Tuesday, June 26, 2007


PWADJ tagged me, so I'm supposed to reveal eight things about myself. I'm not a particularly mysterious person, so this probably won't be too exciting....
  1. I always wear comfortable shoes, thus neatly fulfilling a couple of stereotypes at once.
  2. I didn't get a driver's license until I was 29 years old.
  3. I'm only 5 foot 1 (and a half). I know, I blog like I'm much taller.
  4. I used to be a very serious karate student when I was in my early twenties. I trained for some seven years or so, and got as far as second-degree brown belt. I never quite got it together to go for my black belt (I was getting kind of burned out), and then my sensei left town.
  5. The first poem I remember writing was a long rhyming thing about the Apollo space program that I wrote when I was about nine years old. The only lines I remember for sure: "Apollo 11 / Went straight up to heaven." Oh, the humanity!
  6. I don't have a significant other or a religion. I think poetry is both of those. I'm not altogether certain that's healthy, but there you have it. I kind of like it this way, actually.
  7. My first celebrity crush, when I was like six years old, was on Catwoman (from the campy original Batman series with the NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA BATMAN! theme song). Mrrrrowwwrrrr!
  8. I can't watch TV shows about lost or injured or abused animals, even if they get rescued and are OK in the end (like all those Katrina animal-rescue stories). I think about the poor scared animals and I just can't stand it. I know, I'm way too much of a softie.
Okay, that's eight. I kind of hate these things, so if you want to be tagged, consider yourself tagged!


poet with a day job said...

Thanks for playing even though you hate it! I can't tell you how many times I've cried on Jet Blue because I watched too much Animal Planet. All they play these days are those shows! Talk about the humanity! (I kind of like your eleven/heaven rhyme).

Again, have fun in P-Town - Carl P. is one of my favorite poets. I have all his books (except the new selected).

bill said...

This is a great meme. I have done my part!

Anonymous said...

Mr Dybka and I can't watch those shows either. :(

Julie Newmar or Eartha Kitt? :D

Jessie Carty said...

You do blog like you are much taller :)

Radish King said...

It's why I hate Disney movies. The animals always die at the end.

Anne said...

Hee. Thanks, y'all!

Jilly: Um, both please? :D (actually I *think* the original crush-object was Julie Newmar.)