Thursday, December 05, 2013

Kickin' It Old Skool Blog-A-Thon #5

Today Jamie and Shannon say:
Tell Us 10 Things About You.

I have a love-hate relationship with these kinds of lists. I love to read about other people, finding out fun little facts, but I can never think of anything fun to list for myself that isn't either obvious or I've already talked about! However, for you guys, I shall try my best!
  1. My first pets were 4 goldfish that, according to my mom, I took outside to play with one day, and that was the end of them.
  2. I used to have really vivid dreams about dinosaurs terrorizing me in my house when I was child. I would hide behind the sofa as they would play some kind of bizarre game of peek-a-boo with me. And yes, some of these "dinosaurs" looked like Dino from the Flinstones, but mostly they were pretty realistic looking (in the mind of a 70s child, at least).
  3. Even though I loved my grandmother's homegrown vegetables, I couldn't eat broccoli for a long time because I once found a large green caterpillar in some that my grandma had served me. My memory of its size is may be warped; so it might have just been a cabbage looper.
  4. Because of my own school experiences, I cannot tolerate bullying and will confront those who bully perhaps a little too passionately sometimes.
  5. I was/am a geek-wanna-be. I always crushed on the quiet guys who read comics and played D&D, and always wanted to be part of it, but I could never get into it as much they did.
  6. I always thought I would be married by 21 and have my first child by 24. I am kind of glad now that it didn't turn out that way, although I am still kind of sad about it.
  7. I hate hospitals almost to the point of panic attacks when I have to visit people in them.
  8. I used to run an online scrapbooking business and was going to open a real brick & mortar shop, but I never managed to get it going.
  9. I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, but have been able to control my blood glucose levels with just diet & exercise changes.
  10. If someone had told me 15 years ago that I would fall in love with a woman, move into a mobile home, trade my nearly brand new truck in for a minivan, be gift-mom to five smart & beautiful children, who didn't go to school, and be the main bread-winner of the family, I would have called them utterly insane. ♥


  1. Yes on the love-hate for these kinds of lists. I can't believe today was the first time I wrote this kind of post. Thanks for sharing your list!

    1. I used to write more of this kind of post in my LJ, and had lofty goals of doing a 100 Things About Me post someday, but it's not happened yet!

  2. Great to learn more about you. I so agree with you about bullying. That was probably the only time I raised my voice at school

    1. Usually I am pretty easy-going, silly teacher, but man do I get serious when someone gets bullied.

  3. I love it! Thank you for sharing. It made me cry!


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