I want you and me to be friends.
I'm NOT talking about Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Klout or any of the other social spaces. You don't need to subscribe to my blog, you don't need to leave me comments, you don't need to bestow an award on me. I just want you and me to become (better) friends.
Of course, that means we really need to get to know each other. So each week I candidly share stuff about myself. And if you'd like for me to get to know you better, I invite you to share along with me. You don't have to be a blogger to participate and even if we're already good friends, I hope you'll still share with me.
When I was a kid,
I would eat myself sick. It always happened at monthly church functions with the spread of all-you-can-eat potluck brunches - I just wanted to try everything and not miss out anything. My plate would be packed with deviled eggs, green bean casserole, fried chicken, potato salad, marshmallow jello salad, wieners and kraut, baked beans - and about 4 different desserts. And that was just my first plate! Yes, there were seconds and sometimes thirds. And yes, until I was about 10 years old, I wouldn't stop until I felt sick...
When I grow up,
I want to be an avid novel reader. I love immersing myself in a good fictional world, but I'm such a slow reader that I rarely take the time to read anything anymore. I do occasionally listen to audiobooks when I have mundane tasks to complete (and when we owned a house, I would listen to book after book while attempting to keep up with yard maintenance), but recently even audiobooks have taken a hiatus. It's time for me to read more.
I used to love
- Dell (laptops)
- Yahoo (search)
- The Matrix
- Foreman Grill
I still love
- Apple (products)
- Safari (browser)
- Chocolate milk (made with whole milk)
- Ninja blender
There's one thing you should know about me,
I detest politics. And I'm not just talking about Capital Hill politics or election campaigns. I hate politics at work, between families, between friends and peers. We all have differences of opinion on a multitude of subjects, but it disturbs me how easily we rally around those differences to create "us verses them" camps - I just want to work hard, love hard, and be left in peace to do both. I don't want to kiss anybody's butt, I don't want to pander to any audience, and I don't want to take sides. So fie on politics.
So tell me...
Do you ever have overload your plate because there's just too many tempting options? How do you find time to read? And how do you handle politics in your life?
If you do not feel comfortable posting your answers in a comment but would still like to share something about yourself, feel free to email me or direct message me on Twitter. And if there's a specific question you'd like me to answer next time, just let me know.