Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sixteen Tidbits About Me

My friend Melissa at Until the Jasper Walls invited her readers to share little-known facts about themselves. Let's see what I can come up with.

1) I enjoy doing laundry. Really, I do. I love creating order out of chaos, and returning every piece to its rightful place.

2) I despise mopping the floor.

3) I love making homemade cleaners from vinegar, baking soda, etc. It's a bit of an obsession.

4) I once won second place in a math team contest in junior high. But it was for calculator use, which hardly counts!

5) I still remember how to do algebra, and I love tutoring my friends and family. Let's see if I still love it when it's time to help Ethan.

6) I used to own a Chevron convenience store with my ex-husband. It was the most difficult year of my life. Being your own boss is definitely overrated.

7) By age 30, I'd held thirteen jobs! But I've been at my current job for nearly nine years.

8) I have a vague fear of swimming pool drains and those flapping filter thingys on the side of the pool. I once nearly drowned trying to avoid a filter--while I was taking swimming lessons at age 4.

9) I don't know how to dive.

10) I'm really into cloth diapers, though I didn't discover them till Allyson was nearly two. Now she only wears them at bedtime.

11) I'm not a baby person. I love my own babies, of course, but I'm not one of the girls who stand in line saying, "Let me hold the baby!"

12) I used to play the viola. I played it from fourth grade to eighth grade. Do you even know what a viola is?? It looks just like a violin, but it plays lower notes. Violas get all the boring harmony parts.

13) I know how to program in BASIC--the same language I learned in junior high. I love writing programs even more than my real job, which is training development.

14) I hated all fruit until my early thirties, when I gradually started learning to like and eventually love many different kinds of fruit. This was thanks to my mother-in-law.

15) I think I'm becoming a crappy driver. I used to be a good driver, but now I find myself making stupid mistakes. I'm too easily distracted.

16) I love breakfast. I usually fall asleep thinking about what I will eat in the morning: Banana oatmeal? Blueberry pancakes? Fiber One with pomegranate seeds? Peanut butter bagel with banana slices? Mmm!!!

5 comments:

Tam said...

im so with you about the baby thing. actually a lot of things. but the baby one made me laugh.

i love my kids but have never been too fond of others. is that bad? why is that?

Sarah said...

Good to know I'm not the only one. I used to think I was missing the mommy gene, but when my own kids came it kicked in, thank God.

Melissa Irwin said...

I love to mop and hate to do laundry. You and I would make a great pair of roommates! Ha.

I laughed out loud that you fall asleep planning breakfast. I have had pie for breakfast every morning since Thanksgiving. Whoa...that's not good.

Thanks for playing along. Love to you.

Sarah said...

Pie for breakfast! Sounds wonderful. I think pumpkin pie would count as something marginally healthy!

Mindy said...

lol I remember you used to finish Ethan's food when he was little and wouldn't eat any so you didn't throw it away. I hate throwing food away but I just can't stand leftovers. Lately we've been bringing the leftovers of our dinners to Brandon Johnson's house. He lives with 2 other guys and they all live on fast food so that's like Christmas to them and it's a win-win situation.

I don't feel that way dirty hands after grocery shopping but I feel that exact same way (a film of dirt on my hands) after I fill up my gas tank. Think about all the gross hands that have touched the gas pumps? I keep a huge thing of hand sanitizer in the side of my door so as soon as I get in I can use it.

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