Wednesday, October 19, 2005

A Dixie tag

Twenty random things about me:
  1. I eat ketchup on my macaroni and cheese.
  2. Imagination is not my strong suit -- which probably explains why most horror movies don't scare me.
  3. I've lived in the South my entire life (except for a few years) and still don't have a Southern accent.
  4. I'm not looking forward to the day when the only way of getting music is by downloading, even though I use downloading services, because I love cd/album cover art.
  5. The only horror novel that ever scared me was Stephen King's Salem's Lot and I've read a lot of horror.
  6. I still avoid cracks in sidewalks because of the "step on a crack, break your mother's back" thing.
  7. I learned to swim when I was 4 because at 4 I was fearless -- not so true now.
  8. The song Edelweiss from Sound of Music always makes me cry when I watch that movie but only when they are singing it on stage.
  9. The French national anthem as sung in Rick's Cafe in Casablanca also makes me cry -- apparently I'm a sucker for love of one's country like that.
  10. I don't live anywhere near my family; I used to think I would like that -- turns out I don't.
  11. I love New York.
  12. I will travel six hours to hear someone I truly love, like Taj Mahal, in concert.
  13. I won't share my blog address with my family (even though I know they could find it) because I don't want my son, who is a wonderful writer, to find out what a truly bad writer I am.
  14. I've never been afraid of the dark -- I like the dark in fact.
  15. My favorite Christmas movies are various versions of A Christmas Carol; even some of the cheesy ones (except the western one with Jack Palance -- that one was really bad.)
  16. I was 45 before I first had a martini and that was in New Orleans -- it was fabulous.
  17. My husband thinks I'm an alien because I never saw any of the tv shows that are touchstones to him, like the Patty Duke Show and I Love Lucy, until I was an adult.
  18. If I were told I could be any age I wanted to be and stay that age, I'd pick 33.
  19. I hate my hair.
  20. On the subject of hair, I've always been a closet redhead.


Dixie said...

I've just read twenty reasons confirming why I've always thought you were a cool person.

Katya said...

You are so sweet! :) And you made me laugh when I was a little down -- you always do that. How do you do that?

BabelBabe said...

salem's lot scared the piss out of me too - i slept with a crucifix next to my bed for months after reading it, and to this day i do not look outside my bedroom window at night without thinking of that book.

my mom used to say her forties were her best decade. i am 35 so don't yet know about that, but i would be happy being 35 forever.

i love yourlist.

Katya said...

Thanks bb -- forties haven't been so great for me but I loved my thirties.

With Salem's Lot, it did NOT help that I was reading it late at night and friends of mine who were working security saw my light on and tapped on my window just when I was reading the part where Danny Glick scratches on someone's window!

Dixie said...

I was thinking today about your list and how with a few exceptions (I'm shuddering over the ketchup on the mac and cheese thing) it could have been written by me.

I love album art as well. I hated it when vinyl went by the wayside because I loved how bands would actually put some effort in making great covers.

Katya said...

Most people do shudder at the mac and cheese thing but I've always eaten it that way -- my daughter does too.

About album art -- my department head and I did an exhibit on jazz in the library -- we both coincidentally brought Miles Davis' Seven Steps to Heaven. I brought the cd; she brought the album. It was amazing how much better the cover of her album looked.