Tuesday, February 3, 2009

and I usually hate lists...

1. Coffee makes my stomach burn, but I still drink it daily. I probably have ulcers as a result. I'm an addict, what can I say?
2. I love to go grocery shopping, and am completely intent on the task when I do. If you see me in the store and wave, I probably won't see you unless you physically accost me.
3. Along with #2, I also love to cook.. more than any one person should. Which makes me wonder if I've chosen the wrong career path and should be a chef or baker instead. I don't know how well I would do with the 14 hour days and heavy lifting. Maybe I'd love it?
4. I think it's funny to tape/Velcro/attach things to my child and watch her run in circles, trying to get it off.
5. I hate my husband’s plants. They never flower. They just sit there, constantly green, spindly, and mocking me.
6. I keep a blog that no one but Julie and I read.
7. When I watch Pride and Prejudice, I desperately wish I was Lizzie, in love with Mr. Darcy.
8. I love to knit, and am pretty proud of being almost completed with my first project of mittens.
9. When I'm really concentrating on something, I will tune you completely out. A product of living in a house full of brothers, if I ignored them long enough they would go away. Which, coincidentally, works amazingly well with my husband. :P
10. Sometimes, I will have really intense dreams of fantastical places and people (aka: Mr. Darcy) and I will get really depressed when I wake up and realize it was just a dream.
11. If you ask me what's wrong and I say "nothing", ask again.
12. When I was a kid, I used to make "garden soup" in a five gallon bucket, with the hose, a wooden spoon, and rotting foilage from the garden. I would serve it up in bowls to my grandparents. Trust me, I make much better soup now. It only contains half the original amount of water, leading to a much more concentrated flavor of rotting vegetables with just a hint of petunia.
13. When I was little I wanted to be a nurse or a teacher, the most generic of the kid-friendly careers. There's no way I would ever want to be a nurse. I wouldn't put a catheter in someone if you paid me.
14. I belong to the Willy Street Co-op, but hardly ever shop there. I love natural and organic foods, but my wallet does not.
15. I love 18th and 19th century furniture and clothing. If I could dress like Marie Antoinette and get paid, I would.
16. I also love Antiques Roadshow, especially the episode where they found a fake 19th century chair by smelling it. Apparently baby powder was used in refinishing it, and was still traceable.
17. I have never seen the ocean or been abroad. I travel there frequently through my friends, so it ALMOST feels like I've been there, but not quite.
18. Some days I can't stand my job. It's so repetitive and boring that I get easily distracted by leaves blowing outside, or a squirel running up a tree.. maybe I shouldn't sit by the window.
19. I am a firm believer in the slow food movement and eating at home. Anything that has 75 ingredients and comes in a microwavable pouch, cannot be healthy.
20. Everytime I watch "How Clean Is Your House?" on the BBC, I clean the bathroom.
21. Sometimes I wish I lived in Greece, in a white and blue villa on a cliff, overlooking the sea. Then I think of the poor economy (worse than ours), the poverty, and the smell of riding on a donkey, and I reconsider.
22. I will occasionally quit coffee. I'll go through all the work of weaning myself off to decaf tea for a week, and then one whiff of good ground coffee and I'm back to the bad stuff.
23. I can't stand the idea of eating raw oysters. Slippery and slimy, like swallowing snot, why would you do that to yourself when you DON'T have a cold?
24. I think Evelyn is the most adorable kid in the world, but doesn't every mother?
25. I really miss my friend. You know who you are.


Julia said...

Hey Jess! I enjoyed reading your list! I'm with you on a lot of these things--#11, #19, #23! thought #6 was funny! I have to tell you though, just cause you don't always get comments doesn't mean others don't read it. some lady added me to her favorites but has never commented in my little blogging life :) Miss you!

Caviar and Codfish said...

But maybe you can save up and move to Greece and be one of those rare, generous aristocrats, who employ the poor and treat them grandly?