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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

38 Things about Me


OK Folks, look out. Old Broad in the house. Thursday is my 38th Birthday and I thought this might be a good day to share some random information about me so here are 38 tidbits, one for every year:

1) I am left-handed. That means that I have to adjust myself to virtually everything in life from the angle of the paper when someone hands me something to sign to the technique I have to use when starting an IV. I have to plan where I sit at the table so we don't rub elbows when we eat.

2) I LOVE dogs, but I am terrified of schnauzers. Once at work, a patient's son brought mom in her schnauzer for a visit and I was so freaked out I had to shut my office door because the dog kept looking at me. I blame Ollie, my childhood neighbor's snarly little dog.

3) I am fiercely loyal. Don't mess with my friends or my family. Yes, it IS possible for me to hate you forever if you cross them.

4) As a teenager, I was very shy. I had a really hard time talking to others or speaking in anything other than a very small group situation. I was in a class my freshman year in college (Business Law) where part of the grade was to stand up once in the lecture hall when called on and give your take on the case. I took an F for that portion because I never stood up when called on, despite being present and prepared all 4 times he called my name.

5) I planned to name both my boys Elizabeth Jane. That didn't really work out so well.

6) I also wanted to Lucas to be named Nathaniel Emerson. He is thankful that Mike stomped his foot down about that. I still like the name.

7) When I was a senior, I wanted to major in Finance and minor in French. The long term plan was to work in France at the Bank of Paris. That didn't pan out. I did get most of a Business BA and 16 French credits before I decided to get married and go to nursing school.

8) I have been in only 1 situation ever where I have put those French credits to use. That was while doing bodymarking at IMWI07.

9) I played the piano and the violin for years. I haven't played either in almost 20 years.


10) I love to shop, especially when I find a great deal. Old Navy, Sears, aeropostale, and Kohls are my favorite places to find a superdeal.


11) Being a supervisor is frustrating. It requires that I keep a little distance between myself and the people I work with. I hate it when I am out somewhere and run into someone from work - I introduce them to others as "my friend from work"...... they introduce me as "Jenny, my boss." I.AM.NOT.BOSSY!


12) I love pink. Even though I don't think it looks that good on me. If it is pink AND Happy Bunny, it's all golden.


13) I am addicted to gadgets and data. Garmin was basically made to satisfy almost my every need.

14) Even though I am half the size I once was, I still feel like a fat girl most of the time. I hate it when people comment about it. But I also love it.

15) I am super competitive- I must always win. Arguments, thumb wars, you name it I must win.

16) I am also a control freak.

17) When I grocery shop, things must go into the cart neatly and in the correct order. If you toss something in the cart, don't be surprised if I have to restack it on the correct place.
18) I also unload the cart onto the belt in the order I want it packed int he bags, which is also the way I think it is easiest to put them away when we get home. If the checker ignores my system, it irritates me.

19) I have not worn heels since the day I was married. I feel like I am going to twist my ankle and topple over at any moment.

20) I love big clunky shoes the most. Doc Martens especially.

21) I think my shoe fetish comes from my fat days. Shoe shopping is the only thing a fat girl can shop for with anyone.... no need to find the big girl section.

22) 3 years ago I counted the steps I took from my car into my office as exercise time. Now if I run less than 6 miles or bike less than 30, I feel lazy. That makes me laugh.
23) I am a total slob. But everything must be placed in a specific area of the dishwasher or I will repack it. I also insist that laundry be seperated and washed by very specific categories and I think only I can do it correctly.

24) I think I have a weird sense of humor. Lots of people don't get it and often find that I am just amusing myself and no one else.

25) I have always wanted red hair. When I have it colored red, it always looks orange.

26) I can not stand folding laundry. When I do it, all I can think of is how many hours in my lifetime I have spent folding laundry and how no one ever puts their laundry away, which I find insulting. I am usually pissed at everyone in the house by the time I am done folding.

27) I count my sisters as my best friends.

28) I also count my best friend since second grade. She hasn't talked to me in more than a year. I don't really understand why.

29) I don't miss going to watch and cheer for my kids ever. I want them to know that if they are doing something important to them, I am there to support them 110%.

30) I wish Nick did more things that I could support him doing.

31) I really enjoy making quilts. I try to make each one meaningful to that person and commemorate special days. The name of the quilt blocks I use must reflect something special about the person and event.

32) I want to teach nursing classes at the local community college.

33) I never will be able to because I would have to take more than a 50% pay cut.

34) When I shop, I either buy the same thing in multiple colors, or many different things in all the same color.

35) I never realize it until I have it all home and spread it out on the bed unpacking it.

36)I love grammar. I especially love sentence diagramming exercises.

37) Homemade molasses cookies are my kryptonite. I could eat them all day long.

38) I hate spending time on foofy stuff like hair and makeup. If it can't be accomplished in 10 minutes, it wasn't meant to be.

17 comments:

tayjizzy said...

grammer??????? That I didn't know. Happy Birthday ya big dork :) PS. We all feel like the fat girl no matter what our size is. That's society's fault, not ours.

tayjizzy said...

opps. grammar.

regina said...

Amen! Darn society and it's constant need to make all women feel fat...even if their model thin!

bigmike600 said...

Oh and I beg to differ on the "shy teenager thing"-Don't forget that I knew you as a teenager.

Dan Seifring said...

Happy Birthday Jenny. We get to be the same age for 9 days.

Spandex King said...

Happy Bithday ya old fart

Erin said...

I have never before met a fellow lover of diagramming sentences. Love it!

Hope you had a great birthday!

Jane said...

I love Happy bunny too! So evil...

I understand the grammar thing, as strange as that is. You should read Eats, Shoots and Leaves which is a book about grammar but actually a fun read.

#14 is so true. I think it takes a while for body image to catch up to what's really there.

Happy B-Day! Please don't tell me 38 is old?!

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

happy birthday girlfriend!!
16) I am also a control freak.


17) When I grocery shop, things must go into the cart neatly and in the correct order. If you toss something in the cart, don't be surprised if I have to restack it on the correct place.

18) I also unload the cart onto the belt in the order I want it packed int he bags, which is also the way I think it is easiest to put them away when we get home. If the checker ignores my system, it irritates me.

24) I think I have a weird sense of humor. Lots of people don't get it and often find that I am just amusing myself and no one else.


amen.!!

Bigun said...

no wonder you and Di get along so well...although I'm starting to think all that control stuff and dishwasher nazi-ism and shopping cart schinnanigans is really a general "woman" thing...

TAK said...

I heart Jenny and your dorkiness :) I kept nodding my head at all of these while reading them (in agreement and relating)! I never knew you wanted to work in France at the Bank of Paris. Oh la la! I think all 3 of us have a similar sense of humor. I'm typically the only one laughing at things while everyone else stares blankly. We're not normal and that is one of best qualities to have. Love you, hope you had a great Birthday!!!!

Steve Stenzel said...

I'm the same way on #24.

36 makes not no sense to I.

HAPPY DAY!!!!

Pat said...

joyeux anniversaire.

I took two years of french in college and I still had to look that up.

my wife bought one of those front loading clothes washers. I can't figure it out. at least that's my story.

Jeff said...

Happy belated birthday. Thanks for sharing!

GeekGirl said...

Okay, okay. I LOOOOOOVED sentence diagrams (I'm such a NERD!) Do you know they don't do that any more? I asked my students about it and they just gave me blank looks.

Otherwise, you're more like Baboo. I love makeup; I even have some tatooed on. And baboo is not only fussy about laundry and shopping carts, he even wrinkles his brow if I put the money in his wallet upside down.

GeekGirl said...

duh - I forgot to wish you a happy birthday!

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

happy birthday - if you're an old lady you have me for company ;-)


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