25 Random Facts About Me

Below is a meme that’s been running around Facebook for a week or so now, and I’ve been tagged more than a half-dozen times, so I thought I’d take the plunge and try it. I’m posting it to the blog first, though, because I know my imported blog notes are invisible to certain people on FB, whereas I don’t really know if regular notes are. (It also saves me from coming up with something new for the blog today, which is an added bonus.)

Share Rules:
Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you.

(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.)

1. I’ve worked for the same organization (though in different jobs) for almost 10 years and, the occasional frustration aside, I still like it and am glad to be there.

2. I’ve had 12 different addresses since graduating from college.

3. I am not generally a shoe person, but spent the absurd amount of $300 on a pair last year and haven’t regretted it once. They are amazingly beautiful and even just looking at them makes me happy.

4. I buy a lot of purses. I secretly believe that if I find the perfect one, I will magically become organized.

5. There are mornings where I am sure I need coffee more than oxygen.

6. Those mornings are the only time it really bums me out to be single, since I would like to have someone to bring me coffee in bed.

7. Knitting is one of my favorite things to do, but I haven’t picked up the needles in weeks because all my current projects are in some state of disaster.

8. I am hopelessly addicted to “Lost” and “Mad Men.”

9. I think bananas are disgusting.

10. Despite growing up in a state that’s attached to Canada, I was 34 before I visited there.

11. I have never seen an episode of the original “Star Trek” tv series, nor any of the movies.

12. I think coffee pots with timers — so the coffee is automagically ready in the morning — are one of the best inventions ever. And yet, I often forget to set mine up before I go to bed.

13. I really love bacon (it’s one of my favorite foods), but find the current fascination with “extreme bacon” recipes to be pretty gross.

14. I like swearing, and find the ability to creatively use profanity to be a character asset, not a flaw.

15. I have more hair on my head than most people — way more. So much, in fact, that the shampooers at salons have been known to call people over to feel my hair. (This is slightly creepy.)

16. “Gypsy” by Suzanne Vega is my favorite song — and has been for more than 20 years. I could listen to it forever and not get tired of it.

17. I spend more time playing  tetris, solitaire, and sudoku on my phone than I do making/receiving calls.

18. There is a reasonably good chance that I am going to be late for work today, which is especially bad because I have a meeting.

19. I have an excellent internal clock (I almost always wake up 5 minutes before my alarm and am pretty good at guessing the time without looking) but I have almost no sense of how long it takes to do things, so despite knowing what time it is and when I need to be somewhere, I am always running late.

20.  I hate the fact that morning people run the world.

21. I’ve seen Bruce Springsteen in concert 14 times in seven cities (and nine different venues). And if the pre-inaugural “We Are One” concert — which I attended, but actually saw only on the jumbotron — counts, then I’m up to 15 shows and 10 venues.

22. I love to drink but don’t like being drunk.

23. I have a scar in my right eyebrow from falling off a bar stool when I was two. (It would be a better story if said stool was actually in a pub of some sort, but it was just in a beach house.)

24. Hockey is the only pro sport I really love and understand intuitively. This is probably from going to so many games with my dad as a kid.

25. Almost two years after he died, I still haven’t figured out how to stop missing Dad.

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9 thoughts on “25 Random Facts About Me

  1. Mom January 30, 2009 / 12:27 pm

    Wow! What a list. I think I knew most of those things about you and was doing Ok until I got to #25. I haven’t figured that out yet either — actually, I miss him more 🙂

  2. sionna January 30, 2009 / 12:34 pm

    Ah, I have wonderful (and artery-choking) memories of lazy weekend morning where you and I would cook up and eat a pound a bacon. Mmmmm. Those were the days.

    It’s a not a fair comparison but, it has been 5 1/2 years since my MIL died and my heart still aches to see her, especially when my daughter has a life milestone, or holidays. I even get mad feeling that she was cheated in life by not knowing her wonderful Nana.

    You never stop missing. You wouldn’t BE you if you ever stopped missing your Dad. 😉

    I forgot about mentioning bananas on my 25 Things. How could I? Blech, blech and blech.

  3. sprite January 30, 2009 / 1:09 pm

    I don’t think you’re supposed to stop missing someone. I think it just stops hurting quite so much when you do (most of the time).

  4. Mom January 30, 2009 / 1:47 pm

    Yes, Sprite, of course you are right! And, a LOT of the “good ole” memories come back too. Thanks, Hon.

  5. common loon January 30, 2009 / 3:30 pm

    read this:
    http://pages.prodigy.net/kathy_werling/foc/dragonfly.html

    (not particularly religious, but very much reminds me of a conversation I had with my mom)

    2 years…that kicks me in the gut. I still have so many “fresh” memories for that much time to have gone by.

  6. Susan January 30, 2009 / 4:54 pm

    I’m right there with Sionna with Mom…I miss all I wanted her to see and do and be, especially with the girls. That part, seems to get worse. Because there is so much she would have cared about the way no one else does. I guess Sprite’s right, too, cuz I seem to cry less…though I cry unexpectedly more, if that makes sense to anyone but me.

  7. common loon January 30, 2009 / 5:35 pm

    Susan, I 100% agree with your first 2 sentences (very well put) and mostly with the last one (you make sense). Exception: I’m a sap and I still cry A LOT.

  8. Mom January 30, 2009 / 6:01 pm

    I’m with Susan & CL — it isn’t better yet. May never be…… When #1 Grandson asked his Daddy “Why Grandpa didn’t come with Grandma anymore to help her with the driving?”…… He hadn’t mentioned Jim in a year — where did that come from? I am glad we/they have some memories and we have some pictures for them to see later on….. I am here for both of you and your boys and girls. Oh how I wish distance wasn’t an issue. Hugging you all. -Mary (P.S. Loon. Loved the Dragonfly story — hope it helps the children understand what we cannot find words for….)

  9. Megan February 5, 2009 / 1:08 pm

    I think I knew most of those things, but then when you live 4 feet away from someone for 2 years that is bound to happen! I miss my hall mate!

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