Friday, December 7, 2007

Seven Things

The Beautiful Brooke tagged me over a week ago. I've been so lazy about posting that I'm just now getting to this. I am supposed to name seven weird or random things about myself.
I think this will be tough because I am an open book, I guess that leads me to the first random thing.
1. I get off on people knowing me well.
I guess I figure if other people know me inside and out, the more likely they'll be to help me figure out who I really am.

2. I graduated from high school when I was 16.
I skipped Kindergarten (started first grade when I was 5). When I was in 3rd grade we moved & the new school felt that I was too young to be in 3rd so I was sent back to 2nd grade. After repeating 2nd grade the school realized they made a mistake so they put me in 4th grade. I blame never finishing 3rd grade for the fact that I'm not smart anymore.

3. I can't stand cottage cheese or ricotta.
There's something about the lumpy, clumpy texture that just makes me want to puke. I also can't stand cold salads made with foods that are supposed to be eaten warm (potato salad, macaroni salad or any other pasta salad, egg salad. BLECH!)

4. I love creativity.
The people I admire most each have at least one or more artistic talent. (writing, singing, playing an instrument, designing, sewing, crafting, acting, dancing, speaking more than one language, being an educator) . I often wish that I can be more like them. I try to surround myself with creative people, secretly wishing that I will somehow soak up some of their creativity.

5. I style my hair with conditioner. That's it.
It took me years to figure out how to keep my curly hair manageable. A few years ago I left conditioner in my hair after a shower and I loved how it kept my curls from frizzing. Since then that's pretty much all I do, take a shower, brush my hair out, put conditioner in it & let it air dry. Simple.

6. I go over my cell phone minutes every month.
No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to use less than 1500 minutes a billing cycle. That doesn't even count the amount of time I'm on my home phone. I love to talk. My mom has a picture of me at a year old, with a toy phone to my ear dragging it around the house (I don't think cordless phones were invented back then. Thank goodness somebody came up with them). Who could have guessed that I would still have a phone to my ear most of the time.

7. I can't stand the sound of AM radio.
It drives me nuts and I don't know why.

Whew, that was tough. If I remember the rules of this meme correctly, I'm supposed to tag 7 other people. Since I'm so late at doing this and most of the bloggers I know have already done this, I'm not going to follow the rules.

Anything else you'd like to know?


Leigh said...

I love that I didn't know most of these about you. How cool.
You rock.
I'd like to know...if you've ever had your songbrain stolen?

JustALittleBit_Me said...

I haven't been tagged on this one (not that I know of). If you tag me, I'll do it. Yeah yeah, I know I didn't fulfill the last tag... too hard. wink wink!

Doulala said...

Leigh - Hmmm, songbrain? Yes, I think I have. Fortunately it was returned to me.

Little Bit - Tag! You're it!

leaner said...

I wish people knew ME more, but I don't think I "know" me so it might be hard for others to. There was only one person I think who knew me better than I knew myself. He was a really good friend I had right before I met my husband. He would tell me what I was thinking. I think if I had wanted a partner that was exactly like me- he would have been it. I however prefer the yin yang type relationship. The type where you compliment and balance each other.
Sometimes I feel creative- other times I read what others are doing and I feel like I am not quite as creative as I thought!
I use just conditioner when my hair is in curly stage (it will be curly and then straight its strange.)
I enjoyed learning more about you! :)

marybeth said...

NERD!!!! 16? that's when my mama graduated from high school and she was real smart (nerdy).


mb said...

did you call me today?


Doulala said...

Yes, MB I did. I "saw" you birthing today (while I getting acupuncture).