Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Honest Post

Sometimes you just need to do things that make you smile. Thanks to Maria for tagging me a few days ago. The mission: 10 honest things about myself. So, without further ado - here we go...

(In no particular order...)

10. Even though I love Ghost Hunters, I can't watch the show if I'm alone in the house. Well - the kitties are here - but they don't really count, because they don't offer protection of any sort. If Nathaniel has a late flight, I won't watch...but if he's here, I'm fascinated.

9. I don't like diet pepsi - at all. And...if I order a diet coke in a restaurant and they only serve pepsi products, I'll stick with water. There is a difference.

8. Sometimes I hate Nathaniel's job.

7. I used to put antiperspirant on my hands before solo violin performances, because I would get soooo sweaty that my fingers would slip. Playing in an orchestra is different and (thankfully) I'm not nearly as sweaty. Instead my sweaty-hands appear when I rock climb; I go through bags upon bags of chalk because I have a (slight) fear of rock walls (but love climbing). Humph.

6. I'm highly annoyed at the Southern California weather-forecasters. AND, in general - the local idea of how "horrible" the weather is. Cry me a river. Until you've had your nostrils freeze while inhaling in sub zero Minnesota temperatures, or nearly been struck by lighting while biking during one of the daily pop-up Florida thunderstorms, then zip it. And I'm speaking from experience.

5. You won't get me into the ocean unless a) I'm racing b) someone needs help and I'm the only one available to offer assistance. Yes, I'm afraid of sharks. And yes - its been a lifelong fear...my parents claim that my three-year-old younger self was afraid of sharks coming up through the drain. Woa. That's quite the imagination.

4. I could eat sushi every day, but I don't. Instead, its something like 2 or 3 times per week. Honestly.

3. I've read all four books in the 'Twilight' series, and I'm ashamed... I had to pretend that I was buying book #4 for someone else as a gift. I don't think the sales clerk believed me.

2. I miss training a lot more than I thought I would. I would give just about anything to go out for a run and feel the way that I used to. But I'm determined to have my body in a more "normal" state of being/health, before adding training stress. In the meantime...I wait...and wait...and wait...

1. 80s music is the WORST. Ugh. For real...I don't even feel bad about offending anyone with that statement - because it's true.

Today was a better day than yesterday - along with violin, I found solace in cleaning and organizing the kitchen. I donated 8+ bags of old cooking pots and pans, cutlery, and just "stuff". It was very refreshing - a nice change. I might just attack my closet next... we'll see. Regardless, while I sort - you all know what kind of music I WON'T be listening to.

I'm still waiting for that sun!

19 comments:

Michelle Simmons said...

If I remember correctly, I got you in the ocean and we were not racing... and I was not in need of assistance. :) Remember how mice and pretty that swim was? ;)

ADC said...

Ha ha, I did "spring cleaning" the first weekend Shaun left. What's up with that?

ironmomma.com said...

I got you in the ocean too. we were practicing. Not racing!

Angela and David Kidd said...

8 bags from the kitchen! That is impressive. Like you with sharks, you will never catch me swimming in a lake south of N.C. unless it's a race or someone is drowning. I'm terrified of alligators. I have panic attacks about them swimming in lakes in IL even though I know they aren't in the lakes up here.

Laura said...

1. I don't think you should be ashamed about 'Twilight'. :)
2. Awwwww, on the 80's music comment.
3. SUPER jealous of the ocean.

cherelli said...

I understand completely about the ocean swim thing, I mean only ONE shark could clamber out of a drain hole into a bath tub, but the ocean? It's potentially teeming with them! If I go in the ocean I need someone else with me (or a few ppl) so I can convince myself there is alternative bait....
Have you read The Host by Stephanie Meyer? I think it's better than her Twilight Series books.

Teresa said...

I love 80's music, bu am not offended :) Never got into the twilight series thing, based on this post, maybe I shouldn't! When you get back to training you will appreciate it more than ever...we all want you back at it!

tn

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Great post! Oh...80's music...some of it's good, but most is horrible! I could eat sushi every day too...yum!

Beth said...

I love 80s music!! HAHAHA!! And I can also taste the difference between Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke but I'll drink both...I just prefer the Pepsi. Mmm...think I'll go get one right now... ;)

Yeah for spring cleaning! :)

Midwestern Dot said...

Well, you had me until the 80's music thing...I'm sure with some counseling and hardcore listening sessions, I'll get over and we can be friends again!
Other than that, it's a great list...amen on the sharks, although I never thought of them coming through the drain...wow, sure hope I can sleep tonight now...

Bob Mitera said...

Gorgeous picture! Looks sunny to me! HA! I did a bike ride in San Diego once where Floyd Landis showed up. My I was the only one (besides Floyd) who had short sleeves and shorts - it was 50 F in SD and -14 F in Chicago. Floyd turned to me and said, "Hi, I'm Floyd. You probably aren't from San Diego" and he smiled a wry smile.

Herrad said...

Hi,
It has been awhile since I visited many blogs.
Decided to do a quick visit to say hello to as many blogs as possible tonight..
Nice to visit your blog its been ages, I am sure it will not be so long again especially now my life is getting better.
I went out this afternoon for the first time since 19 August 2009 and it was brilliant.
Lovely to feel my world getting bigger again after all this time in bed.
Have a good evening and a pleasant day tomorrow.
Love,
Herrad
PS
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http://spinfortunaswheel.blogspot.com/

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Jennifer Harrison said...

I LOVE the 80s music!!! You have got to be kidding me. OH RIGHT..you were the one in SC who seriously did NOT know who Journey was (gasp!). hee hee....

AND you GET to start training again soon...really soon...like tomorrow! :)

fun list!

Heidi Austin said...

i don't like scotts job either. Pilots are sooo freakin hot don't get me wrong. But my first week here he's flying all night rescuing people from an exploding oil rig and now he's gone all week on oil spill patrol. GEEZ!!!!

and NO diet pepsi is not the same. i'm addicted to the diet coke to. And shamefully i read the entire twilight series as well....

Training will return in time! i hope i hope :) have a great weekend marit :)

Lisa Eirene said...

I could eat sushi every day too. Seriously. :)

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