Thursday, February 28, 2008


In the spirit of "Common, everyone ELSE is doing it..." I am commencing my list of 103 things you may not know about me.

1. I rarely finish anything. This may be a list of 54 things you may not know about me. Or 13.

2. I am afraid of the dark. Really.

3. My secret vices are fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies (okay, that's not a secret!) and The Simpsons.

4. I know the words to virtually every Barry Manilow song ever written. And I can sing them to you upon demand. This request is not something, oddly enough, that happens often...

5. I am a professional musician. Or rather, I WAS, in a former life. (Like, when I HAD a life!) You can read about that here.

6. I read about six-eight books at a time on average. I finish about 40% of them. There's a lot of poorly written CRAP out there...

7. If I could do anything, I would find a way to become independently wealthy so we could travel the world and see all there is to see. I have a longing to travel that is unfortunately not matched by our budget.

8. I bait my own hook. I have also gutted my own fish, caught a snake, and held multiple frogs. I cannot, however, stand to clean off someone else's plate to put it in the dishwasher. GROSS.

9. I am a Trekie. Hold your laughter.

10. My husband has recently gotten me hooked on the new Battlestar Galactica. NOW you may laugh.

11. I love to watch cooking shows and read recipe books. I said once to a friend that I "read recipes like romance novels." She didn't get it. But I know some of you do!

12. I talk in my sleep. According to my husband, I am completely nonsensical.

13. I am a neat-freak, but not a clean-freak. I pick up the house daily. I dust quarterly.

14. I wanted to be the next Sandi Patti. Really. (I can't believe I'm sharing THAT one...)

15. I also wanted to be the next Amy Grant.

16. I do a pretty good imitation of both. Again, not many requests for either these days...

17. The ideal year, to me, would be for there to be spring (sunny and 75) until the beginning of June, then fall (sunny and 75) until the middle of November, and then it could snow from Thanksgiving until New Year's Day and then start all over again.

18. I drink my tea with cream. Or, at least I did until I started this new diet.

19. I abhor meatloaf, peas, lima beans, and pot roast.

20. I have been known to eat cereal three meals a day.

21. I make "happy eating noises" when I am enjoying a particularly good meal.

22. I do not like to share my food. I am worse than a dog. I have actually GROWLED at my husband. And my children, well...

23. I love baby-butts. I think they are the cutest things in the world.

24. I have peed in the woods and lived to tell about it. (And not dribbled on my shoes!)

Gotta get to work... maybe more later, maybe not!


Angela said...

You like the Simpsons?! That rocks. I love the Simpsons!!! Loved them, from day one. Gotta respect them, dispite their many issues, they love each other and have remained commited as a family. I hope there is a sequel to the movie.

Oh, by the way, thanks for the add of my little bloggie!

Julie Morrison said...

I love this. Ever since I postd mine, this thing has spread like an oil slick...

Julie Morrison said...

24! Score one more for the girls team! Oh, so you saw that one lap around the sun thing already huh? Thanks!!!

I.I. said...

"6 ... I finish about 40% of them. There's a lot of poorly written CRAP out there..." Man, I wish I could put a book down. All that CRAP out there? I just kleep reading it -- good for you!

"15. I also wanted to be the next Amy Grant." Have you her book? I thought it was decent, maybe a bit better than that.

-- Alan M

Jack Bunny said...

Your blog is so literate that it's refreshing to know that in real life you are as deliciously eccentric as the rest of us. Good for you!

lorie said...

Angela--my hubby and I have watched the Simpsons together ever since they began when we were in college--I LOVE THEM!

Alan--nope, haven't read the book. Better than decent, eh?

Fun idea Julie--way to go.

And "Jack," I assume that "delightlyfully eccentric" is a nice way of saying "slightly neurotic?" (Or perhaps more than slightly...) Just kidding. I take that comment as high praise--thank you. (:))