Friday, February 1, 2008


As promised, here is installment two of things you never wanted to know so didn't bother to ask.

35. I have always been hearing impaired, it was a side effect of a difficult vaginal breech birth; it took a while for me to get breathing.

36. I am unbelievably thankful that this was the only thing affected it could have been so much worse.

37. I think my hearing loss is tougher on those around me than it is on me. I turn the TV up too loud, I am loud and people may think I am ignoring them.

38. My favorite TV series is Star Trek Voyager.

39. This does not make me a trekkie. Although, I have been to Vulcan. Still not a trekkie. I just want to be Captain Catherine Janeway when I grow up.

40. I don't floss. I know my teeth will fall out eventually; it's a risk I am willing to take.

41. I used to take piano lessons. It took 7 years for me to reach grade two Royal Conservatory. Paying for my lessons may not have been the wisest investment my parents ever made.

42. I am also tone deaf. If I tried out for Canadian Idol, I would get on TV. Guaranteed.

43. I lived for two years in a little bitty town of 2500 in the middle of the forest.

44. This was probably one of my favorite two years ever.

45. I hate shopping for shoes.

46. I have an unbelievably vivid imagination. I've learned to tone it down now, but when I was in grade 5 I pretty much thought I was Anne of Green Gables.

47. I don't wear make-up. This is not due to religious reasons, allergies or that I am insanely beautiful and don't need it. I am such a klutz I cannot properly apply it.

48. My favorite book series of all times and forever is Anne of Green Gables. I re-read it at least once a year. My copies are actually wearing out.

49. In the last 12 years I have probably woken up less than ten times and not been in the middle of a dream. I dream constantly. They are vivid, wild and often involve terrorists. For five years after leaving my job in Texas I still dreamed that I was in trouble with my boss.

50. I do not craft. The klutziness is to blame for this as well. I really should not be allowed around scissors.

51. My camp nick-name was Crumb. I keep telling myself it was in reference to my size and nothing else.

52. I do not like coffee but the smell is utterly heavenly. The stuff just tastes like battery acid.

53. When we were in Texas I fell in LOVE with Southern Cooking. Sometimes I read Boomama just for the references to fried chicken.

54. The mere mention of BBQ can have me salivating.

55. Before I was married I attended the same church my whole life and lived in three houses. Two of them were in the same neighborhood.

56. Since being married I have moved 5 times. In a week, we will have lived in this house for 2 years. That will be the longest in any house so far.

57. Fire freaks me out a bit.

58. I have never smoked. Who in their right mind puts something on fire in their mouth?

59. I hate cats.

60. I have only had sunburn about 5 times in my life.

61. I slather my kids with sunscreen, but I often "forget" to put it on myself. I love how dark my skin gets. (Both of the women who I call mom, please forget you read this.)

62. I read Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy.

63. I'd rather watch a blow-em-up shoot-em -up move than a chick flick. I really do make a lousy girl sometimes.

64. Before dating Way Cooler I rarely cried.

65. I now cry at the opening of a Kleenex box.

66. I have never made pie crust.


Recovering Sociopath said...

Re: #48-- If we ever have a daughter, Cordelia is very high in the potential name list.

You are a pretty cool geek. :)

JCK said...

This is fun and funny. Way Cooler is one lucky guy to have you in 5 houses. Living in a forest sounds so cool.

I sometimes forget to put sunscreen on my, too. I figure the kids have a bright future, mine ...well, a little wrinkly from that sun damage.

I cry easily now, too. Sometimes I hate that.

KnittinChick said...

I was hoping that you'd own up to the Anne thing. When I heard that, I just about peed my pants laughing... seriously! I'm sure that comes from the other side of the family... not my side:-)

MomOfTheCrazies said...

And you wonder why your siblings picked on you :)

tallmom said...

this is great

Sue said...

I adore Anne Shirley. We are kindred spirits for sure. When I read the first book, I was so completely delighted to find out there were more. I would have loved to meet L.M. Montgomery.

You KNOW I'm with you on 45. Right there on 50 too. I was never able to get into Voyager, but I always liked TNG - but I'm not a trekkie either.

Life In Progress said...

Oh, I love Anne of Green Gables. I am hoping my daughter's will carry on the addiction.