8 Facts or Habits

I’ve been tagged by April at For His Glory and My Good and Colorado Writer at Adventures in Writing to list 8 facts/habits about myself. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.

I asked Todd for some of my habits and he came up with about a bajillion, none of them favorable. I have an image to maintain, even if it is false, which means I can’t list those.

So without further ado, here are 8 facts about me and/or habits of mine:

1. I would rather scrub toilets than unload the dishwasher. Which is why unloading the dishwasher is a daily chore of a kid in my house.

2. When I took the career test in high school it said I should be either an architect or a cruise director. We lived close to San Pedro where the Princess Cruise Line (Love Boat) departed and I looked into the cruise director thing. I fancied myself a younger version of Julie McCoy. I don’t know if they still do it the same way, but in the early ‘80s the entire staff of the ship, except for the officers and sailors, had to double as the entertainment. The thought of getting up in front of all those people and singing was more than I could bear. Mom and Dad were fairly encouraging, though I think it was because they saw free cruises in their future. I’m sure they were a little disappointed when I didn’t pursue this line of work, but they had the good grace not to let me know.

3. I have Radio Station ADD. That’s when I’m driving in my car, listening to a great song on the radio, but I think there might be a better one on a different station, so I surf all the stations looking for the best song. Typically it was the one I was originally listening to, but when I get back there it’s over.

4. Before I got married I worked for a law firm in Rolling Hills, California. Rolling Hills is a very posh section of Southwest Los Angeles County – beautiful horse farms, mansions on the cliffs overlooking the ocean, etc. The office next to ours was Chuck Norris’ production company pre-Walker, Texas Ranger. Chuck Norris is not a big man, but his body guard/chauffeur is humongous! About the size of a door.

5. Taylor says when I get excited about something I fist my hands and do a quick knuckle clap in front of my chest – I don’t know how to explain it. Maybe if I add “Goody, goody, gumdrop” you can picture it better.

6. I had my tonsils out when I was 17 and I hemorrhaged. They had to put me back under to cauterize the small vessel that was squirting blood into my mouth and down into my stomach. I knew there was something wrong when I started coming to in the recovery room. The nurse kept saying it was normal post-operative bleeding, but when I’d filled my second or third tray with blood she decided to call the doctor. He poked a little vacuum thing down in my throat to see what was going on and I have an extremely sensitive gag reflex. It looked like something out of a horror movie, but I think it served the doctor right for missing that little vein. While it seemed like I’d bled gallons, it wasn’t even enough to make me anemic. It just sounds so dramatic to say I hemorrhaged and I’m all about the drama.

7. Todd says I have a habit of leaving dryer sheets on the floor on his side of the bed, but I don’t think that’s a habit. It’s just something that happens and I have no control over it. Other than to walk around the bed and pick them up, but I never think about it. You know – out of sight, out of mind.

8. When Todd and I were first married – and for a long time after – I had a horrible habit of holding things in. When he would do something that bothered me I’d wonder if it was that big of a deal and not say anything because I didn’t want to make mountains out of molehills. Or I didn’t want to be a nag. So we’d go along peacefully for months and then he’d do something – like eat the pizza I’d been working hard for – and I’d explode like Mount Vesuvius. He’d be totally dumbstruck as I’d be mentioning these totally insignificant incidents and he’d had no idea they had upset me. I still struggle with this sometimes, but I’ve gotten much better. In fact, I’m sure I could be called a nag at times and that’s a good thing!

I tag:

Amy at Random Ramblings
Amanda at Bookwormom
Jenn at Life, Love, Kids
Eileen at A Life of Triggers
Rosie at Nobody Asked Me…
Monnik at Frazzled But Loving It
Jen at Life on the Mountain
SeaSpray at It’s a Wonderful Life

You ladies will be forgiven if you choose not to accept this assignment. :o)


  1. Colorado Writer on June 20, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    Awesome things about you! Thanks for playing with me. It’s getting very hard to find peeps who haven’t done this little quiz.

  2. Monnik on June 20, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    OMG, I TOTALLY have radio station ADD too! It got to be so bad that I started listening to books on CD on my commute into work because I was afraid I’d injure my finger by pressing the station buttons so often!

  3. SeaSpray on June 20, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    Hi Jenster – Thanks for the tag. I accept and will do soon. Actually monkeygirl tagged me for this back in April or may and I have another meme from Dr Gwenn. I enjoy the memes and wrote a long one on dr. Gwenn’s meme and then didn’t use it because i got to personal and then never rewrote it. Funny thing – for as much as I write -i got writer’s block about the memes.! Go figure. :)I like them because you get to know people a little better. i am the opposite of you in that I would rather empty the dishwasher then do the toilet and that was going to be one of my 8 things. :)Have a wonderfully God blessed day! :)P.S. Aunt is still continuing to improve even though amidst the chemo. She is hungry all the time and doesn’t have to take the medicine to make her hungry. Thank you God! And it is so good to see her smiling again.

  4. Jen on June 20, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    Another Radio Station ADD sufferer. I think we should form a support group! LOL8 habits of mine?? Yipes! No one will look at me the same way again – but I heartily accept and will get the job done in the next day or two ;0)

  5. Barb on June 20, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    I had radio ADD when I was a teenager. My husband (then beau) used to just roll his eyes. Now I have CD ADD. My son made me compilation CD’s of all my fave songs from the discs we own and I still skip around on them. Now my kids roll their eyes…

  6. Anonymous on June 20, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    If anyone would like to hear my much more interesting Darling Wife habits (i.e. Scarlet O’Hara Syndrome, Someone else will pick that up, Oh yeah – you were supposed to turn back there, and many, many more), just let me know!!Just so you all know….She Is All Mine Baby…..that’s what I’m talkin’ about!!!!!!!Respectfully Submitted,Todd (aka. DH, and other names I cannot name here)

  7. Rosie on June 20, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    How cute is that guy? Scarlet O’Hara syndrome? That sounds like a good thing to have.Anyway, I did this back in May. If you want to, you can check it out here:http://rosemont1217.blogspot.com/2007/05/8-random-facts-about-me.htmlAs for the nagging thing, while I’m totally not one to hold things in but I had a problem with that when we first got married because I didn’t want to be perceived as a nagging wife. So many negative connotations don’t you know.Whew! Glad I got over that!

  8. Burg on June 21, 2007 at 12:56 am

    My bio-dad was an extra on Walker, Texas Ranger and also said he wasn’t that big, but a really nice man. I’ll bet my husband wishes I’d hold more in. :p

  9. Dance Chica on June 21, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Good list! The last one made me crack up! Poor Todd. LOL! 😛 I’m kind of bad with holding stuff in, too, though I’ve been working on it since I’ve become aware of it.

  10. Tara Marie on June 21, 2007 at 10:17 am

    My husband has radio station ADD also–drives me CRAZY!!

  11. April on June 21, 2007 at 11:53 am

    I have Radio Station ADD too!! I think it is the fear of losing something better?? I see why you and Todd make a great couple…you both have a great sense of humor.Have a great day friend.

  12. Monnik on June 21, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    jenster, help me out here. i’m dumb and don’t get what ‘meme’ is.Help!BTW, I’ll post my 8 facts soon.

  13. radioactive girl on June 21, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    number 1 and 3, me too! Except for number 1, none of my kids are quite big enough to be able to do it, so mainly it gets put off as long as possible and then when I am on the phone I do it because that distracts me from the horror of it. The radio station thing drives my husband insane. He didn’t tell me it did for about the first 10 years we knew each other and then one day he exploded (like your number 8?) and told me he can’t stand it. I tried really hard to control it, but then decided that if he waited over 10 years to even tell me, he can just deal with it. I still make an effort when he is in the car, but can’t seem to help myself.

  14. radioactive girl on June 21, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Also? Your husband needs a blog!

  15. Bookwormom on June 21, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    I 2nd Todd needs a blog. I;ll do my part tomorrow.

  16. Jenn on June 21, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    Ok I did the Meme…however you and old Traviola are the only blogs I know so I tagged him…we will see where that gets us. He has tons of habits.

  17. Swishy on June 21, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    I totally know what you mean about the fist clap! LOL

  18. Prunella Jones on June 22, 2007 at 9:38 am

    I have IPOD ADD. Same difference.

  19. Jenster on June 22, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Sounds to me as though radio/CD/iPOD ADD is a common enough disorder. Glad to know I’m not alone in this.Swishy – Thanks for understanding the fist clap! LOLSeaSpray – I’m so glad your aunt is doing well. Please keep me posted.And not just “No”, but “Absolutely, Positively, Not A Chance NO” does Todd need his own blog. Whatever image you all have of me in your minds is fine just the way it is. I don’t need him writing a blog, saying I do things that I maintain are not true, making you think I’m someone I’m not…

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