Being a Grown-Up

You Were Wondering

Julie tagged me to write six things about myself (stories, facts, habits, etc). So, here we go:

1) I LOVE magazines. I currently have four magazine subscriptions (Ensign, Martha Stewart Living, Newsweek, and Real Simple). I look forward to getting them in my mailbox and reading them as I eat breakfast, while dinner cooks, or whenever I have a bit of spare time. I am deeply saddened that my library doesn’t allow me to check out magazines, but there is another library only a few miles away that does. Last night, Bart and I went to the library to get Miracle on 34th Street (the excellent 1995 version) and I picked up six magazines to read over the next week or two. Hooray!

2) I absolutely love mayonnaise. I do not understand people who don’t like it. The idea of eating a sandwich without mayonnaise would be like eating a sandwich without bread would be for most people. My senior year of high school, I would take two slices of bread and put in two slices of ham and stick it all in a bag. Then, I’d get three packets of mayo in the cafeteria (and some mustard) and slather up my sandwich. It was delicious. My friends all made fun of me for eating so much mayo, but I didn’t care because they were oh so wrong. (I used to prefer Miracle Whip, but somewhere along the way I developed a taste for the real thing and now I can’t eat Miracle Whip – so fake tasting).

3) When I was a freshman in high school, I volunteered at an elementary school once a week. One time the teacher I worked with asked me to go make some copies and directed me to the nearest copy machine. Unfortunately, it was broken. Fortunately, I was resourceful and made my way to the front desk where I asked the receptionist where I could find a functional copier. She looked me up and down and said “Doesn’t Mrs. ____________ know that students aren’t allowed to use the copy machine?” Alas, she thought I (all 4’10 of me) was an elementary school student.

4) I don’t enjoy candy that is not chocolate for the most part. I don’t eat Skittles or Starbursts unless the circumstances are desperate. I avoid hard candy like the plague (except for butterscotches). It’s just not worth eating for me. Chocolate or death!

5) I am serious about my distaste for the cold. I really really love warm weather – it’s just so much easier to function when it’s not snowing outside and the roads aren’t all iced up. When we tell people that we moved to Texas because of the warm weather, we are not joking.

6) I’m addicted to my sunglasses now. As a kid, I couldn’t figure out how people could remember to wear them, since I never could, but now I’m fumbling for them the moment I step outside, even when it is overcast. My eyes have become extremely sensitive to the sunlight. Also, since my natural facial expression is squinting/frowning, I figure anything I can do to keep from squinting MORE and bringing on early wrinkles is a good thing.

I’m not going to tag anyone, but let me know if you do it and I’ll come check it out. Hooray for an easy post – NaBloPoMo is wearing me out.

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  • Reply alana November 21, 2007 at 2:45 am

    I don’t blame you at all for moving to Texas just to escape the cold – I’d do it too if I had the chance! I absolutely loathe cold weather, and unfortunately we get a lot of it here in Canada. I truly hope a move to a warmer city lies somewhere in the (not-so-distant) future.

  • Reply EK November 21, 2007 at 3:27 am

    I’m so with you on 4 AND 6! I hate all kinds of none chocolate candy (especially skittles-bleck!) and I wear sunglasses at all times outside if the sun is up at all. My sunglasses broke a week or so ago and driving home from work in the sun makes my eyes water!

  • Reply TheMoncurs November 21, 2007 at 4:41 am

    A. LOVE Martha Stewart and Real Simple. Too bad I’m too cheap to get myself subscriptions to anything but the Ensign ($10/yr? I can handle that).

    B. GAG. Mayo? Really? I’m actually re-evaluating our friendship right now. I refuse to eat anything with mayo on it. My hatred of that substance runs deep.

    C. I’m with ya on the chocolate. Except pregnancy makes me throw it up, so I’ve developed a new appreciate for fruit type desserts. But oh man am I looking forward to going back to chocolate!

    D. ME TOO on the sunglasses. It took me sooo long to find a pair that I liked (I have a funky nose, makes it difficult to find a flattering pair), so I never really wore them until the past year or so. Now? Can’t live without them. Anytime I misplace them it’s like CODE RED, WE ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE UNTIL I FIND MY SUNGLASSES!

  • Reply Beck Family November 21, 2007 at 4:56 am

    Thanks for playing Janssen. I loved your stories.

  • Reply RA November 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Lord, I hear you on #3. That would have been me, too, if I had volunteered as a freshman. Except that I would have been someone’s elementary school adopted child or exchange student. And perhaps I would not have spoken English.

    The situation has not really improved, though, as I am still mistaken for a high schooler. Maybe it’ll work out in the end and I’ll get carded until I’m 40.

  • Reply Melanie November 21, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    I’m with you on the cold thing. People laugh when I say that being cold is my biggest fear, but I think that it really is.

    I can’t even stand the thought of mayo though. It just looks so disgusting, how could I ever put it into my mouth? I’ll just stick with mustard.

  • Reply Katie November 21, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    Ha ha, I’ve always looked much younger than my age too so I can totally sympathize with you on #3.

  • Reply Merrick November 21, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    My first Real Simple came yesterday…have you been getting yours for a while?

  • Reply Lisa C November 22, 2007 at 2:01 am

    Here here! What’s dessert without chocolate?? Not worth the calories, that’s what.

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