Thanks to everyone that tried to guess my fact from yesterday's post. I heard back from http://www.bookwormconfessions.com so be sure to check out her post later today.
Now, time to confess. Drum roll, please (so pretentious, like I am drum-roll material! La-di-da!)
#1- I am way too klutzy to ever cheerlead and since I am also pep and friendly deficient, I never considered trying out.
#2- I love bats. I know that is a weird, but I find them fascinating and I think their little rodent-y faces are adorable.
#3- I wasn't mugged in Hawaii. I have endured two mugging attempts. One, when I was in 7th grade a kid tried to steal my lunch money at knife point. I rolled my eyes at him and shook my Garfield lunchbox (complete with a smooshed Little Debbie and half-eaten apple inside) in his face. He shuffled off, probably to find a real target.
The second time, I was in the Cornhill neighborhood of Utica, NY. It is an armpit of despair and crime. I was supposed to meet my boyfriend at his parent's house. I leave my car and some guy pulls a knife and gives me the crazy eye. I felt my heart hit my throat, but then I got mad. So, I sneered, "You picked the wrong white lady to rob, because I got about 47 cents in my purse." I also told him my boyfriends name, which really put him off his quest to separate me from my riches. He apologized (seriously) and I found out later he even told people about it. Apparently, my brave front surprised him (inside though, I was calculating my odds of surviving various wounds).
#4- I never liked kids, even when I was one. I definitely did not want to have any and I was very vocal about it. I had no patience and I found them annoying. I had friends with kids and I couldn't take more than 5 minutes of the little boogers before I was going mad. I used to joke that my personal hell would be a Chuck E. Cheese on a Saturday afternoon.
That all changed when I got pregnant for my first child. I was very content with pregnancy and the idea of having a baby, and once she was born, I fell madly in love with her. Now, I have 3 kids and they are my absolute favorite people.
#5- This one is the truth. I don't like people much. I know, shocking. I REALLY don't like crowds or noise or having to deal with strangers. I am very happy at home, with a book. I don't feel the need to 'go out' or do a lot of socializing. When I start to feel stir crazy I can take a walk or run to the grocery store for some milk. The 30 seconds I am talking to the cashier will hold me for 'socialization' for a couple of weeks. I like solitude, which I guess is good, considering I don't play well with others.
One more truth, I have been up since 4:30 am because I have a dentist appointment today. I am getting a wisdom tooth cut out and another (broken) tooth removed. I am dreading this. Obviously.
I have to go to a surgeon, so he can give me the good ol' wacky gas. Otherwise, I freak out! I suffered a really traumatic experience at the hands of an evil lunatic and have never fully recovered. That will be another blog post for another day.
Right now, I am going to make up my meals for the next 3 days- jello, pudding and more jello.