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Wednesday, April 19

Six Weird Things

Here are the rules-
1. Reveal six weird facts/things/habits about yourself and then tag six people
2. Leave a "You're Tagged!" comment to let the people you have tagged know they have to reveal six things (or the entire blogosphere will explode and it will be their fault)
3. Leave a comment HERE to let me know when you have completed your mission


1. I can't stick out my tongue. The little flap of skin that attaches my tongue to the bottom of my mouth is very close to my teeth. Jamie was born like me but the dentist suggested that he should have it snipped for the benefit of any future girlfriends.

2. My desk at work must be free of clutter. Everything must be in organized piles or I'm totally distracted. Today I had to spend a little time organizing my temporary desk so that I could function.

3. The smell of coffee make me gag. The taste of coffee makes me vomit. I've only drank about a half cup of coffee in my entire life.

4. My highschool had about 2000 students. The population of the school was larger than any of the communities that it served. We didn't have numbers that I was aware of.

5. I hate wearing colored socks. Up until yesterday I didn't even own any colored socks. All of my socks were the same Nike sport socks but yesterday I went out and bought five pair of trouser socks to wear to work with dress pants. One pair is covered in monkeys for Buggy because she said that you can't have a bad day when you have monkeys on your feet.

6. I can say I love you to my son, my neices and nephews, my husband and my friends but I have trouble saying I love you to my parents and brother and sister. I absolutely do love them but just can't say it out loud.

This was hard and my weird things might be kinda boring. I'm sure that nobody would describe me as normal so why was this so difficult?

The job is still going great. My head is so stuffed full of new information that I'm finding it difficult to think of anything else. I can't wait until I get to the point where I feel like I know enough to be comfortable. I've decided that I like being the trainer rather than the trainee.


Blogger Bravie said...

Tkit will be happy to hear about Jamie's dentist's suggestion. *grin*

You'll be feeling comfie in the new job soon enough. I bet it's scary and exciting. I look forward to the updates. *smooch*

Wed. Apr. 19, 09:27:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger mm said...

*walks in with strong cup of coffee*

*vomits upon hearing gagging noises*

Ok, seriously, for number 6, I was wondering, can you write it to them, or is that hard also?

Thu. Apr. 20, 05:00:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger Zombs said...

Don't worry Lightsy! You are out of your comfort zone right now and that is not a bad thing. You will be comfortable again.

I don't say I love you to my sisters and brother also. I do say it to my mother.

Thu. Apr. 20, 08:00:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger Swami said...

*sips Columbian dark roast coffee while reading*

Are you one of those Canadian tea drinkers? Or do you jump straight to beer at breakfast?

Monkeys on my feet would make me antsy, I think. I will only unpatterned socks. Even simple stripes make me feel strangled, lol. Little critters on my feet!?! No way.

My father dies when I was a teen, so I never did say 'I love you' to him. I have always been able to say it to my mom. As for my older sisters, it gets said now and then, usually at the end of phone conversation.

It takes a few weeks to be comfortable in a new position. Soon you will be a jedi master of your job--you know that! Just give it time.

Thu. Apr. 20, 10:44:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger BlindSlim~CSTL said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only freak out there that can't say I love you to family. They know I do but we just dont say it.

Thu. Apr. 20, 01:07:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger Lasann said...

LOl at the dentist. Wonder why he thought of the girlfriends.

Don't say ILY to sisters or brother either. Actually, not often to kids, though I have said it. My Mom and Dad never once said ILY to me.

My bestest GF says it everytime we hang up the phone.

Thu. Apr. 20, 01:53:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger Swami said...

*hugs Lasann* I'm so sorry your parents never said 'I love you' to you. Parents have to say that to their kids because sometimes the kids literally don't know.

All you parents out there work an 'I love you' into your conversation today! The easiest way is to say "...and that's why I love you!" when your kid does something good/nice/thoughtful. Even teens don't get embarrassed by this casual, almost off-hand remark whereas they might freak out at a sentimental only declaration.

Little kids, of course, love the full-on, sentiment-laden, looking-them-right-in-the-eye "I. Love. You!"

Thu. Apr. 20, 03:23:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger Puffy said...

"Trousers" is a funny word. How old was Jamie when the dentist suggested getting his tongue flap thing clipped? And how did you react? Too funny. Wasn't the dentist worried about your sex life, too?

Thu. Apr. 20, 05:53:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger lights said...

*posts NO COFFEE ZONE sign*

I tell Matt and Sara (sister's kids) ILY all the time. Matt calls me quite often and then doesn't have much to talk about. When I am busy I have found that saying ILY will get him off the phone quickly. *giggle* He's 15 and even though he's a mushy kid, the ILY still embarrasses him. I have no intention of stopping though.

My parents don't say ILY often but the have. We always sign cards and emails love mom and love linda though. I do remember my Dad telling me once about how he'd heard on the radio that parents don't tell their children often enough that they love them. It was on the day that we signed the papers to buy the house we were living in from them at a VERY good price. Dad told me the story and then said that he hoped I knew how much he loved me. Ya, I cried.

It just doesn't feel comfortable to say it to my parents and siblings like it does with my son and other kids. With Jamie, we say it every time he calls or visits. It's always been that way.

I had a plant tour today. It was really interesting to see how the stuff is made. We make woven plastic materials for many applications. The tour lasted for about an hour and a half and by the time we were done I had blisters on my heels from my new safety shoes. Apparently monkey socks don't guarantee happy feet. *pout*

We had to wear headset communicators because it's so noisy in the plant. Without the headsets they found it too difficult to hear over the machinery. By the time we finished we had to pry our ears off the side of our head. Safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection and we haven't even had our safety orientation yet. They showed us where to meet if there is ever an emergency situation. We are located next to an explosives manufacturing plant and I guess that means they have to have some serious emergency procedures. The guy who gave us the tour said that until we have our safety orientation, if there was ever an emergency situation, to find an old-timer and follow them. *snicker*

Thu. Apr. 20, 06:02:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger lights said...

Hiya Puffy!

Jamie was about 12 when the dentist suggested it. Our dentist is someone we also knew socially and he's quite a character. I, of course, turned 15 shades of red and told him to do whatever he thought was right. *snort*

He tried to talk me into it too but I said that I'd survived this many years with my "handicap" and hadn't had any complaints. Jamie said it didn't hurt at all. They froze the area, snipped and it didn't even require a stitch.

When I told my lesbian ex-coworker about my tongue, she told me that I'd never get a toaster. *sigh*

Thu. Apr. 20, 06:07:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger Bravie said...

I would let you in the lesbian club, Lightsy. Just because I like you so damn much. *smooch*
Short tongue or not. she obviously doesn't have a creative mind. *grin*

Thu. Apr. 20, 06:53:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger lights said...

I love you, Carey. *short tongue smooch*

Thu. Apr. 20, 07:07:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger Seana said...

LOL about the tongue clipping.

Swami is wise about telling the kiddies "I love you". I have a little song I sing to DS. I used to sing a different one to DD before she decided that she didn't ever want me to sing to her again.

Dad and I sign our emails LY (Love you), but I couldn't say it out loud anymore, even though we all used to say it to each other all the time when we were kids.

Thu. Apr. 20, 07:09:00 p.m. EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*giggles* about the desk.

I just had to spend some time cleaning mine in order to get work done.

I love the smell of coffee. But I hate it when i go to 7-11 or some other store and carry that smell out with me on my clothes.

Fri. Apr. 21, 10:10:00 a.m. EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I'm also a white sock kind of gal.

I will wear black of course, but I have no problem wearing white if I have to .

Fri. Apr. 21, 10:10:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger HistoryDetective said...

I have the tongue thing too. My dentist and my orthodontist both suggested snipping it. It caused me to lisp so I had to go to special speech classes when I was in elementary school.

Fri. Apr. 21, 11:54:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger kim (weltek) said...

I want to hear more about these safety shoes. So you have to wear them all the time at work, or just when you are on the production floor? Are they fashionable?

Fri. Apr. 21, 01:11:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger lights said...

*sits in the tongue-tied corner with HD* My Mom always said that I talked enough as a kid. She was afraid to get the snip done in case it made me talk more. *grin*

Just on the production floor, Kim. Not sure yet how much time I'll have to spend out there but probably not much. I chose black lace-up oxford type shoes. They're about as fashionable as they get. I could have bought hiker boot style or running shoes but I thought that these would look better with dressier clothes and a skirt should I happen to be wearing one and have to go out on the floor.

They have steel toes and steel plate protection under the sole. They're quite heavy and not something I'd wear unless I had to.

I did buy a new pair of regular shoes this weekend for work. I'm hoping they'll be comfortable and not give me blisters like the stupid safety shoes did.

Sun. Apr. 23, 06:29:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger mm said...

Hey lights! Just wanted to stop in to say hi and give you a *smooch*!

Fri. Apr. 28, 01:24:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger Monstah said...

You and Bravie could share a sock drawer, I bet.

Oh and Hi!

Sat. Apr. 29, 08:29:00 p.m. EDT  

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