Saturday, January 24, 2009

25 random things

1) Pretty girls can get me do things that I wouldn't really do otherwise, like write up a 2002-style meme simply because Judy tagged me in her 25 random things note.
2) I am allergic to glacé cherries.
3) The above two items are what prompted me to write down a mystery phrase in my notebook a few weeks ago. In light of the fact that the UK government will require me to give them genetic information when I next apply for a visa, I think it's important that future generations know how to defeat the clone army of me that will be built. Candied fruit and brown-eyed girls will save the world from the Chris Cope Death Machine.
4) The process of applying to do a master's degree has me convinced that I should not be applying to do a master's degree.
5) Small things defeat me.
6) I get emotional every single time I hear "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I feel terrible shame about this.
7) I am in love with Julia Nunes. Pure never-ending love. I'm thinking I should shoot Ronald Reagan as a demonstration of said love.
8) Last week I referenced the old actually-floppy floppy disks and Fflur had no idea what I was talking about; as such, she (and most of the people I attend university with) probably won't get the reference in No. 7.
9) It now appears that my book will be published in August; as opposed to May.
10) The above throws a wrench into my plans for the summer. I will need to be around to promote the book when it is published, which means I probably can't be road-tripping through the United States at the same time.
11) The metaphor of throwing a wrench into plans doesn't make sense.
12) I have some kind of mental illness that causes me to focus intently on doing repetitive tasks. On Wednesday I played solitaire nonstop for four hours.
13) Related to the above, I once spent an entire day playing pinball. I sank $60 into the machine and couldn't properly close my hands the next day because I had strained muscles in pushing buttons.
14) Few things are less manly than a pinball-related injury.
15) I desperately want to be great but am so afraid of trying and failing that I know I never will be.
16) The only thing less manly than pinball injuries is crying at Dolly Parton songs. If I am particularly miserable, "Travelin' Thru" will make me do just that. The line "Sweet Jesus, if you're out there, keep me ever close to you" is what gets me -- specifically the word "if." How hardcore is that? Behind the clown makeup and comedy breasts, Dolly is a songwriter genius.
17) Sometimes I miss my friends more than I can stand, and the ache of missing them makes me physically sick.
18) When I was younger, I would throw myself in front of moving cars because I thought it was funny. I lament my grown-up practicality.
19) I want to learn to play guitar.
20) I want to brew my own beer.
21) I want an iPhone.
22) Every day I do 300 crunches, 100 push-ups and I run for at least 30 minutes. I am depressed that the effects of this are not more obvious. And by "obvious" I mean, "causing women to physically throw themselves at me in an all-consuming lust."
23) Judy's item No. 10 is false. I know it is false because I was there. I suspect she's blocked out that short period of her life. Probably for the best, really.
24) As much as I really, really, really don't want it to be, "NCIS" is my favourite show on television. I have dreams where I get to help out Gibbs' team, and then I wake up all happy and excited. I love Abby and Ziva almost as much as I love Julia Nunes. In conversation I frequently reference things that DiNozzo has said, as if he were an actual person that I actually know.
25) I'm not tagging anyone in this post/note but if you feel like doing something similar on your blog/Facebook, let me know -- I'm always strangely interested by this kind of stuff.


Anonymous said...

I am very impressed at all these interesting factoids! I don't think I can even think of 5 things to put in a list like this.

heatherfeather said...

Dude. I was all a-gonna guess Travelin' Thru until you said it was sort of obscure... I shoulda done it.

Sarah Stevenson said...

I will always have a soft spot for Dolly Parton. When I was a kid, I had a 45 rpm of "9 to 5." And yeah, I remember actually-floppy floppy disks. I frequently used them in our Commodore 64. :D

I hear you on #22 (well, I suppose with men instead of women, though women would be acceptable) and I don't even exercise THAT much.