Saturday, September 3, 2011

10 Random Facts About Me

I'm taking part in a "blog campaign" and this was one of the challenges.

1.  I don't like to be the center of attention.  This post is difficult because I'm saying, hey everybody these are facts about me.  Sometimes those facts just come out when I blog and am telling a story, but now I feel like you're all looking at me and my fly's down and I have spinache in my teeth. . .

2.  I am not a competitive person but I love to watch sports.  All my kids have played a high school sport--b-ball and lacrosse.  If I played, first of all we'd lose and second, I'd be curled up in fetal position on the court or field.

3.  I have great ideas but have a hard time implementing them.  I'm more of a thinker than a doer. 

4.  I have a hard time making up my mind.  Wait no I don't.  Okay, yes I do.  But just sometimes.  Probably.

5.  I took type in the 7th grade (not on a computer but on a typewriter--your fingers own personal gym and manual return--don't forget the white-out) and I've been typing ever since.  Really.  I type just about everything I hear.  I type on my lap in my head with my tongue or teeth with my toes. . . It's a very subtle movement.  My husband didn't know I did it until a told him a couple years ago.  So annoying (the typing, not my husband).

6.  I can touch my elbows behind my back.  That, and playing the recorder in 3 different languages, is probably my only true talent.

7.  When I was little I made my family call me Cinderella for a few weeks, but the name never stuck.  Today, if I could change my name, I'd change it to Rachel.  But who knows about tomorrow.

8.  I still dream (although not quite as often) that I can't find my locker. . . or remember the combination. . . or remember what class I have when, or that I have a college class that I just forgot to go to all semester. . .

9.  I love the color green.  It makes me feel alive.  And who doesn't need to feel alive at 46? 

10.  I can and will eat just about anything.  Anything that's in front of me.  When it comes to eating, I have no off-switch.  I could easily down a whole pizza or a quart or two of icecream, a plate of cookies, a bag of chips just because it's there. . . But my favorite food is salad.  No, really.

11.  I was born a believer.  I've always felt God's love for me and I love Him.  I have experienced the power of the atonement in my life.

12. I'm not good at math.  I missed it most of 6th grade--would break out in hives and have to go to the sick room.


  1. #3 and #4 - Me too!

    I've had those locker dreams too and it's been 20 years since I've had a locker...

  2. Uhm, I seriously thought this was my list until I read that you can play the recorder in 3 languages. I can only play it in 2. was sorta scary and explained why I instantly liked you. You are the much cooler version of me.

  3. Hi Jill! I love your answers! You are so funny!!
    the typing thing I can totally relate to. I do the same thing with sign language. Weird, I know. I spell everything out with sign language letters. Once I learned the alphabet in like fourth grade I've never been able to stop. OK, now I sound like a wacko. lol
    Anyway, great to meet you and your blog looks like a lot of fun. Green is my fave color too for the same exact reason. I have to have green in my life. :)

  4. I am willing to call you Cinderella if that's what you'd like. heehee! Seriously, your posts always make me giggle. Thanks for providing humor to my days.

  5. Right there with you on #3 and #4. My frantic school dreams are about not remembering what my classes are, and feeling like I've been skipping them all semester/year...