Friday, May 18, 2007

Eight Things About Me meme

So, Bookfool tagged me for this meme.

Here are the rules:

1: Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2: People who are tagged: write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules.
3: At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.
4: Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them they're tagged and remind them to read your blog.

It's going to be hard to find eight weird things about me since I have already posted the 100 THINGS ABOUT ME. (see sidebar) I'll give it a shot.

1. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child....(just kidding)
I actually grew up on the poor side of an affluent neighborhood in Dallas. It was 99.99% white. My best friend was Jewish and got harassed in high school. I got in several fights about this. A football player threatened to hit me one time.

2. Besides the unexceptional fear of being alone, I have some odd fears as well. Mariachis make me uncomfortable and I am scared of cyborgs. I think the Borg on Star Trek are really scary. I went through a haunted house with my friend Dave one time and they had a Borg room. I actually trampled my friend Dave to get out of the room. Not my proudest moment.

3. I grew up in a big church that would put on lavish musicals. As a child, I was the star in many of them. This probably fueled my secret desire to go into musical theater. Too bad I didn't have the talent. (I still love singing showtunes today)

4. I have never owned a video game console but I used to love going to Dave and Buster's to blow off steam playing games. I actually had a GOLD PowerCard.

5. Sometimes, I wish I was Lara Croft.

6. I have bizarre and irrational pet peeves. For example, it enrages me when people back into parking spaces instead of entering them the "correct" way. I call those people "rear-enders."

7. One time, a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman conned and intimidated me into buying an $1800 vacuum cleaner. I consider myself a pretty strong woman so this really threw me for a loop. I eventually came to my senses and demanded that the contract be cancelled. I left the vacuum cleaner on the front porch until he came and got it.

8. Even though most people would say differently, I am an extremely shy person. Every time I go into a situation with new people, I have to draw on my old acting ability to get through it. I PRETEND to be an outgoing person. Kind of a "fake it til you make it" strategy. But it is very wearing on me and it takes a lot of effort for me to be social sometimes.

Thought of a few more...

9. I took clowning lessons for awhile and developed my own makeup and persona. It was really fun.

10. I never took ballet and was never involved in any team sports. Instead, as a child I took tap lessons and acting lessons and went on cultural excursions and attended science camp. Now you know why I am the way I am.

Okay, that's it for now. I'm gonna tag Vieve.


Literary Feline said...

I'm glad you are participating in this, Malady. :-) The Cyborgs are scary, aren't they?

You would be quite mad at me most days--as long as no one's around to see me and there's plenty of room to manuever, I like to back in to a parking space for an easy out when it's time to go. Our parking lot at work is famous for the little fender benders because people don't look when they back out of the spaces. I try to avoid that.

I wouldn't mind being Lara Croft sometimes either.

Malady said...

Litty Kitty--I will be the first to admit that my frustrations with "rear-enders" is completely irrational so I doubt I would be mad at YOU.

Bookfool said...

You had me laughing out loud at the Borg comment. I read that one to my teenager (because he's right behind me and wanted to know what I was laughing about).

Who wouldn't want to be Lara Croft? Want to know something disgusting? My sister-in-law kind of looks like Angelina Jolie, only a little shorter and less puffy in the lips. But, she's drop-dead gorgeous, was asked to model, has perfect skin . . . shoot, she didn't even have an ugly stage as a teenager! How annoying is that?

Malady said...

Well, I always tell myself that I at least I can admit my shortcomings. Glad you laughed at my Borg fear.

(by the way...looking like Angelina Jolie just isn't fair)

Bookfool said...

The image of you knocking your friend over to escape was just priceless. :)

And, tell me about it. SIL was also a National Merit Scholar, lives in the state I said I wanted to live in when I grew up and has two equally perfect tots with button noses, huge eyes and perfect puckered lips. I'm waiting for a wrinkle or two to show up, but at 30 she looks 18!