Thursday, January 15, 2009

And you thought you knew me . . . . .

I've been tagged by themom to a meme to list 6 random things about myself. I was supposed to post the rules, but they basically say "list 6 random things about yourself" and I found them redundant, and I loathe being redundant and that's really probably random thing #1 but who's counting?

I love that name - themom - so authoritative! I think her tag line should be "because I said so!"

Anyway, on with the show . . . .

1. I have a great singing voice, and I often feel guilty that I never "did" anything with it. I daydream plenty about singing in great folk/blues/bluegrass bands. I bitterly envy Alison Krause because she's living my dream, and she's got nothing on me. Well, OK, she also plays instruments that come in rather handy in folk/blues/bluegrass bands. I can play the clarinet.
And ever since having breast cancer in 2003, I've developed this bizarre anxiety symptom that makes me faint when singing - and I don't mean just solos. I mean if I'm in a crowd singing the Star Spangled Banner I get all lightheaded and dizzy. It's a bitch, but there you go.

2. When I was a kid, I used to wonder if I had a developmental disability and no one wanted to tell me.

3. Whenever I take personality tests, I'm always vaguely in the middle and never come out as definitively one personality type. Keeps me flexible I guess.

4. Probably because of #3, I've never found my vocational niche. And this has been the sorrow of my life. I have no idea what I'll be when I grow up. I'd love to cater, but only 9-4 on weekdays. I'd love to be a nurse but I don't want to handle warm poop. You get the picture. I'm all dressed up with no place to go.

5. I'm kind of lazy. I'll always search for the easiest route between points A and B. Perhaps I'm not lazy, just efficient.

6. During the last 8-9 years I'm having recurring dreams that align along about 3 boring but emotional themes. They are really starting to irritate me. I never feel rested because I "lived" all night long. They mean nothing and everything and I wish they'd stop so I can have some peace.

Think I just overshared.

I tag Little Sister, Cheesecake Maven, Ode to Humanity, Melinda June, and Kirby


themom said...

Wow..think I will use that tag line "because I aid so!" I'm so proud there is no warm poop for you - you are way above that!! Stay warm and snuggle in - too damn cold here for me. 10 below at the moment and all these "creaky" noises. Ewwwww!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Margaret, a lot of your remarks remind me of your mother when she was our girl scout leader. Cooking, singing, and exploring together (without getting lost meandering along the way), encouraging us to learn, providing comfort, administering a first aid kit (while kindly directing us how to deal with our own warm poop :)) -- all of this reminds me of your mother. I always thought of her as a "jill of all trades", and a pretty creative one at that.

You are lucky to have many different interests and MANY talents. It's never too late to choose a different path, learn something new, or make an avocation something more. :) You have the power!

Shannon said...

Mnmom, I am exactly like you about #4! I have never found my vocational niche either (you'd think so, since I spent 6 years in graduate school and earned a Ph.D. in one particular field, It's so refreshing to hear that claim from another person! I always feel like there's something wrong with me for being like that. There are many things I'm interested in doing/being, but no one career that draws me to it with a passion. Which is one reason, I think, I chose to quit my job to raise babies.

Life As I Know It Now said...

if you over shared than keep it up--what an interesting person you are!

Madame Leiderhosen said...

What an absolutely adorable photo. Vocations are over-rated and I am envious that you can sing, swooning aside.

MommyLisa said...

I almost started to cry because I feel simpatico on 4, 5, & 6.

Love to read your blog.


Anonymous said...

As for #4, welcome to the club.

David said...

Wonderful stuff. And wonderful blog. So happy I discovered you and your "voice".


Life As I Know It Now said...

I have awarded you something else so you will continue to over share. come on over.

Sheleta said...

OK, can I have that photo to put on top of my webpage? That is the best picture ever. Too cute, too innocent, too care free! No bills to worry about. No mortgage payment. No husband and kids to worry the hell out of you.

Anonymous said...

Wow..think I will use that tag line
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