Friday, January 02, 2009

TMI Friday

Adrienne (matuko amini of Flickr) tagged me with a little randomness.

If you've been around here most Thursdays, you know I have a love for the random.

So … here it is … 16 random things about me:

1) I have had a nervous habit of picking my eyelashes since the time I was in fourth grade. I try to circumvent it by wearing too much mascara. I usually wind up with black-stained fingertips.

2) I remember where I was and what I was doing the first time it occurred to me that the world was a frightening place: I was four years old, listening to the news on the car radio in Washington, D.C. The story was about a mother who had killed her children.

3) I was 35 when I decided I actually liked broccoli. I was 34 when I learned I liked spinach.

4) Every time I eat at a restaurant that has lamb on the menu I order it … and then I realize that I’m not a huge fan of lamb.

5) I hardly EVER notice when people lose weight. Well, I notice but I can’t pinpoint what it is about them that looks different. I think maybe it’s the hair … maybe they got taller. … maybe they’re wearing glasses.

6) I passed my driver’s test on the first try. I was shocked. The woman who administered the test seemed unhappy at every turn (literally).

7) I like the color combination of pink and orange. Yeah, shocks me, too.

8) I don’t like drinking wine. It makes my stomach feel as if I’ve ingested a water (or wine) balloon the next day.

9) I believe in education but I don’t always believe the educated.

10) I can sing Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant,” but not in four-part harmony.

11) I have 20/20 vision (when I use both eyes) … but my left eye is a little better than my right or the reverse … I can’t remember.

12) I think the word “HATE” is as fine a word as despise, loathe or detest. I think it’s perfectly acceptable to HATE when you poke yourself in the eye, or HATE when get lost when you’re looking for the bathroom. I think it’s even fine to HATE your job, although it’s probably a good idea to sharpen up your resume if that’s the case rather than sharpen up your machete. What I mean is this: actions are the problem, not the words.

13) I’m fairly certain I had the “patience of a saint” before I had children. Now I’m trying to exercise what little patience I have left.

14) I am 5’ 2” tall. I usually tell people I’m 5’ 2.5” tall (because I wear clogs).

15) I love coffee. I rarely finish a cup of coffee, despite having one with me at all times. Like a security blanket. A cold, wet, black, sugarless security blanket.

16) I can't figure out the "text messaging" feature on my cell phone. Sad. True. I can only reply to them, and the last message I sent to my husband was this: "Yes 9." (Only without punctuation ... because I don't know how to do that.)

I'm not going to tag you; but you know you want to do it ... and link back here when you do.


Fairly Odd Mother said...

I've just been tagged twice on Facebook for something like this, so I won't do this one b/c there is no way I have that much interesting to say about myself! Just wanted to make a couple of comments: I hate lamb and can't even stand to smell it cooking; my girls' room is pink and orange! when the sun hits it the right way, it glows. Awesome.

And, for some reason, I get more hungover from wine than anything else.

kimmyk said...

do you drink your coffee cold when it's cold or do you always keep it hot?

dont feel bad. i am not a big texter either. can't you just call me?

and i love pink and orange! mostly just orange, but pink is cute with it too. good choice!

toyfoto said...

I tend to be in a constant state of reheat. My day can pretty much be mapped out thusly: Sip, sip, sip. ... sip oh, it's cold. Sip again. REHEAT. ... HOT HOT HOT .. sip sip ... ... .... sip oh it's cold. Sip sip. REHEAT ... HOT HOT HOT sip ...

Yeah. I know. Insane.

Cara said...

I do the same thing with coffee, I never really finish a whole cup. I usually warm it up with more coffee that I don't get to.

kittenpie said...

I never notice weight loss, either. but I love both coffee and wine. (and alsoi the greens).