Wednesday, July 18, 2007

7 Interesting Things You Probably Don't Know About Me

My cousin, Mandy, tagged me to do this... so, here I am. I am trying really hard to think of 7 things you might not already know. I'm boring. To a fault. So, I'll try to spare you the really dull stuff and find some shining pieces of my life... maybe.
  1. I was a flagger for road construction for 3 summers. At one point in time I had stopped a guy on a motorcycle who was headed to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. He asked me if I'd like to come along. He told me that no one would notice if I just propped the sign up next to a tree and jumped on the back of the bike and away we'd go. Being the TOTAL stick in the mud that I am, I declined.
  2. I am a pack rat in recovery mode. I have notes from friends in Junior High. I have broken old toys that I keep because they were a gift from someone special. I have hot spots (the FlyLady's term for piles of papers) everywhere. But, I am slowly trying to get these things under control... very, very slowly.
  3. I can play the piano fairly well, but I tell people that I can't. I have a supreme fear of playing in front of others and so I back out at every opportunity. Even if I have to lie.
  4. I grew up in Idaho. In some part of that state for about 25 years. There is snow in Idaho for about 6 months out of the year. Yet, I have never ever skied. Some of the greatest skiing is only hours away from the home where I grew up (or so I've heard). Why have I never gone, you may ask? Because I am extremely uncoordinated. My brain will tell my body one thing and my body does something else... which translates into injuries. Lots of them.
  5. I love to learn new crafts, but I'm not really good at any one thing. I'm a Jill of all trades, master of none! But when I do learn something new, I usually try to teach myself. Which, is why I have never mastered anything. I get to a point and just can't figure out the next part...
  6. I called my Hubby "yellow" and "chicken" and "coward" the first time we met. He's easily impressed. ;)
  7. I have lots and lots of nicknames. Missy, Magoo, Pancho, Miss Liss, Lissa, Missy Jo, Joey, My Lissa, and my all time favorite: Moose. Don't ask

So, now it's your turn! Tell me 7 interesting things about yourself... or you can do what I did and just list random facts and hope that someone finds them interesting ;)


mcewen said...

Already just done one of those exhausting meme so I won't play again.
The solution to the pack rat thigummy do dah is to move abroad - it doesn't matter where. Once you have to put all your personal possessions into boxes and pay [per box] to have them moved you will suddenly only have 10% of whatever you have now. [worked for me!]

Kimberly said...

We are soul sisters when it comes to number five. I have so many mediocre, undeveloped skills. Mostly because I'm too chicken to get anyone adept at it to teach me, for fear of looking foolish. =)

kailani said...

I wish I knew how to play the piano. Heck, I wish I could read a single musical note!

Jamie J said...

I lie so no one knows I can play the piano too. I can't play accompaniment to save my life and that's usually all anybody wants. Plus I haven't played in years so I never volunteer...We should start a closet piano players club. :)

B said...

I'm a colossal pakrat! I just can't bring myself to throw things away, because I might "need" them later. Hubby has banned me from going with him to the dump because I find things there that I want to bring home with me.
I'm self-taught on most things I do, especially crafts. But I can play the piano, and, yes, I pretty much taught myself to do that, too.
:D Brenda

elasticwaistbandlady said...

My mom calls me Fifi and my husband calls me Girlie and Missy.

I work in the middle of the night and secretly eat nachos at the gas station for breakfast. Shhhhh.

When I eat a banana, orange, apple, or tamales while driving, I always throw the core/peel/corn husk out the window because I figure its biodegradable.

Have you heard enough? Or are you hungry for more??!!!?

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I can play about half the songs in the Children's Songbook......but not if anyones in the room listening or trying to sing along.

Anonymous said...

hi My Lissa: this was fun!

wow, the biker dude, good decision you made, but wild story. he could've been an axe murderer. all they would've found would've been your flagger bright overclothing.

i am right there with you on the piles. i really have to get better about this. it bugs me, but in the last few years i can't seem to get myself to purge through the paper piles. i don't know why.

happy day girl, kathleen :)

Heather said...

Wow, what a different blog we would have from you, a biker babe!

Packrat- I never would have guessed.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Lovin' those nicknames!!