Wednesday, June 20, 2007

7 Random Facts About Me

Because I'm feeling kinda memie, here's my response to a tag from Gale to list 7 random things about myself. Ready... go!

1. I don't know if there is an actual "syndrome" or if it's just a label for kicky people, but according to my wife I officially have some form of RLS. I would categorize it more as "constantly moving my legs day or night and in fact I'm even doing it right now syndrome" - but that doesn't make for a very good acronym.

2. I can't stand bologna by itself, but I love it on a sandwich with pickles and mayo. The same thing applies to braunschweiger as long as I don't overanalyze the fact that it looks and smells like cat food to me.

3. I've got floaters big time. No, not in the toilet - in my eyes. Ironically, the condition I am afflicted with (known as posterior vitreous detachment) affects my vitreous humor, even though I find nothing funny about it. Especially since it resulted in laser surgery a few years ago to reattach my retina.

4. I also have tinnitus from years of playing rock and roll music, but I've learned to ignore it. I've tried using that approach for my alarm clock in the morning but unfortunately it doesn't work.

5. I grew 6" in the summer between my 9th and 10th grade. At night I would wake up screaming with severe cramps in my calves and my mom would have to come in my room and massage them. What I'm most impressed with is that she would let me have cows in my room in the first place.

6. I never had a girlfriend in highschool. I was more of a loner than a loser, although I was never comfortable with there only being a one-letter separation between the two.

7. These are the only 6 random things about me. Everything else in my life has been neatly categorized and put in labeled filing cabinets. In fact, if you look in the drawer called "Random Facts" you'll find a folder with these 6 items.


Anonymous said...

You are the second person I have heard of having floaters; before March, I had no idea what the heck that even was!

I think it's interesting that back when we went to high school there needed to be a classification on why one did not have a girlfriend or boyfriend. These days, the kids stick the "Abstinence Club" label on it and it's cool ;).

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed no.5 greatly.

Gale said...

funny random facts!!!

Anonymous said...

I could sit and eat straight bologna until the whole pack is gone. But it is better with the cheese, mayo, and bread. I guess.

Actually, I can eat just about anything -- I'm just not that picky.

Anonymous said...

Probably explains why I have floaters, too.


The other kind.

deborah said...

you are a strange man

Elizabeth said...

Huh, I had to look up RLS. I never knew it was a real syndrom! I think my husband has this too!

yoo hoo said...

oooo if I eat a bologna sandwich, it has to be on white bread (only time I eat it) with mayo and lettuce. I'm hungry!

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

hilly - Us floater types have a whole support group, but we don't see eye to eye.

dan - I wish I could say I did. I felt like some kind of mutant from a "B" horror movie!

gale - Careful what you ask for huh?

l.a. daddy - So you're saying you have the toilet kind of floaters in your eyes? Weird.

deborah - You're just figuring that out now?

elizabeth - It's only a "syndrome" to my wife. It doesn't bother me at all that I kick her when I sleep.

carla - And does your bologna have a first name?

Anonymous said...

#5. MOOOOO!! And I'm insulted you would speak of girls in that demeaning way. I mean, you're mom sounds real progressive and all...

Oh, don't be coy! Just because you didn't have a girlfriend does NOT mean you didn't have girls.

yoo hoo said...


Anonymous said...

Ok, I laughed so loud over this post I may have woken the dead.

"kicky people"? That is my new name for all those with RLS.

The toilet floaters made me choke on my spit.

and the cows in your are so dang funny, there should be a book about you or by you or something

Jess Riley said...

Cracked me up with #3 and 5. Very witty, you!

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

steph - I'm sorry but you're wrong. Unfortunately not having any girlfriends DID mean I didn't have any girls. But I prefer Hilly's concept and I was the president of the "Abstinence Club."

carla - I'm going to tell him you said that!

badoozie/jess - Don't, stop - you're embarrassing me. No, I mean it - don't stop!

Anonymous said...

#1. Me too. I never notice it though. I'm not responsible for anything they do.