Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I take slowly to being tagged.

Darren, my #1 fan, tagged me while I was in Florida, and I guess that means I have to tell you 8 things about myself that you wouldn't already know by reading my blog - but as I've said before, I'm pretty absent-minded and without some structure, don't think I'll get all the way through, so I'm using the more popular lists of four so that at least I have to follow something and I don't go and tell you all about my obsession with armpit hair or my absolute loathing of words like milk and armpit... so here goes:

Four jobs I've had:
1. Shot Bitch - actually, shot girl, but I always called them shot bitches and so when I applied, I put shot bitch on the application for position applying for - and so my manager always called me the shot bitch. And not so lovingly, either . . . at Iguana Cantina in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2. Head Line Gluer for JK Finishing Company in Pine Hills (Crime Hills) - had to hide in the back room one night because we got a call threatening a drive by shooting. Everyone got mad because I was the only white girl and I got the head gluer position - but little did they know that I was just a damn good gluer.
3. Night shift Information Specialist for Radiology Department at SMMC. Best games of Spades I've ever played.
4. Assistant Director of the University of Miami Hurricanettes.

Four places I have lived:
1. Merriam, KS - when I first moved here, I thought that's what Kansas City was - this little suburban town where everyone drove Suburbans and shopped at WalMart SuperCenters or the mall and called Mexicans beaners and hated Jews . . . very charming little place. Was told Missouri was the bad part of town.
2. Apopka, FL - from 2nd - 12th grade. It means "The Big Potato" - I won a Poster Contest in 4th grade at the annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival (Apopka is the Indoor Foliage Capitol of the World - check it out!) with my slogan - "Roots are Better than Fruits" comparing Apopka to NYC - oh yeah, folks . . . and later on used that same slogan to defend myself against a rather rude boy who was making fun of my hair.
3. Lauderdale by the Sea, FL - lived right on the Intercoastal and would wake up every morning and go down to the dock and have breakfast watching the sun rise over the ocean, go play pinacle with the old ladies at my aunts hotel, bathe in the sun and have drinks by the pool. I'm definitely living my life backwards.
4. Kansas City, MO - I freakin love it here. Live in Brookside - a mile away from everything I need . . . wouldnt mind living a little more north and if it were up to me I'd live right on the Missouri River in the First and Main lofts - but it's great here. There is a community here - people give a shit about what happens around here and even reluctantly give a shit about each other. It's small town in a big city. We've got problems, but look at all of you out there trying to fix them - or at least bitching about them.

Four Places I've been on vacation:
1. Schwartzwald - Deutschland - went on a trip with school and stayed with the most Americanized family I know - modern house straight from the 70's full of glass - right next to the goats. Was so excited to practice my German, but the mom of the family was an English teacher and loved practicing her American English. It was the trip where I was steeped in my liberalism then made fully aware of the liberties we do have here in america. Stupid girl at tho photo developing place developed all my black and white film as color and so I have no pictures from then, but I am forever changed.
2. Chicago - best weekend trip - by train - stay at the Hotel Allegro.
3. Orlando - Disney is pretty magical when you've got a 3 year old in tow - and free tickets! Sea World is my favorite and I never miss a chance to go to Epcot.
4. San Diego - always wanted to marry someone with the last name go - San Francisco, Monteray Bay - CA

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Jalapeno Dip from Jalapenos
2. Fried Pickles - no one makes them like Cock of the Walk Riverboat Restaurant
3. Hot Buffalo Wings from Gator's Dockside (but I am now a vegetarian who only allows herself pork on occasion, so it's a good thing these are so far away)
4. Sweet Tea - I know it's not food, but give me sweet tea and crushed ice and nothing else on a deserted island - I'll be in heaven before I croak.

Four places I would rather be:
1. Jazz Fest in New Orleans
2. Savannah, GA with my mom, my sisters, nieces and daughter
3. In Washington DC graduating with my law degree
4. At an Orlando Predators vs Kansas City Brigade Game in the Sprint Arena singing "Welcome to the Jungle!"

Anyway - that's all for now. I'll be revealing many more interesting facts in the future. I don't know if they will be more interesting, or if there will just be more of them . . . i'll get back to you on that one.


"The D" said...

'bout time good grief!

Good job! Very informative.

I've been to Jazz fest it's pretty cool.

Ms. Mamma said...

Now we know you must be total hotness to be a Shot Bitch! I'm a vegetarian, too.

KC Sponge said...

Ms. Momma - I wish that were true - but it was also 8 years ago, so the hotness was a lot more attainable then! =)

KC Sponge said...

And Darren - that Predators comment was for you . . . you didn't even bite. =(

"The D" said...

Wait? What? Huh? What just happen here? I'm confused.

I don't speak hot chick Jedi Mind trick. So yea, I missed it.

What's even worse is that I still don't get it.

KC Sponge said...

You're the biggest - I mean, only - Brigades fan that I know - and being the Orlando Predator's biggest fan here in KC (I'm sure of it - I took a poll the last time they were here) I thought I'd rile you up.

Bring it.

(that's all . . .)

I'm taking in all the happenings in Kansas City and saving you all the trouble . . . I'll let you know whether to soak it up or squeeze it out!!