Monday, December 05, 2005
Tagged upside the head
AlliCadem tagged me, which reminded me about how I've been slacking on this blog the last few days. Since I've been playing Mr. Mom over the last week things have been busy, but good.
Here are the NCO's direct orders:
Write 5 random facts about yourself, and then list the names of 5 people whom you in turn infect. Also, leave a post to these people letting them know they have been infected
1. I don't eat syrup because I can't stand sticky hands. I'll work on a car or build something and get my hands totally dirty with no problem, but sticky hands drive me insane. I remember making the conscious decision not to eat syrup for that reason when I was 3 years old. Pretty sad when I can remember something that ancient yet I can never find my keys or wallet.
2. I used to be obsessive-compulsive. I had to flip light switches multiple times, make sure my feet stepped on equal numbers of cracks on the sidewalk, turn things in both directions evenly numerous times, and make sure everything was symmetrical. Thankfully I broke the habits... at least most of them. It made me a great drill leader in ROTC, but drove me insane.
3. I mastered water survival training thanks to a 70 year old Filipino woman. When I was a lowly little 2nd Lt I was an average swimmer, but never great for distance or speed. Two months before I went through water survival training down in Pensacola Florida I started training at the base pool during lunch. The lifeguard, this insanely cool 70 year old Filipino woman who looked 30, could tell that I sucked at lap swimming and endurance. She took me under her wing like Mr. Miyagi and kicked my ass every day until I mastered everything, including survival skills.
4. I have a recurring dream that gravity stops, everything turns monochrome yellow and brown, a deafening noise fills the air, and I float upward. I knew I shouldn't have touched that Absinthe back in Bratislava.
5. I've been lucky enough to have hitched rides in the Air Force T-6, T-37, T-38, F-16 (maxed out at 9gs), and ridden in jump seats of nearly every transport plane we have with little or no sickness issues, yet I easily get car sick if I sit in the passenger seat or back seat of a car. My 6 year old daughter can handle car rides better than I can. Yet I'm fine in the driver seat. Makes no sense.
Kind of boring, I know. There just aren't that many weird things about me. The wife would disagree of course. I'm just glad I didn't mention that Oompa Loompa thing.
I know I'm supposed to send this to 5 people, but it's nearly 1am and I can't get my mind to work. That, and AlliCadem took a few of mine already.
posted by El Capitan at 11:50 PM
Thanks for doing that meme, Sir!
I find "factoids" fascinating! Not boring at ALL!
I feel like I have many things in common with people.... I haven't been in as many aircraft as you, nor will I ever, but I get car sick like nobody's business!
And I count. When I run, when I am bored, all the time. You'd think that I'd be a fabulous mathematician, but I still use my fingers.
I think it's hilarious how your 70 year old Phillipino woman befriended you like Mr. Miyagi. Awesome.
I totally understand the syrup thing too, btw. And no none of these were boring.