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Saturday, May 20, 2006

60 things about me

I have been doing these 20 at a time... so I just scooped up the last 40 from a previous post and now I'll add 20 more:

1. I'm my mother's only child
2. My father had other children, but I've never met any of them. (Are you one of them?)
3. I love rich, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate almost more than life itself
4. The size I prefer to be is a 3-5 (American... not sure what that translates to anywhere else) But right now I'm more like a 12
5. My ideal "job" would be writing/producing/directing both films and animated videos to accompany all of my songs.
6. I love to be barefoot...
7. On hot days I prefer not to have BOTH my feet AND my armpits covered. One or the other needs to be bare, LOL (Otherwise I feel faint!)
8. I like WB T.V. shows like Smallville and Gilmore Girls.
(This was written before WB became CW, and both shows were cancelled)
9. I once shaved my head... completely bald.
10. When I was a child I wanted to be a Veterinarian.
11. I am allergic to cats, which is one reason I changed my mind about #10
12. My mother was an awesome artist.
13. My father wrote television screenplays... I have some of them in my possession. Not sure if they were ever used, but they include plots for the "Twilight Zone".
14. My father was a disabled WWII veteran who had no legs from the knees down.
15. I went to a camp when I was young where we were assigned a horse and taught how to care for it. I got to go there two summers in a row (for a week or two each time)
16. My second toe is longer than the first on both of my feet.
17. I cut my nails short on my left hand to press the strings for chords on the guitar, but I keep the nails on my right hand longer for fingerpicking.
18. I haven't been writing and performing songs publicly lately, but I'm getting ready to do it again.
19. I like to have fires in my backyard... we have a homemade barbecue to make them in, and they are similar to campfires.
20. I grew up going to Reds games at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati
21. I broke my arm when I was 6 years old, by putting my feet on the handlebars, and both arms straight out (like an airplane) then attempting to coast down a hill.
22. I started smoking both tobacco and cigarettes at the age of 13, quit both more than once.
23. The only places I have been outside the U.S. are Canada (for 5 minutes as a kid... then got in a fight with my mother and that was the end of that) and Peru.
24. I love to cook, and I'm pretty good at it... but I HATE to clean up afterward.
25. I prefer to wear my hair long.
26. My favorite color is that fluorescent pinkish-orange the sky turns at sunrise and sunset.
27. I prefer antiques to modern furniture.
28. If I were to design my dream home, it would be primarily underground... built into the side of a mountain and made to look like a series of separate cottages and pavilions from the outside that are interconnected from within.
29. I absolutely detest mindless humor.
30. I don't enjoy most comedy much any more.
31. My favorite actor is Johnny Depp, but I also love Charlie Chaplin, Roberto Benigni, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe.
32. I have a very hard time getting motivated to do things for myself, but do a good job when I have been given a task to complete for someone else.
33. My favorite alcoholic drink is a Strawberry Daquiri, followed closely by wine... usually white.
34. I hope to fly a paraglider one day.
35. I've never been much of a dancer.
36. I've always wanted to have a horse.
37. I had braces (on my teeth) twice, but didn't get the job finished properly and never wore a retainer.
38. Out of six children I gave birth to, two were c-section births.
39. If I could visit anywhere in the world, I'd most likely go to Hawaii,
Israel and maybe England.
40. I believe people are meant to live tribally, or communally, rather than in separate little apartments or single-family homes.
41. I have a split between my front teeth.
42. I have given up a child for adoption.
43. I sometimes regret giving that child up for adoption.
44. I prefer to sit on an exercise ball instead of a chair.
45. I build websites: Rainbow Websites
46. I have sometimes hosted open mic. nights.
47. I used to have a P.A. and enough equipment to perform in a small to midsize establishment. (Not any more, sold it...)
48. My son and I went to college together. (You may know this if you've read more of my blog!)
49. My children range in age from 9-25 right now.
50. I am a packrat.
51. I have two bunnies, a cat, and a dog.
52. I am terrified of tornadoes.
53. Cool wind makes my ears hurt, but warm wind is nice.
54. The only time I willingly wear shoes is when it is cold and rainy or just cold in general.
55. I wear socks to bed.
56. I don't sleep well if the room's too warm or the air too still.
57. I've begun to get "hot flashes" and drive my family crazy by raising the thermostat every time I feel cold. <~~ That was when the central air still worked
58. I found this great tonic called Mona Vie that is awesome! I drink it daily. <~~not any more
59. I am very thrilled with my middle son right now because he won an award for his mathematical abilities. Could he be my rocket scientist? (Now that son is in Washington State with his big brother & pregnant wife... so Frank's wife won't be alone when he has to go for training or out to sea)
60. I think my oldest daughter is beautiful beyond words. Her spirit as well as her shell: I only wish she and I were not always griping at each other. <~~I think this is nearly universal with teenagers at some point


Robert D. said...

If there's one thing I love about Blogging it's the living vicariously thru another bloggers eyes. I wish conversations with people could share so much in one sitting... =)

Sister Sunshine said...
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Sister Sunshine said...

Conversations cannot, by virtue of the fact that they're not monologues. Therefore people interrupt each other to ask questions or to relate similar experiences. To get to the point where you really learn all about a person in one sitting, you have to practically sew your own mouth shut.
: )