I got tagged by my beautiful sister in blogosphere Afrobella to post five things that me that I've never discussed on my blog. It took me a while to get around to this because I couldn't think of five things about me that anyone would care to know. I usually find it pretty easy to write about movies, music, and bullshit but it was quite a challenge for me to talk about myself. Here goes:
1. I am DEATHLY afraid of snakes, ladybugs, raccoons, and rats!
I can't even watch these creatures on tv. I will never own genuine snakeskin belts, shoes, or purses (besides it's tacky as hell). Raccoons are some of the most horrifying creatures on this Earth. One morning while leaving for work I saw two in my backyard and in two years I have REFUSED to park my car back there, I just leave it in the driveway. And don't get me started on mice, I once moved from an apartment because I saw one.
2. I don't take personal compliments well.
Every time someone compliments me on my personal appearance, I feel the need to offset it with something negative, don't ask me why but I'm trying to work on that. For example:
Complimenter: You are very pretty.
Me: Thank you, but you should have seen what I looked like before I put myself together.
If someone compliments me on my work or accomplishments, I take it very well but personal compliments always throw me off.
3. I have no desire to visit warm-climate, sandy beach vacation spots
The thought of sand between my toes makes my stomach queasy! My idea of a perfect vacation would be somewhere that has interesting architecture like Prague or Italy. Japan is my ultimate vacation spot, it's the place I want to visit the most before I die, Ibiza would be second choice.
4. I cannot STAND raw veggies
With the exception of the usual suspects that come in the average salad, I cannot stomach raw veggies. Yes I know, they are good for you blah, blah but I at least need to have them steamed to enjoy them. Things such as raw carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, greens peppers cannot be covered in enough ranch dressing for me to eat it, they will sit untouched.
5. I became a mother for the first time in my late teen years
I beat the odds by going to college and obtaining a degree not too long after my child was born. I also beat the odds that says most teen mothers will have a second child within two years of the first child. My kids are eleven years apart and the second child was was planned and thought about from start to finish. No abortions or miscarriages in between! I am not an advocate of teen motherhood but I will say that if it happens, it is not the end of the world and it should not deter a young woman from seeking a better life for herself and her child. It can be done, it's just much harder.
Voila! Five totally random facts about me and I'll even throw in three bonuses
***I love everything old; that includes old music, old clothes, old movies, and old people. I'm a thrift-store junkie!***
***I have a fear of entering a crowded room alone, that's why I'm usually super-early to social functions***
***If I were super-rich, my dream pet would be a chimpanzee. I'd dress it up in cute little clothes like it were my own child***
Now it is my duty to tag some of my other favorite bloggers to post five random facts of their own: James, Jayspice, Nikki, Saun, and Blk Grl
My best buddy in blogosphere Dareal was bad enough to post 25 random facts about herself a while ago...she's always trying to show everybody up dang (rolls eyes)! haha
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