You know me as an avid reader and blogger, but below the surface, well, let’s just say there’s more than meets the eye. I’ve seen these personal top ten posts floating around, and after reading Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Review’s post, I knew I had to post one of my own. Thanks for the idea, Kimba! I suppose these things will either scare you away, or possibly make you like me more:) So here they are, the top ten things you might not know about me:
I can’t drink coffee in the morning unless I have Hershey’s Kisses with Almonds™ to eat along with my coffee. In fact, I check my supply each night before I go to bed, to make sure I’ll have some for the next morning. I’ve been known to jump in the car at night and run to the nearby grocery store to buy a bag, just so I won’t be disappointed in the morning.
My senior year of college I lived in Tokyo for a year. During that time, I traveled to South East Asia and rode the train from Bangkok to Singapore in a train car with chickens, and worked in a Korean bar in Tokyo as a “hostess,” lighting cigarettes and mixing misuwari (whisky & water) for Japanese business men. One night I accidentally set a Japanese mobster’s eyebrow on fire when trying to light his cigarette (the lighter was defective!) I’m not kidding. Most people don’t believe me when I tell this story.
During that same year in Tokyo, I got several modeling jobs and appeared in a magazine ad for Toyota.
I absolutely HATE onions, and I don’t even allow them in my house. I will buy ONE onion ONCE a year for either Thanksgiving or Christmas, whichever I’m cooking that year. I buy it for the stuffing, because everyone else in my family loves onions. Traitors!!!
I used to play electric guitar and sing in a (garage) band called Too Late For Breakfast. I still have my old Telecaster and now my daughter plays it!
I spent my junior high, high school, and college years singing in choirs. I loved it so much, and I miss it to this day! Luckily my daughter loves choir too, so I get to relive it through her:) (By the way, I’m in the front row on the far left.)
Yep, that’s me! I am an introvert in real life (but not on the internet!) and I hate parties and most social situations. Going to any type of event where I don’t know people stresses me out immensely. I’m much happier in one-on-one situations than I am in a group. BUT I can fool people into thinking I’m socially normal, and many of my family and friends would probably be surprised to learn this about me.
I am a morning person and get up at about 5:30 each day, even when I don’t have to. I love how peaceful the house is before everyone else wakes up. I go to bed around 9:00 each night, happily curled up with my two dogs (oh, and the husband).
In case you didn’t see the name of this blog, I’m a HUGE Joss Whedon fan! I own every DVD of every season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly and can pretty much list each episode’s name in order by season. I’ve watched each Buffy episode dozens of times and can recite all the best lines.
I am a fanatical animal lover, especially dogs and critters in the wild. I have the annoying habit of exclaiming excitedly every time I see a dog walk by, even if I have to interrupt someone. I will pause when I’m walking to gaze lovingly at squirrels and crows. One of the highlights of my life in recent years was coming home late one night to find two enormous raccoons on my front porch. (Hey, I’m a city girl, so that’s about as exciting as it gets around here!) I even love the rats that come to our orange and lemons trees to eat the fruit! The photo above is me in junior high with a prairie falcon named Feisty. I had the coolest science teacher who rehabilitated desert animals at school and allowed his students to take them home over the weekends to care for them. Can you see the joy in my face?? And I’ll leave you with a photo of my beloved dogs, Ginger and Otis:
So now you know all about me. If you do your own Top Ten post, please let me know!