July 11 07

okay…this is the last time, i swear. we are finishing up this game. right now. once and for all…are we not completely sick of it yet??

6. I once tried out for the Jeopardy Teen Tournament. I got to travel to Minneapolis to take a written qualifying exam. Needless to say, i didn’t qualify.

this one is false. almost every single person thought this was true. so, either you a) think i’m very smart, b) think i’m very nerdy or c) were thrown off by the fact that i threw the Minneapolis in there…since it actually is one of the four cities where they give Jeopardy qualifying exams. but alas, i have never even been to Minnesota.

so, in reality, i’m not all that smart…i’m just a really good liar.

7. i hate making left turns. i hate them so much that sometimes i’ll drive all the way around the block just to avoid the turn.

this one is false too.

seriously? no left turns? most of y’all thought this one was true as well. who doesn’t make left turns? i mean, sure, i was blown away when i moved to Toronto and more often than not i’d meet people who didn’t drive on highways….highways? what the hell is so scary about a freakin’ highway?? if anything, highway driving is EASIER. especially when you are driving stick. (oh, you should see my stick handling these days)

but left turns…how would you ever get anywhere?

(also, miss Haley-O…how many times have you been in a car with me??? hmm?? i can’t believe you said false!)

8. my family is like the mini-UN. a have a sibling who is agnostic, a sibling who is pentecostal, and a sibling who just graduated from Yeshiva University.

all true. my sister is agnostic. my older brother is a pentecostal Christian and my baby brother (the one in the picture) went to a Jewish college. and we are all one big happy family :)

i’m not quite ready to get into where i fit on this whole spectrum, since it’s possibly one of the most personal discussions for me (more personal for me than waxing my nethers or how often i have sex or possibly even how much $ i make).

but i’m incredibly cynical about religion these days. we’ll leave it at that. but one of these days, if i’m drunk enough, we’ll have the religion discussion.

for now, i’ll let you know that the only person to get all three of these right was miss mama tulip. and congrats to loren for getting seven out of eight right. color me impressed.

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  1. Know what? I hate the religion conversation too. I have some very personal views and beliefs – and I hate the judgement that comes with it.
    It’s really something that, like you, I don’t share with many people.
    And, btw, I most definitely thought you were nerdy enough for Jeopardy Teen Tournament :)

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    Comment by Laural on July 11, 2007
  2. You should live in NJ….You CAN’T make left turns. I’m not even kidding. You will be sitting at a red light at an intersection, where in a normal state, one would make a left turn and happily drive away to one’s destination. However, in NJ you have to drive straight and then make the next available right turn around (called a jug handle) and loop back around , cross back over the road and then go back in the other direction so you can make a right turn where you originally wanted to make a left turn.
    Follow? NJ is by far the weirdest most backwards state I have ever lived in.

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    Comment by Wendi on July 11, 2007
  3. my husband’s grandpa refused to make left turns. we always thought that was so weird.

    impressed with your UN family. i wouldn’t have guessed.

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    Comment by Jodi on July 11, 2007
  4. Really?! I got all three right?

    Are you sure?!

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    Comment by mamatulip on July 11, 2007
  5. I TOLD you I wanted to go switch that one back to FALSE! You don’t have to be in a car with you to know that you’re not like that! ;) I guess you just have that great imagination — thinking up something as real-like as that!

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    Comment by Haley-O on July 11, 2007
  6. Driving on the highway scares the crap out of me. Not that I drive.
    I’m a bit surprised about the Jeopardy thing and no, not because I think you’re nerdish or anything. It just rang true.

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    Comment by Rebecca on July 11, 2007
  7. i like how you managed to fit in that i went to Yeshiva, although im not quite sure i fit the criteria for the religious wing of our family….

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    Comment by Michael on July 11, 2007
  8. I totally thought you’d be smart enough for jeaopardy!

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    Comment by Sandra on July 11, 2007
  9. God is way more personal than waxing nethers. Agreed.

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    Comment by Oh, The Joys on July 11, 2007
  10. Woohoo! I’m a rockstar!

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    Comment by loren on July 11, 2007
  11. My family’s like that, too…

    I’m a teacher, my brother’s an actor, and my other brother is a lawyer.. :) We’re all over the place, too.

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    Comment by Humor Girl on July 12, 2007
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