Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Meme: 7 Random Things

BlackeyedSue, I haven't forgotten, I've just procrastinated. I've been tagged by BlackeyedSue to share 7 random "things about me" in a meme.

1. I have watched Pride and Prejudice so many times I can't even count (I've only read it once, however). I'm talking I own both the A&E version and the new Kiera Knightley (and...confession...I own an updated LDS-remake version too). I've seen the older black & white version, Bride & Prejudice (the silly, musical Bollywood version--not my favorite). My idea of a great day is a marathon of the A&E version with popcorn, cozy clothes, the lights dimmed and my couch. If I have a night home alone, I sometimes do a shorter version of this tradition with the Kiera Knightley. This is an event for me every 3-4 months. I don't care how much others might scoff, it is the best love story ever and for some reason Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy do it for me. Ah, what a sappy, sappy girl I am!

2. I am a sucker for potty humor. Yes, yes, I know. It's crass, it probably says something about my level of intelligence. Nonetheless, I can't help it, it is stinking funny (no pun intended) and makes me laugh every single time!

3. I like to type. I am rather quick on a keyboard and I sometimes "air-type" what other people say while they're saying it. I think that this has helped me to not only become a talented typist, but I am pretty sure this little habit of mine has contributed to my spelling savvy.

4. I may be offending some in saying this, but I get frustrated while watching Oprah Winfrey. Mind you, I still watch. I do think that she has a decent show in comparison to some. I am certain Oprah has played a positive role in forming some of my opinions of this world.

That being said, I think that, first of all, she simply makes issues too black and white--and I'm not implying race here. I know, I know, you can't cover it all and look at multiple perspectives in a mere hour-long show with commercial interruptions. But, the woman needs to acknowledge that EVERY issue is not as simplistic/wrong or right/uncomplicated as she portrays.

Secondly, she over-estimates her audience. She thinks that they are capable of thinking for themselves and therefore thinks she has every right to flippantly share her opinion (often as fact). She makes the assumption that the general public thinks for themselves, but she has so much sway because people eat up every word. Just because you have a crowd of "yes-men/women" doesn't necessarily mean you're right. I say the emperor has no clothes on!

Thirdly, can we say narcissist? It always about her! Shoot! :)

Finally, Miss Oprah, you ain't in touch with your roots, so quit talking all about you being so poor and how you understand poverty. Honey, you done gone and forgot poverty! You left it behind yous. Yes, you do a lot of good, but probably not enough in ratio with what you make, Miss "I have new sheets put on the bed every day and my dog Sophie gets acupuncture." You care about your projects and I am glad you are making a difference. You do more than most. But don't talk to me about poverty. You are wealthy to the point of sickness. You cast judgment on people in poverty. You assume everybody was given a brain and talent like yours to pull themselves out of their situation. You assume that you are solely a self-made woman and that luck and timing and blessings have nothing to do with all that you have. Girl, it could all be taken from any of any moment.

5. NPR is and will always be one of the best things I discovered in my 20's.

6. I love rubbermaids, tupperware, and other plastic storage containers with lids. Furthermore, I like any product that is intended to help one organize.

7. I have 9 brothers and sisters, but no "real" brothers and sisters.

So, there you go. I am tagging the following individuals with the same challenge:

purpleworld (stine)

Enjoy ladies!


Stine said...

Honey, in case you ain't seen me in awhile, I's as real as they come.

How's about I post 7 Random things about me in YOUR blog? Cool?

1. I currently have a friggin bunion on my left lateral metatarsal.

2. I'm going to see a very interesting band tonight that may be a bit scary but it's for my hubby's birthday because he wants to. I'm being supportive.

3. The inlaws just bought us a dehumidifier, and it has changed my life in just 24 hours.

4. I just posted in my blog today for the first time in many moons. Know that this post is NOT about you.

5. I look forward to driving down to Utah for Christmas this year, it's been way too long since I've seen y'all.

6. Lakisha was ROBBED on American Idol. And Blake is a little white boy pansy. (I don't care if he's from Seattle)

7. I'm interested in how your new apartment is. Do you guys like it?

Blackeyedsue said...

YAY! Okay, absolutely DITTO on Miss O. She makes me crazy these days. You are by kindred spirit in the organization department. We should take a trip to IKEA someday soon.

LovingTheChaos said...

YOU ROCK! I look up to you in so many ways! :) I posted my seven. Love ya!

Stine said...

Uhm...I know I'm one to talk, but new post please.