Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I'm stealing this list from Emily. . . it was actually harder to complete than I expected. But it was a fun stress reliever to go back to throughout the day. And I needed that today.

Ten Things I Wish I Could Say to Ten Different People Right Now:
1. You have a warped sense of self. . . and that makes me sad for you.
2. You are amazing. And I don't deserve you.
3. You are wasting your time here. You are far too talented to still be where you are.
4. I want to jump in and save the day. . . I just can't.
5. You are my hero. How did you do everything you did?
6. Are you really that dumb? Or are you just pretending so people will do your job FOR you?
7. You are more amazing and talented than you will EVER give yourself credit for.
8. Stop talking. Please just stop talking.
9. 3 tickets to Jamaica, first class, please
10. Hi, monkey!

Nine Things About Myself:
1. I CANNOT let any container sit out without the lid on. Especially milk on the dinner table.
2. I have 179 blog feeds in Bloglines. And I can't stand to leave anything unread, so if I miss a day or two, it takes me a LONG time to catch up.
3. My biggest fear is drowning in a car. I HATE bridges over water.
I have lots of other irrational fears too. . .
4. I would eat air popped buttered popcorn for every meal, if it wasn't so very bad for me
5. I have an OCD need to check my email. . . ALL the time.
6. I love salt. There is seldom a meal that doesn't require more.
7. I love games like Dr. Mario and Tetris. I think it's the same spatial relations part of my brain that loves puzzles and quilting.
8. I LOVE movies. And TV. And plays. When they are done well, there is nothing better.
9. I love nothing more than making up new cupcake recipes and watching people enjoy them.

Eight Ways to Win My Heart:
1. Tell me you love me
2. Clean a room I just haven't gotten to
3. Find new music for me.
4. Tell me I did a good job.
5. Bring me a Coke when you think I might need it.
6. Talk to me like I'm an intelligent person
7. Sing along to show tunes
8. Laugh

Seven Things That Cross My Mind a Lot:
1. "Crap! I need to call . . . Why did I forget that again? DANG IT!"
2. "I hope Nolan is being nice to Tamera today"
3. "Ugh. I should clean up the kitchen"
4. "Focus. Focus. FOCUS!"
5. "I want a Granny Bs sugar cookie..."
6. "Dang, he is adorable! How did he come from me?"
7. "How long until bedtime?"

Six Things I Do Before I Fall Asleep:
1. PJs (if I'm not already in them)
2. bathroom & brush teeth
3. turn off the light and bathroom fan (Nolan's white noise while we're still up)
4. arrange my nest of pillows (5)
5. do a crossword puzzle on my phone
6. tap off the light

Five People Who Mean a Lot:
1. Ben
2. Nolan
3. Mom
4. Nat
5. Em & Stef

Four Things I'm Wearing Right Now:
1. Houndstooth Ann Taylor pants
2. Brown wool Tommy sweater
3. Brown socks
4. Brown Danskos

Three Songs I Listen to a Lot: [at the moment]
1. Fidelity-- Regina Spektor (Nolan's favorite to sing along to)
2. You & I -- Ingrid Michaelson
3. I'd Rather Be With You -- Joshua Radin

Two Things I Want to Do Before I Die:
1. Have a successful cupcake business
2. Be completely and utterly out of debt

One Confession:
1. I have a degree in theatre, but I don't enjoy Shakespeare.
If it's done REALLY well I can like it a little bit, but generally, no thanks.


emily said...

I agree with the blog backlog... STRESSFUL!!
I also HATE the thought of drowning, and I used to be terrified of bridges over water...
Your ten things are fascinating.
I TOTALLY sing loud (and on tune) to show tunes. LOVE it.
Love that you're a bedtime cell phone gamer too.
Thank you for the love... Truly.
I take full credit for the Fidelity song.
I, too, as an English major, can do with out most Shakespeare. Sound bites are better than full plays.

Okay. I think that's all.


Stefanie said...

I loved reading this and imagining who you'd be saying what to (obviously, I could figure a few of them out...). Its funny how many similar things bother/scare me too! Must be our Type A personalities!!! :)

I sing along (badly) to almost anything...even if I don't know the words (much to the dismay of my husband).

Thank you also for the love, I seriously had a MUCH better day because of it. Now I just have to pay it forward!!!


Angie said...

Thank you for sharing! I love Nolan's pictures in the post below!

Amanda said...

Hi there! I am a friend of Stef's and have heard so much about you! I follow your blog and just had to chime in a comment on this post.

I, too, have a theatre degree and am not a huge fan of Shakespeare. However, I always find it amusing that people assume I am an aficionado of EVERYTHING Shakespeare because of my degree.

Anyhow, just found it refreshing to know I am not the only one! Happy blogging!

PS-- Nolan is a cutie!

Megan said...

How fun to read! What a great way to get to know you a little better. Thanks for sharing.

Kelsey K. Hartley said...

Such an informative post on you. I liked the arrangement and categories.

Two things I'm shocked with:
1. Since when is popcorn bad for you?! Not in my book.
2. Wha...You don't like Shakespeare? True, it is all the more shocking since you are a theatre buff.

sarraphim said...

That was a really cool list. I don't think I could complete it, though I may yet attempt it...

Melanie said...

kelsey. . . the popcorn is fine. the half a stick of butter and tons of salt I add. . . not so much. :)

Anonymous said...

"I CANNOT let any container sit out without the lid on. Especially milk on the dinner table."

Mel, me too... And I absolutely CANNOT drink milk without shaking the container first!

Love the new pics, too!

- Judie