Friday, August 22, 2008

Know & Tell Friday

I think this could be titled a random edition, even though Heather and Reese didn't officially do that. Be warned, you might see some pictures that will give you the heebie-jeebies if you continue reading. I'm also going to spoil my reputation by answering this week's questions, but since I can't skip a week, because that goes against the whole nature of my OCD obsessive nature, I'm ruining it. It's a catch-22.

1. Are you right- or left-handed?

I am right-handed. Chatty is the only left-handed person in our immediate family.

2. Any nicknames they have (or have had) and the story behind them?

The only one I had growing up was KK, which came after my boy cousin was born when I was almost 10 years old. Since I have a hard name to pronounce, that was easier for him and it stuck. My Hubby actually calls me that occasionally, but usually when he calls me by a nickname it's Sweetness. That ones been around so long and I don't know for sure where it came from. I'd say "Days of Our Lives" with Patch and Kayla, but that's not when it started. And no, I haven't watched a soap opera in over 10 years.

3. Do you need to do laundry right now?

Keep in mind that I've been gone a lot doing house stuff. Also keep in mind that even though the apartment has a full-sized washer and dryer, full-sized varies. This one is for a couple who has no children that lives in the tropics and wears bikinis and swim trunks all the time. See:

Yes, I need to do laundry right now. The picture from our bathroom floor is the least of the problems:

This next picture shows where everything gets thrown, and I mean thrown, when I tell the kids to carry things down to the laundry room. It's on the bottom floor (there are three floors: entry floor with garage and laundry room, living and kitchen on main floor, and bedrooms on top floor).

This is behind the laundry room door. Frightening, isn't it?

I don't even want to think about how many loads this is.

4. What CD is in your CD player/music on your iPod right now?

I have to answer this based on what is in my vehicle's CD player. I have Avalon's Greatest Hits, undone by mercyme, one of Chris Tomlin's CD's, Somewhere More Familiar by Sister Hazel, Greetings from Imrie House by The Click Five, and PureNRG by PureNRG. I'd love to have an iPod because I don't listen to all the songs on any CD. I flip around like some people flip channels with a remote control. My girls have iPods, but that's it in our house right now. Someday...

5. How/When did you learn to ride a bicycle?

It's funny, I can see the picture my Grandpa took of me the first time, but I'm trying to remember what year it was. It was either 1970 or 1971, so I was either getting ready to turn five or six, since my birthday is five days after Christmas. Actually, the picture was probably not even taken on Christmas day, but a few days after. I learned right there in the driveway/grass by the "try, try again" method, and my Grandpa was the one who taught me. My mother's second husband that she had married right before I turned three had died in a motorcycle accident in May, 1970, when I was four and she was a couple of months pregnant with my sister. He had legally adopted me when they got married. My mom and I moved from Gretna, Louisiana, back to Arkansas where she grew up and where I had been born and we had lived with my grandparents and aunt (since she was still in high school) until she remarried. That's why my grandpa was the one teaching me to ride my bike.

6. What is your favorite weird food combination?

This comes courtesy of my mom, and this is the one that might make you squeamish. If it's any comfort, I haven't eaten it in over 10 years. I don't even know if I'd like it anymore. Okay, I probably would. It goes in the "dairy and potato" family ~ you know, how you go to McDonald's and get a cone and french fries, or a shake and french fries? Am I right? So without further ado, I present you with

potato chipsand cottage cheese.

It has to be Ruffles to hold up to the cottage cheese, because regular Lay's aren't strong enough. I also have to say that I am an extremely picky eater. I do not like food in my food. The fact that I will eat this says nothing of my food personality. It is completely outside the realm of my food personality. I eat one thing at a time. I do not let my food touch. I don't eat raisins in anything but raisin bran, because that would qualify as food in my food. I don't eat nuts in my cookies or brownies for the same reason. But I will eat this. I know you're scratching your head, or covering your mouth, or doing both at the same time. I can't explain it. We all have one little thing that's outside the box, right?

7. What is something you have that is of sentimental value?

One thing is my maternal great-grandma's ring that was a gift from my great-grandpa. It has our birthstone in it (not a real stone; her birthday is the day after Christmas), and I was the first great-grandchild on top of that. My mom was also the first grandchild. I think that probably had something to do with the fact that I got her ring. Plus, when I was about five, apparently I told her how pretty her ring was. She told my great aunt that when she died I was to get her ring. She died the same day the Challenger crashed.

This is my doll collection. Many of these dolls I've had since I lived at home growing up. I took these pictures prior to moving "just in case." They are also sentimental to me. They are from all over the world. Hubby and I have added a few Hummels along the way, but the one in the second row on the far right is an original plastic one from Germany when I was very little. I also have a gigantic Kewpie doll I got for Christmas when I was in the second grade.

Well, that's it for this week. You probably learned way more than you wanted to with this week's answers. To go play along or see what others answered this week, go to Kickin' It In Crazyville.

1 comment:

Heather and Reese said...

That's what the floor looks like at my house also when I tell the kids to bring the laundry down, only it's all over my kitchen floor 'cause that's where my itty-bitty washer is.

Sweetness is such an awesome nickname from hubby! He really is a keeper!

I can't say that Ruffles and cottage cheese would be bad, just different. Actually, it makes me think of Ruffles and ranch dip which is tasty. Maybe I'll try it some day. Maybe.

Have a blessed weekend, Kayren. I'm heading off to bed because it's been an insanely full and long day. TGIF.


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