It occurred to me that even though I've been writing on Finn's page for nearly four years, you might not know a lot about me. And who doesn't want to know about me? Ahem. I'm sure that there are a few things you've been able to deduce over time. That I'm a slightly chubby, neurotic, germaphobe mother of two who likes to put off until tomorrow what she should be doing today, likes to eat popcorn then exercise fanatically and then weigh herself and wonder why she hasn't lost anything. Things like that.
So here's a little bit more about me. Because I'm sure you won't have any inner peace until you know these details about me. Feel free to post your own "about me" in the guestbook! I don't want to hog the limelight.
I am infamous for:
Driving off with things on the roof of the car. Cordless phones, cell phones, sippy cups, cups from fast food restaurants, medicine cups. I also forget to close the hatchback on the car sometimes—I figure it out when I look in the rearview mirror and marvel at how clean the glass suddenly is.
My favorite color is:
Winter—which makes no sense because I’m always cold.
If they made a movie about my life _______________________ would play in the starring role.
Meg Ryan. Or maybe Jody Foster if she permed her hair. I used to get comments that I looked like Meg Ryan. That was when I was younger. And weighed less.
My favorite food is:
Popcorn. King crab legs. Chicken and noodles.
My favorite country I’ve traveled to is:
England. Followed closely by everywhere else I’ve ever been.
In my spare time I like to:
Travel. Read. Research things on the Internet—like where I want to travel. I might go the distance and put “ski” on this list now, but that makes me sound kind of athletic. Which I’m not.
My favorite kids’ show is:
Scooby Doo. I find myself watching it even when there aren’t any kids around. . .I also like Max and Ruby.
My all-time favorite musical group is:
It is disturbing to me:
That I know all of the lyrics to the High School Musical 2 soundtrack, but I have no idea of the policies of the various presidential hopefuls.
My favorite smell is:
Coffee shops. Woodburning fires (in the fireplace, not in the hills near our house like a forest fire) on a cold fall day.
When I smell ______________________ it reminds me of_________________________.
Camay soap. . .my Grandma.
I always forget to:
Clean the boys’ ears.
If someone looked under my bed, they would find:
A pile of books, a box of videotapes (BBC America mystery shows for heavens sake—get your mind out of the gutter!), picture frames in a bag.
I procrastinate when I should be:
My least favorite household chore is:
I secretly ____________________________when no one is looking.
Eat cookie dough
My all time favorite book is:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I know, total trash. I’m currently rereading it for about the fourth time. Why couldn't I have chosen some classic literary work?
My favorite movie is:
The Parent Trap (the original!)
Last movie I saw in a movie theater:
Last movie I watched on video:
Flags of Our Fathers—actually only saw the first half last night. I estimate it will take six months for us to finish it.
Lately, I've been watching __________________on TV.
Well, not a whole heck of a lot because of the writer's strike. So I got some DVDs from the library, which include: The Vicar of Dibley (absolutely hilarious English sitcom) and, I'm not making this up, The Winds of War. Did I really think Jan Michael Vincent was that hot with his pants hiked up that high? Some really terrible acting, but in the 80s, I loved it. I wonder if I'll sink even lower and watch North and South next.
If I could have one wish answered, it would be:
There was a cure for cancer. (Right behind that, having TiVo.)
If I could be a fictional character, I would be:
Claire Fraser (from Diana Gabaldon’s trashy Outlander series) or Miss Elizabeth Bennett
I know all the song lyrics by heart to:
Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Meatloaf. “Well I remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday. . .”
I absolutely cannot:
Knit, crochet or do other crafty things with yarn. It makes me sweaty and nervous.
If I had my life to do over again, I would change:
Not a darn thing. Well, maybe the size of my thighs.