Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tag, you're it!

Never one to turn down a game. I was tagged by my friend Barb.

Ok the rules. Once you’ve been tagged, you have to write a blog with 10 weird, random, facts, habits or goals about yourself. At the end, choose 6 people to be tagged, list their names & why you tagged them. Don’t forget to leave them a comment saying “You’re it!” & to go read your blog. You cannot tag the person that tagged you, so since you’re not to tag me back; let me know when you are done so I can go read YOUR weird/random/odd facts, habits and goals.

Here are my answers:

1. It is a personal goal to have mis-matching babies. As in, I would be happy with five kids, if more happen.. well that's fine too and I want to adopt most of them. I really only plan to have one myself. I have wanted to adopt since I was like 15.

2. I am irrationally afraid of all birds and killers in the closet. I know that it is totally irrational and there is not a killer in my closet or any other part of my house, but really... I totally freak myself out and can't sleep/go into other parts of my empty house at night. I prefer there to be someone else in the house when I'm sleeping -- because you know the killer only wants me, not two girls who can't protect ourselves from someone with a knife.

3. I have a stuffed dog named Bark who I have not slept more than two nights without since I was five. My dad gave him to me and he makes me feel safe. Every boyfriend I've had has had some weird jealousy of Bark that usually involved throwing him across the room whenever the opportunity arose. I find this very amusing.

4. I talk with my hands. All the time. My friends used to try to get me to hold my hands in my lap while I talked, but then I would get all flustered and not be able to finish. I think I would drive deaf people nuts.

5. I have major space issues. I really don't like for strangers to touch me or get overly close to me. My space bubble is definitely a lot larger than normal people's. I blame this on the fact that I lack depth perception (I really do! My eye doctor says that's why I bump into everything) and that I went to Montessori school when I was little where we had carpet squares to teach us personal space as three-year-olds. I miss my carpet square.

6.I'm totally naming my only born (which I also plan to be the first born) Jeremiah even if she's a girl. She is also promised to my friend Olivia because she did free physicals for my soccer players this year. Liv promises to keep Jeremiah for five years and raise her as meat eater before returning her to my land of crazy parenting where all the girls have boys names, no one eats meat and we all have carpet squares. I think this is kind of a mean social experiment to play on a child.

7. I plan to start my own tshirt company someday. My friend Janie will soon have her etsy store and she is bound and determined that whenever I stop working so hard I will become her partner in crime with my tshirts. I make shirts with my screen printer and love coming up with new designs and funny phrases.

8. Here's a riddle for you. I am legally adopted, but was raised by my biological mother. Hmmm... my mom married my step-dad, who adopted me when I was five and has been my daddy ever since.

9. I would love to run an all girls charter school to teach young girls that they have power, a voice, the opportunity/right/responsibility to change everything in this world. How you do this and have five kids, I'm unsure of. If I ever figure out how to build in an extra 15 hours to each day then I'm golden.

10. I used to be a journalist. I worked for a paper all through college and planned to go into the field. Then Teach For America happened and I've never really looked back. I'm pretty sure I'll just funnel my writing habits into This Ordinary Day and writing a book.

Here are the people I tagged:

Jamie: They just don't grow college roommates/bff's like this anymore. I got a one of a kind model.

Future teacher, future awesome everything. I consider it a great compliment to me that people say we look alike.

Kate: Um, I wish I thought about things as uniquely as this. I'm definitely not this cool when it comes to dating. Thanks for the life lessons Kate.

J: I have an "adult life crush" on J... I want to be like her when I grow up.

Annie (of Jeremy and Annie): My awesome former small group leaders who need to move back to Houston. Your niece is getting so big!

Heidi: I totally have a an "adult life crush" on her too. And her kids don't match!

1 comment:

seekatedate said...

Sam -
You're on! Also, I should share with you that you stole some of my random facts. I also want 5 or so mismatching kids (I love that you said it like that!), I make Tshirts, but with bleach pens (Etsy store coming soon!), and it is one of my goals to be a columnist one day and also write a book even though I actually hated journalism class in college but had to take it as part of my Broadcast Comm. major. Can we please be friends? I'm pretty sure we are already kindred spirits. :)

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