Saturday, January 21, 2006

Weird Dave

My writing pal Deb tagged me a while ago with this meme . . . "Name five weird things about yourself."

"You could lose your standing as an average guy," I was told by my wife, refering to my profile. Here is partly why . . .

1. I do not like my breakfast toast or my white bread sandwiches cut in half. So don't do it. I believe cutting toast or sandwiches in half reduces them to finger food. And as a big guy, I don't like finger food.

2. My change-spotting past-time has occasionally placed me in the company of eccentric locals like Weird Willie, so-named by the kids in the neighborhood. In the past, both of us have scoured post-crowd venues--him for returnable bottles and cans, me for the occasional quarter or dime lost in the shuffle. Isn't there a little treasure hunter in all of us? I did find a gold chain once.

3. According to my family, my taste in music is weird. I prefer to call it eclectic. What's so wrong with Meco Star Wars anyway? Last Christmas, my wish list included the soundtrack from "Little Shop of Horrors." My wife threatened retribution against anyone who bought it for me. Mostly for that reason, I didn't get it.

4. I taught our dog to wrestle. Doogie is willing anytime to throw down with me on the carpet. He ducks, he dodges, he feints. Eventually, I end up pinning him, after which he shakes my hand "good match." My son Greg comments, "All you did is teach our dog to flop on his back for a treat." Pavlov's dog had it easy.

5. My fascination with the macabre. During a family trip out east, I made a brief, and surprise, detour to a mall in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, the filming locale for the original Dawn of the Dead. I've also produced several home-made scary videos featuring my own sons and nephews. In one, my nephews played X-files styled detectives investigating strange goings on locally. I filmed this on location at a site in Washtenaw County that drew national publicity in a flying saucer flap 40 years ago.

BONUS. I blog. My family thinks I take blogging too seriously. I did see a news source recently state that bloggers are a "nutty bunch." I prefer to think of them as a supportive and caring community.

16 Comments:

Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

Darn right we're caring. I cared a lot that you didn't share the wealth with us when you sold that gold chain....

10:10 AM  
Blogger bornfool said...

My wife and I have a special jar just for "found" money. After a year we counted it: $28.14. It was mostly change but we did find a five dollar bill and a one. It pays to look around while you're walking.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

Nothing wrong with hanging around a nutty bunch. We're all in good company.

1:32 PM  
Blogger schnoodlepooh said...

I'm with you on the nutty blogging community (isn't that what you said?). :-) I like #4. Bailey wrestles with me also. For real. Dogs wrestle. Why do people not believe that? it's true. Really.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Okay Dave, you've "out-weirded" me lol. I'd love to see the dog-wrestling matches. LOL

In reference to the blogging community:

'course we care! :)

3:42 PM  
Anonymous bonnie said...

Isn't there a second-rate university in Washtenaw County, Dave?

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Kristy said...

I'm sure you could combine some of these. Wrestling Dog of the Living Dead? That sort of thing? I'm sure your family would be thrilled!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

So we are nutty....so what! I enjoy blogging...

8:33 AM  
Blogger Me1issa said...

My cat plays a rather unique game with a plastic water bottle lid. If you toss it up in the air she'll either catch it or hit it across the room. She also sits patiently while you go chase it down for her.

Nutty? Hey I like nuts! :)

9:45 AM  
Blogger TEACHER SOL said...

#5 is weird and my husband share this stuff with you...he loves the thrill of adventures, likes to watch horror/thriller/vampire movies...creepy eh!

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Monique said...

You should post clips from your home-made scary videos!

5:27 PM  
Blogger Nankin said...

Hey, what's wrong with picking up a few coins here and there? A couple of weeks ago I found 2 dimes and a penney on the same day but they were all in different places. Made my day.

My kids used to get embarassed to be seen with me when I picked up pennys.

2:03 PM  
Blogger lcduplatt said...

I thought you may like this…found this page of scary videos that are cool. Enjoy! Scary Videos

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you found your sympathy, Big Dave

10:03 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

I'll go with "a caring and supportive community" too. Albeit a sometimes nutty, supportive and caring community.

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:42 AM  

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