10 Things You Don’t Know About Me…Yet

1. After watching that OCD video from Good Mythical Morning, I realized I *might* have a mild case of it. If I’m in someone else’s bathroom and the toilet paper goes under instead of over in the “waterfall” position, I literally change it for them. It DRIVES. ME. INSANE.

Earthlings! THIS is how you spool your T.P.

Earthlings! THIS is how you spool your T.P.

2. I’m terrified of birds. Literally. Terrified. I brought a dead crow into the house when I was 3 to dress it up in my doll clothes. My mom screamed and demanded I throw it over the fence. It must have been ever-so-slightly still alive, because the crow’s beak clung to my finger as I tried throwing it over the fence. That was my bird phobia tipping point.

Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" - the only Hitchcock film I will NEVER watch.

Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” – the only Hitchcock film I will NEVER watch.

3. I was adopted at 2 weeks of age. I met my entire bio-family–bio-parents and 3 full-blooded siblings–the day after I turned 40, in Albuquerque, NM. I got to see the whole nature v. nurture argument play out on a grander scale than most psych researchers. Also, my self perception did a sea change when I discovered I was Cherokee, Welsh and English rather than Irish, Scottish and German.

4. I really miss making prank phone calls. Caller I.D. has ruined my fun.

5. I think ground turkey is an abomination against mankind. 

6. Typos on signage make me nuts. My local Asian dry cleaners barely spoke English, and they had a professional sign made that hung in their window announcing “Snirts: $1.00” I couldn’t relax until I brought my own Sharpie into their store and turned that “n” into an “h.”

7. Once you’re in my orbit, I’m the 3 a.m. Friend – you know, that one person you can call in the middle of the night to get a ride home, and I won’t blow you crap about it.

8. I’m Aries with Aquarius rising and a Sagittarius moon. For those who follow astrology, this explains a lot about my eccentric collection of friends.

9. My senior year of high school, I had a decision to make – choosing art or writing as my college focus. I had already sold one of my pieces (to my art teacher) and I was equally good at both. I chose writing, thinking it a more viable career, but I still have fun exercising my artist’s muscle.

10. I have ADD and I don’t regret it for a moment. In fact, I love being ADD. 


6 thoughts on “10 Things You Don’t Know About Me…Yet

  1. Karel says: “I agree with your position on the toilet paper roll! As an ‘old’ O.R. nurse, I’m not comfortable turning the roll and potentially contaminating the top of the paper for the next customer, and grabbing the TP just by the strip risks hitting the wall or cabinet with hands that need washing. The roll should be set with the paper facing outward toward the consumer.” 🙂

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