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Friday, December 08, 2006

I've been tagged (Six Weird Things). Look out, some of you are next

So Freddie has paid me back for a meme I tagged her with several months ago.

Here it is, as I've copied it from her blog:

Here are the rules: Each player of this game starts with the "6 Weird Things about You." People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says 'you are tagged' in their comments and tell them to read your blog!"

  1. I can drink hot chocolate while it is scalding hot, but I have to let my coffee cool to lukewarm before I can drink it.
  2. My fingers are double jointed. I can pop 'em and pose 'em in all sorts of claw-like positions, and I can bend my thumbs so far backward that they touch the base of the top of my wrist.
  3. I'm a borderline germophobe. I'm not quite Seinfeld, but I'm close. I'll shake hands w/folks and take half of a cookie that a co-worker has snapped in two. Anything more - especially if it involves strangers - and I'm ready to climb into a decontamination tank.
  4. I swear I think I might have experienced déjà vu. Seriously, on several occasions, while hanging out with friends and/or lounging w/my wife they have started to describe a particular circumstance or situation or incident they had been recently involved in. And I interrupted them and finished the story, with specific detail...and they hadn't told me these stories before. I know, I know. It sounds crazy. But this is about my weirdness.
  5. My second toe AKA the colonel on my right foot is actually slightly longer than the big toe AKA the brigadier general, on that foot.
  6. I can eat mayonnaise only if it is stirred or mixed into a dish, like tuna salad. But if I try to eat it "straight," just spread atop a sandwich I'll get sick to my stomach.

Man, I feel so vulnerable now. That's OK. In the words of Freddie, "now to target six more potential weirdos:"

Matt, Yas, MKH, BriliantDonkey, Manola, and Vikki, consider yourselves tagged.

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  • Mutant!

    (Alarm sounding.)

    By Blogger Matt, at 3:02 PM  

  • Ha! You're jealous. You wish you could bend your fingers backwards and experience deja vu. I could be one of the X-Men!

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 3:54 PM  

  • ..."the colonel" and the "brigadier general"? Bwah!

    Thanks for playing along James.

    By Anonymous Freddie, at 3:55 PM  

  • You hot chocolate drinking, double jointed, borderline germophobic, story finishing, toe naming, mayonnaise mixing weirdo!

    By Blogger The Sarcasticynic, at 6:10 PM  

  • I know it, Sarc. My folks tried to give me to the circus when I was a kid.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 7:43 PM  

  • The toe length thing I've seen before, it's the names, James. Why so formal?

    By Blogger mist1, at 8:23 PM  

  • damn you. lol i will do it tonight. blogger only lets me log in late at night and on the weekends. i have no idea why. they wont answer my emails or help me. thats why i opened and am using the livejournal. check that one during the day. lol soo....

    damn you for the tagggg but i will do it hehehe.

    ps the only reason i was able to comment on your blog before during the day was because you were not on beta. now you are. sucky. lol

    By Blogger Yasamin, at 9:18 PM  

  • Wow... it seems as if I've read this blog entry before. Next you're going to say 6 weird things about yourself... dang, this is spooky.

    I've half convinced myself that one sometimes dreams things and then they happen. Unfortunately they're usually stupid things like "going downstairs and putting some dirty dishes in the dishwasher with the clean ones". What we need is useful deja vu... perhaps something involving technology stocks.

    By Blogger Rob, at 11:30 PM  

  • Rob I'm working on the stock profiles...right after the Pick 3 numbers.

    And mist1, I can't take credit for the formal names. I think I borrowed the idea from you. I saw on someone's blog recently - I thought it was yours? - toes with formal names. And given my affinity for nerdiness (and my toes' "commanding" presence) I thought rank was appropriate for them.

    That's crazy about the evenings and weekends Yas. Sounds like Blogger has you on a cell phone plan. I'll make it a point to visit the livejournal spot during the day.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 11:48 PM  

  • i aint down for mayo in the sammich or burger or anything else thats not resembling potato salad either lol

    and my tag is up. :)

    and i miss my friend.

    By Blogger Yasamin, at 1:48 AM  

  • "I can eat mayonnaise only if it is stirred or mixed into a dish, like tuna salad. But if I try to eat it "straight," just spread atop a sandwich I'll get sick to my stomach".

    James, I'm with you on the mayo-thing. The thought of the stuff grosses me out, but I can handle it if I concentrate on something else, and only if it's mixed in Tuna fish. However, I can drink the water in a can of tuna straight up, and anyone who has ever seen me do this has gagged on the spot.

    By Blogger captain corky, at 2:31 AM  

  • Yeah - the germ thing is alright.
    We can dig out our hand sanitizer!

    I don't like mayo either. It makes me puke, too. Gag.

    That long toe runs in some of our family members too. I don't have it but I can still pick up a pencil and write with my toes. Of course you can't read it. But I know what it says.

    Nice to meet you - I've been seeing your comments here and there

    By Blogger Pamela, at 4:30 AM  

  • Okay, James, my list is up.

    The only thing on your list I would consider weird is the toe-naming thing. I have heard of (ahem) other named parts, but toes?

    By Blogger mkh, at 1:12 PM  

  • I am double jointed, but not as much as was a great way to gross people out in grade school...I used to be able to fold my thumb unto the back of my hand (below the knuckles...)

    By Blogger Claudia, at 1:37 PM  

  • Thanks for tagging me. Um gonna have to get back to you tomorrow on that b/c right now I'm preparing for a night on the town. Oh yes, someone has a new clubbing shirt.

    I might even fight a *%$#! or two!--Chappelle

    By Blogger Matt, at 2:49 PM  

  • I love that you did this. You are so cool.

    By Blogger Dayngr, at 3:29 PM  

  • JB, got your note about my blog. Duly noted. It's up and running again. Thx.

    By the way, I need to call out JB: He can only fall asleep if the television is on.

    Now, to call myself out: I like peanuts, but hate peanut butter. I hate shrimp. My arms are so double-joined that I've scared people. I think one of my legs is longer than the other.

    By Blogger Drew, at 6:36 PM  

  • Drew, you'r back! Yeah, it's true. I do need some sort of background noise to fall asleep - either TV, or radio. That's not so weird though. I'll bet half the people who commented here have the same habit.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 7:02 PM  

  • I've dated plenty of people who needed noise to sleep. Sadly, my snoring doesn't suffice.

    By Blogger mkh, at 9:04 PM  

  • JB,

    Actually, you're right. Most of us are that way, I think. I'm a lifelong insomniac, and I've tried a million things to improve sleep. Some kind of bacground noise usually helps, but it's usually like a whirring fan or something like that.

    By Blogger Drew, at 10:23 PM  

  • As for the noise thing....I prefer quiet. I love rain falling but if the TV or radio is on, forget it! I won't sleep...yet I can sleep with the lights on no problem.

    By Blogger Claudia, at 11:23 PM  

  • Dayngr, thanks!

    Yas, Capt. Corky, Pamela, I knew I wasn't crazy w/the mayonnaise thing.

    And Pamela, we've gotta keep it clean, right?

    MKH, my snoring has gotten me banished to the couch or spair bedroom more times than I can count.

    Claudia and Drew, those sound like the right sort of noises to fall asleep to. But there's something about hearing conversation that's soothing to me.

    And Drew, it just occured to me that you described yourself as Frankenstein in your earlier post, ya crazy non-peanut butter eater.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 11:36 PM  

  • Oh, and Matt, please tell me your new club gear isn't one of those shiny Night at the Roxburry shirts.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 11:56 PM  

  • James, you guessed correctly. It is a SHINY maroon shirt I thought would be very festive. I am a tool.....

    By Blogger Matt, at 4:54 PM  

  • Hi James, ok, you got me! :-)

    BTW, you have only given rank to three of your toes. are the other seven not in the military?

    By Blogger Manola Blablablanik, at 6:16 PM  

  • Matt, noooooooooooooooooo! At least promise you didn't do the lawn sprinkler dance while wearing that shirt (and no, that dance doesn't involve "sprinkling" people). If you saw the movie, you know what dance I mean.

    Manola, my toes didn't want to all show off their rank, but if you must know, beyond the brigadier general and the colonel, there is also the lieutenant general, the major general, the lieutenant colonel, the major, the captain, the first lieutenant and the second lieutenant.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 7:31 PM  

  • I forgot a toe, Manola. Someone pointed out that I'd just listed nine ranks. So let's give that last little guy the rank of ensign.

    By Blogger James Burnett, at 9:39 PM  

  • Weird things and faults are awful close with some people

    A few weird items

    I keep the ticket stubs from every event I've ever attended (ball games, concerts, movies, etc. ). If I lose mine, I try to get someone else's.

    One of my legs is slightly shorter than the other one but I cover it by pimpstrutting.

    I take every sandwich I get served and rebuild it from the bread up.

    I read the Bible just so I could explain to my moms (and anybody who had a problem with it) why I don't do church.

    I program my own ringtones into my cellphone using the play melody function. It took me about forty five minutes to put the Godfather theme in there. Great if you can read sheet music.

    That's enough.

    Sorry 'bout the army toes, mayo, bro.

    By Anonymous Big Daddy, at 10:27 PM  

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