Saturday, November 29, 2008

Star Wars - Episode 26: Attack of the Memes

I've been double-tagged with the latest meme by Brian and Tina.

Okay, here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you. Did it.

2. Post the rules on your blog. Done.

3. Write six random, arbitrary things about yourself. See below.

4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. Don't feel like it.

5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog. See previous comments.

6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up. Oh, alright!

Okay, here we go with six random and arbitrary things about myself.

I. I once wanted to be a Social Studies teacher, but a semester of student teaching quickly disabused me of that notion. Now, I am a trademark paralegal.

II. Whenever I shop at the supermarket, I almost always choose to go on line for the register that has the cutest looking register clerk. My favorites at the Shoprite on Woodbury Road: Jocelyn, Maria, Jennifer, and Arianna. The exception is if I am in a terrible hurry, whereupon I choose the register that has the shortest line or no line at all, regardless of who is manning the register.

III. I order the Iced Mocha Espresso with soy milk at my local Cosi so often that the regular staff there just ask me "Do you want your usual?"

IV. While I don't believe in the existence of a supreme being, astrology, tarot cars, and extraterrestrial visitations to Earth, I have this unrational belief sometimes that I cannot be seriously harmed. To be specific, it does not mean that I can drink a jug of Clorox or jump out of an airplane with no parachute and not die. It's just that sometimes it seems like I have this luck about me that makes things turn out alright for me in the end.

V. I am deaf in my right ear and have apparently been that way since shortly after child birth. My mom told me that when I was still an infant, I came down with a bad fever. When I was in kindergarten, I thought that hearing in only one ear was normal, sort of like being left handed or right handed.

VI. I absolutely hate Star Wars I, II, and III, and VI.


Anonymous said...

I always go for the cutest checkout girl too. However, my exception is when I'm buying embarrasing personal items - then I go for the ugliest clerk in the place. I know that's terribly sexist and it makes me a bad person... but that's just the way it is.

I also hate the new episodes of Stars Wars, but I love all of the original three.

tina FCD said...

That's funny, my husbands name is Brian.

Weird, I always go to the checkout with the least good looking cashier. They seem to be more efficient and personable.

#4 kind of reminds me of the movie Unbreakable with Bruce Willis. Have you seen it?

#5, My son is totally deaf since two years old.

Tommy, thanks for doing the meme, sometimes they are a pain in the ass I know, but I kind of enjoyed this short one. Again thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

I did this one too. I gave you some of the credit for tagging me, so maybe the meme police will give you some slack. :-)

As for #4, I would guess that you just have a positive outlook on life. People who feel unlucky generally only notice the bad things that happen to them.

Tommy said...

Hey all!

Brian, I do try to alternate between them. I wouldn't want to look like a stalker or fanboy!

Tina, I haven't seen Unbreakable, but I read the plot summary on Wikipedia. The example I had in mind was an old Twilight Zone episode wherein some guy somehow could not be killed no matter what he did. He drank poison and did all kinds of other things, but nothing effected him. I don't remember how it ended though.

Tranching, yes I do tend to be optimistic in my outlook, though I was not always so. I think I became more of an optimist after I became an atheist because I realized that I was responsible for what happened to me, not some higher force, and that I could make things better if I really wanted to.

Poodles said...

I wanted to be a teacher too, student teaching cured me of that as well.

Stardust said...

Weird, I always go to the checkout with the least good looking cashier. They seem to be more efficient and personable.


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