Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Things About Me

A while back, I wrote a list of odd, random facts about me, and said I may add to it at some point. Well, here you go:

16. I have never, in my whole 38 years, had heartburn. I like to think that I have some sort of super-esophagus that is able to defy all acid reflux.

17. If you live in Kentucky, you're kind of expected to be into horses...but I think they're terrifying. My grandfather was a blacksmith, my uncle was a mounted police officer, both of my aunts work in the equine industry, and I'm surprised they haven't disowned me yet.

18. I can't do math. I don't know what the problem is, but I can't do it. It makes my head hurt just to think about numbers. I got 11 out of 35 on the math portion of the ACT.

19. While I can't do math, I know all the lyrics to roughly a million songs. It seems like God decided that all the brain space that normally gets devoted to math would be used store the words to songs like "Safety Dance."

20. I have never had surgery (other than wisdom teeth), spent a night in the hospital, or had stitches. I made it nearly 34 years without a broken bone, then stepped in a hole and broke my ankle.

21. The thought of having a massage or pedicure freaks me out. I don't like for anyone to touch my feet, and I definitely don't want to be naked in a room with a stranger. My aunt offered to get me a certificate for a massage during a really stressful time a few years ago, and my look of horror was enough to put her off the idea.

22. If I could have any job in the world, I would be an opera singer. Singing makes me happier than just about anything, except the Husband and my pups.

23. I have seen every single episode of Seinfeld, Friends, and The X-Files. Yes, even the last two seasons, which were crappy.

24. Someday I hope to be on a (good) game show. I have taken the Jeopardy test four times (one in person, three online). I tested and auditioned for Weakest Link--I took and passed three tests, and made it through a mock game. The show handlers told me they would call me within six months, but the show was canceled a month or two later. I think I could totally win the million dollars on Don't Forget the Lyrics.

25. I do not consider coconut to be a valid food product fit for human consumption.

Hopefully these little lists are amusing, if nothing else. I am working on an idea for a "real" post, but it involves some scanning, and I've been too busy this week to do it.

On an unrelated note, but keeping with the "random" theme, my 20-year high school reunion is this weekend. I'm not going--I think they are charging $50 a person for the dinner, and I'm WAY too cheap for that. There's also a "meet the families" picnic on Saturday, but it's just the Husband and me, no kids, so that seems kind of pointless. (Somehow I don't think any of my former classmates would want to meet my three unruly beasties while they are showing off their little darlings.) I know there are people who have loads of fond memories of their high school days, but I'm not one of them, so I don't mind missing the reunion at all. Although, if I were going, I would have one thing to feel good about: since I was fat until my early 30s, then did Weight Watchers, I'm MUCH thinner now than I was in high school. At least I know no one could say thatI had let myself go.


Ames said...

I can't believe you made it 34 years without breaking a bone and the SU had to go and screw that up. I definately think you should be on Don't Forget the Lyrics and I can be one of your backups. Although I love the Safety Dance I don't know all the words to it. However, I do know a lot of songs so I think I could help you out.

musing said...

I've never understood the coconut thing, either. It's like filling ones mouth with confetti or something.

Also, I'd like to quote you on my blog. Would you email me about it?

tinsenpup said...

I can do math AND I remember the words to 'The Safety Dance'. On the downside, some days I barely remember my own name. There really is only so much room in there.

absepa said...

ames: If I ever get around to trying out for "Don't Forget the Lyrics," you will definitely be one of my backups! Between the two of use, we would have the 80s COVERED.

musing: I'm not worthy! Your blog is awesome, with quotes from tons of great writers. This has made my week.

tinsenpup: You're one of the lucky ones! I forget important day-to-day things, too. The math isn't technically forgotten, though, since I never understood it in the first place. I think I have some kind of mental block where numbers are concerned.