49 things about me, Writer of Words, etc

  1. My mother tongue is not English
  2. My formative years were spent living in a small city outside of Zurich, Switzerland
  3. My mother tongue is Swiss German
  4. I used to be a flight attendant
  5. I am not the most self-confident person in the world
  6. I like my towels folded a specific way because otherwise they don’t fit in the designated drawer or closet
  7. I prefer when things in the kitchen are stacked in logical fashion: little plates on top of bigger ones, smaller pots inside larger ones
  8. I organize my things logically and by like items even though the rest of the family is challenged with this concept
  9. I am familiar with rage
  10. I don’t often like my hair and when I do it’s on a day I have no where to go
  11. I like my coffee hot and with cream only, and usually two cups are enough
  12. Wine is yummy but makes me tired so I cut back significantly
  13. It is rare that I eat steak, or lamb, without a glass of red wine
  14. White or rose wine doesn’t make me as tired if I turn it into a spritzer with frozen berries or peach slices
  15. Most of my real life family and friends ignore my blog or don’t mention it if they lurk
  16. I don’t know how I feel about #15
  17. I love the blogging community I have created in these pages here with you โค
  18. I often think I am not cut out for relationships
  19. I am in the process of writing my memoir
  20. I am in the process of ignoring my memoir
  21. When I’m done procrastinating about my memoir I will write like a maniac and ignore everything else until I’m depleted of words
  22. Berries are my favorite fruit but I also love in-season apricots and fresh figs
  23. When I crave chocolate I eat just enough to satisfy my craving and then I’m done
  24. Sometimes it takes a lot of chocolate to satisfy my cravings
  25. Swiss chocolate is my favorite kind of chocolate
  26. I’m in the process of starting a dog walking business
  27. I’m in the process of talking myself out of a dog walking business
  28. I’m in the process of forcing myself to revisit the benefits of having a dog walking business
  29. I volunteer to watch my friends’ dogs for free because I feel uncomfortable taking money from friends
  30. My friends’ dogs are part of my family
  31. I created an outdoor pen for our two guinea pigs Oreo and Nugget
  32. I have two kids who play competitive sports
  33. I’m a hockey mom
  34. I’m a baseball mom
  35. I’m a ringette mom
  36. I volunteer my time scheduling the games, practices and tournaments for my kids’ sport teams
  37. I have anxiety
  38. When I get depressed I want to wallow in it until it goes away
  39. I am usually an introvert with periodic spurts of extrovert behaviour
  40. Extrovert behaviour is usually associated with activities a kid is involved in
  41. I like to go to bed early, to read and/or watch tv
  42. I like solitude
  43. I have few really close friends but the ones I do have I’m close to and keep in regular contact with
  44. I like email or instant messaging with my close friends
  45. The typed or written word says it more clearly for me than the spoken word
  46. I am not a party girl
  47. I don’t want to be a party girl
  48. I spend too much time watching stupid TV
  49. Fortnite will be the end of me

57 thoughts on “49 things about me, Writer of Words, etc

  1. I could probably comment on every single item but will spare you from turning this into a novel. I will just say that I absolutely love fresh apricots (and pronounce it “ape”-ricots though I seem to be in the minority in that regard).

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  2. I realise I’ve commented once before but that’s ok. About brought me here.

    5. Self confidence isn’t a writer’s trait, in my opinion.
    6. You can call round and fold my towels any day ๐Ÿ˜‰ .
    8. Nothin wrong with being a little OCD ๐Ÿ˜€ ..
    9. OMFG!! Nothin scares me like a raging woman, seriously! (If it doesn’t hurt to write I’d enjoy reading a post about rage, I can be prone)
    10. Long hair can be an issue for some older women, yours looks suits you, classy.
    13. Wine soothes ALL life’s woes.
    15. If someone is a lurker then it’s better not know.
    18. Agreed!
    49. You are not alone, my sis in law has no-tech timeouts.

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      1. I know. You’re so careful and polite… ๐Ÿ˜‰ No worries. I’m not easily offended. I just mean that when I’m going through the rage other women often identify with me (reasons are varied but hormones are usually to blame). The men and kids feel more like you do (and they should…lol) ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  3. I can totally relate to your words! I love your inner dialogue. Keep up the interesting writing โœ๐Ÿป and best of luck ๐Ÿ€ with all your endeavors โ™ฅ๏ธ

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  4. A friend of my mum’s looks after people’s dogs (at her home) whilst they’re on holiday, she gets paid and word is spreading mouth to mouth…โ€ฆโ€ฆ.. my guess is no one will mind paying because kennels are expensive and they are locked in pens with little exercise…โ€ฆโ€ฆ.. thought that might help.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I know once the word is out there words will spread! My SIL and BIL live about 3 hours from here and have two huge Shepherds and their trusted pet sitter is moving to another province and she said it is incredibly challenging to find someone as the ones that are already doing it are already at capacity!

      I live in a big city and a high density neighbourhood, it probably only takes one dog to land as a client…I’m hoping. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. It’s basically a dialect. I think most languages have them. If you visit say, New York and then head down to Texas, you’ll hear a very distinct dialect difference, but you still know it’s English. The Swiss German dialect is very hard for German speaking people to understand, bit they still recognize it as originating from German. ๐Ÿ˜Š


      1. Y’all are sho’ nuff right about them thar dialectical differences n’ stuff. Bein’ from Texas but having learnt me some Spanish purty good and a little French I done forget, mostly.

        Now, if you read that in your imagined US southern (there’s more than one) or Texan accent from the movies and such, you might find yourself making judgement about the intelligence of the speaker of those words. But you would be dead wrong to do so. There are plenty of intelligent, witty and damn fine funny people who talk like hicks but are salt of the earth. I can speak with a twange with the best — I am a native – but I also took Latin, French and Spanish and have traveled a bit. I just thought I’d mention that even though only Claudette will probably see it.

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  5. I identified with SO MANY of the behaviours you listed – from the ordering of things, to the introverted tendecies – so many things. It’s no wonder we get on so well ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Ive been wanting to do one of these but i have a suspicion it will end up looking like a “things i hate” list ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Eh…maybe not. Might be fun.

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  7. I think Fortnite will be the end of all parents with teenage kids. I do not even know what the game is, beyond what I have read on blogs, but I know my kid plays it online with his friends (and try’s to say he is socializing, so should be allowed to play for hours on end)

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    1. Thank you. Years of practice, and lots of reading in multiple languages. ๐Ÿ˜Š And you should see my hair today….blah. we’re going out and I’ll probably have to wear a hat. ๐Ÿ™„

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