Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Six Weird Things

"According to the rules...
Each player of this game starts with the
"6 Weird Things about You".
People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says 'you are tagged' in their comments and tell them to read your blog!"

I was tagged by SSFB at Starting Fresh.

1. I have really long hair, but I never wear it down. It's in a bun or a braid or a doubled-up ponytail every single day. I have a weird aversion to cutting my hair, but there's no reason to keep 25 inches of hair if you're just going to wrap it up in a bun, you know? I think it honestly goes back to two things. First, a horrible haircut in 7th grade that was supposed to be "no shorter than shoulder-length" and ended up in a "pageboy." I couldn't make a ponytail for almost a year. I was mortified to go to school the next day because I was already so self-conscious. Second, habit. I'm a very habit-forming kind of person. I didn't get my hair cut from 7th grade until two weeks after my wedding, so that's about 11 years with nothing more than a few inches trimmed off once or twice a year. That's a LOT of habit to try to overcome. I also think if I stopped combing my hair, I would definitely end up with dreads, even though I'm whiter than white.

After I got married, my sister and I went to get our hair cut for Locks of Love. We both got 10 inches cut off. Her hair was still almost to her waist, and mine was (to me) SO short. I didn't hate it as much as I feared I would. I actually liked it a lot. Two years later, my hair has regenerated, and I'm right back to being afraid to chop it off.

2. I have had thirteen jobs since I turned sixteen, if you count both positions I had at the nonprofit I worked for during my last 2 years of college (first as an intern and then as regular part-time staff while my supervisor was on maternity leave) and both positions at my current place of employment (current position and previous, extremely part-time position. If you count the once-a-week math tutor gig I had for a year in high school, that's fourteen. So, that's fourteen jobs in nine years. I've never been fired, and I almost always have had at least two jobs concurrently. Sometimes three. Or four. Bills gotta get paid, right? I have loved almost all of my jobs. I kept my very first job for 4 1/2 years. I could probably still walk into that place and run the drive-thru register and fill all the orders with no trouble. I'm also still addicted to ice cream because I worked there so long.

3. My sister and I were both adopted from different biological mothers, but my mom, my sister, and I all have almost-identical birthmarks on the back of one thigh, in approximately the same place. Mine is on my left leg and theirs are on the right. I also have my dad's dimples (except obviously I didn't get them from him) and my pictures as a kid looked very much like pictures of a cousin on my dad's side, who is not biologically related to me at all.

4. My ring and middle fingers on both hands are crooked. The middle curves toward the ring and the ring curves toward the middle.

5. I am barefoot as much as possible. As soon as I walk in the door, I take off my shoes and usually my socks. The first few days I have to wear shoes after wearing flip flops all summer, I get really antsy and irritated and my feet feel like they're burning up.

6. I have a second-degree blackbelt in Taekwondo, though you wouldn't be able to tell if you met me. I'm pretty non-badass and rather out of shape, and I haven't been in regular training since I was about 19. So looking at me, you'd never know that I used to break two boards at once with my hand or my foot or do a roundhouse kick higher than my own head. I really, REALLY miss Taekwondo.

Now I get to tag people! I choose...



Ween (Her URL is That is too awesome for words.)

The Incredible Edible Megs (She has the best About Me ever, I think:  "I'm sorry to say that you've been led here under false pretenses. I am not, in fact, edible. Please don't attempt it.")


Mrs. Squirrel

Don't hate me, guys!


  1. Anonymous8:38 AM

    I would never hate you for tagging me! Yours was fun to read, and it will give me diversion at work! So I thank you! :)

  2. Anonymous10:06 AM

    My middle finger does that too!

    Crap, now I need to think of six more.

  3. Wow - that took some real thought!

    And it saved me from having to think about final projects for 20 minutes.

  4. My middle fingers both curve outward too! I don't know why I felt compelled to share that, but I did. There ya go. :)

  5. Anonymous3:15 PM

    Thanks for the tag! I'm very obedient. :)

  6. I saw your list, Megs...I was super impressed! I just can't compete with 55 items of weird. ;)

  7. Anonymous7:53 AM

    Well shit piss hell. How'd I miss that. DAMMIT! Figures Steph would've grabbed you if you weren't grabbed. *sigh* I'll consider that your doing it. It counts for my tagging. ;)

  8. Don't worry, M, I did it again just for you.