I usually don’t do memes on this blog, but this one is fun. Write 10 random facts about yourself!
1) I don’t like biting into fruit, such as apples, pears, peaches, etc. I always have to cut it up.
2) I can’t stand anything coffee-flavored. I come from a family of coffee addicts who always thought I’d follow in their footsteps by college…but nope!! Tea for me, please!!
3) I can’t wear fancy shoes. My feet are very wide and practically flat. Fancy looking shoes result in arch pain galore — if I can even get my clown feet into them! How feminine!!!
4) I’ve been a serious lip balm addict since kindergarten. I usually wake up several times in the middle of the night to apply more lip balm. I used to be embarrassed by my addiction and I’d hide my lip balm under my pillow so I could reapply in the middle of the night.
5) I can really only cook Italian food for some reason, with the following exceptions: chili, noodle kugel, homemade macaroni and cheese, and grilled cheese. I don’t follow recipes when I cook Italian food, either.
6) I exercise best on an elliptical when guiltily thumbing through a tabloid and reading about Britney’s latest escapades.
7) I would love to have a career doing voices for cartoon characters. I can do really funny voices. I really can, I tell ya!!!
8) I got glasses when I was 13 but I didn’t need to start wearing them all the time until I was 20. I got contacts a year later. I wear contacts about 80% of the time. (Not today, though.)
9) I was a remarkably picky eater when I was a kid. I went through a phase where all I’d eat was pizza and grilled cheese. My dad once tricked me into eating baked ravioli because it looked like pizza. Now I’ll eat practically anything except for beans, goat cheese, or olives.
10) I have the first half of “The Cat in the Hat” memorized by heart.Filed under My Life, food, memes | Comment (0)
I thought this was fun…
|In 1981 (the year you were born)|
Ronald Reagan becomes president of the US
Minutes after Ronald Reagan becomes president, Iran releases 52 American hostages that had been held captive for 444 days
President Reagan is shot in the chest by would be assassin John Hinkley
Space shuttle Columbia, the world’s first reusable spacecraft, is sent into space
A suspended walkway in the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel collapses, killing 113
A female former lover files a “palimony” suit against tennis star Billie Jean King
President Reagan appoints Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court
The Pac-Man video game is introduced in the US
Alicia Keys, Elijah Wood, Kelly Rowland, Anna Kournikova, and Britney Spears are born
Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series
Oakland Raiders win Superbowl XV
New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup
Raiders of the Lost Ark is the top grossing film
“Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes spends the most time at the top of the US charts
MTV debuts on cable television, playing music videos 24 hours a day
Gimme a Break premieres
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Can you tell which route we took to get from California to Massachusetts? ;-) I nearly lost my mind going through Kansas…
Matt has me beat by a few states. I had him beat when I first moved here since I had the entire Northeast covered, because he had driven across the country twice (once when he moved here and once when I moved here)…but I visiting New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Rhode Island threw him into first place. I might need to visit a few states without him to put me into first place! :-)Filed under My Life, memes | Comments (4)
There’s been an IQ test floating around the blogosphere today from IQ-Challenge.com. It’s a complete hoax. No matter what you select on the test, it gives you a high score and a little image to put on your blog. While you see the image saying you scored highly (in the 150 range), other people who view your blog and see the image, it says you scored something between 70-80. The meme has travelled particularly far on Livejournal today.
It’s a hoax. You could answer every question wrong and it will tell you you’ve gotten a high score…but then when you post it elsewhere it will say you got an 80 or so.
The irony is that a lot of people got really cocky about how they scored on the IQ test. I saw one woman post the results on her blog and beneath the image she wrote something like: “Wow, I scored a 155! [My friend] only scored a 70. I guess I scored so much higher due to life experience and being a good test taker.” But the image said she only scored a 70-something as well.
Someone else’s blog post said, “I’m superior! I always knew I was brilliant!”
Just check out Google blogsearch…there are a ton of posts, mostly on Livejournal, of people proudly showing off their phony IQ scores. A few people even said, “This is a much better and more accurate IQ test than the one at Tickle.com!” Even though you could have guessed any question wrong on the phony test and have scored a 150+.
I can’t decide if the prank humorous or obnoxious. It really does say a lot about human nature. Before I knew it was a hoax, I tried to take it but the site was running slowly so I said “screw it”. Even if I took the test in its entirety, I’d have been really suspicious if I scored anything above a 120.
Things sure circulate fast on the internet.Filed under Blogs, Humor, memes | Comments (2)