So, I got tagged by two of my good buddies to do a meme I’ve done a billion times before. What’s scariest is that I can STILL come up with weird things about me to go on and on and on about. Color me happily self-indulgent.

CLC and Holli, this one’s for you.

The Rules: Mention six quirky, yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself (wait, aren’t they all?).

1). I am deathly terrified of eyeballs. When I was in nursing school, we did a whole unit on Eye Disorders and The Fucked Up Things That Can Happen To Them, complete with pictures to illustrate the disorder. While I could handle sticking my hand into a gaping, festering surgical hole on a patient’s abdomen, I couldn’t handle looking at the Gross Eye Problems (yes, that’s a technical term).

2) I have a female relative, a great-great-great…ad nauseum grandmother on my mother’s side. Unfascinating to say the least.

Until she was stoned to death during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

Her name, according to familial sources was also Rebecca.

3) I wanted a baby sister when I was about 3, and since my mother had already been “fixed” (apparently after seeing my ugly newborn face), I resorted to the next best thing.

My retarded cat named Biscuit.

I used to dress the cat and her 4 brain cells in my old baby clothes and stuff her into a doll’s carriage. She is the reason for the cross-hatching of scars on my torso. I was, apparently, also in possession of a mere 4 brain cells.

4) I am currently obsessed with food and despite being asked every 2.5 minutes if I’d had any during my last two pregnancies, this is the first time I’ve had major cravings. I have a major addiction to Flavor Ice, along with anything tomato based (although NEVER raw tomatoes. *shudder, shudder*).

It’s actually more obnoxious than you’d think.

5) I may have to raffle off chances to Name Aunt Becky’s Sausage when the time comes. I broke down and bought a baby names book because we’re so desperate, which boasts having something like 5,000 names. Sadly, they don’t distinguish between names that SUCK and names that don’t.

Any good names you can think of? The stipulations are as follows:

Names cannot be Benjamin, Alexander, Joseph or Maxwell. Also, not David or Rebecca.

Names cannot begin with an H and preferably not an A, B, R or D.

The big anatomy scan is scheduled for September 17, so I’ll have more stipulations (God, I am one demanding BITCH) then. Mainly, “must be boy or girl name.”

6) When I was a kid, I’d buy or be gifted boxes of crayons. For some reason, I loved looking at them best in their neat little rows, lined up perfectly and unsullied by my inexpert coloring. I’d always save them for the Perfect Coloring Sheet, especially my favorite colors (namely: pink.).

Once they were used, I’d be less enchanted by their imperfect nubs and want to get a fresh new box. Never did I use the nubs to color. Needless to say, I was not an artistic sort of child.

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I’m supposed to tag some of you to do this meme, but I never do. Instead, I ask that you tell me one interesting factoid about YOU. Or it can be something UNinteresting. Doesn’t matter to me. And you, YES YOU, you lurker out there, hiding in the shadow of google reader. C’mon out and play!

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59 thoughts on “Curiouser and Curiouser

  1. Huh. I didn’t know you were prone to doing memes. Vewy intewesting.

    I’d offer a baby name, but alas, the ONE NAME I want for my baby girl (when she comes) is becoming trendy and I HATE THAT. I’ve wanted this name for almost 15 years…and now, just now, when I’m closer than I’ve ever been to having kids, I personally know two kids (out of like the total of 5 that I know) who have this name. Soo…sorry.

    But if you have a girl maybe you could call her Davida (pronounced duh-vee-duh). Or if you have a boy call him Richard so his nickname can be Dick. I know you’ve got rules and all, but maybe you can set aside your rules for my fabulous suggestions.

  2. When I was pregnant with my son, my daughter demanded that I name him ‘Chuck.’ I didn’t, so that name is still available…

  3. I’ve always liked the name Thomas. My daughter’s names are Bethany and Kathleen. I love those names. Oh and Lee. Great name. Kinda redneckish tho.

    Factoid about me? When using sour cream (or butter, or mayo) I will take a spoon and scoop out any that has little particles in it and throw that it in the sink until it’s completely clean before I use it. I will also use a new spoon to serve myself. Yep. Imafreak.

  4. Well, since you called out us lurkers by name:

    I don’t care what anyone says, I think a little girl named Tiramisu would be the most adorable thing ever.

    With boys… who really cares? They just abandon it for their last name eventually anyway. Perhaps Ravioli? 😉 Especially in conjunction with the tomato based cravings… and fwiw, I craved tomato based pasta sauce like MAD when I was pregnant with my son. But we went with Irishish names for both our daughter and our son. Totally run of the mill, not terribly original in any way semi-Irish names. Because my husband would not go for Tiramisu.

    Go figure.

    Uh…. weird thing…. I lack whatever distance it is from Bangkok, Thailand to Chittagong, Bangladesh from having made it all the way around the world. Some fine day, I hope to remedy that.

  5. Boy sausage: Calvin. Girl sausage: Emma.

    Something about me? Well, unintersting, I am a member of the daughters of the American Revolution. Intersting, my great uncle played football for the Green Bay Packers. I guess that is only intersting if you like football.

  6. The Harks

    Dave, Becky, Ben, Alex and…..Sophia or Evan.

    and something unremarkable about me, my beautiful red hair is turning WHITE, not grey, but WHITE..it’s sad to watch it go

  7. Names: Zachary or Ceilia

    Uninteresting factoid about me: I still have a favorite stuffed animal.

    Semi-interesting: I gave the lead singer of a popular alternative band his first kiss when we were 13 year old next door neighbors. And promptly dumped his geeky ass when I met cooler kids.

  8. My kids names are:

    Jenna (step-daughter)
    Brendan (son)

    so when we had our little girl we put the two together and named her Brenna. (FYI- when Jenna was born 22 years ago, NO ONE had that name. Now it is everywhere!)

    Interesting fact? I have a pet pig names Sadie. (I know you already know this, but I am seriously boring OK!?!)

  9. Things about me:

    — I write my S’s from the bottom up.
    — I freakin’ HATE bananas.
    — I’m an editor for a website, but I like to leave off the “for a website” part so people with think I have a glamorous magazine job.
    — I have a morbid obsession with TV crime shows.
    — I live in the most touristy area of my city even though I hate tourists.
    — I’m getting married in a week.
    — I want to vomit whenever people go on and on about their wedding plans.
    — I know nothing about wine expect the fact that I like to drink it.
    — I’m not a mommy, but I do like vodka, so therefore I like you.

    Okay, you got more than one boring thing about me. You’ve called out lurkers before and I’ve stayed hidden, so now it’s coming out in droves.

    Also, have you tried Nymbler.com for baby names? Again, weird that I don’t have (or want) kids, but I’m involved with the parenting blogosphere. Chalk it up to a day’s work.

  10. I give you the baby name I didn’t get to use, but LOOOOOOOVE so much (DH was “fixed” recently). I works for a girl or a boy, though we were planning to use it if our last child was a girl (she was a he at birth!).

    name = Parker
    I think it meets all of your criteria so far…

    Interesting fact about me: I am a Dive Master, but I haven’t been scuba diving since before my oldest child was born! I also used to love to fly, but ever since I starting having kids, I have serious anxiety about it and require Xanax and relaxation techniques to travel via air.

  11. Hmm. My FIL recommended we name the boy after him: “Earl,” (or Earlene for a she) and we didn’t. So you can have it. You’re welcome.

    Weird? Ahahaha! Let’s see. I can’t stand things like zucchini, summer squash, bananas or other stringy, squishy foods because they remind me of caterpillar guts while I’m trying to chew, then I get sick and wretch all over the place. Niiice.

  12. So many names, it’s so hard. I remember way back trying to name my oldest (16) something different, but still normal, and finally coming out with something that I loved. At my 6 week check after having my daughter the stupid free parenting magazine had twin girls on the cover that were named my daughters name. There are now oodles of girls with one name or another, or both names in some combination.

    I was sooo pissed.

    Uninteresting fact. I hate potatoes, hate em, mashed, baked, hashed, chipped. But love me some french fries.

  13. Ok delurking just found your blog a few days ago,and enjoy reading it…A fact about me hmmmmm just survived brain and spine surgery and for now am still cancer free..And the scar is the most disgusting thing in the world and can’t stand to touch it.

  14. Hmmmm….

    Uninteresting fact: I can’t stand to touch chalk. It makes my teeth HURT!

    Interesting fact: I can juggle. This (finally!) impressed my daughter. My two boys never thought much of it, so it may also be an UNinteresting fact.

    Names: Nora (girl sausage); Jeffrey (boy sausage). Yes, he’ll probably get beat up, but I still love the name!

  15. I have a couple boy names….. Levi or Xavier…..most people laugh at me when I say these names but I like them…..am I cruel?

  16. my best friend’s sister is pregnant and for some reason whenever she sees anything in a paisley print, she has to puke. i don’t know why, but i think that’s hilarious. i’m sure karma will reward me appropriately if i ever get to be pregnant.

    re: names? i happen to think most east Indian names are beautiful, but i’m biased. and envious.

  17. Names:
    Boy Name- Parker (totally agree with you Kirsten!) It’s on my list of names for when pigs fly and I have another.

    Girl Name – I really like the names Ryan and Torrence for a girl.

    Interesting tid-bit…when I was in 7th grade I had to have surgery to remove the beginnings of a 3rd boob in my right arm pit. How sexy is that??? It’s funny, when guys ask me what my scar is from and I tell them, the classic response is, “Why’d you get rid of it? Three boobs would be awesome!” But seriously…who would date a freak with 3 boobs! And can you imagine trying to find a bra? I don’t think so…

  18. I love Jake for a boy…it is a strong Man name and Emma for a girl. My daughter’s name is Olivia but has gotten popular over the last few years. I also like Addison for a girl (Addy for short) but I know no “A” names.

  19. You read my boring things already…I don’t want to put you to sleep.
    How’s about a Tanner Mc Sauage? works for either, maybe more for a boy but I love strong girls names, just ask my daughter…

  20. Me and the hubs went round and round w/ baby names….i’m due end of oct….

    I still stand firmly for Calyope (ka-lie-oh-pee) for a girl…but the hub said NO WAY.
    Never could pick out a good boy name although I have two boys….we opened the bible and picked two…crazy since i’m not religous at all…

    factoid—-
    I crave smells being prego…this time it’s hot asphalt and big stinky sharpie black markers….

  21. Hmm… I have the hairiest thighs EVER in the whole world (I’m serious, they even curl), there’s something about me for you, glad you asked?

    I like the name Levi or Zephyr for names

  22. Your crayons made me remember that I have a thing for sharpened pencils. When I was teaching, it would drive me bonkers when I saw a student writing with a dull pencil. It didn’t bother them a bit–I’d often bring them a sharper pencil from desk and trade them for their dull one.

    Not sure why it bothered me.

    Quirks.

  23. Names: Zachary, Zoe (I would suggest Zienna, but I want her to be the only one in the country with that name!), yes I’m partial to Z names.

    Factoid–My great, great aunt on my grandma’s side (dad) is Edith Wharton–have I read her books–no.

  24. For a boy, I like William, Lanny, Kurt, Thomas and Philip. For a girl, I like Nichelle, Samantha, Tori, Jaimee, Maisie and Madeline.

    Quirky, but totally uninteresting face about me: I detest sharing covers with another person. It’s too hot.

  25. I blame my mother’s insane desire to get me to eat a tomato every summer for my raging disdain for them. Sadly, though, I have a love affair with all things made from tomatoes (except V8, blech!). If tomatoes had actual personalities and opinions, I’m sure they’d be all, “Oh, we’re good enough in salsa and soup, but NOT as is? What? Are we too good for you…but not really?”

  26. I used to dress up my dog in dresses. Even though I had a little sister, I preferred the dog. Easier to deal with 🙂

    Semi-interesting fact about me: I’ve ridden a camel.

  27. Girl – Ceceilia or Josephine

    Boy – Evan

    My money is on a boy. When I was pregnant with both my sons, my first craving, even before I had a positive test, was V-8 Juice. I know, the thought completely repulses me.

    Lurker odd fact – I cannot stand anyone touching my calves. Complete bummer. Makes getting a good pedicure practically impossible.

  28. Well, since I live in a Spanish speaking country, I’m exposed to a lot of names I’ve come to love. You have to use the Spanish pronunciation though…the I is always pronounced E. Lizeth and Carolina for girls. I like Parker for a girl but not for a boy. I’ve always liked Nicholas for a boy.

    I’m not having more children, but if I DID and they were twins girl/boy, I would name them Atlanta Georgia and Macon.

    An interesting fact? I ran away with the carnival when I was 15. NO, not the circus.

  29. For boys names, I like Logan, Caleb, Jaxon and Preston

    I have always loved the name Jacinda for a girl.

    I like Jaiden, Mason and Riley for gender neutral names.

    A weird fact: I was almost run over by a refrigerator. Literally!

  30. We ended up naming our kids after TV/movie characters, so I’m no help in that department. We really liked the name “Parker”, but my in-laws’ Boston accent is thicker than peanut butter and no kid of mine was going to grow up thinking his name was “Pah-kah”.

    Weird fact: I hate manicures and pedicures. Can’t stand to have anyone touching my nails – freaks me right out.

  31. I like Julia or Grace for a girl and Jack or James for boys, as long as you don’t let anyone use Jimmy or any other short form. I have a “Jack, ” and it just suits him so well.

    Interesting or uninteresting fact: I used to be a Boston Bruins groupie. I spent my winters at the Boston Garden and would hop on a plane to Montreal to party with them during the playoffs. Hockey players are the best looking athletes by far!

  32. I totally heart you, Becky.

    I, too, cannot stand raw tomatoes. (Especially the goo that they leave on the rest of the salad or food items they touch.) Ewww.

    C refers to anything yucky that has to do with eyeballs as “eyeball violence.” He cringed as I read your list to him. 😉

    For names, I have nothing. Well, I’ve always liked Sarah or Olivia for a girl, and, well you know my favorite boy names.

  33. I have no idea about baby names. Well, except for 2 I’m saving. They’re both girl’s names: Anna-Laenya (pronounced lain-ya I needed another Anna since my grandmother, mother, & I are all Anna) & Juliana. If I get a boy, he’s screwed. Is everyone over the whole Molly/Annie/Emma/Insert-old-fashioned-but-horribly-cute-name phase? Probably, not. My bad!

  34. I like Vicks vapor rub. I have loved the stuff since I was a kid. I use it as a lip balm before bed and I rub some under my nose. My dear husband says this is the smell that now gets him in the mood after 21 years of me coiming to bed with it smeared on my face lol!

    Names…..how about something ethnic for a boy…Javier or Ceasar even Jesus no not as in Jesus like God’s son Jesus but said with a hispanic accent lol! For a girl something smart….Little Ms. Smarty Pants….yeah..I like the little ms. thing and whats says “smart” better than smarty pants? Enyoy your book of baby names….you have months and months to go over and over it again until you are so sick of trying to pick a name that you just name the poor child after you’ve gotten some sleep and a meal post birth…look deep into his or her eyes…see into their soul, their future, their temperment and wa la….it will come to you. No I never did this nor do I understand how others do it but maybe it will work for you. Much love my dear…much love!

  35. i spent 4 years being a (kickass) phlebotomist, and i LOVE drawing blood (mainly because i am damn good at it)… the quirk is this ~ i get serious willies when i watch a video or tv-show showing someone drawing blood. weird, no?

    kind of the same with Things That Are Gross (like ummm, the ending of the c-section video we saw yesterday…..when they had her all sewn up and bandaged and we thought we were safe to watch with BOTH eyes…..and then they camera panned back and immediately they were talking of the need to get the remaining clots from the uterus and this arm came out of nowhere and “pressed” on the stomach and *gush* came the blood/clots from between her legs. we ALL collectively turned our heads so fast and groaned in unison…) i can handle real-patient ickyness, but not videos.

    hope this wasnt too much sharing here. tho i suspect if you say it is, i cant argue that you have no leg to stand on after detailing your future-hubby’s handling of your poop.

    love you!
    your BBFF

  36. I Love Cameron or Luke.

    I also have a weird eyeball thing. I’ll never forget when I was watching an epi of ER years ago and someone’s eyeball popped out of his head. I ran out of the room screaming. I shit you not.

  37. I am absolutely terrified of sharks. Have I been diving? No. Do I live near the ocean? NeGatiVe. However, ever since I can remember – I have been afraid. I can’t even watch them on TV. My husband likes to tease me when it’s shark week…Bastard. I won’t fly over the ocean for fear that our plane will crash and I will get eaten by sharks. Yes, I realize I will already be dead. But just the thought of it is paralyzing. Therapy much?

  38. Factoid that is related to this post: My first job in high school was at local bookstore. Every Sunday was pretty slow so I sat behind the counter and read baby name books for weeks and weeks and weeks and years. I was 16 and a virgin and maybe that was my way of being “scared straight”. I still don’t have kids (who knows if I will?) and I STILL love talking about baby names.

    Boy: Caleb, Nicholas, Jonah (love biblical names)
    Girl: Julia, Nicolette, ….. Xanadu? (I mean, you give us all these rules, what do you expect?)

  39. Hey, I’ve been tagged for this one too! Ages ago. I really should write that post already.

    I think I’ll share my quirky/ boring thing on my own blog. 🙂

  40. its totally pointless for me to suggest names til theres a gender to be spoken so….uhmmmm…..ill wait.

    factoid- since my first miscarriage, I can’t stand raw meat. omg. especially raw chicken….ew…even typing it out my mouth gets that sour feeling…..yuk.

  41. Ohhh…I love different names…so I may not be the best one to take baby name suggestions from..lol.. I also don’t follow the rules..so you may get some improper beginning letters 😉
    Scarlett for girl sausage
    Declan for boy sausage

    Also Lia…Molly…Corrine..Denae..Marina..Keely..Kira..Elisabeth
    ..Sabrina..
    I am also partial to my own boys names,, Dannion & Gavin…
    Also, Tiffany is nice..heh..
    Jason is nice..Sawyer would work for either sex…Connor..Carter..Lucas..Jacob..

    Un interesting factoid about me- I am the oldest of 38 grandchildren..my great grandparents had 16 , yes-SIXTEEN children.
    I can pop my thumb out of joint…
    & the first and only time I gave blood, I threw up and then had horrible AF cramps (think labor pain) for the rest of the day..I have been afraid to donate since (I was 17..)

  42. We only had one child, a little girl. BUT, if she had been a boy, we were going to name her Tyler Stephen. We were in LOVE with that name, and actually had NO GIRL NAMES AT ALL. So, of course, we had a girl. Just thought I’d give a suggestion. Been reading a while, but never commented.

  43. Hmm, okay, first…names. I love Riley for either one, and Elayna for a girl (lainie for short), Maile (Miley), or for a boy, Tyler (my firstborn, still love it) or Jack. Or Ryan.
    Weird things…I HATE celery, socks, and things to do with teeth (watching anyone brush their teeth, or hearing it, even on tv makes me want to barf). I craved sweet and sour, and all chinese food when I was pregnant, and the smell of eggs or broccoli made me want to barf, although I never was sick at all with either kid.

  44. I like to fish, although I don’t think I have ever caught one. It is exciting to get even nibbles though. AND for some reason, I always say no when my huz asks me to go. (esp now, that the pond is only a few yards away) Why? Seriously, why am I like that?

  45. I’m one of the lurkers. I can’t stand to write with a ball point pen. Only gel ink for me! I hide my fav pens from the rest of my coworkers.
    Oh yeah, and your awesome. Your totally in my top 5 favorites.

  46. Uninteresting fact: just hearing the word itch makes me want to claw myself… heck even writing it right now has me itchy.

    It seems like you like fairly classic names so I’ll share a couple of mine with you. My boy is Warren. I’m loving Grant and Mark right now. Carolyn for a girl.

  47. OMG I’ve finally found someone who is grossed out by eyeballs, too! 😀 I am seriously creeped out by anything that can be wrong with eyes – until the point where I’ve sat out the movies Saw 1, 2 and 3 until a certain character had to dig in his EYE for a certain key to free himself, and then I couldn’t look anymore 🙁
    I suspect it has to do with the eye surgery that I had when I was twelve (had a lazy eye that was corrected)… but on the other hand, when the doctor cheerfully took out a plastic eye with all its parts tagged and asked me if I wanted to see what he would do to my eyes I told him “HELL NO” and said that I trusted his judgment. Yeah, that was Lannie at age 12, it hasn’t gotten any better. 😀

    Hmmm but to give you something interesting yet random: I’m impaired – I don’t have a sense of smell. I got really sick as a toddler (ear infection, infection of bone in ear), then had a chronic cold for the next three years… and then I apparently couldn’t smell anymore. My mom swears I responded to smells as a baby, but of course I can’t even remember what it’s like to smell. Perfumes or passing gas or stinking garbage doesn’t mean anything to me. The only thing that ever made an impression was when my now-husband dared me to sniff ammonia during biology class in high school. I literally fell off my chair, felt as if I was punched in the face. (it was kind of hilarious, too ;)).

    Hope that’s interesting enough 😀
    And good luck with the name search!

  48. I also have at least one ancestor who was killed during the Salem Witch Trials. It might even be the same one as yours, I keep thinking her name was Rebecca Nurse but need to check.

    I’m sure whatever you come up with as a baby name will be fine (sorry I”m no help there)!

  49. I’m preggy and I have cravings for corn and organge juice….oh and I call my baby (don’t know the sex yet) Bajoobie, a word I made up.

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