Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My 7 random facts about me

I was tagged by the wonderful Jen (over at "La Vita Bella") to write 7 random facts about me.

Here are the rules of the game...1) Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.4) Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1-I am ambidextrous. I was actually taught to write with my right hand in elementary school but when I started playing sports I learned my natural inclination was my left hand so I switched the hand I wrote with. I still use my right hand for everything else besides writing and playing sports.

2-I do a weird thing with consonants and vowels. I prefer words that have more vowels than consonants. I have this "game" I play in my head where I see how many consonants vs. vowels a word has. There's rules about consonants and vowels that appear more than once and being able to use "y" as a vowel but I won't try to explain the entire thing to you...just suffice it to say, I do this all the time without thinking about it. I started doing it when I first learned to read and now I do it without being conscious of it.

3-I do a similar thing with numbers. I prefer numbers that are divisible by 6 (meaning they are divisible by both 2 and 3). Again, there's rules about adding and multiplying numbers together and it gets complicated to explain. I started doing this when I was about 10 and again, I do it without thinking about it! When I'm driving down the road, I'm always adding up numbers from license plates in my head. I think I do this to help me remember numbers since I sometimes mix up numbers in my head (like dyslexia but with numbers, not letters). My old office number was 4263 and I could easily remember it b/c 42+63=105; my new office number is 4210 which I can never remember--I always have to look.

4-In order for me to go to sleep at night I have to rub my foot along the mattress. I'll be laying in bed, head on pillows, body under the covers and I'll rub my foot back and forth. I'll keep rubbing my foot until I go to sleep. Stephen says that I do it even when I'm sleeping. I have no idea when or why I started doing this.

5-Out of all the people in my family, I'm most like my stepdad. We both like to read, watch the same kind of movies, have similar viewpoints on a lot of issues, and are the most laid back people in my family. A little weird considering he's not biologically related to me but it just means he was meant to be my stepdad!

6-I really like planning things. So much so that sometimes I wonder if I should be an event planner. I've planned one conference at work (and am in the process of planning another one) and I love doing it! But I don't think I would like doing it all the time. And it's just the planning I like, not necessarily the execution of the plan.

7-I write my grandma at least once a week--the snail mail kind of letters. We started sending each other letters when I moved to DC and now that my grandpa's gone, I try to write her a couple of times a week because I know she's lonely. Usually they're just letters about what's going on in my life and so forth and she'll write me about what's going on in her life or what's on her mind. She also sends me sudoku puzzles and comics.

Well, I don't know who to tag b/c I think almost everyone has done this.


Jen said...

I love it!!!! I love all of them!!! You are so sweet for writing to your grandma often!!! And I am similar, but not quite ambidextrous, I write with my left hand but NOTHING else...I can't even colour or cut with my left hand!

I do weird games with numbers too!!! No wonder we get along so well!!!

Thank you for quelling my fears (in your comment on my blog)...I am making Danny pay for the first one...I have a feeling once I "break the seal" I will get it done every month!! (I told Danny he should wax to see how it felt...he didn't agree with it!!)

Randi said...

Very interesting...don't be offended but the numbers thing and the letters thing sound a bit like obsessive compulsive disorder (my hubby has this). If it doesn't affect your life then no worries, just an interesting quirk.

and that foot rubbing thing is giving me the feeling like scratching through blue jeans. sort of a nails on chalk board thing. I wouldn't be able to stand it!

ellyodd said...

You should google dyscalculia. It's "math dyslexia".

Or check out or wikipedia