11 March 2013
Things You Probably Don't Know About Me
1. I have had a lifelong dilemma with being either feminine or athletic. As a young teenager I called it "Cute or Sporty" and was absolutely convinced I had to choose only one part of my identity.
"But Mom, I can't like wearing skirts and play soccer!"
"But Dad, I can't beat a boy down a ski run and then still expect him to want to hold my hand!"
We laugh now, but these were serious questions to my 13-year-old mind. I still feel myself going back and forth sometimes. Good thing I married a guy who loves both sides of me. (We take turns beating each other to the bottom of the mountain. And when I win, it makes him want to hold my hand even more.)
2. My favorite TV show in high school was Murder, She Wrote starring Angela Lansbury. I still get giddy when I watch the opening theme. Something about the montage of Angela on her typewriter and Angela fighting crime satisfies my inner being.
3. I rarely listen to music when I'm alone. This is a very new development (probably since Addie was born), because I used to pride myself on knowing all the words to every song on the radio. Now, I've found that I can think much more clearly in silence, so I save my music time for when I can focus on the music.
So many lyrics to catch, so many harmonies to sing along with.
4. My everyday wardrobe is extremely predictable. If I were a character on Arthur or The Magic School Bus (you know, where the characters only ever wear one outfit so you don't get Francine confused with Prunella...), I wouldn't have to change my wardrobe much. On most days I wear some version of a nice t-shirt (Gap Favorite T), a pair of jeans, and my hair in a ponytail. I generally dress within the same color palette (blues, greens, purples, and sometimes turquoise...which is blue-green) and rarely stray to patterns (usually plaid or stripes). That being said, I do look forward to dressing up a little more when I go to church every Sunday.
5. I have a mild to moderate panic attack every time I need to make a phone call. If I'm calling anyone besides my mom or my husband, I usually have to have a mental pump-up session with myself before dialing the number. (This is so sad!) Chad has taken to making me call people just to see me do it.