25 Random Things

From Facebook. I caved in to peer pressure:

1. I have dual citizenship. So do my kids.


2. I’m a night owl. My children are early birds. This is, as they say, Not Good.


3. I have two favorite numbers: 4 and 9. My phone number and address include both these numbers and I take it as a good sign.


4. I can’t parallel park. Yes, I think it is shameful.


5. I learned to read at 3, so I got to skip first grade. Woo-hoo!


6. On a related note, I graduated from high school at sixteen, and graduated from college at twenty. I am special.


7. I didn’t speak a word of English until I was in fourth grade. This
is why I don’t stress out about speaking Spanish to my kids
exclusively. They’ll get it. They’ll have no choice.


8. I speak fluent high school French - not to be confused with actual
French. (Let me prove it to you: Où est la bibliotheque? - SEE?)


9. I’m blind as a bat. My contact lens prescription is -6.50 and -5.75. I’m afraid to get Lasik.


10. I have to shower every morning. It wakes me up. I’s sooner give up my morning coffee than my morning shower.


11. I don't watch much TV - except for Gossip Girl and Mad Men.


12. When I was little, I wanted to be a zoologist.


13. I hate snow and ice with a fervent passion. Why do we live in Boston, you ask? EXCELLENT question.


14. I will never turn down dark chocolate. Ever. Give me a brownie and I will love you. Forever.


15. Macaroni and cheese is nice, but my preferred comfort food is rice and beans with picadillo.


16. I will eat anything if it has figs in it.


17. I like paper: Books, newspapers and letters


18. I haven’t made my kid’s baby books, and I live in constant fear of
a hard drive failure that will erase their baby pictures forever.


19. You know how in German the word “mädchen” (young girl) is genderless? That bothers me.


20. I don’t understand the need for children’s menus, or kid food. Sorry. Food is food.


21. I don’t trust women that don’t have close female friends.


22. I’m grossed out by frozen dinners - stuff like Stouffers or Lean Cuisine. Blech.


23. Know what else is gross? Oysters. Eww...


24. When I was little, I wanted to have curly hair. Now I love my straight hair, because I am lazy.


25. I still wear my retainer.