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Monday, January 18, 2010

10 9 Things You Didn't Know About Me

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.

20 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

I'm glad you have clarified all this. I was about to invite you up on a Space Shuttle trip to Antarctica, stopping off in the Andes, with the aim to form a political think-tank.

Ah well, I'll have to find someone else.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I have the same chameleon personality effect - I've always put it down to being interested in everything. I'm also with you on the geography, though (as you may have guessed) we're polar opposites when it comes to adventure ;)

P.S. Mo: pick me, pick me!

Maelstrom said...

I'll wait a few weeks and then ask you for 10 more things we don't know about you.

Jeanie said...

I'd have to add bungee jumping to the list of things I just don't want to do.

suzicate said...

So you're going to leave us hanging to the edge of our seats for number 10?! I love your list. Enjoy those grankids today!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

My colleagues call me gullible as it is hard for me to see mean under a fake nice.

Poindexter said...

you are charming! thank you for sharing.

CDB said...

You never disappoint. I hope Old Dog reads your blog, btw.

And I love that your followers are now up top.. like, "HEY, publisherman, check THIS out. My FOLLOWERS." (: Love it.

Steven G said...

I never get tired of hearing about you you you!

Poindexter nailed it, though. You ARE incurably charming, and you know it!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Nice list. Hope you had a great time with the grandkids.

notthatkindofgirlblog said...

Oh my gosh, the idea of drinking a fiber supplement from a warm glass is horrifying! Imagine the clumping! Yikes.

Frogs in my formula said...

That was highly entertaining and a great spin on the usual meme. And #10...? Quelque chose avec le francais?

CarrieAnn said...

I laughed out loud when I got to number four.

SkylersDad said...

i want to know what happened to #3?

眼淚 said...

愛情不是慈善事業,不能隨便施捨。.........................

ladyfi said...

Number four - hilarious! We used to have some people like this at our company too, but never held a party in their honour! ;-)

Mammatalk said...

Ah, a chameleon! Chameleons are such cuddly critters, aren't we?

Jan said...

I read this on the treadmill because I needed to be entertained quickly or I would have gone home and not finished my workout due to boredom. It worked. I was properly entertained and I am spent.

I hope I am not on that list of not very nice people!

Keep up the great posts.

buffalodick said...

You left out you love old, corny jokes...:)

anymommy said...

The programming one made me laugh at loud.

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