25 Random Things
Tagged by the great Kitty Kat, these are very random, tmi elements of my personality:
1.) I've never had a driver's license. I've driven cars. I'v hit fences with cars. I've been screamed at by my own sweet mother while trying to drive. But I've never made it to the DMV for a driving test. I want to drive, but it's obviously become a huge issue at this point. HUGE.
2.) I love the sound of my own voice. I will read aloud whenever possible. Even to my cat.
3.) I love the shit out of cats. I talk to them in the street. And they talk back.
4.) I played a Timucuan Indian in Florida's official state play, Cross & Sword at the St. Augustine Ampitheater, while I was 13 and 14. I wore a pantyhose bikini, a long black wig, a moss skirt, and Texas dirt. I sang in Timucuan a song I can still recite...Iti i tini qua nu mona/arabo ne he me itihu..."
5.) I also played Mary Warren in The Crucible when I was 16. After that community theater production, I quit the game while I was ahead.
6.) Following puberty, I wore a bikini on the beach or anywhere else (besides onstage) only once. A black and white-striped bikini. Tim Toman, my pubescent nemesis (he had no idea), made all kinds of fun of me (I had a perfectly proportioned, thin, and appropriately developed 13-year-old body), and I've been wary of swimming attire ever since, I believe. What hell is junior high, I tell you.
7.) I will not write or call you back, for the most part, and I never mean for it to hurt anyone's feelings or anything. I've got this reactive paralysis. I am getting better at answering the phone. But e-mails, ooh lordy. Those are hard.
8.) I would happily bear Elvis Costello's children.
9.) I sometimes pretend I'm in a movie. It makes the surreal elements of my life more bearable.
10.) Ama means love. My middle name Livia, came from Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce. Literary hippie parents!
11.) I am INSANE for candy.
12.) I'm very impulsive.
13.) I've been told I'm hard to talk to.
14.) I sigh all the time.
15.) I have a crush on Barack Obama.
16.) I have a terrible temper.
17.) I'm not as innocent as I look and would like to have you believe.
18.) I used to steal the local museum/church donations around my historical hometown. Plus I'm a reformed shoplifter in general.
19.) I'm pretty good at karaoke.
20.) I know all the lyrics!
21.) I inherited a mouthful of bad teeth.
22.) I bust out my elevated vocab when trying to get what I want with customer service peeps.
23.) I hold grudges for a long time. Another issue.
24.) I know my correct bra size. It's crazy.
25.) I could sleep all day long if you'd let me.
I now tag Dana!