Monday, January 5, 2009

10 things about me

I've been tagged several times to do this and my rebellious nature planned to just do my 10 driving pet peeves, but, as I sit here to do it, that seems so negative, and I'm really in a positive state of mind, so... Ten truths it is. 

I'm a study of contrasts with myself.

1) I'm not a morning person, but I love seeing the sun rise.
2) I was more "grown-up" as a teenager than I am as an adult. Then I felt like I was about 30 inside; now I feel like I'm about 15.
3) I love taking pictures, but I can't seem to bring myself to like doing videos.
4) As a kid I always ate all my vegetables. I actually like vegetables, but I don't really care for fixing them, and so I eat fewer vegetables as an adult.
5) I love movies and will watch the ones I love over and over again, except the ones I love that I can't stand to watch over and over. The same with TV shows.
6) I'm pretty conservative and getting a bit up there in age now, but I like to rock, especially with the alternative groups. Give me some Muse, some Paramore, some Hoobastank, some Keane or The Bravery or any of a bunch of others and I'm there. Of course, I like a lot of other stuff that old people like--classical, opera, broadway, country, bluegrass, etc. Actually, my love for music knows few bounds.
7) Ask me to speak if front of a crowd, and I'm cowering in the corner. Ask me to sing, and I start warming up--hardly a nerve on edge anywhere.
8) I would love to read fast so I could read more books, but I can't let myself for fear of missing some incredible turn of phrase or the smallest little event. I get too much joy in the details of the story to pass them by quickly.
9) I'm a bit of a jack of all trades but master of none--a good photographer, singer, painter, writer, teacher, translator, pianist, french speaker, cook, trumpet player, knitter, decorator, etc., but not great.
10) I adore writing, but some days I do everything I can to avoid it. Go figure!

There you have them--just a few of the many contradictions that make up me. Care to share any of yours? I'd love to hear them!

22 comments:

JaneyV said...

I love your contradictions! Aren't we all a bit contrary? I am not a morning person or a night person. Left to my own devices I'd sleep when the sun does. I adore the tranquility of the dawn. We had a vacation in a cabin on Lake Chelan WA a couple of years back and the sunrises … oh my!
And as for #9 - that's a heckuva list of things to be good at. It's always handy to know someone who can give you a blast of Reveille or knit you some socks depending on what the situation calls for.

lotusgirl said...

Yeah, but I might splat a couple of notes and drop a stitch or two in your sock. If only I were great... at one thing. *sighs*

Kelly Hoeckelberg-Young said...

Love your blog! And ... I think I'm going to have to rent 'Mamma Mia' ... I had kind of wanted to see it ... but now I REALLY want to see it!

Captain Hook said...

You sound a lot like me there, Lotus :)

PJ Hoover said...

I plan to start doing videos this year!
And I hear you on reading faster. Don't people miss stuff when they read that fast?
Great list!

Natalie said...

Ah, the jack of all trades...me too! I've always felt that way.

lotusgirl said...

Kelly, Thanks for stopping by. If you love musicals, you'll love it.

Cap. Hook, We'll have to get to know each other better.

PJ, I've tried on several different occasions to make myself to video and I just don't feel it. My daughter got a little video camera for Christmas. That's my way of just giving it up to someone else. As for the reading thing, that's exactly what I think.

Natalie, I think you're getting pretty close to that master of writing if you're not already there. NB readers even say so.

beth said...

I love learning about my online friends :) Great pic, btw.

Like you, I consider myself a jack of all trades--piano, photography, calligraphy, sewing...all OK, but not a master of it. It took me a long time to think of writing as something more than one of those renaissance hobbies.

But I'm the opposite with speaking vs. singing! I'll talk in front of a thousand people at once (and have before), but please don't make me sing!

lotusgirl said...

Thanks, beth! Yeah, most of my friends think I'm nuts because of the singing thing. They think because I think nothing of singing in front of a crowd that I should think nothing of talking in front of the same group. It's just not the same.

Connie said...

Hey Lois,
Thanks for the visit to my blog! I am loving your "new" blog. I feel you with the jack of all trades and master of none :) At least we are never bored! I often worried about the contradictory nature of my personality until I realized everyone is pretty much contradictory!

lotusgirl said...

Yeah, I think you're right. We all have contradictory parts to us--we're all fighting with ourselves in some way.

Justus M. Bowman said...

Number 9 fits me to some degree. I am quick to learn new skills but slow to master them.

Number 10 gets me as well. Aargh!

Gottawrite Girl said...

OH do I relate about writing. It's my most cherished thing. But so often I gotta battle the fear....

: )

Very nice idea... I love the contrasts... in life, in characters, anywhere ~ they are precisely what makes life textured and interesting!

lotusgirl said...

Justus, I could so see 9 fitting you. You come across as a Jack of all trades to me. I bet you are master of some though.

GWG, Thanks! the contrasts are all around us. Battling the fear is a good way to put the reluctance to write some days.

Lady Glamis said...

Lois, we are SO alike in so many ways! No wonder we are great friends. :)

Contrasts definitely say a lot about you. I love your picture, too!

Thanks for sharing parts of yourself. I'm not sure I could do this on my blog. Good thing you didn't tag me, hehe.

Lady Glamis said...

I think I have to agree with the second part of #8, definitely. I think it's why I read so slow...

Yolanda said...

I am glad you shared these. I enjoyed learning more about you.

lotusgirl said...

Glam, I knew we had tons in common. I'd love to see your list, but I understand being reluctant to put it out there in blogland. You'll never get tagged from me. How about that?

Yolanda, Thanks for stopping by. It's nice to meet you.

Joe Iriarte said...

Howdy from one jack of all trades to another . . . thanks for stopping by my blog!

I had to smile when I saw in your profile that your book is long. I had to cut mine down from 121K down to around 84K and counting!

lotusgirl said...

Hey Joe, Yeah, I got nothing, if not a lot of words. Nice to know someone else is in the same boat as me. My ms is at about 91K down from 115K. Still got about 10K to go.

peace, love, and rock&roll said...

I think that pretty much sums you up! (but I'd have to agree with the "jack of all trades" listing) I think you are an excellent singer and photographer and French speaker, and all of the other things you listed!!! :)

lotusgirl said...

Aw thanks, Alyssa! I suppose I could claim that I have mastered French since I have a degree that says so. LOL!