Sunday, October 18, 2009

Honest to a fault

is how I'd be if I didn't try to be diplomatic in places, say, like meetings for work.

Aliceson tagged me for this meme, and I am supposed to tag 7 other people, but I've tagged the hell out of most of you, so feel free to participate or not as you see fit. I'd love to learn more about you all!

The theme: 10 honest things about yourself.

So here goes:

1. From age 13 to 26, my hair was just about every color except platinum blond: all shades of red, most shades of blond, dark brown, and even black. Then I stopped fucking with it and it's sort of a dishwater brown with a few gold bits if the sun or the light hits just right.

2. I have had (unwanted, mind you) sex dreams about every male boss I've ever had except the one I slept with. Don't worry, this was in college, and I was a freelancer. For the paper, I mean.

3. I am the only person in my family with my last name. I bought it. Meaning I paid a lawyer $500 to go to court and change it for me. Just because.

4. I am tough when I need to be, but also a somewhat sensitive person who can get hurt feelings easily. I'm working on this.

5. My cats are more appealing company to me than most of the people I know - or my extended family even.

6. It's difficult for me not to be judgmental of people that have a lot of resources - e.g. time or money - on their hands and don't use it to help other people.

7. I hate TV because until I moved in with my dad in seventh grade, the TV was always droning on in the background, because my mother wanted to do her own thing.

8. I am a closet John Denver fan.

9. I am naturally a curious person to the point where it sometimes annoys other people.

10. One day I'm afraid I'm going to go ballistic in a crowded grocery store when the 90th person bangs into my basket with her cart, tries to cut in front of me in line, won't get her ass out of the way so I can move down the aisle, or asks the checker 16 different ways if they carry an item when she has been told 18 times that they don't. I may lose it and start throwing heads of cabbage at everyone and get kicked out. I really might!


Mr. Riot Kitty said...

I want to be with you when you start throwing cabbages. That would be great! Warn me before you do that and I'll bring a camera.

momcat said...

I'm with you on the company of cats as opposed to a lot of people I know and also curiosity. How are you supposed to know what is going on if you don't have curiosity?

Aliceson said...

Nicely done RK.

#10 bugs the hell out of me too. The other day I was grocery shopping and 2 (nothing better to do on a Tuesday morning) women parked their carts in the main aisle of the store. After trying to get around them and saying "excuse me" loud enough for the deli woman to look up, I decided to turn around and go all the way around the perimeter pf the store to get to the checkout. As I left the store, the women still hadn't moved. So annoying! Those women are lucky I didn't have a cabbage... or that I wasn't you!

LL Cool Joe said...

"I am naturally a curious person" yeah I noticed, but that's cool I think!

I need to do my list too. I'm gonna tie mine in with Top Ten Tuesday. :D

The Peach Tart said...

I'd like to be there for the cabbage throwing also.

Claire said...



Granny Annie said...

I might try these but yours are awfully good. #10 strikes me as well but I want to throw cabbages at the people who crowd up next to me at the checkout and breathe down my neck.

Oh and I had green hair at my first wedding.

Scarlet said...

John Denver? I can't name one of his songs. Didn't he sing something about a country road, maybe?

I'm extremely curious as well. I love to know what makes people tic.

#2 is very, very interesting. Since I'm so curious, I'd love for you to elaborate, but I know you won't...not with us (the cats, maybe, but not us). :)

Lynn said...

Now I am curious to know what your last name is. I like my last name and even went back to it when I got divorced, but it would be fun to pick your own name.

Now when I go grocery shopping I'll be picturing that cabbage throwing. :)

Darth Weasel said...

I must echo Mr. RK. I want to be there when the cabbages go flying. I might even join in!

Fireblossom said...


Twin. (waits until you look up)

I LOVE John Denver's music, too! Just a few days ago I was listening to "Starwood In Aspen" and "Annie's Song." He sang about the things he loved and had passion for and I think his songs are wonderful! I couldn't care less what's supposed to be hip or not.

Anonymous said...

That reminds me, does anyone know of a good stuffed cabbage recipe?

Riot Kitty said...

GA: Is this true?!
Lynn: It's a city in Wisconsin.

Lynn said...

Well that narrows it down. :) I'm thinking Madison. Or Whitewater.

Green tea said...

Hey Kitty..My daughter did the same thing with her name a few years after her divorce.
Her Ex was remarried and she had the same first name..
It pissed her off so she went through family names until she came up with one she figured no one else would have and went to court.
An independent little "Bleep" :D


five words:

you fill up my senses

also i am not afraid of the eff word either. well, actually i guess i am b/c i said EFF instead of, well, ya know.

oh god what's wrong with me