Tuesday, November 27, 2007

8 Random/Interesting Things About Moi

The goooooorgeous Sasha tagged me for this since I bitched whined so much about being left out of her last MeMe. So, she tags me and what do I do? Put it off for the last week. Yeah, I know, slacker. As a matter of fact, if I can stop slacking, I have a whole post about me slacking. Stay tuned. (You're on the edge of your seat right now, aren't you?)

I don't know if these will be interesting but they are certainly random:

1. I lived in England from 1984 to 1993. I attended Jr High and High School over there. I totally loved my time there and spent from 1991 to 1993 living as a Brit with my Brit husband (who is not my husband anymore and is more commonly referred to as that Ass or Sperm Donor or Stoopid Ugly DooDoo Head). While I lived there, I gave birth in a British hospital - not recommended and not a horror story I will share unless asked for. I don't want to scare any childless people.

2. My mom signed me up for ballet when I was 4 in the hopes I would gain some coordination and grace. It didn't help. I still walk into door frames and I sprained my ankle at work about 2 years ago by tripping on a handicap ramp. Yes, a handicap ramp.

3. Only 1 of my 3 children were conceived in wedlock and only 2 were born in wedlock. I have 3 children and 2 daddies. I love to shock people with this. I love to see them stutter for the appropriate response.

4. I have been called grandma twice while out shopping with Abby. Now, I know I'm not 20 but HELLOOOOO I don't think I look 50. The second time was by some wrinkled old raisin of a cashier at Target who could easily have been twice my age.

5. When we moved to England, I was 12 and I only had 1 book to read - 'Salems Lot by Stephen King. After reading this, I wouldn't sleep with a window open for 5 years and I used to check my sister's teeth at night to make sure she hadn't morphed into a vampire.

6. I once ran from the police. NOT. ONE. OF. MY. PROUDER. MOMENTS. BUT, I will say this, it is a damn funny story that again, I will share if asked.

7. I am terrible with money. If I have a dime in my pocket, I will find a way to spend it 100 times over. One of these days, Hubby's going to take away my debit card. I can't leave the house to pick up one thing and not spend $30 to $50. Often times, I do this even when we don't have $20 in the checking account. Its a disease.

8. I'm really intelligent but I have ZERO common sense. I can learn anything put in front of me but watching mystery shows on TV or reading a mystery novel, I'm ALWAYS surprised at the ending. I'm so not mechanically inclined either. I don't even know how to set my alarm clock. I have to have Hubby set it for me before he goes to Pennsylvania every time and then remind me how to turn it on. If the TV isn't work, I have to call Shaggy to the rescue. (Hey, have you SEEN those digital remotes??? You have to have a mechanical engineering degree to figure it out).

Now, I tag Tina and Deb and Mrs Whogas because they are the only people who's blogs I read regularly that haven't been tagged for this. Tina - because she's sweet and always does them. Deb - because she's just flat out interesting and I want to be her when I grow up. Mrs. Whogas - because she's like me.

PS - again, with the mechanically not inclined, I can't figure out how to do the link thingy on a Mac since I don't have one of those little buttons up there so I'll add the links when I get home.

PSS - I was just reading Tina's and she got tagged with one to list 7 things so she's off the hook but owes me ONE MORE!


Jamie Willow said...

I am your resident link expert. I help you cause other bloggers helped me! If you are on a mac you are likely using Safari for your browser. It isn't the best browser for blogger. Download Firefox for free (just add .com to the name) and it's a great browser for links and other fun blogger stuff.



Tina said...

I'll slack like you and get to it in the next week. Thanks for the kind words and for playing on my question of the day. You're such a doll!

Sasha said...

It's about damn time! Kidding.... Good read, nice to know random things about friends.

Kate said...

Jamie - I love love love my mac like to the point of wanting nothing but Apple products but there are some things that are frustrating about them. I have heard good things about Firefox so I'll give it a whirl! Thanks for the pointer.

hello darling (formerly hello sunshine!) said...

That line ALWAYS cracks me up because it's so deadpan. I have an excuse, I'm from Texas born and raised... my dad, the Yankee, I guess has an excuse because he's lived in Texas for 25 years ;) Boyfriend, on the other hand, just rolls his eyes, but he secretly loves it when I bust out that line!

Anonymous said...

Want to read story of you running from the popos, please.

Sasha said...

Yes, story PLEASE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

After Kate tells her "Running from the Cops" story - I'll fill you in on the truth...very funny!!! And I can attest to the fact that no Kate does not have common sense and does in fact lack in fine motor skills at work - is not mechanically inclined - although she is getting better after 10 years of practice!!!! I finally feel safe around her with a knife in her hand. Yes, she is very intelligent, witty, humorous to be around, and some sometimes can be down right annoying, but I wouldn't trade her for the world as far as an employee or a friend goes. Love ya Kate - now get back to work!!!!

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