Thursday, August 14, 2008

Six awesomely badass quirks

Guess what! The lovely and talented Petra over at The Wise (Young) Mommy has tagged me for my very first meme ever! I am such a sucker for these things, and if you cant stand them, don't add me as a friend on your myspace! I mean, who can resist an opportunity for some good old fashioned self exploitation?!?

This one is titled, " Six Unspectacular Quirks About You". Hmm. I hate to break it to you guys, but I must admit, there is nothing unspectacular about me. I mean, really. So I'm renaming this meme to:


Much better. Here goes.

1. Apparently I am quirky about food.

I guess I am a weirdo for wanting my food when or how I want it, but whatever - if I'm not in the mood for chinois, mexican or pizza, I will not eat it. Refuse. Decline. Reject. I guess this makes me HARD TO LIVE WITH, but go cry me a river - I live with your obsessive cleanliness habit, okay?! CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN! Do you see me complaining?

2. I have a thing for free publications.

You know those stands at the exit of the grocery store with the Apartment Guides, Thrifty Nickles and Greensheets? Yeah, those. If you come into my house, you'll find them stacked up on the side table, next to the couch, driving my anal retentive boyfriend with an obsessive cleaning habit crazy generally enhancing the ambiance of my dwelling. My favorites are the Houston Press, Houston Family, and Skirt! Magazine. One of the great things about living in the city is the abundance of independently published free magazines. And okay, okay, I still get the Greensheet, too.

3. I will not drink light beer.

I just won't do it. Its disgusting. I haven't had a light beer in over 5 years, and I refuse to choke down a beer that tastes like pee. And don't tell me I've never tasted pee so I cant make that analogy because I really don't want to get into that discussion - it's just too humiliating. Beers are meant to be enjoyed, and I would rather be a happy size 10 with my Shiner Bock than be miserable size 6 drinking my Miller Lite.

4. I do not wear undies.

I haven't worn underwear in like, 9 years. Well, actually, when I wear dresses and skirts I do, but other than that, I am sans culottes. On Valentines day this year, I received a lovely box from Victoria's Secret filled to the brim with lovely, lacy things, and once in HS on my birthday I got a bunch of undies from a girl friend...perhaps some people don't exactly agree with my way of life?

5. I don't own a cell.

I haven't had a cell phone for almost a year now, and I do not want one, either. I think they're like invisible leashes. When I'm out doing stuff alone, I like to be alone, and I don't want to deal with having to turn my phone off just to get some personal time. I get a lot of shit about this, because people either want to get a hold of me and cant, or think I'm being irresponsible by not having one. True, having a cell will come in handy if I ever get a flat tire or something, but I rarely travel alone these days, and besides, what did people do when they had car trouble before cell phones?

6. I used to be a hippy

I fully believe I used to be a hippy in a past life. I'm completely serious. Evidence that points to this: Unexplained affection towards gunnysacks, 70's music, bohemian fashion and daisies, past promiscuous sex, I used to smoke a lot of joints until I had a kid, peace signs, and hairstyle. Oh yes, and see #4. Other past lives I've had: Titanic casualty (severe aversion to cold water), Cleopatra (the exotic qualities have been passed along), and Amelia Earhart (don't ask me how I know, I just do.)


Now of course, this meme comes with rules but I don't want to tag any one number of people because I want to know all the SPECTACULAR quirks all of you have! I'm serious!!! All of you guys who come to read my blog should do this because I am interested in finding out good dirt I can hold against you later to get you to do something illegal for me relevant and interesting facts about all my fellow bloggers!!! Do it!


Sassy Mama Bear said...

My SIL does not wear underwear, which has gotten her in a bit of trouble at work, when she wears a short skirt or certain shorts. You have to understand though my Fil is a nudist so she was raised that way. I believe I was a hippy too, I was born to 2 hippies though.

Petra said...

HAHAHA. I don't wear underwear either (isn't it just so lovely and free?) and I also used to be a hippy! Cool beans lady. I like you more now.

Dirty Laundry Diva said...

I can't imagine not wearing undies... I guess it might be time to try it now huh? But don't things rub your hoo-ha and irritate it (like denim)?

Whiney Momma said...

Love your blog, love your humor. I just read about 5 posts and I am hooked...I needed a little de-stress and you definitely have done that. A bit thanks! Will be visiting again.

Deb on the Rocks said...

I am with you on the light beer boycott. Nasty. Drink half a beer if you want half the calories, and then chase it with a glass of water, but don't order nasty beer!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I used to be a hippy too. I lived in a commune in San Francisco in 1969! Small world isn't it? Have a great day and weekend. :)

Athena said...

smb - yeah, you have to watch the way you sit down in certain shorts if your not wearing undies! It must have been interesting to have been raised by nudists!

Petra - aw, thanks :)

DLD - You'd think so, but nope!

whiney momma - wow, thank you so much! how flattering! hope to see you back around here, soon!

Deb - I'm gonna suggest that to my Michelob Ultra beer drinking friends, thanks!

Sandee - You lived in a hippy commune? Awesome!

Chat Blanc said...

I respect ya for not having a cell. I actually despise the phone. It makes me feel guilty for not answering it 24-7.

thanks for sharing your quirks! :)

ettarose said...

You go my sister of the no panties! I get a lot of crap from my friends, but hey who the hell cares right. I def smoked a lot of joints, have never owned a cell phone and life goes on!

Petra said...

I gave you an award on my blog! Check it out baby!