Thursday, February 5, 2009

25 random things about me

Yes, I caved.  But I have to say, it was pretty fun.

1. I like to think I didn't do this earlier because I am too aloof, but really I couldn't figure out how to. Like, technically. I still think I may have it wrong.
2. Disco will never be dead in my home.
3. I once saw Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Carol Burnett, Misha Barton, and Courtney Love at the same bar on the same night. 
4. I consider myself a feminist but I have probably spent about 25% of my adult life worrying about my body.
5. I berate myself out loud in the car. But only when I'm alone.
6. I still sometimes feel physical, cheek-burning humiliation about things I said or did decades ago.
7. I am strangely proud that I weighed 200 pounds at the end of my pregnancy with twins. 
8. I have a Master's in English and I've never read a novel by William Faulkner or Virginia Woolf. Sometimes I pretend I have, though. 
9. For a while in my childhood we were friends with an ex-con named Swede who drove a pale yellow Cadillac and brought us weird gifts like sets of silverware and a copper espresso machine.
10. I went to part of fourth grade in a tiny village in Mexico. I hated it at the time but now it's a source of pride. 
11. I am powerless in the face of macaroni and cheese from a box. 
12. The carpet does not match the drapes. Never has.
13. I'm pretty sure I'm not as good looking as I think I am.
14. I find motherhood way harder than wifehood.
15. I wish I liked yoga but I don't. It makes me very impatient and it hurts my feet.
16. One of my greatest pleasures is to be alone in my house, sitting on the couch with a magazine. 
17. I'm terrified of divorce, cancer, car accidents, and spiders.
18. Some of my favorite memories are of trips I've taken with my friends Kate and Lisa. Once we talked for nine hours in the car. Without stopping. Seriously.
19. Before he married me, my husband was the mellowest guy I knew.
20. I have had four step-mothers. Now I have none.
21. I fear my ambitions outweigh my talents.
22. I was once followed by the secret police in Romania. For three days.
23. I was once detained for stealing towels in Panama. I was innocent.
24. I really like my job, as jobs go.
25. I often wish I had done something more useful with my life. 

1 comment:

molly said...

It ain't over 'til it's over, babe.

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