Wednesday, July 25, 2007


I've been tagged by Terri! Here goes...


1. Post these rules before you give you the facts.
2. List eight (8) random facts about yourself.
3. At the end of your post, choose (tag) eight people and list their names (linking to them).
4. Leave them a comment on their blog letting them know they’ve been tagged!

8 Random Facts About Me

1.) I have a "thing" about spiders. Yes, like many other women, I hate them. It's the way they move...all quick and creepy - YUCK! But here is my ritual when I happen across one: I kill it with the flattest thing available, usually a shoe. THEN, I leave the carcass lie for about a week or so as a warning to all of the other spiders that may be lurking about. That's right, all you damn spiders...I have a shoe and I will use it! (My husband thinks this is the silliest thing he has ever seen and that I am clinically insane...but I maintain that he secretly finds it endearing!)

2.) I am an ice cream and chocolate snob. There are very few brands of ice cream that I feel are worth the caloric intake. If you are going to do it, you'd better do it right, I say! It had better be Graeter's or Ben and Jerry's or I'm really not that interested. Oh yeah, and if you go to Graeter's, please, PLEASE do not torture me by getting some kind of sundae or milkshake or even just adding whipped cream to that perfect creamy concoction. THAT IS BASTARDIZING THE ICE CREAM, PEOPLE! It really gets me going. My darling hubby calls me the Ice Cream Nazi because he always gets a scoop of whipped cream on his ice cream and it drives me insane. You are taking away from the ice cream! Savor it! Each and every bite!

And the same goes for chocolate. Why eat crappy chocolate like Hershey's or Reese's? It just isn't good, people! Stick with some Dove dark, or Ghiradelli or even Godiva if you must. But stay away from the Hersheys, especially the milk chocolate! I don't even think it is actually chocolate. It burns my mouth, it's so sweet....and NOT in a good way!
Cheap ingredients = cheap chocolate. YUCK.

See, what did I tell you? SNOB.

3.) Oral hygiene is very important to me...and I believe VERY STRONGLY that it should be to everyone else too. No one wants you to get close to them if your mouth is stinky. And believe me, they don't want to look at you if your teeth are gross either. Brush and floss, people. It's just not that difficult! And be forewarned, I WILL be checking out your teeth when I first meet you...I just can't help it. Small things like that say volumes about people upon first impressions. A little obsessive? Maybe.

4.) I LOVE DISNEY. Love, Love, LOVE IT!!! If I am within 4 hours of either park, I MUST go. It's like being drawn to the mothership. It's fun, it's clean, and they do it all the skimping on the details. Where else can a full-grown adult go and be expected to act like a child? It's the happiest place on earth, and that's the truth! NOBODY does it better than Disney! (P.S. We are going in August, and I can't wait! It will be Kendall's 3rd time, but Noah's it will be a blast!) Time to bust out the Mickey Ears!

5.) My first car was a 1971 VW Beetle, pale yellow . I loved that car. It was the same age as me! And what an efficient machine. The trunk was in the front, the horn and windshield wiper fluid pressure came from the air in the spare tire(which was also in the front "trunk"), the air and heating vents blew snow in the winter, and the steering wheel was as big as a tractor's. Lap belts only! The windshield was straight up and down, giving you plenty of headroom, and what a rockin' stereo...AM only, baby! I listened to a whole lot of NPR. And let's not forget the signature sound of the Beetle...they sound like they're chirping. All of my friends knew when I was coming from a block away! Ahhhhh, those were the days!

6.) I want to learn to quilt. I don't know why...I just do. It seems like such a daunting task, but I love the look and feel of quilts. One of these days when the kids get a little older, I am going to join a quilting club...I have lots to learn from those ladies!

7.) I have a quick temper. I cannot tolerate people acting or being stupid. I don't like having to repeat myself 3 times, either. I wish this were not true, but it is...and as Dr. Phil would say, "You can't change what you don't acknowledge." So I'm working on it. I promise, I really am.

8.) I want to go on one of those train trips out west. How cool would that be? And since you're not driving, you can spend all of your time LOOKING at the scenery! I've never been out west, so I really want to go...the Grand Canyon, the Badlands, name it, I want to do it. I even want to go fly fishing in Montana! Again...when the kids are a little older!

There you go, folks. Hope you've learned something about me that you find interesting!

Now, on to the tagging...I tag Rick, Logzie, Snowman, Mary Helen, Bonnie, Kate, Lisa, and Kristin. Have fun! Can't wait to find out random facts about you all....



i'll get on this today

Rick said...

I got the memo!

Kristin said...

"bastardizing the ice cream" heh heh. There are certain things I feel that way about too. Like my husband insulting what I think of as a traditional grinder by adding mayo and mustard. Might as well just go to Subway if he's going to ruin something perfectly good that I've made : )

Oh--and thanks for the tag! It'll take me a couple days, but I'll get to it : )

Logziella said...

So funny!!!

"The mothership calling me"...HA! LOL!!

I will need a few days as I get my head back into things...these kind of posts actually take thought...just telling everyone about my day doesn't! HA!

Mary Helen said...

Okay, I'm getting ready to go back to my blog and work on it. I thought your random facts were great.

taking care of 5 said...

Hi. I had to check out your blog since I saw your comment to Logziella about being tagged. I like you! I use the shoe too, but it can't be mine... it must be my husband's. Don't want spider guts on the bottom of any of my precious shoes :)

Yay Ben and Jerry's. Chocolate Fudge Brownie is the best!

Kuckie said...

Thanks, TCO5! Glad you stopped by! Try leaving the spider works, really and truly it does!h

terri said...

Great list! I love your method of dealing with spiders!

And I'm seriously considering becoming an ice cream snob too. If you're gonna do it, do it right. Right?

Kuckie said...

You've got it Terri! Life is too short to eat crappy substitutes!

Joy said...

Tagging sounds fun! Where have I been hiding? Oh yeah, I'm pretty new to blogging.

I enjoyed your random list. Thanks for sharing.

The Goddess In You

Mary Helen said...

Ok, I got mine done. It was fun, thanks for tagging me.

Kuckie said...

You guys are all fun...thanks for commenting! And welcome to the newbies... glad you stopped by!

Logziella said...

Okay, I finally got mine's nothing special but I did complete my task! :0)

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