Wednesday, June 27, 2007

7 Things about me

This meme has been going around for a while. I haven't posted in a while and thought I should post on it even if no one reads my blog. So here we go, 7 unusual things about me.

1. I NEVER leave my house until my bed is made. I actually prefer the dishes done as well, but don't always get that. I do the dishes immediately after I finish eating.

2. I have food mixing issues. I would like one of those divided dishes as I don't like my food to touch. I generally eat one thing at a time and then go on to the next item. Some foods are ok to mix, potatoes and gravy for instance, but never potatoes, gravy and peas (YUCK). Biscuits, yes, biscuits and gravy, no way, you get the idea.

3. While I was born in IL and have lived here all of my life, I consider myself a dis-placed Southerner. I feel Southern in that I love Southern food (think Okra, fried chicken, collards) always like to make sure my guests are well fed and taken care of which I feel is the ultimate in southern, BUT unlike 99.9% of Southern women, I will constantly leave the house without makeup/lipstick/beautiful clothes. For some reason, I can't get the personal appearance part of the Southern-thing down. Paula Dean is my hero and I have eaten at The Lady and Sons twice. I loved Savanah and would go back in a heartbeat.

4. I am not very political. I am a registered Democrat married to a Republican. I find myself disillusioned by the Democrat's "leanings" and find myself siding more and more with the Republicans. I am not against Gays, but I am against abortion, I don't really care if the Dem's or Republicans are in power, but I wish that they would come out and fix things the way that each side always swears that they will when we elect them.

5. When I dream, I see myself thin. Why can I see myself thin, but can't make myself thin?

6. I have sewn and tailored my own clothes, I quilt, I knit, I crochet (basically I craft), but no one else in my family does. My grandmother wired my grandfathers shirt buttons on with left-over bread ties. I don't know if that had so much to do with her dislike of sewing as perhaps her dislike of Grandpa, but it is interesting. They don't understand my need to make things and also can't understand when I start projects and never finish them. It makes me feel wasteful.

7. I am the first one in my family to finish college. Blue collar family. It was their goal for me to go to college, but now that I have done it, I feel like an outcast of sorts, like they feel I'm smarter or better than them. Having a college education simply means, I spent the requisite hours in a classroom and earned a degree, not a huge accomplishment in my book, but an accomplishment none-the-less.

There are probably a lot more than 7 wierd things about me, but here they are.