1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them that you’ve tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.
My 11 Randoms
- From the ages of 5 until roughly 17, I hated dresses. Be it nervousness about having the hems pulled up over my head, as happened in preschool shortly before my decision to swear them off, or their interference with my otherwise athletic lifestyle, they were not my thing. But as I matured, and started to see them as a way of life for women (and a great alternative to having to make sure my shirt and pants matched), I’m coming around.
- Related point: I match my undergarments to what’s being worn over them. Yes, that means I have many different colors of underwear. And no, I don’t know why I do this.
- I love classical music. Legitimately, and in a nerdy fashion. I listen to it in my office at work, while I read or study, and often just for fun. In fact, if I’m watching a movie I particularly like the score for, I will hum the score where most people would just say lines.
- I have been a movie buff since I was very young. Like Don Draper, I “see everything”. Favorites include An American in Paris (all time) and A Beautiful Mind/Midnight in Paris (made in my lifetime)
- I have a hate/love relationship with running. I say that because I hated it first. I started running cross country in the seventh grade. The younger, huskier version of me absolutely detested it. But as I got older and wanted to avoid coming an even huskier version of myself, I took it up and expected to endure it. But I did more than endure it, I loved it.
- Part of the reason I hated it so much was the toll that it took on my joints. As a former dancer and gymnast, I have problems with both knees, my left ankle and left shoulder. It’s complicated other sports, but running was the only sport that I’ve ever cared to resolve these problems for.
- As the above might indicate, I am a sports lefty but a natural righty.
- I love to travel, but have not done it as much as I’d like since college. I’d like to explore more of the US, and am looking for any opportunity to do so soon.
- I am an avid reader, and have been since I started reading at age 3 and a half. Yep, you read that right. Favorite book? The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain. Least favorite book: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (which I strongly maintain is because of the way it was taught).
- I have worn glasses at two separate points in my life. From ages 2-6, I wore glasses to correct eye drift, a common ailment of babies born prematurely, as I was. At 6, I was told that I didn’t need them anymore. But after having trouble driving at night, I went back to the doctor at 22, where I was told that I should have been wearing them all along. Whoops. However, they are only corrective in one eye. So if anyone finds a retailer that has a monocle, let me know. I’ve been looking for ages.
- I hated chocolate until I was 21. Now I love it. Life’s weird sometimes.
And now, to answer the questions posed by Megan:
And now, for those who get the task next…here’s what you’ll have to answer:
- What was your favorite toy as a child?
- What was your favorite movie as a child?
- Who do you talk to first when you have a problem?
- What is your least favorite vegetable?
- What makes you smile?
- What makes you frown?
- What is your favorite smell?
- Where is your favorite place in the world?
- How do you take “yourself” to your office (in what ways are you most yourself at work)?
- What actor or actress would play you in your life story?
- What actor or actress would play your best friend in your life story?