I am it! The fab (and very lucky-to-live-in-France) Shani has tagged me to share 5 weird things about myself.
Hmmm… Only 5?
OK, well here they are:
1.)In the winter you can usually find me sleeping in a hoodie (hooded sweatshirt) with the hood up. That’s right folks, the hood up. I grew up in an older house in Alaska and my room was really drafty (probably because because the floor was separating from the walls, unknown to us at the time…??) and I would sometimes bundle up from head to toe, including wearing some sort of hat to sleep. Another confession is that I love hoodies like I was 13 (Tim Gunn would not approve I am sure) and so I wear them around the house constantly in the winter. Because again, I live in a drafty old house, I wear them to bed and yep, I sleep with the hood up… weird huh?
2.) I love cathartic crying. I often feel like Holly Hunter in Broadcast News, where she unplugs her phone every day just to have a great cry. I aspire to that. Tonight I went and saw P.S. I Love You and cried my eyes out for 2 hours. It is a GREAT movie and I highly recommend it, but seriously they should pass out free tissues at the door. Kleenex should have sponsored our screening. If you don’t cry at this movie then you are, as Chandler would say, Dead Inside.
(Note: The style,apartment , colors, fashion and music in P.S. I Love You are also wonderful. I will own this movie and eventually hope to be able to see it even more clearly and not through a river of salty tears…)
3.) I love where I live. Now that is not weird maybe, say if you live in Paris or NYC or Napa Valley. But most people don’t grow up saying “When I grow up I want to live in Arkansas.” But I did. And I love it. Even though I have lived all over the country, my current town is still my favorite. I love my neighborhood, and that my kids school is in walking distance from our front door. I love that all the checkers at Hobby Lobby know me by name and I love that the people at Starbucks know what Nathan wants to order when he walks in the door. I love that even though there are lots of things that make it feel like a small town, there are enough things to make it feel big as well.
4.) I am subscribed to 174 blogs on Bloglines. When you people don’t post I go a little nuts. You have me completely addicted!
5.) I love to eat mashed potatoes and corn mixed together. And I like to eat the whip cream off the top of my mocha with my finger before it melts.
(NOTE: As of 1oAM Central Time, on Sun, My Dad, My Mom, Nate and Sarah have posted their list. They DO NOT disappoint….)