Monday, January 15, 2007

5 Things You Didn't Know About Me

Yey, I've been tagged again! This time by Iris. I've been away from the computer all day and in my mind when I tried to think of what to write throughout the day, it sort of morphed into the "Six Weird Things" meme that's been going around. (I have found myself nodding along with so many others on the "weird" meme, so either I'm not as weird as I thought or you're all as weird as me!) Any shred o' normal about me gets posted here , so either you already know it or have access to it in the archives. Besides, some of my best friends as well as my family read my blog, so when I tried to come up with what they may not know, some of it is just this side of normal. As a result, my "things-you-didn't-know-about-me" are somewhat... weird. My kids were happy to help me compile the following list today, so hopefully there's something here for everyone, my new blogging friends as well as those who know me best:

5 Things You Didn't Know About Me
(Some Of Which Might Be Weird)

1. I talk to my weenie dog. That may not be so weird, as there are those who talk to their plants or maybe inanimate objects, but the fun thing is... my dog talks back. His voice is strikingly similar to mine but is slightly higher. I'm not sure if it's characteristic of the breed or not, but I find him to be very insightful and quite witty. My whole family (okay, mainly the kids and I- I'll leave my dignified husband out of this) has gotten used to him interjecting his thoughts into conversations and we all enjoy his quick, clever repartee. I knew we were completely over the edge a couple of years ago when my son said, "Oh, I just love it when he says that!"

2. I am completely directionally challenged. Completely. I can drive somewhere repeatedly and still get lost getting there. It's by the grace of God that I find my way home anytime I leave. It's been frustrating, embarrassing and everything in between, but I'm learning to live with it and almost always find my way home. I'm here right now, at least. :::checking my surroundings:::

3. I make really, really strong coffee. The way my daugher put it, "You just dump the whole bag in when you make coffee." I love it that way. I just bite off a hunk in the morning and I'm good to go... no need for a mug.

4. I cannot stand anything to do with (...I almost can't type the word...) mucus. The Mucinex commercial about makes me run out of the room. I cannot stand thinking about it! When the kids were little and it would be all shades of, you know, and I'd have to wipe their noses I would gag all the way to the trashcan to throw the tissue away. (Or worse was using that little suction thingy!! I'm icking out right now just typing this!) Oh! In China, the men had a (I won't say disgusting, it's cultural) practice of pushing one nostril closed and blowing out of the other one right onto the sidewalk and I would about DIE everytime. (One member of our team called them "snot rockets," which my dear son now sings it to the tune of the "Hot Pockets" commercial when he wants to get a rise out of me.) ::::shudder:::: Okay, moving on.

5. I have very eclectic selections in my iPod. I started to say music, but it's not just music. I've got everything from 80's music (that I love to listen to on the treadmill) to hymns (the Passion variety as well as orchestral/traditional), Chinese and African music, Greek and Latin lessons, Grammar Girl podcasts, Awana verses set to music, musicals like Les Miserables and Wicked, praise and worship, sermons and seminary podcasts... I'm surprised my iPod doesn't explode just sitting there. If I could peek inside it, I can imagine David Lee Roth in one corner and Sandi Patty in another. They're both looking sideways at Prince, and everyone's trying to wrap their minds around what John Piper's saying. It's a party in there for sure! And somebody's gettin' saved...

So there you have it! Five (not-necessarily-normal) things you didn't know about me. I hope it's been educational.

I tag: Chris, Susanne, and Janis to tell us 5 things, weird or not, that we don't know about you. :)


Susanne said...

LOL at the vision of you biting off a hunk of coffee first thing in the morning. Now that's a serious coffee love. :v)

This should be interesting to do. I'll have to think on things, see if I can come up with things I haven't included in any of my posts.

Laurel Wreath said...

Oh I loved reading this. And if we ever go out, make sure we have on-star, I GET LOST ALL THE TIME!! Just ask hubby he teases me all the time (and I live in a small town!).

I too am eclectic when it comes to my I-Pod, but I blame some of that on manly man, he hijacked it for a bit and put as I say "yucky music on it". =)

Loved getting to know you better.

BTW, I am on Lesson seven on Daniel, can I just say...I have done two days in one day, I can not get enough. I made myself stop or I would have done all the week just today. I know the Lord wants me to "chew" on each day for a bit. So that is why I stopped. Oh it is sooo awesome.

Chris said...

Thanks for the tag, I will have to think about this one.

Margaret said...

Hey Cyndi - Sorry if my post about the kids being sick grossed you out! It has been the hardest week ever! My blog is all messed up right now because I am about to get Lindsay to design me a new one!
Take Care

Anonymous said...

My SIL bought a dachsund puppy a few months ago and they are getting another one this friday...they are very loving and yes, they are very, very, talkative...BTW, that commercial grosses me out also.

eph2810 said...

Thank you so much for writing them and playing along...

I love how you have different things on your iPod. I do too. Wouldn't it be great if some of the members of the '80's' team gets saved because they are hanging out with John Piper - the thought makes me smile. Currently I have a sermon series, jazz and worship music on my MP3 player.
Yeah - mucus is creeping me out too!

Linda said...

That was fun Cyndi. I love the mucus thing. Your son is very funny.
I too an directionally challenged. I can get turned around going around the block!!

Jessie's parents said...

Oh, that was fun! I love learning new things about my friends, weirdness and all. ;-)

Kelly said...

I think we have similar tastes in music--all over the place! Sounds like I would love the stuff on your iPod.

Really enjoyed reading several of your other posts!