A list of 39 Things about Me because today is my thirty-ninth birthday!
1. I am a first born.
2. I love to do summersaults under water.
3. I do not have to plug my nose to do them.
4. I started wearing glasses in the third grade.
5. I used to put small gold foil heart stickers on the bottom corners of the lenses.
6. A few years ago I had lasik surgery. (I gave up the stickers way before that though.)
7. I sometimes recite movie lines as part of regular conversation. People don’t always catch it. It’s funny.
8. Til We Have Faces is one of my favorite novels. I have read it twice.
9. I got married when I was 26.
10. My husband is 13 months younger than I am, so, for one month, he gets to say he is two years younger than I am.
11. Two weeks ago, my friend Holly (who just turned 25 - Happy B-day!) said that I looked like I was in my mid 20s.
12. Holly rocks!
13. I am shy but talkative.
14. I do not like root beer.
15. I learned to drive in a red five-speed VW beetle.
16. I detest black licorice.
17. I like root beer floats.
18. I did not go to my prom.
19. I am not neat.
20. I am a documentary film fanatic, subjecting my husband to dozens of them each year.
21. My eyes were dark brown when I was little. They are green now.
22. I was on the swim team for one season.
23. Together with my husband, I collect vintage Penguin paperbacks.
24. I had my first pedicure this past June.
25. My parents almost named me Shannon.
26. I prefer to shop alone.
27. I am a procrastinator.
28. I love Oreos dipped in milk, but I can do without the frosting part so sometimes I just scrape it out.
29. I am allergic to my cat.
30. I love thunder storms.
31. Most of the time, I have to look at the keys when I type.
32. When I can’t fall asleep, I mentally decorate/organize a room in my house.
33. I had an improper understanding of rear wheel drive until this past Winter.
34. In high school I worked at Baskin Robbins. We were allowed two complimentary scoops of ice cream for each four-hour shift.
35. I don’t spend time in the sun because I am fair and burn easily.
36. I am allergic to self-tanners.
37. When I was planning the move into our new house, I made a three-page to-do list.
38. I’ve only gotten through one page of it.
39. Mark just asked me if I’d ever made a list like this before and I said, “No. Have you?” He said, “No. It would be hard. And I wouldn’t have to list nearly as many things.” It took me two hours to make this list.