Steph, who writes so eloquently on Diapers and Divinity picked little old me to tell eight random things about myself. My usual response to these sorts of things is a grunt and then I try and forget about it. But I really like what Steph has to say on her blog and I feel kind of special that she wanted to know more about me....
Here are the things my blogger friends would never find out about me unless I told them in a "Random Things you don't know about me" post. I have done the 25 Random Things on Facebook, so I am cheating with a few of these and just copying! It still didn't help me finish these eight random things in less than a day.
1. I have played the piano since I was seven years old. Rephrase: I have played the piano not so very well since I was seven years old. Even though I lose my place, play on average one hundred wrong notes per song and probably play way too fast, I have still been asked to play for each different ward I have attended. It's excruciating.
2. LQ was born on a Sunday evening. It turns out I was at church that morning playing the organ. A rumour went around the congregation that I am so dedicated to my calling as ward organist, that I was in LABOUR while playing the organ. I did absolutely nothing to dismiss that rumour. Don't tell anyone it's not true - I like to think I am more righteous than I really am.
3. I met Dal on www.ldslinkup.com. I promise, it isn't as creepy as it sounds! My dad was on a job exchange in Canada and my friend had just "helped" me sign up so I could see all the "hotties" that were online. Only a couple of months earlier, Dal's friend had insisted he sign up too. I think we were both pretty lucky to even find each other. Because I was traveling and not tied to any particular job, I was able to move down to Orem, UT and spend a good five months with him before getting engaged and moving to different countries (he to China, me back to Australia).
4. I am afraid to have a second child. Not because I am scared of the pregnancy and child birth (although they are both not so very nice), I just don't know if I am capable of raising more than one child on so little sleep. I get VERY cranky when I don't have enough sleep.
5. I have not read Twilight and I choose NOT to see the movie. I am sure that if I were not so stubborn I would enjoy it, just like everyone else. But when the first novel came out, I wasn't interested, so why should I be interested now even with all the hype?
6. In my other life, I was an Events Coordinator. It was mostly Engineering Conferences that I had the pleasure of organising, so I believe I can now call myself an expert in Engineering. I can also give you a few unnecessary facts about Soybeans and Maize, but only if you twist my arm.
7. I can NOT stand clutter and mess, but will do anything to avoid doing dishes and folding clothes, including every other house job under the sun. I have also been known to go more than two days without a shower, but that is only since having LQ. I have since recognised that this may be a quiet epidemic amongst mothers.
8. It has taken me too long to get to number eight. It is just a lot of effort to think of random things that are interesting and that do not reveal the side of me that shouldn't be introduced to society at all. Here is my proper number eight: When I finished my 25 Random things on Facebook (and let's face it, those random things were indeed a poor effort), I received this insane feeling of pleasure as I tagged 25 more friends to catch this "Random" bug that is flying around the world. I guess it is true: Misery really does love company.