Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The 7 Weirdnesses Of Bybee

Dewey tagged me for this meme several days ago, and I've had a hell of a time culling the list down to something manageable!

1. I used to lie and tell people that my birthday was December 10th instead of December 11th because I wanted to have the same birthday as Emily Dickinson. I was born around 5 a.m. on the 11th, so it really wasn't that much of a lie, but at the time, it felt like I was telling a whopper.

2. A bowl of popcorn liberally laced with pickled jalapeno peppers is my idea of comfort food.

3. While watching a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game, I can't read when the opposing team is up to bat, because if I'm engrossed in my book and not watching carefully, those SOBs will score a run (or worse!) off of my beloved Cards.

4. If I get an interesting word on my rack in Scrabble, I'll play it even if there's a better move available. "Gadfly" is a recent example.

5. When I'm running a fever, I dream each letter of the alphabet in agonizingly slow motion. The letters pulsate. They hurt me.

6. I absolutely crave time alone. I'm a solitary junkie. The more solitude I get, the more I want.

7. I can't spell "weird". I have to look it up every time.

Tag! You're it! If you've already been tagged by someone else, my apologies.

Lazy Cow
Sam Houston


Zeek said...

HA! I have the same problem with "weird"- every time I type it, it looks weird.

And frankly, popcorn and pickled peppers doesn't sound bad- two of my favorite things!

I'll put my list up tomorrow!

~quoting beth said...

I do the same thing in Scrabble! Then again, I'm normally playing my son and trying to teach him new words.

Literary Feline said...

I love that you wished your birthday was Emily Dickenson's! :-) She's my favorite poet.

I value my alone time too. When my husband decides to take a day off on my scheduled Friday off, I get a little grumpy. I get over it and look forward to spending the extra time with him in the end, but there's a moment when I resent the fact that he is encroaching on my alone time.

joemmama said...

Only 7???? This may take a little time to narrow down!!!!!

John Mutford said...

Well, a fellow Sagitarius. Mine's the 13th, same as Dick Van Dyke's.

Isabella said...

I'm totally with you on points 4, 6, and 7. Me too!

Apart from that, I'm not weird at all though. (Will think on this...)