Tuesday, May 6, 2008


How to play this game of tag: Post these rules on you blog. List: 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions, 3 random surprising facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

3 Joys:
1 - My family. I have the most adorable girls and amazing husband (he’s adorable too, but prefers me to use adjectives like "manly" and "ruggedly handsome" for him instead of adorable). I love spending time with them and just listening to them laugh!
2 - Being able to stay at home with my girls. It’s wonderful to let them be my sole focus rather than being torn between them and my staff/residents.
3 - “Me time.” The few minutes a day in which I can read, watch TV, cross stitch, or heaven forbid, go to the bathroom, alone.

3 Fears:
1- Spiders. I’ve been afraid of them since I was little, and it isn’t changing anytime soon, regardless of Ahenobarbus’ “interventions.”
2- Driving in heavy traffic in big cities, especially cities I am unfamiliar with. I prefer to let Ahenobarbus drive while I navigate.
3- The dark. Yes, I am a 30-something adult who is still afraid of the dark.

3 Goals:
1- To raise confident, loving, self-aware girls.
2- To read all of the books on the Modern Library’s “100 Best Novels” lists (both the Board’s List and the Reader’s List).
3- To read enough on the 4th Crusade/Medieval European History that I can have intelligent conversations with Ahenobarbus and his colleagues as they progress through the program.

3 Current Obsessions:
1- Ben and Jerry’s Crème Brule ice cream - a very dangerous obsession.
2- My new-to-me car: a 2004 Honda Accord with a moon roof. Beemer and I have both become attached to driving around town with the windows down, the roof open and the radio turned up.
3- Numb3rs. I’ve been hooked since the first season and still wait anxiously for my weekly dose.

3 Random/Surprising Facts about Myself:
1- I love to clean and organize anything and everything (I know this isn’t surprising for those of you who know me well, but it is random).
2- I can remember contextual elements of conversations (where I was, general points of the conversation, emotions involved, etc.) but not word for word sentences, unless I write them down immediately. This makes me a horrible joke teller.
3- I love artichokes. I had never had one until Ahenobarbus and I got married. Now, they are my favorite veggie and I never turn down artichoke hearts in ANY form!

I tag Rachel, Tracy, Lajuana, Kate, Carolyn and anyone else who wants to share!


Rachel said...

I am petrified of the dark too. Especially if I'm in the dark outside, I run as fast as I can into the building and get a little prickle down my spine because I'm sure a bear or a rapist is after me. I also am a HUGE fan of artichokes!! They are the best veggie ever...not really a veggie, more like a delicacy or a desert. WOW.

WildBound said...

You guys have a new honda?!

Wiberg 5 said...

Congrats on the car! Dustin and I are both afraid of the dark (although he more than me). I'm afraid of a rapist or serial killer, he's afraid of aliens.