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!