Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I'm "It"

I have been tagged by Katy, who also tagged her husband Cash. Evidently there is a rousing game of online tag going on and I didn't even know about it! As participation in this game, I must tell you 7 random things about myself. At first I could not think of one and then once I got going, I couldnt' stop. So. You will get 7 random things and 3 bonus facts. You must swear not to use these against me in the future. Ready? 'K. Here we go...
1. I have a neurosis about germs. I'm not technically obssessive/compulsive, but I'm definitely not normal when it comes to being freaked out by the cooties of the world. Before I put my hands on a shopping cart, I think, "Who touched this last and had they just wiped their nose? Maybe a guy that didn't wash his hands after potty time? " I could go on, but I will leave it at that. I have a very active imagination!!

2. I love fast cars and speed in general. My personality is really not one of a risk taker in general, but I have always liked to drive really fast. How many tickets have I gotten?? One. I've deserved far, far more. One day I will rent a Lotus, like this one, and we will have a fun, speedy weekend!
3. I love expensive stuff. If you leave me in a room with no price tags and lotsa stuff, I can pick out the most expensive items every time. Poor King. I don't aspire for expensive things and I could not care less about other people's financial position. Growing up, things were so lean for my family that we stood in line for government issued cheese. I ate "free" lunches at school and I can distinctly remember the day I got my first store bought clothes! I was in elementary school. My mom made almost all of my clothes. And I don't aspire for wealth, but for crying out loud, I seem to always choose pricey things when I pick something out. Even picking out Christmas trees this year, I seemed to always go for the ones that were hundreds of dollars and then roll my eyes when I saw the price tag. Chalk another one up to sin nature. :)

4. I am a one-on-one person. I can enjoy big parties, but my ideal setting is a small gathering of people where I can have a 1-1 conversation with everyone before the evening is over.

5. I am not a hypochondriac. I have been called this in my early life and I never quite understood it. You know, the idea of being a hypochondriac. Why would anyone want attention for a weakness or sickness? I like attention for "kudos", for working hard, for perseverance, for having a "no quitting" attitude. So, when I was called this as a youngster, I was always puzzled. Now that I'm older, I realize that my dramatic nature probably was the culprit. I can turn anything boring into drama in no time. :) However, I have pushed myself so hard to prove that I'm not a hypochondriac that I have done physical harm to myself. For instance, one day when I had been paralzed off and on all day, I was determined to make it to the restroom. I was too weak to walk, so I crawled. I was too weak to crawl and I dislocated my hip. But, by golly, I was not faking being weak and I was going to do my traveling by myself. Dumb. Stupid, in fact. Oh, the things we learn in life!
6. Spring is my favorite season. Romans 1:20 says, "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."
I think each season is a representation of Christ's life. Summer is like his 30 years of growing and maturing. Autumn/Fall is like His torture, being betrayed and crucifixtion. Winter is His death and time in the tomb. Spring is his resurrection and 40 days on earth post-resurrection. As I watch God paint in His creation, I marvel at the way "even the rocks cry out" about Who Jesus is and how every season proclaims that he is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

7. I have a poodle. I never, ever thought I'd be a little dog owner. I've always had big, slobbery dogs. Not that I like the slobber, but the big dogs are so cool!! My favorite is a Great Dane. I had a Great Pyranees while in High School. My friend had a Rottweiler that was the sweetest thing! Now, I have a poodle. Her name is Dixie and she has truly won my heart! Here she is in the middle of Princess' slumber party. I always thought poodles were nervous, snappy little dogs. Actually, poodles are very social, love everyone and never meet a stranger. I love my little poodle!!

And for 3 additional random facts about me:

1. I sneeze like a lumberjack.
2. I dream of being one of those delightfully witty people like my SIL J.
3. I can burp big enough to rattle the windows.

There. 10 things you never thought to ask me. Now, it is my great honor to tag J, my niece and Jamie! Have fun!


Katybug said...

You love expensive things? So? I don't chalk that up to sin nature. I chalk that up to having excellent taste. :-) And I WISH I could burp loud enough to rattle windows! I can't burp AT ALL. I am so completely jealous of that!!! Thanks for playing!!!

josha said...

fun fun post! I was just now able to access it and comment! You're so fun, and much wittier than I.