Wednesday, April 02, 2008

7 Random Things....

Erika with her gorgeous new haircut self tagged me - so here's seven random things about me:

1. Not many people know that I have terrible hearing. The last time I had it tested I was 16 and the Dr. told me I had the hearing of the average 60 year old and that it would probably continue to degenerate. I have excellent tone discernment though - it's like the volume is always turned down way too low. I read lips very well.

2. I don't like meat. Okay, chicken and cold cuts and an occasional hamburger is fine but I loathe steak. Just the thought of having to chew it makes me sick. I think it's a texture thing...

3. I used to be a runner. I ran a lot - like Forrest Gump. My best mile time was just over 6 minutes. I had a Varisty letter in the seventh grade (track team). I was skinny and had abs from all that running. I would love to run again. I'd have to "reduce" a few things before I cold run again though. hehe

4. I associate memories with smells. Salon Selectives hairspray sends me back to my first middle school dance, Avon "Skin So Soft", wherever I smell it, reminds me of my grandma. I can distinguish familiar scents/brands really easily and they almost always have a memory attached. I think I could be blindfolded and walk into someone's house (as long as I had been there before) and know where I was just from the smell.

5. I love to "plunder." I could sit and look through junk drawers forever. I can dig in a garage sale box forever too. I love garage sales!

6. Even in re-runs, I laugh out loud at "Everybody Loves Raymond." That is just the funniest show ever!

7. I'm afraid of fire - or rather of what fire can do. I always triple check the iron, curling irons, oven - and I never leave the dryer running when I'm gone. All my children know their escape routes and we have a definite fire escape plan!!


Okay, so there's seven, very random, Christy quirks. I'm tagging: Pamelia, Tammy, and Carrie!!

5 comments:

connie said...

Oh Wow! I have the hearing, sense of smell things too. I was thinking I have to walk before I can run again!

Valencia said...

Wow, I learned so many new things about you and some we really have in common! I associate smells, too, with memories like Chloe perfume takes me back to high school and Joey (probably why I didn't wear it for years then had to name my puppy after it!) and Hawaiian Tropic literally takes me back to Hawaii. I enjoyed your post and I'm so glad Erika tagged you - cool!!! See you soon.

Erika Maxfield said...

Thank you so much!! I totally have the sense of smell. And I loveeeee Everybody Loves Raymond! I could quote it all day, it's hilarious!

THE GANTT LIFE said...

I accept your tag... I'll just have to think about it for awhile. :) Yours are so good. I do have something in common with you... I have bad hearing, too!! It comes from too many ear infections as a child. Strange, huh? :)

marlajayne said...

I love to plunder too. I think that's one reason I enjoy shopping at TJ Maxx, yard sales, and thrift shops (especially the Red Door in Camden) so much--the thrill of the hunt.