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blogust the eleventh: 7 facts about me

Day 11 – 7 interesting facts about you

You know something? I didn’t feel like posting yesterday. So I didn’t. Well, I did post the Day 10 thing in the morning, but my heart really wasn’t in it. I wanted to do this exercise to try and get back into the writing/blogging groove, but I also have to listen to my body when it doesn’t want to do something. If I force it, I just end up resenting what I’m doing. Meh. Sometimes I feel all creatively tapped out.

Here are seven things about me that can be odd or charming, depending on your mood. heh

1. I constantly make up and sing songs about what I am doing. Yes. I will sing jingles for food, make up songs about taking things out of the fridge, make up songs about the dogs. I do this all the time. At home, in public. It’s just how I roll. I often say to Shawn that I should be paid to write commercial jingles, I am so awesome at it. Even if they are silly, simple and sometimes complete nonsense.

2. I will randomly break into dance. Even in public, because I have a knack for forgetting I am in public. This especially happens if I am wearing my sparkly ballet flats. I have done this while in a meeting with my former Dean and didn’t even realize that I was doing this pointing-toe, hoppy dance as he spoke to me until he looked at me and said “What are you DOING?”. It was funny. And embarrassing. Thankfully he was used to my quirky ways and just rolled his eyes at me when I said “Oh, sometimes I forget I’m in public. Sorry. But…the SHOES!” I miss that boss.

3. I do not sleep for a week when the seasons change. I especially do not sleep when winter changes into spring. It’s like a week of the worst insomnia you could have but when I do sleep, I have the worst possible night terrors. I noticed this over the last 10 years, but it might have been happening longer and I didn’t notice it as much since I always had bad insomnia. But if there’s a solstice or equinox during the week, I am sleepless and night terrory  for 7 days around that. It is not fun. Winter-to-spring always comes with high anxiety, too. My entire body quivers.

4. I do not like chocolate.  I will eat anything and everything else before chocolate (unless it’s a chocolate chip cookie, I like those.) I am a vanilla or caramel person. For some reason females get all bent out of shape when I said I don’t like chocolate. A few in particular have been all accusatory, like I have somehow offended the world and them by this admission. I don’t like those people. It’s a food product that I don’t like. It’s not the end of the world. Geez.

5. I have written with a purple ink pen since 6th grade. It used to be limited to card signing and journal writing, since high school could be picky about what colour ink they would accept papers and tests in, but note taking? Purple – with pink, teal, green rounding out the headings, point forms and stuff. I remember things better if they are in colour and purple, being my favourite, was always the colour I’d use. Once I finished school, I always carried a purple pen on me. It’s the only thing I use now. I even fill out forms and stuff with it. At least this way at work, people will know a note or something is from me. 😉

6. I get situational agoraphobia. I don’t know if that’s a real thing, but it’s how I describe it. I’m suffering from it now because I have been off work for 2 weeks and haven’t really done anything. It gets to the point that by the end of my time off I can’t leave the house without a panic attack. I get really, deeply depressed and fed up of life and I just stay in the house, huddled on the couch, in my pajamas and feel miserable about myself. The thought of going outside to do something freaks me out way too much. If I’m on vacation and we have things PLANNED, it doesn’t happen. But if I am left home, alone, for too long it does.

7. I am hugely OCD about things having to be in uneven numbers. Hence there being 7 facts in today’s challenge. I will not eat crackers, cherry tomatoes, etc in even numbers. I need the volume on the radio on an uneven number. I will take whichever ticket has an uneven number on it out the the pairs we get for us and stick Shawn with the even one. There are rare occasions where having an even number of things are ok – like having two dogs. I am ok with this (mostly because it’s a bi-law in the city). I would be happier if we could have three though. heh Also, if it’s a “round” number like 10, 20, 30… I can deal with that in some cases because it feels like it’s complete. Also, I hate the numbers 6 and 12. I don’t know why. I just do. I have never gotten along with the number 6. It’s rude.

And there you have it. Seven things that make me ME. I’m an odd duck, but that’s ok because odd is better than even!


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