Sunday, February 03, 2008

Six useless facts about me

My old college friend Mo tagged me with a meme.

The rules:

1) Link to the person that tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog.
3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
4) Tag at least three people at the end of your post and link to their blogs.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6) Let the fun begin!

#1 I'm a two-footed driver. I know you're supposed to use your right foot for both braking and accelerating, but I use my left foot for braking. (You know what's tricky? Using your left foot for both pedals. I had to do that when my right foot hurt, and it was incredibly non-ergonomic.)

#2 One of my worst procrastinations is putting off making those practical phone calls that need to be made—like scheduling appointments. Once I'm actually on the phone, it's totally fine and not at all stressful, so why do I put it off?

#3 I grew up in a suburb that was about 20% black, a teeny amount Asian and Latino, and mostly white; with busing, the schools were mostly white, about a third black, and a smidgen other. Growing up somewhere really homogeneous seems foreign and exotic and a little scary to me.

#4 I prefer natural fibers like cotton and cashmere (though I loathe itchy wool) and cannot abide and crappy acrylic. I make a huge exception to the preference for natural fibers when it comes to fleece. Polartec, microfleece, and all the finer grades of polyester fleece are wondrous and comfy (if a bit staticky on withdrawal from the dryer)—but shouldn't I feel just a smidgen guilty that they're made from petroleum? And microfiber undies—smooth and comfy, and I love 'em, but I think they're derived from oil too.

#5 I'm a hot-blooded mama. I hate to feel hot and I hate to sweat. If I had to choose between 0° and 100°, I'll bundle up and take the 0°. Coats that are extra-warm—made from alpaca, say—are of no interest to me.

#6 I still chew my nails (and so does my son—his own nails, that is). I'm still waiting for the cure. Do you have a cure?

I thought about not tagging anyone, but let's see if we can't pry into the secrets of Jay, Narya, and Psycho Kitty.


Mo said...

Wow, you are fast with these! I also procrastinate making calls for appointments and have a few a should be making right now. (Of course, you knew me when I procrastinated just about everything, so that shouldn't be much of a surprise).

Jay said...

Actual brand-name Polarfleece is made from recycled soda bottles, so cuddle up and enjoy without guilt. I'm figuring out what I'm going to say (which is hard, since EVERYTHING about me is important).

Feral Mom said...

I am a life-long nail biter, which most of the time doesn't bother me, but which DOES make it hard to peel things. If someone knows a cure, please share it here!