Wednesday, May 02, 2007

6 Weird Things about Me!!!!!

My good friend Jan at happening-here? passed on a TAG! to all and sundry to post "6 weird things about me" and I accepted the challenge. The challenge is NOT finding 6 weird things about the Kay -- there are many, many weird things about Kay. The challenge is deciding
which weird things I want to share. Do I choose major, minor, or mediocre weird? Should I be weirder than Jan or attempt to match her for weirdness? So much weirdness . . . so little time. And oh yeah, if you haven't done this, I'm yelling "Tag!" at y'all! Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!

* I absolutely love really bad old horror movies -- Little Shop of Horrors, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and anything with George Zucco is great!

* Raw hamburger: my mother caught me more than once snitching it from the fridge and I got smacked good and proper. Now I just grab a chunk if it strikes my fancy -- and nobody hollers. lol

* Limburger cheese -- with onions on rye bread. Blame my Daddy for that one -- he liked it, too. I'm the only one of his kids who likes it. My daughter likes it, too.

* I'm the only person I know who literally ran into a car. I was about 9 years old and on my way to the playground and some kids (who magically disappeared) started chasing me with a big bucket of water. I ran full-tilt boogie across 116th Street with nary a look for traffic (rather than incur Mrs. Clean's wrath) and smack into a car and earned myself a trip to ER with a slight concussion. And no, this hard head didn't damage the car!

* My nickname among some of my friends is The Almanac because they say I'm a walking compendium of useless information. What can I say? No one knew what they started when they taught me to read. If there's printed words on something, I read it. That I remember so much of it stuns some people and annoys others. I remember my parents' exasperation as I would spell out the big words on the side of the Rice Krispies box and ask them what it was. The good news is that at 60, I still know a lot of that inane stuff but half the time I don't know what day it is.

* I love hardware stores. I can spend hours in them just looking at all the wondrous things -- the old-fashioned kind are still around albeit rarer and rarer. The coolest one is Lehman Brothers Hardware in Kidron, Ohio -- smack dab in the middle of Amish Country and loaded with all sorts of goodies. A trip there for me is the ultimate high. My most prized possession is my cordless drill. Several years ago when my daughter asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told her, "A cordless drill!" She laughed like hell and said, "You with power tools? Puh-leeeease, Mom!" Fortunately, another friend granted my fondest wish.

Well that's my 6 (of many) weird things! Now y'all can show me yours! And remember: Everyone is weird; some of us are proud of it!

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!

Kay

8 comments:

  1. We have the hardware stores in common; I could spend hours in them!

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  2. Lovely collection of weirdness; I only share two of them! :-) The hamburger and the hardware stores (check out Workingmen's Hardware on Mission in San Francisco if you ever get a chance.)

    Great to know that I did succeed in passing this on.

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  3. I was in that Lehman's store last summer! I agree, it was the coolest. (I'm really into the Amish.) Also, the hamburger thing just means you were an early conoisseur of good food. You can always call it Steak Tartare.

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  4. mmmmm, hardware stores! Love 'em (and who's afraid of a little ol' power tool? ....I'm all for more power!)

    Now the raw hamburger is a little scary with all the food issues we have now days.....unless you're grinding your own from the round or chuck....I will eat a really rare steak tho', just so it doesn't mow or kick the salad off the plate!

    Thanks for sharing

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  5. I'm a limburger sandwhich fan too, but one needs to do this in private. The smell, which I prefer to call an aroma, puts off so many people.

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  6. lol So nice to know y'all are weird like me!!!!

    I'd like to think of us a having discriminating tastes, Ronni!

    To Rhea, Judy & Jan -- glad we can shop together.

    Don't worry, Bev -- I won't touch it if it's been there more than a day. And a bug 'thumbs up' on rare steak!

    Rhea? You were here & didn't let me know? Lehman's is only about 25-30 miles from me! Let me know should you decide to visit again!

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  7. Hey, I like hardware stores too Kay. I guess it's not JUST a guy thing.

    Limburger cheese sandwiches...hmmm. Nope, never tried that one. I do like liversausage, green olive and tomato sandwiches....no, really...they're great.

    Loved your weirdities!

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  8. Thanks, Joy!!! I like liver sausage too! I'll have to try it your way some time! I usually just slather it with mustard! And dang it, it sure getting hard to find around here!!!!

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