I like to say I am an open book, but even some of my closest friends don’t know “everything” about me. Can you relate?
It’s been a while since I’ve written any content for The Texas Homemaker blog, as part of my new sense of renewal, I’ve signed up for a 31 day challenge.
What’s the challenge you ask?
It’s the “write 500 words a day challenge”. I’ve always (secretly) wanted to be a writer, which is one reason I started the blog. As you will quickly find out; Hemingway, Elizabeth Barrett Browning or Shakespeare, I am not.
- I was not the kid who kept a diary. I didn’t want my secrets to find their way into the hands of someone else (not that I had ghastly secrets or anything, I was just that private)
- I was not the teenager who wrote love songs or poems to the boys that I longed for
- I loathed, complained and hated English class (I did however, love to conjugate verbs)…I know. I know. Silly Mimi.
But as an adult, I want to write what I know and what I am passionate about. Well…without keeping my deepest darkest secrets in a diary.
So back to the assignment (ahem. challenge) I thought it might be fun to list out 25 “worthless fun facts” (as I call them at my house) as an introduction to who exactly is behind this blog. This is different then the offical “about me” page, it’s the more fun, animated, quirky side of me. And (that’s a big A.N.D.) fulfill the assignment.
So here you have it…warts and all. (no warts, I killed the only one I had with duck tape…no joke!)
- I am a multi-tasker, through and through, always trying to do 2 things at once. I can’t even watch TV without doing something else.
- I don’t like capital letters. Now they are fine and dandy to start a sentence or even someone’s name. But…titles (for my blog photography), general writing and note taking…..little letters all the way.
- Except the letter R.R is the only letter I like to capitalize. Think about the word homemaker (all the letters will be lowercase, with the exception of the R).I know your shaking your head and wondering what the heck. As I type this, I have a slight grin, because it sounds as funny in writing as it sounds while you read i
- While we are on grammar and spelling – I don’t like periods at the end of the sentence. I like the dot dot dot (…) or the ellipsis.I can see you shaking your head again. I know it makes no sense, but I like it because it kind of slows the reader down and can be used for dramatic pause… Or so I think so…did it work? Did you dramatically pause?
- I am the oldest of three girls; my mom named us with names that you couldn’t shorten, or give a nickname too. Well as smart (and maybe rebellious) as the three of us are, we all ended up with a nickname.Since I was 16, I was “chelle”. I signed all my crafts and cards ♥chelle.Now I am Mimi. I wear the honor proudly, like a scout badge. When my niece was little and learning our names, my sister “renamed” me from Chelle to Mimi.I love the name Mimi. I love being a Mimi and I love being called Mimi. (thanks to my sister for renaming me)
- I am a self-proclaimed creator-holic. I NEED to create constantly; creating nourishes my soul. Some days, I feel like I need a 12 step program. Other days…a bad day creating is better than a good day doing anything else. Except maybe winning the lottery. Yeah, that would be cool. I think. (frumph!)
- I don’t like the color yellow… or orange. nuff said. Oh! unless you’re a sweet pepper, then I love me some yellow and orange sweet peppers.
- I don’t like bright lights (I can read a book almost in the dark) and I don’t like loud sounds like the t.v. or music. (gawf…no loud music you ask? keep reading)
- I love to drive down the road with all the windows down (even in the 100+ degree Texas summer), wind blowing in my hair and the music loud. Yes loud, but don’t tell anyone 🙂
You’ll know it’s me cause I will be singing proudly and… slightly off key.
- I think in 3D images and for text it’s outline and bullet form. Nope not even kidding. I can usually deconstruct something in my mind and see how it is layered together (helps when I am drawing or creating a pattern).
When I think of words… 9 times out of 10 – it’s in outline or bullet form. My brain just processes it better that way and it takes no effort on my part.
- I can tell if something is off within an 1/8″ of inch just by looking at it. If a picture is off centered, it screams at me.
- My mind never stops, even when I dream. I dream in complete color and it looks like I am “in a movie”. I usually wake up exhausted because I am always doing something all consuming in my dream.
Now if that would just “qualify” as exercise, I’d be tickled pink. And, a size 4.
- Speaking of sizes, I still wear a size 8. I do too. I wear a size 8 ring. tee hee hee.
- I have a really bad potty mouth. No excuses, no apologies. Just who I &^#%@^! am.
- I am a dog person. There I said it. Aloud. For everyone to read.
- I am the oldest of three girls. I take that responsibility very seriously. I am the Julia Sugarbaker of the family, but somedays I just want to be either Charlene or Suzanne.
I love the fiestyness and saucyness of these women. All strong in their own right. Fighting to be heard, seen and respected.
Not afraid to speak their mind, stand up for what is right and do the right thing; because it’s the right thing.
CHARLENE:”It’s ok. Just remember, you don’t have to take this, cuz we’re the rowdy girls, remember?”
If you don’t get the reference check out Designing Women on IMDB (*Affiliate link)
- I’ve never seen a single episode of the bachelor, the bachelorette, dancing with the stars, or survivor. I don’t feel the least bit phased by it either.
- I am a hugger who loves to laugh until I cry and kiss until my lips are chapped.
- I have quit 3 jobs (without other jobs) completely on ethics and principals. I don’t regret either choice. It made me who I am and something better always came along.
- I always wanted to be a stay-at-home, PTA attending, car-pooling, lunch making mom, house full of screaming kids mom. Just wasn’t in the cards.
- I have zero tolerance for liars and cheaters. I can wipe ’em out of my life in a snap.
Life is too short to be surrounded by people who don’t respect you enough to tell you the truth…OR… can’t be trusted.
- I sneak and hide healthy food in other foods. (gawf!)
If you come to my house and are eating a red sauce (or meatloaf) chances are pretty good, your also eating ground up liver.
Oh stop it. You can’t taste it. I promise. Just ask all those people who left my table stuffed full, exclaiming “man, I am stuffed that was GOOD!”
Try it. I bet you get away with it too 🙂
- I believe in God and pray several times a day. I start and end each prayer with the “Our Father”, but I don’t go to church.
- I am thankful everyday for a man who loves me and is blind to my self-imposed faults, has my back and is proud to call me his wife.
I miss my dad everyday.
I am in awe of my mom and proud of where she’s come and how much she’s accomplished. A true example of strength, determination and trusting your gut. Always trust in your gut.
My sisters are two of my best friends, who always have my back…even when we don’t see eye-to-eye.
And little “s”, I love her so much it hurts.
So in a nut shell, I am Mimi (previously chelle) a little letter loving, loud mouth, liver hiding, creator-holic.
I love my family and God. I’m a little weird, but a trusted friend and loved one.
I like to belly laugh until I cry.
Oh, and in life; don’t forget “…we don’t have to take this, cuz we’re the rowdy girls, remember?”
This was an interesting exercise that forced me into some much needed reflection.
I hope that you enjoyed my “worthless fun facts” and even laughed a time or two.
Oh! P.S. Here are two bonus facts…
- I’ve known my BFF for over 40 years. We met in elementary school waiting for the bus. We’ve been friends ever since.
Except that time my mom got sick of us fighting and told me I couldn’t be friends with her until we could learn to get along. shaking my head too funny how it sounds when you relive the memory but how tramatizing it was when it was happening.
- I am ambidextrous. I can write upside down and backwards with my left hand.
BTW, I didn’t say it was beautiful handwriting, but it is legible.
Any other ambidextrous folks out there?
What is your “weirdest” fun fact?
Can you write 25 fun facts about yourself? Did you discover anything new?
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