Wednesday, November 16, 2011

7 Things You Probably Don't Know About Me

Last week, Stacy Henrie awarded me the Versatile Blogger award. I luckily discovered Stacy's blog a few months ago - and have been a devoted reader ever since. I also took my cue to blog every Wednesday from her - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right Stacy?

As a recipient of this very prestigious award, I am supposed to share 7 things about myself. Here goes:

1- I have, perhaps, the most awkward high-school dance pictures. Case in point:
                            Note the position of my date's right hand. And if this isn't enough, there's this one:

                                                        Note our, um, height disparity.

2 - I was eighteen years old and a high-school graduate before I received my first kiss. However, after viewing above pictures, this probably is not surprising.

3- I know all of the lyrics to Lisa Loeb's Stay by heart.

4 - When I worked at a family practice in South Bend, Digger Phelps insisted that I be fired after I attempted to collect his co-pay. Oh, you don't know who Digger Phelps is? Neither did I. Apparently, the former basketball coach of Notre Dame, and current ESPN commentator, thinks he's kind of a big deal.

5 - I am a runner. I ran track and cross-country in high-school and college. I still run, although my training now is much less rigorous.

6 - Once, on a date, the waiter brought by the dessert tray and stated that the slice of chocolate cake served 4 people. This was during my track star days, and I had something of an appetite. I asked the waiter if he had ever seen anyone finish the cake alone. He hadn't. I said I thought I could do it. He said, if I could, he wouldn't charge my date for the cake. Then, he plunked down a ginormous slice of chocolate cake in front of me. I, with some effort, polished it off. I don't think my date was as impressed with this accomplishment as I was.

7 - I am a terrible laundress. Washing, folding, and putting clothes away is too much for me. Matching socks is a lost cause. My current strategy is to store the socks in one of those recyclable cloth grocery bags. The low light of my day is watching my husband fish through the bag for two of a kind before he rushes off to work.


  1. Kim--I love it! Great pictures :) My guess is that you aren't the only one with horrid pictures. Laundry is the bane of my existence too. I store up all the clean unfolded laundry all week long and then make my kids and hubby fold it for FHE. I call it "The Folding Festival".

  2. Love your list, Kim, and the pictures! I know I've got some awkward ones from high school too - and I didn't get my first kiss until I was 20. :)

  3. Angie - Oh, that's a good idea! I think I'm at the point where I need extra hands to get the job done :)
    Stacy - You were a member of the VL club, too? I think we just must have had really high standards...

  4. Congrats on the award! You are so funny, and brave. I don't think I'd share my high school prom pic, yuck! And the laundry thing? I agree completely. I think they should make a machine that folds everything so all I have to do is put it away. Still, it'd probably stay in a basket in my bedroom. : )
    I love that you ate the whole chocolate cake. I would have done the same. Yum!

  5. Oh my we go.

    Those pictures are priceless. That hand that is just floating, LOL!

    I think it's great when people last so long for a first kiss. What's the rush?

    I know all the lyrics to Stay as well. I consider myself a pretty good mimic.

    I have no idea who that guy is. I hope you didn't get fired because people should always pay co-pay, especially rich people.

    I'm a reluctant runner. I usually want to vomit afterwards. But check out the legs in those pics. You were meant to run!

    Go KIM!

    The laundry is the bane of most women's life (can you imagine what it USED to be like?!?!) My husband NEVER matches socks but just dumps them in a little round laundry basket. After years of being married to this, I've just given up. Most socks nowadays get tossed in there.

    And you are awesome :)

  6. Hahahahahahaha!!! I love your pics! I almost laughed myself to tears with that poor second dude, teetering there on that step.

    Sadly, I got my first kiss in the third grade, which would have been fine if I would have stopped then. But I just kept on kissing that watermelon until I was practically perfect in a Barry Poppins sort of way.

    Digger Phelps? Really?! How can you live in South Bend and not know who Digger Phelps is? I would have fired your butt. Family practice? Your family ought to be ashamed.

    In my house, we don't fold socks and we never bother matching them. Don't look under my pants. (That sort of sounds dirty, but it's not. I never wear dirty socks). ;)

  7. 'Then, he plunked down a ginormous slice of chocolate cake in front of me. I, with some effort, polished it off. I don't think my date was as impressed with this accomplishment as I was.'

    This was excellent for a good chuckle. Loved this post, Kim!

    And I think the HS pics are just lovely. Really capture an era both in time and in a life. Very, very sweet post. (Except for the too-big-for-his-britches sports guy. Don't know what to think about that ...)

  8. This post is going in my "For a Bad Day" folder--to cheer me up then just like it does now! I love, love, love the pictures and all the info. Can there be a part 2 to this post?

  9. For some reason I thought you got your first kiss before you graduated. I also remember you telling me how fun it was! :) Love that picture with Brian,,,,,can't believe he didn't dare touch you. Was he the guy that witnessed you eat the chocolate cake? So fun to read this stuff about you! I hope we see each other soon!

  10. I read that last one about the socks out loud to my husband. He can sympathize with your husband - I'm a terrible laundress as well!

    Those pictures are great - your date's hand in the first one is classic!

  11. Those pictures are great! Congrats on the award! Thanks for stopping by Live To Write. I'm glad you liked my Karen Carpenter reference. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. I love the pictures! I am pretty sure there is a rule that states that writers do not match you are just following the rules! My husband recently told me to just buy all socks the same brand, same color so that no matter which two he pulled it it would be sure to match. Not a bad idea if he wore the same color every day.
    So funny about the chocolate cake! This was such a fun post to read about! Thanks!

  13. Love it Kim! You are so funny! Way to put it all "out there".