So I thought I was special when I was tagged on facebook by my sister to make a list of 25 random things about myself. Turns out I’m not so special because EVERYONE and their dog seems to be doing it. I thought about it and figured it could make for an interesting post and because my sister said such nice things about me I decided I would jump on the bandwagon and make my list here. So without further ado, 25 random things about me.
1- Sometimes I wish Margaret was my first name. (it’s my middle name) I feel more like a Margaret and I have never met a Jessica I liked. Well that’s not true there is one but she goes by Jessie. The few Jessica’s I have met have been real snotty bitches. Josh likes to make fun of Margaret and call me Margie or Peggy.
2- I like Hawaiian pizza the best. I think it’s the sweet and salty taste. Love the sweet and salty!
3- When I was a kid I had a terrible fear of ants under my bed. I would lay awake with my imagination thinking there was a whole colony crawling around under there and I could never let my feet touch the floor. When I turned the light on they were all gone.
4- Again when I was a kid, I had terrible nightmares about an adult sized groundhog chasing me around the neighborhood. I believe it resembled the Easter rabbit you can visit at the mall.
5- I have lived in the same city my whole life. I’ve never had the desire to live anywhere else. I like it here and I’m just as happy to live vicariously through my world atlas. I am the only family member (that’s aunts, uncles and cousins included) in two generations to stick around and live where I was born.
6- That being said I get terribly homesick when I do travel. When I was little I had a really hard time going off to Girl Guide camp.
7- My grandmother hated gladiolas, she always told my mother that she better not have any at her funeral. My mother tells us the same thing, I feel terribly guilty when I see gladiolas and think how pretty they are.
8- People who meet me in my adult life say they have a hard time believing I could have been such an awful teenager. Do I really seem like a goody two shoes now? I was indeed a terrible teenager who gave my parents many sleepless nights. My father seems to think I will be paid back in full some day!
9- I really don’t want Frances to be an only child. Do we really need more money and a bigger space in order to have another?
10- Driving scares the shit out of me! I can’t explain why, it just does.
11- I have always been slightly jealous of my sister. She always seems SO happy. I’ve never seen her struggle (maybe she has but never showed it) and everything comes easy for her. Her life is so perfect. That said I am SO lucky to have a sister like her. I know if and when I ever need her she would do anything for me. I wish we lived closer, I feel like we could be really good friends now as adults and as much as I’ve always tried to be different we are so similar and I like that!
12- Have you ever heard of Fleet Foxes? I live under a rock and just discovered them on the CBC the other day. I’m listening to them as I make my list and think they are really good. Go check them out!
13- I am not a superstitious person but the number 13 makes me nervous.
14- I wish I could play the cello. I love the sound it makes, gives me goosebumps. Maybe someday I will learn.
15- I love talking to strangers. Yes yes, I know we are not supposed to do that but I have become a pretty good judge of character. If I am waiting for or riding the bus and someone strikes up a conversation I am more then happy to oblige and enjoy making idle chit chat. I don’t however enjoy making the small talk if I feel forced into it or I am in an awkward situation with that uncomfortable silence. My granny loved talking to people and often quoted Will Rogers (wonder if he’s any relation?) by saying “A stranger is just a friend I haven’t met yet.” Unfortunately some idiot on Ravelry has abused and misused this quote and taken it to literally. That’s a whole other story!
16- I act like a wimp but I have a very high threshold for pain. Childbirth seems like a piece of cake to me now.
17- I have become less shy since becoming a mother. Being a mother gives me such a rush of confidence I never knew I had!
18- I have wanted a tattoo for many years now but the fear of my mother has gotten the better of me. She always told my sister and I how disappointed she would be if we did that to the beautiful perfect bodies she created. I wouldn’t have something stupid permanently inked into my body, I thought maybe a beautiful William Morris bird or floral motif. How could she get mad at that!
19- I like meeting new people and hearing about their life experiences. I like making new friends and finding similarities in our lives.
20- I don’t like phonies, posers and snobs and I really hate being taken advantage of.
21- I believe in quality over quantity. I would rather live a simple life with a few well made aesthetically pleasing items then live with a whole shit load of ugly, common, cheap crap.
22-I believe I had the worlds greatest childhood with two loving parents who patiently read to us, played with us and took us on fun trips to look at art. I hope Frances thinks the same when she is an adult.
23- The real world scares the shit out of me.
24- I get crazy vertigo just from watching tall heights and weird angles on tv. I think I might be a little scared of heights.
25- I still sleep with my baby. I really believe that Josh and I have created a strong amazing bond with her because of this. How wonderful is it to wake up next to that beautiful smiling face every morning!