08 February 2006

Ten Things.

TEN Random Things You May Not Know About Me:

  1. I'm very left-dominant ... left-handed, left-footed, left-brained. Left-leaning. Left out.
  2. My grandparents' house had a coal cellar, and one of my early memories is playing in it. I don't remember the trouble I must have gotten in afterward - my mother used to dress us up ridiculously, all too frequently in sailor suits.
  3. Despite or because of all those sailor suits, I love wearing white and blue.
  4. I have always been ticklish, but in the last six years, it has been completely used up. (It isn't coincidental that I've been with the Boy for six years.)
  5. I am phenomenally indecisive.
  6. I can go to the airport and watch planes take off and land and be ridiculously content for unending lengths of time. Same for people-watching in malls and parks. There are so many good stories.
  7. I've kept journals for longer than I can remember.
  8. I am superstitious, but only in my own idiosyncratic ways.
  9. I have read just about every book that I own more than once. Some, probably hundreds of times.
  10. I'm pretty much always convinced I'm being dorky, affected, lazy or otherwise inadequate.

NINE Places I've Visited:

  1. Ypres
  2. New Orleans
  3. Paris
  4. Edinburgh
  5. San Francisco
  6. Venice
  7. Montreal
  8. San Pedro
  9. Dublin

EIGHT Ways to Win My Heart:

  1. Flowers. There is nothing in this world like gorgeous flowers to make you feel important and dreamy and ladylike. Pretty, interesting, good-smelling flowers, not bunches of ferns and baby's breath, though. I still miss my little potted gardenia.
  2. Honesty. Thorough honesty.
  3. Snuggling. Deliberate, premeditated snuggling, especially on rainy or snowy days.
  4. Like kids. But not in a Neverland Ranch way or in a Wedding Crashers way.
  5. Don't take my shit.
  6. Gracefully walk the line between gentleman and chauvinist. Straddle the one between mature and immature. Ignore the one between trendy and predictable.
  7. Possess a nice bottom, a sense of humor, and a way with words.
  8. Surprise me.

SEVEN Things I Want to Do Before I Die:

  1. Be at peace with myself.
  2. Live in England.
  3. Write a book.
  4. Run a 5K. (A small goal, perhaps, but I am a dreamer, not a lunatic.)
  5. Develop the skill of cooking regularly, calmly and adequately.
  6. Discover my life’s work.
  7. Make things better.

SIX Things I'm Afraid Of:

  1. Looking into mirrors or windows in the dark.
  2. Coming up basement stairs.
  3. Getting on down escalators.
  4. Missing out.
  5. Letting people down.
  6. Becoming bitter.

FIVE Things I Don't Like:

  1. Grape scent or flavor.
  2. Dust.
  3. Disorganization.
  4. Bananas.
  5. Leaving the TV on in rooms you aren't in.

FOUR Ways to Turn Me Off:

  1. Remind me of things I don't like about myself.
  2. Remove challenges.
  3. Catch me in the wrong mood.
  4. Wake me up.

THREE Things I Do Every Day:

  1. Wish I were in bed.
  2. Think about England.
  3. Talk to the Boy.

TWO Things that Make Me Happy:

  1. Sunrises.
  2. Sunsets.

ONE Thing On My Mind Right Now:

  1. How much time I've spent on this instead of on Real Life, but how at the same time I'm glad I did it because it was interesting, and slightly self-revelatory, and how I really need to get back to work now, and what I'll do for dinner tonight, but oh yes, I have half of a leftover sandwich, and how my week is really going better than I thought it would yesterday or the day before. How I can get to England. Whether my new slippers will ever stop getting red fleecy lint all over my socks. And how I don’t think I will ever, ever in my life have only one thing on my mind.
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2 comments:

Tommy said...

I loved this blog! I hate down escalators too.

JC said...

If only I could get half of my friends to be as open an honest about who they really are and what makes them tick as you were in some of the things you alluded to in this simple blog. (By the way, I don't know how intentional the order of your list of things to do before you die is, but I like #1.) It's interesting how we can sometimes be more vulnerable in the midst of a virtual community than personal interaction often lends itself to. You sound like quite an amazing person.

Anyway, I don't know why I'm here, and certainly why I'm posting a comment. I really need to get back to studying. But for some odd reason, stumbling across your page has made my night, so thanks for taking the time and being open. Very fun blog. Oh and yes, you emphatically look like Nicole Kidman.