Tuesday, December 30, 2008

16 Random facts of The Kate

1.) It is 730AM on a Saturday, and I am procrastinating. (this one is no longer true, as I schnagged this from yet another networking site that I don't update often.. so ya.)

2.) I still have the funniest and most enjoyable conversations with my x-fiancee, Henry. My best friend Jeanne and I could finish each others sentences on any given day. I can't go for very long without talking to Erica, Shylah, Lydia or Tonya- and we all tend to not get along with other women.

3.) Although I like Star Trek, I am most definitely not a Trekkie. I am a Star Wars nerd, thankyouverymuch. I am a sci-fi freak, this is a bit of an important distinction.

4.) I plan to retire by 30. Have no idea how it will happen, but ya gotta have goals, man. I also plan to cover the majority of my body in tattoos. I'm about 1/5th of the way there. I already have 14, by the time I'm done, I will have given up counting.

5.) I was fantastic at keeping a regular journal in high school and college. Although I type much faster than I write freehand, it is absolutely impossible for me to keep a blog regularly. I have two blogs, last of which I updated with "Game on" a while ago.

6.) I have two ex-wives. Both are lovely women. I dated their husbands while they were still married (both sets were completely separated), and they are now both great friends. One is tagged in this, because I'd love to see her answers.

7.) I have a room in my house devoted to Nerdery, and nerdkind. It is called the Nerd room. It includes my inaction and action figures, Wii, movies, D&D books, and other assorted nerd paraphenalia. Although I'm not a nerd that keeps things MIB for the value of it, I won't take things out of the box purely for sentimental reasons.

8.) I am going to Jamaica in April. My best friend since the shorty days is getting married, and I am so going. I have bought a prom dress for the occasion. The plan is for her to get married, then the lot of us wander around a beach all dressed up, drinking. I think this is a viable plan.

9.) I've recently started seeing a wonderful man named Mark. We had delicious, delicious sushi for dinner the other night. Mmm.. raw meat and sake.

10.) I hurt my back very badly when I was 25, almost 4 years ago- by being stubborn and stupid. I was in excruciating pain daily for about a year and a half straight. I still can't cross my left leg over the right, I can't sit in a normal chair for longer than an hour or so, and putting on socks is a trial. Be nice to your back, kids. It could happen to you.

11.) I have great friends who put up with me taking their pictures constantly. I recently got a new camera that makes me wiggly in the knees and fairly giggly every time I pick it up. I proposed marriage, but it's staying pretty quiet on the subject.

12.) The closest book to me right now is The Great Outdoor Fight. I've read it three times- I need to go back and read through the archives again. When I first started reading, I caught up from the archives at the Great Handface weekend, and didn't really understand what was going on there for a bit.

13.) I am very obsessive about textures vs flavor of food. I tend to be crazy in the "fun, ha-ha" obsessive ways, rather than over-analyzing and freaking out crazy. No, I didn't go to Med school.

14.) There is an odd smell in my fridge. I would go in and clean it out, but the trolls told me never to come back to their turf.

15.) I have met most people I date on the internets. By extension, most of my friends were, at one time or still are, friends of those people that I dated and I am now friends with. I have remained friends with 90% of the people I've dated. I'm just a friendly person, yo.

16.) I hate text speak, but I speak and type slang. This is quite an impasse, but I do it anyway.


The Savage said...


Heff said...

I think we need a virtual tour of the Nerd Room.

Almighty Kate said...

You go down a short flight of steps and open a standard looking door: directly to your left is a large bookshelf filled with books: upon closer inspection, you find D&D books, and science fiction classics. The top two shelves house the action figures: the first being the Star Wars figures and toys, all of them sans box (doesn't that sound sexy, sans box?)the shelf above being filled with boxed "Inaction" figures, from Kevin Smith/View Askew. Above this bookshelf is a Meatwad pinata. The wall next to the bookshelf includes a Bob Marley flag, with an Alice in Wonderland tapestry next to it, above a large rack of Sci-fi DVDs. This is the Sci-fi/Director specific areas of the collection. Next to that is a small rack of Wii games, namely Guitar Hero III, Mario Party, Mario Kart.. mainly party games. The Wii and Stereo cabinet are directly in front of you as you enter the room: Wii sitting at a sexy, cocked angle as if to say "Yeah.. I want to be played." The TV is next to it. Beside that is the floor-to-ceiling DVD rack, starting with comedy, ending with martial arts. Along the wall to your left, You see a huge woodblock of a woman tied with flames behind her. If you can tear your eyes away from her, you'll see remotes and controllers on the table below her. An original Nintendo (in box) rests below the table proudly displayed. Board games also reside here. The huge "Price is Right" laz-boy is next, which fairly well dominates that half of the room. Behind it is the T-shirt collection, which I tend not to raid as much as I used to: There's currently a stinky hippy inhabitating the nerd room, and all of them pretty much need to be washed, if not for the stinky hippy-ness, then at least for the nicotine fumes he emits. (sigh)

And that... is the Nerd Room.