Friday, February 09, 2007

Facts for Friday

1. When I was a kid, my brother and I always used to catch what we called hair snakes and keep them in cups of water. We found them in the shallow waters of the lake. One summer our older cousin Yolanda showed us how to tie them in knots, so that we could have the endless fun of watching them untie themselves.

Hey Andrew, did you know that hair snakes (more commonly referred to as horsehair worms) are a kind of roundworm?

All that time Mom was letting us play with parasites! Cool, hey?

2. Sometimes when I'm walking down the street on a sunny day, I see something in my peripheral vision stuck on my nose. I always try to rub it off but it's impossible to remove.

And then I remember that it's a freckle.

3. I prefer to go shopping alone, however this comes with its hazards. Maybe I'm just bad at picking out sizes, but I get stuck in clothes on a regular basis. Like, pretty much every time I go shopping. Today, for example, I was trapped in this dress for a good 20 minutes in the Winners changeroom before I finally struggled out of it. (Does this happen to anyone else? Or do I just really suck at life?)

4. I'm pretty sure that if I invited Don Cherry out for beer, he'd say yes, and we'd go to House on Parliament and have an awesome time. And we wouldn't talk about hockey. I have lots of old man friends. We'd relate and bond. I might even let Brie tag along. He'd really like me. I'm confident of this--which is why it is a fact for Friday.

Fact: It's inevitable that Don Cherry would love me.

Facts for Friday: Fortified with more awesome than milk.


  1. Anonymous7:18 PM

    Oh man, does that ever bring back memories! I can't even begin to count how many times I've been trapped in dresses in change rooms.

  2. Oh, whew! I really was worried that I was the only one!

  3. I saw that dress - I think it was the very same one - and wanted it. Being trapped in flannel for life wouldn't be all that bad... Plus, it would add another point of commiseration to your relationship with Don.

  4. Awesome! Parasites! Did you watch the videos that were linked at the bottom of that second page? Watching a hair snake crawl out of a cricket is pretty creepy.

  5. Anonymous10:30 PM

    you know what's funny? i almost bought that same plaid dress at winners but it didn't fit me right. it's a hot dress.