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And seven from me

I know I've been tagged for this one before, though I've forgotten by whom. But yesterday I was tagged by my friend Diana and I'd rather play along than work, so here goes.

Seven things about me:

1. I am biomechanically incorrect. I had surgery on my feet when I was five. They (broke and) reset the bones in my feet. That helped, but it didn't fix the problem completely because I am too flexible for my own good. Some people might think that it's good to be super flexible, but I can assure you that it's not as good as it looks in the brochure. I once had a doctor tell me that I am "biomechanically incorrect." Awesome! Thanks, dude! My wonderful husband calls them "show feet" - they're good for show only, not for actual work. I like that, for some reason. Makes me sound delicate and feminine. Or something.

2. My mother wouldn't let me pierce my ears until I was 18. It was a religious thing (on her part). This irked me no end. I wanted to wear giant silver hoop earrings - it was very important. Two weeks before my 18th birthday, I went and got them pierced. I thought she was going to be so mad! She laughed and said she was surprised I hadn't done it before. If I'd known that, I would have.

3. My favorite line from a movie comes from River's Edge. Ok, this is crass, which I don't normally do here. So if you're offended by foul language, please skip to #4, which is much more pleasant.

In the movie, Keanu Reeves is being hassled by his stepfather. Keanu tells him, "You just stay around here to f*** my mother and eat her food." Then, as the argument progresses, he yells, "Motherf*****! FOOD EATER!"

Ever since I saw that movie, the worst insult I can think of to lay on someone is that they are a food eater.

4. I really, really, really want a pretty teacup collection. But every time I see a teacup I like, I don't buy it. Just did that the other day Instead,I got some great things for V: a cradle for her baby dolls, an old suitcase, and a funny hat that I can't wait to take pictures of.

5. My nickname has always been Maya Papaya. People often say to me, "Hiya Maya!" as if I have never heard that before, but I almost always laugh at it anyway. I used to work with a guy who called me Maya Jane, which isn't my middle name, but I actually quite liked. I have also been told that I live in my "own little Maya world," but I don't think that was a compliment.

6. On my desktop, I have a folder called Salinger. In it are all the stories written by JD Salinger that were published in magazines but not in books that I could find on the internet. I haven't read them all yet, but I will. I'm savoring them. There are very few books that I care to read more than once, but occasionally I have to reread everything I can about the Glass family.

7. I used to be funny. Before I had a kid, I was one of the funniest girls you were every likely to meet. Unfortunately, being funny can come at a price (see the last sentence of #5). When I had V, I lost a lot of my funny (you had to be there). It tends to come out, though, when I talk to certain friends on the phone, so I know it's still in there somewhere. I hope it's waiting patiently for me to catch up. But I think a lot of being funny (for me, anyway) has to do with being mean and I don't like to be mean. Not too often, anyway.

You're always supposed to tag people when you do a meme, so I hearby TAG YOU ALL. So na-na.


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Diana J

I can't stop laughing at FOOD EATER, so see you are still funny. I've never seen that movie.

maya | springtree road

well, the movie itself isn't all that funny. well, it sort of is - if you think crispin glover is funny. and he certainly can be.

spread your wings

I love reading other blogger's "7 things about me", but it would take me forever to post one about me. Maybe one day I will try it. Your's was interesting -.i enjoyed getting to know you better.

i'm not very funny, but I have a few friends who thinks I am funny. I think you're right though, a lot of the time that has to do with being mean, so maybe what's really happened - I've become meaner in my old age. oh, hope not.


I too find FOOD EATER oddly hysterical. But it might be also the first part - I think that is the best curse word of all - it's so very very nasty.

I promise never to say 'hyia Maya'.



I don't think I've ever even heard of that movie. What a funny line!


I've always loved that Food Eater quote--and I like that movie a lot in general. Keanu is on The List. Also, the killer guy showed up on LOST as Artzt.

My mother pierced my ears with a sewing needle when I was eight, and I did a second pierce in my right ear in college, with a safety pin! Yuck!

I used to be funny too, but my kids have sucked it right out of me. I also used to have a memory. And a waist.
I'm hoping I get at least two out of three back someday.


In high school I did a giant report on Salinger...just love him!


That was fun to read. :)

That Keanu Reeves quote *was* funny. So was I .. but a lot of my wittiest witticisms were based on sarcasm. And I think that sometimes I hurt people who didn't realize I was being sarcastic. So I gave it up .. I kind of miss that sarcastic streak sometimes though. Well .. I guess I'm still funny, but I lost that part of it.

I would love to wear dangly or hoop earrings but am afraid of the pain of a needle going through my ear. I don't like needles. Or pain. Oh well ..


Oh, I loved that whole crass #3. i haven't seen the movie, but I'm going to remember that line. I'm perfectly willing to make fun of myself, and I try not to make fun of other people, but sometimes it is really hard not to zing someone, especially if they did something to deserve it. I don't zing that often anymore.


Bwahahaha...food eater. I want a pretty teacup collection too. Buy.the.teacups!

Lisa E.

maya, you are still hilarious!!!!

I laughed through out your post.

Monkey's Momma

Maya, What I like about you is your honesty and your uniqueness! Keep being you!

laura @ the shore house

Hiya Maya...;-)

After reading this post I can assure you that you have NOT lost your funny!

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