In the interest of sharing more of myself, here's a bunch of random facts about me:
As soon as I finish my degree and get a job, I'm using some of my hard earned money to pay someone else to clean the house.
I can't keep my mouth shut. I once asked a group of the cool kids: "Does your mother let you out of the house wearing that much make-up?" A friend told me the next day that they were planning to jump me, and not in a good way. I've never been able to not speak up when I think someone is being bullied. I think it's because I was bullied a lot when I was a kid. I tend to internalize things. This tragic inability to keep my mouth shut still gets me in trouble.
I was the weird kid.
I'm still the weird kid.
I think I'm funny. This is good because I'm my most constant audience.
It drives me crazy the way Monkey finds nudity so funny. I'll be trying to get him ready for his bath and we'll be getting nowhere because he's bent over, helpless with laughter, because his brother has taken off his clothes to get in the tub. "Naked! Naked Buddy! Naked! Bwahahah." I try to explain that it's not funny or unusual for a person to be naked in the bath, but I don't think the concept has sunk in yet.
Batman is my favourite member of Justice League. I'm impressed how, even though he doesn't actually have super powers, he keeps up with the other members (the man of steel, the fastest man in the world, the guy with the endless supply of green alien power in his ring, an amazon princess who can fly, you get the picture) just because he's really smart, he works out and he rocks a well-stocked utility belt. Plus he's rich and mad hot. Not like superman, who's way too goody goody for my tastes.
I was angry and disappointed when California banned gay marriage. Really mad. I thought that decision was messed up. And wrong. Seriously, California, that is just wrong. I expected more from you.
I have a lot of family photos up on the walls, along with a lot of Japanese wood cut prints and vintage travel posters. My furniture is really studenty. I have ikea stuff and wooden bookshelves stuffed with books. My place is really cluttered and, often, quite dusty. I see your houses with your shiny hard wood floors and grown up furniture and I wonder if I'm missing a nesting gene or something. Your houses are lovely. I like mine, too, though. Now if I could just get over feeling apologetic about it.
I wanted to be a stand up comedian when I was a kid. I like being on stage. I'm good at public speaking. I suck at carrying on a face-to-face conversation with actual people. I'm backwards like that.
I like Hugh Jackman better when he's shirtless, with claws, kicking butt than when he's singing and dancing.
I like video games. My kids play video games. My kids are really good at video games. I really like what that's done for their self-esteem.
I've never tried drugs. I've never even held a cigarette. I don't drink much. I don't think it's evil to do any of the above, it's just not for me: Drugs scare me, cigarettes gross me out and the one time I got drunk, in university, I threw up all night. I hate throwing up. I do love a nice strong pink cosmo, though, and a cold beer is never a bad thing.
I'm not religious. I find religion interesting, as a culture and a belief system. Not just Christianity, all religion, any belief system. I once told some women I shared an office with that I wasn't religious. They asked me how I could have any morals. That was an ignorant and rude question. I don't need religion to have morals. Just so you know.
I like geeky guys. I have a huge crush on TJ Thyne.
I'm not attracted to tall men. I don't like to be towered over.
I married my high school boyfriend. I don't like anyone else as much as I like him. So there you have it. (So romantic, no?).
I am more than just the sum of my chores. I don't like being dismissed because I'm a 'housewife'. This happens to me at parties: "Hi Melanie. Nice to meet you. What do you do?" "I take care of my kids full time." "Oh. Hey look there's Sheryl. Talk to you later. Hey Sheryl! Wait up! Save me from this incredibly boring woman." or, worse: "Well, good for you!"
I like shopping and celebrity gossip and fashion and reality tv and chick flicks and chick lit. I like comic books and video games and dude movies and dick jokes. I like Jane Austen, and philosophy and anthropology and psychology and learning and reading and foreign films with subtitles and documentaries. I like Harry Potter and Facebook and YouTube and vampires. I like to paint and draw and crochet and make jewelry and write. I like coffee and chocolate cake and hamburgers and barbecues. I like salad and brussel sprouts and chicken breast. I like dumb stuff, I like smart stuff, I like girl stuff, I like guy stuff, I like kid stuff, I like popular stuff, I like stuff everyone else hates. I like variety.
I don't like pig-headed bigots, people who litter and people who don't let other people out in front of them in traffic.
I love CBC radio.
I enjoy my own company, except when I drive myself nuts.
I can be quite an anxious person. I try to keep my anxiety under control. I used to suffer from panic attacks. I don't like being stressed.
I'd rather be yelled at than lied to. At least then I can fight back.
I have a temper.
And I love your shoes.