Friday, April 16, 2010

cattle and crayons

Just Me and My Life

Hang on to your seats, it's time for the Friday Fives at my friend Beth's blog again! Today's topic is 5 things you may not know about me. Here we go!

1. I HATE crowds!
Not sure where that came from considering the number of crowded concerts I attended in college. For some reason, though, now the thought of going somewhere amongst hundreds or thousands of knuckle-heads I do not know just annoys me. Seriously, have you ever sat and just watched the general public? People are CRAZY!! I don't like feeling like cattle in a herd. Rather than paying $50 to see a concert that requires binoculars or standing shoulder to shoulder with some sweaty drunk just makes me gag. I could get a nice steak dinner, alone with my hubby for that!!
(ok, I will stop ranting now!)

2. I have an addiction........ to school supplies!
I know! This is totally bizarre. I also know that I can't help it. For some reason, when the stores start putting out their stock in July/August to get ready for school I get so excited! The idea of getting loads of pencils, tape, markers, glue sticks, etc. (and on SALE!) just makes my day. I seriously have so many packs of pens and highlighters my kids could never really use them all. I even had my sister come over and help me organize them. What fun that was! (I know, that is strange too. I guess it runs in the family! :)

3. I am terrified of the Dentist.
I know this probably seems childish, but oh well! I will readily admit that I am a complete wuss when it comes to the dentist. I would rather give birth again before going to the dentist. That doesn't mean that I don't go, it just means that I HATE every second of it. The idea of needles or anything else sharp going into my mouth just makes me sick to my stomach. If only insurance would pay for those places that will knock you out! Now that is something I could get used to. I can deal with the numbness and soreness afterward, that is why God gave us Advil! I just don't want to be awake while they do it!!!

4. I LOVE true crime stories.
No, I am not a sicko, but for some reason this has always interested me. For as long as I can remember my sister and I were watching movies, documentaries, and reading books on various true crime stories. Sadly, we were barely in high school and could name all victims of the Manson family... I guess in another life I would love to have worked in behavioral science, studying this stuff and trying to figure out the "who" and "why". Don't get me wrong, these crazies scare the daylights out of me but I figure someone has to take an interest in it if anyone is going to catch the people out there doing these horrible things. At the same time I think it has made me more aware of my surroundings and the people I encounter. More careful. If that helps keep me or my family safe, who can argue that, right?

5. I am scared to death of snakes!
I don't mean just a little scared..... I mean you should see me react when I encounter one!! I am a little better at the zoo when they are behind thick glass, but not much. Last year when visiting the "Farm" with our friends, one of their children found one near the house and captured it. They thought it was just hilarious that I refused to come outside. Then, when I finally had to go out there they got a huge kick out of taunting me. This is the stuff I have nightmares about! In my opinion, they are evil. Check out Genesis, it's right there!

1 comment:

  1. I love school stuff too! When I was a kid, I couldn't wait to get my school supply list so I could get my supplies! I guess you could be addicted to worse things, right?

    Happy weekend!