Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hello there

Now that I have no birthdays to look forward to 'til I'm 50, and because I've been tagged 7,000 times for that '25 things about me' list, I've decided to do a list of 26 (yes, 6) things about me in commemoration of the recent 26th anniversary of the day of my birth.

1.  I am self-conscious about my feet.  They are big.
2.  I am intelligent.  The worst thing someone could say to me is that I am stupid.  
3.  I hate the wind.  It scares me.  I don't like the sounds it makes.  I don't even like wind chimes.  
4.  I am my mother:  emotional; can't stand when shoes are left around the house; don't like to be in the way; worrier; thoughtful.
5.  I am my father:  may seem emotionally detached, but I do care (it all comes out when i turn into Nancy); serious; dependable; surprisingly funny; I have no problem completely re-loading the dishwasher more strategically so all dirty dishes will fit appropriately. 
6.  I am the peacemaker; not by avoiding confrontation, but by dealing with things realistically.
7.  I aspire to be a good cook.
8.  I have never broken a bone (besides fingers/toes).
9.  I love to laugh.  It makes me feel the best.  Ask anyone, I'll laugh at just about anything.  The harder I laugh, the better I feel.  
10.  I am content.  
11.  I love my husband.  While I may not devote blog posts solely to proclaiming my love for him, I do think he's tops.  
12.  I shop with purpose; I'm not a browser.  
13.  I am the granddaughter of an English language professor.  It makes me absolutely crazy when people use poor grammar.  I can't say I'm perfect, but at least I can formulate sentences correctly.  
14.  I love carbohydrates.  Candy, cereal, bread; I love them all.
15.  I let my mind wander.  Perhaps that's why I have such a hard time focusing when I read a book.  
16.  I love to clean house, de-clutter, basically throw things away.  This includes regular trips to the Goodwill and the weekly purging of the refrigerator.  
17.  I have a genuine concern for people.  I sincerely like to help others.  
18.  I regret.  My biggest college regret is not taking Calculus.  My life would likely be much different if I had taken and passed that class and pursued business.  But I may have never met Dave had I not gone the course I did.  So it all worked out.  
19.  I'm a nail biter.  Always have been.  Probably always will be.  
20.  I love my dog.  If my child is loved half as much as Lucy is, he'll be very well taken care of.  
21.  I get anxiety over commitment, whether big or small (i.e. what color to paint a room).  
22.  I'd like to collect art.  If I ever have excessive amounts of money some day, aside from traveling (see 23), I would love to have all sorts of art -- classical, abstract, doesn't matter -- on the walls of my home. 
23.  I love to travel.  I love new adventures.  I love the excitement of preparing to go somewhere new and experience new peoples/places/cultures.
24.  I speak Spanish...sort of.  A summer in Spain helped me hone my spanish-speaking ability.  After I got married I taught Spanish to elementary-aged kids.  Nowadays I'm a bit out of practice, but I think I could still get by.    
25.  I love to run.  I desperately  miss it as I haven't been able to go for a real run in several months (a pregnant woman passing out while miles from home doesn't make for the best situation).  I can't wait for baby and springtime to come. 
26.  I am a writer.  Though this practice of putting thoughts and ideas on paper does not come easily for me, I find great satisfaction in it. 


Rita said...

let me add one or two:

"I have great taste in music" (your blog is the only one that I don't turn my sound off for)

"My college roomies think I look like Catherine Zeta Jones." (that one was just random)

Lizbeth said...

I really liked this entry. I've always been impressed with your writing ability, I just never told you. I think you should pursue writing a book or something of sorts. Seriously. Think about it.


Megan and Ben said...

Oh Katie, I loved it! I could add so many things...like I am a super sister and I don't like to see people in pain or sad. I had to laugh at how you wrote you were like Mom and Dad...so true!!
I just love you and I am doing my best not to stalk you by calling you every minute to see if you have any news.
Love you and love the blog entry.

Tyler, Amy and Kate Waterfall said...

Katie, I really enjoyed this. Thanks for taking the time to put your thoughts down--you really do have a way with words.