Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I've Been TAGGED!

Ryan Bruner has tagged me for a blog meme! He's challenged me to share five little-known facts about me. Hmmm... how much do I want to share?

1. I was Essie, the ballet-dancing sister (the part Ann Miller played in the movie) in a high school production of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU.

I wore a tiny tutu that I had to get at the last minute from a local costume shop, since the director assumed that every girl had a tutu lying around her bedroom and... did not provide one for me. It was 2 sizes too small for me and I had to pull a "Scarlett O'Hara" to get into the thing, sucking in breath, having a friend work the hook-and-eyes, and having a rib removed.

They had to rewrite my part a little to make me a BAD ballerina who thought she was good... since I was such a colossal klutz. I fell down a lot. It was fun. At performances everyone's eyes were glued to MOI... because my boobs were continually threatening to pop out of the beautiful, whale-bone supported, pale blue satin, tight as all get-out bodice. Did it ever happen? I'll never tell...

2. I am a wild-eyed Chicago Cubs fan. I have been known to go around singing the famous song, "Go Cubs Go!" right here in the middle of California. This DESPITE the following:

"The Cubs were taking batting practice, and the pitching machine threw a no-hitter."--Radio deejay

"The only bad thing about being released by the Cubs is that they made me keep my season tickets."--Ken Rietz, ex-Cub third baseman

"Would the lady who left her nine kids at Wrigley Field please pick them up immediately? They are beating the Cubs 4-0 in the 7th inning."--Radio deejay

Q: Did you hear about the new Cubs soup?

A: Two sips and then you choke.

"The latest diet is better than the Pritikin Diet. You eat only when the Cubs win."--pianist George Shearing

Twenty major events that have occurred since the Chicago Cubs last laid claim to a World Series championship:

1. Radio was invented; Cubs fans got to hear their team lose.

2. TV was invented; Cubs fans got to see their team lose.

3. Baseball added 14 teams; Cubs fans get to see and hear their team lose to more clubs.

4. George Burns celebrated his 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th and 100th birthdays.

5. Haley's comet passed Earth twice.

6. Harry Caray was born....and died. Incredible, but true.

7. The NBA, NHL and NFL were formed, and Chicago teams won championships in each league.

8. Man landed on the moon, as have several home runs given up by Cubs pitchers.

9. Sixteen U.S. presidents were elected.

10. There were 11 amendments added to the Constitution.

11. Prohibition was created and repealed.

12. The Titanic was built, set sail, sank, was discovered and became the subject of major motion pictures, the latest giving Cubs fans hope that something that finishes on the bottom can come out on top.

13. Wrigley Field was built and becomes the oldest park in the National League.

14. Flag poles were erected on Wrigley Field roof to hold all of the team's future World Series pennants. Those flag poles have since rusted and been taken down.

15. A combination of 40 Summer and Winter Olympics have been held.

16. Thirteen baseball players have won the Triple Crown; several thanked Cubs pitchers.

17. Bell-bottoms came in style, went out of style and came back in.

18. The Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and the Florida Marlins have all won the World Series.

19. The Cubs played 14,153 regular-season games; they lost the majority of them.

20. Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Oklahoma and New Mexico were added to the Union.
*me again* - But just wait till next year! :D

3. I pulled the lever (trigger?) for a Republican for the very first time in my life yesterday. But (this said for Mom and Dad's benefit, since their heads are spinning now) I'm still THRILLED the Dems took Congress, and maybe the Senate too.

4. I read the collected stories of Raymond Carver once a year. Boy, does he write well about drunks. Among many other things.

5. I cheat at Candyland to make the game go faster.

OK, now I am supposed to tag others... how about Joshilyn Jackson, Becky Motew, Frankie, Jackie Kessler and Heather Brewer.