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From log house to farmhouse. Farmhouse to townhouse. Townhouse to apartment house. Apartment house to crack house. Crack house to our house. Our house to our home.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

A Pre-emptive Strike

I know that I'm not immune to the pox infested blanket as it gets passed from one house-blog to another but I feel quite honored to have been missed in the tag game that has been going around (I assume I was missed because I didn't see my blog tagged but then again, I can't read every blog either). In order to prevent the spread of unwanted scabs I have decided to act first. Vaccinate myself, so to speak. Then I will not have to feel guilty about spreading the love. All those people out there looking for victims can be mad at themselves for missing me and I help stop the thing in it's tracks! Since this is an inoculation of a less deadly strain I won't tell you five things, I'll tell you six, then you can all leave me alone the next time it passes through.

1) Speaking of blankets and scabs, I have NEVER had an STD. I probably deserved a few in my time but never had one.

2) I spent 12 years living in England where I got a free education and a free degree in geology which I never used.

3) The result of #2 was a warped sense of humor and a quick wit. I pay for both daily because my 3 year old has developed the same.

4) I have low expectations when dealing with the ability of others. That way I am easily impressed and rarely disappointed.

5) I didn't know a thing about fixing houses in 2001 when we bought this place. If I did we could have saved ourselves a whole lot of money by not buying it!

6) My mother and ex-wife read this blog..... now that is scary.


This is a special service announcement for Chris Emery. If you haven't heard, I am taunting him. So in case you have stopped listening, this one's for you!



5 Comments:

At 1/22/2007 1:14 AM, Anonymous Leslie said...

I dunno, Gary, that "A" looks a lot like it could be an "Assemble it Yourself Power" salute. Your taunts may spark a Secret Ikea Lovers revolution.

"Say it Loud, I shop at Ikea and I'm PROUD!!"

"We're here, we shop at Ikea, get used to it!"

"All we are sayyyyying... is give Ikea a chance"

 
At 1/22/2007 1:39 AM, Blogger jm@houseinprogress said...

I KNOW someone tagged you. I KNOW they did! Because I kept circling back around to your blog a bunch of times a day for a few days to see if you answered them yet. Argh. Who was it?

 
At 1/22/2007 5:58 AM, Anonymous Patricia W. said...

Gary, of all blogs to be tagged, I thought you would have been one of the FIRST; I didn't tag you or anyone else because I thought they were all tagged (at least the ones I read). I was tagged late in the game and figured pretty much everyone had already been tagged so I left it alone.

All's I can say is: LUCK-Y! To have had your education paid for and live in a foreign country for 12 years.

 
At 1/22/2007 1:04 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Ooh, I'm jealous about the living-in-England thing, too. No fair. I've never lived outside the Southeast U.S.

 
At 1/22/2007 4:16 PM, Blogger Gary said...

Will the person who may have tagged me please step forward? Be warned, admission of guilt could result in a roasting of epic proportion! Just ask Chris....

 

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