25 things you may not know about me

1. I’m thirty five- yep. I have awesome youth genes.

2. I have 4 sisters and a brother- and a brother-in-law and niece.

3. I was raised as an only child by my mother, and often have only child syndrome.

4. My mother participated in various peace activist organizations, and may have been arrested once or twice in the process. Maybe even with Martin Sheen.

5. In 5th grade, we had a faux-election. I was the only one to vote for Dukakis.

6. I once was evicted from my apartment for having a cat. I still have her.

7. When I was younger, my mom ran a migrant children’s center, and then a day camp for special-needs children. I feel I gained compassion for other children during that time.

8. I took one year of Spanish and two years of French.

9. The only words I now know in Spanish are “frijoles en frente por favor” and “uno mas cervesa?” and neither of those were learned in my Spanish class.

10. I am a bartender and have been for 7 years. I have worked at this particular restaurant since 1998.

11. I once took a trip with friends to miniature golf, and was banished to the front seat because the only people in the car that were Huey Lewis fans were me and their father.

12. I am horrible at follow through.

13. I have volunteered for a medium scale music festival in California for 25 years. I can honestly say that because at 12 years old, I was in charge of my first committee: the raffle committee. I now run the entire concessions area and am on the steering committee.

14. My dad is a painter. I feel like I have inherited his painting skills.

15. I, sadly, haven’t talked to my dad in over 10 years.

16. I have extreme passion. I get that from my dad.

17. I LOVE FOOD. So the idea of changing my ways to eat as nourishment instead of delight is a hard one to swallow.

18. I am mostly of British descent, but love to claim the 1/8th Norwegian that I am. I tell people I am Norwegian.

19. I grew up in a small beach town that was mostly surfers and low-income rentals. It is now the most sought after place to live.

20.  I met my husband through a friend I worked with. He was the opposite of what I normally dated at the time.

21. I have struggled with my religious beliefs my entire life. I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins and I will go to heaven. This is a late in life realization.

22. I have problems with judgement: I often judge way too much.

23. I have a hard time with organized religion because of the judgement of others: go figure.

24. I’m afraid of birds. All birds. Chickens, ducks, turkeys (who wouldn’t?) black birds, even baby chicks.

25. I have a problem always wanting to be something that I’m not.

What’s something I wouldn’t know about you?



6 Responses to “25 things you may not know about me”

  1. Cyndie Smith says:

    I am constantly way too critical of myself and sometimes others.

  2. Cyndie Smith says:

    Thank you for making out this list, because I think it has made me feel closer to you.

  3. Cyndie Smith says:

    I was also recently diagnosed with ADD.

  4. Cyndie Smith says:

    I’d like to, but I don’t know where I could write it. I don’t want to put it on Facebook or my personal blog. Also, I don’t know if I’m brave enough to show it to everyone yet.

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