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 couldn't eat chocolate or cola after 6 PM or I'd be too hyper to fall asleep. Which was especially heart-breaking when we would go out for ice cream after dinner and I couldn't have a chocolate ice cream cone. Or a root beer float. By the time I was 12 or 13, my body seemed to have adapted to sugar and chocolate so the restriction was lifted (and I made up for lost time)! I can pretty much eat or drink anything (including coffee) and still fall asleep...
When I grow up,
I want to go on a cruise. Since I've never been to Europe, I have a dream to take a Mediterranean cruise and visit all the beautiful places at each port of call. But I'd settle for just about any cruise (except the ones that capsize) because I'm desperate to get on the high seas. I envision myself strolling jauntily along the decks, enjoying the salty air and watching the waves out to the horizon. I know - it's not realistic, but I'm a romantic...
I used to love
- Stuffed animals
- McDonald's hash browns
- Olive Garden
I still love
- James Bond
- Dill pickles
There's one thing you should know about me,
I won an award (just a cheesy car calendar) for best Bible-themed Halloween costume when I was 16. Everyone in the church youth group dressed up as something (like Adam with a fig leaf or Jesus with a crown of thorns or the Virgin Mary with a veil). I was the Roman Centurion (from the crucifixion story) with a homemade paper mâché breast plate and helmet. And a long red towel as a cape. And a sword. (I was just a tiny bit obsessed with ancient Romans at the time, although I blame it on the steady diet of Biblical themed epic movies from the 50's.) I was so proud of that costume - I kept the silly car calendar prize for years...
So tell me...
Are there any foods that turn you into an insomniac? Have you ever been on a cruise before - and would you recommend it? And are you secretly proud of something silly?
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.