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Friday, July 25, 2008

Six Quirky Things About Me

Alice tagged me for this meme. The rules are to:
  • Link to the person who tagged me
  • Mention the rules
  • Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about myself
  • Tag 6 other bloggers by linking to them
  • Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they’ve been tagged
Hmmm... quirky but boring...

I like pickles. I like ice cream. Sometimes I like them one right after the other. I think when (if) I get pregnant I'll get cravings to have them at the same time.

My goal this summer is to hit up every ice cream shop on the Twin Cities Magazine Best of Summer list. Weirdest flavor tasted so far: Irish Whiskey, with a scoop of Guinness.

When in the car, I have an insatiable urge to do something besides just drive. Sometimes this urge is satisfied by listening to the radio, but when that just doesn't do it for me, I talk to myself. I'd tell you what I talk about with myself, but then I'd have to kill you.

I've never watched the entire Wizard of Oz. I somehow never managed to see the whole thing growing up. In high school, I played the Coroner of Munchkinland in our fall musical. (To my everlasting horror there was a singing line which terrified the crap out of me.) I know the entire plot having read many, many, many of L. Frank Baum's Oz books, but I just never watched the whole thing.

I can't sleep if there is the slightest noise. Ticking clocks drive me insane. Even the hum of a computer that hasn't been turned off can keep me up. So I usually sleep with a fan on to cover up any ambient noise. College dorm living was almost my undoing. Between living next to a girl with an extremely loud sound system to roommates up typing to the crack of dawn, I learned the best way to cope was to stay up later than everyone else. And consequently I didn't get much sleep for a few years.

I wrote my first story before I knew how to write. I had a particular babysitter that I adored because we would pull out a blank notebook, I would dictate my story to her, and then I'd draw the illustrations. Sometimes I'd scribble on a piece of paper in imitation of writing and then ask a grown up to please tell me what I'd written.

Okay, so there you have it. I now nominate:

Trish (Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin'?)
Mrs. S
Andi (Tripping Toward Lucidity)
Stephanie's Confessions of a Bookaholic
Seachanges
Gautami Tripathy

9 comments:

Andi said...

I had a college roomie who couldn't sleep if there was the slightest noise. She generally wore one of those sleep masks and ear plugs. Only problem, she couldn't hear her alarm in the morning!

Thanks for the tag! I'll get back to you today!

Trish said...

I did this meme last week and really liked it. I have a difficult time sleeping with noise also. I can usually get to sleep but if I am woken up by something every little sound drives me mad and I can't get back to sleep. Pickles and ice cream? Gross!! Although I have heard of a maternity store by that name...

Giulia said...

I can't sleep either when there's a lot of noise. Especially when it's the Paycheck soundtrack at 2am! ;)

Alice Teh said...

Thanks for playing, Kim! Cool answers - not boring at all! LOL

I can still drift off to sleep when there's a bit of noise. But snore is a real kill joy for me. :(

Seachanges said...

Oh I'm such a bad sleeper too, it'll definitely have to come on my quirky list. I'll draw something up for posting this week.
Thanks for the tag...

Melody said...

I've a difficult time sleeping with noise too... but I'm getting used to the ticking clock beside me, LOL.

tanabata said...

I need it to be pretty quiet to get to sleep too, and dark. And then the littlest thing will wake me up again. I would love to have a night where I slept solidly for several hours!

Kim L said...

andi-no problem. Yes, I had a roommate who couldn't hear her alarm in the morning. I usually had to wake her up.

trish-A maternity store called pickles and ice cream? wow. must look that one up.

giulia-must we bring that up again??? :-)

alice-well I'm glad you don't find them boring!

seachanges-no prob, I hope you have fun with it.

melody-oh gosh I don't think I could ever get used to a ticking clock.

tanabata-me too! I usually wake up at least once or twice during the night. Not fun.

Mrs S said...

Thanks for the tag - I will do the meme I promise - just trying to think of 6 quirky things... so far I just have one!