I am doing a meme suggested at Jane's blog. I'm supposed to tell you five things you don't already know about me, but since I divulge about 9,000 things about myself to you everyday, I'm changing it to five things you may or may not already know about me. (and nowhere in the rules does it talk about whether you have to care about any of these things, so don't feel any pressure)
1.) When I get all excited, I make the rock/Texas Longhorns hands. It has been kind of embarrassing in the past when I've done it in front of people I don't know very well. I did it at the Mill during Ondine's going away party and one of her friends asked, "Did you just make rock hands?" Uh, why yes I did. How do you explain that uncontrolled action to someone you don't know very well?
2.) I don't like mushrooms. I may have briefly mentioned that I don't like foods that taste like dirt and I've even gone so far as to classify these foods into subspecies. (ie spicy foods that taste like dirt - radishes and nutty foods that taste like dirt - hazelnuts) Of course, mushrooms would fall into the category of slimy foods that taste like dirt.
3.) Behind my cold, wanna-be bad-ass, aging punk rock exterior, I cry easily. This is not surprising to my family members, but apparently friends and co-workers find it odd. Once I related a story to a co-worker about a time when I was driving in the snow on a country road and slid into a ditch. When I mentioned that, even though I wasn't hurt, I still cried like a baby afterwards, the woman I was telling said, "Oh, I can't imagine you ever crying." I really wanted to call my sister and make the woman repeat what she said over the phone as proof, but there was no time for that at work.
4.) I can be very girly about certain things. Namely, I love hot bubble baths and lotions and candles. If I can get all the various item's stink to match, it makes me very happy.
5.) Of course, I will never be famous myself, but I have waited on many famous people and that makes me super cool, right? Here is a list of celebrities I have served: Robin Williams, Punky Brewster, Bert Parks, Marilynne Robinson, Jorie Graham, the band Berlin (guess which year in the eighties that was?), Jan Michael Vincent, Vanna White, members of the band Luna, Cheech Marin, Alice Walker's daughter, and I made Husker Du's meal one night at The Mill.