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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Write 30 Interesting Facts About Yourself

I made another visit to Paula's Place and she is in Day 6 of a blog fest - each day she covers a different topic and each one is entirely different.  Today's assignment was to write 30 interesting facts about yourself.

I am game!  Here goes ...

  1. When I was younger I wanted to be an actress.  
  2. I had the female lead in my high school play.
  3. I didn't know what I wanted to do after college - so I chose teaching. 
  4. I was a fair teacher of children by my standards. Great teachers are not made from people who wanted to be actresses.
  5. If I had the chance in another life to choose a profession, I would teach college level students or be an actress (or a Cow Boy or an Indian Chief.)
  6. I always wanted to be a mother.  Thank God I got to do that.
  7. I have a talent for leadership - I always wound up being in charge.
  8. I hate being in charge.
  9. I have an undeveloped talent for Art - I hope God isn't too unhappy that I ignored that gift.
  10. My favorite TV show is Dancing With the Stars.
  11. I like a clean and orderly house.
  12. I hate to clean.
  13. I never had the chance to live on my own. Left my parents' house to get married.
  14. I have no tolerance for ditherers.  Make a decision, move forward.  If it is wrong,  make another decision.  It is not rocket-science!
  15. I am bad at forgiveness and I never forget.  Some hurts cut too deep.
  16. Crap, this is becoming less fun and more like work!!  Just like most everything I have done in my life!
  17. I am an evening snacker.  I sleep better with a small snack right before bed.
  18. I have a weakness for animals, children and the elderly. 
  19. I have been married once.  Once will be enough.
  20. I love being alone. I don't get to do that very often.
  21. I love the beach.
  22. I love the mountains.
  23. I love hiking - don't get to do that any more - as my hiking buddy (husband) can't see very well.
  24. I love a great big thundery, windy, rain storm.
  25. I am wild about snow storms - 2 feet or more is heaven. 
  26. My favorite season is winter.
  27. I had cataracts in both eyes repaired in my early 50s - early onset cataracts inherited from my father.  To this day I still marvel at the clarity of my repaired vision.  I remember how poor it was before.  I truly appreciate the gift of sight.
  28. I hate my neck and chin area.  If I was ever inclined to have something fixed, that would be it.
  29. There is nothing I hate more than throwing up! Oh, I abhor snakes.  I guess snakes are worse than throwing up.
  30. I love silence!
Done!  Don't know how many of these were "interesting" but at least I got to 30 (I had doubts!).


Carolyn said...

Great list! I would have a hard time writing one for myself, but I totally agree on 6, 11, 12, 19, 20, 21 and 30!

Michelle said...

I think we would enjoy being neighbors. ;-)

Retired Knitter said...

Oh yes, I have thought that myself several times.

Retired Knitter said...

You know it was harder than I thought.

Paula said...

I hate winter and snow. I love summer and sunshine and heat! And I am horrible at forgiveness also.

Lynne said...

I enjoyed your 30 interesting facts . . . I am a winter, two feet of snow person too . . . Must be a marathon of these happening in our blog world . . . Fun to read . . . I wonder how many actually "do" them . . .

happyone said...

I knew a lot of these about you already but you surprised me with number 15.
I think I forgive too easily.

Noofy said...

You're a better teacher than you know. I've learned so much from reading your blog over the years. For that, I thank a teacher.

Sandy said...

I see we've got some things in common. Had to laugh about liking a clean house, but not liking to clean....with ya on that completely. Far more interesting things to do in life besides dusting. Like winter when I was a kid, now I can't wait for it to go by by.
Playing Catch up with the June Challenge

Anonymous said...

A really great list. I got to know you just a little bit better. :)

Empty Nest Insider said...

What an insightful list! Like you and Sandy, I also like a clean house, but hate cleaning! It would be horrible if a snake slithered into your house, and you threw up on it!


Unknown said...

That was a great post. I would not be able to come up with interesting things without embellishing a little. LOL
# 15 was interesting. The older I get the better I am at forgiveness. I would rather feel peace than be right. We never truly know the other side of the story. I am always the devil's advocate. HH gets mad at me for that. Can't help it, nurses training you know.