Wednesday, September 12, 2007


She made me do it.

Here are the rules. Write a post using each letter of your middle name describing something relevant to your life. Tag the same amount of people as you have letters in your name.

(I would like to start off by saying that Sherry isn't my real name. I have been called that from the time I was born, but it isn't the name on my birth certificate. So Sherry Shalene is not my name. I know. Crazy.)

S: Shalene. My middle name. The first movie my parents saw together was Cat Ballou. In the movie, Lee Marvin played a drunk cowboy by the name of Kid Shelleen (pronounced the same as my name). Some years later, my parents named me Shalene. They claim I wasn't named after the drunk cowboy, but I think I was.

H: Hairy. ‘Nuf said.

A: Ambidextrous. Well, I’m right handed and left eye dominant. Does that count? (You should see me fire a handgun. I have to get all wonky to line up my right hand and left eye. But I’m a pretty good shot, so don’t rile me.)

L: Longwinded. Sometimes I get going and I have to mentally tell myself to “Shut it!”

E: Eccentric. Other moms may bring juice pouches and Goldfish crackers to Cub Scout meetings for the snack. Me? Ice Cream Sandwiches baby.

N: Nearsighted. Badly. 20/800 vision without my glasses. And really, even if you could see it at 800 feet, there is no way in heck I could see it at 20 feet. 20 centimeters maybe.

E: Eater. I eat. And by the way. Why didn’t anyone tell me about the Fuji Apple Salad at Panera Bread? It was all I could do to keep from licking the plate last night. Seriously. That’s good stuff right there.

I tag Sleeping Mommy, Chicka Nuts, Cursing Mama, BGirl, Aunt Murry, Uncle Bubby, and Susan at Friday Playdate.


I won't be around for a while. I gots places to go and peoples to see and ceremonies to attend and flowers to receive (Although I wanted chocolate, but was told that wasn't a choice. Party Poopers.). And maybe, just maybe, go to an actual Oktoberfest put on by the German Air Force. (So ya know it has got to be good.)


  1. sooo - as one of the so called "lucky ones" I will be performing the perfunctory meme duties on Friday - a day that has been specially set aside for all things fluffy and meme like. But, you knew that didn't you ;)

    Watch out for German beer - sometimes they have the unmitigated gaul to serve the stuff at room temperature.

  2. Beer? Take it or leave it. Warm beer. Leave it. I'm going for the shots. ApfelKorn at freezer temperatures please. And a few Buttery Nipples thrown in for good measure (any temperature).

  3. Uhhh....what if we don't have a middle name?

    Man, that was easy.

    I'm kidding. I do have a middle name. Fairly short, but there is one!

  4. Now, Pascha just told me that Shalene is NOT your middle name, but what the hell does she know right?

    And um, hey, it couldn't be FIRST name? Seriously? Or maybe maiden name? Do you know there are NINE letters in my middle name? Damn, this is going to take some time.

  5. Fuji apple salad? Must try it.

    And we have a lot in common. I was left handed and switched as a kid, I have 20/600 vision, and am eccentric as they come. But E wasn't in my middle name. :)

  6. Mine's up... finally.