Tagged by the lovely Shash.
Rules: 1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves. 3. People who are tagged write their own blog post about their eight things and include these rules. 4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged and that they should read your blog.
#1 I am lazy. Really lazy. I love to look for ways to make things as easy and as simple as they need to be. I will never be the person who "swatches" before knitting or who mixes wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls [I don't want to wash the extra bowl- just make a well in the dry ingredients and mix the wet in there]. Oddly, there is a certain learned art to being lazy and laziness is subjective, one person's laziness is another's extra work.
#2 I like to eat big bowls of mushy foods. Like oatmeal, [vegan] mac & cheese, any kind of noodle soup, chili, lentils & rice, etc. I love sitting down to a great movie or TV show with a big ol' bowl of mushy food on my lap. And a napkin. #2 1/2 When I eat, I will spill food on me no matter what. My ex makes terrible fun of me and at each meal just waits to see what will drop down my front making snide comments like, "it was bound to happen" or "why do you even bother wearing nice clothes?".
#3 I have a terrible fear of microwaving water. This I can't explain but even thinking about it makes my teeth hurt. I do not have a microwave in my house, and haven't for 8 years, though I sometimes use the one at work. Even so, I will always heat my water in the kettle, or at least in the coffee maker. Stranger still, my brother, for all his sensibilities and extreme laziness, also is disgusted by microwaving water [I found this out accidentally when he was telling a story about leaving the kettle on the stove too long]. We grew up using the microwave for cooking, though I still used the stove whenever possible, and ALWAYS for heating water.
#4 I have never had PMS, or cramps or anything other symptom related to my "monthlies" except the odd lower back pain. Until recently, that is. Now I have been getting nostalgic & sentimental around that time. I have been warned that PMS symptoms start appearing around 30 and as I near that age I hope that I never know what a cramp feels like.
#5 I read celebrity gossip daily. I know, I know, for shame. An ex coworker got me started and I can't stop. I check exactly 5 sites and in this order: First, Second, Third, Fourth & Fifth. I like the sites that tend to be on the snarky side, the 1st and 5th being the snarkiest of all.
#6 I have seven tattoos. Four of which are friendship tattoos with several of my best friends. Recently my 3 best friends and I got "BFF" on our lower backs [this started as a joke and I am not sure when it transitioned into a reasonable idea] and another best friend [not in the BFF group] got the Jewish star on our hips the weekend before she moved to Israel.
#7 I have very curly hair, and my projectionist mother [who has frizzy red hair] used to straighten my hair growing up. I never wore my hair natural until high school. I have a lot of sympathy for people who compulsively straighten their hair though I still want to shake them and yelling curly is beautiful! I used to scour magazines looking for models with natural curls instead of stick straight hair, or stickly straightened hair. It still angers me when I see movie/TV makeovers that take the crazy or nerdy girl with poofy hair and straighten her into a polished "after". Curly haired ladies on screen are ALWAYS portrayed as nerdy, slutty, wild, out of control, and generally socially unacceptable. Even on Sex in the City you can watch SJP's hair change with her social/ relationship status, though always a bit of an outsider. [Side note: wavy haired ladies are "free spirits" but curls are strictly for the unfit].
#8 The pictures are of my new puppy, Buffalo. He was a stray that some friends rescued and is the sweetest, kindest dog on the planet. I might be biased, but shoot, he is amazing. Though still a puppy, unhousebroken, and a bit of a chewer [to put it lightly]. I love this giant baby so much. He is about 60 pounds currently at about 6 mos. His breed, Mastiff, can grow on average to 160-200 pounds. He is a lot of dog for me and my little apartment oh but he is worth it.
Ok, so I am supposed to tag 8 people, but everyone I think I would have tagged has already been so. If you are one of the few people who read this, and you haven't been tagged, consider yourself as such.