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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.

http://moniquemadigan.livejournal.com/35010.html

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.)

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lkmadigan
Feb. 3rd, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
I feel lucky every single day.
artistq
Feb. 3rd, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
congrats on #2!! so glad you are here!!
lkmadigan
Feb. 3rd, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Me, too. It still feels miraculous.
rusalkatrix
Feb. 3rd, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Oh good! I needed an excuse to update my journal.

Yay @ #2! Although I did know that. Just one of the amazing things about you. *hugs*

Once I was making macaroni & cheese (teddy bear mac & cheese! I was 13) and my house was invaded by hornets. They literally just busted through the wall, because I guess they'd eaten all the drywall or insulation of something, & the only thing left between us & their nest was paper. I ran away screaming & let my parents handle the massacre . . . but the worst part was, I never got to finish making my mac & cheese!! By the time everything was all sorted out, the teddy bears were swollen beyond recognition. (Um, plus they were probably covered with anti-hornet spray, or something.)

So sad.

And uh . . . nice music you got there. ^.~
lkmadigan
Feb. 4th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
But did you ever recover from the teddy bear pasta debacle??!! Were you doubly scarred for life??!!

Yes, I prefer the dog's snoring to his silent flatulence.
rusalkatrix
Feb. 4th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
Stop tearing open old wounds!!!!!!!!!!!

Well . . . I never ate teddy bear pasta again. So I suppose there is some hidden pain there.

Yes, I prefer the dog's snoring to his silent flatulence.

Ewwwwwwwww! *giggles*

That would definitely be worse!
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lkmadigan
Feb. 4th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
Oh, I was humiliated.

tracyworld
Feb. 3rd, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
So glad you're a survivor! Thanks for sharing that bit of you.
lkmadigan
Feb. 4th, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)
Thanks for listening.
lorrainemt
Feb. 4th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
I so needed that reminder to do a self exam. Thanks. It's been a few months. And I'm so glad you found that lump--just shows how we can be in tune with our own bodies if we pay attention.

Mmmmm, noodles and cheese--the ultimate comfort food.
ette_writer
Feb. 4th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
You're so brave AND smart. At 27, I wasn't doing exams, and even now, I have trouble being consistent. Thanks for the reminder and the sharing of your story.
lkmadigan
Feb. 4th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
You know what's weird? At 27, I wasn't doing self-exams, either.

But I was lying in bed one night, and this thought appeared out of the blue: "I should do a breast self-exam."

I'm not terribly religious ... but it does seem like something outside of me sent that idea.

Good thing, too.

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