25 Random Things About Me

Since my friend Carla wrote down her Random Things and I have had some requests on Facebook for mine, I decided to list my Random Things. I was just going to do 20 like Carla when I saw that on Facebook they are doing 25, so I did 25 instead… I love interior design. I consider my style part Modern part Rustic with a little industrial, arts-and-crafts, Bohemian, and Japanese. What a combination you may think. Yes, it is odd. I call it Eclectic. I am crazy about organization.  I can’t let a week go by without organizing something from a cabinet to my scrapbook stuff. At every job I have had, I have pointed out that my passion for organization is one of my strongest strengths. It is a definition of my character. I have painted almost all of the rooms in my house twice and the living room will be painted for the third time this spring. I almost never follow a recipe. I always have to change something. See earlier Post. I don’t like following the rules other than of course driving and laws. I believe you should know the rules and follow them if you must, but if there is no harm to anyone or anything, then the rules should be allowed to be tested. As my Painting I art teacher once said, “First you learn the rules, and then you challenge them – that is where the growth begins” or something very similar. I can sew, cross stitch, and I even patch my husband’s pants when they get holes in them. I have been involved in practicing earth-friendly awareness since 9th grade. I was the only person in one of my senior level Physics classes in college – I made my own schedule. Some of my favorite movies that I watch over and over are not-so-serious movies – I like the ones I don’t have to think about but if I do, there is a lot of hidden meaning – Clueless; Ferris Bueller; Breakfast Club; most Disney, Pixar, or Dreamworks animated movies, and Tim Burton animated movies (Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride). I am at an eternal struggle with myself most days – the analytical side that wants to do things by the book and be organized and structured and the creative side that wants to do things chaotically and what ever gets done gets done. What is it like at odds with yourself sometimes? Counter productive is all I have to say. I am always organizing something – a closet, a room, my desk, or boxes that my parents bring from my childhood… Until I was 18 and went to college, I lived...

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