Friday, November 21, 2008

Tag! I'm it.

I was tagged by both Leslie and Meredith several weeks ago and have been building a post in my head until I had time to respond. Now I have some time to list 7 random things about myself:

1. I'm horribly obsessed with textures. I'm very particular about how textiles feel on my skin and certain things irk me to no end. I can't tolerate sand on my skin. I dislike satin against my hands and feet. Fleece and jersey material is fine to wear so long as I don't have to touch it. My parents still regale the horrors of getting my socks' seams right on my feet as a kid (my dad once cut the toes from my ballet tights after such a battle). Because of this quirk, I have an obsession with lotion. Lotion seems to mollify my aversions somewhat but not completely.

2. Drains gross me out. If I have to clean or touch a drain I usually gag. I also refuse to stand near a drain in the shower or tub.

3. I'm terrible at follow through. I've learned a lot of different skills in my 27 years, but I'm terrible at finishing items (sewing, knitting, scrapbooks, woodworking, upholstery). I'm working on that though...for the time being that is. ;)

4. I'm particular about numbers. There isn't a rhyme or reason to my preferences but I know them when I see them. For instance, Moses' birthday is 11/28/06. 1+1 is 2. 2 from 8 is -6 (and the slashes could denote an absolute value, which would make the answer 6 or 06). My mind finds these weird connections to make the numbers desirable. My drivers' license is a jumble of 1s, 0s, and 5s - I love it!

5. I eat the foods on my plates one at a time - all the green beans, all the mashed potatoes, all the bread...and my drink is always last (I'm also no longer a vegetarian since my last pregnancy when I craved chicken. Now, I eat chicken and turkey sparingly).

6. I took 8 years of Latin in school. I really enjoyed it and while I can't actually speak it, it is helpful on occasion.

7. I'm obsessed with puns! I've gotten less annoying with age, but I still enjoy a good pun and go out of my way to point them out. Dave found an annual pun competition in Austin that I'd love to attend. I'd compete except that the practice for such an event my be overkill for my family (aka practice audience). I can't wait until the boys are able to understand and enjoy puns.

( A more recent addition could be that I've bec0me obsessed with the Twilight Saga. There are very few books I've read more than once (the only other I can think of is Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn), but I'm currently reading the four books for the second time and I'm about to embark on a third reading of each. Too bad the movie is a stinker. Sigh.)

I'm tagging Laura, Misty, Megan, Nicole, Patty, Jennifer, and Ashley B!

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