Friday, February 22, 2008

A random tagging of sorts . . .

Ok - this was HARD! You think you can come up with 7 random things, but when you think about it - random ain't easy. Either that or I'm just a predictable person. So, here's my attempt to tell you something you don't or wouldn't know about me.

The rules are as follows:

#1 Link to the person who tagged you.... Julie at Truly Delightful?!?!
#2 Post the rules on your blog.
#3 Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
#4 Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
# 5 Leave a comment on their blogs so that they know they have been tagged.

So . . . here we go.
1 - My left leg is 3 1/2 inches shorter than my right. I know - wierd. I have scoliosis and was supposed to have back surgery to correct it but I was not diagnosed until I was 14yrs. By then it was very risky and it scared me. If I had been 3 degrees worse, they would have 'required' it but the drs watched it until I was 21yrs and it never worsened. So . . I am just careful about my choice in bathing suits, dresses, etc.

2 - I hate listening to the radio in the car. This is just random, in that people are amazed that I don't. I NEVER have it on if I have a choice. Maybe because I would much rather hear silence than music or talking. I hear that all day, everyday. I just want nothing to do but sit.

3 - I'd be very happy as a single woman. Don't judge too quickly! I UTTERLY love my family but I would be completely content with being alone. I would love to have a place of my own; where no one touches things I put down, I can put some ice cream in the freezer and it will be there when I go back, no one would mess up my cleanliness, I can have peace and quiet when I want and watch what I want and when I want to. I could spend my money the way I want to and have extra in the bank that won't have be spent on socks (because the boys played outside again without shoes) or posterboard (for yet another school project), etc. Maybe it's because I grew up in a large family and my 'career' is so "in your face" that I just enjoy my solitude.

4 - It really bothers me when I find out someone doesn't like me. I know we all have insecurities but if I find out - I want to fix it. I want everyone to be my friend and I want to be everyone's friend. Doesn't mean we have to be best buds but I never want to walk by someone and feel like they can't say hi or feel like they are talking behind my back sorely. I try and live so that many may say that I am a good and nice person. Sometimes I fail but I'm trying.

5 - I love my iced drinks. Everyone does but I will NEVER drink ANYTHING unless it's ON ICE. I don't care if it's even just a cold can of soda - MUST HAVE ICE! And I ALWAYS have a bag of Sonic ice in the freezer.

6 - I'm a list freak! I am like my mother in the respects of lists. I write lists for everything -
*groceries - I even have a pretyped one on my computer that I just circle what I need
*meal ideas - I have 35 meals listed with the ingredients needed - kids circle the meal they want and I know what I need to make it
*things to do
*my budget - I'm super anal about this one - have it planned out to the day for the next 3 months
*schedules - I have a Palm pilot "my brain" and I live by it. Even if something 'pops' up, I'll put it in after the fact. I always know where I was, am going or will be.
My dad walked in on my mom once with a bunch of papers on the table and asked what she was doing. She replied "making a list of my lists". That's me. List freak!

7 - I'm an avid multi-tasker! I HATE that people don't or can't do more than one thing at a time!! I will walk down the hall to do something and be thinking of all the things that I can do on the way back. Maybe it was the way I was trained in theatre. You can't just do one thing at a time in theatre. There are always lots of things to do. Geoff laughs at me because I can do 10 things at once and still hear his conversation down the hall on the phone. :) Maybe I'm nosy too. HA!

Ug. All done. Whew! Feel better now. :)
I tag:
Lene @ Embracethechaos
Laurie @ Treasure the Little Things
Danny @ Nor the Battle Too Strong
Lacey @ All You Need Is Love
Mommyx5 @ Party of 5
Lara @ Overstuffed



Laurie M. said...

Great list! I think I already knew a lot of this about you. I love that you have your grocery list and meal ideas all typed up. That is a great idea. I'll answer my tag, but it might take me a couple days to think of 7 random things.

Lara said...

I think we are the same person...I agree wholeheartedly with your entire list, except the one about ice. And I used to be that way until my mission in Romania where they never serve drinks with ice because they think it will make you sick. So I got used to it and haven't been able to handle super cold drinks ever since.

I will do mine this weekend. Thanks for the tag! :)

mommyx5 said...

This a fun one. I would loose all these lists . The only list I can half way rely on is the one in my head.I agree about the peace and quiet. When I am in the car alone I cherish the silence. Rarely happens,but a Mom can dream.I saw that I have been tagged. I will be thinking...

Kristen said...

I wish I was organized enough to make lists like that! If I make a grocery list, I end up leaving it at home anyway.
I've enjoyed your posts - You are one busy woman! It's funny...I was just telling my sister how awesome it would be to be talented enough to perform in a musical. The grass is always greener type of thing right?

Audrey said...

I have several things in common with this--I absolutely adore ice too, but am not as insistent about it as you. If it's cold, that's good for me.
I too am a list freak. Sunday night is the worst time for me to relax because as soon as I lie down, my brain turns on and I start making my "to do" list for the coming week. I NEVER go grocery shopping without a list of ingredients and my meals planned or I come home with a bunch of random ingredients that don't make anything.
I already knew about your leg though from the get to know you game on campus a couple of years back.
No music in the car?? That one shocked me!

Jenn said...

I love your list. And I am totally going to steal your list for shopping where you just circle what you need before you go to the store. I love it. And I love Sonic ice too. That round ice does it for me- yum!