First, an adorable little gif with my avatar in the background, made my gif artist extraordinaire, Acorn of 3D Flash Animations. Look at it go!
And next up is the Versatile Blogger award, given to me by both Bio of My Confusion Theory (who is totally my e-girlfriend, if you haven't noticed ;) I want to pass this award back to her, but I don't think it's kosher to do so!) and Pink Scarf of Splendiloquent, who is a cute little thing and you shoudld totally check out her blog.
This award comes with rules!
1 - Thank and link back to the person that awarded you (CHECK - I'm way ahead of you, rules!)
2 - Share 7 things about yourself
3 - Award
4 - Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award
So let's see if I can come up with seven things about myself that one couldn't glean from my About page and previous posts.
- I have somewhere in the vicinity of six half-siblings. One from my mother, the rest from my dad. He's been married twice, as far as I know, and I think the five other kids are shared between four women. There could be an extra kid or two in there, too. I'm not close with my father's family so I don't keep track of these things. They're a nice enough bunch, we just drifted apart as I grew up. So there is a whole handful of little semi-mes running around out there.
- I like numbers. Here are a few numbers about myself: 5'4", 120lb, 33-29-36, 32B, shoes 8 EUR 39, ring size 8. Notice how I'm painfully average - either dead average, or within one standard deviation of the mean, on most of these points.
- I write, a lot. Not always here, though - on forums, in MSN chats. When I word, I word *a lot*. For a school-related discussion forum, I pumped out 700 words and still didn't finish saying what I wanted to say. It is probably my main method of communication. Not only that, but I'm a terrible typist. I type with about four fingers, and leave my pinkies sticking straight up in the air. At least I'm classy.
- Lately, I've been developing a bothersome fear of stairs. Every time I anticipate having to go up or down stairs I can imagine myself - feel myself - tripping and falling down them. It's very vivid and is starting to impede me a little bit; I've started avoiding stairs because of it. I'm hoping it will pass soon... or become like my reaction to elevators and escalators, which is basically a single nervous chill as I step on and off them. Evidently, I don't like multi-floored buildings.
- Sometimes, I really wish I could dress chic and simple. I see girls on the street who look so put together, and I want that. Just... quietly beautiful. And I feel frumpy in my silly outfits, awkwardly thrown together with too many details. I'm very rarely happy with my clothing.
- Some day, I want an organic hobby farm. I really do. Lots of people do the whole, "I want to live off the grid, grow my own food, go back to nature..." but, I really do. I want to have a little windmill and solar panels and geothermal heating. I want to keep some chickens and a goat. And a greenhouse full of herbs and tomatoes. I would like to live on the edges of a city, though. I need broadband. Just have a little low-maintenance semi-self sufficient place. The house would be very high-tech in other aspects though. It has to be.
- I like cottage cheese, even though it looks like curdled semen.
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