Friday, October 26, 2007

10 Things

A new friend of mine sent out one of those emails that lists questions that have been answered by the person who forwarded it on. The recipient of the message is to read what the sender wrote, delete this person’s answers, write in their own and forward on. I will admit that I am one of those people who enjoy these emails as I love learning obscure facts about the people in my life. So, here are 10 things that you probably didn’t know about me.

1. I have never eaten a PB&J sandwich. I took a bite once. When I first started dating Mr. Big Momma, he didn’t believe me. He made me take the bite, but I can’t say I was impressed. The PB&J he made was on rye bread and I hate rye bread. I will never go back for another bite.

2. My dream job, meaning dream job that is never going to happen is to be a Formula One driver. Many years ago Mr. Big Momma bought tickets for the Indy race and dragged me along. I have been hooked ever since.

3. I am deathly afraid of birds. I think maybe I saw The Birds a few too many times. But I have to say that I really feel like birds are after me, and want to peck my eyes out. Several years ago I came home to find a bird in our house. It had fallen into the chimney. Mr. Big Momma was out of town, so I called my sister and left her a message saying she needed to come over immediately as I had a wildlife emergency. She still makes fun of me for this. Can’t say I blame her. Last summer Mr. Big Momma and I were in Millennium Park, walking through the gardens when a bird swooped down and tried to attack him. I took off running and screaming bloody murder. Luckily I made it out of MP without a straight jacket on.

4. I have eaten the same breakfast every day for the last 6 years: Slimfast meal replacement bars, cookie dough flavor. A few weeks ago they were on sale at Target so I bought all of the boxes that were on the shelf. The teenage cashier asked if they were for me. He looked me up and down and said, and I quote, “Baby, you don’t need no slimfast bars.” I weep for the youth of today.

5. During the winter when I have on long sleeves, I always have a tissue up my sleeve, just like an old lady. In fact, there are a lot of things I do like an old lady. I think I was born an old lady.

6. I am a self proclaimed trivia expert in one category. Self proclaimed because there is no way to test this because no one, other than maybe my sister cares. It is not something I am very proud of. I know everything there is to know about Beverly Hills 90210. I have seen every episode of all 10 seasons countless times. It is still my guilty pleasure.

7. Growing up, I wished that Scott Baio was my big brother. I wanted a big brother more than anything and I was a huge Happy Days fan. After watching his reality show, I realized that he is a total douche bag and I really was better off without him.

8. I was kicked out of Catholic High School because of my haircut. I was a death chick and I had shaved the back side of my head and grew my bangs until they were really long. All pictures of this time period have been destroyed by me.

9. Although I grew up Catholic, and my uncle is a priest, I am not Catholic. In fact I have been without religion for many years.

10. I am not a Big Momma. Really, I am just a normal sized woman. So why the blog name Clintonville Big Momma? My family gave me this nickname a few years ago. Did you ever see the movie Soul Food? The matriarch of the family in this movie was called Big Momma. She loved having her family over for Sunday dinner and would cook enormous quantities of food. I love nothing more than having people over and cooking/baking for them. I am guilty of cooking 10 times more food than needed. I’ve always wondered if there is a gene that causes this as everyone in my family does the same thing.

So here you have it, 10 things that you probably didn’t know about me. To those of you who know me, I’m interested to know if there is something listed that you didn’t know about me. Let me know in the comments section!


Monique said...

Okay, I knew about half. The tissue one is my favorite. I knew that about you but let it go! I still love ya, you old biddy.

The birds one - had no idea! Good thing you weren't with me and Betsy that one day five black birds were dive bombing one white one. Do they have racism in the bird world?

Monique said...

Oh, and SO bring on the 90210 trivia. Seriously. Look who you're challenging.

And I know it's on every Saturday on SoapNet!

donatelife said...

Sad, but I have some in common, some of the stranger ones. No one ever believes me when I tell them I have never had a PB&J. Not sure why mom never gave them to us. I am guessing they are good, but the idea is gross to me. Give me another 3 months and I can compete with you on Beverly Hills 90210. I will continue to write random trivia for out new game idea that will make us millions.

As far as birds are concerned. I did come to your rescue, but I belive a year or two later I was calling for my own wildlife emergency. I will never admit it, but I do know the movie Birds is probably the scariest movie I have ever seen next to Cujo.

Anonymous said...

If you were a true 90210 fan you would know that it is also on SoapNet M-F, at 3 and 4. So there, bring it!

At least no one can call us liars about the PB&J...most people don't believe me. I can't remember your wildlife emergency???

Anonymous said...

Once we get the game going, we are so going to stay at Chateau la Rue! M-hope you will join us and we can visit April while we are there....

donatelife said...

On the food thing, I did not have cream cheese until 16 and I did not have chinese food until college.

I think the bird was in my basement and when you and Chris got there and opened a door, it flew right out!

Anonymous said...

Momma of Big Momma said....

The PB & J issue is because I never had it as a child, and for some unknown reason I never gave it to you. But believe me when I finally ate one as an adult... I am hooked!!!!

I did not know about the bird issue. Have no idea where that came from. However, I do know that the "Birds" is one of my favorite movies!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering Mother, if you made us watch the Birds, like you did with all of the other B&W classics? Remember your rule??? You would make me give it 10 minutes and if I didn't like it I could move on? I think I was hooked every time!!