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Friday, November 5, 2010

That's enough about me. Now let's talk about me.

I am answering Chicken Mama's challenge - although, I am embarrassed to admit I have no idea what a "meme" is - and list 25 things about me.  Let's see if I can do this in a stream-of-consciousness way and not in my usual over-edited way (but with spellcheck...)

1.  I prefer animals to people.
2.  I hated school after grade school but I love learning.  Go figure.
3.  I can type 105 wpm pretty much without error.
4.  I wear socks to bed as soon as the temperature drops below 50.
5.  Sometimes I forget to comb my hair all day.  Even when I go into work.
6.  I have long conversations with my dogs, cats, sheep, llamas.  But not with my chickens or rabbits.  Bias?
7.  All I wanted to be when I was growing up was a sculptor/cowgirl.
8.  I have a Fine Arts background and work as a legal researcher.
9.  I still cry every time I think of the time I had to have my parents' dog, Jetta, put to sleep.  Years ago.
10.  I can't sleep past 4:30 a.m. even on weekends - if I do, I get cranky.
11.  I would love to live in the middle of nowhere, by myself, with my furred friends, with no one else about, being totally self-sufficient and off-grid.
12.  I do most of my baking between 4:30 - 6:30 a.m.
13.  I am addicted to a certain kind of potato chip.
14.  I would rather drink Champagne than water - even for breakfast, if I could get away with it.
15.  I cheated on a math test in 9th grade.
16.  I still hold a grudge against my high school speech teacher, Mr. Higgie, for not telling me I was pronouncing "Freud" wrong (read: Freeooood), making me the laughing stock of my class.
17.  I was an alto in church choir and sing at every opportunity - especially to the dogs - and especially songs from musicals.
18.  I listen to classical music if I'm stuck in traffic because it's the only thing that quenches my road rage.
19.  I drive too fast.
20.  I would like to learn how to play a mandolin before I'm too old to function.
21.  I don't have any friends from where I grew up - most of my friends were made in the last 15 years of my life.  And they are the best friends anyone can have.
22.  I can't stick to a diet or a budget.
23.  I close my eyes or leave the room during scary bits of movies.
24.  I have watched the Wizard of Oz over 50 times.
25.  I know all the words to "The Jabberwocky".

Anyone else?

8 comments:

  1. Now THAT is a fascinating list. We are very alike in some ways, and very different in others. (Champagne? Never tasted it!)

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  2. I loved it! Because you don't usually reveal much of anything about your personal self . . . and inquiring minds want to know. So thanks for sharing. (There now. It didn't even hurt, did it?)

    I want to question you some more about nearly all of your statements.

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  3. Twas brillig and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimbel in the wabe
    All mimsey were the borogroves
    And the mome raths outgrabe
    (crap - now I have to look it up)
    I lurve that poem!

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  4. Nice! I have to admit we share quite a few of them, I hear you on the friends thing - only since the advent of Facebook have I even "talked" to friends from high school! I came here first so I guess I better get over to Chicken Mama's update and read that!

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  5. I must have the detailed answer to #13....and if #24 is true, then you must know which character carries the pistol...and I'm more than just a little bit jealous of #3...

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  6. I'm curious to know what a "legal researcher" does. (Duh, I know it means "does research in the field of law" but can you give more of an idea of what your job actually entails on a daily basis?

    So you get up every morning at 4:30. I am so envious. I love those early hours but have always required so much sleep that I'd have to be asleep at night at 8 (at the latest) to get what I seem to need. What time do you go to bed on the average?

    Do you still dabble in the Fine Arts? I know you knit.

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  7. Mama Pea - nothing like a dollar short and days behind - I research laws and regs in all 50 states for our clients. Sometimes it's absolutely fascinating. Mostly -- not. I also make up charts, do administrative work, and am the go-between between our attorneys and the state lobbying commission. I go to bed between 9:30 and 10:30. Since the time change, it's mostly the former. As I get used to the 2 hours of daylight, I tend to go to bed later. I need 6 hours of sleep and I'm hunky dorey. I occasionally dabble, but not often. I tend to do more crafty-type things now. That seems to work better with my lack of focus. I LOVE to knit, and am learning to spin and weave this winter. And maybe play the mandolin ;o).

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  8. Someday you'll have to tell the story of just how you got into your line of work. Had you thought of becoming a lawyer?

    I so envy you being able to be bright eyed and bushy tailed on 6 hours of sleep. They say as we get older we need less sleep; I'm ready for that to happen to me. So much stuff I wanna do, so little time!

    You'd better hope for a long, slow winter! Looks like you've got a lot planned to accomplish during these months inside. Thanks for the reply. :o)

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