quirks r fun

okay so maybe i really am in blog-land now,  i always used to see these things when i was reading other people’s blogs:  people would get tagged by someone else to respond to some specific questions and then tag someone else.  i always felt left out (typical me, i hate to not be in on the party).  anyway, today i got tagged by glenn and erin to participate (it made me smile and was a good diversion to the crazy & sad week i’ve had (more on that later). 

here are the rules:·        

  • link to the person who tagged you
  • post the rules on your blog·        
  • share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself·        
  • tag six people and at the end of your post, link to their blogs.·
  • let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. 

so, here goes. ask the people in my community who see  my quirkiness all the time. their list would be longer than six!  but here are the ones off the top of my head:

  1. i absolutely positively cannot stand people slurping or dipping or gulping anywhere next to me.  jose is a cookie, donut, cake milk dipper and it drives me crazy.  when he slurps and gulps sometimes, honestly, it is worse than nails on a  chalkboard.  (really trite super over-used churchy words have the same effect)
  2. when i was in high school i worked at chuck e. cheese’s for a year or so and used to dress up in the costume and go out and greet the kids.  i was mr. munch, too (the big purple guy).   those costumes are hot and stifling.  my kids think that is the funniest thing.
  3. i am an absolutely terrible domestic person. i don’t cook or clean, really. every year it seems i get a little worse.   i once went 6 months without vacuuming my house (it actually didn’t look as bad as it sounds but still…).  i am famous among my friends for buying amazingly good food at costco but never cooking.  a few months ago i baked an apple pie for fun and everyone at our house of refuge stood in front of the oven, in awe.
  4. i hate wearing socks & long pants and closed toed shoes & i whine and complain about the cold weather all the time(i am a california girl who got stuck in colorado).  a few days ago it is 40 degrees here but i wore my capris.  i do not own a pair of snowboots.
  5. i know so much good people magazine-type information about movie stars and hollywood stuff that sometimes i have to hide my “people magazine knowledge” when i am playing certain trivia games because i’m actually embarrassed that i know all the answers.
  6. i have given birth to 5 children with no drugs. (ps: it’s not like i said i would never get any, it just never quite worked out in the moment!)

 okay so now i am going to tag…

jenny (to start off the year with some fun…)

amy (because you always have quirky quizzes on your site)

john (you probably get these all the time but you came to mind because i read your wallpost about juno!)

phyllis (a little diversion might be nice for you too, it was a good mind-time-waster for me, now i need to go to bed)

have fun!

Kathy Escobar

Kathy Escobar is dedicated to creating safe and brave spaces for transformation and healing in real life, online, and outside. She co-pastors at The Refuge, a hub for healing community, social action, and creative collaboration in North Denver, co-directs #communityheals, a non-profit organization dedicated to making spaces for transformation accessible for all, and is the author of Practicing: Changing Yourself to Change the World, Faith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward When Everything You Believe is Coming Apart and several other books.


  • OK so the Chuck E Cheese thing…I can’t imagine you doing that…cracks me up.

    I, too, hate long pants and socks and closed toe shoes and the weather that warrants them…but I grew up in the NW so you’d think I’d be used to it, have webbed feet or something.

  • O.K. I hate long pants, socks and shoes, too! When it hits 50-60, it’s shorts and flip flops.

    I too hate slurping.

    My family had my 50th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. Really!

    I had two children without drugs, but Patty did most of the work.

    Thanks for playing, Kathy!


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