Mel tagged me the other day to come up with 6 unusual things about myself. I've actually been thinking about what they would be for a little while, I figured I would get tagged eventually. And before I forget, I tag Tori!
1. It bothers me to write in pen AND pencil on the same piece of paper. I don't even like to use different pens of the same color because they don't have the same point thickness. In high school and college, if I ran out of ink while taking notes and had to switch to a pen or pencil, I would actually go home and recopy all of my notes using only ONE writing utensil. My favorite pen in the world is the Pentel R.S.V.P. It is a ball point pen, but I have to have it in black ink with the fine point. I'm very protective of these pens, I don't know why!
2. When I make french toast, I always turn 2 pieces into a grilled cheese sandwich (using Velveeta, which I would never put on a normal grilled cheese), which I then eat with butter and syrup. This is something that comes from my mother's side of the family, and only those of us who grew up eating it truly get how good it is! My father, husband, and brother-in-laws all find it too bizarre. I think we were married for several years before I even got my husband to give it a try!
3. I love to sit next to the heat registers in the floor. When I was little I used to stretch my nightgown over the heater so that the hot air would blow it up like a balloon. I still do this as an adult, except I use blankets to create a little tent over the heater.
4. I have a scar on my stomach that reminds me of an eyeball. When I was about 10 or 11 I had a mole removed and when it healed I had an "eyeball" shape with 3 dots, or "eyelashes," above and below it from the stitches. What is funny, though, is that after 3 pregnancies it seems to be disappearing. I can't even find it right now. Does stretching the skin make scars go away?
5. I was valedictorian of my high school class so one might assume I know something about being able to focus. Then I went to BYU where I waded through 4 declared majors (there were more that I considered declaring), 90 some-odd credits, and an academic probation or two before I got married and went to work full-time. I have no degree but plan to finish one day through the independent study program. Oh, regrets.
6. I have naturally curly hair and it used to be really thick and somewhat bushy (pre-babies). When I was a cheerleader in high school my squad nicknamed me Chia because of this. During basketball games, some of them used to chant "ch-ch-ch-chia" whenever the opposing team would shoot a free-throw. No one else ever understood the reason behind it and it really never caused anyone to miss a shot, they just thought it was funny. I guess I should feel good about being important enough to warrant a nickname. It could have been worse, I guess!
There you have it. Maybe now I can start to focus on writing my 100 list. We'll see how long that takes!