Wednesday, December 12, 2007

and you probably don't want to know

There's a "meme" going around amongst bloggers where you're supposed to share 8 things people may not know about you. What is a "meme"? Hell if I know.

So. Here we go. In no particular order:

8. I once spent several hours in jail in Lewiston Idaho. I was a young, STUPID college student and got caught driving on a suspended license. I was in a little cell, sitting on a filthy mattress, afraid to touch anything. They didn't even have any good magazines. I cried and cried. My boyfriend at the time (Dan) had to come bail me out and brought our friend Drew. They thought it was the funniest thing in the whole world. I did not. But I can laugh about it now....sort of.

7. If I could have any talent in the world, I would be able to sing like Patsy Cline, Allison Krause or Neko Case. Country music is just so much fun to sing.

6. My family knows this about me (because they suffer from the same affliction), but few things make me laugh harder than seeing someone get hurt. Not, you know, bleeding or anything, but if you bonk your head on a tree branch or fall down a set of stairs and I will seriously pee my pants laughing. I almost pee my pants just THINKING about it. Shortly after I wrote this, I bonked MY head on the slanted ceiling in Anna's room and she fell down laughing. Oh god, it's hereditary.

5. I can eat the same thing for dinner (or lunch) for literally weeks (and sometimes months) on end. Once when we lived in Oregon, I ate gorgonzola pasta with walnuts and spinach every. single. night. for dinner for 3 1/2 months. In college I lived almost entirely on poptarts. Right now, I'm on week 5 of tuna sandwiches every day for lunch.

4. I can not stomach the sight of blood. Once, on a field trip to a veterinarian's office, we were watching a cat get spayed and as soon as the doctor made the incision, I barfed. Seriously, what kind of field trip was that?? If Anna's watching "Animal Rescue" on Animal Planet, I can not even be in the same room.

3. Speaking of school, our fourth grade teacher made each of us stand up next to our desks, raise our arms and she would come around to smell our armpits to see if we had "body odor". She also asked each of us if we'd had a "bowel movement" yet that day. How weird and CREEPY is that?? Fourth grade, people.

2. I get seriously pissy if our kitchen is dirty (David loves this about me) and yet I can go months (if not years) without cleaning my car. I think I still have cheerios in the back seat from when Anna was little. It's embarrassing.

1. I wear only black underwear. I don't know why, but I just can not wear patterned or colored underwear. It feels cheap and tacky to me. (yeah, I know, I'm weird.) Also: no thongs, ever. I tried it one time because a friend insisted that once I did I'd never wear anything else and I had to go home from work in the middle of the day because I was having such a "bad underwear day" that I couldn't concentrate on anything other than that little string. eeewwwwwwww.....

Now, for those of you with blogs, I hope you'll share 8 things we may not know about you. Be sure and let me know if you do because (bonus! #9!) I am very, very nosy. Also, you can share some in the comments, MOM. : )


Dee said...

Well, that's scary for me. I'll have to think about it. But I LOVED reading yours. except the jail thing, and I'm still mad at Dan for not taking you to take that test and it made me cry too when I found out you had to be in jail. My baby, ----it was just too awful to imagine !!!!!!!!!!

Cami said...

Yikes! Number 3 IS creepy. That's just plain bizarre! Love learning more about you Kate, it's always fun ;)

kate said...

Mom! It was funny! And it needed to happen because a) I thought I was above the law (and everything else for that matter) and b) it's a good story now. ;D

The best part was when Dan and Drew were signing me out (sigh) and they saw the question on the forms that asked if I had any aliases (I'd left it blank). However, that year there was a hurricane named Kate and they said that from now on, THAT was going to be my alias because I'd earned it with this stunt. So I was called Hurricane Kate for YEARS after...

Linda, aka "Lala" said...

yaaawn... I already knew all those. I wanna hear some new ones!

Come on, tell me something i don't know, sis!


Linda, aka "Lala" said...

Oh, wait! I didn't know that you wear only black skivies.
That is weird, by the way....

kate said...

Yeah, see? I'm just FULL of surprises.

Now it's YOUR turn.