Tuesday, February 3, 2009

25 Random Things

I've been tagged a million times for the "25 Random Facts" note on Facebook. Normally I ignore those things but the peer pressure is just too much. (Well, that and I've got nothing else to write about at the moment.) Unfortunately, probably due to a combination of this blog, my big mouth and a relatively boring existence, I'm having trouble coming up with 25 random facts that are still...well...interesting. Here goes:

  1. In Elementary School, I was voted "Most Likely to Become the First Woman President of the United States." In High School, I was voted "Most Likely To Succeed." Apparently even at a young age, I was a natural leader a know it all.
  2. Funny enough, I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up. Is it too late to figure that out? I wish I had a job that was easy to explain and made a difference in the world. Like firefighter or nurse. But without the fire and blood.
  3. I would love to write a book but have no idea what it would be about. Give me some ideas and I'll totally dedicate the book to you. No monetary compensation however. I'm cheap.
  4. Speaking of cheap, I don't gamble. The risk of losing my hard earned money outweighs the hope of making more.
  5. I'm not very good at thinking on my feet which means I'm much more articulate in writing than in person.
  6. Because I'm not very good on my feet, I worry about how I'm going to answer those big, spontaneous questions from my kids. Like "where do babies come from?" Do you think I'll be able to spend a couple of days writing out the answer and then submit it for their consideration?
  7. I love public speaking. If I know the material and have a general idea of what I want to say, I can usually muddle through any speech fairly well. Which completely contradicts #5 I know. What can I say? I'm complicated.
  8. I met my hubby at age 16 and married him at 21. Let that be a warning to all of you who have teenagers. Their BF/GF may be their future spouse so be nice.
  9. My hubby wanted to have kids immediately after marriage (keep in mind we were 21). I wasn't even sure I wanted kids at all.
  10. I don't miss the pregnancy part of parenthood at all. Adoption has it's advantages and that's a big one in my book!
  11. I hate being embarrassed. And probably embarrass too easily. To the point that I re-hash the most insignificant things in my mind for years.
  12. I love to sing but after a bad choir experience in college, I've lost my nerve to sing in public. (See #11) But my hubby and kiddos get an earful. Lucky them!
  13. I love to dance but only with a choreographed routine. Freestyle is not my style, yo.
  14. (10 more, are you kidding me?!) I love musical theater and movies and tv with dancing. Bring back "Fame!"
  15. I wish I knew how to sew. I'm not sure what I would make but it would be handy to at least be able to alter some pants or make some curtains.
  16. My style is pretty much copied from things I see on mannequins or on websites. I wish I had the ability to pull together a unique style all on my own.
  17. Similarly, I'm a lousy interior decorator. I try to buy accessories but never seem to find a home for them. And much of my furniture is still hand-me-downs.
  18. I wish I were a better listener. I have a nasty habit of finishing people's sentences as though I know exactly what they're going to say. I annoy myself but can't seem to stop!
  19. I think I talk too much. Questions rarely have a simple yes/no answer with me.
  20. I can remember any personal story anyone has ever told me. And I have a great memory for numbers. I'm not sure how either of these is helpful.
  21. I don't drink. (Probably goes back to #11) This has been known to cause animosity at work events where drinking is involved. People assume that I'm storing up their crazy drunken behavior for blackmail purposes or something. Maybe I am, maybe I'm not...
  22. I have no perception for social nuance or hidden agendas. None. You've gotta spell it out for me people.
  23. I'm not a good napper. It takes too long for me to turn off my brain.
  24. I don't like massages for the same reason.
  25. (FINALLY!) I've never been worried about job security. I always considered my jobs indispensable. Until now. Now I'm worried.

Random is an understatement for this list. If you made it to the end, you deserve a medal. You'll have to settle for this: it's over, you made it, well done!


Dawn February 6, 2009 at 2:39 PM  

They are bringing back Fame! As a movie anyway -- maybe the series will follow! And where's my medal? ;)

The Tucson Gang February 7, 2009 at 5:55 AM  

I loved reading your 25 random things...some made me giggle...other made me panic. Hopefully #25 will work itself out. This economy is a little scary right now - but we'll keep buying Nike if that helps! :-) Hang in there...can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks! :-)

I think you forgot a couple..like how you used to use baby oil and brown like bacon in the sun. How we could never get you to stop reading as a kid...or how you had the bestest big sister ever (hehe)...or ... :-)

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