Tuesday, December 19, 2006


So, Lunatic, Pete and Shawn passed the baton or maybe I've been hit with it, not sure yet and I get to tell you five things about myself that you may not know.

1. My baloney has a first name
2. My hairdresser really doesn't know
3. I'm obsequious, purple and clairvoyant
4. People hate me because I'm beautiful
5. I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today

And if you recognize all five of those, you're at least as old as I am.

Alright...five things.

1. I used to paint. Not walls, but on canvas. I drew also...and chalked and sewed and played the flute and built stage sets and ran track and played basketball and wrote -- some of those things up until just a few years ago, a couple still. And, by a stroke of luck I was halfway decent at it, not great by any means, but decent. I was one of those kids who could've been great at something if I'd have applied myself heard that before? It took until I was in my 30s for me to realize the thing I'm really good at is trying small bits of everything. There's always something more out there to understand. AND, it serves me well in my profession -- I get the computer geek, the jock, the art nerd, the musician because I've been there.

2. I don't want to be a teacher anymore. I like what I do. I'd just rather not have to be somewhere every day.

3. I believe the Brady Bunch lied. I know. We tried putting together two families and it just wasn't all smiles and Alice.

4. My latest nickname was Weezie, but I'm only called that by buds from back home...other nicknames have been Bean, Ruby, Umbie, and Jeanne-Weenie in her Teeny Bikini damn you Markey Odegard!

5. Joey Peterka's crying was music to my ears. I was five. It was Kindergarten. We got four-pronged TB tests in school. I'll never forget lining up, rolling up sleeves, and one-by-one holding out our arms, squeezing our eyes shut, and getting the four-pronged prick. The class bully, Joey Peterka, couldn't or wouldn't? move his sleeve up very far so he got the stick on his inner wrist. I cringed as I watched the poke. There was a split second of silence, then my eyes got big as Joey howled and cried real tears. Looks of amazement crossed the room as he went to the teacher for comfort. No one else cried. Joey lost his power that day.

Sending the tag along to the four corners and across the sea: Tim, XBunny, George, Juancho, Alberto

- TOB being triple-tagged, does it mean I need to write 15 things?!


George said...

5 things huh?

Gimme a day or two to dredge the memory........

Olaf Vanderhoot said...


Pete said...

I personally am pompous, obese and eat cactus.

Eclectchick said...

I live in a swamp and am three dimensional.

the old bag said...

George -- back, go waaaaay back.

oV -- yes, it's hard to be beautiful...or purple, for that matter.

Pete and 'Chick -- too funny! By the way, Pete, I didn't realized a tag came from you as well -- I updated my post!

Jason Paul Tolmie said...

Hey Old Bag (Sorry, I didn't mean for that to sound the way it did;),

["I'd just rather not have to be somewhere every day."]

We all gotta be somewhere everyday...........but why does it have to be here;)


Roberta said...

I enjoyed the revelation about Joey. Enjoyed reading the other inner releases as well.

X Bunny said...

that'll teach me to read your blog

the old bag said...

Jason -- thanks for stopping by!

Roberta -- funny what pops into ones head at times...I hadn't thought about Joey in years.

Viragosilverado said...

It's Oscar, my bologna has a second name, its Meyer. Oh I love to eat it everyday, this why i have to say, that Oscar Meyer has a way bologna.

marscat said...

hey, now i get this tagged thing.

lovely post.

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

I recognize four of them, but I'm only sure of the brand name for three (I think). Does that count?

the old bag said...

Marscat, Virago, BB -- thanks for stopping by!

Marscat, three products, one TV show and one song.

Jeff in Chico said...

Done with teachin'? Looks like you're getting into web development, eh'?

Shawn Kielty said...

I must be younger than I thought!

Fabulous Jeanne -- really.

Ample said...

Having to be somewhere everyday is way over rated, and deadlines too, useless bits of rubbish, a trick of the lights, Tom Sawyer in drag.

the old bag said...

Jeff -- discovered! It took me a few minutes of how'd he know that? before I realized my link is on the blog (doi!). Been doing a bit of it for years, but it's not interesting enough for me to take it on full time.

Shawn -- we're all only as young as we feel.

Ample -- created by those to whom schedules and structure is important...too bad they don't all realize what matters.

juancho said...

I have to get approval from the BRC B.O.D. before I participate in this "slam book" activity.

Trée said...

Merry Christmas OB.

the old bag said...

Juancho -- well??

Tree -- and to you!