Here's how you play: Once you've been 'tagged', you have to write a blog of 10 weird/random/ habits/goals/facts about yourself. At the end choose 10 people to be tagged , listing their names and WHY you chose them. Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them to read your blog. You can't tag the person who tagged you, since you can't tag me back - let me know when you've posted your blog so I can see your answers.
So I was tagged by the fabulous Kristie B. to complete this list. While the phrase “at a loss for words” have NEVER EVER been used to describe me, I am finding it difficult to come up with 10 things about myself that are interesting enough to share with the world. Thanks KB, for making me think so hard on a Monday morning ;)
1. Until recently, I never wanted to get married. Ever. Not even to Luca Toni, who is THE HOTTEST MAN ALIVE. Despite the fact that my parent’s marriage is pretty much a sickeningly perfect example of how much marriage DOES work and how much is makes two amazing individuals an even more amazing couple, I just never felt like it was ever going to fit into my life plan, which was, obviously, to dominate the business world in stilettos. While I am still interested very much in kicking ass in the board room, I have realized that I would be happier doing it with a man who supports and challenges me by my side (and possibly dishing out said ass kickings in Converse…stilettos hurt). Admitting this doesn’t make me less awesome, nor does it make me a weak woman, and I know that now. I still have no interest at all in planning a wedding and really, no matter how hard you try to get me to, I am never going to care about flowers, but the thought of spending my life with a man who loves and cares for me no longer makes me throw up. So I think that’s progress.
2. My mom is one of my best friends. We’ve always been close, but in the past few years I feel like our relationship has really grown. I actually listen to the advice she gives me now, and frequently call her just to talk. I am completely flattered when people tell me that I remind them of her, be it because of the way I look or because of something I do. She’s fun, she’s smart and she’s cool. I love that she’s not someone content to stand in the background and blend in. And good luck to you if you cross her. I hope people still think I am like her as I get older.
3. I work much better in the afternoon than I do in early morning hours. However, I would prefer my work day to begin and end earlier, like from 6-3, instead of 8-5. This logic doesn’t make any sense to me, so good luck wrapping your brain around that one.
4. There are few things in the world that frustrate me more than calling a business or a help desk and having to go through 20 minutes of touch-tone or voice-activated menus before ever getting to speak with a human being. Being in an industry that provides help desk services, I understand the importance of filtering to make sure your customer ends up in the correct department to get their issue answered, but when did “customer service” become so off-putting? GIVE ME A REAL PERSON, please.
5. I wore acrylic nails for 5 years. Straight. Gag. I’ve always thought I had boy hands, and used to wish I had long, slender fingers and longer nail beds. I thought the nails made my hands look prettier. Turns out, they just made them look like I was wearing fake nails. I was spending upwards of $60 per month to keep them maintained and finally just ruled it a frivolous expense. I wanted to know what my hands looked like without white tips connected to the ends. Turns out, I really dig the nails I was born with. I got the imposters taken off and then just had my nails buffed…it was the most natural and pretty my hands have looked in…well, 5 years.
6. I hate to run. I used to run all the time when I was younger. Now, I can’t stand it. Unfortunately, running is the most effective way for me to keep in shape. Running and swimming, but I don’t have my own pool and I refuse to pay for a gym membership. So I run. Sometimes. When I feel like it. Which is usually never. So really, I don’t run. I should, but like I said, I HATE IT.
7. I am a really good cook. I used to despise cooking and thought it was way too domestic of a task, but then I started cooking for myself to avoid going out to eat every night and I found out that I am really, really good at it. AND I like it. I really enjoy making dinner for my friends, hanging out in the kitchen, drinking good wine and talking. And I especially like to see the looks on their faces when I tell them that YES, I made that and NO, it did not come pre-cooked from a box.
8. I am super competitive about pretty much everything. I really can’t stand to lose, and if I am going to do something, I have to do it better than everyone else. This trait comes out most frequently when playing sports, trying to get ahead in my job, and during friendly games of Trivial Pursuit.
9. I hate folding and putting away laundry. I will DO laundry all day long, as in, I will sort it then put it in the washing machine then put it in the dryer, but I HATE HATE HATE to fold it and then put it away. This drives SK crazy, as he is usually the one that does the laundry, folds it and places it neatly on my side of the room, only to have it sit there for 3 weeks because I won’t put it away. Hee.
10. I thank the heavens every day that I work in an office where jeans, an old college tshirt and my Converse are classified as “appropriate business attire.” I am so much more comfortable in this uniform than I would be all dressed up…that’s just not me.
There you go. 10 interesting things about me. Took me all day to come up with, but I think I’ve done a decent job. If you didn’t think they were interesting, you shouldn’t have read all 10 of them. So there.
Now to tag people:
Liz—Because I am so pumped that we have gotten back in touch this last year, and I SO love hearing about your life.
Heidi—Because with you too, I am super excited to have gotten back in touch, and I love the way you write and I love hearing your stories about your cute kids.
Karen—Because even though I read every. single. survey. you do, I can always use more Karen ;)
Chandra— Because this is going to be my sneaky way of getting you to start a blog, too ;)
Sarah— Because hello…of course I would tag you!
Leah—Because you are just too far away and are my MN BFF
Deborah—Because I have a feeling that your list of 10 weird things will be changing DRASTICALLY in the next few months and it’d be fun to laugh at these later ;)
Niki—Because I can only imagine what you’d put out there…
Elizabeth Ann—Because your life is so different from the last time I saw you!
Angie—Because really, it’s just been too damn long.
Gen—Because I KNOW some crazy stuff has gone down in San Marcos ;)
And yeah, I know that’s 11 people, but I don’t care.