Various, random stuff about … me

How often do you get to read someone’s thoughts on psycho killers on TV and mascots at a baseball game?

After that, you know you want to keep reading, right?

A few weeks ago, I was reading a blog post where the writer encouraged people to ask her questions about herself, and I thought that was a good idea.

I didn’t get a ton of questions, but these are the ones I did get.

From Rosie Culture: “What’s one goal you’ve been working on this year?”

To be honest, I’m not a huge goal-setter, but I am sort of working on trying to just enjoy myself more. It comes and goes!

From Becky Turner, who inspired this whole thing, three questions:


What’s something you need to do but have been putting off?

As I write this, probably trying to find someone to clear the leaves out of my yard. It will get worse than what you see here — the closest tree hasn’t even changed colors yet — and cleaning leaves is my least-favorite outdoor task.

Yes, even worse than clearing snow out of my driveway. If I’m persistent, the snow does eventually go away.

When someone asks for TV show recommendations, what do you tell them?

“Killing Eve” <<Louder for the people in the back, please>> “KILLING EVE!!!!”

And if you want more of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s work, get yourself to “Crashing” and “Fleabag” at once! Trust me, they’re hilarious.

Just be warned about all three shows, they’re not necessarily for everyone, particularly people who have sensitive ears or find a sociopathic killing machine problematic.

Beyond that, “W1A” and “The Windsors.”


What are your thoughts on mascots?

I could take them or leave them, but they’re mostly harmless fun, and kids seem to like them, so that’s cool.

Selfies didn’t exist in 2009, but if they did, my hating them would be a random fact about me, since I’m terrible at taking them.

What was random about me nine years ago?

Back when Facebook was nothing but fun — really, it was, and that time was in January of 2009 — the “25 random things about me” list was what was going around.

Here are some highlights of mine.

— I’m left-handed, which may not seem like much, unless you too have experienced the smudges on the side of your hand or the little scissors with the funny green handles.

— Somebody decided when I was in third grade that I was a gifted child, and I apparently could have skipped fourth grade, but I didn’t.

— I was reading at age 2 1/2, but was the last kid in my kindergarten class to learn how to tie my shoes and couldn’t ride a bike until age 10 or so.

— I can read upside down and backwards, but I don’t know if that’s a skill or something everyone can do but only I find the least bit interesting.

— My first car was a 1984 Dodge Aries, and I always got mad when someone called it a K Car because the K Car was one of the biggest flops in automotive history. (It was basically the same car, but without the K.)

— Not only do I dance like everyone is watching, I assume they’re all laughing at me. That explains why I don’t dance, not to mention other things.

— I think laughter is just about the greatest thing in the world. No matter how bad things suck, if you’re laughing, it’s gone for a little while. That’s why I try to make jokes about almost everything.

— I don’t eat fruits or vegetables, drink alcohol or read fiction. Why? Mostly because I don’t want to.

— I like the number 13 because everyone else thinks it’s unlucky.

— I don’t know how we lived without the internet, why my friends put up with me or the meaning of life.

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