Thursday, November 13, 2008

10 Random Things About Me

Helene gave us all the challenge to do this . . . and, of course, you know I love love love memes and lists!

  1. I marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade when I was a sophomore in HS, and it was so much fun! I got to see Jim Henson and Frank Oz while they were doing sound checks before riding in the parade, too. All my friends were excited about seeing Eric Estrada, but I didn't care much about him.
  2. I love Indian food. My husband doesn't like it, but his friends do, so when they want to make me feel special, they take me out for Indian - isn't that sweet?
  3. I think my son is one of the best artists of his age. His drawings are really amazing. Too bad he currently is so obsessed with military history that he's just drawing that stuff. I loves to draw people, though, and his faces get better all the time. They really look like the people he is drawing!
  4. I love naps. I love the luxury of being able to sleep whenever I need/want to. I think I get this from my father, who takes naps all the time now that he's retired.
  5. If a young person asks me to buy something to support their school programs/extra-curricular activities, I will buy something (unless I'm flat broke). I sold so many candy bars and grapefruits and cheeses when I was in band and orchestra that I can't resist helping others in this.
  6. I am friends with a lot of people (no secret) because I like everyone . . . but I have very few close, close friends. I don't really understand why, but it is just the way I am.
  7. I have always wanted to travel around the world, but so far the only other country I've been to is Canada. Sad, huh?
  8. When I was younger, in college and before, I was planning to become a Methodist Minister. I changed my mind as a senior in college. A way long time ago, though, when I was in Middle School, I wanted to be a Librarian. Go figure. Mostly, back then, it was because I loved my school librarians (elem. and middle). Besides, if I can't be a Lounge Singer, I figure Librarian is the next best thing. (I'm secretly holding out hope that I can do both someday)
  9. I break out in song spontaneously. Anyone who knows me knows that I have at least one song rumbling around in my head all the time. My son tells me that not everyone does. Is that really true? You don't all have music in your head all the time? Poor you!
  10. I am not in any nameable generation, really. I was born right at the end of the Baby Boom, and, being the youngest of 3, I really relate more to them than to the X-ers sometimes . . . but then there are many ways in which I really am one of the X-ers. I like to think that those of us born in the mid-1960's have our own little gen going. You know who you are!


read2akid said...

I have also only been to Canada. But I've been 4 times. Does that make up for the places I haven't gone?

Cheryl said...

I hope readers open up the links because there are some funny ones like the first naps one! I love naps too and have been indulging more now that I am not working. I read somewhere that our bodies are meant to do that! I LOVE Indian Oven. You should go travel! Once you do it you will never regret it. Where would you most like to go?

Cat said...

I would love to see Paris. My 4th year of French in HS we studied the city for an entire quarter. We learned the landmarks, the subway system, studied the map (I LOVE maps!) and the money. Of course, that was many years ago, now, but I bet much of it would come back to me if I were there (and hopefully some of the language, too!)

I also really want to see China. I've been fortunate to have some good friends, over the years, from China (HI Bu-ying!), and I'd love to see their country and experience a little of what they've grown up with. For me, it's all about the people, regardless of where I go.

Have you ever watched the Michael Palin travelogue shows? That is the way I'd like to travel - just doing it normal, not fancy. Study up first, grab my passport and a carry-on, and go.

DeborahD said...

Canada's nice, but way too much like America. I've been in several places in Canada in my past years. I've been to Jamaica. Beautiful country, friendly people and incredible poverty. If you ever have to go anywhere go to Europe, especially Paris. I spent a month in France way back in 1980, and yes I borrowed money from everyone to do it. I spent a week in Paris - absolutely incredible! You can eat cheaply and room cheaply and just walking around the city is fantastic - there are no words to adequately describe it. It sounds so 'yawn' but the Champs Elysee at night is something you'll remember forever. And you will realize what all the fuss about the Eiffel Tower is about. So just figure out how to get the plane fare over and you're set. You'll learn French quickly, too. You might consider starting up a penpal type of relationship with someone in Paris or France.