1. Due to my parents’ previous marriages and the spaced out nature of their cumulative children, I have been the youngest, an only child, the oldest, and the middle child. Take THAT birth order effects! (A brief explanation to keep you from either obsessing over how this is possible, calling me a liar, or both: my oldest sister lived with us until I was four, I lived alone with my parents until my brother was born when I was 7 1/2, I was the oldest until we all got old enough to be around each other again, which put me in my current position as middle child.)
2. I had tons of freckles as a kid, and in my head I still ‘see’ myself as having them.
3. I have a recessive genetic mutation that causes my molars to have an extra root.
4. I prefer temperate mountains to tropical locations.
5. I spend a lot of time memorizing visual details: shadows, colors, proportions, scenes, etc. for paintings I rarely get around to creating.
6. Even numbers are superior to odd numbers, or so I believe. Note: visual compositions are the obvious exception to this rule.
7. My eyes were dark brown my whole life. Now they are shifting to hazel and getting lighter all the time. Go figure.
8. I have never locked my keys inside my house, car, office, etc. because I compulsively check that I have them with me before locking anything.
9. I have never had a nosebleed.
10. Drowning is the most common way that I have almost died, followed closely by bicycle accidents.
11. In my humble opinion, documentaries are awesome!
12. My husband and I speak to one another in a code composed primarily of South Park phrases.
13. Four is my favorite number simply because that’s what I told someone the first time I was asked.
14. I am rarely in my own dreams. When “I” am in them, “I” am usually someone else.
15. When I was a kid, a lion sprayed me through the bars of his cage. Not cool, lion, not cool.
16. I have never had a moving violation.
17. I am not that kind of doctor or that kind of psychologist.
18. My most annoying behaviors emerge in the classroom. I blame it on operant conditioning.
19. My knowledge of pop culture might fill a thimble. Maybe.
20. Aliens are real. I 100% believe this. Just look into the sky at night and consider the odds.
21. My books are always organized by genre, theme, and author.
22. Cutting off all my waist length my hair was the most liberating and scariest thing I’ve ever done.
23. I am probably shorter than you. Again, consider the odds.
24. I research lots of random things in my spare time. For example, I have extensive knowledge of most medium to large dog breeds.
25. I last had cable television when I lived with my parents in high school - over 12 years ago.