Friday, February 15, 2008

weird facts about me, #15-21

How can I resist someone who calls herself Tootsie Farklepants (even in Glamour magazine comments) when she asks me to reveal my weirdness? Even after I've already scared up some peculiarities for List #1 & List #2, there is always something more to be said.

RULES: List seven random and/or weird facts about yourself. Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs [this will not happen here; play if you want - post your link in comments].
  1. When playing "school" as a kid, I would make rosters of actual first & last names for my imaginary students (always 28, my favorite number) and call roll.

  2. I get inordinately excited about playing Scattergories.

  3. If I didn't have other obligations (and the mothers of waiting children weren't glaring at me), I could sit & swing at a park for hours.

  4. I dislike Jethro Tull with all of my heart.

  5. After seeing The Exorcist when I was 10, I felt pretty sure Satan was going to possess me if ever I wanted to skip Sunday School.

  6. I watched The Exorcist when I was 10 and am considered a rather well-adjusted individual.

  7. While working at a drug store in college, I met Drew Bledsoe and wrote out his check for him because his hand was injured (the weirdest part here: I still tell this story 17 years later as though it has some kind of special meaning).

We had a connection...


katydidnot said...

hey...i just read an interview with drew bledsoe, and he talked about that! when that fabulously beautiful woman wrote out his check for him!

who is drew bledsoe though?

stephanie said...

Katydidnot: Sometimes it is so exhausting being your friend. He was a quarterback (at WSU, then Buffalo, then New England, and finally where he belonged all along so I could properly love him again, the Cowboys). But thanks for feeding the delusion.

Mrs. G. said...

I can't believe you saw the Exorcist at ten? I can barely even think of that movie without crossing myself. Perhaps, still, the most disturbing movie I have ever seen.

I remember reading an article about Drew Bledsoe years ago, and he mentioned a hawt drugstore-working hot babe who once wrote out his check. He just went on and on.

Very Mary said...

OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH! I LOVE SCATTERGORIES! And Scrabble, too. And Upwords. And, and, and...

Molly said...

Hi Stephanie. I don't have your email address and wanted to let you know that because I am going back to teaching in the fall, I have stopped posting to Did I Sign On For This? and have started a new anonymous blog at
Thanks for reading the old one!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Scattergories is my family's GAME. And other families that try to hang with us in the Scattergory arena--find they cannot!

I still haven't seen The Exorcist--I'm impressed that you survived the experience, and finding myself wondering, "Is being a Bad Mom genetic?"

Tootsie Farklepants said...

So THAT'S the story about Bledsoe! And I LOVE Scattegories! We play it a LOT.

Anonymous said...

OMG - #2 & #4 ME TOO!

Esp. #4 - wth? FLUTE is NOT a good lead instrument for a rock band!!!!

We never have enough people around to play a proper scattergories game. My daughter is too young yet to be able to fill in each item.

PLus, its more fun to play w. adults and come up with sarcastic/naughty words...


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