Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I'm on a roll!

Award #2. Awwww, yeah.

Thanks to Melody of Newly Minted Mrs. for the honor! Melody and I know each other from a chat room (of sorts), and I'm SO glad she's blogging now.

So, in accordance with the rules of the award, here are 10 "insightful truths" about myself:
  1. I am a bird person, but if asked to pick between cat and dog, I will pick dog.
  2. I have been terrified of injections/needles ever since a traumatic series of allergy tests at age 9 or so. I have had dental work done without anesthesia because I'm more scared of needles than I am of drills.
  3. On the other hand, I have no fear of heights. My husband may never forgive me for insisting on bungee-jumping during our honeymoon. (It was awesome. I would do it again in a heartbeat.)
  4. At some point in every law job I've ever had, someone has said, "since you used to act, you should be great in the courtroom!" Um, acting is scripted. I have no stage fright, but that doesn't mean I magically know how to cross-examine a witness in a securities or IP case without hours of practice.
  5. Favorite books: The Cider House Rules by John Irving, and How To Be Good by Nick Hornby. Favorite plays: The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein, and Burn This by Lanford Wilson. Favorite short stories: The Short Happy Life of Francis MacComber by Ernest Hemingway, and Pop Art by Joe Hill.
  6. Evidence of being a late bloomer: I'm 35, and I still I don't know how to drive and have never had a driver's license. I also didn't get my ears pierced until I was 23.
  7. If I could have one magic talent, it would be the ability to understand and speak every language in the world. Or at the very least, French, Japanese, and Greek.
  8. I have very little ability to filter for privacy. I will never be a woman of mystery. I kind of just... share.
  9. Similarly, I have very little filtering for people of authority. I'm not inappropriately casual, but it honestly has never occurred to me to hide what I think about something just because I'm talking to my boss.
  10. I'm worried these aren't "insightful" enough.
I'm going to be a bad blogger now, and punt on passing the torch; picking 5 bloggers two days ago was demanding enough, I don't think I can pick more... Instead, I would adore it if you would all leave a single insightful truth about yourself in the comments. Let the sharing begin!


  1.'ve never learned to drive. That's pretty amazing. I live in the suburbs of Nashville so you drive or go nowhere! We have a lousy public transportation system.

  2. Hey that isn't fair, I just did the insightful thing, how dare you demand more of me?

    As a southern California native I can not imagine not having a driver's license or car. Public transportation out here sucks, and everything is very spread out. This is in spite of the fact that my much older coworker, soon to be Sister in Law, and brother's roommate all live just fine without cars or driver's license.

    How about this one: At my bridal shower they did the "How well do you know the bride" game. Everybody got the question "Dog person or cat person" wrong. I consider myself a dog person, in spite of (or more likely because of) only owning two cats.

    See you in the "chat room."

  3. You are on a roll! One insightful truth about myself is that I was in Berlin during the month that the wall came down, and I chipped off a piece that I still have!

  4. very cool and "insightful," for sure! as for something about me...i still have my tonsils. :)

  5. Oh, yes, I had one of those traumatic allergy testing experiences. Why do they do that? Something like 100 needle pricks in my back and arms. I screamed my head off.

    Something insightful about me? Well, I am a late bloomer too, just had my first kid at 37.

  6. Melody, are your cats very affectionate and dog-like? Or are you just enough of an animal-lover that cats happen to be welcome, too?

    Jody, how wonderful to have a physical piece of history like that!

    Jeannie, I still have my tonsils, too! And appendix.

    Sandy, I had my first (only?) kid at 33, so we're not too dissimilar there! And, as if all those allergy shots weren't bad enough, I was allergic to EVERYTHING they tested me for, which meant my arms swelled up and were painful to touch for days afterwards. Fun!

  7. I speak enough French and Cantonese to get around when visiting either France or Hong Kong. That's probably not very insightful. Hmmm... no can't think of anything else. Great post. I like Newly Minted Mrs. She brings back great memories of being newly wed and having no kids :)

  8. I'm 28 and finally learned how to drive last you're not alone there.

    I'm hopeless when it comes to animals...cats, dogs, porcupines. I like animals more than I like most people.