Monday, August 18, 2008

Tagged, Part deux

4. I invented a holiday. True story. It's called Thanksgiving 2 and occurs on a convenient weekend in March. I brought forth Thanksgiving 2 for several reasons. I love the food; Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the year. Also, it goes along with the hosting thing that I love. People show up at my home, watch a marathon of fun movies, enjoy each other and delicious food (that I spend all day cooking with enthusiasm), and go away satisfied. Friends lend their help and time to make it exactly what a holiday should be - a special vacation. Thanksgiving 2 has only been held once, but will be an annual tradition. I'm also pleased to say that since it's not held on an actual holiday, people are free to spend the time with me instead of their families.

5. I crack myself up. Yeah. I really do. It makes sense: I have my exact sense of humor! But I frequently find myself laughing at myself when no one else is amused... Luckily, J will usually laugh at the same stuff, so I'm not alone. Thanks, J...

6. I hate talking on the phone. This doesn't apply to everyone - I don't hate being on the phone with people I never get to see. And I don't mind calls where there is an important transfer of information - those are good too. I do not want to be on the phone just to be on the phone. For that I prefer email or texting, where I have time to craft a response. I'm bad on the phone and I'm worse at calling people back. - I apologize. It doesn't mean AT ALL that I don't want to talk to you. It's just a major flaw, and one that - admittedly - makes me a poor correspondent. I'm not proud of it, but I have a terribly difficult time changing this particular behavior. Please, bear with me.

7. My ideal career arc is silly. So, if I could choose, I would be a movie star for the next few years, simultaneously owning a smoosh-faced-dog ranch; then I would take a little time off to have a baby; then I would be a movie star again for maybe 20 years; and then I would be the host of a game show that focused on movie trivia. I would kick Alex Trebek's ass.

I'm weird :)


Ouiser said...

it really is odd how similar and how different we are at the same time.

as for thanksgiving 2, let me know what weekend it is, because the ouiser family will start the tradition here, too.


feather nester said...

Oh, gosh, me, too, with the hating the phone. Except I hate it at all times. Unless someone's giving me really good news, like, "I quit my job and am moving to Nashville!" That would be good. Otherwise, I'm all awkward with poor timing. I don't do well without visual cues.

die Frau said...

Yes! We will totally have Thanksgiving 2 (especially if it's around my birthday-hah!). I also crack myself up, as you well know.

I love you for your weirdness and feel grateful that you take my calls.