Thursday, December 22, 2005

I give up....

I got tagged by one of those special internet thingy's where you have to write things about yourself. On the one hand, I am feeling kind of popular right now because someone tagged me. ME!!! Although, that is sort of like feeling "popular" after someone gives you mono. On the other hand, I am not the kind of person who passes along chain letters. I don't even feel guilty. Heck, I don't even read them--I just delete them. I am pretty sure that by now I am personally responsible for thousands of people not getting dishtowels, recipes, dollars, blessings or treats. Do you know how bad I am? I don't even GET the special treats left by Thanksgiving ghosts or Halloween Turkeys that you are supposed to then pass along to other families. Sigh.

I am supposed to share 5 things that people don't know about me. Here is the problem. For the people who know me, they know pretty much all about me. I tend to talk. A lot. I am also pretty open about most of my life. I am a transparent eyeball (anyone get this reference? Lisa?). Not about yukky things like hygiene and other subjects that have NO place in society no matter how close of friends you are, but things like how occasionally I want to sell my children to the gypsies, I like to read magazines like People and Us Weekly, I feed my kids refined sugar and let them watch TV and that I hate Renee Zelewiger. That kind of stuff. People who know me will already know this about me. I have been trying to think of things that most people won't know about me--and I am coming up empty. The very few things that aren't public knowledge really need to stay that way. Those that only know me via the blog world won't know enough about me to know the difference. See the problem? After much thought and contemplation, here is the list I managed to come up with.

1) My mom is the secret love child of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. We had to keep it a secret for a long time but since both actors are dead now, it's OK to tell. Also, since the only celebrity gossip that gets printed nowadays has to be about Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton, no one cares anymore.

2) In high school I was offered the chance to be a runway model at Fashion Week in Milan, but turned it down because I really wanted to go to BYU instead. Then, I auditioned for- and got- the part of the girlfriend (Sloane) in Ferris Buelers Day Off, but turned it down because I really wanted to serve a mission. Finally, I had the chance to marry Steve Young when he was in law school at BYU. He begged me. Seriously. But, I turned him down because I just really don't like football and we all know that a life with Steve Young would have involved A LOT of football.

3) I won the lottery when I was on my mission. A HUGE one, but since we aren't supposed to gamble and most definitely aren't supposed to gamble when we are missionaries, I never told anyone. I gave the ticket to one of my investigators and we agreed to secretly split it--after we paid tithing of course. I live like a normal/poor person so no one will suspect.

4) I dated Carly Simon's son Ben Taylor in college (oh, the stories I could tell about being at his house for Thanksgiving one year...James Taylor got SO drunk......good times). He told me who the song "You're so Vain" is about. And he told me how she keeps her curly hair so shiny.

5) W. Mark Felt is a big fat liar. I am Deep Throat and Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein know it. They just let this Felt guy take the credit so people would QUIT ASKING THEM ABOUT IT ALREADY. He is kind of senile and really old so they didn't have to worry about him ruining the plan.

There is is. Now you all know everything that there is to know about me. It just occurred to me that any time I read one of these post where someone has been tagged, it always starts with "I really don't like these things but....". If no one likes them, then WHY do we all feel compelled to do them? I guess I will stay true to form and not tag anyone else. If I can be but a small part of stopping this madness I will have made a difference in the world. Well, the blog world anyway.

Cheers,
Rebecca

13 comments:

AzĂșcar said...

I already knew that stuff. Now will you tell us something interesting about you?

Bek said...

Good one...

Lyle said...

It would appear that we are in the same boat. I never pass on chain letters and such and I too chose not to tag anyone (for different reasons).

Thanks for humoring the crowd and filling some of us in on the lesser known side that exist. I must say that your first comment reminds me of a neighbor I once had that claimed to be the rightful heir to the Howard Hughes legacy and ran for President of the U.S. twice in hopes of using that power to prove it to the world (his name only appeared on the Utah ballot though).

So did Steve Young give up his football career as a last resort to prove to you that there was more to him than football? :-)

Blog on!

lisa v. clark said...

Oh COME ON! Play along. . . be a good sport! You don't share everything. . . .

Bek said...

Sorry Lisa--can't do it!! I promise that if I think of anything I will post it. I SWEAR!!! Actually, If YOU can think of anything that I could put, e mail me. You know EVERTHING!!! Even Derek read this and couldn't help me come up with a better list.

Lyle--Steve DID give up his football career to prove to me that there was more to him then football. You must have read about that in People. It was too late though. I had already met and married my dear husband. Too little, too late Steve-o. :-)

Lyle--nice to meet you. I checked out your blog..I will have to read it over the break. That picture of the child sleeping at the table is really cute!!! Are you one of the Provo High peeps? Just curious how people find me.

compulsive writer said...

You know, you really had me until #3, and then only because I happen to know (sadly, not from experience) that tithing on games of chance isn't accepted. But please do pass on that little tip about Carly's shining curls.

Oh, and by the way:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

p.s. isn't blogging a great way to avoid those really important things on one's to-do lists, such as cleaning the house, doing the dishes, and I dunno, maybe actually wrapping the Christmas presents?!

Bek said...

Awwww Compulsive...I am touched that you think that I could have been an actress OR a runway model. Actually, the one that is MOST likely to be true is number 3!!!:-)

I was trying to make all of them so over the top.

Yes, right now blogging is taking the place of dressing my buddah baby (complete with milk dribbling down his routund belly), cleaning up the mess that has overtaken my house, wrapping, making Christas Eve Dinner.....Hmmmm.

Merry Christmas!!!
R

Lyle said...

Looks like Steve took one too many shots to the head before he realized what he lost.

The sleeping boy is my youngest.

I am part of the class of 91 from Provo High.

ps. Where do you fit into the mix?

Bek said...

I am best friends with Lisa Valentine Clark who married Topher Clark. I know Ben Blair and Weston Spencer from back in the day when Lisa and Chris were dating. Wes and Emily are here finishing his residency in pediatrics at Stanford!! I graduated in '91 from Wasatch High. That makes us just a bit younger then Topher.

Nice to meet ya. I mostly know all the rest from the blogs, but you all are a funny bunch and fun to read about!!!

How do you have 4 kids? It makes me feel like we are so slow.....

Lyle said...

So how come I haven't seen any comments from Wes? I don't think I've heard from him or seen him since the day he and Ben jumped into a pool (that I was in at the time with some other friends) with their clothes on, climed out and drove off. That was ages ago...

Kate said...

He is a big shot doctor now (and a God-send to all the parents in the ward). They are doing really well. I think that Emily reads, but she doesn't comment....:-)

Oops, this is Rebecca, I am still under my sisters log-in.

Mabel Maybe said...

Brilliant as usual, Bek Hepburn-Tracy.

Bek said...

Mother of all....good to hear from you.