Happy Blogiversary to Me! This blog is a whole year old today! Who would have thought I had this much to say….actually those that know me were never in doubt….
It seems appropriate that I share 'Five Things No One Knows About Me' on this day. I was tagged for this meme by Freya from Writing at the Kitchen Table. Just remember: You've been warned!
1. I was a placard-toting, long-haired, sit-in, real-life Viet Nam protester when I was at university. I actually had my face plastered on the front page of the newspaper. Here's the secret part: The photo of me protesting, which so embarrassed my parents, was actually taken of me and my friends hitch-hiking to a bar. I didn't know which would upset Les Parents more: knowing their shy, retiring, sheltered daughter was hitch-hiking….to a bar…..to drink and get rowdy or that said daughter was involved in 'anti-American' politics.
2. Most people who know me know that I love opera and classical music. Some people know that I like Enya and other Celtic singers. No one knows that I love The Grateful Dead, Queen, Janis Joplin, Michael Nesmith and October Project.
3. I once went to a costume or fancy-dress party as 'A Plate of Spaghetti' (always thinking about food). I had a curly brown wig for the meatball, white and red yarn for the pasta, a huge slice of real garlic bread and a collapsible cardboard plate that I wore around my waist. The only problem was that people kept setting their drinks on me!
4. People know that I belong to a book club. People know that I read all the proper books; the books one is proud to show a stranger when asked 'What are you reading?' They don't know I'm a book wh*re and will read anything in print. I've read Homer's 'Illiad' and 'Odyssey' and Virgil's 'Aeneid' (proper) and I've read Terry Pratchet (I love his 'silver horde'), all 12,000 pages of Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time' series and more trashy bodice-rippers than I could possible count. And, unless they're really, truly awful, I keep them all – and re-read them. I average about 3 books a week.
5. Hi, my name is Katie and I'm a Sudoku addict. The harder the better. I bought the "Mensa Guide to Solving Sudoku" and now am familiar with using squirmbags and Gordonian logic to solve the damn things. This is incredibly boring to anyone not addicted to Sudoku. I carry a small book in my bag in case of boredom emergencies.
Okay, there you have it. All of my deep, dark secrets laid bare! Well not all, actually. When I started thinking about this I was rather amazed at all of the little things that have been tucked away, out of site. Most of them will stay that way.
Now, who can I tag with this? Hmmmmm….
In the meantime, to quote Americans everywhere "It's all about me!"