Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I guess I'm it....

Thanks to gemmak, I have been tagged.

Here are the Rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is up

Quirks? Oh man, I can only list 6? Well, okay....

1. I will always make sure you walk on my right side, as that is the ear I actually hear out of. Well, I'm not totally deaf in the the other one, mind you, but just enough that you'll think I'm ignoring you.

2. When I talk to people, I make a very conscious effort never, and I mean never to use the phrase, "You know?" unless I am making an honest query about something. I hate it when people use that phrase over, and over and over.....you know? (Aw, crap!)

3. Spelling mistakes make me crazy, both when other people do it and I do it. Maybe that's why I am learning how to proofread. I also hate it when you point out something simple, such as "your" vs. "you're," and people poo-poo you about it. Learn proper grammar, goddammit!

4. I have a tendency to put something down, then 2 minutes later totally forget where it is. It's not dementia, but I'm convinced I'm part squirrel.

5. There is only one song in this world that can reduce me to tears, and no, I'm not telling you what it is.

6. My Bronx accent is far more pronounced when I am tired, or talking (tawkin) with my family on the phone. We won't even discuss what happens when I go home for a visit.

Ok, so, the 6 people I tag are:

1. Having my Cake
2. Purpleplus
3. Somethng In the Water
4. Liz
5. Alexandra
6. Andy


gemmak said...

I always have to walk that side with my mother....for the same reason....the phrase 'go on my other side' has been with me all my life! heh.

Oh....and I think we need a voice post....I wanna hear the accent, I love it!

having my cake said...

Thanks for the tag. Will try to get to it over the next couple of days. Busy week with Ruf up ahead...

I too would love to hear the Bronx drawl :) Is there someone on TV that you sound like?

VioletSky said...

I'm going to save that phrase "I'm convinced I'm part squirrel". It will definitely come in handy!!

(and I totally agree with #2, #3)

battlemaiden said...

It also makes me over-the-moon crazy when people confuse "so and so and me" with "so and so and I". I hate that. I wish people would stop thinking they're being polite when really they are just sounding like idiots. What's worse is that society seems to be accepting this very common mistake.

Peter said...

I recall you might have tagged me before, but due to ongoing local issues I basically forgot all about it.

For those who read my blog frequently I'm sure I already posted numerous non-important things/habits/quirks that the whole world laughed about ;-)

Well, just to keep this post on topic:

1. I'm no longer in my 30s :-)
2. I keep on making grammatical mistakes, as this PC runs a Dutch version of Windows (resulting in a weird mix of English and Dutch captions, tabs, etc)
3. I bought a new car recently, but hardly ever drive it due to the abundant choices in public transport (without the congestion)
4. I keep on pushing, advising and supporting my SO to lose some weight. He's a very good listener. And a non-stop over-eater.
5. My parents never visit me. I only have 1 underground parking space and the whole area is pedestrian-only. In spite of their age, they love a webcam chat though ;-)

AnneDroid said...

I'm going to wonder which song makes you cry now, you know? You know? Oops.

In this part of Scotland people add "eh" to sentences in the same way. I've been here 11 years and I'm doing it now. If I spoke to you for long enough I'd "catch" your Bronx accent myself, you know? Oops.

Mr. Nighttime said...

gemma-A voice post? Hmm....interesting idea.

Cake-No problem my dear. Sex over blogging? Such a decision! I'm not sure if I sound like anyone in particular, but if you want to hear a Bronx accent, just rent any movie with Danny Aiello or Chazz Palmenteri in it, as they are both from the Bronx.

Violet-You too huh?

BM-I don't really get it either. It is the height of laziness in my book when one doesn't take the time to properly use the English language.

Peter-Your parents never visit you? What the hell is up with that?

Anne-I noticed the "eh" a lot both times that I visited Scotland. Now I know where the Canadians get it from, you know? (crap!, and oh man, Violet Sky is going to whack me in the back of the head for that comment! ;-) )

Guyana-Gyal said...

So...if someone gives you a cup of cawfee and you put it down somewhere, you won't remember where it is...then if someone tells you, he / she will have to speak to your right ear.

Mm, I just realised, that's why I let people walk on my right too, hearing in my po' left ear is weak.

Mr. Nighttime said...

GG-ROFLMAO! You obviously have been to NYC< or have seen too many movies about it. Cawfee!! Ha-ha! You see, now we have a conundrum. If we were to meet, we would have to keep switching sides when we walk in order to understand one another.

The comedy potential for that is amazing. ;-)

Guyana-Gyal said...

Haha, it would be like some weird side-stepping dance.

Strange, even though I have poor hearing in my left ear, I have an 'ear' for language and sounds, so I hear all sorts of differences in movies and comedies.

I've never been to Noo Yawk.

Peter said...

Well, my parents stopped visiting ever since Antwerp started invasive efforts to stop cars from coming into the historic downtown. And that's over 5y ago.

My dad got totally stuck with my mother in their car 3 miles (walking distance) from my place, desperately (but not succeeding) in finding a $5/hour parking spot, so they drove back home (which is half-way between Antwerp and Brussels)

These days, I visit their suburban house: much more convenient and lots of private parking space ;-)

Jay said...

I'm completely with you on spelling and grammar - though when I'm tired I do make mistakes. And you know what's most irritating of all? The longer I use the internet and read online forums, the more often I find myself typing in the wrong word, as in 'to' for 'too' or 'their' for 'there'. I usually catch it but if you ever see me type something like that, feel free to smack me upside the head.

I want to know what the song is. Don't make me come over there!