Monday, June 06, 2005

"All About Me" Meme

Tagged by Justrose of the Anonymous Rowhouse :-)

1. First name: Kathleen

2. Were you named after anyone? Oddly enough, I was named after Eldridge Cleaver’s wife . . . my dad and his family was pretty hardcore into the movement in the late 60’s/early seventies. My mom approved because it was still a nice, normal Catholic name.

.3. Do you wish on stars? All the time.

4. When did you last cry? Last night, in utter frustration at the juxtaposition of the problems of two friends of mine.

5. Do you like your handwriting? Yes! My mom made me practice my cursive for hours when I was little, so darn right I’m proud of it. But besides me and my mom, everyone else in my family writes in a horrible, unintelligible scrawl, (including my husband.) I think my mom got tired after working so hard on me . . .

6. What is your favorite lunch meat? Ham! Especially with swiss cheese, lettuce tomato and a Dijon mustard on toasted bread.

7. What is your birth date? October 26, 1970

8. What is your most embarrassing moment? I have too many to rank, Although randomly getting my period in the middle of the day my first month in a new school during my Junior year of high school, is pretty well up there.

9. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with yourself? Dear goodness, yes! That would be lovely . . .

[Hey, is this mis-numbered, or am I missing a 10?]

11. Have you ever told a secret you swore not to tell? No.

12. Do looks matter? Yes, at first . . . but sometimes a cool personality and a beautiful heart override average looks.

13. How do you release anger? I fume and pace until I get tired.

14. Where is your second home? I guess Philly in my heart, but if we had to move tomorrow, I think I’d pick Bellingham, Washington or the part of sunny southern California where my husband is from.

15. Do you trust others too easily? Not as much as I used to, but still too much.

16. What was your favorite toy as a child? My stuffed monkey, Leroy, that my Grandpa Henry gave me when I was 3 years old. I still have him, looking rather worse for wear, and I need to get a glass case or something for him. I still miss my Grandpa, who died in 1987, and will treasure that monkey ‘till the day I die.

17. What class in high school do you think was totally useless? Geometry . . . they really need to figure out a better way to teach kids those horrible theorems and proofs . . . I understood proofs a hundred times better when I took a Philosophy class in Logic.

18. Do you have a journal? I have many lovely bound journals that only have a few pages written in each of them.

19. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Yes, but people take me so seriously all the time, the intent gets lost.

20. What is your favorite movie? Singing in the Rain. Every time it is on TMC I HAVE to watch it!

21. What are your nicknames? Kathy, Kath, Kat, Kittykat, Kitty, City Girl.

22. Would you bungee jump? No. With my luck, they’d forget to fasten the rope.

23. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? No . . . especially not my running shoes, which I curse every time it is time for me to put them on again.

24. Do you think that you are strong? I must be . . . I’m still here.

25. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Cinnamon.

26. Shoe size? 7.5

27. What are your favorite colors? Depends what for. Chocolate brown, Navy Blue, Burgundy, Royal Purple, Hunter Green, Rich gold, White, Black, Beige. For art, bright colors . . . like Calder, Mondrian or Matisse cut-outs colors.

28. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? My indecision.

29. What do you miss most? The 90's . . . That was a really good decade, in retrospect. I should have traveled much more, especially overseas, while I had the chance to do so when single.

30. Do you want everyone you sent this to, to send it back? But I’m not sending it to anyone . . .

31. What color pants are you wearing? Black. with Black tank top and red 3/4 sleeve shirt. Kinda casual, since we're getting geared up for our annual conference starting on Thursday through Saturday.

32. What are you listening to right now? Liz Phair on the radio.

33. Last thing you ate? I just polished off a chewy granola bar, in my effort to stop eating crap all day at work.

34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Burnt Sienna

35. What is the weather like right now? Sunny, hot and humid. Summer has come to DC finally (although I like Spring better).

36. Last person you talked to on the phone? My husband, who called from the store last night to ask if I needed a frozen dinner for tomorrow night, since I’m teaching.

[Missing 37 too . . .]

38. Do you like the person who sent this to you? She’s my oldest friend! (Known her since 5th grade!)

39. How are you today? Strangely upbeat and optimistic. My boss randomly took today off, so there’s no pressure. (Thus I can do this meme.)

40. Favorite Drink? Dr. Pepper with lots of ice.

41. Favorite Sport: To do – Running. To watch: Soccer, especially international soccer in a stadium.

42. Hair Color? Dark Brown

43. Eye Color? Dark Brown

44. Do you wear contacts? Nope, I’m an “old school” eyeglasses chick. Besides, if I tried to put contacts in I would either (a) lose them or (b) poke my eyes out.

45. Favorite Food? Sadly, anything potato-related – mashed potatoes, French fries, potato chips, potato salad.

46. Last Movie You Watched? Do TV Movies Count? I saw Celeste in the City on Saturday . . . two hours of my life I’ll never get back . . . but despite being insultingly stereotypical toward a number of groups, it was still amusing in a cheesy way.

47. Favorite Day of the Year? Any day that I have off and can do anything I want.

48. Scary Movies or Happy Endings? Happy endings! (Thus my enjoyment of Celeste in the City.)

49. Summer or winter? Winter. Love the clothes . . .

50. Hugs or kisses? I’m all about a warm, cuddly hug..

51. What is Your Favorite Dessert? Vanilla ice cream over a warm baked good.

52. Who is Most Likely to Respond? Have no idea . . .

53. Who is Least Likely to Respond? My friend J, since he has no idea I have this blog yet.

54. Where Would You Want to Go on your Next Vacation? On actual vacation? Martha’s Vineyard. Where are we going to go? The K & K 2 week West Coast Tour to visit family in California, Oregon and Washington.

I hereby pass this meme on to whoever feels like doing it. :-)


Anonymous said...

Three things:
1. I agree, Geometry - totally useless for me, I remember nothing!
2. Dr. Pepper is my favorite drink also, why don't more people get the great taste of the doc?
3. I loved that movie Celeste in the City - too cute! Those ABC Family movies are fairly cheesy but always feel-good. You gotta see the one where the girl is looking for a date for her cousin's wedding, forgot the name, but it stars Charisma Carpenter from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," I watched it while in Denmark (yup they get the ABC Family channel out there) - so sweet!
- Virginia Gal

Random Kath said...

I'm so glad to find someone else who likes those ABC Family Channel movies . . . Did you see "Picking Up and Dropping Off"? Unfortunately, I am still quite the Scott Wolf fan from "Party of Five" . . . they also had this odd Christmas movie with Andy Dick that I just LOVED, but they didn't show it this past year. :(

Anonymous said...

I did see "Picking up and Dropping off!" That was cute. I like that girl from Ally McBeal. I also liked the movie with Jason Priestly, with the Bachelor set-up. It was so romantic. Oh did you ever see the one with Kristen Davis (from Sex in the City) at Christmas time, where her husband gets a wish to go back and tell her he loves her and change destiny. It is so sweet. I too am glad to find someone else who likes ABC Family movies 8-)
- Virginia Gal