks that had sour mix in them (e.g. whiskey sours, amaretto sours) until I learned that sour mix is sometimes made with raw egg whites. Really. Here's one recipe that has it. Here's another. And another. Because I can't stand the thought of drinking raw eggs, I no longer have these drinks at all anymore.

3. The same goes for mayonnaise. I can't stand the taste of mayo, I can't stand the smell of mayo, AND it has raw eggs in it. Ack. Plus I'm pretty sure it's also made from the popped zits of Satan.

4. When I pump gas, I feel best if the total ends in zeroes. (example: $17.00). Failing that, the next best thing is for it to be a multiple of 50 cents. (example: $18.50). If I'm off by a cent, it bothers me, as if I have sullied the perfection of the beautiful pristine zero. Monday afternoon I pumped a total of $12.25 and I still don't feel quite right about it. Please hug me.

5. I like the scent of men's deodorant better than the scent of women's deodorant. Sometimes I will actually wear men's deodorant. Hey, why not; it works just as well, plus it doesn't make me smell like somebody dumped a tacky perfume bottle over my pores.

6. I once ran over a snake with a lawnmower... and I have to guiltily admit that I kinda enjoyed it. Snakes are fine as long as they're either (a) in escape-proof enclosures (b) on other continents, or (c) dead. I could probably enjoy petting one of those giant anaconda things, but not one of those slinky little garter snakes. Too quick, too sneaky, too much potential for surprising me. And I like the contents of my bladder right where they are, thank you very much.

7. I love putting tabasco sauce on fish sticks. (And, yes, actually eating them afterward).


Trukindog said...

Well it's good to know that havin a giant anaconda wrap itself around you and squeezin the contents of your bladder and everything else in your body OUT as it begins to swallow you whole would not surprise you. :)

Gwenhwyfar said...

I love snakes and raw cookie dough, but I also tend to wear men's deodorant (until I recently bought some "Tom's of Maine" stuff on a whim), require that my gas purchases and in a zero and dislike mayo. So do you still love me?

Da Old Man said...

You may owe a different #7 because that isn't quirky enough. White Castle serves it's fish sandwiches with optional hot sauce. And those fish sandwiches are just 2 fish sticks stapled together for your convenience.

Anonymous said...

So with you on mayo - nasty stuff

Giggle Pixie said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who is completely grossed out by even the THOUGHT of eating mayo, or anything CONTAINING mayo!!!

But...I'll take your raw cookie dough.

Marilyn said...

Wow. We really don't have that much in common after all... but I do prefer men's deodorant. Probably has something to do with how they smell like men... the kind of men who smell nice, and I kinda like men. Except the ones with cooties.

Janna said...

Trukindog: I can think of worse things. :)

Gwen: Tom doesn't smell very good?

DaOldMan: Really? I'm more normal than I though? Wow.

BroadwayMatron: True! True! True!

GigglePixie: You can definitely have all my raw cookie dough.

Marilyn: At this point, I might actually settle for cooties.

ettarose said...

Hilarious. # 3 killed me. I can eat mayo, but extremely light on a sandwich. I may never eat it again after your descriptove comment.

Gwenhwyfar said...

Tom's deodorant smells fine, but I hear Tom could do with a bath.

JD at I Do Things said...

I started feeling grossed out about raw eggs and Satan's popped zits.

Then I got to Tabasco sauce on fish sticks and fell in love a little.

DANG! That sounds good! Thank you.

JD at I Do Things

Janna said...

Ettarose: Try honey mustard instead! Make sure it's the kind that doesn't have mayo whipped into it.

Gwen: Does he have a website? I've never heard of "Tom's Of Maine" before. I could Google it, of course, except for that whole thing about being lazy.

JD: It IS good. Sounds odd but it's delicious. :)

Anonymous said...

Loved it Janna!

I don't think I'll ever be able to look at mayo the same way again, so thank-you? I think!

Popped zits of Satan. Whew, now that's a keeper of a phrase!

Gwenhwyfar said...

See what a fucking sweetheart I am?
And I bought the Tom's deodorant because I'm actually really allergic to perfume and they make a great unscented deodorant that doesn't hurt my brain! Yay! No brain hurty!

Janna said...

QuirkyLoon: It might also include other bodily secretions of Satan, but I didn't want to get too graphic...

Gwen: I thank you, Tom thanks you, and your brain thanks you.