Another blogger I follow recently posted random truths about herself which was hysterical and entertaining. I thought I’d steal her idea and list some amusing things (and it’s a perfect post for a Friday.) Although, after drafting the post, I’m thinking it will serve only to open myself up to sarcastic humor by someone like this. Or this. Or this. Because let’s be honest, we’re not always adults around here. 😉
1. My first concert was New Kids on the Block. My second concert was Reba. That just about sums it up right there.
2. I had a unicorn bedspread and canopy as a child — before diabetes. For real. It was purple.
3. I had stitches in my head as a child because my brother threw a stuffed animal at me that had a wind-up key in it.
4. The doctor who delivered me is now a United States Congressman. Which actually creeps me out.
5. I hate watching TV news. Hate. Sensationalism overload.
6. On a dare once, I reached my hand down a manhole in a neighbor’s front yard to grab a handful of crickets. I would NEVER do that now.
7. I don’t wear the color red. Ever. For personal reasons. Judge if you will. (War Eagle.)
8. I’m terrified of lakes, oceans and rivers, but I love the outdoors. Weird, I know.
9. When I was diagnosed with diabetes, my parents bought me a puppy. We named her Sugar.
10. I was once forced to do a field sobriety test at 11 p.m. on a country road in short sleeves and freezing temperatures. It was Valentine’s Day, and I’d just finished working a double at a restaurant. I passed with flying colors, but was incredibly angry about it. Still am, come to think of it.
11. I had a speech impediment until I was in fourth grade. My parents called it adorable; I preferred embarrassing. My family often reminds me of things I used to say incorrectly as a child, usually at incredibly inappropriate times.
12. My father baptized me and my brother. He also married (as the minister*) my brother, and will marry me (as the minister*) when the time comes. **I was instructed clarification was needed there.
13. I’m terrified of drowning from falling through ice into the freezing lake below and not finding the hole I fell through. It stems from a recurring dream I had years ago. And now that I’ve remembered it, I’ll probably dream it again. Crap.
14. I once helped steal a plastic camel from someone’s nativity scene in their front yard. And before you go all “ohemgee” on me; we knew the person and gave it back … eventually … when the trunk decided to open again. (And I had nothing to do with the disappearance of baby Jesus.)
15. I was given a 14-carat-gold opal ring from my second grade boyfriend. He stole it from his mother. I still have it.
16. The first time I remember feeling different because of diabetes was while attending a friend’s birthday party after my diagnosis. I couldn’t have cake, there were no diet drinks and the mother of the birthday girl kept apologizing in front of everyone — which made them look at me as if something was wrong with me.
17. The first time I remember feeling like I wasn’t alone with diabetes was attending camp as a counselor when I was 16 years old. I remember telling my mom I felt “normal” for the first time since being diagnosed.
18. I have a scar on my cheek from attempting to shave when I was 4 years old. I was at the house of one of my mom’s friends who didn’t have children — hence the razor on the counter within my reach.
19. I’ve always wanted to go hunting, but no one will take me. My uncle considered it once but said I couldn’t be quiet long enough. Heh, imagine that.
20. I hate ticks more than any other creature on the planet. More than snakes. More than leaches. More than spiders. More than jellyfish. And by “hate,” I mean I’m so disgusted by them I call a friend to come get them off my dogs when I find them. (We hike a lot. I have good friends.)