Dumb Shit I Do

25 things about me

January 9, 2009

I have been tagged with this one many times so here it is for your enjoyment. I won’t tag anyone with it but please feel free to do it yourself and let me know when you do.

  1. I have two fantastic kids. They drive me up the wall most of the time but they are good kids and I am extremely proud of who they are turning into.
  2. I have been married and divorced twice. Neither marriage lasted longer than three years and both should have ended sooner but we “tried”. This is where I get most of the good stuff for this blog. Both failed marriages were a huge blessing.
  3. My father was gay. This is where I get most of the material for my other blog, kidsofqueers.com. My father was also my best friend and I miss him terribly sometimes.
  4. My mother had a severe anoxious event when I was 4 and she was 29. Basically she had a stroke. She lost most of her short term memory and most of her mobility. She also suffered severe brain damage.
  5. 3 and 4 are probably where I got my sense of humor and the ability to cope with all the other crap that has been thrown my way in the last 42 years. They probably contributed to #2 as well.
  6. I have been pregnant six times. I have two living children, one daughter who died at birth and three miscarriages.
  7. I have a thyroid disorder, Hashimoto’s disease or hypothyroidism which is just a big word for an under active thyroid. When the medication is not checked regularly, like after giving birth, it can manifest itself in OCD, anxiety and panic attacks. It sucks when the medication is off but otherwise not really a problem. Every woman on my father’s side has a form of thyroid disease.
  8. According to my children and some really close friends I cannot carry a tune. I disagree with them.
  9. I am mildly dyslexic.
  10. I do not get math.
  11. Because of 9 and 10 I sweat when I see Captchas or word verifications. This has prevented me from leaving comments on other people’s blogs many times.
  12. I’m a sucker for a stray. Two of the best dogs I have ever had were discarded puppies. This also probably contributed to #2.
  13. I was a horrible student in grade school and high school. I had no discipline and no one ever bugged me about doing my homework. For some reason it clicked when I went to college and my grades were fantastic. I am a quarter shy of actually graduating from college. I have no plans to finish my degree.
  14. Although I could stand to lose thirty pounds I am finally at a place where I like my body and feel good about it. When I was a size 4 I didn’t feel this way.
  15. There is no tragedy that a new pair of shoes can’t fix.
  16. I rarely wear shoes.
  17. If I were stranded on a deserted island all by myself and I had only three albums on my iPod they would be Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Sarah Mclachlan, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, and Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits. I could only be stranded for a few weeks however with this play list as I’m sure I would get sick of them right away.
  18. Autumn is my favorite season.
  19. I often feel as if I bore people to death.
  20. I plan on learning how to play the banjo this year. My grandfather played and was in a band. His face showed nothing but pure joy when he played. I have his banjo and can’t stand that it hasn’t been played in nearly 25 years.
  21. I took piano lessons for six years when I was a kid and can hardly play chopsticks now. I’m hoping the banjo is a little easier to learn or that I have evolved somehow since then.
  22. As a kid all I ever wanted to do was to be invisible. I tried desperately to fade into the woodwork. I stuck out like a sore thumb with my hair.
  23. I’m scared of clowns.
  24. The first time I read the Little House books, in first grade, I decided I wanted to be a writer. I have no knack for making up stories, I am not creative in the least but I am learning how to tell a compelling story.
  25. I have an uncanny ability to say a lot about myself without actually saying anything too revealing.
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