Is it time I switched from numbers to proper titles? I have no idea.
TEN THINGS ABOUT ME
1. My all-time favourite movie is Jurassic Park.
I’m unbelievably stoked to go see Jurassic World next month for my 26th birthday! I will also be purchasing the tie-in Lego video game and we will hopefully ship Ginny off for a night so I can pwn some dinosaurz.
2. I always wanted to be a mom growing up (it was my main ambition) but I have next to zero maternal instinct.
Thinking of games to play, making meal times fun, being physically involved…that stuff is all very hard for me. I have to really try at all this mom stuff. I’m beyond thrilled, obviously, to be a mother to my daughter, I’m just finding my experience to be interesting now that I’ve learned my maternal instincts aren’t at prominent as I hoped they would be. It’s a fun challenge to take on each day, making life good for Ginny.
3. I am not ambitious with my art.
I don’t see it going anywhere, and I’m not sure if I want it to. I do the occasional piece for someone, and that’s kind of enough for me at this point. I have no desire to go to school – I have no clue what I would even take – and I have no desires to start up a proper portrait business. For now I’m just happy to do my thing.
4. I have bizarre, eclectic taste in music.
For years I was completely unaware of what ‘the youths of today’ were listening to. Classic rock was my jam (Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, The Stones, The Beatles, etc). I kind of was a music snob, looking down my nose at the popular music of these modern times. But over the past few years, things have changed, and I’m so happy about that. Now in the same playlist I’ll listen to The Guess Who, Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Village People, and LMFAO. I’m finding myself unrestrained in my tastes, and willing to try MOST new things. Some stuff I ain’t gonna touch. Country, I’m looking at you. You too, bizarre Christian screamo bands. (I’m 100% out of touch with modern Christian music, by the way…I kinda cringe when we sing new songs at church, and I have no idea who any of the bands of today are. Give me 90s era Michael W. Smith any day, pal.
5. I’m terrified of having to talk to maintenance guys and the landlord.
Our dishwasher has been broken for months, and I’m too scared to deal with it, so I’ve been fervently washing dishes by hand (earning myself an awful and never-ending sore on my arm from dry skin rubbing on the wet metal sink), biding my time until I’m brave enough to get stuff done. Finally on Monday I let Bryan email the landlord and we’re on the list now, so the pressure is both on and off – I’m relieved that it’s now out of my hands, but I need to be prepared at all times for an unexpected knock on the door.
6. I kind of hate playing games!
Obviously not video games, I love those, but board and card games. I get super sleepy whenever I have to play a game, and then I feel bad because I’m not paying attention or I get grumpy or I want to quit. Usually I always end up having fun, but when given the choice, I typically choose not to play.
7. I can’t sleep without a blanket.
It is 948585 billion degrees Celsius in our bedroom at night, yet I continue to sleep snuggled up with my huge fluffy duvet. I don’t necessarily sleep beneath it, in fact I usually just bundle it up and spoon it, but it has to be there. Despite my discomfort in the heat, I have to use that blanket. I tried sleeping under just a sheet the other night, and I just felt so…I don’t know…vulnerable. Is that weird? Probably.
8. I got my ears pierced when I was 11 years old, and stopped wearing my earrings by age 14.
I was like…SUPER allergic to the earrings, I guess. My holes would crust over and bleed everywhere and it was nasty and painful and just awful. I’d been waiting my whole childhood to get those ears pierced, and now I completely regret having it done. I am considering trying a new piercing at this juncture in my life though. I’m thinking maybe a hoop up in the ol’ cartilage. But who knows if I’ll do it.
9. I seriously love all of my friends.
New friends, old friends, ancient friends from babyhood…I love them all. I think about all of my friends and our various histories constantly. No friendship is a regret for me. No friend goes unremembered. I wish our friendships were still strong and I wish that all of my relationships with friends had been lasting (like my camp pals!), but that’s just not how things work. I’m beyond thankful for facebook, and the glimpse it gives me into the lives of friends that I’ve encountered throughout my (almost) 26 years of life.
10. I really like making lists.
I like to come up with my own here and there, but I especially love to copy down lists. I’ll sit down with paper and pen (handwritten is my jam) and just write down literally every monarch of England and before England was even a thing. I’ll write down every single Harry Potter character (books AND movies). I’ll write down the imdb top 250 movies…and then do it again because the list is ever-changing. I’m crazy, guys.