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Sunday, April 16, 2006

A Tag for Meme

Okay so I don't normally play these TAG games but after all it IS Sarah.
SO she wants me to post 6 things about me that you don't know, or things that are weird.
1. I'm not sure of the name of this phobia, the fear of getting lost. I have it. In spades. I get what you would almost call panic attacks over being lost. It seems to keep getting worse. The help desk where I work is completely versed in me calling them sobbing because I become terrified and don't know where I am. I cannot make a wrong turn and then right it. If I make a wrong turn - I freak out. I was once travelling down a MAJOR street, one I use every day, to go to a friends house. On the phone with said friend, they told me "now if you pass X you've gone too far" to which I started sobbing "oh shit oh shit, I just passed X......." The heart pounds, I start to sweat, and I can't usually stop crying. It's not pretty. That should be weird enough but I need five more....
2. I don't enjoy eating. It's hard to believe, being as heavy as I am and as I have been, that I don't enjoy it. But I don't. It's difficult for me to get into. When I have lunch or dinner and I am asked for "where do you want to go?" and I answer "I don't care," I'm not being a GIRL. I just don't care.
3. I exist in a state where my number one fantasy is just sleeping alone, in the dark in silence. I suspect most mothers do though.
4. When I told my mother I was pregnant the second time, SHE TOLD ME that she had dreamed that I was pregnant and that I was having twins. That I had come to her and woken her up to tell her. And she was right.
5. Until the day I had Louis, the day my brother Matt was born was the happiest day of my life. May 7, 1979. I had been an only child until that day.
6. Texture is more important to me than taste, when it comes to food, in most instances. I like things separate and simple. I don't like things all mixed up, which is why I don't like most Ben and Jerry's flavors - they have cold hard chunks of stuff in them that ,although they are good on their own, I don't like in the ice cream context. I like raisins but I don't like raisins IN food. The smell of some foods is also a huge turnout. Too much vinegar smell on your plate can affect my ability to eat my food.
And like Sarah, I cannot STAND mustard.

I tag no one.
I am too tired.


zombieswan said...

I don't have any major phobias, but if you're a spider, just don't touch me. If you, spider, are in the world, I can stand it (after much therapy) but if your little spidery leg touches any part of me, or really, anywhere near me, I freak. Once, at my friend George's house, a big brown spider came out of a Jethro Tull album cover I was admiring. I've never been the same since. :)

christa said...

wow, i didn't know that about the getting lost thing. any idea where that comes from?

Anonymous said...

Jethro Tull + Big Brown Spider = bad time. Please make a mental note, dude.

Gidge Uriza said...

The getting lost thing started in college. If I didn't know where a class was going to be held, I had to map it out first, practice going there so that on class day I didn't "get lost". It's just gotten worse with time. I get very nervous driving in new places.
I love my car, it has a directional indicator...I at least know what direction I am facing now.

christa said...

i was listening to this today:

it's a "this american life" episode called "you are here" and it's about being lost, getting found, and following maps. very entertaining...

Odd Mix said...

Oh, #3 for me! Me, Me, Me! Pleeeeease, #3!

Lumpyheadsmom said...

I'm delurking to tell you I tagged you - but for a YouYou. Tell us about Sarah.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I was trying to go to that playgroup in Maryland the other day and I made almost every wrong turn possible.

I thought about you the whole time.