I enjoy a random fact post every once in a while. Just so I can remind everybody what a weirdo I really am. This meme is being spread around the blogosphere like a rainbow cupcake that was shat by owls wearing thrifted bowties singing a Gotye song. So here I am participating because I can’t pass an opportunity like that up! Some of this stuff you may already know about me if you have been reading my blog since the beginning. Get ready for some unfiltered thoughts.
I have somewhat lost interest in holidays. They come and go and I usually don’t participate in any of the festivities. Usually it is just the mister and I while the rest of the family is out of town or doing their own thing. We would if we were invited but usually we just end up with a low-key night to ourselves, which we don’t complain about. I think this happens when you are 30 and don’t have kids. It used to make me sad that we were being excluded. But now we have our own little traditions and ways of celebrating.
Up until high school, I had to check behind the shower curtain before going to the bathroom. I was sure that Norman Bates was waiting for me in there. This probably had something to do with my early exposure to horror films. My sister and I watched Pet Cemetery when our parents weren't home and I jumped about a thousand feet in the air when it started getting scary. But I love love being scared by movies. Even if it gave me paranoid habits. Now I torment the mister when we watch scary movies. I scream and grab him when things are getting really intense to see if I can scare the crap out of him. I usually do. When we watched The Ring, I hid in the closet in a contorted position in the corner and it scared the crap out of him. I have an evil streak.
Kyle McLachlan is my step-cousin. Like Agent Cooper from Twin Peaks! Which is all of sudden popular again which is crazy! My mom tried watching it when it was on and she thought it was too weird. I was too young but recently watched it for the first time. It has been 16 years since I have seen him because sadly, his step-mother and my aunt passed away from breast cancer when I was 13. One of these days I am going to have to search through the family photo albums for pictures of him.
I stress out about time. I worry that I am never going to have enough time to do things. I am not busy all the time because I do like to have my down time to relax and be a lazy ass. But I always feel like there is never enough time. Not enough time to sleep or get ready to get somewhere in time. Not enough time to finish things before it is time to go to bed. Not enough time during the weekend to have fun. The only time I don’t feel like there is not enough time is at work. Funny how that works!
I used to be really involved with church. I was a Christian and went to all the shows, festivals, mission trips and was a youth group leader. This is terribly embarrassing but in high school I wore a shirt that said “Abortion is Mean” and I broke my foot skanking at a Christian rock concert. I think it was The W’s and Five Iron Frenzy that was playing that show. The mister was in a band and was on a compilation with Joy Electric that was being sold at Christian Supply. But we have completely walked away from it over the last several years. I am not sure what I would now define my religious views as. Probably Atheist if I had to, maybe Humanist. It's not like I made a conscience choice to follow a set of rules so I can fit into a label. I don’t look down on traditions and the importance of religion to other people. My opinion is fairly neutral regarding some of the core beliefs and what people choose to believe. But the influence and politics of religion weighs heavy on my heart and I disagree with a lot that is done and said in the name of it. I think we should be more worried about treating people with respect and love and not earning our ticket to heaven or “saving” them. I think science is important and valuable. I am a huge supporter of gay rights and women’s rights. I used to be a different person and I am much happier with whom I have become. The sacred heart tattoo on my chest represents my past life, and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Although I have been away from the church for a while, I think people still associate me with my prior involvement but if you really knew me, you would know that isn’t me anymore.
Oh boy, this got really deep and long! Here are some quick and light-hearted factoids. If I see something tasty on TV, I want to eat it for my next meal almost every time. If I wear socks, they never match. I was a very good student and did well in math and english but sucked at chemistry and biology. I secretly wish all the cats loved me more and cuddled with me all the time. Fortunately, Sandy is glued to my side and that makes me happy. I am trying to figure out a pen name or pseudonym to use online and for my writing as my last name and am coming up empty. Maybe I can just be Rachele, like Cher. Maybe I will just give in and use my real name. Decisions! My husband is my best friend and he means the world to me. I don't know what I would do without the snooze button on alarms. I think I am a pretty good singer, at least when I am singing along in the car. I am an expert Googler. I don't like eating apples very much but am forcing myself to. I heard they help with acid reflux. I love watching crime dramas. I have a sweet tooth. I think there should be more movies, TV shows and books where a woman doesn't depend on a man to tell her who she is. I almost couldn't finish an episode of King of Queens because Doug was telling Carrie how to do her hair and she changed even though she loved it! It was also short and all the men had an aversion to it and short hair in general. It made me angry. I didn't fart in front of the mister for almost the first year of our relationship. He often wonders how in the heck I didn't explode. I don't know who I was kidding trying to act like a dainty flower. I can be as goofy as I look in the photo at the top of this post. And that is all I got. Oh lordy, don't judge me. I am just more lovable now, right?