Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Seven Random Things

Yes, I'm a sucker for memes. Liz tagged me for Seven Random Things. Here I go:

1. I have a completely irrational fear of city squirrels. They creeeeeeeep me out when they come too close! They are just weird and twitchy and too friendly for my liking. Ish. (This is coming from a girl who once held a dozen slugs in her hand. So I'm not easily creeped out or anything.) I do like the sweet, small red squirrels that live in northern MN, however -- they are cute, and also know how to maintain a safe distance. :)

2. I am obsessed with ginger. Like, obsessed. Ginger candy, ginger cookies, ginger tea, ginger-based soups, ginger ice cream, etc. If you catch me knawing on a hunk of fresh ginger, promise me you'll slap me upside the head!

3. I have had three favorite colors in my life. When I was small, I liked pink. Somewhere around middle school, my favorite color abruptly switched to blue. Blue persisted until a couple of years ago, when it slowly morphed into green. Strange!

4. I took a dozen years of piano lessons growing up, but have barely played since high school. In fact, I struggle reading bass clef these days! Travesty! I hope to someday own a piano, and can get back to playing.

5. I love driving, I like cars, but I hated owning one. So I donated my car a couple of years ago, and haven't looked back. I hope a LONG time passes before I have to own a car again!

6. I haven't worn makeup in over two years. A couple of weeks ago, I went through my medicine cabinet and finally threw it all away!! It was very liberating. :)

7. I have a weakness for soft, fuzzy, cute pajamas. Especially pajamas with stripes, polka-dots, or critters of any sort. (Except squirrels, obviously -- refer back to #1.)

Hope that was random enough!


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Great facts!!! I too took TONS of piano lessons, but I can't read sheet music!! I taught myself how to play, basically, by ear.

J said...

Great random facts. I'm happy to know that I'm not the only one who doesn't wear makeup. I never really have either - I would go through a phase where I would want to feel more "girlie", go buy some, wear it once and then it would sit. I haven't bought makeup in years.

(And and I have two favorite colors - green and brown - yes brown, I know it is weird, but I LOVE the color brown.)

Anonymous said...

Catherine, since you love ginger and the North Shore (though I don't know if you're in to alcoholic beverages, but if you are . . .) next time you're in Duluth, try a Blooody Mary at Hell's Kitchen -- major ginger experience! Sill love your blog!--Karen

Anonymous said...

Those were certainly very random facts...I didn't know you loved to drive! I loathe it. I seriously HATE driving with a passion! Any time you want to borrow my car, feel free :o)


funwithyourfood said...

well i'm impresed by your no make up rule... that is great.. i don't wear much often but I like to on job interviews, 1st dates, things of that nature :)

Rural Vegan said...

I also cannot read sheet music but can play the piano. Maye you, VeggieGirl, and I should start a club, ha!