Thursday, January 8, 2009

Obsessed With Six Words

It’s Thursday again, and that means it’s time for Kathy’s Weekly Writer’s Workshop. Check out her blog at Mama’s Losin’ It.

There were two prompts that appealed to me. The first one was “Describe your latest obsession”.

Okay, obsession is too strong a word. Anyone who has read my blog before knows that I’m not obsessed with Ryan Lochte, the best guy swimmer in the world not named Michael Phelps. Definitely not. And, I didn’t buy the latest GQ magazine because he had a layout in it (like I was a 12 year-old buying a Teen Beat magazine). I did not!! Stop looking at me like that! GAH! Oh, you want a description? Okay… Man! He’s so pretty! Man! He’s got a yummy tummy! Man! He’s got a gorgeous smile! Man! He's a good swimmer! Crap! He’s 15 years younger than I am! Crap! This is totally inappropriate; I mean, I was getting ready to start high school when he was born! Dude! He’s hot and I don’t care that he’s 15 years younger than I am and that my whatever-it-is-that-isn’t-an-obsession is completely age-inappropriate. Not obsessed. No, definitely not. Just enjoying the pretty.

The second prompt that appealed to me was “Ask a loved one to describe you with 6 descriptive words. How well do they know you?” So, to keep it in the bloggy family, I asked my best friend Diane from Diane’s Addled Ramblings to give me those 6 words. I’ve known Diane since 1990, and it is not an exaggeration to say that we didn’t like each other at first. She thought I was a snob. I thought she was just not very nice. I don’t even know for sure how it happened that we got past that and became friends, but we did and we’ve been friends ever since.

When I asked her for the 6 words, I was a little worried because, you know, she’s Diane and she lives to tease people. So, here goes (in her words exactly as she sent them to me):

  • Funny (as friggin’ HELL)
  • Smart (as friggin’ HELL)
  • Huge-hearted (I figure that encompasses loving, caring, sappy, etc)
  • Generous
  • Integrity-driven (I wanted to say moral, but that sounds sort of pompous, and integritous isn’t a word)
  • Goofy - Hey, can you replace Goofy with Snarky…so…
  • Snarky

Well, first of all, I’d like to thank her for thinking these things about me. And, I have to say, I think she knows me pretty well.

  • Funny – See, Diane? She’s not very bright and laughs at knock-knock jokes, so yeah, she thinks I’m funny.
  • Smart - I’ve got her fooled with the smart thing. It helps that she lives far away and I always have a computer handy with a Google screen open.
  • Huge-hearted – Well, I thought she meant my congenital oversized heart condition at first, but apparently she meant that I’m nice. Which is good, because that would have been kind of mean to bring up my condition in front of all you people. Okay, I guess it’s true that I’m nice. Kind of. I just smile a lot, which is deceptive, and she’s really naïve so she confuses that with being nice.
  • Generous – Well, sure, she’d think that since I’m using credit cards I opened in her name to buy presents for her. Wait ‘til she checks her credit report!
  • Integrity-driven – She made up the word integritous for me. That’s a friend, I’ll tell ya! She thinks I don’t lie and that I’m fairly honorable. But, really, I’m just a good actress.
  • Goofy, wait, no, Snarky – I don’t know where she gets that I’m snarky. I think she’s nucking futs.

Okay, here I go being all integritous and huge-hearted: Thank you Dianabelle for your kind words, and I’m awaiting the (not-so-kind) words you use to describe the obsession part of this post. Love ya! Mean it! Mwah!
Your BFFF,


Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

That was too cute for words!!!

Who's Ryan Lochte? NOOOO JUST KIDDING!!! I know... I know...

I watched the Michels Phelps show in August... you remember... the thing that used to be called the Olympics...

Summer said...

No no, not obsessed at all. ;-)

love your blog!

jori-o said...

The six words thing was kinda fun, eh? A little nerve-wracking, but the outcome was worth it! You sound like a fabulous lady! =)

Protege said...

Mel, you know, some men prefer mature women.;))
I have only known you for a little while, but I would have written the same as Diane; I know for sure you are one of a kind;)))

Anonymous said...

Well, I like you and I don't even know you beyond this post so Diane must be right! And thank you for not liking Michael Phelps. The boy can swim but it goes no further than that.

Diane said...

Zuz... if men like mature women, it explains why Mel is still single.

Mel... WENCH... I gave you nice words (well, except for the snarky thing, but hey, if the shoe fits) and you found a way to INSULT ME with every one! And I came up with them in minutes when you (rudely) ORDERED me to do it.

WENCH. And I made you my daughter's godmother. You have a new title... Godwench. I hope you like it.



Love Always, Diane

Diane said...

And PS... I totally take back the 'I'm not weird, I'm gifted' plaque I gave you. I was only being nice (like I am all the time). You are NOT gifted. You ARE weird. Weird girl. Weirdo. Weirdy Wench.


Love Always, Diane

Diane said...

And PPS... that was one of your best posts.

Damn it.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet - aren't awesome friends just the best?

C-Bone said...

Ain't nothing wrong with enjoying the pretty.

Jenners said...

Now you are getting me hooked on Ryan Lochte ... just from visiting your blog and seeing the photos. GQ, you say? Hmmmmm...I sense an impulse purchase at the checkout counter.

And love the 6 words. I think Diane let you off the hook easy -- she's going to ruin her "mean" reputation if she is not careful! It was fun to learn about your first reactions to each other. I enjoy the Diane-Mel nexus that happens in your posts. And I'll be looking for her comment on your post and vice versa. A little benefit of reading both your blogs!

And I checked out the Nun post -- SOOOOO FUNNY!

Heather said...

I loved this!!!! I think Diane described you pretty well. (Just sayin.) And your description of your nonobession with swim-boy was hilarious!!! Wonderful, wonderful post!! Good job! :)

Lacey said...

Love the obsession. Er... the thing-that-whatever-it-is-is-not-an-obsession... :D

Aw, and you got such nice words!

Sometimes Sophia said...

This was the first I observed the Mel-Diane Lovefest. All I can say is you two deserve each other ;) ;)

This was a fun post... but the happy nun is even more intriguing. Is she riding the mower backwards?

hebba said...

nothing wrong with being obsessed with MICHAEL PHELPS. (Is there something wrong with feeling a little disappointed in his choice of girlfriend?) I think his mom is, for once, not cheering.

Angela said...

Since you are so generous you should just put "her" new credit card numbers for everyone to share!! Wow what a great friend you are! ha!

Ashley @ Frexy Mama said...

Wasn't he a part of making history for Michael Phelps, you know all his back up guys?
No no, Michael Phelps could teach Chuck Norris a thing or two :)

KatieZ said...

That was fuuuuunnny! Am LMAO! Thanks for the laugh!

Dan said...

You don't look obsessive. I guess it just goes to show how deceptive appearances can be!

Found your blog via the Mama Kat trail and really like it. You've been added to my reader list.

Kimmy said...

Very cute! Thanks for stopping by!

Heather said...

everyone has such wonderful 6 word descriptions of them. i'm jealous.

Mama Kat said...

Ahhh you and Diane are cute! BFF forever right!?!

Ok. I'm a dork.

But I love that she played along with you!!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Well Saundra might be kidding but who is Ryan Lochte? Nevermind, from the description it is probably best I don't know.

Six words, six answers about Diane. Sneaky!

Lace said...

This was such a funny post! However, you've now boxed out the next hour of my day with the following activities:
a)figuring out who Ryan Lochte is(I'm sorry...but honestly, I didn't give two craps about Michael Phelps either if it makes you feel better?!)
b)reading too many of your previous posts(AHEM,blog stalking) to "get to know you" a little better
c)calling my best friend to see if she will say anything lovely about me(threats may be involved)

So, you see, I'm going to need some type of compensation for all of this lost time.