Tuesday, January 13, 2009
16 things* about me...
I drink black, unadulterated coffee. The only exceptions to this are cafe sua da or cafe granita.
I am an empath and a...what's the word for someone who feels others' physical feelings in her body? Both of these can be wonderful--and challenging.
I am a patriot who abhors war. What better way to "support our troops" than to want them to stay alive?
I have more money invested in my teeth than in my retirement account. I may not be able to afford food when I am retired, but by golly, if someone invites me to dinner I'll be able to chew.
I have swum with--and actually touched--a dolphin (it was in captivity and touching was allowed).
I love thermal pajamas with pockets in the pants (sometimes I even wake up with my hand in the pocket).
I majored in theatre in college. I love going to the theatre and sometimes it is really bittersweet because I would love to be up there, involved with the production...especially on stage.
I make lists. Getting things out of my head and on paper helps me. Sometimes I end up with a pile of lists; then I go through them to consolidate back to one. I love checking things off. Sometimes when I accomplish a task that wasn't on my list originally, I write it down and cross it off. That way I can see what I have really accomplished. And it feels so good to cross things off a list.
I love shoes...and boots...and flip flops...and Crocs.
When I go to Hawaii, I feel like I am at home. At least once every trip someone thinks I am local. I am honored.
Sometimes when I read others' blogs, I wonder if I should leave a comment--I almost feel intrusive--but then I think about how much I love it when the lurkers un-lurk at my blog, so I do.
I am currently reading and studying about the Mayan Calendar and I find it fascinating. I am curious about whether anyone else out there is interested, too. Are you? I am sure I will be posting tidbits as I learn more.
As much as I love blogging and taking photos, I have been slow to get my stuff uploaded to flickr (or any other related site). I'll get there. Somehow, thinking about it, I feel kind of exposed. (I have no idea why that would be different from this!)
Only for a brief time in my 20s did I want to have children. I taught public school for several years and spent a lot of time with kids. I love other people's kids. I am glad my parents had kids. And I am content with the decision I made not to have children.
I am somewhat ambidextrous. I play sports and do gross motor skills right handed. I eat, write, and do fine motor skills left handed.
I know a lot about health, healing, and natural remedies. Much of it, I have learned in self-defense. Whenever possible, I look for the non-pharmaceutical approach to getting well.
There. That's 16. Consider yourself tagged. When you've posted, come on back and leave your link here. I'd love to read your list.
*A response to Something Cheeky, Mother May I, and kelly rae.