Thursday, April 05, 2007

meme: 5 things about me

I know, I still owe y'all my thoughts on sequals. Lets just say I've been a little distracted by my day job...

Erica tagged me with a meme asking me to list five things y'all don't know about me. Since I have a terrible memory, I'm not sure what I've talked about on this blog and what I haven't - ha! Hmmm... how to tread that line between telling y'all interesting and juicy tidbits while remembering that blogs are public info forever....

1. In college I was diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) because I went to school in New England and didn't see enough of the sun. That's why when I was looking at law schools I didn't look farther north than UVA. For a while I had to sit in front of a light box but now that I'm back in the sunny south I'm doing fine. Winter solstice is one of my favorite times of the year - I love it when the days get longer and there's more sun! The Boy calls me a sun sponge and jokes that I'm solar powered. I think he's right.

2. One time when I was in high school and my dad was out of town and I was alone in the house it started to snow. Since I grew up in SC, snow is a BIG DEAL. I decided to skinny-dip in the hot tub and streaked down the path in our backyard, threw off the hot-tub cover and jumped in before I realized there was a problem with the heater. The water was SO COLD except for like an inch at the surface and before I could climb out our neighbor started to do some sort of "yard work" along our fence (which meant he could totally see me). So I ended up trying to float in the 1 inch of hot water before I gave up and streaked back into the house.

3. During college I renovated an old landmark pub on campus and opened it back up for student use. In the winter there was free hot chocolate in front of the fire and a few nights a week we had a band, open mike night, or a DJ and beer on tap. It was the type of place where students would scratch their names in the tables and there were tables there with names going back to the 50s and 60s - a pretty cool place. It was exciting to see it in use again.

4. The Boy was the first person I really fell in love with. I totally didn't plan it that way. Growing up I always wanted to have my heart broken once just so I would know what it felt like. Now my heart is very safe in The Boy's hands.

5. Sometimes at night my cat will stalk around the house with his favorite toy (a long tail attached to a stick) meowing. And I mean to say, this cat can holler! He'll bring his tail to bed for us to play with and sometimes I just can't deal with it and so I pretend to throw it and hide it under the covers. I like to think he forgets because he certainly shuts up. I rarely feel guilty. I'm such a horrible mom :)

So there are my five! Hope you all were entertained! Um, I'm not sure who to tag because I've been blogging so sporadically recently, so I tag anyone who wants to write about five things we don't already know about you :)

I'm out of town this weekend for Easter - will check in again on Sunday!


Erica Ridley said...

#2: Bwa ha ha ha haaa!! That killed me!!

#1: (Yeah, it's out of order, but #2 slayed me, so I had to get that out of my system. *g) I'm solar powered, too. When I'm feeling bad/lethargic/etc, if I just walk outside and let the sunlight touch my skin, I *instantly* feel better. Crazy! (Maybe this means I'd be a short-lived vampire?)

#4: You aren't missing anything! I had the (good? bad?) fortune to have that experience once or thrice. I'll loan ya some heartache anytime you need some angst. =)

Roxy Harte said...

Hot Tub Tip: toe dip in hot tub before jumping in...I had the opposite problem once and you so do not want to have some naked parts in too hot of water...

I was in and out so fast I didn't know I could move that fast...

you made me smile today...thanks