this is one of thos days when i'd just as soon stick a walnut up my nose than write... but now that daddy's gone and posted something pretty dang funny, i guess i have to. write that is. because, of course, i'm never putting a walnut up my nose, and i can't believe you ever wanted me to.
for lack of anything actually interesting to report, i decided it might be fun to share a few more random tidbits about mommy. i also thought it might be fun to give this soon-to-be regular segment a catchy little name, and, clever girl that i am, i've come up with one. mommeme (mah-meem). get it? it's about mommy and, in blogspeak it'll sort of be a meme-ish bit of blahblahblah. mommeme. tell your friends. let's start a club.
okay. today's mommeme theme?
really stupid and/or random shit about mommy's youth:
1. she doesn't have wisdom teeth. they just aren't there. never were.
2. one rainy day, when she was around 10, she pogo-sticked 2,222 times before stopping. why? because she was A) bored, B) wanted to "pogo" a number she'd never forget. and she never has. (it's 2,222, for chrissake, a moron would remember that) and C) a moron.
3. she won a gold fish at a birthday party for a fellow first grader, and found out, the hard way, that you don't float gardenias in a fish bowl just because it looks "pretty".
4. when she was 15, she pierced her own ears. well, actually, her girlfriend did them for her, and put in thin pieces of thread, which mommy knew were not gonna keep the holes open, so she sat in front of a mirror and worked the needle back and forth (it took a couple of hours) until the "deed" was done. armed with her new found "skill", not to mention ice cubes, a thick needle and a potato and/or a piece of cork, mommy started piercing her friends' ears, too. also, her mother's. and her sister's (the veryveryverysmart dr. terri, who fainted, but i'm not supposed to tell that part).
5. as kids, mommy and aforementioned sister were huge fans of superman comics. and archie. they also liked richie rich, but for them superman & archie ruled the day. the girls had a large collection they kept together in a wastebasket, which their mother donated to a church bazaar. these comics dated back around late 50's up through the 60's. there were several dozen comics, which, along with that stupid wastebasket, all sold for...a dime. mommy can't be sure, but some of these may (or may not) have been in that bunch, as well...
6. mommy was such a little bookworm, she once read her favorite book, kabumpo in oz, 3 times in one day. she was around 8 at the time. sometimes, she'd read it to her sister... when they got older and her sis had her wisdom teeth removed (and yes, hahaha, not only did terri get her wisdom teeth, she had all 4 removed on the same day--which was also the day before thanksgiving) mommy kept her sister company by reading from lord of the rings, another all time favorite.
7. mommy learned how to water ski when she was 7 (of course, her sister was 6, and better, because her sister was always a better athlete. but that's beside the point. mommy was 7 and that's not bad.)
8. when mommy was around 5 or 6, she and her sister got life sized dolls for christmas. life sized. mommy always thought that was pretty cool.
9. mommy and her sister could have been dancers. except for the fact that they couldn't/can't dance. their aunt, a professional ballerina in her own youth, had a dance studio, and both girls took lessons and danced their little hearts out in recitals, but they weren't very good. now they both dance in their own special way in their own respective kitchens, to the music in their heads. (and that's the way they like it.)
10. mommy and her little sister have been best friends all their lives. (of course, this last one isn't at all weird, random, and/or shitty, but i put it in because i noticed most of the other things i've listed include dr. terri, not to mention the fact that it rounds out my little mommeme rather nicely. also, i think mommy misses her sister. i could be wrong, but i don't think so. mommy loves the fact that, whenever they're together, they revert back to lots of the silliness they've shared since they were little girls. also, mommy likes to borrow her clothes. but mostly it's the acting like little girls/being silly/close sister thing...)
"A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost." ~ Marion C. Garretty