Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Five Things

~Five things you don't know about me? That's hard, I'm not very mysterious...but I'll give it a go.

1. I have to count the steps whenever I go up or down a set of stairs.  No idea why, it doesn't ever change.  In our house, it's thirteen bc I count when you step onto the floor.  In case you're curious ;)

2. I had my first kiss at fourteen and it was absolutely perfect. I always feel like you're supposed to cringe whenever you think about your first kiss and be like 'it was so awful!!' but honestly, I wouldn't change a single thing about mine and I still remember every detail.  Is that weird? PS I did not attack my kiss like River.  I was the kissee, not the kisser.  Just so you know. 

3. I am addicted to reading horrible, tacky, Snape-centric Harry Potter fanfiction.  Apparently, the cheesier the better.  This is my most shameful secret.  I don't even know why I do it, but man do I love it.

4. I once dropped my phone and shattered the screen and needed to tell Angela how bad it was (bc I need to tell her every mundane detail of my day-to-day) so I took a screen shot.

Let that sink in.

5. I can't think of anything else that you don't know about me.  Starting to think I maybe overshare on this blog...

~Five things I'm knowledgeable about?  Or five things I pretend to be knowledgable about... Let's do this.

1. Smallpox.  I wrote my term paper in AP English about smallpox.  I was mildly obsessed before, but every since that paper in the eleventh grade, I have been OBSESSED.  Did you know, for example, that the word vaccination itself comes from smallpox? Because vacca means cow or some such and that's how the smallpox vaccine (the FIRST vaccine) got started, from cows who had cowpox.  And to show that it was safe and get everyone on board (bc apparently even in the 1700s there were stupid hipsters who didn't want to vaccinate) a Princess of Wales inoculated her kiddos.  Fun fact- that was a question on final jeopardy once.  Fifty points to me!

2. Twins.  Real twins, clones.  They fascinate me.  And terrify me.  Clones!! They're clones!!! They have the same DNA!! Isn't that like, the opposite of the point? Two organisms with the same DNA?!?! They have different fingerprints!! They can be mirror images of each other!! They're clones!! "There goes my identical twin sister! Just walking along, looking like me!!" I don't really know much about fraternal twins except that they're not any closer (genetically) than regular siblings but I have read a LOT of internet articles about real twins.  And if it's on the internet, you know it's true.  So I'm an expert.  Obvi.

3. Friends.  The show, not the people.  I'm fairly confident that I know every line of every episode until Monica and Chandler got married and it started to suck.

4. I am literally sitting here trying to think of ANYTHING that I know something about.  I'm coming up with big fat NADA.

~Five things I know nothing about.  Um, I know nothing about just about everything.  That sentence got away from me.

1. Geography.  I don't know anything about any sort of geography.  I can pick out maybe ten states on a map of America.  California Hawaii and Alaska.  Florida.  Michigan.  Texas.  Nevada. Maine. North and South Dakota (I think) and the Gulf coast.  That's about it.  Europe? Forget it.  I know Great Britain and France.  Russia.  Italy.

2. Math.  Math is stupid and hard and my brain doesn't work that way.  I can do basics with a pencil and paper, but nothing in my head.

3. Computers. Electronics in general. If something goes wrong and turning it off and back on doesn't fix it, I'm done.  Better order another one.  We're getting an Xbox for Christmas and God help us all.  It took me almost a week to find the power button my my MacMac in Guam.

4. Parenting.  Obviously.

5. History.  Megan's husband knows all about history and wars and things that used to happen and I'm very interested and wish I knew.  But there's so MUCH, I wouldn't even know where to start.  So I'll just study the back stories of Lost instead.  Sorted.

~Five things I believe.

1. I believe God sent his son to pay the price for my sins and that Jesus is the only thing keeping me from hell.

2. I believe that when it's over and all is said and done, Walking Dead will go down in history as the greatest show ever written.  Although Season Six is maybe going to make me rethink that.  Here's hoping Season Seven is the final season.

3. I believe that The Stand is the best book Stephen King ever wrote.

4. I believe that 'love is all you need' is the stupidest thing I've ever heard.  How about 'hard work and dedication is all you need.'  Or 'compromise and good listening skills is all you need.' Idiots.

5. And lastly, I just can't resist ;)
 "I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work. 

I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully. 

I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men. 

I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities. 

I believe in obedience to law because it protects the rights of all. 

I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all. 

I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by "doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God." 

And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it."
-George Petrie (1945)

Linking up with Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop with prompt #4: Five Things- List 5 things we don’t know about you, 5 things you’re knowledgeable about, 5 things you know nothing about, and 5 things you believe.


  1. a screen shot of your broken phone. man. good stuff. i'm so lucky.

  2. I'd have to respectfully disagree. Friends to the end! Love every episode of that show!! :)