Friday, February 09, 2007


In the comments earlier this week, I was tagged by Lia for a meme. The meme involves me divulging 5 secrets that I have not shared on this blog, and then tag 5 more people. While I have been thinking about it for a couple of days, this is, in fact, more difficult than I would have imagined. You see, there are certain things that are off limits on this blog - mostly my job for a number of really good reasons, chief among them my content in employment and my desire to continue that employment. So, where does that leave me? Struggling to think of five, but here goes...

Secret Number 1
I have no hearing in my left ear. This is the result, or so they think, of either a virus I had when I was little or a really bad case of the chicken pox. Seriously. My parents discovered that I had hearing loss in my left ear when I was in preschool during a routine hearing test. They didn't initially believe the reports. I wore hearing aids briefly in grade school, but the sound was tinny and the things buzzed whenever I was around computers or tvs. I still try to position myself with my right ear toward any conversations. I have trouble following conversations in loud restaurants. And I have to sleep on my right side.

Secret Number 2
I was an overachiever as a child. This meant that in high school I was involved in nearly every activity that was offered. A fact that Rykert likes to continue to give me a hard time about. This included an unforgettable year as a Varsity cheerleader. Unforgettable, in the sense that I cannot put that bad decision out of my mind. I still get flashbacks if I hear the tune of my high school fight song.

Secret Number 3
When I go to the movies, I must get there at least 20-30 minutes early, see all of the previews, and sit on an aisle. This has to do with my fear of having an emergent need to use the bathroom and being trapped. This also has to do with my "nervous" stomach and bizarre digestive issues, but I'm not going to go any farther with that secret. Further, my weirness about movie viewing could go on and on (i.e. I don't like when people sit too close, I hate when people come in after the previews have started, etc...)

Secret Number 4
I prefer to eat just about everything with a fork. This includes pizza and buffalo wings. Rykert is embarassed to be seen with me when I start eating wings with a knife and fork.

Secret Number 5
I talk to myself. Generally, only when I am alone, but I am sure people have heard me mumbling to myself at work.

So those are the secrets that I could come up that I am comfortable publishing. They are not exactly interesting, but there you go. As for tagging others, I hate to obligate anyone, so if you are interested please take it!

3 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Megan said...

I'm a fan of eating with a fork, too. If I'm served french fries on a plate or in a basket, I always eat them with a fork, but if they're fast food, I'll eat with my hands.

Knittripps said...

What a great meme! I love learning little things like that. I too must get to the movie theater 20-30 minutes early. I think it is partly because I have to be early for other things (classes, etc.) and partly because I used to work at a movie theater and have stong opinions on movie theater manners. I also take out my own trash when I leave the theater. Always.

Wool Winder said...

I talk to myself too, though I prefer to call it "thinking out loud".

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