September 5, 2011

10 Random Facts Which Are, In Fact, About Me

So, Blog, at the kind invitation of my friend Tameri Etherton, today I am participating in a Ten Random Facts About Me blog thingy. I would have been happy to post Ten Random Facts about You, Blog, if the list was that long. But really, there's not too much we know about you except:

1. You are a disembodied anthropomophized being.

2. You are gender-neutral with a masculine vibe.

3. You occasionally like to interview other anthropomophized beings like our cookie jar, Professor Snowcaps.

And that's about it.

So while I may not be as fascinating as, say, Ashton Kutcher or one of those Jersey Shore peeps, at least we can come up with Ten Random Facts about me, Blog. So tally ho!

1. I can do ecclesiasical embroidery.

2. From 1998 to 2002 I published a weekly ezine called "Hockey Snacks." (Remember those? Today we call it blogging.) It consisted of original humor about the NHL and was hosted by Shinny, aka my right index finger wearing a miniature goalie mask.

3. When I was in the fourth grade I wrote and directed a musical puppet show called "Soggy Wheat." I am truly not making this made sense at the time.

4. When I was in my 30s I taught myself a couple years of piano and composed a theme-and-variations piece for pipe organ which was performed publically (although not by me, because I didn't know how to play the pipe organ).

5. My first celebrity crush was on Michael Rennie as Klaatu in "The Day the Earth Stood Still." That movie was made in 1951 so that gives you a hint how ancient I am. My latest celebrity crush is Christian Kane who plays Eliot Spencer on "Leverage." The only thing they have in common is the ability to kill people at will. I can only speculate on the psychology happening here.

6. I maintain a biligual biographical website about the French Canadian hockey star Guy Carbonneau, which is currently at 316 pages of material. I've talked about it on Quebec radio and TV, in French, even though I am terrible at speaking French and was terrified.

7. I love to make things. The smallest thing I have ever made--it was out of polymer clay--is the blue bird from Angry Birds. For scale, this is my cat Selke with all the Angry Birds.

8. When I was in junior high I mixed cream cheese with green food coloring, made it into balls dusted with cracker crumbs, called them "Moon Marbles" and brought them to my social studies class (which also made sense at the time...sort of). Everyone agreed they were disgusting.

9. When my husband and I were first dating, we invented a sort of death-metal rock band called "Ham Carving." We thought up all the members and their histories, the names of their albums, song lyrics, etc. It was a poor man's Spinal Tap, but we liked our band.

10. I am pretty obsessed with LOL cats and cat videos. Okay, totally obsessed to the point of pathology. I have not succeeded in making a funny cat video of my own yet but I did make this just sort of nice one.

And that, Blog and dear readers, is as the kids say "all I got." Again, I never promised you Ashton Kutcher...and thanks for reading.


  1. You are hilarious! I love your 10 facts, as I thought I would.
    Your cat video is very cute - do they ever fall out of it? We had one once and none of our three cats would use it. Go figure. They did, however, like climbing the real trees outside, which I probably why they snubbed the fake indoor one.
    Thanks for playing along!
    That little hockey finger slays me. Seriously, I just look at it and laugh.

  2. Aw, thanks, Tameri! Blog brings out my sense of humor, he's like that.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the video! I don't believe any of the cats have fallen out of it yet. They weren't sure about it when we first brought it home, but we rubbed catnip on the ledges, stuck them aboard, and both Cody and Selke have been all about it ever since. Alice, not so much...she must be what the experts call a "bush cat," rather than a "tree cat." :-)

    Shinny had a huge following back in the day. Nine years later I still occasionally get fan mail for him. Those were wacky time, wacky times...

  3. 1. SHINNY <3

    2. CARBO <3

    that is all. I just added your blog to my Blogger dashboard and am catching up, lol

  4. Too funny, Lisa! Thanks for reading and posting!

  5. oh no.....I thought you said "Blog" was gender neutral? I do think you may have given Blog a gender. Does this not happen over time when one writes? When responding to Tameris comment you referred to Blog as "he". Oh wait, I just caught it, gender-neutral with a masculine vibe. I get it.I have to admit , I like that he brings out your sense of humor! It's a good thing to be in possession of ;) I originally came to check out your "f'opals" tutorial. Now, I'm just amused. Thanks.

  6. You're funny, Jotell! You're welcome, and thanks to you!