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My "20 Things"

November 15th, 2006 at 08:24 pm

I read our illustrious blogmaster’s “50 Things” and thought that was such a great idea. What better way for people to get to know you (I bet even his friends didn’t even know all of that about him!)? Anyway, since I am not nearly as interesting, here is my list of 20 things…

1) I hate tags. Tags on clothes, tags on bedding, tags on towels…they all get removed as soon as I purchase the item.
2) Flying scares me. I love to travel but on the way there I am in a state of sheer panic!
3) I met my husband when I delivered a pizza to him. I was 19 and worked for Dominos at the time.
4) I’ve met a few famous people in my life: Wayne Brady, Olga Korbut and Jaya ( a famous singer in the Philippines).
5) Speaking of singing and the Philippines, I can sing fluently in Tagalog (I’ve even sang on stage at a couple of big venues in Manila) but I can’t speak the language at all.
6) I’m anemic. I’ve been anemic for as long as I can remember. Iron pills don’t really work. I chew ice like a fiend.
7) I detest being an employee. I always need to be running the show. Fortunately I’ve been self employed most of my life.
8) I admire people who do well in math and science even though I’m lousy at both.
9) Chocolate makes my face break out. Always. I ate two chocolate truffles a couple of days ago and am suffering the consequences now Frown.
10) My purpose in life is to help people. I’ve always been drawn to people who need help and vice versa.
11) I’m known to carry a concealed weapon (Sig 9mm).
12) I have a wide range of friends…from extreme conservatives to illegal immigrants to gun-toting rednecks.
13) I like old people. I find them interesting. Hearing about how things were sixty, seventy, eighty years ago is fascinating.
14) I love music. In my car you will find equal amounts of English, Spanish, Tagalog, Japanese and French music.
15) Sometimes I need to be more tactful. You know the main character on “Bones”? I’m like that. If something doesn’t make sense I want to know why. Unfortunately I (occasionally) say what I am thinking. One time a guy was going on and on to a group of people about how he served in Vietnam. I said “aren’t you 35?’ he said yes. I said, “well that would make you 12 years old when Saigon fell.” The conversation ended rather abruptly.
16) Psychic ability runs in my family for at least the last three generations that I know of. It comes in handy sometimes.
17) I can bake anything. I’m a lousy cook but I can bake!
18) The best compliment I ever received was from a group of guys in an Atlanta hip hop club. They said I danced “like a sister”. That’s a pretty big compliment for a red-headed white girl!
19) I like to see how people live. When we travel overseas, I would much rather walk through a neighborhood, visit someone in the hospital, or babysit a friend’s kid then hit the tourist spots.
20) I’ve read one fiction book in the last decade (Memoirs of a Geisha). All of the books I buy/check out from the library are non-fiction.

Well that’s me. I hope others will make similar lists. I love reading everyone’s blogs and this kind of “behind the scenes” info would make for even more interesting reading!

14 Responses to “My "20 Things"”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    #11? Nice. Wink

    Yeah, I suppose lists are a nice way for people to get to know you better.

    Hmm... I wonder if I should join in the trend?

  2. jeffrey Says:

    Thanks for sharing Smile

  3. baselle Says:

    What fun. I've started my own list. I wonder if I can get 50?

  4. baselle Says:

    Oh yes, remind me not to stiff you if I ever give you change. Wink. My take on #11.

  5. paigu Says:

    I loved your list. It is always great to hear people who are open-minded about foreign travel who don't seemto have that "America is the center of the universe) mindset. What Japanese music do you listen to? Traditional, j-rock or (gasp) jpop?

  6. Broken Arrow Says:

    I have music tracks from India, China, and Japan. However, my preference is still that of slow lounge jazz. Smile

  7. fairy74 Says:

    Cool, it's fun to learn about other people

  8. Ima saver Says:

    Guess what, 60 really isn't that old! I still feel like a kid!

  9. cashqueen Says:

    Thanks for sharing. Remind me not to p!ss you off ! : )

  10. janH Says:

    Loved your list! Got me started....

  11. PRICEPLUS Says:

    #11 is cool! I have a Sig 228 among others. I love hanging with older folks because they are such a treasure of knowledge and wisdom if you listen. Having a wide range of friends is pretty neat and I try to do the same. Funny though, it just seems to happen naturally. I like Chinese Opera, Klezmer Music, and I adore Edith Piaf!Smile
    Your list is very cool!WinkSmile

  12. Broken Arrow Says:

    To all you Sig fans: Bah humbug!

    (I really like the Sig too. I just never owned one. Hence my jealousy.)

  13. MsSuperSaver Says:

    You're right Ima, 60 isn't old. Hubby will be there in a couple of years (although I do milk his age for all it's worth when it comes to getting senior discounts on anything I can!). I've seen some people who seemed quite old at 55 and others who seem quite young even though they are 80.
    p.s. My favorite Japanese singers are Seiko and Hikaru Utada.

  14. mjrube94 Says:

    I'm with you on the non-fiction books. I figure if I'm reading I ought to learn something from it...

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