Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First Person Overload

I was tagged to do a 25 Things About Me thing on Facebook. I thought I'd put it here and kill two birds...so to speak. I can't actually figure out how to get it onto Facebook, so it might only be here. I don't know.

1. I love my new laptop, but it's a little more difficult for me to type on than the desktop.

2. I am extremely disorganized, but people keep putting me in charge of things. This causes stress and bad dreams about being asked to do things that I haven't the foggiest clue about. Really.

3. I love languages. I only speak two, but I would love the opportunity to learn more.

4. Almost all team sports bore me to tears. What is so exciting about watching a bunch of sweaty people running around with some kind of ball?

5. My novel is now a little more than 27 pages long. WooHoo!

6. Sarcasm tends to come naturally to me, despite my attempts to stifle it. I blame it on my genetics.

7. I married the best all-around man I have ever seen anywhere. Seriously. I find it hard to believe, sometimes, that I got him and it's not all just a dream.

8. I am looking forward to nice weather so I can get back on my unicycle. I'm going to have that thing figured out by the end of this summer.

9. I used to make fun of people that scrapbook, but once I had kids (and a jillion pictures of same) I started scrapbooking. (Hides head in shame.)

10. I have all these dreams and aspirations of things I want to know or do, but when it comes right down to it, I'm too lazy to learn/practice them.

11. My hands and feet are almost always cold. Whenever I shake hands in church, people tell me about it. (And so does my spouse when I use him as a foot warmer at night.)

12. I love to look through cookbooks (especially those with pictures) and pretend that I'm going to bake, but I secretly know better. (And so does my family)

13. It just kills me when I find out someone doesn't like me, but I tend to be a loud-mouthed know-it-all, which means quite a few people fit into the first category. This causes stress.

14. I play the drums, and I'm excited that we're getting a new set at church.

15. I would like to contribute to our family income, but the thought of going to work in some office just gives me the willies.

16. My spouse and I were dorm parents for three years at the boys dorm. It was a lot of fun, but I have to say it's nice to live in our own home now.

17. Next year Mim will be in Pre-K and Zaya will be in Kindergarten. Can we say, "Sweet Freedom"?

18. That being said, I'm still not entirely sure whether or not I should put them both in full or both in half day.

19. I love hot tea. I can't have caffeine (it causes vicious heartburn) so I buy a great variety of de-cafs and drink them year round.

20. I have no natural sense of style. None. My house and my person are both all but completely undecorated because I just don't know how.

21. Like every mother the world over, I find that my children give me both great joy and great frustration in almost the same instant. Frequently.

22. I'm obsessed with studying about WWII. Particularly the 6 or 7 years preceding it and the early years of the war itself. I cannot explain this.

23. I have a blog (at http://stilltakingbabysteps.blogspot.com) so I don't spend much time on Facebook.

24. I don't watch much TV, but when I do it's usually something like Jeopardy or Antiques Roadshow. I also like House, but only when I can watch a whole season at a time. I don't like cliff-hangers.

25. I read a lot. This often interferes with my motherly and wifely duties. Oops.


Lilibeth said...

Don't feel bad. I had to get help from my niece and my sister to post mine on facebook. They told me to look in applications at the bottom of the screen. As a whole, facebook confuses me. It looks like a stream of consciousness jigsaw of people and events related only by computer ties and stitches, interlaced with advertisements for weird applications and games that have people throwing weird items at each other. Strange.

Tina said...

6, 12, 13: me too!

aftergrace said...

Wow, #11, 21, 25: sounds like me!

Mike said...

I also look at cookbooks. I pretend that I will bake it then ... show it to my wife and beg for her to bake it for me.



Scribbit said...

27 pages! That's great--I swear one day I want to be able to say that.

Qtpies7 said...

Great list! I did mine on Facebook, too.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

#1. you'll adapt. I did and I love my laptop too!

#5. Woohoo!

#14. Awesome!

#21. I totally agree!

It was great to learn more about you!