Anyway, here's the first meme:
List 5 weird things about yourself or your pets (I will be sharing my weird pet tales for I share my own weirdness each and every day on this here bloggy).
- My African Senegal parrot, affectionately named Drumstick, loves to steal my aluminum crochet hooks. I believe she likes the shiny aspect of said hooks. Anyway, when she finds one, instead of flying away with it thereby effectively thwarting my efforts to extricate it from her beak, she runs away. I always catch her mid-sprint. Not brilliant, but very entertaining.
- My cat will not eat any food that smells or tastes of fish. How weird is that?
- I've given my pets some interesting names: Drumstick (shown above), Hot Wings (budgie/parakeet), Shellshock (budgie/parakeet), Lox (rosy bourke/Australian grasskeet) and of course the infamous, Poo Poo Kitty (who my husband has determined is my fuzzy alter ego).
- Poo Poo Kitty arranges all the stuffed animals on my daughter's bed so that they surround her like a faux fur barrier before retiring upon offspring's bed for the day.
- All of my birds (nine of them) sing the same song in unison at the same time every, single, day.
Next meme, five things feminism has done for me, is brought to me and therefore to you by my sister, Stephanie! Here goes...
- Having been exposed to the feminist art movement as an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in art, I learned to enjoy and embrace my particularly feminine way of working and making art which both acknowledges and pays homage to the historical precedence of "women's work".
- Feminism has taught me to be visible in the world. My voice, my opinion and my viewpoint are important not only in the workplace but in the world at large. I am woman, hear me roar type o' thing.
- Don't get me wrong I love men (hi guys!), but when it comes to developing enriching and lasting friendships, women tend to be my first choice. My relationships with my gaggle of girlfriends are some of the most important relationships I've ever had aside from family that 'tis.
- Through feminism I have discovered so many talented female writers, artists, journalists, historians, politicians, etc., that may have remained anonymous to me otherwise.
- Finally, feminism has taught me to be proud of who I am regardless of how I'm packaged.
I always feel bad about tagging peeps, but here's what I'm gonna do...I'll leave the first meme open to those who feel like sharing their weirdness (or their pet's weirdness) with the world. For the ode to feminism fandango I'd love to hear from Bri, Heather, Faith, Miss Kendra, TK, Uccellina! Give it a go gals! Or not. I'll still luv ya anyway...