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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's STILL All About Meme...

I got tagged for another meme by Kendall over at The Odd Duck. Kendall might just be the loveliest man on the planet (aside from my Heinous, of course ;) and he gives me hope that there are still wonderful single men out there (even if I do have socks older than they are). Anyway, at his request, here are yet another 6 random things/habits/quirks, all about moi (don't fall asleep!). I’m supposed to tag 6 more people, but I’m going to leave it open… if you want to do it, do it… but tell me so I can read all about it!

1. Though I work from home (all by myself) now, I used to manage loads of people, and I had a reputation for being intimidating. I never understood it, as I always thought I was pretty easy-going.

2. I have lived in 2 countries, 4 states, 8 cities, and 15 houses. I’m still searching for home.

3. I love public speaking. Tell me I have to give a speech in front of a room full of people, and I’m a happy camper. This is extra odd considering how shy I was as a kid.

4. I love big bodies of water and I really love to swim, but if I’m in water where I can’t see the bottom, it totally wigs me out. My imagination takes over, I hear the Jaws music in my head, and I have to do the mad splash for land.

5. If I don’t like you, I simply cannot look you in the eye. I never realized this until my mother pointed it out a while ago. And it’s true. I just can’t do it. I’m big on eye contact as a rule, too, so it’s incredibly awkward and (I’m told) it makes people very uncomfortable. But I can’t help it. The only other time I can’t look a person in the eye is when they’ve hurt me and I don’t want them to see how much.

6. When I stay alone in a hotel, I always check under the beds before I go to sleep (just in case that damned monster followed me from home).

PS... did you notice I finally figured out how to include a link?! It only took me 3 months. Yeah, I'm THAT quick.

9 comments:

The Odd Duck said...

Loveliest man on the planet Ma'am? I'm supposed to be a louse at 20, not lovely. Seems I can't even get screwing up right. Figures.

Ditto on the not being able to see the bottom in water and the eye contact.

I sent you an e-mail by the way. Let's just say I have a blog post in mind once I get the time.

Protege said...

Diane, you know how much identify with #2. And believe it or not, I used to do the looking under the bed for a long time. For some reason this stopped about a year ago. So there is hope for you as well.:)

katy said...

my bed goes right to the floor, so there can never be any creatures under it; often have creatures IN IT, but then I should not let the two dashies sleep in the bed, lol

Shanna said...

LOL about the monster ;)

I think when I talk to people I don't like I make it a point to stare them down. I want them to feel intimidated!

In what big body of water CAN you see the bottom?? ;) I don't blame you on that one!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

When I'm alone in the house I never stand right next to the bed... always afraid the monster's hand will reach out and drag me under the bed with him .... haha... who knows... maybe he's a handsome monster with a big bank account... lmao

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello...
signed, the other Diane

Heinous said...

You're too sweet as always. The Febreze doubles as monster spray by the way.

Blarney said...

I'm with you on the eye contact thing ~ it's either that or I just ignore you if I don't like you.
Hell have no furry like a woman scorned!

Protege said...

Diane, I hate doing this to you, but you have been tagged again, by me.;) Please see my recent post.:P But not to worry, this is picture tagging this time.