Do you remember David Letterman’s Top 10 Lists? They were always my favorite part of his show.
My favorite part of blogging is the community I get to experience here. Even if the relationships stay on the inter webs, I get to meet fellow writers and readers from all over the world. Without this technology, that camaraderie could not happen. Therefore, even though I write about Jesus stuff, I never want my posts to be sermons. I don’t want to preach while you listen. Trust me, no one wants to join that church! I hope and pray for dialogue. I share my ideas so I can hear yours. I want to know when you agree or disagree (not gonna lie, that one can sometimes hurt – depending on HOW you disagree. In other words, be NICE). I want us to learn from each other. Reading your comments brings me a ton-load of joy and food for thought (this is the kind of food I need to be consuming these days as the middle-aged spread keeps getting wider).
I try to be forthcoming and as transparent as my relationships with others and the prompting of the Holy Spirit allows while I put fingers to keyboard, so unless this is your first time reading (WELCOME!) you already know quite a bit about me. But in the interest of continued connection,
I racked my brain to come up with some things you might find interesting about me that I haven’t shared here before.
A David Letterman Style Top 10 List
- I had a cyst the size of a lemon in the roof of my mouth and had no idea.
- My husband and I were once both fired from our jobs for “illegally” dating each other.
- I still like to cuddle with a stuffed animal when I sleep, but a pillow will suffice.
- I feel compelled to finish reading a book even when I don’t like it.
- The cruise control in my car (that I’ve had for 5 years) remains a mystery to me and I have no real desire to learn to use it.
- I met David Hasselhoff and posed with his life-sized cardboard cut out (in his Baywatch trunks) at his suggestion while he took a picture.
- Procrastination is not a concept I have familiarized myself with. I seem incapable of it.
- I hate watermelon, but like watermelon candy. I love fresh cherries, but hate cherry-flavored candy.
- My first non-Christian concert was Michael Damian of “The Young and the Restless” fame. “Rock On” was his only hit song.
- As a yoga instructor, my addiction to Sonic Route 44’s is shameful!
Now for your assignment: Part 1 – Let me know in the comments which of these interests you the most. If you find it funny or fascinating or surprising, say so. I may choose to write more about it at a later date! Part 2 – Leave me one interesting or humorous thing about you that I don’t know. Thanks in advance for playing. I can’t wait to read them. And thank you, especially, for being my community. You will never know how much it means to me.
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I think it’s funny you cuddle w/ a stuffed animal and that you don’t use your cruise control! I love my cruise control out on the freeways. I once dated two guys at the same time with the same name – I married one of them.
That is funny, Sue! Glad one of them was “the one” of the two!
me, too. it took another 3 years to figure it out…
Lauren, for some reason, I identify with number 5. Hubby uses cruise control all the time, but I don’t even know how to turn it on. I am too much of a control freak to use cruise control.
One thing about me? Let’s see. I once saw the Beatles in concert. Yes, I am THAT old! I was a little girl and went with my mom, sister, her boyfriend (who later became her husband), and my teenage neighbor. I think we screamed the whole time they were on stage, although I didn’t quite understand why at the time!
The Beatles? That is so awesome. Thank you for playing along, Laurie!
I find # 7 fascinating! A writer and NOT a procrastinator! I know I can do anything but write, and procrastinate the task easily. It’s only deadlines and discipline that help my procrastinating ways. I think my first concert was the The Little River Band. Now I don’t think you’ll find many that remember them!
I’ve heard of them but can’t think of any of their songs. Thanks for playing, Lynn.
Helen Copson says
Hey there, I’m a newbie to your blog. I love this post! I definitely empathise with the cruise control. I’ve had my car for two years and have no clue how to use it – and no intention at all of finding out! My fact is that I have a toddler and baby twins (all boys) and feel like I’ve won the lottery if I make it through to bedtime with them all alive! (I also like wine…) #globalblogging
Wow Helen. Your hands are so full that I consider it an honor that you read my post all the way to the end! Thanks so much for playing.
Michele Morin says
Definitely resonating with #7–I sort of wish I could cultivate a bit more procrastination in my writing, posting on the fly and reflecting on things in the moment, but I never know if “the last minute” is going to be mine or not, so I’m a staunch planner and scheduler of my writing life.
I understand that! Thanks for playing, Michele!
Lisa Pomerantz says
I too am unable to procrastinate or arrive late anywhere. This is problematic for some, works well for me. I love cruise control on highways, but am starting to hate driving? People are so darned aggressive.
I’ve see the Jackson 5, Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Bette Midler, Styx, Al Jereau, Ellen Degeneres, and so many more in concert. Now I want to take my kids.
#mixitup xo Fun post!
Thanks, Lisa! You have quite the live show pedigree. Awesome! So glad you played along.
aww fair play for sharing 🙂 #mixitup
Thanks for visiting, Isabel!
I think it’s interesting that you had a lemon sized cyst in the roof of your mouth and didn’t know it. I don’t like to use cruise control unless I’m on a trip on the interstate.
Interesting you met David Hasselhoff! But why wouldn’t he let you have a picture taken with him? 🙂 I’m your neighbor today at #LMMLinkup! Blessings to you! Thanks for sharing these little tidbits. I should try something like that sometimes. 🙂
The Hoff was more than happy to pose with us in pics too! Thanks for playing!
Rebecca Hastings says
Love this side of you! #4 is one that resonates with me because I’ve been there. I’d say I’m 50% over it, and the only reason is that when I had babies I was too tired to read a lot, so my reading time was limited. I finally decided a book I didn’t like might just mean it’s not right for me right now. My time was short and there are far too many good things to read that I couldn’t spare a minute on something I didn’t enjoy.
***side note: it still drives me crazy to leave a book unfinished!
Something you may not know about me is that I met my hubby when I was 15 in the back of an ambulance. He was my cute EMT 🙂
I’m so glad to know I’m not the only one! And what a great meet-cute story! I would love to hear the whole thing some time.
Patsy Burnette says
The “cyst the size of a lemon in the roof of my mouth” is both interesting and terribly frightening, all at the same time 😐 IDK that there’s anything quite so interesting about me. Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!
Thanks for visiting, Patsy!
Donna Reidland says
I would have to say #7 and #5 were the most interesting. I’m afraid I procrastinate entirely too much, not about everything, just too many things. I do know how to use the cruise control (I think). But each time I have to fool around with it because it’s been so long since I used it. I never seem to keep it on for long. I feel too out of control. But there are definitely other things I should know how to use but don’t. It just seems like too much trouble to figure them out. Other things, like the many things I’ve learned about blogging (the technology parts), I’m willing to struggle through. And I have so much more to learn! I’d say the bulk of the things I’ve learned have been from other bloggers.
Isn’t our blogging community great! Thanks for playing along, Donna!
Theresa Boedeker says
#1 is making me want to ask some questions. As I am a curious sort. As a literature major I can so relate to #4, until in the last 4 years I have become more picky and realized no one will probably know if I don’t finish the book. Bing and Rainier cherries are one of my favorite fruits. Growing up in Washington state, I even remember driving over and picking cherries some years.
One interesting thing was my daughter and I biked the Katy Trail that runs across the center of Missouri (about 225 miles one way), riding it both ways. Because as my daughter said, “Mom, we’ll meet other people who have ridden the Katy Trail, but how many people will we meet who have gone both ways? West to East and then back West again. We left for the close to 500 mile trip without even any training. But it was the such a fun.
That cyst was crazy! And what an amazing bunch of memories you made with your daughter! So cool. Thanks for playing, Theresa!
Jessica A Jannenga says
#1 surprised me, as I seem to notice when there is something minutely off with my body! 🙂 The fact that you feel you compelled to read through a book if you don’t like it. I barely get started with books that don’t interest me from the get go! You have discipline 😉 I enjoyed this and that you called it your David LEtterman top 10, cool!
thanks for linking!
Thanks for playing along, Jessica!
Lisa Pomerantz says
Back again, from #ablogginggoodtime xoxo
Thanks for visiting again!
Rachel Lee says
This was fun! # 1 is pretty interesting! How could you NOT know?! I can identify with #4. And I have no idea what #10 is about.. Sonics Route 44?? 🙂
I guess it grew slowly and I didn’t know what the inside of anyone else’s mouth felt like! You don’t have Sonic Drive ins where you live? It is a 44 ounce soda that you can get super cheap during “happy hour”.
Mary Geisen says
I also do not use my cruise control and have no desire to in the future. I think it comes from some deep-rooted part of my personality that likes to be in control at all times.
I’m trying to think of a fun thing about me. When I was younger my mom used to say I looked like Jukie Andrews from Sound of Music. I guess it’s because I sing too.
A comparison to Julie Andrew is amazing! Thanks for playing, Mary!
Heather Keet says
The David Hasselhoff one is so hysterical. I just think that shows his personality so well, I’ve heard he is funny by friends who have met him. #GlobalBlogging
Show-biz people are a whole other breed! Thanks for playing, Heather.