40 Things About Me
After 3.25 hours of cramming the Indiana Trial and Appellate Rules tonight after a fun-filled day at work, I’m just not sure I can take much more. So, during a break, I headed over to the faceplace, and saw an intriguing post that a blogger wrote – 40 Things About Me. She requested the rest of us out there in the blogosphere do the same thing.
What they hay?
40 Things About Me
(That you may or may not already know)
1. I like to read trashy romance novels. Hey–everyone needs a vice or two. I don’t get the chance much (or I didn’t over the past few years) but trust me, I’m heading back there soon.
2. I’m a cat person over dog person. The main men of my life over the past couple of decades? Bob. Jack. Furry men. #CrazyCatLady I like dogs, but I’m really a crazy cat lady at heart.
3. I’m superstitious. I avoid walking under ladders, watch out for 13s, and broken mirrors. I also throw the spilled salt over my shoulders.
4. Ironically, however, I think black cats are good luck. And I have a collection of them in my kitchen to manifest this belief.
5. I used to collect rocks and was into Philately as a kid. Now I suppose I collect ideas instead. They take up less room. (And I was careful on how I spelled that second word for those of you paying extra attention to my spelling…)
6. I was the drum major in high school. Yeah, imagine that – a whistle and some authority were given to me, and I ran with it. Shocker!
7. I don’t like deep water. Can’t swim well. And sharks. Yes, sharks are always a threat. Definitely.
8. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a nun. But I’m not Catholic. Sound of Music, maybe?
9. If I had to be a color, it would be purple. Or maybe orange. I don’t like that jails and prisons have branded the orange color as their own, however…
10. I have open house party in my Jeep – it’s all dance, it’s all loud, it’s all the time–and I’m usually singing right along with it.
11. My makeup and my closet are both usually a huge mess. The inside of my filing cabinet at work is a mess too. I prefer order on the outside, but tolerate mess on the inside.
12. I need to get back to sewing. I hate a lot of clothes these days. Maybe that just means I’m getting old…?
13. Sometimes, I think I was born in the wrong era. And maybe wrong geographic location. There’s some vintage karma or reincarnation stuff someone forgot to take out of me before I reached this life. And why oh why was I born in a state that cares more about sports than literature, music and the arts? That, I will never understand.
14. For exactly one month each year, my brother and I (I think it should be “me,” but I’m sticking with “I”) are the same age. And he loves to remind me of that each and every year. Although, for being Irish twins, we couldn’t be more opposite in so many ways.
15. I’m not a fan of horses. I rode horses as a kid, and a few as an adult. I never trust transportation with a mind of its own. I do, however, believe in the magic of unicorns.
16. Sweet over salt.
17. White over red.
18. Bubbly over still.
19. Hot over cold.
21. Writing over speaking.
22. Evening over morning. Despite many work and educational plans in my past to attempt to force me into becoming a morning person, I’ve resigned to the notion that I shall never, ever, be a morning person. Even with coffee. Even with a gallon of coffee.
23. If I had one superpower, I think it would need to be teleportation. (As I’ve mentioned before. Repeatedly. And every time I step onto a plane. And I know teleportation isn’t a superpower, because I’d technically need a beam, but hey – this is my list and I want a beam!)
24. If I could live anywhere, it would be Paris and New York in the summers and/or somewhere warm in the winter. (And clearly, money would need to be unlimited in this bullet too, since I’m choosing a couple of the most expensive places on the planet to live.)
25. I never feel as though I’m saving enough for retirement. This, probably, worries me the most. Since Gen X is never going to have or see anything called a “pension,” “Social Security” or “Medicare.”
26. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d probably try to write some fiction. And film a documentary. See #28.
27. I want to go to Spain for my next big trip.
28. Still would like to produce a TV show or documentary – I think I actually have the topic worked out – just need the time.
29. I never get sick of talking about entrepreneurship. I love, love, love talking about it because I really truly believe it can save our crazy world in so many ways.
30. I also never tire of talking books–reading them, writing them (although, admittedly, I’m personally no Pulitzer Prize winner), and most of all, inspiring other people to write and publish books too (more for me to read)!
31. Early crushes: Shaun Cassidy, pretty much all the men in the movie The Outsiders, Jake Ryan of course from Sixteen Candles, and a few of the members of Duran Duran.
32. I was a waitress. In high school. Worst. Job. Ever. But it made me stay in school!
33. I can paint. Not like Picasso–more like Benjamin Moore. I’m not the handiest gal in the world, but I can paint.
34. I hate to cook. I’m terrible at it. No patience, and the end results are awful. Don’t make me handle raw meat, either. I do, however, enjoy eating. Baking I’m better at than cooking.
35. My favorite movie candy is Junior Mints. I only get them when I go to the movies. Why? Who knows? But I love them so!
36. If I could meet anyone now dead–I think it would need to be George Washington.
37. If I could meet anyone currently alive–I think it would need to be Condoleezza Rice if a woman (she is awesome)…
38. …or Jonathan Scott from the Property Brothers if a man. (Give a girl a vapid one in the 40, OK?!? Besides–nothing better than a beautiful man making beautiful things with his hands–I can think of nothing more alluring.)
39. I still want to learn French. And glass blowing. And Picasso-type-painting. And more coding. This list could go on…
40. I hope you might consider writing your own 40 Things About Me, like the other blogger suggested.
I think if we actually took a few seconds to understand where we’re all coming from, we’d all end up in a much, much better place.