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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Seven Things are swimming

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today's contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject: Seven Weird or Random Things About Us

Occasionally we do these memes or tags or whatever you call them if we’re tagged. I always adapt it to the unique style of this six-person blog. This one from Brave Astronaut’s Order from Chaos requests seven random things about you. I was thinking about how to get seven things out of six people, and it just so happened we were all drinking at Catalina’s Saturday night so I decided to ask Clarence, our favorite non-Ann server, to answer the question also, although I didn’t tell him why or what it was for. First the rules, as requested by the rules.

1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

So Brave Astronaut has requested we all reveal one random or weird fact about ourselves. I know how you all tend to dislike my little round-robin sessions, but I hope the alcohol will loosen you all up.”

So you liquored us all up and now you’re going to pry information out of us? That’s sneaky!”

You’ll probably get weirder things out of us this way too.”

That’s kind of the plan. It can be anything, random, silly, weird..whatever. It’s just a silly internet meme.”

Oh, I’ve got one! I once fell asleep during work.”

Fell asleep!? While driving a subway car? Billy!”

It’d been a rough night the night before. Relax, we were stopped in a tunnel and I kind of drifted off. I woke up to ‘Yo, Billy. The light’s green, get us moving!’ I think they just thought I was zoning out.”

I guess that’s better than sleeping through a stop or something. I once dated someone that had Triskaidekaphobia.”

No way, there are actually people out there like that?”

Definitely. He avoided anything with military time, because he never wanted it to be 13:00. If I asked him to pick up a dozen bagels, if the bagel shop measured it in baker’s dozens, he’d always insist they leave out the 13th bagel.”

Wow. Crazy. I’m not surprised you’re no longer with him.”

His thirteenth birthday must’ve been a nightmare.”

I’m not positive on this, but I think he referred to it as his second 12th birthday.”

“Kind of like how my aunt keeps celebrating the anniversary of her 49th birthday so she’ll never turn 50.”

Ha! That’s kind of cool.

How old are you this year?’

It’s the 11th anniversary of my 49th birthday.’

That’s..60? Happy Birthday!’

No! the 11th anniversary of 49. I’m not 60!’”

“Kind of like that, yes. My uncle’s been teasing her and saying he’s celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 18th birthday and silly stuff like that.”

Clarence: “Hey guys! You all good on appetizers? Need drink refills?”

We order drink refills and more breadsticks.

Clarence, tell us something random or weird about yourself.”

Clarence: “Something weird huh..Why?”

Just curious. Come on!”

Clarence: “Okay, I’ll think about it and come back with a super answer with your drinks okay?”


Something weird for me…how about..I didn’t get a computer until 1998. I was the last person I knew to get one and be on the Internet.”

Wow, that is late. You almost missed Y2K altogether.”

Y2K..EVERYONE missed Y2K. Nothing happened!”

That’s not true. I actually contracted a virus at Y2K.”


I probably got it before Y2K actually. But New Years was the first time anything happened. My computer would crash every night at midnight on the dot for a long time after that.”

You never got it fixed or anything?”

I tried once or twice and couldn’t figure it out. I wasn’t quite as technically savvy at the time. And it was no big deal really, I just restarted at midnight if I was using the computer. Eventually I reformatted, but that was at least a year later.”

Wow, I’m impressed. That’s the first time I’ve heard of something actually being affected by Y2K. And I can’t believe we’re talking about Y2K at all in 2008.”

I once fell asleep on the LIRR visiting a friend out on the island. This was a while ago and I guess for what ever reason they didn’t feel like checking tickets. I ended up out by the Hamptons somewhere late at night.”

Like that Friends episode where Ross is dating that girl upset and falls asleep on the train and ends up in Montreal?”

Yeah. Kind of..except it was late at night and the next train back wasn’t for two hours. I’m just glad it was summer and not freezing cold.”

Could’ve walked to the beach.”

I was afraid of getting lost. I didn’t have a cellphone yet.”

Ahh. I see.”

Clarence: “Here are your drinks!”

You think of something interesting to tell us?”

Clarence: “I thought of something. It’s not that unheard of here, but I don’t know how to drive.”

That’s not that weird in Manhattan. It’s probably better than all the other people who have licenses but haven’t driven in years. Then they get behind the wheel on vacation or something and are totally out of their element.”

I'd miss driving. I always feel like it's getting back on a bicycle; I pick it right back up even if I haven't driven in a month.”

Not everyone has the same muscle memory. I barely have driven more than Driver's Ed and the road test. You had years of practice before you moved here.”

I guess I have. It's your turn Scott, don't think you're weaseling out of it now that we've all answered.”

I've never been on a plane. The farthest from here I've ever been was Washington DC on a school trip once.”

One day we should have a 6th Floor Road Trip!!”

Clarence: “Do you invite 6th Floor Servers on your trip?”

Of course. That would be a terrific idea Sara.”

Frank leans over and whispers towards Clarence. “No Cindy though.”

Okay, so that's done. Seven things. I'm not going to tag anyone else, because I don't like doing that, however if you want to, feel free, let me know and I'll link to it even. Does anyone have any suggestions on where would be fun for Scott's inaugural plane trip for a 6th floor vacation?


Starr01 said...

Las Vegas! definitely take a road trip to Vegas.

It's alittle surprising to me not living in NYC that so many people have barely driven. Around here in upstate NY you pretty much need a car or at least access to one.

Carrie said...

My friend and I once decided we'd go on a road trip and see those crazy roadside attraction sites, like the largest ketchup bottle in the country (Illinois). We haven't done that, but I think you could get some hilarious blog entries out of that.

Ann said...

NYC's transit system is often and everyone walks everywhere, sadly the suburbs like Long Island are pathetic, and you definitely need a car there. It's kind of cool living here and not needing one though.

Brave Astronaut said...

So Ann, the writer in the group, didn't have a computer until 1998. Interesting.

Frank got a Y2K virus. Tabitha made at least one bad boyfriend choice.

Billy and Sara are not allowed to ride the train together.

Scott has never been on a plane and Clarence can't drive.

Nice job, everybody! You should most certainly take a 6th floor vacation - somewhere warm. Caribbean? Florida?

I do travel arrangements for my family and friends. Let me know and I'll look into something for you. :)

Artful Dodger said...

Cool post. I say you all should holiday in the Caribbean. Nothing like flying over the ocean for one's first flight. Plus the drinks are ultra cheap.

Anonymous said...

If you want to traumatize him make it somewhat of a short flight and they may put him on one of the smaller planes that you feel all of the bumps and jumps while in flight....If you want him to enjoy it make it a cross country flight looking out the windows at that hieght you'll see some of the most beautiful sights

Brave Astronaut said...

Still in? March Drunken Madness

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