A while back, the “random facts about me” meme was going around the web (and perhaps it’s still going around and just hasn’t made its way back). But I’m stuck for things to write about today. Well, that’s not true. I was going to write a post about religion and coming out but I fear that if I get into that subject I’ll spend the next four hours typing it out. So, I’ll save that for another day.
Instead, I’ve decided to come up with (an additional) 20 Random Things About Me, partly because lists are fun, but mostly because they tend to inspire other people to make lists as well, and I really like reading other people’s lists.
So here we go.
20 Random Things About Me
- I still don’t have my driver’s license. I intend to get it one of these days, but haven’t gotten around to it.
- I love (love) getting to know people but I’m terrible at it. I’m often too shy to ask questions, which I think makes it seem like I don’t care, when it’s actually the opposite.
- I don’t get angry easily or very often and when I do get angry, it doesn’t last very long.
- I am, however, really passionate about certain subjects and have been known to go off into ranting monologues about them. These subjects include: racism, homophobia, and general human stupidiy.
- February and March are generally bad months for me. I tend to retreat and I become less social than usual. Come April, I’m back to normal.
- When I was younger, I used to sleepwalk. I’d sometimes wake up in other places of the house. Sometimes I wouldn’t wake up at all but my mom would tell me how they’d found me elsewhere in the house doing one thing or another. The thought is kind of creepy.
- I hate flying. I am always convinced that the plane is going to crash.
- I have an office supplies fetish. I can’t stop myself from buying excessive amounts of pens, folders, notebooks, etc.
- The first book I ever loved was The Witches by Roald Dahl.
- I wanted to be a ninja when I grew up.
- English isn’t my first language, but we did learn some English in school. I was 8 when I learned the word “library” but I thought the teacher said “liberry” and it sounded to me like something delicious and fruity. The teacher took us to another building and a lady read to us from a book. I sat there impatiently waiting for them to pass out the liberries because I was really hungry. Suddenly, it was time to go, and I turned to someone in my class and asked them when we were getting the liberries. They looked at me like I’d grown three heads. It was then I understood that “liberry” was actually the English word for biblioteca. I was really disappointed.
- English was my least favorite subject in school before the age of 11. After the age of 11, it became my favorite.
- I used to be good at math, and then I met Algebra.
- Sometimes I wear mismatched socks. Not because I’m trying to make a statement about individuality, but because I am too lazy to pair them up correctly.
- I have never broken a bone. I probably just jinxed myself.
- I am very curious about the nature of friendship and where people draw the line between “friend” and “random person they met and occasionally talk to.” I used to agonize about calling someone a friend because I worried they’d think I was deluded or desperate. I don’t worry about this so much any more. If I call someone a friend it’s because they are special to me.
- I don’t know that I believe in love at first sight, but I believe that we’re pulled toward people and that there are people we’re meant to meet.
- I would really love to work on a TV series or web series some day.
- I love to laugh and am very easily amused. Very. Easily.
- One of my favorite things about having some of my work online is that it lets me meet people from all over the world. Since I’m shy, this works well. I always feel grateful when anyone tries to get to know me.