Poindexter, over at Diary of a Technophobe, a recent follower of the Raisin Chronicles, has asked me to join in a meme, the ever-popular 10 Things You Didn't Know About Me.
Because I've done this a couple of times before, I don't think there's much left you don't know about me, so, instead I'm sharing 10 Things I Didn't Know About Me, but have learned through (sometimes painful) experience.
1) I'm not very adventurous. If I had a chance to go up in the the Space Shuttle, I wouldn't. Ditto a trip to Antarctica, the Amazon and the Andes Mountains.
2) I tend to like everyone, and even after I figure out someone is Not Very Nice, I find it really hard to remember that when I'm dealing with them. This makes me an excellent target for Corporate politics.
4) Despite earning a tidy living in the IT field for many years, I have little talent as a computer programmer. I once wrote a computer program so complicated and difficult to maintain that after I left the team, they not only re-designed and re-wrote it, but held a party and burned my version in a fireplace.
5) After drinking my daily fiber supplement from a glass fresh from the dishwasher, I have come to the conclusion that Metamucil, like revenge, is best served cold.
6) My first husband once told me that I have the personality of a chameleon. "You take on the personality of whoever you spend a lot of time with." Which makes it a good thing that I'm now married to Old Dog, who tells the truth and keeps his promises.
7) I have limited abilities in the area of spatial concepts. Despite this relatively well-known fact, people constantly ask me geography questions both large ("Where is Sierra Leone?") and small ("Is the Bursar's Office in Building 11 or Building 12?). I used to try to answer; now, I'm much more likely to reply, "Why are you asking me a geography question?"
8) In a related issue, do not EVER ask me for directions.
9) I'm an overachiever, and even to this day I frequently sign up for more than I can accomplish, which is why this is both late and 9 items instead of 10 -- because I have two of my adorable grandchildren upstairs, soon to wake and want breakfast and the promised trip to the children's museum. So, we'll save that last riveting item for another day.