Thursday, March 22, 2012
5 things you might know about me that I wish you didn't
All of which makes me a little nervous and it inspired this post. A couple of weeks ago I listed 10 things you might not know about me. Today I want to talk about the things you might know about me that I wish you didn't.
1) I have more dogs than friends. I care more about my dogs than I do about most people, in fact, I would rather spend an afternoon with my dog and a book than with the most fascinating person I know. I worry that you might think I don't care about you and am not a good friend, sister or daughter. It's not that you aren't important to me. It's just that it's impossible not to love Harley, Scooter and Pixie more. Have you met Harley? If you had, you'd understand.
2) I am not a supermodel. In fact, I would be more at home on the Biggest Loser than on America's Next Top Model. I prefer chocolate cake over broccoli and my idea of exercise is anything that doesn't involve sleeping. I worry that you might think I'm lazy and gluttonous. Ok, maybe I am, a little, but there are worse things. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs and I am healthier than I have any right to be. Plus, I'm working on my health and I'm improving all the time.
3) I spend more money on craft supplies than I should and I could easily start my own small craft store without the need to buy any stock. It's taken me 10-20 years to collect it all and I don't buy more than I can afford, but I do have more than I really need. I worry that you might think I'm a hoarder. Which I'm not. Really.
4) I'm not young. I am not old, but I'm definitely not young. I can't remember where I was when Kennedy was shot, but I was alive when it happened, even if just barely. I can remember wondering if the Vietnam war would ever end. I can remember black and white TV. I can remember when low-risers and bell-bottoms were the height of fashion. I have used the phrase, "Kids these days" more than once, and not ironically. This worries me because you might think I'm no longer sharp enough to do my job or take care of myself. I am and I can.
There you have it. My dirty little secrets that aren't at all secret. How do you like me now?