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7 Things You Don’t Know But I Do

I was tagged by Rolando @ Rplayground to partake in the meme: 7 Things You Don’t Know But I Do.

So here are 7 Things I know about myself, that you may or may not already know about me:

1. Left Handed Typing Isn’t For Me.

(It took over an hour to construct a comment, it was impossible to write a post. And, muscle relaxers make me stupid.)

2. Pretentious Bloggers / I Am So Over You.

(You know who you are. Get over yourselves. You’re not that great.)

3. I Am Still Scared Of The Dark

(I have to fall asleep with the TV on at night because having a nightlight is ridiculous at my age.)

4. I Am REALLY Sick Of Being Single. (see this post)

(But my insecurities keep me from really ‘putting myself out there’.)

5. I Tend To Twirl My Hair Excessively & Unknowingly When I am Tired, Stressed Or Bored.

(My co-workers keep telling me to stop it, or else I might end up with a bald spot on the top of my head.)

6. I Haven’t Bought Myself So Much As A Pair Of Socks In Over 4 Years.

(Yeah, I just wear my sons instead…and his black dress shoes.)

7. I Learn All Of My Lessons In Life The Hard Way.

(I have never been able to ‘learn from others mistakes’. I learn from my own HANDS ON experience. When I do fuck-up, or make a mistake, I fuck-up BIG TIME. However, once I do learn my lesson, I never have to repeat the same mistake. I don’t keep doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. That would be insane.)

And there you have it.

I tag the following people: (Obviously, you do NOT have to participate.)

Lis from About Every Little Thing (because she doesn’t post enough and I miss her.)

Leslie from Smoke Rings And Coffee Stains (because she got me into blogging and If I am doing these memes, I am dragging her ass with me.)

Laurie Anne from All Over The Bored (because an evil woman came back to her office and I think Laurie could use a nice distraction.)

Lisa from OMyWord (because I know her list will be Hysterical)

*and I tag anyone else whose name starts with the letter L*

PS: A Big Thank You goes out to my girls Dawn from Twisted Sisters Totally Pissed Off & to Olga from Olga The Traveling Bra for this kick ass award.

This badge is for bloggers who make their blog their own, stay with it, interact with their readers, and have fun!

Yes. I do.

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I am passing this award on to the bloggers that show time and time again that they are true to themselves and that they ARE their blog:

Stealth @ Im Down With That

&

Ingrid @ Boricua In Texas


 

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  • I would do something like trying to write with my left hand to in fact I used to try to sign my name with my left hand. I really wanted to be ambidextrous.

    P.S.: What is the definition of a pretentious blogger 🙂
    Much Love
    Amber

  • Jodi

    okay I am so stuck on number 2…I am nosy…lol want the dilly…
    I think we should all so an honorary post for MELEAH…and type left handed(or right handed if one is left handed)…
    TO show our support and gain some sensitivity…
    😀

  • Thanks for posting your seven things. It’s aways fun learning more about our fellow bloggers. And many thanks for the award. I really appreciate it.

    If my life depended on doing anything left handed, I would be screwed.

    I have a nightlight. My excuse is that I needed it when Isabel was a baby, because I needed to be able to see her in the middle of the night if she woke up (we still co-sleep, so I still need it, he he he)

  • I feel bad that you haven’t been able to buy yourself anything for 4 years. I know how hard it is to do that and that it gets you down after a while. I’m also sorry you’re reluctantly single. I don’t understand men these days, I really don’t. You’re gorgeous, smart, funny, a great writer – what more do they want? Hopefully, you’ll meet someone when you least expect it!

  • RE: #2 – Oh yeah, I’m that great. It’s like that Carly Simon song that says “I bet you think this song is about you, don’t you” – that song IS about me. It was written three years before my birth to herald my arrival…

    Now that’s pretentious. 🙂

    Oh, and the BEST lessons in life are learned the hard way!

  • The best friend

    #5, can we say “scalp yarmulke”.

  • Meleah

    Random/Amber:

    It was tough, but I had to do what I had to do. Pretentious Bloggers are the ones that are too good for us ‘small bloggers’ I might write a full blown / rant / post on the subject someday soon.

    Jodi:

    I might write about it one day. Aw… I love your honorary lefty (alternate hand) posts idea!!!

    Ingrid:

    Even though it took long to type lefty, I got used to it after awhile. It was my pleasure to pass the award on to you. 🙂

    Selma:

    One GREAT thing about MOVING is all the SHOPPING I will be able to do. I am going to take a walk on the materialistic side (if only for a month or two). I have no idea where the good single men are…maybe Ill find someone this year? or never? who knows. Thanks for those fantastic compliments!! 🙂

    Jason:

    Ha ha ha (you are THAT great, but you are NOT a dickwad about it)

    Jen:

    Yup.

  • 1. I prefer writing with my left hand. Other things with my right.

    2. I actually am. I work hard to be arrogant to spite all those women in Playboy who list arrogance as a turn off. Liars.

    3. I’m the thing people fear in the dark.

    4. Do Siamese twins ever get sick of being double? Have you considered cloning?

    5. So you put your finger on top of your head and twirl?

    6. And Santa left you a lump of coal last Christmas? I’ll send you some socks this Christmas.

    7. Someone has been quoting Tony Robbins to you.

  • Meleah

    Greg:

    Ha ha ha….

    1. Thats bazzar

    2. Yes Indeed. You ARE the most arrogant man I know… but it works for you.

    3. I am possitive you are why I have to sleep with lights on

    4. No way. There should NEVER be two of me.

    5. I literally twirl my hair until I pull it out. When I was only 2 years old, and my brother was being born … I was sooo nervous about it, I did pull all of my hair out of the left side of my head. I was completely BALD. I guess I have been doing this for my whole life.

    6. I have no Santa. I am Santa.

    7. Who the hell is Tony Robbins?

  • Hey Meleah, thanks for playing the meme. Sorry you’re still one hand typing. I’ll be over with pizza and a movie to make you feel better, lol. Then we can talk about your #7 huddled under our blanket tent with the TV on.

  • AMEN to #7!!! But seriously, not even a new BRA in 4 years? Woman – get thee to a store!!!!

  • We need to find you a rich man who can:
    Buy you socks
    Type for you, when you can’t
    sleep with the TV on
    Twirl your hair gently for you, so you don’t pull it out
    And lastly, prevents you from making those major mistakes, or lets you have your major fucks up and can laugh with you at them.

  • Meleah, Tony Robbins is a self-help guru who popularized the phrase, “To do the same thing over and over and expect different results is insanity.” He was in the movie “Shallow Hal.” The guy who hypnotized Hal into seeing the “inner beauty” of people. Funny movie.

    Web folklore attributes this quote to Ben Franklin, Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, and other famous people. Reputable sources confirming this are lacking. This usually points to a non-professional introducing the idea into pop culture.

    If it were a professional person, then it would have a context and be better documented. Psychologists would never define insanity this way so it wouldn’t be someone like Sigmund Freud like some claim. Many scientists take offense at this because they claim it goes against the scientific method (it doesn’t), but this is a reasonable claim and enough to make people like Franklin and Einstein not likely. The language isn’t good enough for Twain (Clemens).

    I heard from a friend that it came from Tony Robbins. I don’t think Robbins invented it, but it does sound like something that comes out of self-help circles. Sounds good on first glance, but has problems when you explore it more.

    What if you are trying to become something like a baseball player? You try and try. You keep exercising, keep practicing. Should you not expect different results? Or will you always be a bad baseball player. Doesn’t really fit this context. The underlying idea implied is that “failed” behavior repeated will result in failure. George W. Bush could be the poster child against this claim. It would fit a specific case like doing an exercise that hurts your chances of becoming a better ball player.

    The phrase has a self-help feel because it takes a very specific case, and then generalizes it to cover all cases. Life doesn’t work that way. Truth is in details, not generalizations. I get your point though and didn’t mean to over analyze it—but that’s what I do.

  • I left out the most important part that this phrase sings like a self-help marketing slogan: It is insanity to do the same thing over and over and expect different results…

    …so buy my new book today and turn your life around!

  • cmk

    1. I’ve also been told that doing the bathroom ‘paperwork’ left-handed is next to impossible. 🙂

    3. We are empty-nesters and I STILL have a nitelight in every available room! I keep saying it’s because I watch out for hacked-up hairballs from the cat, but considering I don’t put my glasses on to wander the house in the middle of the night…Anyway, can’t sleep without a light on, either.

  • Meleah

    Rolando:

    Im not still working lefty. Its much better! Too bad I cant EAT pizza!!

    Olga:

    Not even a BRA. Nothing. Its insane.

    Chef Mom:

    Here! Here! Where IS that guy?

    Greg:

    I loved Shallow Hal. That was a GREAT movie. (Jack Black kills me)

    I think I heard that phrase used back when I was an active participant in AA. One group that I am NO longer a member of for the VERY reasons you stated above. It was like a friggen CULT with catch phrases. Not My Bag.

    CMK:

    Lefty bathroom was not fun…baby wipes RULE. Its nice to know I am not alone in my fear of the dark!!

  • I have to learn all my life lessons the hard way too, Meleah. But instead of getting it the first time then, it often takes me two or three times of bashing my head against the wall before the message soaks in! I’d like to think I am finally making a little progress, but somedays I’m not so sure. This was a fun and interesting read. Trying to type with one hand would make me crazy!

  • I’m with you on having the tv on at night. But for me it’s just a bad habit.

  • Meleah

    Josie:

    Ouch! I dont like bashing my head. I mean…yes, it might take me 10 years to learn a single lesson, but once I learn it.. I never repeat it!!!

    Typing lefty was definitely an exercise in patience… 🙂

    Terri:

    I have to have the TV on. It annoys everyone else, but I simply cannot sleep without it!

  • Bossy’s socks are all holey. Definitely not holy.

  • You are so sickeningly lovely, Meleah- I could just pinch you. And I wish you lived near me because I would take you shopping. First, we’d get you a good camera. Second, some clothes and new shoes. Third, a day at the spa for some pampering. Lastly, a night out on the town with me. You know it would be one of the most fun and exciting nights of your life, too!

    Thanks for the award… I’m truly humbled that it comes from you. I’ll have to think about who to pass it on to.

  • I hate the dark too. Everything is so much more creepy at night. I have to turn on each light as I pass every time I get up to go to the bathroom or get a drink of water in the middle of the night. My boyfriend thinks I’m pitiful and I guess I am. My imagination tends to get the best of me.

  • #5 reminds me of the fact that my daughter (age 5) has started to put her hair in her mouth… hopefully a phase that she’ll grow out of…

  • #2 LMAO…. you go girl!
    #3 I hear ya! It’s easier to leave the TV on than to admit I’m afraid 😉
    #7 Story of my life….

  • Meleah

    BOSSY:

    We both need some new socks.

    Stealth:

    Dood, If we lived closer to each other I KNOW we would have a BLAST together. I can only imagine the kind of day / fun we’d have. Glad I passed the award on to you! 🙂

    Anti Barbie:

    Yes, See… I am not the only 30 something AFRAID of the DARK. I haul ass running from my bedroom to my bathroom freaking out the whole way!!

    Mark:

    Yep. I do that too, but not as much as the hair twirling.

    Dawn:

    #2 he he he..but… FER REAL…Sooooo OVER them.
    #3 and another one that is scared of the dark
    #7…tell me about it!

  • You are so right…I need some distractions. I take the challenge!!!!

  • Aww, yeah at my house back home, we have a nightlight in the bathroom which sort of acts like a nightlight for the hallway, which in turn acts like a nightlight for all of us…but you know, isn’t actually a nightlight for anyone specifically 😉

    Hahaha, I’ll twirl my hair, too. Not so often when I’m nervous, just when I’m restless or bored. If I’m wearing a necklace, for some reason I’ll always twirl that when I’m nervous.

    Right on for your seventh!

  • I can send you some socks.

    Of course, they would be my daughters. I’ve been borrowing hers.

    #2 – I am actually pretty great, but the Polish title throws people off. They don’t think I’m pretentious. Just new to this country with my odd foreign ways. 😉

  • Meleah

    Laurie Anne:

    Yeay. I can’t wait to see your 7.

    Joanne:

    Yeay! Finally another hair twirler! # 7 Is the best way to learn lessons!

    Jozet:

    No way. I thought I was the only one who wore my child’s clothing! Welcome to America.

  • Thanks for tagging me! I will create some fictional response as soon as I am no longer homeless. hehe?

    xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • jon

    How can you POSSIBLY be insecure about putting yourself out there? 🙂 You’re wonderful.

  • Crap, I didn’t know you’d be singling me out with that whole pretentious bloggers thing.
    😉

  • Meleah

    OMyWord/ Lisa:

    sweet! I cant wait to see your answers!! I know. I read about the ‘homeless’ thing..YIKES.

    Jon:

    Aww….thanks

    Michael C:

    ha ha …You are so NOT pretentious.

  • That meme was funny. But I must say, show some love to the left handed people of the world! Because we’re naturally more logical and creative…and I am one too.

  • Thanks for sharing

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