Within Me Without Me

Thursday, January 11, 2007

thursday 18 #9 i think

Thirteen Things about my sister Katie

i think i may be stealing this idea from aimee, but i don't think she'll mind. since my last post was about katie, i'll make this one about her too!

1. She doesn't have a blog, and she doesn't comment on my blog, even though she reads it.

2. She's my twin, and i'm 17 minutes older than her.

3. She has lived in 6 different cities in the last 10 years.

4. She was the smallest player on her high school volleyball team (or if she wasn't she was close) but she was the smartest, and had the best attitude and the most love for the game, which is why she is now a volleyball coach. i don't know if she knows this, but i see her as vindication for all of us second-string, b-team players who really could have been good enough had our coaches given us a chance, instead of playing favorites or catering to the girls with the loudest parents. i think it rocks that she's now the one who decides who plays, and i know she doesn't run her team like a popularity contest. because she's cool.

5. she went to college at Trinity University in San Antonio, and got both a bachelor's and master's degree in five years.

6. she earned the nickname "mad dog" while in college, at least for a little while, because of her penchant for a certain alcoholic beverage (m/d 20/20)

7. in high school, i used to have to physically drag her out of bed in the morning. she would not get up! i always drove to school, and i would be sitting on the couch in theh living room tapping my foot, waiting for her slow butt to get ready to go. i wanted to whip her.

8. she once broke the back window of our car to get in after she locked the keys in it, instead of calling a locksmith. apparently it was really hard to do. she told mom that someone tried to break in.

9. she started signing with her daughter when she was about 6 months old, to help her learn to talk. it worked, because lucy talks almost as much as my son, who is a year older than her!

10. her given name is katherine, but she has always gone by katie. never kate or kathy. and it annoys her when people spell her name "katy".

11. when she gets annoyed, she will point her finger at you and start her sentence with, "lookit!"

12. she is very crafty, and one year, when she was taking a pottery class in college, she made clay pitchers, pots, tumblers, rice bowls and platters for everyone. i still have a "moonshine jug" that she made. I also have a bowl that was supposed to be a pasta dish, but when it was fired, it shrank too much. she stamped all of her pottery art with a flower as her hallmark. coincidentally, (or not) it's the same flower she has tattooed on her hip.

13. she won't eat guacamole or mushrooms.

there are tons of other things i could list. but most importantly, of course, is that i love her and love that she's my sister!

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  • At 10:46 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said…

    Great TT and great homage to your sister. MD 20/20, I remember that! Why did we drink that stuff??? Thanks for sharing all of those fun facts and happy TT!

  • At 10:54 AM, Blogger Christie said…

    what a cute list! i may steal that idea next week (if you don't mind!) a bachelors and a masters in five years????!!! holy crap! my husband did that i just can't even fathom it! (i was on the 5 year bachelor degree plan) happy tt!

  • At 12:02 PM, Blogger Jenn said…

    That was really nice. I didn't know you were a twin until now.

  • At 1:30 PM, Blogger Rose DesRochers said…

    Katie is such a pretty name and the name of my second daughter (who is in heaven.) I enjoyed reading about your sister.


  • At 1:45 PM, Blogger Kelli in the Mirror said…

    And she's lots of fun. :) Maybe this will be cause for her to delurk? Hi Katie!!

  • At 3:19 PM, Blogger Gail Martin said…

    Wonderful TT. Thanks for visiting my TT.

  • At 3:42 PM, Blogger Amy Ruttan said…

    That's a great list in honor of your sister. I might have to do one in honor of my brother, because I don't have a sister. Though I tried to make him my little sister by dressing him up. It didn't work.

  • At 7:15 PM, Blogger Raggedy said…

    Good TT!
    Have a great Thursday
    My TT is up

  • At 4:47 AM, Blogger Carmen said…

    sounds like you have a great twin relationship. :)

  • At 5:02 PM, Blogger Aimee said…

    You may feel free to use my ideas anytime, especially since I have not yet managed to do a TT about my sister (and boy does she remind me!)
    This was a great list!


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