Monday, January 29, 2007

six things about ME

So, here are six unusual things that you may not know about me.

1. I am terrified of being tickled.
If I am tickled, I go a little crazy and panic... man, my heart is racing even as I type this. When I was a young girl, I witnessed my friend being held down by her two foster brothers and tickled till she cried. It obviously affected me so deeply, that I view it as being torturous to this day.

2. I bought my first car when I was 20 years old... sight unseen. A '62 Chevy Impala!
I had met Randy a couple months before I went back to Wisconsin for the summer in 1978. Randy's Mamaw Bean died that summer and they asked if I wanted to buy her car for $500! She was the original owner... and the clear bubble plastic seatcovers had never been removed... and it was as big as a boat... and it was a standard on the column! Yikes! So every Sunday afternoon for a month, Randy would take me out on remote desert roads and teach me to drive my new car. Man, I loved that car! Oh btw, Randy was driving a '69 Dodge Charger at that time.

3. I have such respect for teachers and doctors, that you wouldn't know me in their presence.
First of all, I am really outgoing but I get so weird and timid around teachers and doctors that I am hardly able to speak with any intelligence. So Randy would always go with me to the kids Dr. visits and school conferences. Otherwise he would ask how it went and I would have been so intimidated and nervous that I could hardly remember what they had said.

4. I cannot go to movie theaters.
I have been to one movie in the past 6 years and that was "The Passion of Christ". I am sooo hyper-sensitive to sound and movement that I want to do bad things to people that are unwrapping candy, coughing, munching, slurping, talking or moving... and don't get me started if a cell phone goes off. Not good...

5. I mix my metaphors. All the time.
Once when Randy and I were discussing a family's financial hardship, I said "I can't believe they bought that... they don't have a penny to pee on!" And yes, there are dozens more!

6. And last but not least, I say and do unusual things without thinking.
Years ago, when answering machines were new, I was forced to leave a message on someone's answering machine and I think because of the quiet tone of my voice, I ended the message by accidently saying "In Jesus name, Amen" and hung up the phone. I was mortified when I realized what I had just done!


Sandy said...

You are hilarious!! Very fun. Someone tagged me a while back but I really want to keep my mission of my blog, and stick with the TEN C's right now. :) I'm so tempted to deviate and post all my bargain/thrify finds, but ... not for now.

Hope said...

That was so funny! I can relate to a couple of these..2 and 3. I had a big ole Chevy Impala that I drove for 13 years!
I am just a lurker but I always enjoy your blog.
Thanks for the laugh!

NanAZ said...

Great ones Linda! That's why we love you so much! I'll add another one. Every encounter you have is either the BEST EVER or the WORST EVER. I've never heard you talk about anything as being average. We just adjust our expectations according to our past experience on your "Linda scale".

Love you girl!

Tiff said...

Oh My, thank you, I actually laughed out loud at #6, my 3yr old kept asking what was so funny. I can so relate to it, I hate answering machines. Plus I rarely talk on the phone to anyone but my hubby or my sisters or mom, in which we always end the conversation with "Love you, bye". Can be a little embarassing when you say it so the Dr.'s office receptionist who was only calling to confirm an appointment.

Angie in AZ said...

Oh LInda, I"m trying not to pee my pants! ROFL!!!! And it's a good thing for you I wasn't eating and trying to read this at the same time or I would have choked to death and you would be resposible!
Now I have to think of my 6 things....

kristen said...

I can really really relate to the movie theater one I just don't go!!!! You are too funny..miss ya

Nancy said...

I had a Chevy Impala too. It was an ugly beige color and it did not have power steering so it was hard to drive. Thanks for the memories.

Gypsy Purple said...

Enjoyed this...nice visit


Sarah and Jack said...

Oh my! Number 6 really made me laugh.

Peta said...

Penny to pee on! That is fantastic!

autum said...

Oh this is so funny!!! The last one especially.
My husband has a 68 charger. It was his first car and he's had it since he was 15 (he's 42 now)