Twenty Things

I’ve been getting a “disk is full” error on my laptop lately, so I’ve spent several hours sorting through and deleting old stuff… In the process, I came across this Facebook exercise from 2009 – “you are supposed to write a note with 20 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you.”

What, didn’t you know?  Blogging is really all about navel gazing.Bot navel orange


Here are 20 random things about me:

  1. I love to make lists.  I love crossing things off my lists even more.
  2. I have been trying for years to find that one gadget that will allow me to perfectly organize my life.  I’m starting to think it doesn’t exist.
  3. When my husband makes me coffee in the morning, it’s pretty much the most romantic thing ever.
  4. I am moderately obsessed with spelling and punctuation.
  5. I am good at my job, but always worried I am not good enough.
  6. In school, I was always terrified of being called to the principal’s office, even though I never did anything even remotely bad (except for that TP incident senior year.)  I still feel that way about my boss.
  7. When I was little, my imaginary friend was named Geason.  I just this minute looked it up, and the word means rare or wonderful.
  8. Some days, it’s almost more than I can do to get out of bed.
  9. I am afraid of alcohol.  (Yes, like the beverage)
  10. I used to smoke, and I really, really enjoyed.  If I didn’t have a kid, I probably still would.
  11. When my son spends the night with his grandparents, I don’t miss him as much as I think I should
  12. My best friend is amazing.
  13. My husband is much smarter than he thinks he is.  Also, I only dated him because my brother said he was cool.  Good call, Doug.
  14. My perfect evening includes me, the couch, a good book, a bowl of popcorn, and a glass of Diet Coke.  Nothing else.
  15. When I was in college I made a list of “Things to Look for in a Man.”  (See #1, re: love of lists.)  My husband is almost none of those things, except that he doesn’t have a tattoo.
  16. I wonder, a lot, if I would have had more fun in my life if I was just less damned responsible.
  17.  I don’t believe that people are happy, just content.  I don’t think ‘happiness’ is a sustainable state of being.
  18. When I was eight months pregnant, I had a cab driver who would NOT shut up about how gay marriage is ‘wrong,’ etc.  I was tired, and it was really hot outside, and I just kind of did the polite southern noncommittal thing until we reached my destination.  I should have wallowed out of the cab (like an elephant seal on the beach) and told him where to shove it.  To this day, I’m ashamed that I didn’t.
  19. Moving to [Exile] is the best thing, and the scariest thing, I’ve ever done.  I didn’t realize at the time that it would change my life.
  20. I believe in the healing power of pajamas.  The flannel-ier, the better.

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