Something I love about blogland is how it creates community across miles and miles. Lisa at Vintage Sweet Peas tagged me for a little “random” fun. I am sure my good friends could point out far more random or weird things about me, but here are a few:
- I have an issue with eating ice cream socially. Not because I don’t like ice cream, but because I can’t stand watching others eat ice cream. Especially children. Something about it melting and getting drippy, or soupy, or even worse – soupy with cake bits in it. Eeeeeeeeeew! I have an actual, physical reaction to it. So if I’m at a table with several people eating ice cream, you’ll notice me looking down a lot.
- I used to play violin. I started at three years old and was trained in the Suzuki method. Yes, they really do have tiny violins for children that young. And Suzuki prefers you start at around 3.
- My husband and I had no interest in each other when we met. Our roommates were dating and thought it would be a good idea to set us up, but we were totally unimpressed with each other. We’ll be celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary September 1st.
- I tend to converse in outline format. I guess I’m a writer at heart, and for some reason, I actually organize my conversation the way most of us were taught to write papers in high school: opening statement, three supporting statements, closing statement. I actually say “a,” “b,” and “c,” (or 1,2,3) when I talk. All this while using the words “grody” and “dude” in said conversation.
- I watch Golden Girls because I find it eerily calming. You know, like comfort food. Something about all that 80’s furniture and corny double-entendres soothe me.
- I am from Montana. I know – what’s so weird or random about that? Well, at the time I left in 1995 there weren’t even a million of us in the entire state. And when I moved to Nashville, TN, for college I can’t tell you how many students I ran across who actually said they really didn’t think of Montana as a state (because they’d “never met anyone who was actually from there”); they thought of it as more of a foreign land. Seriously, people said stuff like that.
- I rarely use standard colors to describe anything. My friend Sarah pointed that out to me whenever we shopped together. Nothing is red or green or pink. I’m naturally more descriptive – raspberry, spring leaf, or ballet pink. Actually, I’m that way with verbs, too (gallop or glide or stampede instead of run, for instance).
If you haven’t done this in a while, and you’d like to – consider yourself tagged!