So, I got an award for this poor excuse for a blog. I have a feeling it is based more on my person than my blog, since this thing has been neglected for so long. Caryn tagged me for this almost 2 months ago, and apparently I just suck. But I won’t make that one of my seven things. The rules are that I have to tell you seven interesting things about myself and pass it along to seven other bloggers. I probably won’t do that second part, becasue, as I have mentioned, I suck.
1. When I got my job, I planned to stay for a year and then look for something else. I’d been in non-profit for years and law did not interest me and was not what I wanted to do. I’ve been there six and a half years now with no immediate plans to change. Still no plans to get my paralegal, but I’m content for now.
2. I took up hockey at 31 years of age, having never played a sport before in my life, other than a minor interest in tennis when I was like, 10 that never went anywhere. I love it, and it makes me feel accomplished every time I play. I’m coming up on the 2 year mark and can see how far I’ve come, and am amazed at what I’ve been able to get this body of mine to do.
3. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire adult life. A lot of people have encouraged me to try to get on The Biggest Loser, but I just don’t see myself as the “appeared on a reality show” type, not even one that’s not skeevy and exploitative.
4. Anthropologie is a company that makes clothing for willowy women, and I’m hoping someday to be able to wear their stuff. I’ve started a wishbook with clippings from their catalogues and various fashion magazines of the things I’d like to be able to wear someday. I’ve also got a few of their pieces on my fridge as motivation.
5. I also started cycling last year, and I love it. I’m not very good at it, in terms of endurance and stuff, but I’m working on it. I want to ride 50 miles in July, and I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it. But I’m going to try, and ride as far as I can, and not just give up before I start, which has sort of been my pattern in the past.
6. I love San Francisco but have no desire to live there. I love wandering around my friend Heather’s neighborhood with her, I love the cafes and produce stands and hole in the wall bars. I love Golden Gate Park and the Palace of Fine Arts and the Legion of Honor. But I like that it’s a place to visit. I’ll keep my little house in the suburbs with my awesome roommate.
7. My apartment has an alcove, and I’ve always loved rooms with alcove beds. I was tempted to put my own bed there when I moved in, but didn’t really want my bedroom sharing space with my living room. I have grand plans for the alcove once I’m no longer using it for storage- maybe an alcove bed, but I need to figure out how that’ll work with the bookshelves I also want to put in there… I’m thinking it’s time to get ruthless, as I’ve officially lived in my place for a year and haven’t even unpacked some of the boxes.