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I tend to say the phrase "what does that say about me" a lot. Especially after conversations involving sex and/or personal hijinks. So, while waiting two hours in a doctors office today for DJ to get his sore throat checked out, I thought about all of the others ways in which I could bring that phrase up.

what does it say about me that I noticed my shampoo and body wash have the exact same ingredients, right down to the dye color, yet I would never use the body wash on my hair or the shampoo on my body even though they are the exact same thing?

what does it say about me that when I go to a friends house and they show off their Lladros and Hummels I tell them how proud I am of my comic book and action figure collection?

what does it say about me that I think nothing of going into a store and dropping over 200 dollars on video games and accessories, yet I agonize over half an hour over buying a 26 dollar bra for myself?

what does it say about me I told my eleven year old daughter that it was perfectly ok if she did not want to join in the pledge of allegiance in school, and was even proud of her for standing up for that right?

what does it say about me that I bought my daughter a new jacket because the one she had seemed to be worn by just about every other girl in school and she looked like a sheep?

what does it say about me that I would rather take a vacation that involved going to a Comicon rather than heading for a romantic island or Disneyworld?

what does it say about me I have 89 channels on my digital cable yet all I seem to watch is Tech TV?

what does it say about me I think Red Meat and Captain Ribman are hysterically amusing, yet I think that Family Circus is utter evil?

what does it say about me given the choice between eternal youth or an eternal pot of coffee, I would choose the coffee?

what does it say about me I would rather listen to the screeching sound of cats in heat than be subjected to Creed?

what does it say about me one year after starting to blog, I am still obsessed with my daily stats?

what does it say about me that I get up at 4:30 a.m. every day, even on weekends?

what does it say about me that I actually sat here for an hour writing these things out?*

*actually twenty minutes, but over an hour with a break for personal hijinks

Comments

Saaaaaaaaaaaaaad!

laughing

Wow, um, I'll have to check, but I think that all may mean - get this - that you're actually me!

No, wait. 4:30. Not me. Whew. Carry on.

I'm with Graham -- we're in the same gene pool 'cept for that 4:30 am thing. Yeeeeks.

Actually, maybe that means that me and Graham are the same person... :D

Oh, no -- I'm not Graham, actually. He can do math... :D

It says to me that you've got your priorities straightened out (I wish more of us did.)... except for that shampoo/body wash thing, the jury's still out on that one.

I am so, so many of these too.

TechTV has quickly made me it's bitch. Chris Pirillo needs the decaf badly.

My stats are my baby, yet Robyn still always has twice as many as me.

Creed blow goat wiener.

And...I too agonize over bra purchases. It's hell.

Redmeat = genius.

Family Circus = evil..very evil..

what does it say about me that I noticed my shampoo and body wash have the exact same ingredients, right down to the dye color, yet I would never use the body wash on my hair or the shampoo on my body even though they are the exact same thing?

Strict upbringing. A parent who insisted there was one, "right" way to do everything. Probably a controlling father and protective mother rather wary of letting you take risks and discover things on your own.

what does it say about me that when I go to a friends house and they show off their Lladros and Hummels I tell them how proud I am of my comic book and action figure collection?:

It says you vaule uniqueness and identity and artistic, creative endevors over bland materialism for materialism's sake.

what does it say about me that I think nothing of going into a store and dropping over 200 dollars on video games and accessories, yet I agonize over half an hour over buying a 26 dollar bra for myself?

It says you justify the games because they're "for the kids" after all. And (generally speaking) bras are not fun. You hate wasting money on utilitarian things. Also, you're probably a C cup or smaller.

what does it say about me I told my eleven year old daughter that it was perfectly ok if she did not want to join in the pledge of allegiance in school, and was even proud of her for standing up for that right?

what does it say about me that I bought my daughter a new jacket because the one she had seemed to be worn by just about every other girl in school and she looked like a sheep?

It says you want her to grow up and be an individual, like you. Also see #1

what does it say about me I think Red Meat and Captain Ribman are hysterically amusing, yet I think that Family Circus is utter evil?

what does it say about me given the choice between eternal youth or an eternal pot of coffee, I would choose the coffee?

what does it say about me I would rather listen to the screeching sound of cats in heat than be subjected to Creed?

It says you're my personal hero and female doppelganger

what does it say about me that I get up at 4:30 a.m. every day, even on weekends?

Except for this. . .hell, it is 5:30 and I am still up.

Thank you for the analysis, Charles. You've hit the nail on the head in many ways. As far as being your doppleganger, it should be noted that we both work in the legal profession, though I admit most of my day is spent hanging up on rude attorneys. No offense.

See, this is what i love about the internet and blogging in general. Just when you think you are completely alone in your weirdness, you discover people who are just like you. Yep, I just called you all weird.

I just noticed the bra comment. You figured out my cup size by the price I paid for the bra? That's sick, Charles, just sick. But for clarity's sake I will say it's a C cup, thank you.

well, i'm a little late in jumping on the bandwagon, but - all those things say you're incredibly cool, i want to be your best friend, and your daughter is very lucky!

hehe

It's cool. most of my day is spent hanging up on rude attorneys, as well :)

As for your bra size, I only guessed that because you said it wasn't a priority. For instance when Demise (44DD) needs a new bra, she needs a new one.

None of that is to say I'm not a sicko perv. I do have a reputation to keep up.

Should I read anything into it that you spelled Denise's name as Demise?

I think it says you are totally cool. And a lot like me in the Mom department - I would tell my son it's ok to not say the Pledge too if he didn't want to.

And I am damn freakin' jealous that you have Tech TV and I don't.

Hey...just a typo but a good one!

yeah, that was neato, charles. and i'm a 42DD. geez. most girls do not thing large boobies are as cool as you think they are. hehe.

Was just looking for a site like this, thanks