I’ve Been Tagged

Five Husbands tagged me for Six Random Things.

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when your blog entry is up.

Six Random Things

1.  I think my stomach is made of steel because I can eat just about anything without getting sick.  I went to a vegan restaurant (sorry vegans but ew!) a couple of years ago and those I went with got uh, “sick”.  I was just fine.  I also used to eat from the street vendors in both Mexico and Guatemala and never got sick.  Here’s a bonus fact along the lines food.  I hate milk!!  Unless it’s chocolate milk or I’m eating a large piece of chocolate cake.  Aside from that I’m having gag reactions right now thinking about it.  Osteoporosis here I come.

2.  I hate when people whistle along with the radio.  A co-worker does this constantly.  If I wanted to listen to you I would turn the radio off.  But I didn’t so zip it.

3.  I LOVE to jump out and scare people!  At work I once climbed into a large box and waited while another co-worker went and got a third co-worker.  When they came to the back room I jumped out yelling and the face on the startled co-worker was priceless.  I jump out at my mom a lot too.  I can’t help it.

4.  My favorite pajamas when I was little had Orphan Annie on them.  They weren’t my favorite because of her but because they were white with red pinstripes on them and they looked like a baseball uniform.  I was obsessed with baseball and was convinced I was going to be the first woman to play in the Major League with all the guys.  This was about the same time the movie The Natural came out and I just knew it was my destiny to play.

5.  There are times when I can muster up the courage to kill spiders.  What I never have the courage to do is clean them up off the wall after I smoosh them.  I have this bizarre fear they are going to regenerate and crawl out from beneath the tissue.  And when they do they’re going to be pissed.  At me.  So there are a couple of spider remnants on my walls in my apartment.

6.  My hair is naturally curly and not straight.  I switch back and forth every once in a while so there are some people who only know me with straight hair and some that only know me with curly.  And apparently I also have red demon eyes.

I know I’m supposed to tag 6 people but I would rather just be surprised to see who will do it on their own.  Ahem… Jenn and Lance you’re 2 of those 6.

Got milk….er, what?

So today I was talking to a co-worker about work related things and out of the blue, totally out of context, he looks at me and says, “Can I have some of your milk?” To which my response was a blank stare followed by a “what?” Apparently he had brought in some cereal and wanted to borrow the milk I had in the fridge that I had forgotten about. So this got me thinking of other conversations I’ve had with my co-workers that have been misconstrued.

1. A while back my job description was changeing and I was going from being an assistant to having my own area. When my replacement started working, a co-worker said, “Wow. She’s like Natalie 2.0”. We’re really big Office fans and this was supposed to be in reference (I think) to when the girl comes in to sell purses and Michael says that “she’s like Pam 2.0” – an upgraded, improved, hotter version. Message received loud and clear.

2. A co-worker was helping me with a project I had been working on and I was stressing to him that it had to have certain specifications and he said, “Man, are you having a month moment or what?” And I thought, huh that’s a little inappropriate and none of your business. Turned out because of his thick Spanish accent I had misunderstood him and he had really said, “Man, are you having a Monk moment or what?” Of course in reference to the hyper-anal TV character on USA.

3. I was looking at some old 80’s wedding photos of a co-worker and we were commenting on the styles, specifically the hair (hers was permed, mine is natural curly) and she said “See Natalie. My hair used to look like yours.” Small break here followed by, “Nasty.” Well, good thing I own a straightener now isn’t?

4. I was talking with a co-worker about some things in the office when I realized that he had stopped listening to what I was saying but rather, was intensly reading what my shirt said. Maybe the shirt was faded? because it was taking him a little while to finish up. So I stopped mid-sentence and waited until he realized I wasn’t saying anything and when he looked up at me I looked down at my “shirt”, looked back up, cleared my throat, and pulled my labcoat closed.

5. My usual wardrob consists of usually black or darker colors and anything comfortable like sweatshirts, flip flops, baggy athletic pants, etc. One morning while getting ready, I had the urge to “dress up” a little. This consisted of a pink three quarter sleeved shirt with a collar and cuffs. Upon a arriving at work a co-worker exclaimed, “Oh. You look like a girl!” Hmm, as opposed to what I normally look like which would be….a boy?

6. A couple of years ago I was helping out with our company’s big international convention. I had previously been filmed in one of their promo videos advertising a new product. To my surprsie they used this video in the general meeting that included EVERYONE and in ALL of the workshops for our division. Naturally the only part of the video that was used was when it was just me taking up the full shot of the camera. We’re talking being displayed on theatre sized screens! The first time I saw it I let out an audible gasp and intake of breath followed by a NO WAY! The lady next to me said, “Oh don’t worry. You’re much cuter in person.” Gee. Thanks.

7. I was packing up some orders in boxes with a co-worker and it was looking like we weren’t going to make our deadline with the fleet service and we would have to drive them over personally. My co-worker turned to me and said, “Well you’ve got the biggest rear.” Seeing my puzzled look (and still not registering to him) he says, “Well you do. You have the largest trunk of all of us.” My response, “Yeah and my car holds a lot too.”