Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bits of Information

So… I received a blog award from the fabulous Christy Evers. Thank you so much, Christy!

I am now supposed to post fifteen bits of information about myself that you probably don't know about me. You’ll probably fall asleep by number four (I almost did). No one would blame you. Anyway, here goes:

I have three Siamese cats that I adore. I would adopt more if my family didn’t threaten me regularly. Also, the label Crazy Cat Lady sort of scares me.

I also love horses. I had a horse while growing up and I really miss riding. In fact, I dream of having my own horse (okay, horses), again some day.

I am really into yoga.

I was obsessively into Tae Kwon Do for a few years until I snapped the ACL in my knee during a Tornado Kick.

I have never received a speeding or other type of driving ticket, which is amazing given that I sometimes pretend that I am a NASCAR driver.

I hate celery.

I am pretty sure that a night out with girl friends is the best form of therapy, especially if sangria is involved.

A chai latte from Starbucks makes my day.

I cannot and will not sing, not even in the car when I am by myself. That’s how much I dislike the sound of my own voice.

I am fairly certain that some day I will go to art school, just for the fun of it, even if I am ninety.

I’ve been known to spend too much money on my hair (it can be wild and unruly). A girl must do what a girl must do.

I have never played a musical instrument and yet I am fascinated by those who do. Envy? Probably.

I am into healthy eating, yet I have a mad addiction to sugar. *Sigh*

I hate being bored—the way a two year old hates being bored. Luckily, it’s hard to be bored when you write for a living.

I love my car. Driving it puts me in a good mood. Especially if I’m driving to yoga. Or a bookstore.
And I don’t get a ticket.

There. Are you asleep yet?

Now, instead of tagging bloggers, as I’m supposed to do, I’m going to ask you to share some random bits of information about yourself with me. Are you game?


  1. Let's see...I've never been in a car accident, either as a driver or passenger. I never learned to sail, even though I grew up on the ocean. I never learned to scuba dive either. I hate liver.
    I'm a terrible speller and have checked accident, original and passenger just to make sure...I once had the opportunity to audition for the original production of Jesus Christ Superstar, but didn't have the money to get to New York.

    How's that?

  2. Loved learning more about you!
    I guess they don't call the Tornado Kick that for nothing!
    I also envy those that can play musical instruments. My parents were very sports oriented so that's what I did. Which was great, but I wish I had learned an instrument (though I didn't care when I was young!). So my son plays guitar AND plays sports. :)

  3. Speaking about cat ladies, I watched a documentary the other night about a woman who had too many cats. I can't even begin to describe what they did to her house.

    Random bit of information about me? I rarely get to bed before 11 pm, no matter that I often plan to do just that!

  4. I love this...very fun. I especially like the image of the crazy cat lady. There must be a novel in there somewhere :/

    and..hmm...something random about me? I have two sisters name Debbie. Both half sisters, but still!

  5. I love this, Cynthia! Random fact about me - I border on being a Crazy Cat Lady myself. Right now we're at four - all rescues - and that's probably my limit ;-) but I'd love to bring them all home.

  6. Wow, what great info about you-all! Thank you!
    Bish, how cool that you had the opportunity to audition for a major play!
    Kelly, that is too funny that your son plays guitar and is into sports. Now I can envy him. ; )
    Oh, J.L., I don't want to think about that documentary you watched. That could not have been pretty--for the lady or the cats.
    Two sisters named Debbie? LOL, Tess! There might be a novel in that bit of information, too!
    Ahh, Linda, I just knew you'd be a cat lover like me! We have four in total, too, all rescues except for one boy.
    Thanks again!

  7. celery by itself is awful, unless you eat it with pecans, or peanut butter and raisins (hi, I'm 6 years old.) :)

  8. That's an awesome list! I'm sorry to hear about Taekwondo and your knee. That's a bummer.

    So glad you did the list. It's fun to learn about my blogging buddies.

    We'll have to have a Chai at Starbucks somtime. :0)

  9. Thanks, Christy! And thank you for the blog award that made this post possible. It's been fun. A definite YES to that chai at Starbucks, too! : )

  10. Oh you and I have got to hang out more he he he he he! It's so nice to know these wonderful tid bits about you! Thanks so much for sharing. I feel like I know you a little better now. You're still GORGEOUS!!! Yes indeed.
    Hugs to you,

  11. Aww, aren't you sweet, V. Yes, we should hang out more. I know we'd laugh and have a blast and get all involved in great book talk. Thanks for stopping by! Big hugs back to you!

  12. I loved this post! Learning random facts about you was great fun! Holy tornado kick! That's awesome (not that you snapped your ACL)

    I love to sing - though I sing badly. I sing everywhere. I used to drive my parents crazy.

    I play guitar. Mostly to drown out the singing.

    I would also love to go to Art School. When we're 90, lets make a pact to go.

    I have only been on a girls night out ONCE! I have too many guy friends, I think! We should defintely go and you can show me what the heck sangria is.

  13. LOL, Terry! So awesome that you play guitar! I took a couple lessons when I was fourteen, but. . . well, let's just say writing is more of my calling. And a big, fat, YES to that art school pact. We'll go to classes and then have girls night out where we drink sangria (which is wine and fruit with a bit of sugar added).

  14. Oh I love your list. :) I hate celery too. And I dream of having horses again...and I spend lots of money on my hair. :)
    But, I've never done yoga before (though I'm very limber and am not opposed to taking a yoga class).

    Have a lovely weekend!

  15. Thanks, Lola! It sounds like we have a lot in common! And I think you'd love yoga. ; ) A wonderful weekend to you, too!