Something weird happened to me the other day. At work the other day, he found out that one of the people he was working with on a loan or something has read my blog. I don’t have any idea who this person is, but would like to make a suggestion:
Tell me who you are. Not just you, girl at the credit union, but you, whoever happens to be reading this right now. Maybe we have something in common. Maybe you have done something super cool of which I need to be super jealous and read all about. Maybe we’ve had similar experiences. (A lot of the new blogs I’m following came as a result of my last post. Now there are all sorts of people I “know” who have had miscarriages. Somehow, it feels pretty outstanding to know my feelings aren’t incredibly unique.)
So if you’re reading this, and whether I know you or not, leave a comment. Here are some things to mention if you need some help. Yes, I’m requiring it.
- Share something you generally try to keep a secret.
- Tell me where you would live out your remaining days if money/jobs/family was no object.
- What do you love most about where you are at right now in the world? (not a philosophical question)
- List five good things about yourself.
- If you had to listen to three songs on repeat for the rest of your life, what would they be?
- If your life were to be narrated by a famous author, who would it be?
And since it’s only fair:
- I don’t like to read. I have a degree in English and I chose English because I always did really well in English and wanted my undergrad coursework to be easy (it was). I chose a Technical Writing emphasis because it required the least amount of reading. Someone told me the other day, “Oh you must love to read then!” but the fact is, I don’t. This may be because I am SUPER critical of most fictional work I read.
- I would live in some third world country. I lived in Ghana for a few months a long time ago, and there is something super wonderful about living in a place where the conditions are so very humble, living a minimalist lifestyle is really the only choice you have, and the cost of living is nothing. Also, no Obamacare. ;)
- There are a million kids. I don’t love most other people’s kids (that would fall under #1 too), but I recognize how good this is for my daughter, who is very outgoing and friendly. Also, it means that there are lots of things for us to do and lots of opportunity to get out of the house.
- I love my handwriting. My talents are also marketable skills and allow me to make a living doing what I love. I am snarky. I second guess everything, which leads me to have different thoughts and beliefs about things, which rubs people the wrong way, which makes life interesting. I have great hair.
- Retrace by Anberlin, Say Anything by Mae, Tip the Scales by Rise Against. These are all subject to change. I imagine they will in five seconds. Saturday in the Park by Chicago (the old Chicago), Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder, Dancing in September by Earth, Wind & Fire. See?
- David Sedaris. His snarkiness and sarcasm is the perfect flavor to illustrate my weirdness.