Posted: February 1, 2007 in Meme

I’ve been tagged by Ian to do the six weird things meme going around the blogosphere right now. Seeing as I’ve just discovered Ian and like his blog ever so much and want to stay in his good graces so he doesn’t get it into his head to pursue me with a cyber axe and cut off my froggy little cyber legs and eat ’em for dinner*, i’ll do it… (Well hell, we’ve all heard the stories of how everyone on the net is a psycho haven’t we??? LOL)

Six weird things isn’t that easy. I’m not really a weird person unfortunately. Unfortunately because weirdness adds a certain oomph to a personality – as long as it’s not take to extremes of course. Then it can be a bit, well, icky for want of a more mature word. On the contrary I’m boringly normal – or normally boring, but if I try for quirks rather that out and out weirdness maybe I’ll manage…

1 – As I posted a couple of entries back, I wanted to be an embalmer for the longest time. Just an embalmer, I would want nothing to do with the live ones in pain. The dead ones are so much more congenial. OK, maybe that is weird.

2 – I am incapable of writing weird right the first time. See that took me three tries. It’s not a hard word. I can write unconstitutionally or counterrevolutionary or any number of multi-syllabic words with no problem at all. Weird though… it’s beyond me.

3 – My love of drawing is only surpassed by my incapability to draw. Even my stick men look lopsided. When I play hangman the hangee just wants me to lose quickly so it can die and not have to bee seen looking so horrid. Needless to say, the guy on the left is not my masterpiece. He’s much too handsome. I have come to the conclusion that, much as I would love to draw, there is some gene missing somewhere. My sister left nothing for me.

4 – Although I could never be a vegetarian I love veggie burgers. More, much more, than the regular kind. I’m on a quest for the perfect veggie burger. Ma’am Bolduc in Montreal has a really good one, but I have yet to find the perfect veggie burger. Surprisingly, Harvey’s has a good one too.

5 – I love bugs and snakes and spiders and other assorted creeply crawlies. Bugs and reptiles are the coolest creatures. My favourite memory of Vietnam was picking up a 10 foot long python. Damn she was beautiful. Pretty much along the lines of that baby at the right…

6 – I had to ask Mr. Jazz for input on this one. He thinks it’s definitely weird (twice before I got it) that I hate coffee because it’s bitter but love hot chocolate made only with cocoa (sugar is nasty in hot chocolate), or (depending on the brand, ’cause some are nasty) eating 99% pure chocolate bars. Bitter, yes, but oh so good.

There. Now I’m supposed to tag six people, but I’m not in the mood to annoy anyone so if you feel up to it, go for it. Wait. I’ll tag my Big Brother ’cause annoying him is my goal in life. Consider yourself tagged BB. Oh and why not Dave? I never annoyed teachers when I was a kid, so today I’m going to annoy the two blogging teachers I know of (insert evil cackle).

* I’ve always had a vivid and violent imagination. Is that weird (damn, I can never get it right the first time).

  1. ticknart says:

    I get #3. One of my brothers seemed to have sucked all the drawing and painting ability out of the family some how. Still, I try.

  2. Big Brother says:

    I will certainly get you for that one… you know I will, I certainly will. How can I write about 6 weird things about me, I’m so normal, lovable, cuddly, intelligent etc.Pay back time will come. WOuhahaa. Ok so it’s not such a sinister laugh…;o)

  3. Jocelyn says:

    Well, damn, I was just stopping by to tag you with a meme, too–kind of the same one you just did here, but with Dorky Dad’s spin of Six Weird Things That Have Happened to You. If you’re out of other stuff to blog about, go for it. If not, ignore it, eh?Hey, Duluth has a great veggie burger at a local brewhouse…it involves a ton of wild rice.

  4. Jazz says:

    Ticknart – There is always a brother or sister like that.BB – Um, Bro, you should have NO trouble finding weird things about yourself. The list is endless.Jocelyn – I’m all weirded out. Though there was one incident with the cats once… OK, on my way to Duluth!! I love wild rice.

  5. Ian Lidster says:

    OK — I’ll concede your point that ‘some’ veggie burgers can be tolerable, but the same can’t be said of tofu wieners, which are always horrible. And, why do vegetarians and vegans want to produce something that has a meat appearance? Aren’t they supposed to hate meat? And, how do they justify cruelty to plants? Some say plants have souls and feelings. I share your warm regard for snakes and spiders, by the way. My favorite first sign of spring comes when the little jumping spiders make their first appearance in the house.And finally, I like you too and I like how you think.Ian

  6. Jazz says:

    Ah but that’s the whole thing Ian. The best veggie burgers don’t try to taste like beef (the tofu based ones are mostly nasty). I’ve had some kick ass lentil or mushroom based burgers which don’t pretend to try and tast like meat or have the texture of meat. That,s what makes a perfect one.

  7. Dave says:

    Okay Jazz… I see… I have been tagged for six weird things… If you don’t mind, I am going to try to be a little creatie on this one since I was tagged a week or so ago for the weird things… I will do it over the weekend… I read your tagged responses… I laughed pretty hear but I don’t see you as weird… Except for one thing … You gotta drop those veggie burgers man! 🙂 LOL

  8. Jazz says:

    Dave – OMG! I just went back in your blog and noticed you had been tagged on that. You’ve got that strange marmite thing going on. You are hereby excused from doing it again…

  9. paula says:

    That tag’s making multiple rounds, I think. Veggie burgers…Mmmm. I’ve never purchased one at a restaurant as I just assumed it would be a bad meat substitute. Maybe I’m wrong. The best I’ve ever eaten are the blackbean burgers I made myself. Oh…And your passion to be an enbalmer is, indeed, wierd. : )

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