Tuesday, July 24, 2007

8 Random Things About Me

Kranki has a meme today and she invited people to "tag" themselves, so I thought I would publish my list of 8 Random Things About Me you might not know (for anyone who is interested):

1. I could read by the time I was three years old and could spell "elephant" at age 18 months. Apparently, to my family, this made me a prodigy... :) Now, at 43 - and a half! - I still read whenever I can, but I'm not much smarter, although I can still spell "elephant."

2. I hate to fold laundry - my mom is visiting for the week, and she was last here in June of 2006. During her visit last year, she helped fold laundry that was on the table in the basement, thinking I would put them away. I never put the clothes away - the clothes on the table are pretty much the same ones that were there last year.....

3. I hate to clean bathrooms and kitchens. Thank goodness for Tilex, Scrubbing Bubbles, Easy Off Bam, and various other spray-it-and-leave-it cleaning products, or I would have a farm of microscopic organisms in my house. I made a pot roast in my crock pot in February. I finally threw it out Thursday (since Friday was trash day), and I hadn't eaten any of it.

4. I will do almost anything to avoid going to bed. Still.

5. My dream vacation is to just get two weeks off and still get paid, without having to make the time up during the rest of the year. I don't have to go anywhere.

6. My dream job is to write, even though I have no idea what I would write about. I would prefer nonfiction over fiction.

7. I have never worn braces, and it is the one thing I regret not doing the second I got a job.

8. I actually contribute to my 401K at work. Who'd a thunk?

OK. Your turn! :)


Ern said...

We all have those things that we'll never grow up about. I too put off going to bed, put off doing dishes, put off getting rid of leftovers. Somehow I thought I'd be an adult by now!

Kim said...

: D

Now, if you can just get yourself to apply numbers 2 and 3 to number 4, you will be able implement constructive ways of avoiding going to bed.

(I know, I know; spoken like a real mom!)

: D

lawyerchik said...

ern: I feel the same way - I would have thought that being a "grown up" meant that those things were no longer distasteful, but alas.....

kim: That would be the best way to handle that! Hmmmmmm! :)

HAR said...

My teeth need braces too. I just can't get my act together to do it. Who cares that I am 41 years old , it's never to late for improving ones smile.

lawyerchik said...

har: It's going to happen - I know it; it's just a matter of time, timing and money, but I will have straight teeth before I die! :)

Von Krankipantzen said...

I too could read by 3 and so could my bro. My mom read to us constantly as kids and I still read everyday. My bro, not so much.

I HAD braces and my teeth are still crooked. I totally think you should get braces now. If I could afford them I would. Those invisible ones. Too cool.