Monday, March 26, 2007

Seven Weird Things About Me

1. I never liked my nickname, Katie, until well into adulthood. (Now I like it a lot.) Around the age of, oh, I think it was ten or eleven, I even attempted to convince my relatives to call me Kathy. I have one aunt who still reminds me of this when I visit.

2. I like eating ice cream with a scoop of creamy peanut butter. This does not seem weird at all to me, but Mr. Honey says it is.

3. I prefer indexes to tables of contents, and will always check the index first if there is one.

4. I get completely engaged and entranced with performing music or reciting poetry, acting, etc., unless someone else is in the room. Then, despite efforts to the contrary, I get self-conscious and begin to watch myself, and generally make a lot more mistakes. A person's ability to affect me in this way fades as I get to know him or her better and feel accepted and comfortable. It's an insecurity thing. I play some of my best piano pieces when I am alone in the house. Occasionally now, I am able to collect myself and refocus even with strangers in the room, but rarely. I also get flustered in discussion groups when everyone starts listening to me at once. I would rather talk while most folks' focus is elsewhere. The weirdest part about this is that I always have something to say and really feel a need to say it. I guess that's why I like blogging so much. At least I can't see who is "listening."

5. I cannot watch violence or horror in movies or on TV without being adversely affected (mentally) for an extended amount of time. I avoid those kinds of movies like the plague. In the case of movies with violence necessary to the plot, ie., Lord of the Rings, etc., I close my eyes and sometimes even plug my ears so I cannot visualize what is going on. (I think, "Okay, there is a battle right now," so I don't mess up the plot sequencing in my mind, but that's as far as I let myself go.) I had nightmares for a month after watching Poltergeist, my one foray into horror movies. I don't mind reading about violence and horror, though, as long as I remind myself not to visualize it. Sometimes horrible news items will affect me the same way, even if I don't see pictures, because my mind draws the picture before I remember to turn my imagination off.

6. I do not wear shorts, and I mostly wear Keds sneakers, even in the summertime. (I just wore heels two days in a row for the church meeting, and my feet are still letting me know it.)

7. When a word is used over and over in a presentation, I often find myself typing it onto my lap or the table with my fingers. I play repeated musical motifs on a pretend piano when listening to music sometimes as well.

And a bonus~

8. Sometimes I get confused and call mowing the lawn vacuuming. (Hey, they are very similar!)

So now. There it is. Thank you to Lindafay and the DHM and the others I cannot remember who have done this meme. Does anyone else have any weirdness to confess?

7 comments:

JLW said...

I'm actually very similarly weird like you in 4, 5, and 7. Jason would be proud of you not wearing heels much!

Mother Auma said...

My friend! I might've known you would be similar.

lindafay said...

Thanks for playing along.

(Love the lawn vacuuming!)

G.L.H. said...

I tell my son to "vacuum" the lawn, too!

Phyllis said...

What's weird about eating peanut butter with ice cream? :-)

Mother Auma said...

Thank you, Phyllis! Score one for the pb-and-ice-cream crowd!

Mother Auma said...

G.L.H., that is the first time I have ever heard of anyone else who calls mowing the lawn "vacuuming." I'm glad to see I am not alone in my confusion!