Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Peter Paul Almond Joy's got Nuts....Peter Paul Mounds Don't...

I'm a vast wasteland of useless information. I remember all those obscure cartoons, commercials and jingles from the 60's and 70's. (Clew mentioned a few of them in one of her posts recently). When it comes to playing the Entertainment version of Trivial Pursuit, or any type of Hollywood/Celebrity/Television type game - I do really well, because I have this uncanny knack for remembering these tidbits of trivia.

It doesn't just end at television. Oh no. I seem to hold onto all bizzare information, and inject it into my every day conversations. As one of my best friends told me, she calls me whenever she wants to know something because I usually have the answer. Hmmm. I guess that'd make me a "know it all"? Is that a good thing though?

Another curse I have - is that I notice typos. This is mostly because of the field of work I'm in. While I don't always notice my own (we all need a second set of eyes because the mind automatically acknowledges the mistake as to what it's supposed to say...), I notice other people's spelling and grammatic errors as if they were nails down a chalkboard. I see them everywhere....on menus, in movie theatre commercial/trailers....on CNN news tickers. I once walked around a perimeter of a mall, because I happened to notice that they left off one of the letters in the name of the mall on the lettering etched into the front door. Oh yes, I laughed hysterically checking every single door because whomever designed the doors made this mistake on every single one of them. And no one picked up on it?!?!? Where was the Quality Control?

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I have many the idiosyncrasies. But I can't help it... I am, who I am.

And I am just a girl. With alot of issues, clearly.

(Tsk, tsk, tsk Ben... Given the title - I know where you were hoping this post was going!)

5 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

I would SO love to take you on at Trivial Pursuit. I have a head for that kind of stuff too.

If I ever get up, it is so on!

Mellissa said...

LOL, I was just singing that "sometimes you feel like a nut...sometimes you don't...." so this cracked me up.

I notice typos as well, and bad grammar makes me cringe...

However, I am a comma crazy girl and a dot, dot, dotter.....

You're just too cute Rebecca.

Mellissa

chesneygirl said...

I notice typos on EVERYTHING too....drives me insane especially when it's on something like a menu or even on TV - that's just unacceptable!!

clew said...

LOL - I could have written this. As you know! ;)

We SO need to be on Jeopardy, eh?

naive-no-more said...

We are so much alike, you and I. I notice every typo out there except my own.

Same with Trivial Pursuit. I fill my pie with the green and pink wedges in the first few minutes of the game and then usually the brown and then nothing after that.