So I think I need to start a movie tie-in category on my blog. Ok, done. If you missed my first ‘movie tie-in’ post, which for some reason has been hit because of a google search, you can click here for it. I really liked it.
Trivia question: What were the original names of the 7 dwarfs in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? (You’ll see the answer if you highlight the white space below.)
Answer: They didn’t have names in the Grimm’s Fairy Tales. It was Walt Disney who gave them names.
Anyway, I’m a numbers/logic/order nerd. Somehow, they coincide, believe me, my sister ‘suffers’ from the same ‘disease’. I also have an awesome memory that can be so annoying sometimes (especially to others.) Which is how I know that in the 1990s when Disney put Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on VHS that they ‘asked people on the street’ to name the Dwarfs. These people named the seven in the same order: Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy, Bashful, Doc. Ever since then, I’ve known them in that order. So, I’m going to explain why you’d be which Dwarf.
Sleepy: Nursing mothers, mothers of young children, good fathers, partying teenagers, college students, and a few other random people all have one thing in common: their sleeping habits are shot. Seriously, my friend Casey is always telling me she’s tired. I have a friend that is always telling me he’s sleepy. Yeah, Walt ruined this phrase for us. Honestly, how many times has someone said “I’m sleepy” and had the response “Nice to meet you Sleepy, I’m Doc”? (Or some other lame response.) Guilty.
Happy: People who are pleased with their lives are generally happy people. (Also, according to Elle Woods, people who exercise are. Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t kill their husbands. Ah, Reese Witherspoon……..) So, if you exercise, find peace and joy in your day-to-day life, you’re happy. Am I happy? Actually, I’m really happy with my life now. But it’s not something people advertise so much since for every one happy person there seems to be ten cynics that want to ruin that person’s happiness.
Grumpy: Speaking of the ten cynics, grumpy people are the obvious opposite of happy people. But, grumpy people are also those random people who have no extremely good reason to be sleepy. Grumpy people think the world is out to get them, or in my case, my body decides that its awake and wants to do things at 4:30 in the morning when my brain just says no. There are plenty of reasons to be grumpy, sadly. But grumpy people like to be left alone, that’s how the happy people, with there non-murderous-endorphins, live happily.
Dopey: The life of the party. It doesn’t matter what this person says, it matters that this person is just having fun in the “I’m going to ignore whatever is going on around me and just be me and enjoy it.” Yeah, this is similar to happy. But, this is the advertising happy person. This person is happy, doesn’t think any cynic can ruin it, and rolls with it.
Sneezy: Sneezy seemed to be allergic to everything around him. Get me near a cat and you’d think I had the world’s worst cold and should avoid me (a great plan for the Grumpys out there.) Seriously, it’s funny how sneezing works sometime. More times than not, though, when I have a cold, I’m more Snotty than Sneezy (and that takes on a whole new meaning.) Anyway, Sneezy is that moment in your day when your head just says “I have enough” and just goes at it. It can even be competitive. Casey once messaged me that she had 3 random sneezes in a row. A few minutes later, I was walking to my desk from my boss’ office and sneezed twice. First thought: “I need one more cause I can’t have Casey beat me.” Yeah, I tied her. It’s funny, growing up, my brother used to judge whether I was dealing with a cold or allergies by the number of sneezes I had. He honestly would hear me sneeze and start counting. I basically stopped sneezing because I would laugh.
Bashful: The first thing that comes to mind here is “Are you on Planet Loser?” (See this post for what I mean.) Anyway, The Bashfuls in the world are those that really want attention but just don’t know what to do with it when it’s on them. Seriously, the Bashfuls do want attention and are trying to figure out what to do with it when it’s on them. Bashful people are not to be confused with shy people. I don’t believe they are. They just blush really easily under attention.
Doc: The Docs in the world are truly intelligent. But they’re more absent-minded than anything. Seriously, if I were to relate best with a Dwarf, it’d be Doc because I know I’m smart and absent-minded. It’s fun. But being intelligent, being wise, and being smart are all three different things. Be careful that you know the differences or else you may wind up being the dumbest Doc around.
So, which one are you? Think about it. Which one am I? The answer is yes. I am Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy, Bashful, and Doc. And I am 100% serious on that note.
Be sure to check back later this week when I discuss the ‘Failed Seven Dwarfs’. Who are they? Well, you’ll just have to see (and because I’m not done making them up.)
Alien abductions are involuntary, but probings are scheduled.
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