The handle “Meetzorp” comes from my dad’s misinterpretation of the name of the planet where the Coneheads came from. The Coneheads come from Meepzor. According to my folks, my dad came up with a selection of flippant suggestions for names for me before I was born. Meetzorp, Bendix, Griswald, Maynard, and Guisewite were the top-5 shortlist.
I ended up being named Michelle, as were many, many other girl babies born in the mid-1970s.
I guess Dad’s smartassery had a lasting effect, however, as I’ve named my website Meetzorp and one of my cats Griswald.
Hey, Dad, thanks for the warped sense of humor. It’s serving me well these days.
I’m a 30-something Kansas City cyclist. I also like to take pictures, sew, brew beer, plant flowers, perform feats of demolition and do dorky dances. I have one spectacular dog and two cats, both more or less insane, as any good cat should be.
I’m easily amused. I love cover songs, good, bad, and/or clever.
I’m addicted to painting bicycle frames. I can’t wait to re-paint my 29er and my road bike, because in their current trim, they’re not nearly as pretty as they could be. For the record, the planned paint jobs are going to be metalflake electric blue and lime green with pink panels, respectively. The current colors are flat brown and navy blue, respectively.
Outside of a probably excessive quantity of cussing. I try to keep this site fairly PG rated. This is for my own comfort level as well as yours. Sometimes I will probably cross the lines more or less, but generally, you could read it at your office without fear of firing.
I moved my journal over from a combination of Diaryland and Livejournal hosting. I have a bunch of my old entries that used to have photos but now contain broken links in my “Drafts” queue. When I have the time and inclination, I will correct those broken images. If you find other fucked-up photo entries, let me know so I can fix them.
I really like the words “yak” and “armadillo.”
My site is #1 on Google for the search “quit academia” from a flippant post about St. Eadmond and #3 on Google for searches involving the search string, “cheeky jeans.” People also find the site on a disturbingly frequent basis while consulting Dr. Google and Nurse Yahoo regarding one side of their heads hurting. This is because I blogged about a mystery pain on one side of my head which turned out to be caused by an earwax issue. This is very gross, but not medically dangerous. However, if one side of your head hurts, don’t read my blog, go to a real doctor. This has been a Public Service Announcement.
Photo from the Talk Like A Pirate/Ride The Plank Critical Mass 9-29-07. Yrs. Trly. w/ artificial moustache.
It has beem brought to my attention that there’s no way to e-mail me from this page, so now is the time that I will correct that. If you want to e-mail me, feel free to write to michelle.davis.1977 @ gmail.com Of course you’ll need to knock out those spaces on either side of the @.