Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Not So Serious

-  I have a thing for the color purple.  No, not the movie, the color.  The crazy thing is I never thought I did.  If you ask me I will tell you I don’t really like it. Yea, I am lying to myself I love it and it’s as close to pink as I will get.
-  I cuss my cat in German yet I really don’t know German.  No seems to be the word we use most in this house so one night I sat here and said no to her in every language I could think of until she responded…German it was! In my defense, I am actually thinking about learning German for work.  
-  Speaking of cussing, I cuss like a sailor, a really good sailor too. 
-  My Texas accent is proportionate to the amount of alcohol I consume.  The more I drink the more it comes out.
-  I don’t eat artificial sweeteners.  For the longest I was a Diet Coke junkie and then I decided to go cold turkey.  Let me just say DAMN it’s like coming off of crack.  But I have been clean for a while and now if I eat anything that has it in it I can taste it and it is nasty.  The hardest part was not drinking my Starbucks without it.  Yea I know I can use full sugar and all that but…..
-  If artificial sweeteners are like crack then sugar is like speed and thus I REALLY limit the amount of processed sugar I eat.  Oh you knew it was coming.  I try to eat as clean as possible.  Agave nectar, honey, succant, and all that new age BS.  I know it seems stupid but I actually can tell a difference.  Notice though I said TRY.  I still crave sweets like no ones business but I try to stay good as long as possible and then binge once a month.  Donuts are ALWAYS off limits.
-  I am not a good house keeper.  My house isn’t like Hoarder’s bad, in fact it is relatively clean but it is hard for me to do it.
-  I love to dress up but I love my sweats and pjs too.  If I am at home, I am in  the slob gear.
-  I have a growing collection on Chucks aka Converse.  But only lo-tops. I used to wear them to work when I worked a job that I could wear jeans to.  Now I keep them out of the office and only for the weekends.  Oh, growing up is a bitch!
-  I am not in love with Sex in the City.  I never had cable when it was on so I never watched it.  I have watched a few episodes and the movie but I just never flipped over it.
-  I have no pictures in my house up.  I even have an empty frame sitting on my coffee table! UPDATE: I have pictures on the walls!!  And that frame, yep it has one too.  But, it is one of a cloud at the beach and not a person but still).
-  I might not like shopping too much but I LOVE surfing online for clothes…I could probably get to enjoy shopping but I am scared I will like it too much. UPDATE:  Personal shopping ROCKS!!!  That is my vice.  I still hate going to any store except for my fav, Nordstrom but I am getting better.

About Me

I love to just be me and relax.  When I do anything, I want to do it to the best of my ability. This causes me to be scared to do anything because I don’t think I can do it perfect.  It sucks.  I get over it, life goes on.
Cooking is something I do to relax and de-stress.  Baking is fun, but I can’t eat what I bake or else my ass would be bigger than a barn so I steer clear. Spa days are God’s gift to a hard week.  I could spend a fortune being pampered.  I love making my house feel like a home.  I have spent years trying to find my personal house style and it is getting close to being nailed down….today.  Travel is a great thing.  Give me surf, sand, and sun and I am all over it.
I like the tomboy things.  I am one with my cars.  I love to work my my cars, just be in the garage and get dirty.  I also love to drive fast.  My outlet is the track.  I participate in track days and HPDE's at least monthly.  If I could, I would do it every week.  I race a diesel, granted it isn't a R18 or anything but hey, it's a start.  Plus, it is a great conversation starters and stops the guys in their tracks when I get passes in.  I look at pictures of cars like some girls look at wedding pictures.  I actually like yard work and digging in the dirt, but I never do it because I think I will suck (see first paragraph). 
I like intellectual things.  I have been in school more years than not.  I finally got my MBA last year after 1o years in it.  To put up with that much school, you have to enjoy learning.  I love to read.  I have a growing love of math.  It is like working a puzzle.  This is a love that has come later in life. If I am not learning, I am not happy.  People think this love of learning makes me too serious.  I think it makes me smart and I like being smart.  I love to travel and see historic places.
I like musical things.  I am a killer sax player.  Always have.  Music is my soundtrack to life.  I will listen to just about anything.  I appreciate all music, I like most music, I love a lot of music.  I sing like a cat with it’s tail being pulled (yes, I know this for a fact). Because of this, I only sing in the car…alone. You have to get me pretty drunk to do karaoke.
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