Saturday, February 16, 2008

Catching up: Roo'isms and a meme for me me me me!

Cleaning out the Roo-girl files:

Please excuse the dated quality of these items -- I wrote 'em and then other things popped up. I hated to waste perfectly good Roo'isms just because other, better stuff came along. Just pretend it's a week and a half ago, OK? OK!

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The TV is blaring in my room. The "Today" show is on.

And they're talking endlessly about Britney Spears' premature release from the psych hospital.

And the Roo-girl erupts with indignation:

"Oh puhleeeeze! This is supposed to be the news. I don't want to hear about Britney! That's why I watch 'The Soup'!"

OK, then! You go, girl!!

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The Roo-girl: Look, you voted!

Carpool Girl: Huh?

Evil Mother: Wonderhubby sometimes collects the stickers you get when you vote and sticks them on his dashboard.

TRG: Yeah, you know ... like Super Tuesday? Isn't Mr. History Teacher having you follow the election?

CPG: Right. Um, what is Super Tuesday again?

TRG: Oh. I guess Mr. History Teacher isn't following the election in class.

CPG: Well, yeah, he is. We are. But I just wasn't sure. When is Super Tuesday again?

TRG: *smacks her forehead in amazement* It was last week!

CPG: Oh. Yeah. Right.

TRG: What's the matter with you? Are you living under a rock?

CPG: Um. No?

TRG: *shakes head and moans slightly* Oh brother!

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Ferocious pounding on my bedroom door. Like the house is on fire.

Evil Mother: What? What?

The Roo-girl: *wide-eyed and seemingly frantic* I DROPPED THE SPIRIT STICK!!

Evil Mother: Huh?

The Roo-girl: The spirit stick!!!!! It's a cheer thing. You're never supposed to let the spirit stick hit the floor!!! And mine dropped!!!!

Evil Mother: Oh. Bad luck coming, eh?

The Roo-girl: Oh yeah, I'm going to HADES!!!!"

I fell on the floor laughing. Apparently this came from "Bring It On," which I have seen but ... ahem ... not memorized like CERTAIN people I know.

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Tag, I'm it.

Carolie, a friend of the well-respected blogger named Da Momma (who says she doesn't do memes unless Carolie says she should!), has tagged me for a meme. (Actually she tagged me a loooooong time ago. I'm just slow.)

And if Da Momma answers Carolie's meme request, who am I to refuse?

So, here we go:

The Rules:

* Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
* Share five random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
* Share the five top places on your “want to see or want to see again” list.
* Tag a minimum of five random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment in their blog.

I was tagged by Carolie.

Five random/weird facts about me:

1. My girlfriend and I had a pact that we would get our bellybuttons pierced for her 40th and my 50th birthday. I chickened out. (She still wants to do it.)

2. At work, I am unbelievably organized, but at home? Not so much. (That is the understatement of the year, by the way. I am a classic slob.)

3. If I thought I could make a living at it, I would happily give up my lucrative position and sing. Full time. (You can judge if that should happen here and here.)

4. I hate cooking. Well, I like to bake, but I suck at making full meals. I take every shortcut known to man.

5. My secret wish as a child was to be an ice skater and go to the Olympics. (Except for the part where I am the biggest klutz on the planet and can trip over a painted line.)

Five places I want to see or see again:

1. Tahiti. I have had a decades-long desire to go there. I have no idea why. (In fact, it topped my Bucket List for Fun Monday last week.)

2. Israel. Although I'm admittedly a little concerned to due to current political (and safety) conditions, I would LOVE to go back to Israel. I've been twice -- once in college and once as an adult, and I can't get enough.

3. Japan. I was there in May. It was incredible. I would like to do it again -- and see other parts of the country that I missed.

4. China. Why? Why not?

5. Alaska. I want to take an Alaskan cruise some day. (Also on my Bucket List.)

Five people I am tagging:

Oh really, I don't think so. I cheat that way. So many of you have done it already, so if you want to do this meme, consider yourself tagged.


Jenni said...

Noooo! Not the spirit stick! Is it bad that I knew right away what movie this was from? Na has it memorized, too, but I hope she doesn't get some of the lines. I must admit that I've also seen two sequels to it. (I think there may be another.) There was some kind of Bring It On marathon on TV recently. The first is worth watching, but I could have done without the others.

Hey, speaking of the Olympics, Na and Danny are headed to a gymnastics meet this morning hosted by two former Olympians. (They're married and it's their gym.) I told Danny to try to get some kind of autographed thingy for your Roo Girl to add to that surprise package.

Junebug said...

I have been on the cruise to Alaska. it is so worth it. You have been to Japan? Did you blog about it? I guess your blog only goes back to July 2007.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

How funny about the spirit stick. I love Bring It On, too! I could probably go line for line with Roo.

dawn224 said...

Roo Girl watches The Soup! good for her!

Simply Jenn said...

Hahahahaha! The spirit stick! I just watched all THREE of those movies with my kids the other day. I think our girls only get spirit sticks at camp, and knowing them they do drop it.

Carolie said...

Oh wow...wish I'd known you and your blog when you visited Japan! But I bet you didn't visit anywhere near me way down south here!

I agree with you about Alaska...Fearless Husband and I have a pact that when his time is his own again and no Uncle Sam's, we're going on one of the long Alaskan cruises, complete with fancy stateroom and a train trip into Denali National Park.

As for the cooking, I LOVE LOVE LOVE to cook meals, but baking (and all the ways one can fail at it) scares me. We should cook for each other!

THANK YOU for playing the silly meme game!

Your Blog Admirer from Japan!

Carolie said...

p.s.-- anything you want from this side of the planet? Any snacks you fell in love with? Let me know...I can ship stuff quite cheaply via military mail!

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