10 Quirky Things About Me

Okay, so a lot of you don’t really know much about me anyway so there are probably 10 millions things you do not know about me, but we’ll start with 10. Remember, this is quirky stuff. Gotta keep it interesting.

1) Have you ever seen those oil blotting tissues that Lancome and Clinique sell? They’re in this cute little pop-up box and you use them to blot excess oil off of your face. They are the same consistency as a toilet seat cover. Yes, I have been know to blot with a toilet seat cover. A new one of course!

2) Every time an ambulance goes by, I think about, and pray for, the people inside. Ambulances scare me.

3) If I notice a fallen eyelash(of my own), I always pick it up, blow it off and make a wish. I have done this since I was a child.

4) I work in front of a computer all day long. Sometimes my eyes get dry and irritated. When that happens, I blow into my sleeve (if long) or a Kleenex until it gets warm and then place it over my eyes. After doing this a few times my eyes feel 100% better. I’m telling you. It works.

5) I have a fear of twisting my ankle. Just the idea of it, makes me not want to walk anywhere that has uneven pavement.

6) When I get home from work, and I know I am not going anywhere, I have to change into my jammies immediately. The work day has not left me until I do.

7) I twirl my hair on one side so much, that the hair on that side is always longer than the other side.

8) I keep more than one calendar and it takes me all month to keep them in sync. Tried a Smart phone once to help with that but it gave me migraines from looking at that tiny screen.

9) When I was a kid, Steve Martin borrowed some shampoo from me and never returned it. It was Strawberry Suave. Remember that? He was filming The Jerk. I thought he was a big jerk at the time but have since forgiven him. You know, with all that “wild and crazy guy” stuff, he probably just forgot. I forgive you Steve.

10) On the same note, I met Burt Reynolds when I was a kid and he was with another woman. He told me not to tell Loni Anderson and winked at me. I have to tell you.. if Loni crossed my path, I would have told her. Girl Power is not to be taken lightly.

So that’s me in a nutshell. Well, not really but everyone has quirks. If you feel so bold, tell me some of yours.

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The Week Ahead: August 25-31, 2008

I first read about this idea over at She Is Too Fond of Books. I think it’s wonderful so I am following her lead and posting my plans for the week and will try to do so each Monday.

Monday, August 25, 2008 – I am on PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) and we have our first board meeting tonight at 6:30pm. I am going to propose that we start a PTO blog so parents can get the info they need, when they need it. I would be the one to create it so I would be able to continue my love of blogging. How cool is that?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 – Dental appt for my son so that means I get to leave work early. Finishing up Mister Pip, which is my book group selection for this month. I hope to have the time to write the review up and post it here as well. Will depend on whether or not the kids did their homework beforehand.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 – My book group pick for next month is The Meaning of Night: A Confession. I hope to crack this open tonight.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 – Teaching a class today but after that, I plan to write up a first draft of the post that I am writing for Joshua Henkin in September, that will be posted here of course.

Friday, August 29, 2008 – I always use Friday to catch-up on all that I did not accomplish during the week. I also need to catch-up on some Netflix movies that I have had for way too long.

The Weekend: Labor Day weekend to boot. That means no work on Monday. We are not traveling anywhere but may do a cook-out or two. I am looking forward to it.

Have a good week and if you have any special plans that you are looking forward to, let me know. It makes my week go by much faster if I have stuff to look forward to.

Chatting with friends about books and life…