Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Truth And No Dare

I have received another award!  

My dear friend Linda, from Shoes For An Imaginary Life, has passed this award to me.  I get to offer up more truthiness, and lay down 7 facts about me. I personally think that there is a conspiracy, and people out there are trying to figure out who I really am.  Because, well, EVERYONE wants to know who I am.  Right?  Damn you, Linda, another round of truth or dare without the dare part!  But at least we’ll always have that one game of spin the bottle back in middle school, right?  Now that I think about it, Linda did kind of double dog dare me to write this post.  So here goes....

Freaky Factoids:

I’m the tallest person in my family.  By a few inches taller.  I’m also the only left hander.  My sister (my only sibling) and I are both light hair, light eyed, and our parents are dark haired, dark eyed.  We suspect the mailman.....

I have was never suspended in school.  Detentions, ruler across the knuckles, paddled, but never suspended.  I went just up to the line, but never crossed it.  Well, never got caught is more accurate.  :-)

My view on all things romantic is really skewed.  It always has been.  No surprise that I’m disappointed in that portion of my life.  Often.  Hope springs eternal.(See?  I’m totally screwed.) It was, at one point, an occupational hazard, and to some measure, still is.

Something I’ve learned from my parents, and carry with me to this day:  Don’t ask the question, if you don’t want the answer.  Please, local musician types, don’t ask me what I thought of your set.  The answer will likely not be favorable.

Some of my favorite cities:  Phoenix, Arizona.  The way the sand and green grass and mountains all play together is simply something marvelous to behold.  Make sure you get a window seat, and be awake for your approach to the airport.  Magnificent!

Chicago, Illinois.  Diversity, small town feel to some of the suburban areas, yet this expansive downtown, the miracle mile, and the museums.  Oh yeah.  Giordanos Deep Dish Pizza, FTW!

The Florida Keys.  Peaceful evenings sitting at end of the keys watching the sun set, sipping on umbrella drinks.  If I had been a pirate, I wouldn’t have minded being marooned there one bit.

New York City.  I could live there.  Maybe I do, who knows?  :-)  It is without question the greatest city in the nation.  It has everything you could ever dream.  As an urban explorer, NYC excites me.  So much to see and do, and it’s ever changing, evolving, and just down right fun.  I also like driving in NYC.  Because it’s as close to NASCAR as I’ll ever get.

I am a motorcycle enthusiast.  I’m not a biker. Bikers have leather vests, leather skin and poor manners.  I’m also not a poseur.  I didn’t buy a bike for the instant cool factor.  I didn’t buy 800 dollars worth of tshirts and jackets. I bought a bike because they can be beautiful in their simplicity.  They are fun to tinker with, modify, customize and create.  So, I guess I’m more of a gearhead than anything else.  I change my own oil, and always wear a helmet.  (more on why later this year.)

I like my job.  More accurately, I have truly enjoyed a large majority of my career.  I have few regrets in that area. This month, however, happens to be our busiest month of the year.


  1. Hey there, poem partner! What a post! I knew I like you for a reason - all awesome things come from the NYC! And Chicago - beautiful! And I'm thinking that there is more "crossing the line" than you are willing to admit here..... :)

  2. *claps and giggles like a little girl*

    Yay this uncovering the truth is fun!

    I think I came from the mailman too...Either that or I just got the shit end of the genetics, because I come from a family with a healthy dose of native american blood and I ended up a pasty ass white girl while the rest of my siblings are very tan.

  3. @Brandi - me too... same situation. Native American heritage, but the color of porcelain. I think we were robbed of that lovely tan skin. :oP

  4. Yellocoyote, we were robbed indeed!

    Ive even got freckles and a red tint to my hair (thank goodness enough native american came through to make it dark brown with just the red tint instead of a ginger)

  5. My first kiss... How could I forget...

    But always remember, e.t.... I have pictures.

    Truth or dare? ; )

  6. KMCaffee- Who me? Hide the truth in my posts? Oh I would never do something like that... *evilgrin*

    Brandi & Yellow- My pasty sisters, I too, could go for some darker pigmentation.... But no spray on tanning for me, cuz that's just eewwww...

    Linda- Kitten, please tell me you're kidding about the pictures. PLEASE! Say it's not true! I am shuddering at the possibility of my spike mullet being revealed....

  7. Oh definitely produce a picture, Linda! easily confused by photos, i was not picturing light hair or eyes. i always try to figure out what online people look like, and i am shockingly bad at it. (phoenix is lovely - agreed.)

  8. Oh sure, encourage her, HM! Gahh, instigator!!