Eight Things.

Eight Things.

There’s this thing going around Facebook where people write random things about themselves. If you like one of these statuses, you get a number and you’re supposed to write random things about yourself. I was given the number eight because I liked my friend’s Facebook status. I decided doing it here would be a good way to knock off another day of NaBloPoMo. So, for your viewing pleasure, eight random things about me that you might not know:

1. I was 27 years old the first time I ate Chinese food. I didn’t want to ever try it because I was afraid it would make me puke. It didn’t.

2. I hate to make phone calls. I will do my best to get you to call me. I rarely make the call to order food. It sometimes takes me weeks to work up the gumption to make a hair or doctor appointment.

3. When I was served mashed potatoes without gravy as a child, I would fashion the pile into a cake and level it like I thought a pastry chef would. Then I would cut it into slices and serve myself Potato Cake.

4. I have a nocturnal mirror phobia. I’m absolutely petrified that someone is going to jump out of one and pull me into an alternate universe or maybe just kill me. I’m sort of afraid of them during the day, but for an entirely different reason.

5. I am a terrible reader. I do so very slowly and I have a hard time remembering what I read the paragraph before, so I tend to reread the same page several times. It is for this reason that I almost never missed a class in college because I almost never read a single thing in the textbooks I paid so handsomely for.

6. I knew I was going to marry my husband when I was 10 years old. I was coming down the stairs at my house and he was there to hang out with my brother. He stopped to make fun of my Punky Brewster sneakers and I fell in love. Those were some awesome sneakers.

7. I am extremely sensitive. I take things personally, I worry that you’re mad at me, and I generally assume everyone hates me unless they actually confirm otherwise. I might need that affirmation daily. And if I happen to hint that I’m feeling insecure because of some completely innocuous thing that may have happened, I will then worry that you’re mad at me for my insecurity.

8. I mentally write almost every single blog post or memoir passage in the shower. Even though I work from home, I still get up and shower first thing during the week so I have time to think about writing before I get lost in my day.

There you have it. Eight things you most certainly did not need to know about me and now you do. You’re welcome.

This is NaBloPoMo Day 15. The halfway point. It’s all downhill from here.

20 Responses to “Eight Things.”

  1. These are very cool.

    This doesn’t count as a like, so I don’t have to do this myself.

    I like you, and I am not mad at you.

    I love the story about how you knew you were going to marry Kris.

  2. re: 2-One of my job duties is to phone donors when their credit cards are declined or expired. I HATE making those phone calls.
    re: 4 & 7-At night, stand in front of the mirror and try those Stuart Smalley affirmations. You know: “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and, gosh darn it, people like me.” You’ll be confronting your fears and beating back your insecurities.

    • michellelongo says:

      I could learn a thing or two from Stuart Smalley!! I’m pretty sure I couldn’t make phone calls about declined credit cards. I can barely make calls for non-icky things.

  3. This is a great list. And OH MY GOSH, I have the nocturnal mirror phobia too! I’m always afraid something’s behind me. *shudder*
    I never thought about it until now…

    • michellelongo says:

      I couldn’t even answer you last night because it was dark in here and I don’t even like to think about the mirrors in the dark.

  4. I would probably be much more productive if i got up & showered first thin in the morning but I like sleep too much.

    • michellelongo says:

      If I don’t shower first thing, I can’t really think, but I also won’t get another chance all day. The weekends though are another matter entirely, though.

  5. Ah, so you’re that mysterious number I keep getting missed calls from πŸ˜‰

    And, the husband bit, how cute is that?!

    Some of our best ideas are born in the shower or in an equally comfortable room, ahem πŸ˜‰

    Totally great idea for a NaBloPoMo post. I remember writing one titled ’25 things’ a few years ago. I think I’ll use that for today and credit you for the inspiration.

    • michellelongo says:

      Something about the sound of the water and not the sound of my kid lets me think much more clearly than I do the rest of the day. I love the shower! Glad you liked the idea. I’ll be heading over to your blog shortly.

  6. Rachel says:

    Great list. I’m saying it here and not on Facebook so no one makes me write one. Also, I’m not mad at you! :) Double also, I love the new blog.

  7. Stacie says:

    I can’t believe you found forever love at 10! I knew he was your hs sweetheart but wow! And I love you and you’re insecurities πŸ˜‰ And that wink does not mean I’m kidding!

  8. I didn’t know that you met your husband when you were 10. This is so amazing, like a real life romance novel, and you know how much I love a good romance novel. Also, it sometimes takes me weeks to get up the gumption to make a doctor or hair appointment too. I loathe talking on the phone.

  9. TheJackB says:

    A good shower is a great way to start the day.


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