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.
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.
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.