Monday, May 21, 2012

I'm (blank) because....

I'm Blank Because...

I decided it has been way too long since I last wrote on this here blog, so I decided to get back in the swing of things with this here post.  I was inspired by Little Miss Momma who wrote a similar blog, and since I love sharing interesting facts about myself, I thought I'd give it a go.  Maybe you'll learn something new about me!  Remember, this is a "No Judging" zone!

I'm weird because....
  • I have OCD tendencies, like counting all the lines in the numbers on a digital clock, but desperately wanting them to add up to an even 10.
  • I know more useless information than you can imagine. Things just stick in my head.
  • I've learned how to cook solely from watching Food Network.
  • I go through hobby phases. Cooking, refinishing furniture, crafting, scrapbooking, cooking again, writing, collecting random things. I just jump from one to the next and don't really stick with a hobby for long. But while I'm into it, I dive in: 100%.
  • I've had some really random collections over the years: keychains, bouncy balls, a CD collection of obscure artists (all alphabetized, of course), shoes, cookbooks, stationary, picture frames, nail polish, kitchen utensils...the list goes on and on.
  • I do NOT like to cuddle while sleeping.
  • At lunch, I like to get drive thru and go sit at a park by myself and eat.
  • I kiss my hand and touch the ceiling of my car every time I drive through a yellow light and lift my feet anytime I drive over train tracks.
  • That Thing You Do is my favorite movie and I can quote the entire thing. I still cry every time they hear their song on the radio for the first time.
  • As I kid I watched musicals more than cartoons. My favorites were Grease, Sound of Music, and Mary Poppins. This might explain my love for That Thing You Do.
  • I have a very real fear of clowns. They completely creep me out.
  • When I cook, I will only use certain knives and utensils for certain things. For example, I will only use one certain spoon for stirring spaghetti sauce, even though I have at least a dozen that would do the job.

     I'm sad because....
  • I'm horrible at taking pictures. I'm afraid someday I'm going to look back and regret not capturing more memories.
  • Sometimes I feel like I need to be or act a certain way because it's what's expected of me. And I'm not quite sure it's really who I am.
  • I don't go visit my grandmother as often as I should.
  • Sometimes I yell at my kids and feel really bad about it.
  • I too often get consumed with guilt over things like not visiting my grandmother enough or yelling at my kids.

I'm happy because....
  • I have three beautiful, happy, healthy daughters.
  • I get to do a job I love.
  • I live close to all of my family.
  • My husband embraces all my quirkiness and loves me for it.
  • I met Sara Bareilles and she was totally cool and didn't treat me like an annoying, over-excited fan, even though I was an over-excited fan who tried not to be annoying!

I'm a bad friend because....
  • I tend to talk too much about myself when I need to listen more.
  • I don't usually open up and really let people in. I'm fine with keeping things on the surface with most people.
  • I prefer to be by myself than with other people.
  • I've been known to lay on a really thick guilt trip a time or two in my life.

I'm a good friend because....
  • I like to give gifts for pretty much any occasion.
  • I really like to laugh and be silly with my friends.
  • I can keep a secret.
  • I will pray for you, cry with you, laugh with you, get mad with you, and make you dinner if that's what you need.

I'm excited for....
  • Some changes at work that will make my life easier.
  • Summer time and spending fun time with my girls.
  • A trip to the beach with my family.
  • Grilling out! Yes, I am the Grill Master in my house.
  • Date night with my hot husband.


Jennifer said...

Yay for being back in the blogging world!

I have decided to share the things in which we have in common...because I have decided that you will be excited and care deeply about such things:

~I too have OCD tendencies and "count" (it's not really counting...I can't explain it) and need things to end up in certain numbers. (which I also can't explain-it's a weirdly sophisticated system in which some numbers make sense and some just...don't)
~I have RI-diculous amounts of useless/useful information floating in my head.
~I ALSO have collected bizarro things throughout my life...including bouncy balls, keychains, and nail polish! (ok, I still have the nail polish)
~We already know we share the same tears for That Thing You Do.
~Also watched more musicals than cartoons as a kid...especially Grease...but also Oklahoma, The King & I, and ALL things Phantom of the Opera. It is still my #1 genre preference...especially for background while I'm cleaning my house.
I'd invite you over to watch one with me...BUT...I am a hard core cuddler with anybody and everybody...asleep or awake...sooooo...I dunno.

Glad your back! Hope this is a continuing trend...

Carol Johnston said...

I love it! Also, I have fond memories of watching That Thing You Do with you in high school!

Sarah said...

you're back! I've thought about writing on my blog again... you've inspired me! I like your quirky-ness and remembered some of them! :)