Monday, January 23, 2006

In Space, No One Can Hear Your Meme

Ouch! Phil got me! Here’s the scoop for this one:

“The rules are simple: now that you have been busted, you must confess to 3 things you do that others don’t know about.”

Hmmm…

1) Whenever I can, I read a book using a bookrest. They say using a bookrest improves your reading comprehension and I believe it. Not only that, it’s just so relaxing. Also, I try to have a dictionary nearby and dutifully look up words I either don’t understand or feel a little unclear about. Not just a dinky paperback dictionary either, but the big hard-bound one with more words in it.

2) Remember when you were a kid and you used to act in front of the bathroom mirror? I still do. I make funny faces at myself all the time, or pretend I’m an actor on stage.

3) Sometimes, when I have a problem falling asleep, I recite the Lord’s Prayer over and over in my head . . . in the voice of former Boston mayor, Kevin H. White. It goes something like this (very stridently): “AHH FAHTHAH, WHO AHT IN HEAVEN…”

Okay, here are the next lucky victims. I work with one of them and he lives with the other two, so they can’t claim ignorance (although they don’t have to do this if they don’t want to).

John
Michele
Darth Frollo

20 Comments:

Blogger Kathleen said...

I'm very proud of you for using a proper dictionary and looking up words you don't know. Last book I had to do that with was Justine by Lawrence Durrell. I swear I was looking up every other word.

10:33 AM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

The latest book for me like that was “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” which I wholeheartedly recommend, BTW.

11:37 AM  
Blogger boo said...

i got stuck @ 'big hard-bound one'. i think its cuz i just came from Phil's site :p

4:11 AM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

“i got stuck @ 'big hard-bound one'. i think its cuz i just came from Phil's site :p”

It took me a second, but I got it! Ha ha!

6:15 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

You are not the first person to recommend that book. I might have to consider it at some point.

6:27 AM  
Anonymous LL said...

Does this mean JG will actually post something in her blog? I've been looking forward to that day for a few months now.

Hooray JG!

7:02 AM  
Blogger Flash said...

I still make faces in the mirror. I think it's one of those things that helps you stay young. And I'll continue till I'm old and gray, or until my face sticks like that...which ever comes first.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Farrago said...

Way, way back, when "The Six-Million Dollar Man" wasn't in reruns, I started trying, and succeeding, in being able to raise either eyebrow independently of the other one. It's a skill I possess today, as well as the ability to wiggle my ears, both skills made possible by hours of practice in front of a mirror. Now if I only would have worked on my body in all that time....

7:58 AM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

“Does this mean JG will actually post something in her blog? I've been looking forward to that day for a few months now.”

I think with the right amount of peer pressure and nagging, yes.


“And I'll continue till I'm old and gray, or until my face sticks like that...which ever comes first.”

Good point. I think I’ll retire my “crotchety old man face” now. No sense hurrying the inevitable.


“…both skills made possible by hours of practice in front of a mirror.”

Hmmm. It works like that? I think I’ll start practicing my reaction for when I win the state lottery.

8:33 AM  
Blogger trinamick said...

Unfortunately, I think my face already froze that way.

I'm much too lazy to get a dictionary when I read. I just stick to Dr. Seuss books.

9:02 AM  
Blogger magnetbabe said...

Ha! #3 had me laughing out loud.
Let me just say I'm bummed that I didn't get a chance to comment on your kitty post before you updated. I just read it now, and seeing as though I'm a crazy cat lady myself I'd have had quite a bit to say. I'll spare you the gory details and just tell you that I have three cats of my own. One adopted from a shelter, one I found on my doorstep (read bout him here) and another I adopted from a shelter when I was drunk. Yes, they let you do that. And I feed a bunch of strays.

9:24 AM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

“I'm much too lazy to get a dictionary when I read. I just stick to Dr. Seuss books.”

You do? Define “wocket.” Quick!


“…and another I adopted from a shelter when I was drunk.”

Did you wake up the next morning and see this strange cat sleeping beside you?

9:40 AM  
Blogger trinamick said...

"You do? Define “wocket.” Quick!"

Easy. It's what you use to open the sprocket on a locket. I thought everyone knew that.

2:13 PM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

“Easy. It's what you use to open the sprocket on a locket. I thought everyone knew that.”

Oh, yeah? Well, why don’t we just take a quick peek in the diction—

Never mind.

(Damn!)

3:19 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

"Okay, here are the next lucky victims...(although they don’t have to do this if they don’t want to)."

Done. ;)

6:34 PM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

I’m heading there right now…

7:08 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

#2 made me smile. I dance in front of the full length mirror in my bedroom. Sometimes it's just booty-shakin', but as often as not I'm actually doing real steps. I should add that to the "You know you're a grown-up when..." list...

10:45 PM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

“I should add that to the ‘You know you're a grown-up when...’ list...”

Grown-up? Grown-up?!? Perish the thought!

5:17 AM  
Blogger Shatterfist said...

I've responded to your meme - to the best of my ability.

8:19 PM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

I'm on it! Here I go…

5:51 AM  

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