Fifty More Facts

  1. I want to take an aerial silks class. When I reach a particular goal I’ve set for myself, this is my reward.
  2. I am a mezzo-soprano.
  3. I have terrible stage fright about singing.
  4. Someone once wrote a song about me. It’s very unflattering.
  5. I thought the air guitar was an actual thing for a really long time.
  6. I hate banana flavored things. Same goes for grape. I don’t mind the actual fruits though.
  7. I’ve still never jumped into any body of water.
  8. I’ve only been to the real ocean three times.
  9. I’m pretty bad at blog commenting. I read blogs all the time and think about commenting but don’t always know what to say. Then I feel guilty about it and they pile up and I eventually go on a commenting marathon.
  10. One of my pet peeves is when people mispronounce words. This is also a great fear of mine. When I was a child I think it helped me develop a bigger vocabulary — whenever I didn’t know how to say a word I would have to come up with a synonym.
  11. I have a well documented obsession with candles and other things that make my house smell nice.
  12. I have the opposite of an obsession with cleaning my house.
  13. My taste in music is very eclectic. I like show tunes, bluegrass, some pop, early 90s soft rock, angry girl music, the occasional rap song, Barbra Streisand, and most everything in between.
  14. Except death metal. I can’t stand it.
  15. I like to read poetry. I don’t always understand it, but I enjoy it. Sometimes I think it’s more about feeling it than understanding it anyway.
  16. I understand things by feeling 🙂
  17. I am an INFP.
  18. And an HSP.
  19. I am Sanguine-melancholic.
  20. As far as that goes, I have a mixture of the good characteristics from both types, but my bad ones are mainly sanguine.
  21. I like defining things.
  22. I do not like pretzels, but I will eat them in a pinch (e.g., on a plane or if they are the only thing left in a bag of Gardetto’s or Chex Mix).
  23. At high altitudes my hair behaves itself and is very wavy/curly. I can’t explain this phenomenon.
  24. The first time I flew was in 2007.
  25. I think maybe I’m kinda nerdy.
  26. Nerd fact: I used to play text-based RPGs online. And honestly? They were really fun and a pretty good writing exercise if you’re playing one where you do more than “Remove mace from pack,” “Wield mace,” and “Hit knight with mace.” You guys thought I was kidding.
  27. I play Skyrim and I’m really looking forward to Elder Scrolls Online.
  28. I developed allergies as an adult/when I moved to Norman. I don’t know if it’s related to where I’m living or if I was fated to develop them once I got older.
  29. My favorite pie is cherry, followed closely by pecan pie with no pecans, and then coconut creme. I also really like my Nannie’s recipe for apple creme, but that recipe always seems hit or miss depending on the apples.
  30. I’ve only been admitted to the hospital twice since birth — meningitis at 2 and 1/2 and tonsillectomy at 8.
  31. Almost as a rule, I detest Will Ferrell movies.
  32. I will watch Elf.
  33. I love the Dirty Harry movies.
  34. When I learned to shoot, I said I wanted “whatever Harry Callahan shoots.” Luckily my instructor had a better idea of what I could handle than I did.
  35. The first episode of Doctor Who that I ever watched was “Doomsday.” It wasn’t on purpose and I didn’t have a clue what I was seeing. I was home from college one weekend, watching BBC America, and there it was.
  36. The second one I saw was “The Girl In The Fireplace.” If you really know me and you know those episodes, I think you can figure out that they were the perfect place for me to start.
  37. I joined my local 4H chapter in 3rd grade (age 8) so I could go to writing contests. To my horror, I came in 3rd place for the poetry contest and 1st place for the essay. Horror, because I knew I was destined to be a poet and essays were dumb! (I seriously said this.)
  38. I have super vivid dreams and I am usually able to recall at least one every night. Nightmares are very rare for me.
  39. I own a dozen hippy dippy books on childbirth.
  40. I would like to write for EastEnders.
  41. I have never attended a midnight opening screening for any film and I can’t ever imagine myself doing it in the future.
  42. I HATE crowds of people.
  43. My favorite time of day to see a movie is noon, when it’s just me and 5 other people.
  44. I have hitchhiker’s thumbs.
  45. On one side of my family (Walters) I am the oldest of 23 great-grandchildren.
  46. I learned prepositions in alphabetical order in 6th grade and I can still recite them from memory.
  47. In 2nd grade I sang “Yakety Yak” in a school musical. I was a mom with a baby on her hip, wagging my finger at kids who refused to do their chores.
  48. In college I took a vocal performance class and sang “My Lord, What A Morning” and “He Shall Feed His Flock.” I wish I had pursued this further.
  49. My cousin Heather is one of my best friends. Aside from seeing each other a few times at vacation bible school when we were little, we really didn’t meet until we decided to room together in college.
  50. Her wedding was the first time I served as a bridesmaid.

6 Replies to “Fifty More Facts”

  1. I am also a mezzo. I actually went to college as a vocal performance major, but grew tired of living/breathing/eating music and it became no longer fun to sing… so I changed majors to Journalism.

  2. I can’t sing. That trait didn’t make it to my side of the family.

    I’m curious about your hippy dippy childbirth books. I know about Ina Mae Gaskin’s books, what else ya got?

    1. I’ve got everything from Ina May, plus more. Birthing from Within, Birth Without Fear, The Birth Partner. That’s all I can think of off hand. I need to reorganize my shelves by genre again.

  3. Elizabeth, I used to fret about keeping up with commenting, too, but I figure it’s like any good friendship — you get together when you can and everybody’s happy to see each other no matter how infrequently. With the advent of FB and G+ “likes” and “+1’s,” I noticed a distinct change in commenting frequency. Folks are short on time and it’s easier to click one button than it is to click on the link, read the post, write a comment, jump through the hoops, etc. — we’re turning into a synopsis society. That, and everybody and their brother is blogging. I’ve become much more selective about how I spend my time. I expect everybody else is doing the same thing. Loved your list, by the way!

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