22 January, 2012

January Challenge - Day 22

I hope you're following along with TinaJeanKrista, and Kat. If anyone else wants to play, just let me know and I'll stick you on the 30 Day Challenge blog roll. :) My list (with links to each post so far) is here.

What makes me different from everyone else?

Gak, that's an awful question and I don't know if it's really answerable.

I'm tall. 5'9", ish, but lots of people are tall. Left-dominant ambidextrous, delightfully married, mother of one, ditzy, natural blonde, curly hair, blueish eyes, need to drop a pile of pounds... again, lots of people are those things. Lots of people are artists and writers and love to cook. Lots of people like animals, have lived their whole lives in Iowa, straddle the middle fence politically speaking, believe in God but not organized religion, and have a thing for old houses.

I, like about a third of Americans, can drive a manual transmission. I like Big Bang Theory. I hate things that are dirty but I tend to be cluttery. Used to suffer from nightmares and insomnia, but lately not so much. And, oh, I have sinus allergies - likely because of my cats, but tough shit, I'm not giving them up, pass the Sudafed. Nothing unusual there. 


I've been a foster parent - loved the kids, hated dealing with the state and all the wretched rules and mazes. I write to-do lists and drink unsweetened iced tea almost daily. I sing when I cook. Sometimes. Before I got old and creaky, I could put my feet behind my head and I can still put my palms flat on the floor behind my feet. Well, almost behind them. I was in a car accident (a couple of them, actually) and I still have trouble with whiplash. I'm an owner, not a renter, my ears are pierced but I almost never wear earrings, and only own three pairs of shoes - tennies, flats, and sandals.

Um. Shit. That's all boring, normal stuff.

I guess I'm normal and boring. Maybe admitting that makes me different? Your guess is as good as mine.


Jean said...

Read mine when it pops up. I think you'll agree with at east part of it.

Jean said...

By the way, the foster parent thing is pretty unusual. I know it seemed like a no-brainer to you, but it wasn't.