I had been debating what to post about this week? Josef Fritzl? No—too depressing. The amount of time, energy, and American dollars I have spent on pressing home improvement projects in the last 2 months? No—too depressing. Self-appointed “woman of the people” Hillary Clinton? No—way too depressing.
Then my bro Ghost tagged me for a meme. Lo! Unto me a blogging savior came, and for that I shall refer to him as the Holy Ghost until such time as I get bored with it. The meme is 6 random facts about me, which I think I’ve done a hundred times, and at least 2 times before now in this space, here and here. Then I’m supposed to tag 6 other people, who will all do this meme as well, and link back to me letting me know they’ve accomplished their mission in actuality, not in Bush’s definition.
Random Factoid #1: I only comply with the rules when I feel like it, and I will not tag 6 people to do this meme. Do this meme if you feel so moved; if not, no skin off my nose.
Random Factoid #2: I am extremely allergic to cats, but only since early adolescence. Prior to that, we had cats at home for years, and I never had a problem.
Random Factoid #3: I have been doing so much “retail therapy” lately that I may need real therapy to stop. But I’ve gotten some great dresses!
Random Factoid #4: I paint my toenails regularly, but fingernails only very rarely. Those I keep very short, anyway, for playing guitar.
Random Factoid #5: Merryweather is my favorite fairy from Sleeping Beauty. She’s the blue one, and you may recall she was sassy and had mind of her own. I bet she was everyone’s favorite. As it turns out, she was voiced by Antiguo’s aunt, who was also the voice of Lady in Lady and the Tramp.
Random Factoid #6: I’m going to the eye doctor tomorrow so I can get new glasses. Despite the fact that I have been legally blind in my left eye for 35 years, and despite the fact that I tell every single eye doctor I’ve ever seen that there’s no point in doing the eye chart test with that eye because I won’t be able to read it, every single eye doctor I’ve seen has said “Just try it,” as if he (it’s always a he) expects a miracle to happen right then and there. Or maybe he thinks that he will be the one to “cure” me. $10 says the doc tomorrow will, too. I’ll let you know.