Tuesday, February 03, 2009
It took me such a long time to finally make this list and now I want the world to know: 1. I adore my library system. 2. I quit my first job by way of a harmonica solo. 3. 99% of my spoken sentences come out like gobble-dee-gook. 4. I call Keeler and Eliott “creepy kids” to their faces pretty much every day. 5. Mr. Rogers is my #1 role model. I absolutely love him and cannot watch his show without crying. Also, we have the same favorite number: 143. 6. I have been a vegetarian since birth. 7. Before I became a crazy Eagles fan and discovered Postsecret and This American Life, Sundays used to fill me with dread. 8. I have social anxiety, but I am really fascinated by people anyway. 9. In my early twenties, I lived at an ashram in Upstate New York for a month. 10. I believe in the goodness of mankind. A fortune cookie told me so. 11. I really enjoy my own company. 12. After college, I travelled the country for three glorious months with my very best friend in the whole world. It was dreamy. 13. If I had a lot more money, patience and confidence, I would unschool the boys. 14. I am fluent-ish in American Sign Language. 15. I have been keeping a journal of words and/or drawings since I was in middle school. 16. I am a descendant of Spanish royalty. 17. I often find it difficult to make decisions or progress in any direction because most of the time I feel like my brain belongs to two people with totally opposite opinions about everything. 18. I once stood up a date by hiding between my bed and the wall while he knocked and knocked and finally went away. 19. If I didn’t have kids, I would most likely become a Buddhist nun. 20. I am a totally disorganized mess and I feel pretty bad about it. 21. If I could re-do Keeler’s first 3 years, I would. Everything I thought I was doing right, I have since decided was screwed. 22. RB and I separated briefly and got back together in part because of a receipt he saw in his wastepaper basket at work that said, “R.B. LOVE BUGS”. 23. I feel like if I could just figure out the meaning of life I could finally relax. 24. I have a weird obsession with the buzzards in my town. They seem to follow me around, so I guess they like me, too. Or maybe they are just waiting for me to die so they can eat me. 25. I wish I were braver about making friends.