Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ten Things You'd Probably Rather Not Know About Me

David Powers King recently gave me the Kreative Blogger Award. (Thanks, David!)  For the creative blogger award I'm supposed to share ten things about myself and then pass the award on to six other bloggers. (It was very hard to chose only six.) So without further ado, ten things that you'd probably rather not know about me.

Ten Interesting things about me (some fall into the “don’t try this” category).

1. When I was a teenager, I was swimming in the ocean, saw a sea turtle, and grabbed on for a ride. It was amazing. Until he pulled me out to sea and decided to dive to the ocean floor.

2. I drove a car home from school (in Los Angeles) with my eyes closed. It was okay though because my best friend told me when to turn, when to slow down and when to stop.

3. I’ve been a runner for 29 years. (With some months off here and there when I was pregnant; puking didn’t mix so well with running.) And I actually hate running, but it feels so good when I stop.

4. I’m face-blind. I recognize people by their height, shape, hair color, facial hair, etc. When my husband shaved his beard and mustache, it took weeks before I didn’t have a split-second of panic, thinking “who is that stranger,” every time I saw him.

5. My family calls me the “orchid whisperer” because my orchids bloom prolifically. But the truth is that I don’t do anything except ignore them and give them leftover ice cubes for water.

6. I can tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue.

7. My favorite junk food is honey-mustard pretzel pieces. They make me happy...until I realize how many miles I have to run to cancel out my indulgence.

8. Clowns and circuses really creep me out. I still can’t figure out why face paint and demon-possessed eyes makes people laugh. Oh, and those weird wind-up monkeys that bang cymbals...they’re creepy too.

9. I still have nightmares about missing a final for a college class. I graduated a long time ago.

10. I love office supplies. Post-it notes, triangle-shaped paperclips, red pens (I must have at least 12 at a time.), highlighters, push pins (even though I don’t have a cork board.), floral binder clips, etc. One of my favorite pastimes is going to Staples and redeeming my store credits for more organization supplies. Bliss.

Six Bloggers to Whom I now Pass on the Award:

4.  Patti

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  1. Thanks so much for the award! I've never gotten this one before, so it's even more awesome. :-D

  2. I love your list!! Thanks for the award! :)

  3. I have issues with number nine as well. Also, I think you were incredibly adventurous. Congrats on the award.

  4. Congrats on the award!

    lol! Number 9 is the best!

    I can't believe you drove home with your eyes closed! That's gotta take some guts!

  5. OMG at your sea turtle story. I can't believe you did that!

  6. Thanks so much for the award. Your sea turtle story freaked me out. I hate the water and I totally agree with you on the clown thing. They're creepy.

  7. Thanks so much!! Can't wait to pass the award on to others :)
    Love all your things. I find circus clowns and those monkeys totally creepy too!!

  8. Cool with the turtle :-) I'd love to do that.

  9. Thank you so much for the award! :)

    That must have been an awesome experience with the sea turtle.

    I don't recognize people well, either. I'm good with names but faces, no.

  10. You were a wild child! Driving with your eyes closed! Yikes. I love those honey mustard pretzel things too.

  11. Awesome list, especially riding the sea turtle. And I have that dream about finals too. I hate that dream.

  12. Hey, this is the second blog today where I've seen the award. I'd never seen it before today.

    Remind me never to go driving with you.

    I love running. I love it even more once I'm finished. :D

  13. Just stopping by from Katie's bloffee. Nice to meet you!

  14. I'm freaking out that you drove home with your eyes closed. In LA. Came over from CQG - nice to meet you! New follower :)

  15. Seems like we have a decent amount in common. I run. And clowns freak me out.

    That sea turtle experience sounds amazing!
    ~ Wendy

  16. I totally remember the cherry stem and face-blindness tidbits about you! I'm also obsessed with office supplies. I could waste a ton of time at Office Depot.

    Congrats on the award and to the new winners!

  17. My mom kills her orchids. It's because she over waters them and is always fussing with them (moving them from window to window for the best light, repotting, fertilizing, mulching...) I believe the honest secret to growing orchids IS to leave them alone and water infrequently.

  18. Hello! My first visit, will visit you again. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts. Congrats for your work. If you wish to follow back that would be great I'm at http://nelsonsouzza.blogspot.com
    Thanks for sharing!

  19. Hee. I don't love office supplies but I do steal them :) sshhh...

  20. You are one gutsy gal! Driving with your eyes closed? The turtle? (that's always been a "Blue Lagoon" fantasy of mine!

  21. Those sea turles will take you for a ride every time.