October 02, 2012

5 Things You Don't Know About Me

My friend Jessica over at Bohemian Bowmans has a little link up going on.  It's cute. It's fun. It's easy.  (Like me!) (Just kidding.) (Kind of.)

You already know I have OCD and a strange nostril fetish, that I am a fantastic white rapper and an insanely talented cartoonist.  You also know that Christians (and intolerance) get on my nerves sometimes, that I firmly believe some kids are a-holes, and that I post crazy pictures of myself so you won't feel intimidated by my awesomeness.  

But what you probably don't know is:

1. I say the word "rutabaga" all the time.

For example, Nature Boy will say, "Hey, Mom. What are we having for dessert?"  And I'll reply, "Rutabaga pie!"  Or the person I'm talking to will say, "Man, I lost my train of thought. What was I just talking about?"  And I'll helpfully respond, "Pretty sure it was something about rutabagas."

I can't explain it.  I have no defense.  I'm just weird.

Happy Rutabaga Woman

2. I have 6 tattoos.  

They are all nature-themed.  These two are my favorites (a dragonfly on the back of my neck, and a poppy on my back).

Neurotic Moment:  I have a superstitious OCD-fueled dislike of the number 6, so I'm definitely planning on getting one more tattoo.  The poppy flower on my back is in memory of my grandpa, Poppy.  I'm thinking of getting a hummingbird near the flower in memory of my grandma.  Hummingbirds always showed up wherever she lived.

3. I played basketball and threw the shot put and discus in high school.

I lifted a lot of weights in high school.  I felt like a badass tossing that metal ball.  I think I was one of approximately two white shot putters in our school district.

4. I have a panoply of scars on my belly.

Yeah, there will be no picture accompanying this one.  But here's a drawing as a consolation prize.  (I left off the stretch marks.  You're welcome.)

5. I had a probation officer at the age of 10.

A friend and I entertained ourselves at her birthday sleepover by breaking into her neighbors' mailboxes and destroying their mail.  A crabby, kid-hating old lady called the cops on us.  As we learned, mail theft is a federal offense.  I had to get permission to move out of state in the 5th grade!


  1. Lol. I spray painted over a stop-sign that was at a dead end when I was 10. They took me to the police (my parents), to scare the bejeezus out of me, but there was no actual charges or anything.

    1. You lucked out! And the stop sign was redundant anyway, right?? :P

  2. It is not clear to me why once you randomly inserted the word "rutabaga" into an email or blog comment that you made. I was like "Whaaa..." and I never got around to asking. (;

    I'm glad you're back

  3. Dani has a for real probation officer!!! He was kind of a butt. (Dani's mom)

  4. She means I *HAD* a for real probation officer, y'all. Not anymore. (Once we moved out of the state, I went on the lam.) :P

  5. OMG Danielle, you were a little bad ass!

    I loved this -- random facts about people are always so fascinating to read, and now I feel like I know you a little better ;)

    1. And I just keep getting crazier and crazier the more you know, right?

  6. Love reading random fact posts. I love that you were one of the only white shot putters. (I was the only white girl on the team on a couple occasions, too! Yay for non-minority minorities!) I also love that your mom called your old probation officer "a butt." That's awesome.

    1. LOL! Well, my mom is against any type of authority, as a rule. (Wonder where I got it?)

      He really was a butt though.

      Yeah, we can hang with the sistas! <3

  7. I think the word rutabaga much more often than I actually say it. Also, the rutabaga in that photo seems obscene to me. I'm thinking it should have a censor blur over it. :-P It actually looks like part of it is blurred. And why is she So. Damned. Happy?? I swear she has nasty plans with that thing. I'm skeered.

    The over-the-shoulder photo is hawt. Go you! I only have 3 / 4 tattoos (depending on how you count them)... I need MORE! I keep a wish list of tattoo ideas I'd like to have done.