Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tag! You're It!

Lisa, over at Everything Murphy, tagged me with the "Tell Me About Yourself Award."  Lisa was a travel buddy in China; she is sweet, funny, faithful, encouraging, and understanding.  Thanks for the award--I feel so special!

The rules of the award are:  1) Thank the person who gave you this award (done!),  2) List 7 things people may not know about you (hmmmm),  3) Pass it along to a few other bloggers.


1. I'm a nymphomaniac.  It's true.  Just ask my husband.

1.  Restart. I dislike autocorrect.  The statement above was supposed to read, "I'm an insomniac.  It's true.  Just ask my husband."  When I'm not suffering from insomnia, I'm out cold--I've even been told that I snore!  Don't believe it!  I've never heard myself snore!

2.  If I had been born 30 years later, I probably would have been diagnosed with ADHD.  I just like to think of myself as a fidgety-scatter-brained-crazy-lady-who-suffers-from BUT FIRST DISEASE.  Seriously, I think ADHD is diagnosed WAY too often--and over-medicated.

3.  I don't like dogs.  Hopefully, I'll still have friends after making that statement public.  My dislike stems from my teenage days as a newspaper delivery girl.  On the plus side, I do love my own dog.  In fact, I'm one of those people who would spend thousands of dollars for dog appendectomy surgery.

4.  I don't watch TV.  I don't even know how to work the remote. I LOVE to read.  Love, Love.  I am usually reading at least five books all at the same time.  But I rarely read fiction and when I do, I can't stand the suspense, so I usually skip to the end of the book.  I know, that's lame. 

5. I recently gave up drinking.  That makes me sound like an alcoholic. Let me start over.  I recently gave up social drinking, which only happened a few times a year anyway.  I did it to give my kids a role model (Hubby drinks sparingly, so I also consider him a role model).  I'm surprised how socially awkward it can be (especially when living in wine country).  Just for the record, the last time I had more than two drinks was 25 years ago in Germany, at our going away party.  The last thing I remember was doing cartwheels on the table!  Oh to be young and crazy--apparently I wasn't as concerned with role-model status!

6.  I don't like small talk.  And I'm not very good at it.  When I make a phone call, I get right to the point of my call.  Then, sometimes, half-way through the conversation I realize my social blunder and say, "Oh! How are you?"  Did I mention I don't even like making phone calls?  Did I mention I'm all about time management--even socially?  I don't know how my friends put up with me!

7.  I think birds are sometimes angels in disguise, and when I see the sun come through the clouds in a certain way, I think my son is looking down from Heaven saying, "Hi Mom!  It's great being up here with Jesus!  I love you!"  I think about Joe more times than I can count every . single . day.  I miss him more than words can convey. 

There you have it.  I pass along the award to my sister, Trisha, at The Coy Pond, my sister, Amber, at As the World Turns, and Elizabeth, at Ordinary Time

Tag!  You're It!


Lisa said...

Love reading everything you've shared:) I definitely suffer from but first disease, too! And I also think birds are angels sometimes:)

Thanks for playing and passing the torch!

thecurryseven said...

Thank you, Ann. I love it when someone gives me a topic to post about and I don't have to come up with one myself.


Nancy said...

I adore that you think of Joe so often. That kind of love is steadfast.
As to small talk, ya, it's an art that I just don't get either. Not very good at it.