Tuesday, November 20, 2007


I've been tagged by Vivian to reveal seven random things about myself. Thanks Viv. I think you know the rules by now.

7 Random Things About Me

1. When I was 12 or 13, my friends, brother and I attempted to build the biggest snowman ever constructed in the history of the world. When we realized there was no way we could lift the second giant snowball on top of the first, there was only one thing to do with the two mammoth snowballs that sat side by side on my front lawn. Make a giant snow penis! Yes, there's even a photo floating around somewhere of me proudly standing behind the huge white genitalia. Frickin' delinquent.

2. I worked in a large fancy hotel when in high school and when home from college on summer break. I delivered room service to Joan Rivers and some other semi-celebrities not even worth mentioning. I think she ordered the strip steak. She didn't tip well. I also got a nod from Hillary Clinton one night when secret service ushered her in through the kitchen and right passed me. I remember thinking her skin looked terrible up close. But I always preferred when the hot Virgin Atlantic stewardesses were in town. "Are you sure you didn't order the strawberries in whipped cream?"

3. For the longest time, I thought the logo of the United States Postal Service was an odd little cartoon guy with a huge pointy nose. Sort of like Ziggy. I remember seeing the logo of the little troll-like guy on the side of the mailman's truck in the 70s, never questioning why he stood for "the mail." One day, I think when a freshman in college, I looked at it from another angle. "Oh! It's an eagle!"

4. I once tried out for a reality show. I went up to NYC with my guitar and auditioned for Rock Star: INXS. I was doing fine with my nerves when two of the guys from INXS decide to walk in the door just as I took the stage. Crap!

5. My college roommate and best friend used to ask for my advice regarding the girl he was seeing. I gave him advice but secretly wished for the relationship to end. That girl became my wife.

6. I have a scar on the inside of my right wrist. You can see four prong marks from the fork my brother whipped at me from across the room when we were kids. 20 years later, I still have numbness on the inside of two of my fingers and if someone grabs my wrist in that spot, I feel a sharp surge from the nerve damage. Nice.

7. I can listen to audio of footsteps on hard floor for hours. I'm a sucker for songs that include "real-life" sounds like doors opening and closing, liquids being poured into a glass, etc. Don't know why. Just love it.

I tag anyone who hasn't been tagged yet.


At 2:29 PM, Blogger Chops said...

Ha! I remember that roommate!
I share your hankering for life sounds. My ringtone is soda pouring into a glass and fizzing. I have an SFX library that would put some spring into your step.
Did you sue your brother? I totally would have.

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

Some kids in the neighborhood made a snowman with genitalia (shit, I love that word). And someone called the cops who made the homeowner knock it off.

And I'm totally with you on #3. I thought the same thing for the longest time because I never really took a close look at it. I thought I was the only one who thought it was a pointy nosed person.

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Paige said...

My husband and I are wracking our brains 'cause we have got one for you. There's a band that made an entire disc which includes noises from cosmetic surgery operations...liposuction and the like. You'd love it...or it would make you want to vomit. The name of the band is on the tip.of.my.tongue.

Also? Rock Star: INXS? That is hi-larious.

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Kerri. said...

I can't stop laughing at the idea of a Snow Member. I'm not even sure if I can read the rest of the post, as a result of aforementioned laughter.

And Chris has tried out for and been on a few gameshows. Rock and roll reality tv is much better than Alec Trebec anyday. :)

At 7:21 PM, Blogger Chris said...

I pretty much high tailed it over here when i found out about this tagging going on.
Rock Star INXS!? Dude!...Absolutley perfect! I knew you rocked out. i love it.

At 5:52 AM, Blogger Carey said...

Chops: I did not sue my brother. However, I did sue Joan Rivers. I don't know what an SFX library is, but I think I want it.

Shannon: Are you shitting me about pointy-nosed mailman guy? That's very funny.

Paige: Or the sounds of a dentist drilling? That's got to be out there. I could just drift asleep to that.

Kerri: Yes, the giant snow shaft caused quite a stir in our quiet suburban community. What better way to ring in the holiday season.

Chris: Just as I went right to your site to see that you had nuthin'! Rock Star INXS was a funny experience. Before they called each person onto the stage, everyone "warmed up" in a big room. Soon, everyone joined in a huge jam like we were in an episode of the show Fame. Of course I was too cool for that. I sat there and laughed about how gay it was.

At 8:13 AM, Blogger Shannon said...

I'm not shitting you. It's like one of those illusions pics where if you look at it one way, it's a pointy nosed man. Look at it the other way, it's an eagle.

At 8:25 AM, Blogger Carey said...

Exactly, Shannon.

At 8:40 AM, Blogger Poet with a Day Job said...

LOL #5!!!!

At 2:19 PM, Blogger Sandra Miller said...

A truly awesome seven, Carey.

At 10:28 PM, Blogger Scott K. Johnson said...

Great list Carey!

I bet that picture of the snow schlong will show up on the internet one of these days...



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