Sunday, November 25, 2007

Eight Random Facts meme

The other day I was reading a post at my not so mouldy friend Agnes Mildews blog Hex My Ex which was entitled "Eight Random Facts meme..." and thinking to myself, hmmmm, really. When I got to the bottom of the post I found that the darling Miss Mildew had tagged me. Apparently, the meme requires that you supply 8, little known, random facts about yourself and I figured I didn't want to give too much away but I had to at least give you something. So here is my attempt to respond:
Fact # 1 - I still can't believe I do what I do as a profession. There are times when I can say I've enjoyed it but for the most part...I wish I had the guts to just walk away from it with no regard to having to earn a living; maybe I could do something else? If only I could figure out what.
Fact # 2 - At 15 years of age I was arrested for burglary along with a friend (HA!) after we had broken into what I thought was an abandoned house. It turned out that the house was occupied but that didn't stop us. The friend was known by the police and was of course picked up, he after all being my "best" friend, led the police directly to me causing my arrest as well. Fortunately, all was dismissed and I never wound up with any kind of record after probation.
Fact # 3 - This may sound ridiculous but after moving to a beach community I discovered that I was deathly afraid of sharks. We were in the ocean one afternoon enjoying the water when out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a shark. I can't explain the fear that I felt at that very moment. That was the last time I ever went in the ocean. I went out about a month later and contracted to have an in ground pool put in my backyard. Don't ask me why but sharks scare the shit out of me.
Fact # 4 - The catholic high school that I went to was aptly nicknamed "pill hill" and it was there that I learned how much I liked drugs. Call it peer pressure or call it plain curiosity, but whatever it was at the time, I can't name but a few of the newer drugs of today that I didn't try and like, even including Formosa Oolong tea when we were broke! Those days are long gone, not by choice at first, and I have come to know it was fun but also see how it may have hampered me.
Fact # 5- I try to portray this caring, loving, do-gooder but it's not always me. Sometimes I like to just forget everyone else and just think about me as selfish as that may sound. I enjoy being alone and surely enjoy giving to and thinking of only myself.
Fact # 6 - My favorite food has got to be Chinese. I could eat it day and night, every day, and I would be extremely happy. It doesn't matter if it's hot or cold, as a matter of fact I think I like it better cold, no matter where I am if it's available as a food choice that's where you'll find me.
Fact # 7 - I have epilepsy - it's completely controlled by drugs and almost nonexistent but I know it's still there. The fact is, I have missed doing so much my entire life because of always being afraid that a seizure would pop up. I'm tired of taking pills and I'm tired of constantly monitoring my behavior to keep it at bay. I wish I could live for just one week without it, again.
Fact # 8 - We don't have any children because it was "I" who never wanted them; it wasn't a matter of whether or not we could have them. Because of that decision, I feel as if I've painted the two of us into a corner and have set the stage for a very lonely existence when one of us dies and the other is left completely alone.


I obviously didn't give away anything that I wouldn't tell anyone but I know that these little tidbits are definitely "little known facts". I guess I have an obligation to pass this on so in due time three of you will be tagged. Until then, think of some things that you haven't already let us know.


LadyBanana said...

I love reading these "about me" memes.

Not quite so keen on doing them, but I did make the effort quite recently..

Stealth said...

You should be scared of sharks. I got bit on the hand by a baby shark and I am totally terrified by them now.

The Tin Woman said...

A while back I had filled one of these out. I should scrounge around and see if I can find it for you. I am sure having aged since then it will make me laugh - somehow my old journals always do.

Someday I swear I will write another entry. Just haven't been inspired on a topic yet.

Agnes Mildew said...

DS, I think this was a really great response to the meme. I don't often enjoy doing these things, personally, but I do like to see the interesting facts other people come up with. Thanks for participating!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Agnes. This was a great response. You offered some genuine insights. (I could have written #1 myself, btw.) Nicely done and I enjoyed reading it.

ICE_Molly said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the read! I can absolutely relate to #5 and must admit, sometimes follow thru on it ;)

Haven't visited in quite awhile, but I managed to catch up with 3 cuppas... =)