▷ I've always enjoyed reading. The summer before fifth grade, I read the entire (original) Nancy Drew series: sometimes starting a book at breakfast and finishing it before dinner.
▷ My hair is naturally curly, but I was 25 years old before I learned how to style it correctly.
▷ I hate white bread because of the way it sticks to my teeth. Yuck.
▷ I went to an all-women's college for two years. It was one of the best experiences of my life, because it was there that I developed confidence in my academic abilities for the first time. If I ever have a daughter, I'd encourage her to do the same!
▷ I am obsessive-compulsive about planning for the future. For example, I have a basic outline of my editorial calendar for this blog for the next two or three months at all times. See? Obsessive.
▷ My mom and dad met in a square dancing club in the 70s, and I took lessons from the same club when I was younger. It was fun to dance with my dad as my partner for a while, though I never told my friends how much i enjoyed it (wink).
▷ I grew to love music in the era of Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, and New Kids on the Block. The year I entered sixth grade, Guns N' Roses released the Use Your Illusion series, and I was hooked. I started watching Headbanger's Ball on MTV (back when it was still about music, right?!), and 120 Minutes, which aired right after. One week after Use Your Illusion was released, Nirvana dropped the Nevermind album... the rest is history.
▷ When my sister and I are in public together, people approach us to tell us how much we look alike. Neither one of us agree with common consensus. We are polar opposites!
▷ I started drinking coffee when I was very small- sneaking sips from my Grandma's cup on Saturday mornings.
▷ My family was the first in our "circle" to have internet. My dad has always been pretty tech-savvy, and we always had computers. The first computer I remember learning was a Commodore 64. I've never considered myself particularly tech-smart, but now I realize that my ability to learn new things with ease can in some ways be attributed to my early exposure to computer technology.
▷ I don't do politics. I always see both sides of major issues and have a difficult time making firm decisions for one side or another.
▷ The first thing I noticed about Eric was his beard and the beautiful smile behind it. I hate it when he shaves for summer. My great-grandma has been purported to say that a man without a beard is like a boiled egg without salt and pepper. I think I would have got along with her famously!
▷ I pierced my eyebrow when I was in college, quite a while before body piercing became a "fad". Has anyone noticed that it's not so much a fad anymore? I'm so glad I never got that tattoo I wanted.
▷ This year, I bought my very first automatic transmission vehicle. Every car I've ever owned was a stick shift until now... I miss using my clutch foot. Sometimes growing a family requires sacrifices.
▷ I had rainbow hair in high school. I'm always tempted to do it again, but keeping hair dye looking fresh is hard work.
▷ I showed interest in photography when I was a teenager, but never imagined it'd become so integral to my life as an adult. I used to enjoy looking for things to photograph with my analog point-and-shoot camera, and I always had it with me. I replaced the old film camera with a digital point-and-shoot earlier than many folks did, but I still had no clue what I was doing. I never tried to delve deeper and learn about the science behind photography until I started blogging soon after Seth was born.
▷ I was homeschooled for the last two-and-one-half years of high school. I didn't get to go to prom or graduation. I turned out OK anyway.
▷ I purchased my first Apple computer before the release of Mac OS X, and I've been a loyalist ever since. I was still the last person in my family to own an iPhone.
▷ I left my "safe" track in college for a while to pursue training in interior design. The only reason I dropped out and went back to finish my Bachelor's degree is because the out-of-pocket expense for design school was too expensive. I'd go back in a heartbeat if I could afford it.
▷ I love to buy new notebooks and pens. I never fill a notebook from cover-to-cover, but the addiction remains.
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