Thursday, February 15, 2007

Thirteen Dorky Pleasures #3



1) Forcing other people into guessing games, regardless of whether or not you are the guesser. As annoying as it is to the other person? Its so worth the challenge!

2) Scripting to movies. Autistic kids do it and we give them treatment plans. We do it? And we consider ourselves entertaining as hell! Give yourself an extra point if you script Sci-fi movies.

3) Sharpening pencils. Sure we all have our preferences, manual, electric etc. But show me one dork out there that does not secretly LOVE the experience of sharpening that pencil. It makes a person feel VIRILE.

4) Playing video games on your cell-phone. Surprisingly, I did not realize this pleasure was dork related. I had to be told. Well mocked.


5) Peeling the apple without breaking the skin. I know that is sooo sleepless in seattle but still, like the pencil sharpeners, I defy any dork who peels to tell me that they dont feel a slight sense of challenge when starting that apple. I have ZERO hand eye coordination and I still feel that inner stir...

6) Having the remote control for the television in a room full of people and savoring the power. This can also be extended to changing the thermostat or air conditioner surreptitiously...

7) Waiting for the mail carrier just in case they are delivering something delightful for you. Even though you are 36 years old and all indications point to another box full of collection notices and bills....

8) Choosing the cell phone ring. Ask yourself? are you the dork that has to play every single ring when you get a new cell phone? Just finding that right one that appeals to your senses but does not communicate "im a loser". (tell me im not the only dork that does this)

9) Pippajo's Harry Potter Countdown Header I LOVE you Pippa! You are class dork baby!

10) Opening a new product. Does everything in the world not seem fresher when you rip open a new box of long coveted cereal?

11) Being more excited about kid's toys at Christmas than the kids who get them. Especially if you try to hog the toy from the kid.

12) New small appliances. Picking them out. Purchasing them. Engaging the cashier in clearly unwelcome dialogue about your excitement. Trying out the product for the first time....

13) I cant even believe I came up with 12! I call my dorks out for number 13

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10 comments:

SeaBird said...

Hahahaha! Especially # 3, 7, 8, 11!

Factor 10 said...

YOU are a Dork Goddess and where have you put the cameras that see everything I do?

They were hilarious until I got to number 8--then they went into the realm of sheer genius. I AM that dork.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I still live for the mail lady, even though I know the good publishing news will come via e-mail and the bad will be in my PO Box.

Some habits die hard.

Stacie said...

Oh My! numbers 7 & 8 were written special for me weren't they? You've been peeking into my life! LOL
Great TT, I played too.
Stacie

bananas62 said...

I can totally do #5 and I don't break the peel... I know...DORK!

Pippajo said...

I made the list! I made the list! Seriously, I am honored and humbled.

And also? 3,7 8,10 and 12? Ditto.

Canada said...

Oh, I so belong here. My first thought about Pippajo's Harry Potter Countdown banner was "book or movie?" since they are coming out a week apart. The second thought was "omigod, I MUST have one!!!!!!!"

Marcia said...

cell phone ring and any new little appliance. . . although, rather than bore the clerk in excitement, I would be the impatient one wanting to get home to try it out.

Jill said...

Oh my! I just got a new coffee pot this week and I could not be dorkier about it. I work from home and don't actually see people durin the day (except for those who live here with me), but thank the Dork Gods for instant messaging. I have told everyone that will respond to my "I just got the coolest thing" -- I've been considering blogging about it. Keep your eyes open for Ode to a Cuisinart Coffee Maker... coming soon to a dork blogger near you!

Mert said...

Man, I am a super dork, because I can relate to all of those.

Dorkiness is confiding in your child's kindergarten teacher that you used to super glue your teachers chalk to the board, and that you know where your child gets "it" from... shortly after your child embarrasses you during a parent/teacher conference. Meanwhile your husband looks at you and gives you the "shut up, shut up now" look.

Or knocking over a voting booth and everyone in the room turning to look to see what the ruckus is...except your husband. Because he knows it was you. LOL!