Saturday, June 16, 2007

8 Random Things About Me

Way back in the day, the wonderfully eloquent Sticky Bun asked me to write 8 things about myself. My apologies to Mrs. Sticky for taking so darn long to get around to posting it. By the way, check out the recent news on her blog about inflatable storks. Hilarious.

Since nothing is going on - I am not pregnant and am just waiting around for AF's arrival after stopping progesterone - it is time to post my 8 things. By the way, did anyone else have to wait, like, for-ev-ah, before AF came after a cycle replete with Clomid and progesterone? This is crazy. I'm on CD30. I never make it to 30. Thank goodness I took the beta because I would have spent a small fortune on HPTs by now.

So to amuse myself while I wait. Below are 8 Random Things About Me:

#1. I have a specific way that I fold towels (in thirds). I will completely unfold and re-fold a stack of towels if my husband folds them differently. I seriously can’t stand it when towels in my house are not folded correctly. So much so that I took out all the towel bars out of our bathrooms and put in hooks instead. This way, I feel way less OCD about my towels.

#2. I am a sucker for jackets that have three-quarter length sleeves.

#3. I don’t care what they’re doing in Hollywood, I am completely old school when it comes to rules about fashion. As an example, I cannot wear white pants before Memorial Day or after Labor Day. I cannot wear open-toe shoes before the first official day of spring. (Not that this matters in the PNW because it is rainy and cold until the first official day of summer). My boots get packed away after Easter and don’t see the light of day until the first official day of fall. Patent leather is for summer and the winter holidays. Only.

#4. I use to suck my thumb at night until I was in the third grade. I don’t know why I had this habit so long or what made me quit. Once, when I was an adult and was really sad, I tried to give it a go again to see if it would soothe me, but it just felt really, really bizarre (I think I was drunk when I attempted this). Go figure, but I never had to have braces because of all that thumb sucking.

#5. I have a photographic memory. Unfortunately it doesn’t work 100% of the time. But I can often close my eyes and exactly see words, charts, etc., from an actual document or spreadsheet I have reviewed. This skill SAVED MY ASS in business school.

#6. I still have a crush on Simon LeBon from Duran Duran. I know, suuuper lame. Once, about 20 years past the purchase of my first Duran Duran cassette tape and when I was happily living in sin with Cowboy, I saw a VH-1 special on Duran Duran. They interviewed Simon’s now wife – some beautiful gorgeous model – and I was seriously jealous of her because she was married to him. I think this is oddly funny because I never was nor am I attracted to men who look like Mr. LeBon in real life. But, c'mon, a guy barefoot in a suit on a can you resist?

#7. I have a very dirty sense of humor and can curse like a sailor when the situation calls for it. Some of my favorites include "c*cks*cker" and "rat f*ck." I work with mostly guys in my line of business and they’ve referred to me as the "walking HR infraction" on a couple of occasions. Not that this matters where I work. At my first sales meeting, my company hosted a big to-do for a guy who was leaving the company that included a video featuring several clips of pole dancers from the "She’s My Cherry Pie" video. All of the guys (seriously a room full of guys) stood up and cheered when it came on.

#8. I do not drink soda pop. Even when I was little and having a Coke was a big treat, I never cared for the stuff. The closest I come to imbibing soda is mixing Maker’s Mark with ginger ale. Since I can count on one hand the number of times I have had hard alcohol in the past year, my soda intake is pretty much nil.

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OK, so probably everyone in blog land has already done this because I waited so long to turn in my assignment. However, my nominees to share a list of 8 Random Things About Myself are:

Von @ Murphy is a Bastard - when you return from your holiday.
Megan @ Exile in Kidville - only when you feel like you are up to it, k?
Caro @ Third Time Lucky - when your in-laws leave.
Anns @ A Brief History of You - while you are waiting for your RPL tests to come in.

Apologies if you've already done this. You don't have to do it again. But I will be checking up on you! ; )


Carrie said...

I'm with you on the boots. Boots and summer = wrong. For sure.

Allison said...
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Allison said...

I read a lot of blogs about infertility and sometimes it is great to read a post (like this one) that just make me laugh out loud! The part about thumb-sucking was particularly hilarious.

Sticky Bun said...

So fun! And too funny about the towels--I have the SAME obsession about folding towels in thirds. Hubby and I got in a fight a few weeks back because I had to go through and refold the towels he had folded. :-)

LJ said...

Holy F*cking Sh*t. I too swear like a sailor and have a very dirty sense of humor. Yay, if I cracked wise around you, you wouldn't run screaming from the crazy lady!

I also sucked my fingers, but needed braces. You suck on that one.

And you can ask Mr. Badger about my obsession with jackets. I'm a jacket whore.