Thursday, 13 March 2014

Not-so-quirky facts

I was going to write a random post with "quirky facts" about me, except that I don't think I'm particularly quirky, so it would have been misleading.  Instead, I'll give you a few "not-so-quirky facts".

  1. I'm the oldest of four kids - two sisters and one brother.
  2. My parents are still married and are about to celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary.
  3. I have a fairly routine bedtime of 10pm, and wake up at 6am.  Okay, routine is probably an exaggeration.  It's my goal and I probably achieve it about 80% of the time.
  4. I'm a mystery shopper - I go into stores and evaluate their products, cleanliness and service then report and make suggestions for improvement.  It's slightly ironic, because as a young worker I was mystery shopped many times!
  5. If I don't eat breakfast, I turn into a cranky-pants monster by about 10:30am
  6. I've only ever won a single ribbon in a sport.  I came 2nd in the 50m breaststroke in Year 8 at the school swimming carnival.
  7. I used to have a pretty good memory, especially for people's names.  Then I had a child and my brain capacity went out the window!
  8. Sometimes I want to cry for no good reason at all.
  9. I didn't drink alcohol until I got married at 22 years old.
  10. Ants drive me totally batty!!!  I'll literally chase them around my house and squish any that I see.
  11. Half the time I'd prefer to watch a good kid's movie (Toy Story, Frozen, Turbo etc.) rather than one intended for adults.
  12. I like almost all music, but my favourite is jazz.
  13. I lived in the USA for a year, and when I came home to Australia it took me several months to sound like an Aussie again.
  14. I get an absolute thrill out of watching my son learn :-)
  15. I hardly ever talk to my family on the phone, even though I love them to pieces and miss them like crazy.  I always think I'll be interrupting their busy lives, which is stupid, because even if I only get to say "hi", it's better than nothing, right?
  16. I've never named my vehicles.
  17. I don't really have a favourite colour.  Sometimes it's yellow, sometimes red, sometimes blue, occasionally purple.  I don't really like orange or brown.
  18. When we were growing up my brother would often say to me, "you're not the Mum".  Guess I was a little bossy :-)
  19. One of my strongest love languages is touch, but I'm really hesitant to instigate it with others.
  20. Before I go to sleep I usually lay on my back, then my side, then my tummy, then my other side, before finally choosing a side to sleep on.
So there you go!  All the stuff you never knew you wanted to know about me!  Enjoy!

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