Sunday, January 25, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

1. I'm a Scorpio. That surprises people. I don't know why.
2. I'm very open and very secretive at the same time.
3. I am trying to be what God wants me to be: free.
4. I'm fond of singers with distinctive voices: Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen ...
5. I believe in being undecided about most things.
6. I'm writing a short novel with a long title: The Boy Who Broke Sabrina's Window.
7. I like to travel almost as much as I like to stay at home.
8. All through school I was horrible at spelling, but I'm pretty good at it now.
9. I once ran the Seaside Marathon in Oregon, but it took me five hours to finish.
10. I've never wished I was somebody else.
11. I think I may be the slowest reader on the planet.
12. I have a red belt in Dahn Mu Do.
13. I never liked my hair until my friends started going bald.
14. I'm told my mother tried to abort me (she'd had five kids already), but I know she loved me deeply.
15. I like offbeat movies like Rushmore and Juno.
16. I've always wished I could sing.
17. I'm always buying blank books even though I only write on a computer.
18. I tend to keep things for years, thinking I might need them.
19. I used to be a neat-freak, but I'm mostly over it.
20. I've been married to the world's kindest person for 32 years.
21. I am the only member of my immediate family who was conceived in America.
22. Always small for my age, I was only 5-foot-6 when I entered high school (and 6'1" when I graduated).
23. Favorite quote: "Tell me the truth, but try not to hurt my feelings."
24. I don't like goals or deadlines.
25. I've never really planned anything about my life, other than becoming a writer.


Joy Rothke said...

Re #23. Words of wisdom indeed. Was it Le Rochefoucauld or...?

Nancy said...

I love #20 :)

Suzy Chapstick said...

I am surprised about the Scorpio thing! really shocked! And based on my list, you know that I know Astrology :-)

Miki said...

Re: 22, you don't say that you're now tall and lanky!

Al Riske
(a.k.a. The Alster)

Thanks, Miki. I'll have to add something to that effect.

judy said...

#2 - me too! i think that's why can write blogs. thanks for stopping by mine. i'm looking to reading your book.

judy said...

sheesh! my comment is like a fill-in-the-blank game. sorry! note to self: don't comment while brushing teeth - these are mutually exclusive activities.