Sunday, January 20, 2008

tagging out bits of randomness

My British/Frenchie blogger pal Mya tagged me last week, in which I'm supposed to share seven random blurbs about myself to fulfill this tagging requirement. Unfortunately, I didn't have any exciting sex with animals or drinking or even drug-related incidents to recount, but I feel confident that I'll make the best of this opportunity to share a little bit more about myself (and hopefully entertain as well). So here goes ...

1. I have an unhealthy dependence on adverb modifiers (e.g., too, so, very, really, rather) in my writing. It's like I'm never satisfied with stating a clearly quantified position; it appears I always feel compelled to pump it up a notch or two -- it's so very immature and really rather weak to write that way!

2. I attended five elementary schools, one middle school, three high schools, and four institutes of higher learning -- I've only just managed to graduate from college in 2005!

3. At my second high school (student population = 42), I was the only white cheerleader. It was there that the black girls took pity on me (or more than likely were terribly embarrassed by me!) and had to teach me how to have rhythm and how to dance.

4. I've always wanted to be a drummer and be a part of a kick ass all-girl rock band.

5. Because I like the color blue so much, that preference greatly influenced my decision to join the Air Force over the Army (much, much nicer uniforms!)

6. Among a vast array of eligible and good-looking military men, I chose to pursue Pos because he looked mighty fine in those BDUs (that's military for Battle Dress Uniform, or simply put, camouflage!)

7. I really can't embrace the culinary arts - food is fuel as far as I'm concerned. I know, I know, it's a tremendously lazy and bland attitude to have, but food preparation really doesn't revve my engine (unlike the unheralded art of household clutter control -- now there's something to get my giblets all in a twitter!!)

Well folks, there's some of my silly randomness for your reading pleasure -- I hope it enlightens as well as entertains.

Cheers :)


Jeni said...

Hmmm. I'm wondering now if maybe I treated food as "fuel" if it would change my eating habits at all - maybe kick in what little bit of conservativeness that might be lurking about inside me? Do ya think that's even a possibility? Probably not -at my age, I kind of think it might be a bit late to try to change methods there.

Dave said...

You're from Louisiana and food doesn't float your boat?

(Reference a post titled something like "The Crossroads" and what may have come before and after a year or so ago at Pos's blog. If I'm right about the title, I'm impressed with me.)

Dave said...

Got it mostly wrong. Mississippi. And it's "Went Down to the Crossroads."

I'm giving me a passing grade.

molly gras said...

Jeni -
What a great suggestion! We all become the hybriads of human food consumation and throttle back on on our grocery intake!

Dave -
Right the first time - I'm from southern Louisiana. Unfortunately I don't have a problem with the eating of good food; I just lack interest in preparing said good food!

Iota said...

Clutter control. I'd love to know how to do that. Don't they teach that in the Air Force?

Lil sis said...

Having known you for 36 1/2 years (it hurts just to write that), I have to say that I'm shocked and dismayed by the adverb problem. The rest of the stuff, I have no trouble believing.

molly gras said...

Iota -
Yeah! So nice to have you pop by! And as far as clutter control goes, it's like an OCD thing with me -- I get all manic and psycho when it comes to constantly cleaning up around here. The poopy problem with that particular penchant is that it's such a dreadfully transient condition. BLAH

Lil sis -
Excuse me! You don't know the half of it. I haven't even confessed my "Humpty Dumpty" syndrome (thanks to my husband) -- I'll save that for a post some day :)

Posolxstvo said...

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone,' it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.'

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master - that's all.'

- Through The Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll

molly gras said...

Pos - you little rascal, you beat me to the informative "punch"


Mya said...

Great random 7 Molly!

By the way, I do hope you aren't implying I have sex with animals!?? Not ALL animals...just kangaroos (accidently.)

Mya x

molly gras said...

Mya -
Not implying, just interpreting -- obviously rather inaccurately ;)