Seven Random Things

I was going back through my previous blog post archives (which I do from time to time) and I found a very old post from 2008 where I was "tagged" by another blogger to share 7 random things about myself. Remember blog tags? That was a big thing for a time!


The interesting thing is that these are all still accurate with the exception of #3 because I often sleep in a t-shirt and yoga pants these days. I'm still sharing the original story about the scrubs though because it's funny.

Seven Random Things About Me:

1.  I would never consider myself a soap opera fan, yet I used to be a devout DOOL (Days of Our Lives) watcher in college. So much so that when I made the mistake of taking a psychology class at 3 p.m. (a big mistake for many reasons!) I started sluffing class regularly so I wouldn't miss Days of Our Lives. Did I just admit that?  I quit watching Days after that year because I ended up working afternoons and I've never watched it since. I'm always amazed when I see the Soap Opera Digest covers in the grocery store line and the actors and story lines look like they are still the same.

2. Although this is another contradiction to my so called claim of not being a soap opera fan... I used to be way into Melrose Place! That episode of Seinfeld when the gang all admits to being Melrose fans is so funny to me. That was me. Only I watched it while my hubby was working late because he was still in college and I was home with our first child alone at night. I had a VCR by then and I never missed an episode. 

3.  I sleep in surgical scrubs for pajamas. They are so comfy and I feel like they are modest enough that if I don't get dressed first thing in the morning that I'm ok to wander around the house in them. I've even been known to answer the door in them. Hey, I'm not terribly vain and sometimes the UPS man needs a signature. LOL! Which brings me to a funny story. One day when I answered the door (I was dressed this time) the UPS guy said "I have a question for you". I said "shoot" and he was started to tell me something about his head hurting. When I looked confused he said "you're a nurse right?" and I understood where the misconception had come from. I laughed and told him that I just like to wear scrubs. I'm sure he thought I was pretty weird. They are so comfy though that I'm not going to stop wearing them any time soon. And just to clarify... I don't steal them from hospitals or anything, there are stores that sell them (even Wal Mart does which is wear I got mine). My hubby wears the scrub pants with a t-shirt for his pjs. We are very stylish.

4. I've mentioned here before that my college degree was in English Literature. Not sure if I've ever mentioned that I went to 3 different colleges and on a study abroad to England to get it done. I'm amazed it only took me 5 years to graduate with all the transferring around I did. I just had a hard time deciding where I wanted to be in my life. The good news is that I always knew that I wanted to be in college. I had totally different experiences at each school so that was an education all it's own. If I had to do it all over again I would pick a different major. Studying literature was so difficult because it all depended on what your professor thought it all meant. Very subjective. My favorite class was a 19th century British Literature class that I took in England. Studying Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens was interesting. Going to the places where they wrote was amazing!

Jane Austen Museum in Chawton

Jane Austen Museum in Chawton

5. My minor was in anthropology. Yes, anthropology - I loved it. I would have majored in it if I could have figured out why I should. You know what is amazing? My Dad didn't even balk at the idea. His theory was that I should just get a degree and it didn't matter so much what it was in. Basically his opinion was that college isn't vocational training, it is a liberal education that teaches you how to learn and succeed. I have to say that he was right. After college I sold food to schools and hospitals. Even if I had a business degree nothing would have really trained me for that. Having a good education helped me relate to people which was the biggest reason for my success in my job and otherwise.

My very favorite anthropology class was on Eskimo culture. So interesting!

6.  I've lived in Utah for most of my life. I lived in California for a few years when I was very young but since I was the age of 4 I have been a Utah resident. In some ways I would love to try living somewhere else but on the other hand it is hard for me to even imagine it since I have lived here for so long.

7.  I can't stand Dijon mustard. I like regular mustard and even other flavored mustards but the Dijon flavor is just gross to me. I'm not really sure what makes is "Dijon"? Is it because wine is added? Whatever it is, I don't like it. I have no idea why I thought of this just now but it should easily count as a random and/or weird fact about me.

I'm sure a few of you would enjoy this little exercise. It is a great way to get your creative juices flowing and you could even turn some of the fun facts into journaling for a scrapbook page (I know I'm going to do that). Plus, it gives you something to write about !