Beth will be able to figure out what that number is – I try to avoid it at all costs. An old face from the past (Michael) once told me that the number I avoid isn’t actually the true mark of the Beast (for a moment I had Beat there and that made me giggle – Fear the Beat! The Beat is bad!) and I shouldn’t really freak out (apparently he was in a seminary for awhile) but hey, lots and lots of conditioning makes me nervous and therefore, I am posting. So there.

You know, what makes me laugh about my fear of the 3 6’s is that I frequently say “I may be a Born-Again Christian but I’m not crazy” (referring, of course, to Fundamentalists who scare the crap out of me with their judging and hatred and all – I have a button that says “Just doing my part to piss off the Religious Right”) so the fact that I kind of arrange my life around it is amusing. And yes, I do believe God created the world but no, I have no idea what this whole Intelligent Design thing is about. I don’t pay attention to the controversy because I also believe that Church and State should be separated. And sometimes, just for fun, I really want to tell people I worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster because he is just so damn cool.

Anyway, enough about religion. On to random facts which are more fun, honestly.

  • *It is snowing. Again. I realize that I live in Minnesota but seriously, we need to put some thought into weather control. I am having a hard time waiting for the Star Trek world to come around (and yes, people, I am aware that it was a television show but still, I’m sure if we all put our minds to it we could stop global warming, save the penguins and make a 50 feet radius around me be between 55-75 degrees at all times. I don’t think I’m asking too much) so that I don’t have to worry about possible blizzards. Fortunately I do live in downtown Saint Paul and that means there are lovely things like snow plows and other people to shovel snow so I don’t have to worry about it.
  • *Considering that I hate snow (well, hate isn’t the right word. I would really enjoy snow a lot more if it wasn’t so cold and if I wasn’t worried that it would make me fall down and break something), I really enjoy scraping windows on cars. I’m not sure why that is.
  • *My sister’s work closed. My work is still open. I am not pleased.
  • *My Mom is in town. I think the snow storm knows she’s been living in Arizona for the past 6? 7? years and doesn’t have the Minnesota hardiness anymore and decided to remind her just exactly why she moved to Arizona.
  • *Barbecue sauce and chocolate are not bad together. I know this because my brownie flipped over and landed on top of my barbecue weiners that someone made for the food day. I didn’t wake up today and say “Hmm, I wonder what odd food combination I can come up with to confuse people with (such as the delicious “cottage cheese on toast (cottage cheese, honey, a little butter and, of course, toast)” or one of my favorite sandwiches – bologna and peanut butter (the bologna keeps the peanut butter from sticking to the roof of your mouth or tearing the bread, the peanut butter keeps you from tasting the bologna (hey, my family was poor, Mom used to buy bologna in bulk. I had to learn to get around it somehow))).
  • *Keem uses the words “hence” and “literally” just to drive me crazy. It’s working. See following email:

From: Keem

I’m going to send you a different email in a bit…hopefully. Will you forward it to Lindsy? She asked if I had any appetizer ideas for a party this weekend.

Me.

From: DM

You,

I’ll be happy to forward it to her. Was there anything else you would need today? Thank you for emailing me.

Me.

From: Keem

Dork,

DORK!!!!!

Me. (not the Dork)

From: DM

Nerd,

Well, duh!

Me (the Dork)

From: Keem

Dork,

You’re going to blog this crap, aren’t you?

Me (the Nerd)

From: DM

Nerd,

Probably not. I don’t blog everything.

Me (the Dork)

From: Keem

Dork,

You blog ALOT. I never know what will end up there. Hence the blueberry story…
Don’t take it all so literally though.

Me (the Nerd)

From: DM

Nerd,

I am going to kill you. No more hences! No more literallys! ARGH!

Me (the Dork who is now stabbing her eyes out because she has been henced too many times!)

From: Keem
To: DM

Dork,

I apologize that I cannot turn this email into braille as you are no longer able to see. Perhaps you would like to consider getting some sort of voice program that can read it to you. I sympathize with you, however, I cannot resist using hence and literally when it is applicable.

Me (the Nerd)

From: DM

Nerd,

This may end up being blogged yet.

Me (the Dork)

Who says you can’t have fun at work? Well, I was at work (this was yesterday). She took a half day. Dang her. I had to take the bus.

It’s still snowing. Just so you know. If you don’t hear from me again, that’s because I was eaten by snow weasels. Or snow vampires. Something snow related that eats people.

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