Wednesday, May 14, 2008

20 Things You Probably Wish You Didn't Know About

My infertility buddy Jen over at "Maybe If You Just Relax" tagged me with this a few days back.

4 Things I did 10 years ago (1998):
1. Graduated from college. I was so ready to be out of there - loved the partying, hated my final few classes. By the time I graduated I really disliked my choice of major...and had started on the road to my "people are stupid" theory.
2. Started my first "real" job. My boss looked like something out of a bad 70's porno, and had the dated opinions about women to match. I found out later that the first person they offered the job to turned them down. Good times!
3. Bought a townhouse shortly after starting the job in #2 just to get out of my parents house. Wouldn't you if you had the money, and your mother had embarrassed you in front of a date by insisting that you be home 2 hours earlier than you had told her you would? The transition from the freedom of living in a college dorm to living at home again did not go well.
4. Dated a few mistakes - all named Mike. What was I thinking?!

4 Things I did 5 years ago (2003):
1. Moved 2x; designed and started construction on a custom home; at the same time started renovations on a townhouse. Insanity should be my middle name.
2. Was "let go" for the first time from a job(college temp work and retail included). I and another co-worker were let go at the same time. Fall out from some higher level inter-office politics. Just because I didn't really love the job didn't mean I was ready to leave it on any terms but my own.
3. Spent most of my remaining time talking to the animals and shopping. And not doing anything to make friends locally.
4. Slid into an undiagnosed depression. See items 1 and 2 and 3 for an explanation why. Of course, this only became clear after I had pulled out of it.

4 Things I did yesterday:
1. Gave my RE's office my updated insurance info so they could refile the claim from the HSG. I had the new card at the hospital but since I didn't go to their office, they didn't get the update. Oops.
2. Heard from DH that his new toy is ready to be picked up. And then consoled him when he realized that due to our schedules he won't be able to pick it up until Thursday.
3. Read a romance novel instead of making dinner. I'm addicted to the predictable story lines and endings (girl meets boy, girl lusts after boy, some event or person separates them, they overcome and end up together destined to live happily ever after). Heated up leftovers from Sunday instead of making something new.
4. Went over to our neighbors house to get the care taking instructions for their cat (me) and fish (DH) and mail/paper pickup. We depend on their assistance with this on a regular basis, so it's only fair to do it when they ask, which isn't frequent.

4 TV shows I love to watch:
This is hard. We had actually started to watch several network shows on a regular basis, and then the writers strike hit and we've never gotten back into the habit. I don't really have any can't miss shows - but I'm happy to watch these if they are on.
1. Dirty Jobs. It's amazing to me what some people do for a living, and how many jobs have at least some portion that's "dirty." I also have to admit, I have a crush on Mike Rowe.
2. NCIS. When TNT runs the marathon Saturdays, I get sucked in. It's not a show I can have on in the background while doing something else. If I want to get anything done, I have to turn it off.
3. Iron Chef. It's amazing what they can do in an hour without any prior prep work. And they make it look easy! This show makes me wish that things like they make would magically appear in my kitchen.
4. Mythbusters. You never know what they are going to be blowing up next. I really don't know where they come up with some of the "myths."

(Notice something similar in all these shows? They are all hosted by (or star) men with a sense of humor. Coincidence? I think not! And this list totally blows my claim that I never watch reality shows, because 3 of the 4 do fall into that broad category.)

4 Things I love to do:
1. Read a book from start to finish without any external distractions.
2. Make DH laugh.
3. Be right. I'll admit it, it feels much better to be right than wrong. But I try not to be obnoxious about it.
4. Spend time with friends and family, enjoying their company along with an adult beverage and a good meal.

I tag:
-Leslie at Photographic Memory
-Alynda at
-Anyone else who wants to play along..just let me know in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. YAY! Thanks for playing.
    We should swap book recommendations.