Monday, September 15, 2008

Quirky Wishes

I've been tagged by Missy and Virginia to tell you six quirky things about me. Hmmm... I'm neurotic and must explain my neuroticness in all my posts, so I've decided to change the tag a bit and tell you six things I wish I were or had or desired.

I wish I were a natural skinny person instead of a thinnish person with a fat girl screaming to get out. "LET ME OUT! I WANT MORE ICE CREAM. EAT MORE BREAD. NOBODY CARES IF YOU DRINK CHOCOLATE SYRUP OUT OF THE BOTTLE. LET'S EAT COOKIE DOUGH." The skinny girl would say things like, "Oh, I'm full. I couldn't have another bite." or... "Oh, Thank you for your sweet compliment, I've always just had a really fast metabolism."

I wish my van didn't smell a little bit like throw-up. I also wish I weren't used to the smell and didn't notice people cringing and rolling down the window when they got in my car.

I wish I weren't so obsessive about stuff. Last night, on my run, I sang the Oompa Loompa song from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for a solid hour. And only a little bit of it, "Oompa, Loompa doopidee do, I've got another puzzle for you." That's it. That's all I could remember. So I kept singing it over and over. And I'm reading Anne of Green Gables again. I love it. It's my "go-to".

I wish I desired to learn as much as Quinn does. He's so motivated. I'm so... not.

I wish my hair weren't going gray. And not just gray-straight-hair-gray, but gray-kinky, wild-looking, witch-hair-gray. I've always pictured myself looking a little bit like Witch Hazel from Bugs Bunny with her hair all sticking out and the hairpins flying out of her hair everytime she jumped up. Except that she has black hair in this picture. I love her. If I ever look like that, then, PLEASE tell me that I'll have the laugh that goes with it. And a large, pointy, black hat. Just to scare people. I'm sure Quinn will be so pleased.

I wish I had cowboy boots. I want to wear them tomorrow.

The End.

11 comments:

alli said...

yes. that was me in that video. For some reason people thought it would funny to see me 7.5 months pregnant, in camo and trying to look all mean and stuff.

I LOVE your quirkiness.

Stacy said...

Part of your quirkiness is that you changed the point of the post away from quirks.
Now we have to start a new one called the I wish list.
And we have Kims quirks to thank for it. Make sense?

I want will get you a witch hat, but it will have to be insulated for your protection!

Missy said...

Hmmm, the above comment was actually me...I didn't realize I was signed in under Stacy's name.

Melissa said...

"Notice how I ride side-saddled (as Witch Hazel sits on her broom). It proves I'm a lady"

My favorite line from these cartoons. I am a looney tune freak, love them. The witch was one of my favorite characters along with the bulldog who befriended the tiny black and white kitten and would fold his skin over while it slept on his back.

I can't get enough of the witche's laugh. Heeeheeeheeeheee! And the bobby pins flying out of her head. Good stuff. Brian and I could laugh for hours.

laytonfamily said...

an hour - the same lyrics? Oh sweetie, let me save you!

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do
I have a perfect puzzle for you
Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-dee
If you are wise, you'll listen to me

What do you get when you guzzle down sweets?
Eating as much as an elephant eats
What are you at getting terribly fat?
What do you think will come of that?

I don't like the look of it

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-da
If you're not greedy, you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do
I have another puzzle for you
Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-da-dee
If you are wise, you'll listen to me

Gum chewing's fine when it's once in a while
It stops you from smoking and brightens your smile
But it's repulsive, revolting, and wrong
Chewing and chewing all day long

The way that a cow does

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-da
Given good manners, you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do
I have another puzzle for you
Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-da-dee
If you are wise, you'll listen to me

Who do you blame when your kid is a brat?
Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat
Blaming the kids is a lie and a shame
You know exactly who's to blame

The mother and the father

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-da
If you're not spoiled, then you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do
I have another puzzle for you
Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-da-dee
If you are wise, you'll listen to me

What do you get from a glut of TV?
A pain in the neck and an IQ of three
Why don't you try simply reading a book?
Or can you just not bear to look?

You'll get no...you'll get no...you'll get no commercials

Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-da
If you're not greedy, you will go far
You will live in happiness too
Like the Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do


cheers!

Peyton said...

rats! they took my idea! i was goin to write the whole song for you. i always find myself singing a song im not familiar with. its frustrating. and i start to annoy myself bc i cant stop singing it.

i live in my cowboy boots. i got them from Journey for a whopping $20! i hope you find some. they changed my life.

i like this post. i like you.

the word verification to post this comment was "swegdrxp," say that out loud, its fun.

Anonymous said...

Sooooo when I ride my bike is it okay that I hum the song that was played in the Wizard of Oz as Miss Gulch rode her bike as she rode to collect Toto (Wizard of Oz)?

If I was smart like you I would learn how to insert a link, but I do know how to cut & paste :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4kiXh8YOzk

love you, Mom

michelle said...

I wish I could say you looked like her just to hear your perfect laugh. But you DO NOT!!! Nor do I imagine you ever will.

Abbey said...

Ooooh I want some cowboy boots too!
Good post. I love quirky things that people will admit too. :)

Marsha said...

Yes, definitely quirky, OCD, and easily side tracked. That's why we all love you.

Scott Phillips said...

I met you @ the Clinton School, I was there talking to Alison. My son has speech therapy the same time Alison's son. I am intrigued by what others "blog" about.

Just a tag in to say I looked at your blog, and it made me laugh. I agree, nothing wrong with drinking chocolate syrup out of the Bottle.

God Bless,

Scott Phillips
http://www.inbythroughhim.blogspot.com/