And I’m not just talking about my body. (Bah-dum-BUM!)
I’ve been tagged by John to participate in the highly subjective business of disclosing six little-known, oddball facts about myself. I’m not that interesting (aside from having freckles on my arm in the shape of a well-known star constellation), but here I go anyway:
1. You know I like Diet Coke, but I’ve shied away from sharing the true extent of my addiction. It’s a little embarrassing to admit that I drink, on average, between 70 and 100 ounces of Diet Coke a day (thanks to my beloved refillable 52 oz. Extreme Gulp cup.) I know you’re concerned. Please forward all related articles about brain tumors and scurvy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. I collect “K”s. As in the letter. I only have one so far, but every collection has to start somewhere, right?
3. I once got a large run in my pantyhose (back when I wore pantyhose) in the middle of a sightseeing day in Paris, France. The only public toilets were pay toilets, and I was very sensibly saving my precious francs for pastries. Needing a private place to shed my torn stockings, I ducked behind the propped-open door of a giant cathedral, hiked up my skirt, and left the sad little pool of nylon lying unexplained on the crimson carpet. I’ve always wondered who found it and what they might have thought.
4. I cry a lot when I read. The Notebook almost killed me.
5. When I got married, I was planning to walk down the aisle barefoot, but my Mom talked me out of it. She has since told me that she wishes she hadn’t.
6. I used to love horror movies. I adored the thrill of sitting in the dark with the lights off and friends all around while I watched the terrifying parts from between my fingers and nervously nibbled popcorn. I’m not sure when it happened, but now I can’t stand scary movies. Maybe it has something to do with Katie growing up and starting to go out into the world. There’s enough thrill in real life.
I could go on, but I’m sure that at some point my weird body would come up again, and I’m just not ready to be that vulnerable with you guys.