February 2nd, 2007


Five Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I thought I did this meme once before, but it turned out to be the Top Five Weird Things About Me. So if you don’t get enough joy from the list below, you can click the link for additional nutty goodness.


1 – artistq shared the story of a cruel nickname inflicted on her when she was a teenager, which reminded me of my own childhood nickname: Flatsy. I was in 6th grade when that moniker landed on me. I don’t recall that it followed me to junior high, even though I remained, er, slender.

2 – I’m a long-term breast cancer survivor. Yay! I was diagnosed at 27 with no family history – I found the lump myself, and it did not appear on a mammogram. It’s been awhile since I’ve made this public service announcement: do your breast self-exams.

3 – I was very nearly Sweet 16 and never been kissed. I had my first real date, the kind where the boy drives to your house and meets your parents and everything, a couple of weeks before I turned sixteen. I got kissed that night. ;-)

4 – I am overly fond of macaroni and cheese. It’s the first thing my mom ever taught me to cook – Kraft mac ’n cheese – apparently imprinting me with the need to seek comfort for the rest of my life in noodles and cheese sauce.

5 – My first car was, in fact, my daddy’s Oldsmobile.

I’m losing track of who has already been tagged, but I’ll tag these five people: rusalkatrix, c_larkins, azang, minabirdwriter, and tamarak. AND I’m tagging lori_ann_v, even though she won’t do it. :-)

And if you haven’t been tagged but you feel like playing, please post your own Five Things!

The fine print: Each participant shares five little-known facts about themselves. Those tagged are asked to do the same as well as reiterate this guideline. Select five folks to be tagged and list their names. (Leave a comment letting them know that you've tagged them and that they may see your blog as an example.)