10 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Every time I read an US Weekly (yes, it’s my guilty pleasure) I always read the piece where celebrities tell “Things You Don’t Know About Me.”  I have always thought “how do they just come up with these things?”  I am sure I have odd quirks but when put on the spot to come up with them, I blank.  So, in honor of my birthday and just for the fun of it, I started writing them down to see how many funny things I could come up with.  Some of you may know them, some of you may not.  Enjoy!
  1. I simply can’t put more than one stick of butter in a recipe. It just seems like too much fat otherwise. Although I have no problem eating food with more than one stick of butter.
  2. I hate when people spell words with a “K” rather than how they are supposed to be spelled with a “C”.  Examples: kreative, krazy, skool.
  3. I like to get the mail first and I get really annoyed if anyone else reads my mail first, like flipping through my magazines.
  4. I sleep with earplugs.  I used to have to sleep with a fan on, so I think this is an improvement.  I also can hear the first cry from children even through the earplugs.  Elliott, who doesn’t sleep with them, won’t wake up until after 20 minutes of crying.
  5. I have to make the bed before I can get into it.  If it’s midnight, I will still make it – and then get into bed.  Nice smooth sheets.  Ahhhhh!
  6. My least favorite chore is cleaning the high chair tray.
  7. My favorite chores are folding laundry and snapping green beans; they can both be done sitting on the couch, watching TV.
  8. Although I read all types of books, I prefer to read non-fiction books.  My most recent favorite are Unbroken and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  9. Given a choice of candy, I will always choose the gummy candy.  Sour gummy worms?  Yes please.
  10. I can play the piano by sight reading music, but not by ear.  (Elliott can play by ear though, so we make a good pair.)


Jennifer B said...

This was so fun to read. Some I did know but most I didn't. So my question is if it calls for more butter what do you use? Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tracy said...

Jennifer, I bet I know the answer to this: we just don't make the recipe! Either that, or make it for a potluck or something where you know you won't be the one to eat it.

Wow, Sarah, we are scarily alike on numbers 2 & 5. May I add "Kum & Go" to the list on #2? So obnoxious!!! The worst is when it's a product aimed at a kid--how is that supposed to teach them to spell??? Because I knew #6, I think about you every time I clean up after Jessie and wonder why you detest this chore so much. To me, cleaning up the hair/face/hands is much more mundane...

And the reason you like non-fiction books is because you're the smartest person I know and I will always think that :) These lists are totally fun and I love this kind of stuff.
Love you!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I did know alot of these....but I did not know that you love gummy candy! If you are ever able to come visit I will be sure to stock up! :)
I had to laugh at your annoyance at "c" words being spelled with a k. That is krazy annoying. Ha, ha, couldn't resist!