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25 Things About Me

Thursday, August 11, 2011

I am participating in a challenge on the Aspire and Inspire team, and our assignment this week was to write a list of 25 things about ourselves. This was kind of hard but a lot of fun. emoticon

1. I find snakes fascinating; I think they sense this as they tend to congregate in my yard.
2. I was an air force brat and moved constantly during my childhood.
3. I was born in Orlando, FL.
4. My husband was the second boy I dated; I’ve been with him since I was 17 and I’m now 49.
5. I am a CPA who hates math, but I insist that accounting has nothing to do with math.
6. I would rather be an artist.
7. I love to write, especially horror, and I have 6 unfinished novels.
8. I love all fiber arts; embroidery is my favorite and I’m happiest with a needle in my hand.
9. I have a fish phobia.
10. Jaws is one of my favorite movies, and I have watched it millions of times. The book is also great.
11. I find sharks fascinating, and they don’t count as fish.
12. I love the movie Aliens (the second Alien movie).
13. I love spiders and no one is allowed to kill one around me. I have taken numerous spiders out of my house, but I’ve never been bit by one.
14. I wish I could be a professional student.
15. Fall is my favorite season, and Halloween is my favorite holiday.
16. I don’t believe in religion, but I am spiritual.
17. I love to drum.
18. I am a vegetarian because meat tastes yucky to me.
19. I love dragons, and my nickname is dragonmom.
20. I collect tarot cards.
21. I want to be a beekeeper.
22. I love the way horses smell.
23. I once found a hummingbird that had been overcome by the fumes in a gas station. I took him home and nursed him until he recovered. He drank sugar water from my finger. It was once of the best experiences of my life.
24. When I was a teenager I wanted to join Green Peace and ram whaling ships and defend baby seals. I still want to ram whaling ships and defend baby seals.
25. I love books, and I will bring an old one home just to give it a good home.

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    I agree with your take on accounting! I am good with numbers in accounting land, but also a non-lover of math. :)
    2361 days ago
    That was so interesting..... I don't have your fascination for snakes so if I see any I will send them your way!
    2375 days ago
    emoticon list! I can tell that if you and I knew each other in person we'd get along really well! emoticon That is so neat about the hummingbird! We have lots of them here. Unfortunately they can be very territorial of the feeders and thus mean to each other. emoticon Thanks for sharing! It was great getting to know a little more about you!!
    2382 days ago
    In the past year in Germany, there has been a movement for "urban beekeeping". Basically, in some cities, anyone who has some free space, like a large unused balcony, a roof garden or a small plot of land can host a beehive. Apparently, it's quite popular in Munich.

    I love Halloween, too! Last year, I invited my girls for some pumpkin carving and pomander making, and we had a Celtic dinner (yup, there are cookbooks for that) - it was the best themed dinner we've hosted yet!
    2382 days ago
    Alright I loved your list but I really really dont like spiders so can I send mine your way?
    2382 days ago
    I am surprised by how much I've enjoyed peeking through a window and into the lives of my Spark Friends through these blogs. Like you, I don't kill spiders but try my best to catch and release them outside.
    I loved learning more about you.
    2382 days ago
    I love the 25 things you chose to share with us. I can tell what a creative, unique person you are! I recently saw a YouTube video of a teenaged boy raising a hummingbird - he even slept with it - it was so dear! If I can still find it, I will send it to you.

    2382 days ago
  • NICKI109
    AHHHHH, you like spiders. You would not be happy with what I did to the largest one ever found by me, outside of a cage, this weekend in my house. Sorry, I apologize, but I was not taking a chance with that thing. emoticon

    That is so sweet about the hummingbird. I would absolutely have loved that.

    Thank you for sharing, truly enjoyed reading about you.
    2383 days ago
    Thank you for sharing. I like fall also but it also reminds me of death. I like the cool crisp mornings, the cooler temps, but it reminds me that winter is around the corner. BRRRRR
    2383 days ago
    Very nice list.
    2385 days ago
    You are one very interesting individual! I loved your list! I hope you had a great week and have a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon
    2385 days ago
    There are a lot of ways in which you and I are very similar...and some ways in which we are not. Spiders? philosophy is that the universe knows they are not allowed in my if they show up here they are asking to be put out of my misery! lol. I's a terrible thing...but I just cannot abide spiders! (shudder) I like snakes though, and needle work, and books...
    You write beautifully!
    2385 days ago
    Very interesting list, Lisa! I loved reading it--thank you for sharing! emoticon emoticon
    2385 days ago
    2386 days ago
    emoticon for sharing!
    2386 days ago
  • RICH530
    I really enjoyed reading your list!!! You sound like a very interesting person. I have to admit though, I am afaid of spiders!!

    2386 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    What an amazing list of facts about you. Most of them are things I never even thought about. You are a very interesting soul! Thank you for sharing with us.
    2386 days ago
    You did it! I'm so glad to know such interesting things about you. Thanks for sharing yourself with us. CJ emoticon
    2386 days ago
    I loved reading this-such interesting stuff I didn't know about you.

    No wonder you haven't been bitten by spiders, then sense you as a kindred spirit!
    2386 days ago
    We have ALOT in common! I'm sure it's not what you're talking about, but we recently adopted a bearded dragon;) I love snakes, I'm not religious, I hate math, I love Samhain, I'm not coordinated enough to drum, but I always wanted to! Those are the ones that I remember so far:) And what a great feeling I got while reading about the hummingbird!
    2386 days ago
    We really do have a lot in common...I could have used the exact same answers for NINE of them! Can you guess which nice? ROFL
    2386 days ago
  • GOMEIN2011
    Thanks,for sharing :O)
    2386 days ago
    There are a lot of things here we have in common. Halloween use to be my favourite holiday I would decorate to the 9's for. Unfortunately my favourite cat died days before halloween one year and I lost the interest in doing it
    2386 days ago
    I love dragons too. I collect them to be exact. Have you ever heard of Pocket dragons (the little cookie thieves)? They are the ones I collected most. Unfortunately the artist has retired so new will be coming out. Anne McCaffrey is the author who started me reading on dragon. The Dragons of Pern is my oldest bok.

    2386 days ago
    yay! dragons! I once dreamed I was talking to a black dragon emoticon
    2387 days ago
    very interesting facts about you, you sound like a fun SCARY person LOL
    2387 days ago
    How cool to learn all this stuff about you. Very interesting. And I'm with you on the whale-boat-ramming and saving-the-baby-seals things! :)

    - Michelle
    2387 days ago
    Love it.

    Halloween is my favorite also.
    And I'd love to know how you figure accounting has nothing to do with math? I've done the books for a few businesses. I love the new software you can use, and yes, there is minimal math. But it helps to understand the basics of math....
    2387 days ago
    love it.. the humingbird especially. When I was in undergrad for about a week a hummingbird "walked" with me for a couple of blocks to school. I was a little sad when my friend stopped coming with me.
    2387 days ago
    This is a great challenge! emoticon Thank you for sharing about yourself:)
    2387 days ago
    I wish you could come and collect the snakes that are around my house, I am very scared of them. I like your list, so interesting. I have a hummingbird that I have to watch. We went nose to nose out side and once I almost swatted it because it was behind me and I thought it was a bug, now I know to look first.
    2387 days ago
  • JSPIN74
    i liked learning all of this about sound so awesome...& what i knew beforehand was already pretty great ;)
    2387 days ago
    Very interesting facts about you. I admire anyone who has a liking for snakes & spiders as I hate them. I love to fish, though. LOL
    You need to finish those novels and see about getting them published!!!
    Awesome story about the hummingbird!!! We love them!! Have 4 or 5 feeders out every year. They are so fascinating!!!
    2387 days ago
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