Sunday, December 31, 2006

Six Weird Things (And Happy New Year, Too!)

Abbagirl74 tagged me to list six weird things about myself so I figured I would do that today instead of a repost. First off, let me say that I’m glad the list was kept to six since I could easily write through all of 2007 about my oddities.

1. I really, really like Christmas. The music, the sights and the smells all greatly appeal to me. I have a huge collection of Christmas t-shirts (like the Grinch, Christmas Story and The Peanuts Gang) and I start buying eggnog before Halloween.

2. As long as I can remember, I have listened to music far older than me. I guarantee that much of my generation isn’t familiar with the works of Ray Conniff. But then again, I don’t know who the heck 50-cent is.

3. I hate alcohol and can’t stand the taste of it. Fortunately I get to save face publicly and say that I can’t have alcohol because of the heart medication I’m on.

4. I can’t wear tennis shoes or socks with shorts. It can only be sandals.

5. I collect PEZ dispensers.

6. Because of the artificial heart valve in my chest, when you are close enough to me and it’s quiet enough, you can hear me tick. It’s lots of fun at parties, but makes for a very difficult time trying to fall asleep at night.

That’s my list. I hope everyone has a safe New Year’s Eve. For the first year in a long time, we aren’t doing anything tonight (with the exception of roasting a very expensive piece of meat – it had better taste good). It’ll be interesting flipping through all of the New Year’s Eve specials tonight. You know that Anderson Cooper of CNN has made it big when CNN gives him is own New Year’s Eve special. Will wonders ever cease?

Happy New Year’s Eve!!


Odat said...

I think we all suspected that you liked Christmas! ;-). I also think you should post a pic of your t-shirt and pez collection!
Have a wonderful New Year's. I know I will.

abbagirl74 said...

I have learned some new things about you that I would have never guessed.

I just want you to know that I think you are a breath of fresh air. I am so happy to have found someone who can take and make a joke in life. It is so refreshing to know that you are consistent in your humorous posts. I have something to look forward to everyday. Thanks for making part of my year a funny one.

Le Nightowl said...

#1 is definitely weird :)
Happy New Year, Michael!

Aisby said...

I wanna see the Pez collection. I don't know what it is about the candy, it's not that good, but I love it...It must be the cute dispensers.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

happy new year michael. and i want to see the pez collection too. how about a blog about it? you could put one on your knee. bee

Awesome Mom said...

I hope you have a great new year!!!

ian said...

I think we definitely need some PEZ pictures. Cute little cartoon characters with tracheotomies. How wonderful!


thethinker said...

I like Pez dispensers but I hate the actual candy! I agree with the others. We need pictures of your collection.

Billé said...

Was just searching through random blogs when I came across you.

Had a few chuckles and the ticking heart sounds pretty cool.

Have a great new year.

All the best,

Natalie said...

I am so excited about your sandals only with shorts thing. That is very fashion forward of you.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I also like PEZ dispensers but not the candy. And I don't drink either. I hate the taste and smell of it, and as it happens, even have an allergy to every kind of booze but sake, which gets me off the hook.

And I agree about socks with shorts. Too butch gym teacherish for me. (And on a guy, dorky.)

You rock, Michael.

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