Monday, January 29, 2007

Double-Teamed and Tagged

I must be special to have been tagged for the "Six Weird Things About Me" meme by not only one person, but by two people -- Bill Zeman and Trixie.

Six weird things about me, or "just doing my part to Keep Austin Weird":

1. I've taken a class (no fewer than three times) that empowered me to eat weeds.
2. I won my age group in a power-lifting meet.
3. I played a very crazy woman in a movie that became widely distributed -- Slacker.
4. My wedding was held at a VFW Post (photo representative but not ours,) complete with neon beer signs and a mirrored disco-ball.
5. I learned how to do the Fosbury Flop at age 29.
6. I worked for a man named Nostradamus, who runs an ad agency and does political consulting (as well as having the most incredible polka site around.)

Since this particular meme is spreading at an exponential rate, I'll refrain from tagging anyone else -- but if you want to post your own "Six Weird Things" in response to mine, just leave me a comment telling us where to find your weirdness!


Mac update -- it may take up to two weeks to get my magic graphics tool back from Apple -- it needs a new processor or a new logic board, if not both. My husband has set me up as another user on his computer, so I might be able to share images in a day or so.


Susanna said...

That polka site is great! Glad you mentioned that.

Good luck on all the computer stuff. I go crazy when my stuff is working right.

Just thought I would pop in and say hi.

Mise said...

LOL....I could never bend my back enough to do the flop. Straight through the bar, that's me. How come IMDb didn't have you in the credits? Or maybe I just missed it.

I did the 'What American City are you?' on Blogthings. I'm Austin! :D

Lori Witzel said...

Susangelique: I'm so glad you stopped by! If you can, drop Nos an email about his polka site and mention you're a blog-friend of mine, I think he'd get a kick out of that.

Mise: The trick is to make sure they hold the crossbar low enough. I said I learned how to Flop...not that I could ever clear a reasonable height! :-)

IMDb has me listed under the typo'd maiden name mangle Rick put into the credits. I'm listed as Lori Capp (I think), and my maiden name has only two letters in common with their version -- it cracked me up that my fifteen minutes of fame came with typo-anonymity.

Bobby D. said...

what weeds did you eat? what did they taste lke?

Lori Witzel said...

D.: What a lot of perfumery you have going on at your blog!

Among many, many other things, I ate:

Smilax bon-nox – The tender new tendrils tasted like asparagus, but avoid the older growth, as it’s woody.

Yucca rupicola – I stuffed the flowers with minced sautéed mushrooms and veggies after first removing the stamen and pistils. They tasted like squash blossoms…but leave the pistils/stamens in, and you’ll taste the bitter, soapy flavor of yucca saponins.

Trasdecentia – Steeped the blue flowers in vodka to make a lovely, shimmering indigo liqueur with a little floral perfume. The color fades on exposure to sunlight, but it was pretty while it lasted.

Vitis mustangensis – Used the unripe, too-sour-to-eat green grapes in a pie filling, and WOW. One of the best pies I’ve ever had!

And my personal fave, Diospyrus texana – A fuzzy, leathery-skinned native persimmon. Do not attempt to eat when unripe, as beozars may result…but the ripe fruit is magnificent, sweet and date-flavored, and makes an espresso-dark fruit quickbread.

But don't try the weed-eatin' thing without expert botanists checking what you're eating. Wild carrot and wild hemlock look very similar...

Lori Witzel said...

Bezoars, not beozars. Dang. Must use spell-check.

Larry Ayers said...

I've never encountered Diospyros texana, but I'm very familiar with virginiana, the more common northern persimmon. Wonderfully sweet when fully ripe, rather like a date, as you mentioned. Paradoxically, like the paw paw, persimmons are best when they look a bit worse for wear.

Pod said...

see i knew you were estined for the big screen in some shape or form

Willie Baronet said...

Oh come on, you are much wierder than that!! :-) And I'm liking your drawings a lot! Keep it up darlin.

Dave MacIntyre said...

Great fact list Lori! I've seen I MUST see it again! Awesome.

tiffini elektra x said...

Dang strong, flexible and crazy! You Rock. I will have to scope out Slacker again.