Seven interesting things about me....I will try to get Ben to do this one as well. I don't like things that are all about me. Which brings me to the list.
In no particular order
#1. I am not shy, but I HATE HATE HATE being the center of attention! I do love to observe and be part of the group though. I am a people watcher. I would rather just not be there than be the center of attention. Birthday's were pretty rough for me as a kid. I have been dubbed as being shy because of this, but believe me, I'm not.
#2. It is sooooo hard for me to use something new. I have a fear, I guess, of stuff getting ruined. Or I just wait for the "right time." I have shirts in my closet that still have the tags. I think they are adorable, but I am too scared to wear them because I don't want to ruin them. I do the same thing with the kids new clothes. When I was young, I wouldn't take my toys out of the box after Christmas because I was afraid of breaking them or getting them dirty. Or I would set them all up and not touch them again, because I didn't want them to get messed up.
My sister who is 10 yrs younger than me had to actually play with some of my toys years later, because they were still so new. I do this with all sorts of stuff...running shoes, make-up, jewelry, home decor, the kids new toys, candles (very hard for me to burn them, because then they melt), etc.
Ben gave me a candy apple early last week, and I saved it until Sunday. I just didn't want to ruin it.
#3 I have a true blue though and through phobia of snakes. It is very real. I literally throw up and completely loose it when I see them. Yes, this has happened, and yes, I really do throw up. I have to pray every night not to have nightmares about them. I know, pretty silly. I have hopped out of my bed screaming several times in the past. I can hardly say the word without feeling really sick. There is a reason Satan is referred to as a snake. They should all just be banished.
#4 A lot of my friends here don't know this one. I don't tell people this at first because I automatically get judged. They know me well enough now though, so....
I was a cheerleader for 5 years. Disclaimer: I was not a cheerleader that just hopped around in a fancy skirt and acted like a dork. We worked our buns off and practiced twice or more a day. Even on game day. Sometimes we even practiced during lunch. We lifted weights, worked out and had gymnastics classes. We were even on ESPN for a National Competition in Disney World!!! We took second at Nationals in Disney Land my senior year. It rocked!!!! This one is pretty funny after reading #1, but #1 is still VERY true.
#5 The days I run, I am WAY more picky about what I eat. The days I don't run, I don't think twice about what I eat. Kind of reversed don't you think. Shouldn't you feel better eating on the days you burn the calories? Oh yeah, something else interesting that has to do with running. I ran the Top of Utah marathon with a piece of a guys knee bone in my pocket. I watched his surgery as part of a nursing class, (thats where I got the bone particle) and I felt bad for him because he would never run again. So, he let me run for him, as long as I took his knee along for the ride.
#6 I LOVE murder mystery books. Something about them is just so entertaining to me. I also love shows with a similar plot. 24 is by far my most favorite show ever!
#7 One of my favorite snacks is Reduced Fat Wheat Thins with Marshmallows. You have to make it like a mini sandwich with the mallow in the middle. I got all of my roommates hooked on this at BYU-I. Try it.
So there you go. I don't like to tag people, but if you want to do this one, it is fun for others to read. Good way to get to know people. So Tag...you're it.