I don’t really feel up to being creative right now, cleaning up dog poop from previously pictured cuties really takes the creativity right on out of a person (though, I am thankful that they are small dogs as I have cleaned-up rottweiler poop in the past, and that will just knock you flat on your ass!). So, I have decided to do a list of things that you probably don’t know about me. Here goes…
1.) I own over 3000 books. I have more books than many small libraries do. It’s a pretty amazing thing to behold, especially in a house that is under 1000 square feet.
2.) I have been working on my degree in horticulture since 1995. I am finally set to expire, I mean graduate, this coming spring from the University of Florida. Which, coincidentally, was voted the #1 party school in the US this year. Go Gators!
3.) I love to sleep. If one could really call sleeping a pastime, it would totally be mine. And I am GOOD at it, like olympic level good. I need my 8 hours or I am a seriously cranky woman. However, I have a very hard time sleeping in public (like on planes or trains or places where folks are waiting for planes and trains).
4.) I write letters. With real paper and quite often a fountain pen. This is not some sort of response to an ever increasingly computerized world, I have been doing this consistently since I was in grade school. I like to write on paper much more than I do typing. I tend to be able to show my emotions through my handwriting a little better than through emotion-cons. I also tend to coat the envelope of my letters with stickers. I love stickers.
5.) I crochet. I tend to crochet blankets. I do not like reading patterns, but I love looking at pattern books. I am trying to make a blanket from a pattern right now and it’s like trying to get me to speak dolphin. Neither is very pretty.
6.) I can swear pretty raucously in Bulgarian.
7.) I love airplanes. I love being by airports for the really little planes (you know, the 2 seat-er Cessna’s and planes like that). My brother is in the Iowa National Guard and is a crew chief for a Black Hawk helicopter. Other than the whole “going to Iraq for a year thing” I am so jealous.
8.) I wanted to elope.
9.) I want to drive to Alaska from Florida. As part of this, I LOVE Northern Exposure and am so VERY VERY jealous of Amy from The Hook and I for getting to move to Cordova, Alaska. So, while I am getting ready to move to somewhere near but outside of London, I am living vicariously through her.
10.) I have loved Martha Stewart since I was in middle school.
Ok, enough for now.