Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Oh man, I'm like the slow kid who gets tagged on the playground and just stands there while all the other kids run away, but then they kind of stop because the kid's just standing there, and everyone is wondering, so is the game over...? And then the kid finally gets it and starts kind of jogging but the rest of the kids are already playing tether ball. Which I guess is my way of saying I got tagged a while ago by Ms. Liz, and then didn't post anything. So even though the rest of my blog friends are totally playing four square now, I'm gonna start running. As far as I remember the rules are this: Write six random facts or habits about yourself, and then tag six people to do the same.

  1. Last year I got blockbuster online, the net flicks knock off where you can trade the movies that have been mailed to you for a free rental at blockbuster. In theory this was the ideal situation for me, I love watching movies, I love getting mail, and I could still go and see my blockbuster boyfriend Roger. (Dear Roger, (Check it out! My first mid-blog letter! And also my first mid-parenthetical-parenthetical.) Remember all those times I made hilarious jokes at the register and you pretended not to think they were funny but you could never quite keep a straight face? And how you always rolled up your t-shirt sleeves like greaser, except the rest of you looked normal? Good times. Love, The girl who could never find her blockbuster card) A typical situation would go like this: Tuesday: Open up mailbox to find three movies, Wednesday-Thursday watch movies, Friday: Take movies to local store, trade them for three other movies, chat up Rog for a minute and leave. Then several weeks later after they had already charged me for the full price of the dvd, I would remember I never returned those movies I got, take them back, hang my head in shame while I got my refund, and then leave. But the thing is that Blockbuster will only give you two months to return those videos before you own them forever. I'm not going to tell you how many movies I now own because of this (12), but I will give you some of the more embarrassing titles: "Truth About Cats and Dogs" (gag), "Step Up", "Ms. Potter", and a lot of other ones, but I can't think of any other ones I didn't like. But seriously, the truth about cats and dogs might be the worst movie I've ever seen. So um, I guess that was a long winded way of saying I apparently am incapable of returning movies on time.
  2. I can say the alphabet backwards really fast. This is something I taught myself how to do in the third grade and remains to date one of my greatest accomplishments.
  3. I have a gambling addiction. The fact that I have never actually gambled in no way lessens the severity of this disease. My responses to Celebrity Poker Showdown, McDonald's Monopoly, Vegas style Solitaire, and regular Monopoly are more than enough evidence.
  4. "Downtown" by Petula Clark is hands down my favorite song. It doesn't matter how sad I am, how worried or stressed or whatever, as soon as I hear those magic words: "When you're alone and life is making you lonely you can always go....downtown!" I immediately give a teary little smile. By the end I'm belting and doing jazz hands and the people around me are reflecting on what a truly embarrassing friend I am. It doesn't even make sense, because I've been downtown and its not all that uplifting. Even still, the song remains a soothing tonic to my troubled soul.
  5. I love spinning. Not the kind where you're on a stationary bike at a gym going super fast and standing and sitting and killing yourself and all...just, like spinning. Like in a chair, or on a swing or on the teacups back before they made them slow and lame. This is kind of an offshoot of my enduring love for roller coasters. I'm never happier than when I'm plummeting at breakneck speeds before being catapulted in some unknown direction. I really like having my sense of gravity thrown off.
  6. On my sixteenth birthday I accidentally died my hair pink. Your next question is obviously, did I then sing Beauty School Drop out...I regret to inform you that I did not. Instead I quietly freaked out until we figured out a way to fix it. I often kick myself for that lost opportunity.
I now tag anyone who feels like doing this, and no one who doesn't, because the slow kid totally doesn't get the rules of this game.


Ms. Liz said...

Oh Hannah! How I love you! I was shopping with Nick for missionary shoes at Burlington Coat Factory and Downtown came on over the speaker and I busted out the jazz hands too. He died a slow death of embarassment and walked away. Its a marvelous song

Rachel said...

1.) Four Square is awesome and I think we should start up a league
2.) This is why Nextflix is superior, you don't get the option of going to a store and flirting with Roger but they also don't charge you for keeping Memiors of a Geisha for 5 months (without ever actually watching it.)
3.) During my last house sitting gig I was overwhelmed by all the channels they had and temporarily lost my mind and rewatched The Truth About Cats and Dogs and was reminded again that it is, in fact, an abominable movie. Although I will go to my grave saying that Mr. Wrong is the worst movie ever made.

Becca said...

ahem i beleive I died your hair pink and if it wasn't me then you were keeping a stylist on the side and i demand half of everything!!

also Netflix is the best ever If you time it right you can get a movie in the mail every day except sunday which is god's day anyway so maybe movies shouldn't be watched until after sun down and prayer.

i liked the truth about cats and dogs but then i like truly horrible movies and try to avoid anything with any semblance of a plot and also flock to a theater if anything especially a hamster blows up. how can you not love garafalo?

allisonlaurel said...

Hannah- Hey! It's your long lost cousin Allison! I just found your blog and it's so fun to read! You crack me up. I've posted a bunch on your sister's, but I think it's been less effective because I haven't heard anything back. Anyways, check out our blog and keep in touch!
Love you,

Liz said...

Hannah, I'm so glad you joined us! Don't worry, we'll slow down for you and totally let you in on our Four Square game.

You are HILARIOUS! Ever since we hung out at Liz's fantastic dinner party, I've realized how much I've missed your wittiness.

Please post more. I don't want to seem stockerish, but really, I check to see what you've written often.

Hannah said...

Ms. liz - this is why we are such very good friends!

Rachel - I agree with you on all counts except the Mr. Wrong one, but only because I haven't seen it, but actually I'm remembering the commericals for that movie now...and yes. But seriously. Truth about Cats and Dogs.

Becca - Oops! Credit where credit is due, you dyed my hair pink. But I still should have channeled Frenchie. And I do like Garafalo. But that remains a terrible movie.

Allison - Hi Allison! How are you? I tried to look at your blog but it won't let me. This must be rectified!

Liz - You totally just made my year, because I totally stalk your blog all the time! And I consistantly forget about mine, for example, I just now saw all these comments, but I'm all flattered by my many pretty commenters and so I'm going to go post something else now.

Amanda said...

Rachel is right about Mr. Wrong. Horrible. I've seen The Truth About Cats and Dogs as well and I'm going with Rachel.
I'm with everyone else in saying that you should blog every hour on the hour. You are so fun!