About three weeks ago (!!), Stella tagged me for the six random things meme. I’m willing to bet that she thought I forgot or was ignoring her but I didn’t!! It’s been on my to-do list ever since (along with 14 other tasks I still haven’t done) and even though I should probably get back to work I am on my lunch break and my scheduled Q&A just got cancelled. So I’m taking a few minutes and crossing this one off the list.
Ever since I separated out my personal blog with my “TV blog,” I try to make memes posted here TV-related. But I’m just not sure I have six more random Rae TV facts. So I’m breaking my own rules! I guess it’s always good to get a glimpse at the blogger behind the blog, right?
- I prefer to be barefoot. I don’t really know why – something to do with feeling restricted no doubt – but, if I can take off my shoes, I will. Weirdly enough, though, I find it annoying when people walk around in bare feet at the office or, worse, put their bare feet up on the dashboard of a car. I’m all for being footloose and fancy free but don’t force your bare feet on other people!
- I actually like golf. What can I say, it was a staple of my childhood. Perhaps one of the only things that was constant in my life. It didn’t matter where we were living that year, we spent at least 50% of our time at the golf course. I took lessons all through elementary and middle school and was on the JV and varsity teams in high school. I don’t play much now but there are days when I wish I had some clubs so I could go out and play a round.
- My favorite book is A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I’m a semi-religious person and I do feel that a lot of my core values are a direct reflection of the religious aspects of my childhood but this book also had a huge impact on my belief system and way of looking and interacting at the world. From Mrs. Whatsit and her, “You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you.” to Meg and her, “Like and equal are not the same thing at all!”, I think there’s a lot of what I consider to be my fundamental truths in the book. And, because I feel like sharing, here’s one of my favorite blog entries about it.
- I’m not a big talker anyway but, when I most need to talk, I get really quiet. I think this goes back to growing up 1) a very large family, 2) being so much younger than the rest of my family, and 3) moving a lot as a kid. I never had people around me who were similar enough in age that they were going through the same things that I was and I was never in one place long enough to establish that kind of friendship with anyone outside my family. I do have close friendships these days but I still don’t really even know how to approach having those kind of conversations. I’m just so used to not talking about my fears and frustrations that I don’t know how to start.
- Ok, whew, I got unexpectedly serious on those last two! So, on to something on the lighter side… I collect candy dispensers. Oh, my secret shame has been revealed!!! I kid, you guys know I one of the people least likely to be ashamed to admit things like that. It started out simple enough. I wanted a fun candy dispenser for my desk and now one of my office bookshelves is devoted to the various different M&M’s dispensers I’ve collected over the past few years. I keep my eyes open for them everywhere I go and people even bring them to me. In the job of my dreams, one wall in my office is covered with little shelves of candy dispensers with all kinds of different types of candy in them. And I wonder why people love to invade my space…
- I can’t whistle. Sad but true.
Alright, I know I’m only supposed to tag 6 people but I’m tagging all of you for the fun of it. If you want to play along, consider yourself tagged. If you do the meme, be sure to let me know so I can read your answers!