Everyone and their brother has done this meme, except me. I don’t know if it’s more because I’ve been busy, or because I’ve been sick, or because I’m not sure if there are eight random interesting things about me. The best random things are truly random, not simply mundane. And that, my friends, is a fine line on which to tango. Because rather than coming off as wonderfully eccentric, I run the risk of seeming completely dull. But hey, what the heck. What’s dull to one is eccentric to another…
1. I’ve never read any of the Harry Potter books. I’m not opposed to them. I have nothing against them. There’s just always been something else I’d rather read.
2. I have these weird OCD type tendencies that have nothing whatseover to do with cleanliness or order. In fact, I am one of the most disorganized people that I know. But if you erase something on your paper and happen not to wipe away every single last bit of eraser dust, I will have to walk over and do it for you. Even if I don’t know you. This was a particular problem in elementary school but has continued since that time. Also, when I remove a scrunchie from my hair, I can’t just throw it anywhere, still crumpled up and wound into a little ball. I have to smooth it out, make sure all the elastic is not twisted and leave it on my bedside table. There are others that I’m not compelled by every single time I do the activity (like arranging the dishes so that all the patterns are facing the same direction–in fact, I rarely feel like I have to do that anymore) but the scrunchie and the eraser dust are ALWAYS. My husband wonders why I can’t be a little more OCD about the dvd cases that stay disorganized or about my complete shambles of a desk. I tell him I don’t even make sense to myself.
3. I can’t stand the way holding a newspaper makes my fingers feel. When I was a child, I hated the yearly field trip to the Greenville News.
4. I can’t stand the sauna but I love getting into a really hot car in the middle of summer. But only for the first five minutes and then I have to turn on the air.
5. 2006 was the first year I had to file taxes as a freelance writer. 2007 will be the first year I actually have to deduct business expenses.
6. I live across the street from a vegetable market and next door to a bakery. My weight maintenance plan is that I try to frequent the vegetable market more often than the bakery.
7. I played the role of a male carpenter in the parent’s production last year at my son’s school. I was actually quite handsome. But I’m pretty sure my son was embarassed.