7 Random Things

I just visited Reading Adventures for the first time. It’s a great blog, and I decided I’d take up Marg’s offer to take up the thread and post seven random things about myself. Once you’ve read mine, maybe you’ll post a link to yours in the comments?

Anyway, here we go:

1. I like red wine – a lot. Nothing is better than kicking back on the couch or in front of the computer with a glass of Barossa Shiraz. Mmmm mmmm. My current favorites are: Anything from Two Hands, Kirkland brand Barossa GSM (which is actually a Grant Burge GSM – gotta love Costco!), or possibly anything by Charles Cimicky. And I really miss Charles Melton from when we lived in Australia … need to find someone who stocks it.

2. I am ‘from’ too many places. I went to about 15 different schools growing up, in various places like Alaska, California, Scotland, and Norway. Makes it hard to say where I’m ‘from’ when people ask – and it gets incredibly annoying. People need to realize that it’s NOT fun to explain your life-story for the millionth time. It might be new and unique to whoever’s asking, but there are other interesting things about me than listing where I’ve lived and explaining why. I’d rather just not talk to you than go over it again.

3. I get really scared whenever the plane I’m on takes off. Totally irrational, and totally terrifying. Also really hard because I have to hide how terrified I am from my kids. I think I heard somewhere that if something will go wrong with the plane it will happen on takeoff, so that’s where THAT comes from.

4. I pretty much create the same World of Warcraft character each time, but with a different hair color. The current one has red hair, but she could the twin of any of my other characters. I like being a female Blood Elf. I have 4 of them now. I also have a female draenai and a female gnome on the Alliance side, but I don’t like them as much.

5. If I could be anywhere in the world right now I would have to choose between two places: Either sitting on the beach at Lonely Bay in the Coromandel, New Zealand, or sitting at an outside bar in Bergen, Norway drinking beer with friends. Although, since it’s October, I think I’ll opt for the beach.

6. Our family is going to Belize for our next vacation during the kids’ spring break. I have wanted to go there since fifth grade, I think. Very very excited!

7. I am still hopelessly in love with my husband. Corny, but true. He’s my best friend, and I can’t imagine my life with anyone else. I feel very lucky.

8. That was a ridiculously corny thing to say so I’ll add an eighth thing. I touch my toes every morning when I get out of the shower to prove I can still do it.

Comments (3)

  1. Marg

    Thanks so much for playing along!

    I spent a fair amount of time living less than an hour from the Barossa Valley, but none of us were wine drinkers even when I was old enough to start drinking! What a wasted opportunity.

    These days my favourite winery is Taylors which is in the Clare Valley. Still in South Australia though.

    I travelled a lot by myself and was never scared of flying, but now when I travel I am a little scared of take-off and landing because my child is with me. He doesn’t realise that that is why I hold his hand for at least a few seconds!

    Belize sounds like a great place to go! I wish I could afford to go somewhere great!

  2. slife (Post author)

    Yea – we spent 5 years in Adelaide, which has totally colored my taste in wine.

    The Clare is a fabulous place … I went skinny dipping in a Billabong there once … oh dear.

  3. Trixie

    Interesting list of 7 things! I found your post from Sarah’s blog. My list of 7 things is up at http://trixiejames.blogspot.com/2008/10/tag.html
    I love wine too and also cracked up at your irritation at the question about where you are from. We moved a bunch when I was a kid too (though just within my homestate) so I never knew quite how to answer that question. Now that I think about it as I get older and have lived as an adult in the same place for a while, it’s a lot easier. Hopefully you are finding yourself more grounded now too.


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