Friday, October 24, 2008

seven-ish-ness

So the lovely Lizzie recently posted the seven random things meme. She said that anyone who wants to do can, so I thought I would. I always like to entertain myself with such things, and why would you not want to learn crazy things about me?

  1. I once dated a guy who speaks no English. Seriously, not just a little bit of English, but none. It was while I was in Poland and he was the cousin of one of my friends there. My Polish was, um, okay. I was far from fluent, but I have to say, it got much better during the short time we were together. I will admit, that breaking up with him was insanely difficult, but that's another post for another day.
  2. I talk to myself in foreign languages, but mainly in the grocery store. Again, I am far from fluent in either Polish or Spanish, but find myself thinking gdzie jest mleko or donde esta la leche instead of where is the milk? Is this a good thing, or does it mean I am going crazy?
  3. Before I moved to DC four years ago, I had never been here, not even to visit. I moved to a city I had never stepped foot in, into a house I didn't see before moving in. At the time, I was in Canada running an election, and didn't have the luxury of being here to look at apartments, so I had to base my decisions on phone calls and photos. I got lucky, and moved into a great house with great people, including Steve.
  4. Yes, Steve, my boyfriend, was my roommate first. Le scandal! He lived in the basement apartment and I lived upstairs. He seduced me one day and the rest, as the say, is history.
  5. I hate tomatoes. I will, however, eat ketchup, tomato sauce, bruschetta, tomato soup, salsa and pretty much anything that contains tomato...but the actual fruit gives me the heebee jeebees. If it is a large chunk, or slice, like in a salad, I can't handle it. Small, cut up, in something? No problem! Yes, I am aware that I am ridiculous!
  6. I love writing letters and getting mail. While email is truly a wonderful thing (thanks Al Gore! hehe) I appreciate people taking the time to sit down and write down their thoughts to share. I have several friends all over that I write to, and I very often send random cards to friends for no reason other then to let them know that I am thinking of them. Coming home and finding a hand-written letter in my mailbox really can make my day. I really should buy stock in Hallmark.
  7. I consider it rude to use call-waiting. This drives Steve apples and bananas. If I am on the phone with someone, and my phone beeps, I look to see who it is, but 97% of the time, I ignore the beep, unless I am waiting for a call. If it is important, they will leave a message and I'll call back. If that person calls again right away, I assume it could be important, so I switch.
  8. BONUS!!! I don't understand sarcasm. At all. I never get jokes. Ever. I'm also gullible. Bad combination. Maybe someday I will tell the Christ with a K story.......

4 comments:

Janssen said...

My mom is the same way about tomatoes. I think it's hilarious.

Klauds said...

I was thinking about the Christ with a K story the other day. And it made me appreciate our friendship a little more. Thanks for putting up with that ridiculousness. :-)

anOCgirl said...

yay! you did the meme! woo hoo!

also, i'm totally with you on the tomatoes thing. the boo really doesn't get it but i'm just very picky when it comes to tomatoes. i'll have to let him know that i'm definitely not alone!

magda said...

I am SO WITH YOU on the call waiting. And, okay, on a lot of this (hand-written letters? Yes please!) but definitely the call waiting. That's why there's voicemail, yes? If it's important, leave a message, and I'll call you back when it's convenient for ME. Isn't that one of the arguments for new technology? To make things more convenient? I hate feeling like I have to answer ever bell and whistle right now, this second. A certain ex-boyfriend of mine (cough J cough) hated that I'd always ignore his beeps. We fought about it a few times. One of the many factors spelling "ex," I suppose!