I know I've been tagged for this one before, though I've forgotten by whom. But yesterday I was tagged by my friend Diana and I'd rather play along than work, so here goes.
Seven things about me:
1. I am biomechanically incorrect. I had surgery on my feet when I was five. They (broke and) reset the bones in my feet. That helped, but it didn't fix the problem completely because I am too flexible for my own good. Some people might think that it's good to be super flexible, but I can assure you that it's not as good as it looks in the brochure. I once had a doctor tell me that I am "biomechanically incorrect." Awesome! Thanks, dude! My wonderful husband calls them "show feet" - they're good for show only, not for actual work. I like that, for some reason. Makes me sound delicate and feminine. Or something.
2. My mother wouldn't let me pierce my ears until I was 18. It was a religious thing (on her part). This irked me no end. I wanted to wear giant silver hoop earrings - it was very important. Two weeks before my 18th birthday, I went and got them pierced. I thought she was going to be so mad! She laughed and said she was surprised I hadn't done it before. If I'd known that, I would have.
3. My favorite line from a movie comes from River's Edge. Ok, this is crass, which I don't normally do here. So if you're offended by foul language, please skip to #4, which is much more pleasant.
In the movie, Keanu Reeves is being hassled by his stepfather. Keanu tells him, "You just stay around here to f*** my mother and eat her food." Then, as the argument progresses, he yells, "Motherf*****! FOOD EATER!"
Ever since I saw that movie, the worst insult I can think of to lay on someone is that they are a food eater.
4. I really, really, really want a pretty teacup collection. But every time I see a teacup I like, I don't buy it. Just did that the other day Instead,I got some great things for V: a cradle for her baby dolls, an old suitcase, and a funny hat that I can't wait to take pictures of.
5. My nickname has always been Maya Papaya. People often say to me, "Hiya Maya!" as if I have never heard that before, but I almost always laugh at it anyway. I used to work with a guy who called me Maya Jane, which isn't my middle name, but I actually quite liked. I have also been told that I live in my "own little Maya world," but I don't think that was a compliment.
6. On my desktop, I have a folder called Salinger. In it are all the stories written by JD Salinger that were published in magazines but not in books that I could find on the internet. I haven't read them all yet, but I will. I'm savoring them. There are very few books that I care to read more than once, but occasionally I have to reread everything I can about the Glass family.
7. I used to be funny. Before I had a kid, I was one of the funniest girls you were every likely to meet. Unfortunately, being funny can come at a price (see the last sentence of #5). When I had V, I lost a lot of my funny (you had to be there). It tends to come out, though, when I talk to certain friends on the phone, so I know it's still in there somewhere. I hope it's waiting patiently for me to catch up. But I think a lot of being funny (for me, anyway) has to do with being mean and I don't like to be mean. Not too often, anyway.
You're always supposed to tag people when you do a meme, so I hearby TAG YOU ALL. So na-na.