Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Thursday Thirteen #103 -- Stolen from Snarky Pants

Yes, I'm stealing from you again, Lisa! I'm too distracted to come up with a real, original TT idea, so this week I continue to recycle from Snarky Pants and present 13 more previously undisclosed facts about moi.



1) The movie character I relate to the most is Katie Morosky (The Way We Were) in that I believe everything we do matters to our fellow man in some way and so I can't not pay attention and I can't not care. I'm also very sure of everything I'm sure about. I've been told this makes me a wee bit too intense at times.

2) Janis Ian's "At 17" is still painful for me to hear. ("I heard the truth at 17 that love was meant for beauty queens …")

3) Kathie Lee Gifford ties with Madonna as the female celebrity who annoys me the most.

4) My legs are still good. If/when I get those varicose veins taken care of, I intend to wow the unsuspecting Midwest by showing off my gams.

5) I used to be a pretty fair tree climber, back in the day.

6) My most horrifying amusement park moment didn't involve a roller coaster. No, it was the bumper cars. I got stuck beside the empty tires and couldn't get out, and the pimply kid with the microphone kept yelling, "Come on, #3! Get out of there, #3!" Like I wouldn't if I could!

7) I'm really not as smart as I may seem. The first time I saw the headline, "BREAKING NEWS! Pirates Take Hostages," I actually thought that some of the Pittsburgh players sprung out of the dug out to confront rowdy fans. Really. I'm not kidding. Would I cop to such a ridiculous notion if it weren't true?

8) I'm inexplicably drawn to marathons on the USA Network. I have put my life on hold to indulge in episode afer episode of Law & Order: SVU, Monk, Psyche and NCIS.

9) I've been to Germany, France and Switzerland but really have no desire to return to Europe at all. If I had extra money to spend on a vacation, I'd rather go to the Grand Canyon (which I've never seen) or New York (which I loved).

10) Between the time I spend at my keyboard at work, and then while farting around online, I worry about getting carpal tunnel syndrome.

11) I'd much rather bake than cook (though I don't really enjoy either).

12) I'm sorry I never saw Elvis or Frank Sinatra in concert.

13) One of my favorite oldies to sing along with is "You Were on My Mind" by the We Five, even though the lyrics make no sense to me whatsoever.

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  1. I "you tube-d" the We Five song and now I can't get it out of my mind.

  2. I could never climb a tree.....Love the list!

  3. What a fun list. Thanks for sharing a part of you. HappyT13!

  4. Yep, Kathy Gifford is annoying. Great list...funny how music does things to us, isnt it? Happy TT my friend.

  5. That's a great T13. I can't climb a tree either.

  6. Kathy Lee is the epitome of annoying. I think Regis is worse!

  7. I prefer to bake, too.

  8. Boy do I agree with you on #3!

    I finally have a new TT up and running.

    The Pink Flamingo

  9. nice list you got here. i would like to see grand canyon when i visit the USA someday!

    happy TT!

    hope you can visit my list too!

  10. Thanks for sharing your great list!

    Kathy Lee bugs me too!

  11. Great idea for a list. My 13 is posted. Have a terrific Thursday. Mmmmmm, yes to #3 [the Kathy L. Gifford one]

  12. #7 made me laugh - and boy oh boy do I identify with #8!

  13. Great list and I'd much rather see more of the good old USA, especially the Grand Canyon, too.

  14. madonna is pretty annoying.

  15. Anonymous11:34 AM

    #2, I know what you mean. That song still upsets me too.
    #11, you & I both. Especially the preferring not to do either.

  16. Number 7 made me laugh....not that you believed it....but admitting to it....I like you already! xoxox

  17. I love your list! I can't stand Kathie Lee or Madonna either...

  18. Good revelations this week. I also relate to your bio info. I'm in the same age range, but not sure I'm where I'd like to be by now.

  19. Oh, I almost forgot I agree totally about Kathie Lee. And if we want to mention 15 minute celebs, it's got to be octo-mom.

  20. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed this list, especially the Janis Ian reference.

  21. I like lists like this one. It's fun to find out more about you. I wasn't allowed to climb trees when I was young. I probably couldn't have gotten back down anyway so it's just as well.

  22. Always feel free to steal from me. Alas, I will always be in your debt since I steal from you way more!

    (I dislike Kathie Gifford too, always have. Yet, I once got a song by her to play on my Ipod. I think that was in a moment of insanity many years ago!)

  23. I'm not in the Midwest but I'd still like to see your legs. Any chance of a photo? :)

  24. I'm sorry - are we related?! Pretty much from #3 on down I could have written those same things. Although in #7 I was thinking Johnny Depp when I saw the headlines. Your version made me laugh my ass off - because I could picture that completely. And regarding #8 - you would probably enjoy one of our former T13's (when it was on hiatus) here.