Sunday Silliness: Seven Things You May Not Know About Me

Recently, as part of a little game going on among bloggers,  Shannon Paul asked me to share seven things about me. Now, I don’t pretend to think that you all will find this fascinating, but since I truly believe that Shannon is one of the finest young minds in PR today (be sure to check out her excellent blog, if you haven’t already), how could I refuse?

  1. I had visited all 50 U.S. states by the time I was 13. With the exception of Hawaii, the traveling was all done by car and almost exclusively via America’s campgrounds. In one of our most adventurous trips, my brave parents took a 5-year old and a 2-year old on a six week trek from Memphis to Alaska – and back – in our trusty Travelall. Hard to believe, but this was their idea of a good time. As an adult, I have been camping exactly twice: I always say I’ve met my lifetime quota for camping, and I now prefer accommodations that have walls.
  2. I have a mild case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and sometimes I catch myself counting my steps as I walk (62, 63, 64…). I’ve found a little OCD can come in handy in the PR biz – I mean, how many normal people do you know who can read the same document 20 times looking for typos? I’m always amazed at how many of us OCD'ers there are running around in this field (admit it, you’ve got some obsessive traits too, don’t you?)!
  3. Up until Hurricane Katrina, I lived in New Orleans for eight years. Now back in Atlanta (where I have deep roots and spent my early adulthood) I’m very happy, but I still “know what it means to miss New Orleans.”
  4. I have no sense of direction. A lot of people say this, but for me it’s entirely true. It’s so bad that anyone who knows me offline will find this out sooner rather than later, as I get lost trying to find the bathroom in their house or some such. I sometimes think that if I’d been born in a different period, I might have been abandoned by my tribe-mates.
  5. I have a strange sense of humor that doesn’t really translate online without the accompanying grin and eye twinkle (a fact I’ve learned the hard way). It’s not that I'm sarcastic exactly – my Mom used to call me a smart alec. Sometimes I can’t control myself, and I let one fly.  It falls flat, of course.
  6. I’m a terrible speller, and I always have been. I don’t think I would have earned a living in a job that requires writing in the days before spell check.
  7. I’m married to the ultimate “absent minded professor.” He’s truly brilliant, but one time he lost the TV remote control and we found it in the refrigerator. I find it hilarious, and fortunately he doesn’t mind when I laugh at him.

So there it is – more than you ever wanted to know! The way this game is played, it’s now my turn to “tag” seven people to tell their stories, so I've chosen the as-yet untagged folks who've been very supportive to me as Solo PR Pro got off the ground:

This game’s rules: Link your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post; Share seven facts about yourself in the post; Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs; Let them know they’ve been tagged.

What about you? Do you have any fun facts or general weirdness about yourself you’d like to share?

  • I love the Travelall photo and the fact that you had visited all 50 states by the time you were 13! We traveled a lot as a family when I was a kid too. And like you, I have no desire to ever camp out again. My idea of “roughing it” is a hotel without room service.

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  • Thanks for the kind words! I’m not only glad that I tagged you, I am relieved you will never ask me to go camping. I love your sense of humor and yes, kerfuffle most definitely deserves a hashtag. Thanks for being such a good sport. I really thought I would hate this assignment, but I picked such great people and I’ve really enjoyed this!

    Shannon Paul’s last blog post..The Tao of Social Media

  • Kellye, I love you more after reading this post. “I sometimes think that if I’d been born in a different period, I might have been abandoned by my tribe-mates.” – I was on the phone while reading this and burst into laughter. You are absolutely darling!

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  • Kellye Crane

    Shannon and Karen: So glad that you two “get” this bizarre sense of humor of mine, since I do love to share a chuckle with each of you! Can’t wait to see your list, Karen.

  • Kellye,

    You never cease to amaze me! Thanks for the laughs and yes I will share some “general weirdness” but I’m afraid it might take several posts to capture the key ones. This is just what is needed as the holidays approach.


  • Hilarious, Kellye! I didn’t even know the term TravelAll until now. Thanks for the history lesson. I think our senses of humor are pretty similar. I’m much funner in person. 🙂 And I can’t believe you tagged me! Let’s see how I can tie this in to Dog Beach. =8)

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  • Kellye, “I have a strange sense of humor that doesn’t really translate online without the accompanying grin and eye twinkle (a fact I’ve learned the hard way).” I know what this is like!!! It is the one downfall of written communications. Thus, I have to use the emoticons and hope the person reading the comment knows me well.

    Susan’s last blog post..Please explain…

  • Kellye – thanks so much for tagging me!

    Admittedly, I think I have a small case of OCD as well. I’ll catch myself here n there doing random counting things like that. Kind of funny when I actually realize it but whatever – we’re both cool like that 🙂

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  • Kellye Crane

    Ha! Susan and Sonny, yes we are *all* very cool. 🙂

  • Kellye, thanks so much for sharing! I have a stack of proofreading that needs to be done…I’ll bring it to SxSW for ya! 🙂 Kidding! Love the Travelall picture, but I am with you, no living outdoors.

    Happy holidays!

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