me

I’m many things, like …

… mother, daughter, sister, wife, aunt, dog mom, niece & friend.
… Catholic, and working on developing my faith. It’s been a long road, but is one I’m walking more frequently as of late. I love it.
… marketing guru & small business owner.
… scuba diving diva, photography fanatic, starving artist, recipe risk-taker & caged creative.
… listener (was once unofficially known as the “office therapist”).
… family backbone.
… blonde.
… chicken.
… one tough cookie (I hatched two children with no drugs, and admit to wanting to do it all over again. Seriously, I can handle a lot.).
… music enthusiast.
… endless dieter, workout warrior.
… night owl (Argh to mornings!).
… caffeine addict. I’ve tried giving it up several times, and while I succeed for a while, I eventually go back. Hey, it beats smoking, drinking, and many other addictions, right?
… blogger.
… lifetime student.
… giraffe & husky lover.
… speeder.
… spring & fall kind of gal.
… fiber freak (I eat Fiber One as a snack. It’s like eating woodchips, but is heaven to me. Yum.).

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Randoms …

When I grew up, I wanted to go to UCLA and become a lawyer. Ha!

I’m married to an amazingly wonderful guy, Justin. We’ve been married for 8 years and together for 10 years. I couldn’t ask for more. (Awww …) He’s the great down-to-earth stasis to my high-strung character.

I love the Pink Panther. He’s so sleek! I’ve seen all the movies and love the cartoons!

I am NOT a morning person. It’s so much easier for me to stay up late than get up early. I hate mornings, yet I get up between 5:00 and 5:15 for work. Ha!

I believe Firefox is the superior web browser. I also own a Mac and refuse to go back to the wicked world of Windows.

I love giraffes.

If I could bring anyone here from heaven for just one day, it would be my grandma – my dad’s mom. We only got to spend six years together, and I don’t remember most of those six. I do know, however, that she was an amazing woman, and there’s not a day that passes that I don’t think of her. According to my mom, I used to call her “graham cracker,” and she hated it. Sorry, grandma!

My favorite time of year is spring, followed by autumn. I love the changeover from barren desolation to a state of vivid radiance. Second on the list is autumn, because nothing beats the artsy appearance of the landscape on a cool fall morning.

I have a fear of hair, also known as: chaetophobia, hypertrichophobia, trichopathophobia, or trichophobia. I know it sounds strange, but it drives me crazy. I don’t mind it when it’s attached, but all heck breaks loose when it’s free. I can’t clean the drain or my brush – thanks, Justin! Let a piece of hair get stuck to me and I’m going crazy. Ridiculous, I know.

I hate being half wet, unless I’m at home or near a shower and change of clothes. Don’t come at me with a water gun or water balloon, and don’t spray me with the hose. I hate being caught in a serious downpour … and then having to deal with being soaked as well as flooded out of my shoes. Light rain is okay. Walking on the beach is fine as long as my clothes don’t get wet.

I love surprises, yet I rarely get them. I always find out!

I’d rather be hot than cold.

I love cucumber water. I know it sounds strange, but if you like cucumbers, you’ve GOT to try this! Just a few slices (English are best.) in your glass or bottle will do.

I am against space heaters at work. I know it’s cold, but wear a sweater and stop wasting electricity, people.

I enjoy all types of music except those that could be confused with television static. Pop, r&b, classical, jazz, blues, rock, 80s, 90s, country … you name it, I like it.

Color and I get along very well.

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And my “bucket list” …

Okay, this isn’t so much a bucket list as a fluid extension of my 30 by 30 post. The more I think about it, there are a lot of things I’d like to do soon. Maybe not exactly by 30, but in the next few years. Here’s my expanding list:

  1. Graduate from grad school. Translation … finish the daggone thesis, slacker.
  2. Take a trip to NYC. It’s been far too long since I’ve been.
  3. Log 50 dives. This is a stretch, but I’d love to get as close as possible.
  4. Finish rescue diver certification.
  5. Start painting again.
  6. Take a pottery class.
  7. Take a cooking class.
  8. Continue to blog … a lot.
  9. Spend more time with my family.
  10. Find my inner-self.
  11. Show my sisters how much I care about them.
  12. Play in the rain with my nephews.
  13. Renew my faith.
  14. Volunteer.
  15. Reach 2,000 del.icio.us links … I’m at 1,479 as of today!
  16. Go to a hockey game.
  17. Reconcile with those I’ve abandoned.
  18. Figure out what to do with my currently “caged” creative energy.
  19. Try a buffalo burger.
  20. Begin growth of our family … from 2 humans and dog to 3 humans and dog.
  21. Read and review 30 books. List TBD soon.
  22. Go on a vacation with my husband and only my husband.
  23. Take a fun train ride!
  24. Tell a certain someone to go fly a kite.
  25. Fly a kite.
  26. Care less. Let go. Be free.
  27. Expand my reggae library.
  28. Allow my business to take flight.
  29. Find & buy the ideal big Coach.
  30. Learn to plan less … be more spontaneous!
  31. Finish a second quilt … I’ve completed one and started two more, but neither are finished!
  32. Learn to knit and/or crochet.
  33. Find a particular lost friend.
  34. Travel to France again. It’s been far too long.
  35. Road trip from Maryland to Vermont in the fall.

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my wordles …

I just discovered these, and they ROCK! For your own, visit this site.

This is my “me” wordle …
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This is a wordle of my del.icio.us tags …
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One response to “me

  1. I like your Randoms…the concept. I art journal this way. One Random + a little art work or trance doodling = a minute of meditation or even prayer.
    I read ‘one thousand gifts’ by Voskamp. It inspired me to start a list as well.

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