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May 13, 2011

In an attempt to drive the locals to the actual paper, I’ll be posting each column the week following its appearance in The Metro Spirit.  While we wait for the paper to catch up, we should catch up.  Here are 25 things about me.  I wrote these over two years ago but wouldn’t change a thing.  At least I’m consistent!

1. I am very anal but a terrible housekeeper. I believe that there is only one correct way to load my dishwasher. No matter how messy my room is, I’m amazingly satisfied if the bed is made.
2. We have someone come to our house once a week to do laundry. I actually used to like doing laundry but have gotten horribly spoiled. If Eva doesn’t come, the laundry piles up like you wouldn’t believe.
3. I really hate when people think something about me that’s not true and won’t give me the chance to prove otherwise. I’ll lose sleep over it.
4. I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. I was confirmed Episcopalian when I was pregnant with The Boy and feel right at home.
5. I don’t like praying out loud at all – even saying the blessing makes me uncomfortable.
6. I love musical theater. When I lived in NY, I spent nearly ¾ of my income on tickets.
7. I grew up with an insane phobia of needles (belonephobia) and all things hospital related. After spending so much time there over the past 7.5 years, I’d really become a nurse or find some way to work in the hospital setting if I could. Maybe someday.
8. I feel guilty sometimes that I pack such healthy lunches for my kids. Just this morning, they got peanut butter and honey on whole grain bread, carrots and whole grain goldfish. My parents always did that to me. I was insanely jealous of the kids who got Little Debbie Snacks in their lunch. There was this kid in 4th grade who would give me his Twinkie if it was smashed. Don’t think I didn’t take a fist to his lunch each and every day.
9. I also feel guilty about the little white lies I tell my children. I feel this way because the lies are there to make my life easier. For instance, those huge plastic car-shaped carts at the grocery store just DON’T BELONG TO US, KIDS. WE CAN’T USE SOMEONE ELSE’S THINGS. That candy at the movie store? THAT’S NASTY CANDY.
10. Most people would probably laugh if I told them I’m shy. Sure, I can talk to anyone, but I usually have to convince myself to go to parties and such. Once I’m there, I’m fine, but the anxiety involved with actually leaving the house can be terrible.
11. I have the best group of friends. Some of us went to Elementary, Middle, High School and College together. As we get older, our friendships get even better. If you’d asked me 10 years ago if it could get any better, I’d have said NO WAY! We’re off the charts good now. We call ourselves The Posse.
12. I wasn’t a part of an official sorority in college and I don’t regret that for one second. I was a sister in a secret, unofficial one, called Rho Sigma. It really ticked people off when we wouldn’t explain what it meant or how they could join. Only the sacred members know the initiation requirement.
13. Being cold is the worst feeling. It actually causes pain. I very rarely complain about being too hot. Being cold (or taking a cold shower) can actually ruin my day.
14. I’d live at the beach in a second.
15. I find it incredibly appealing that my kids will live in the same town forever. I went to 4 different elementary schools.
16. I can’t make myself care about really fancy things. I’ve tried. I have friends who are into designer purses, fancy clothes, expensive furnishings for their homes and whatnot and I just can’t do it. I sometimes wish that I could be a little more refined. It’s just not in me.
17. What you see is what you get. I may tell you something you don’t want to hear, but I will rarely agree with you if I truly disagree. I haven’t always been able to do that.
18. I hate olives. I don’t care HOW GOOD THESE ARE or whatever. I don’t like them.
19. I love going to the grocery store. I take my own bags and bag my own groceries every time. I have many of the produce codes memorized. Bananas? 4011.
20. I also love playing tennis, taking pictures, reading good books, listening to good music and cooking. I wish I had time to do them all more.
21. I’m loyal (probably annoyingly so). If you’re my friend or family member and you don’t call me back, I’ll probably call again anyway. I’ll always call to check when I know someone might need me. There is only one person on this planet that isn’t afforded my loyalty anymore.
22. I always planned on having 3 or 4 children, but I have 2 now and don’t really want any more.
23. All I ever wanted to be was a wife and mother. I remember in college being asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. My answer was, “a mom.” It took me a long time to admit that out loud.
24. Being a mom is FAR, FAR better than I could have imagined. I am a girl of many (many, many) words, and I can’t come up with the right ones to describe how I feel about my children.
25. I am insanely blessed to have such a patient and loving husband. He may not bring me flowers but he puts up with me. I think the greatest compliment he’s ever given me was asking me to marry him. He wants to wake up next to me every morning forever?

What about you?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2011 8:49 am

    You are TOO funny!

    I am so with you on #10. Most people wouldn’t believe how painfully shy I am, I guess I do a good job at covering it up. I really didn’t want to walk down the aisle at our wedding, but everyone told me that I couldn’t just stand there with the bridesmaids!!!

    Thanks for Wright-ing!

  2. Ashley Hunt permalink
    May 14, 2011 8:20 pm

    Love it!!!!! I’ve bookmarked it, and look forward to more. Thanks for making me laugh, and thanks for being such a great friend.

  3. Mandi permalink
    May 15, 2011 4:30 pm

    Love the blog~Makes me happy reading it! You should have done this sooner 🙂 And you are right, the posse only gets better as the years go on! Love you!

  4. Colleen permalink
    May 16, 2011 4:47 pm

    Fantastic! So honest, and so funny, and so, well, you. I love you and am proud to witness you doing what we knew you could – putting proverbial pen to paper and making people laugh, smile, nod and cry. Don’t be afraid to show yourself here – we’re loving what we see!



  5. Laurie permalink
    May 18, 2011 9:29 pm

    I love the blog. You have the best personality and stories. I am so glad that you are writing!

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