Thursday, December 28, 2006

Five weird things about me

that you might not know from reading this blog. Thanks to Ampersand for tagging me. I don't thank her for tagging Susan and Dave since I would have tagged them both. :)

Okay, here goes (since I splay myself open regularly with blood and bodily fluids leaking from all orifices, it may be hard to pick things truly unknown about me, that are also interesting).

One: I once flew with Jon to Japan to be a maid of honor in a wedding without a Visa...

Said smiling Japan customs man in small white cubicle
while happy travelers were waved through customs and my husband (who had paid for our trip to my best friend's wedding out of his six weeks earnings on a fishing boat in Alaska) lost all color: "Cahn you sho-ten your stay to seventy-two hour?"

Can you spell heart attack? Somehow the arrival of my best friend with wedding dress in her mother's suitcase, some Japanese under her belt and perhaps an under-the-table crate of Saki got us an emergency visa which enabled us to stay for the required 18 day trip and wedding. Phew.

Two: I have perfect feet. (At least that's what Jon says).

Three: Three firsts in one evening at age 16: a concert (Jackson Browne), the smell of marajuana (though I didn't inhale) and the first of too many times I risked my life as a post pubescent female parking at night in downtown LA without protection (The Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, CA). What were my parents thinking?

Four: I'm allergic to cats in America but not Morocco.

Five: All five of my kids were born at home attended by midwives. I love birth and literally wept when I realized I'd never give birth again. Truly the happiest moments of my life.

And now I'm going to tag: Bill, Matt, Steve and Beth!

3 comments:

Ampersand said...

"since I splay myself open regularly with blood and bodily fluids leaking from all orifices, it may be hard to pick things truly unknown about me, that are also interesting"

God, I am so happy to know someone else like this. It is painful sometimes, isn't it?

Oh, and great move, talking your way thru customs like that!

You and I are like ying & yang on the childbearing thing. But I can readily imagine how awesome it would be to have them at home.

(So that was kinda all about me too :-))

Matt said...

Okay, I've posted my five on my site - not necessarily weird, but some random things about me most folks don't know. Thanks for asking me!

- Matt

my15minutes said...

I've posted mine, but they are really lame. I think I'm too normal. Of course, my kids are always saying, "...you are SO weird, mom". :-)