I got tagged by Wendy for this one. I'm doing it but it does seem a little "chain letter" to me. If I get a hundred dish towels in the mail after this, I'm going to be pissed.
Here are the rules: List 5 weird things about yourself or your pets. Tag 5 friends and list them. Then, those people need to write on their blogs about 5 weird things, and state the rules, and tag 5 more people. Don't forget to let the people you tag know by posting a comment on their blog!
1. My toenails are falling off. This is not so much a weird thing as an obsession of mine right now. Apparently it is a side effect of the chemo. “We don’t see it a lot but we do see it” says my doctor. So off they are coming. I check them hourly to get a sense of the progress. Big toes – ¾ lifted. Second toe (what do you call that? The pointer toe?) – all there. The piggy who had none, is half gone and I’m not sure my pinky toe ever had a nail to begin with. This is upsetting to me in a very strange way. Sort of like cleaning out the basement and finding an item you forgot completely about, has no impact on your daily routine and now you cannot imagine getting rid of it. What will I do without my toenails? I feel very vulnerable, like my toes are made of glass and any impact will shatter them and send me screaming into oblivion. I have a feeling after the nails have hit the highway I’ll be walking around in my sturdiest shoes with my toes curled under for protection.
2. I can’t pronounce the word “drawer”. When I say it, no matter how hard I try, I say “dwar” or “draahhh” or some such thing. I’m not sure why this happens but it is disturbing. I have a mental thesaurus going all the time for words that mean drawer but aren’t drawer. There are frighteningly few replacements and I usually end up making the drawer hand sign instead - grabbing an imaginary handle and repeatedly pulling it toward me. Which if you know what I’m doing makes perfect sense and if you don’t looks like I should be accompanying the motion with “hubba hubba!” in a Bronx accent.
3. When at Wendy’s, I dip my fries in my frosty. Don’t knock it till you try it.
4. I have weak cartilage in my nose. This means I can smash my nose down really really flat.
5. When I get an ice cream headache, it actually hurts in my tailbone. So it’s not so much a brain freeze as a butt freeze.