Friday, August 24, 2007

About Me

I'm slowly working my way towards a "100 things about me" list but at the rate I'm going, you'll have to check back in about 5 more years for the the complete list!

1. I don't know if it's because I'm a mom, or a "household manager," or a former waitress, but after finishing a meal at a restaurant I tend to clean up the table as much as a I can.

2. I don't know if I can explain this properly but I like for all the light switches in a room to be in the right order. The on position is up and the off position is down. Not the other way around.

3. While driving on a 2 lane highway, I get offended when someone passes me. It makes me feel like they're criticizing my driving skills.

4. I like to deconstruct candy bars. Especially snickers. I first eat the outside chocolate, then the bottom layer, and then the peanut/caramel layer.

5. I went through a phase where I never licked envelopes. I didn't want the government to have access to my DNA. Then I wised up. They probably already have it. "They" are very sneaky.

6. I like to organize the shopping carts that are outside in a cart corral.

7. I don't really like to touch food with my fingers while eating. It makes me feel, I don't know, greasy or messy or something. Ugh. Even when I eat pizza I use a knife and fork.

8. After I read a book, it takes me awhile to start a new one. Particularly if it was a good book. I have to take time to mourn the loss of the characters.

9. I've really tried to like coffee--black, no sugar, no cream. It smells so good and seems like the grown up thing to do. But I just don't like it. Now add equal parts milk and a couple of ounces of flavored syrup and serve it over ice, that's another story.

10. I've jumped into the 21st century by paying bills online but I still opt to have my bills sent to me by mail. I'm not ready to go completely paperless.

11. This may be un-American of me but I don't like going to the movies. Unless it's a matinee and the theater is fairly empty. I don't like sitting next to strangers, sharing an armrest, the collective laughter and sniffles, the spontaneous applause, and the crinkling of wrappers during quiet moments. Yep. I'll stick to matinees.

12. Onions make me cry. Big time. I can't cut an onion without stopping halfway, blindly throwing my knife down, and running around the kitchen fanning my eyes to make them stop stinging and tearing up. It's like I just got finished watching Titanic. I don't know how Rachel Ray does it.

13. Whenever I forget to put out the trash on trash day--I get really mad at myself. I feel like I'm throwing away money by paying for trash service and then not giving them the trash to pick up.

14. My husband and I have had some rocky times in our marriage. At one point, I didn't wear my wedding ring for a year. That man can make me spit nails sometimes.

15. I have a crush on Tom Berenger. I think I've seen the movie Platoon 4,361 times.

16. My fingernail on my middle finger on my left hand is the worst fingernail in the world. It constantly splits right in the middle.

17. I find it quite enjoyable to type the words 'although' and 'decided'.

18. My college diploma says that I minored in Secondary Education but guess what? There's no such thing. When I filled out my paperwork to have the diploma printed up, I couldn't think of the correct term 'Teacher Education' so I put down Secondary Ed instead. I kind of thought that UALR would correct it. They didn't. If I had known that I could've written down anything, I would have written that I had minored in Occupational Superhero Skills. And then showed up in a Wonder Wonder costume.

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  1. I have read that if you refrigerate an onion first, it won't make you cry so much. (I wear glasses most of the time at home now, so I can't tell the difference.)

  2. I do that too, but I've also heard that it's the smell of onions make you cry. Better to be somewhere really well ventilated, or try not breath through your nose!

  3. I so agree with you about movie theaters. I like my space. If you use a dull knife, you're more likely to cry when you slice an onion. I recommend that you sharpen your knife. I was a waitress once, too, but it definitely didn't affect my cleaning-up habits. You have a very special gift! Have a great day!

  4. I'm so with you on 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Glad to know I'm not alone!

    Just stopping by from SITS -- love the blog!

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  6. Ali, on the onion thing - onion goggles. Seriously. They look ridiculous but work wonders.

  7. For #12! Try these:



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