Saturday, October 9, 2010

25 Things About Me

25 Things About Me- someone sent this challenge to me.  I think it has been passed around for awhile now, but if you have not participated before try it.  It is kind of fun.

  1. For two summers we lived in a yurt without running water or electricity.  It was peaceful and I grew really strong.

  1. Flying scares me, but I lived out in the bush anyway. I fly a lot in my dreams without a plane.

  1. The best  (and lowest paid) job I ever had, was working on an organic farm in Maryland.  I found an arrowhead and swore I heard horses that weren’t there.

  1. I was really jealous of the folks on the PBS show Pioneer House.  I wanted to be on Pioneer House.

  1. My son is the most resilient person I know.  I use his strength to focus me when I start to dramatize about little things. 

  1. I am afraid there will be an earthquake when I am in the Whittier tunnel.

  1. I am addicted to chocolate.  Stealing chocolate from my husband is the only current deviant behavior I have. 

  1. I really enjoy pestering my husband.  He hates it, but sometimes I just can’t stop. 

  1. I talk to my sisters at least once a week.  I would not be who I am without them.

  1. Bears scare the crap out of me.  Especially when they are on my deck.

  1. I have to accomplish something every day or I get an unsettled feeling at the end of the day.  My husband does not feel or share that need.

  1. I was once chased by a moose.   I still get nervous when I run into one in the woods.  It is almost an irrational fear, but if you have seen a 2000-pound animal ready to kick your butt you would understand.

  1. The Appalachian Mountains and people who live there fascinate me. 

  1.  A student told me today  “You know Mrs. O’Brien.  You are not ­really that old."  I took that as a compliment.

  1. I consider traveling to Kazakhstan to meet our child one of the most defining moments of my life. 

  1.  When I look at photos from our 4 month trip to meet our son, I am filled with joy and sadness at the same time.

  1. I can be difficult.

  1. I wish I knew more about my childhood, before my memory bank began.  My first word, temperament, curiosities.

  1. If I had to choose my strongest friend it would be my sisters (that makes it a triple tie).

  1. Facebook makes me miss people.  Some say it is living in the past I think of it as honoring all that was once and still is you.

  1. Jonathan is the kindest person I know.

  1. I dream of being rich and owning a town.  I would be the mayor and you all would be invited to live there.

  1. If someone is mean, rude or dishonest to me it is important that I try to help them understand that this is so.  I am sure they really appreciate this interaction.

  1. I make jewelry.

  1. I have walked the beaches of the Caspian Sea


  1. I really enjoyed reading this! I also have 3 sisters and have had those flying dreams! Good to meet you! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. I love your 25 things. I wanted to be on pioneer house as well...also the two Australian series that were similar. Actually I still day dream about what it would have been like doing it.
    I think I would be nervous faced with a moose as well!