Saturday, August 19, 2006

Counting Down the Numbers

I've been tagged by the wonderful Marni for a meme! Always happy to oblige!

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The Numbers Meme

Ten Years Ago
I had been married for almost four years, and I was probably at home, sleeping or nursing a six-month old Offspring.

Five Years Ago
Offspring was starting kindergarten and I was working as a substitute teacher. I took a long term PreK assignment, and ended up teaching PreK students for about 10 weeks. It was a blast, and Offspring was right across the hall, so I got to see her all the time.

One Year Ago
I had just been transferred back to my school after an awful year spent at a preppy, country-clubby school. I was so happy to be home, I just couldn’t tell you.

Five Songs I Know All the Words to
1. “American Pie” by Don MacLean
2. “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell
3. “Grendel” by Marillion (it’s an 18 minute-long song!)
4. “New Religion” by Duran Duran
5. “The Saga Begins” by Weird Al Yankovic (the Star Wars-themed parody of “American Pie.”)

(Speaking of Weird Al, I found this little video of an original song he did about horoscopes. The song’s absolutely hilarious, and the video here makes me smile.)


Five Snacks I Love and Wish I Could Eat
1. biscuits from Popeye’s.
2. the stuffed French Toast at Cinderella’s Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom
3. oven roasted carrots with butter.
4. the Yankee Pot Roast at the Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom
5. the praline cookies that I got from a coworker one year. I made them as gifts for people the next Christmas, and they were so popular and addictive, we termed them “Christmas Crack.”

Five Places I’d Run Away to
1. London
2. Disney World
3. Germany
4. Australia
5. My own private Hawaiian island (for the lush vegetation and crystal-clear water.)

Five Favorite TV Shows (current or vintage)
1. “Homicide: Life on the Street”
2. “Crossing Jordan
3. “Monk”
4. “Eureka
5. “Ballykissangel”

Five Things I’d Never Wear
1. a thong! I spend all day trying to get my undies *out* of there!
2. leg warmers (What were we thinking?)
3. Daisy Duke shorts. These only look good on broom handles.
4. midriff-baring shirts. Too much flab for that.
5. Madras plaid.

Five Favorite Toys
1. my computers. All six of them.
2. my husband. (Insert your own innuendo here.)
3. TiVo Couldn’t live without it!
4. Puzzle Pirates. (I’m hopelessly addicted.)
5. my sewing kit

13 comments:

Marni said...

SIX computers?! Holy sh*t... I'm addicted to just one. I can't imagine any more in the house. I'd NEVER see my family! :)

KLee said...

That's what I get for having a computer geek for a husband. Now he's got ME hooked on them. :)

liz said...

Ha! We have 14 at last count.

KLee, next year let's do a WDW meetup. This year we are just going for a few days.

Also, MIL's husband just had surgery which means we may be near you sooner than I thought (Sept or Oct). I'll let you know.

Andrew said...

That "reluctant prophet" paragraph sounds like the tag my daughter carries on her school bag: "I'm not weird, I'm gifted." :o)

Andrew
To Love, Honor and Dismay

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

“The Saga Begins” by Weird Al Yankovic

This is something you have in common with NSAH!

My favorite lines (not just the lyrics, but the delivery as well):

And the Jedi I admire most
Met up with Darth Maul and now he's toast
While I'm still here and he's a ghost
I guess I'll train this boy

KLee said...

I love Weird Al. Is that truly geeky of me? I even saw him perform when he was touring with the Monkees back in the late 80s.

As for The Saga Begins, I'm partial to
"Now do you see him hitting on the Queen
Though he's just nine and she's fourteen
Yeah, he's probably gonna marry her someday..."

I love that man, He's so twisted, it's just not right.

Welcome, Andrew! I can empathize with your daughter's message. Though I really do snicker like a school kid over the "My kid can beat up your honor student!" bumper stickers. I probably shouldn't laugh 'cause my kid's an honor student.

Karyn said...

Dude, so are we tagged, or what?! I'm thinkin' yes. So... I'm going to do it. So...there.

KLee said...

K -- I wasn't going to mention you specifically, because you did a meme something like this not too long ago, and I didn't think you'd want to repeat it. And, usually by the time memes get to me, everyone else has already done them. If you haven't done this meme, and you want to, knock yourself out.

ppb said...

SIX computers? oh my goodness! (And I know all the words to American Pie, too.)

ccw said...

Not only do I know the words to American Pie but I have heard about how my mom saw the song done live before it was even popular.

You already know that we have umpteen computers in our house, so six sounds reasonable to me. Mr. MFBA is already starting to talk about building NSBH her own.

KLee said...

I will say in my defense of all the computers is that that's what my husband does for a living. So, ergo, we have to have the latest bells and whistles.

ccw said...

I thought of this post yesterday when I found a laptop covered in dust in the hall closet. I had no idea there was one there. I think that means we have too many computers.

halloweenlover said...

I am with you on the thongs. Yuck.

I want that cookie recipe!