Sunday, May 27, 2007

My first meme

I've been tagged by I Buy Books for the 8 random things meme. I've never participated in a meme before and after catching up on my blog reading I think I may be among the last few in the blogosphere to list my 8 random facts/habits. So I won't tag anyone else since most have been tagged already. But here goes:

1. I am 31 years old and have never had a cavity (something I am very proud of :)

2. I think I am one of the few people on the planet that cannot stand watching any of the Star Wars movies. Much to my husband's dismay, I despise them. Not a big fan of Lord of the Rings either.

3. I am literally allergic to exercise. Seriously. Everytime I work out I break out in itchy hives. This has been a rather recent development. To get around this annoying issue I take Claritin or Zyrtec before I go jogging. Which doesn't always work, but I guess it's better than nothing. I'm hoping the hives will one day disappear as mysteriously as they came.

4. I am three inches taller than my husband, therefore it's pretty rare for me to ever wear heels. Flip flops are my footwear of choice. I should probably just get over it, own up to my height of 5'9", and wear heels with pride. There are some benefits to being tall I in particular is it takes more time for unwanted pounds to show up on a taller frame because there is more area to spread it over! Regardless, I feel like I am always trying to lose 10 pounds. Sigh...

5. I've never read Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice (both are on my TBR list for this summer).

6. I am a packrat and surround myself with clutter. Not matter how hard I try, I just do not have the knack for organization and simplification.

7. My favorite place in the world is Hawaii. Someday I will get back there.

8. I am one of those people that must get at least 8 hours of sleep a night in order to be productive and not cranky...I'm 10 minutes late for work every morning because I've hit the snooze button one too many times.

Speaking of sleep, I am headed upstairs to bed. We spent the entire weekend painting our family room. We painted over hideous faux wood paneling which required 2 coats of primer and then 2 coats of paint. Not to mention the built in bookcases we had to paint around. I am wiped. But the room no longer feels like a dungeon!

Before I sign off - has anyone read Black Girl, White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates? I just finished it - great book.


Camille said...

Hey! I'm 31 and 5'8"! But I have 6 fillings. :(
Jane Eyre is my favorite book in the whole world. But a big part of that might be because I read it for the first time when I was 15 and primed for that kind of love.
Could you be allergic to perspiration?

Lesley said...

Jane Eyre is my favorite book too - I actually gasped when I read your comment about that! I wonder what your reaction will be having read it for the first time as an adult.

And wow, no cavities? That is something to be proud of!

nutmeg said...

I think that's why I am a walking zombie at the moment - I am not getting my 8 hours of sleep a night and haven't done so for about 6 years now. I think a brick wall is heading my way!

And we had a house with gastly wood panelling and we had it painted over too - such a big difference! If it wasn't wood panelling it was some other prime colour - that got painted too!

I recently read Jane Eyre and really enjoyed i - but I think it would have had a bigger impact on a 15 year old as the "mysterious and brooding male" was a bit more transparent to a 37 year old!

And please read P&P - it's my favourite book of all time!

LK said...

Jane Eyre and P&P -- you've got some great reading ahead of you!

Carl V. said...

Great list of 8 things, except:

"I think I am one of the few people on the planet that cannot stand watching any of the Star Wars movies. Much to my husband's dismay, I despise them. Not a big fan of Lord of the Rings either"

I just cannot stop crying.... ;)

I have read half of P&P and finishing it is on my summer list as well.

And my wife is close to 3 inches taller than me and I love it when she wears heels.

d. chedwick bryant said...

Im right there with you on the whole star wars lord o the rings things, no cavities is amazing

sleep is impt. aerobics aren't good for ya--a nice stroll or fun bike ride is fine.

Kirsten said...

Hi everyone - I will move Jane Eyre and P&P up to the top of my TBR pile based on everyone's comments :)

carl v. - I thought you might be appalled if you read my comment about Star Wars and LOTR. I think I could be persuaded to come around to LOTR, my husband almost has me intrigued :) And it sounds like you have great taste in that you married a tall woman!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Oh, man, you've never had a cavity? How did you manage that?

You will love Jane Eyre. I personally find it hard to read Jane Austen (I have to flip a switch in my brain) but I love the movies they've made from the books, so I love the stories.

Chris * Natalie * Maya * Mason said...

i'm 5'10", so i feel your pain. my hubby is around 6 feet, but i generally stick to flats or lower heels. any time i do wear "tall" shoes, i feel like a skyscraper. sense & sensibility is my favorite jane austin book, and i've never read p&p either! sinners, we are! :)