Two bloggers inspired this post: they are MJ Monaghan’s and his 27 Possibly Interesting things about me and Darla’s “about the Maineiac” over at She’s a Maineiac. Well written and and hilarious, their musings made me laugh out loud and and think long and hard about what I’d choose to share if I did. And then I did. For more please consider visiting the links above; I promise it’s worth the read.
On that note, I give you my Baker’s Dozen: i.e. 13 pieces not 12. More about the history of the Baker’s Dozen here.
- When I started school I was a left-handed curly-haired little girl; teachers made me switch to right-handed. I stuttered then and still do if I’m tired or nervous. I still have curly hair. Some things cannot be forced out of us.
- Singing in a cover band helped me pay for college. Don’t tell anyone but I would have done it for free.
- Speaking of, most of what I learned there has nothing to do with what I actually know or do.
- I hear people. About a year after my Dad passed, my cousin Kirk died unexpectedly. Before I “heard” the news, I knew: I was cleaning my closet and heard Dad’s voice (in my right ear) quietly say, “Oh … Kirk’s here.” And that night, I got the phone call informing me of his death. It was comforting to have advance notice and to know there’s definitely a welcoming committee upon arrival.
- My eyes used to be blue, but are green now. How does that happen?
- Breakfast is my favorite meal because 3 of my favorite scents happen then: coffee, toast and bacon. Mm mm.
- I give great credence to my intuitive self. The only times I’ve gotten into trouble is when I’ve ignored it.
- I’m patriotic. I still think there’s more that’s right with this country than there is wrong. You can think otherwise if you wish, but I don’t care to debate it.
- My earliest memories involve animals, especially horses. Dad used to clean the barns with Tony and Bruce, a team of Belgian draught horses,and he’d let me and my sister climb up and hold onto their neck collars as he drove them. Lumbering to the field on their monstrous shoulders made us feel like we were on top of the world’s highest rocking chairs.
- As much as I love to talk with and be around others, I also relish being alone and remaining quiet.
- I don’t believe being related gives you the right to be hurtful. My parents always told us “don’t save your best manners for strangers.” There’s nothing admirable about being brutally honest if all someone remembers about you is …..that you were brutal.
- The Library is one of my favorite places to visit. I love the “shhhs,” the smell of the books and all the nooks and crannies in which to hide away and read. I’ll probably never have an e-reader.
- My favorite quote of all time is this one: “To thine own self be true.” Know who you are and own it. And if you don’t know who you are and what you stand for, find out.
Will you consider sharing your “Baker’s Dozen” with me?