I stumbled upon this list I wrote for a Facebook meme that buzzed around almost two years ago. Smiley was just a wee one at the time and I remember compiling it, one-handed, during a marathon nursing session.

Funny how most of the items still ring true. Even #1. Always #5. Especially #11. Not sure about #6 (I’m certainly not doublechecking–Hubby reads this blog.)

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25 Random Things About Me

1. I have had Wilco’s “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” in my car for years and I never get tired of listening to it.

2. I married my high school sweetheart, which means we have loved each other through some seriously bad hairdos.

3. If I could bottle Doodlebug’s curiosity, Rascal’s giggles and Smiley’s sighs, I would carry them in my pocket every day.

4. I’ve never tried harder at anything else than I have at becoming a good mother. And I’ve never been more satisfied by anything else.

5. I hate bridges and any kind of height that isn’t terra firma.

6. I have 8 pairs of jeans in my closet right now—probably an all-time low.

7. Sometimes I crave running as much as I crave chocolate.

8. I wish I could let things go more often and not worry so much about keeping my shit together.

9. I don’t get the appeal of American Idol.

10. I am not an adventurous eater. I’d like to think I am, but I’m just kidding myself.

11. For me, running is one of the great metaphors of life.

12. I could sit from dawn until dusk watching waves crash or a river run.

13. When I have a crummy day, my comfort food is a bowl of granola cereal.

14. My feet are so painfully ticklish that pedicures are a form of torture. This does not keep me out of the nail salon.

15. Every time I go into a hospital I feel like a scared 10 year-old.

16. Sometimes I try too hard.

17. I love love love seeing my dogs running with abandon.

18. I love the waltz.

19. I am so sick of people saying that Wii is a great workout.

20. I once jumped off a cliff to impress a guy. Nine years later I married him.

21. I don’t have a handle on my magazine addiction.

22. I’m a good listener. A surprising number of strangers confide in me.

23. Once upon a time I wanted to be on Broadway, but then I realized you had to be able to carry a tune.

24. When I was in 4th grade I dubbed myself Elizabeth the Great and signed all my school papers as such. I love that my Mom never discouraged it.

25. I am grateful every day, even if I forget to say it out loud.

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Comments

  1. OH these are so so great. I love the ones about dogs running with abandon. I’m assuming you love running through the leash-free zone on the trail as much as I do. In fact, the leash-free zone has a place in that running/life metaphor.
    Loved this!

  2. These are all so good, and I have a lot of them. Except I was Alexandra the Great.

    That one, easy to do.

    I feel like doing that now, with a pen and paper. It was so much fun…

    and yes, yes, running is such a metaphor for life.

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