Thursday, July 8, 2010

I'm Weird

I'm feeling very boring this week. I don't have any exciting stories to tell or fun things coming up that I can blog about. So, because I have nothing interesting to bring to the table, here are some random facts about me:

-I am really good at deciphering smells that don't make sense for the setting. Like, "oh man, it smells like bandaids and lightening bugs in here," and it's unnervingly accurate.
-I went to a museum once that had small pieces of paper set up around the rooms with quotes from famous artists. My favorite was a Claude Monet quote that said "Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment." I felt connected to Monet on a deep level at that moment. I kept the piece of paper.
-I really do not like uppercase G. The rest of the letters are fine.
-I have about 40 pairs of shoes, and I want to take pictures of my feet in all of them. I've got a decent start to that.
-The most I've ever paid for a pair of shoes is $30 (vintage cowboy boots from the flea market)... and that about sent me into a nervous breakdown. I usually spend between $5 and $10. Hardly ever more than $15.
-I could arrange things into interesting clusters all day. There is little in life more joyous to me than mixing colors, patterns, textures, and shapes.
-The worst job I ever had was working in an art store.
-The most content and purposeful I ever felt in one moment was in Haiti at an orphanage, sitting on the sidewalk next to a shade tree, talking to my husband, holding a baby. I cried because my heart was so full.
-Watching my husband building a shelter in Haiti was the most content and purposeful I've seen him in a long time. That also made me cry.
-I want to move to Haiti.
-I arrange my iPhone apps by color. And it makes me very, very happy to just scroll back and forth looking at them.
-Sunflower seeds are addicting to me. I can easily eat a pound bag of them, and the speed at which I eat them cannot be rivaled. I secretly want to join a sunflower seed eating competition and be respected among my peers.
-I was reading through a list of all the posts I've put on twitter recently (looking for a link I had "tweeted") and I laughed out loud several times. I think I'm really funny online. Not as funny in person.
-I have very thick hair, but it does not look thick at all. It looks thin, and I have no idea how to remedy that.
-Pink is my favorite color and has been for as long as I can remember.
-If I didn't have to purchase art supplies, I would give all my art away for free happily and/or use the money I (theoretically) make selling it for different causes. I currently have a list of 4 causes that I want to do that for.
-I don't care for breakfast food.
-"Pen and Paper" is a good name for the sort of small business I feel I could run.
-I don't know how to swim well, and thus am kind of afraid of the water.
-Also... more irrational fears: sinkholes, sidewalk grates, heights, being down at the bottom of a very tall room and looking up, breaking my ankle again (perhaps not irrational), public speaking, getting trampled, birds, and many many more.
-I briefly lived in a house that had all hardwood floors except in the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room, which were carpeted. And that still confuses me.
-My favorite pizza toppings are pepperoni, banana peppers, pesto, and mushrooms.
-I want to have a big homemade pizza party with everyone who reads my blog so I can meet you all. If you don't know that I know you read my blog... I dare you to leave a comment with, um... your favorite pizza toppings? I want to know you better.


Charlotte said...

Mild sausage, mushrooms, ripe olives, lots of cheese and less marinara sauce.

I am also fearful of heights, public speaking and swimming in water over my head.

I enjoy reading your blog and FB status. You are not "weird," but you are "original" and a very fine writer.

Anonymous said...

Just load that pizza up with anything and everything and give me a half hour notice....
You are a gifted and creative writer. Of course, we all know it is because of your your mom and dad!!
Don't let Haiti fade into a memory. Sounds like God really touched you and your husband there. Seek His will and HIs Kingdom.

Colson JAMS said...

Not, weird at ALL! Gently expressive with a joyful spirit! You are awesome!

Kelli said...

I like this post. I might have to copycat it.

My favorite toppings are Sun Dried Tomatoes, Carmelized Onions, Spinach and Bacon. Yum.

The Hagens said...

loved this post Steph. And would very much like to come to your pizza party. my 2 fav pizzas right now are 1. chicken w/ tomato & cilantro and 2. onion & olive with fresh (not cooked) spinach and alfalfa sprouts and a few drops of chili oil - have to try it!