I cleaned the cat’s litterbox yesterday, and he showed his customary pleasure when using the fresh sand for the first time. Here was uncharted territory—virgin sand. OK, cats lead a rather boring life, but that’s about how I felt yesterday when I was tagged for the first time on Facebook (purring). My friend, Joan was daring me to participate in a little social experiment by listing 25 things about myself that others may not already know.
Among my 25 was the fact that I used to belly dance in college. What I didn’t mention is that I also wanted to become a nun after college. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find an order of belly dancing nuns. Since dancing involved drinking, and nunning did not, I decided to skip the cloistered life in favor of taking tequila shots while doing hip shimmies.
Also not on the list is that I know the proper way to clean a squid. Who knew that you had to squeeze right behind the eyes to pop the beak out? If it weren’t for my Spanish cooking class, I would have committed the social faux pas of serving crunchy and eyebally paella.
I used to own a horse. After some unpleasant experiences with farriers, I learned to shoe her myself. This would have been a great accomplishment, except that I was really bad at it. She had a trot that would rattle your spine, and a tendency to head for low hanging branches when you were riding her. I had to sell her when I got married, and haven’t felt the need to knock myself in the teeth with alder branches ever since.
Rounding out the list is that I’ve seen my grandmother naked on many occasions: not something that many people would care to admit. She was the chaperone for the communal saunas, so the trauma amounted to serial emotional abuse that left me wanting to poke my eyes out.
I’m not really sure what the advantage is to you if you “like” me, but it would definitely create more cute little pictures on my sidebar. I would encourage you to help make me look popular by clicking on the thumbs-up button.
Now that you know more about me than you ever wanted to, please let me know some obscure facts about you. I don’t think that it will win me any points on the Jeopardy show, but I’ve enjoyed learning more about my friends. Beth, put down the peanut butter, back away slowly, and nobody gets hurt.