Here's my six things, but first, the rules:
Link to the person who tagged you.
- Post these rules on your blog.
- Write six random things about yourself.
- Tag six random people by linking to their blogs.
- Let each of the six know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment (on their blogs).
- Let your tagger know when your entry is up.
1. I love rabbits.
I just love them. I have a huge weakness for them. Just looking at pictures of them makes me happy. I have had many rabbits as pets, but when the last one died of old age, I just couldn't do it anymore--they are very high maintenance and are very destructive. Dogs are easier and almost as cute. I try not to look at the emails that friends send me of rabbits who need homes because I keep thinking, "Well, maybe ONE MORE wouldn't hurt." (P.S. I also like to eat them. They're yummy! But I've never eaten a pet.)
2. I am afraid of clowns.
Like REALLY afraid. I also hate those "characters" in amusement parks--you know, people dressed as Mickey Mouse, or as Bugs Bunny or whatever. I find them extremely sinister. I hate the fact that there's an actual PERSON in there, looking out through the mouth or neck of this six-foot-tall woodland creature. I even hate people who dress up like stuff to hand out flyers on the street--I've been known to cross the street to avoid this one person who dresses up like a hot dog and hands out coupons. My palms sweat. And clowns are just gross.
3. I have most of a bachelor's degree in music.
I finished all of the music part: a B.Mus. in music performance. Flute, to be exact. Yep, classical music. I did my degree recital, and then when faced with finishing the liberal arts requirements, I copped out and left school. Sometimes I regret it, especially now that I have to go back and do most of them as part of my BSN. Blech.
4. I played guitar in a rock band for almost ten years.
I played in more than one band over the many years I've been playing, but this band was the biggest one I was in. We toured with big national acts, broke up, got back together, tried to get signed to a major label, formed our own label to release albums on, got within a hair of getting a big record deal, drove each other crazy, and then broke up. We were like a little dysfunctional family. I knew it was time to quit when, on the night before a huge showcase, we were all sitting on the floor of our rehearsal space, staring at each other, and our lead singer said, "If I had a machine gun, I'd machine-gun alla y'all right now."
5. I had a drug habit.
Ok, it was more than a habit. One night I was sitting in my room (this was waaaay back when I lived with my band--a failed experiment that only lasted a little while), getting high, when I thought, "This would be a great way to die...I wouldn't mind that at all." The little sensible, sober part of my brain kicked in and said, "what the fuck is wrong with you! What a horrible thing to think!" I immediately got up, flushed the rest of my drugs down the toilet, and began a three-day stint of puking and shitting and shaking and sweating and aches and pains and being completely miserable, while telling my band that I "just have the flu."
6. I kept a piece of my boyfriend's skin in my wallet for about a year--maybe more.
He played hand drums--ashikos, congas, djembes, and had substantial calluses on both palms. He got sick with a fever, and when he recovered, the calluses on his palms started...peeling off. We were at a friend's house, probably drinking more alcoholic beverages than was prudent, and I decided that the best option would be to snip off the skin with nail scissors, much to everyone's revulsion and delight. The whole palm came off in one piece. It was AWESOME. Our host, while amused, said, "What are you going to do with that? I don't want it in my garbage! It's gross!" So I folded it up and stuck it in a pocket in my wallet. And then promptly forgot about it until a loooong time later when going through my wallet. It was all dried out but was unmistakably skin. Kinda neat.
I'm tagging...hmmmm...Cheating Death, Firefighter Girl, Ubergeek, Hip to Code, Tex, and anyone out there who wants to participate!