25 THINGS ABOUT ME THAT MAY OR MAY NOT WISH I DISCLOSED

1. WHEN I WAS A KID I WANTED TO BE JACQUES COUSTEAU. IN FIRST GRADE WE MADE REAL LENGTH STUFFED PAPER PEOPLE OF OURSELVES AND ALL I DID WAS DRAW A FACE AND SURROUNDED IT IN BLACK PAINT..THE STORY GETS BETTER AND INCLUDES THE COPS BREAKING INTO OUR HOUSE, BUT I’LL ONLY TELL YOU IF YOU WANT TO KNOW……..

2. I GOT SCUBA CERTIFIED IN 200O, OAHU HI. SINCE THEN MY DAUGHTER & HUSBAND HAVE TOO. THOMAS SWIMS WITH A MASK AND SNORKEL IN THE TUB.

3. I ALWAYS HATED PEOPLES FEET, THEY DISGUST ME. I COPE BY ALWAYS HAVING AN UP TO DATE PEDICURE. I TOOK MY DEAR BROTHER TAYLOR TO GET A PEDICURE AND HE ASKED WHAT COLOR? I TOLD HIM CLEAR FOR GUYS, BLACK FOR ROCK STARS. HE GOT BLACK. SO EMBARRASSING THE WAY HE LAUGHED, GIGGLED, AND CRIED AT HOW MUCH IT TICKLED.

4. I DIDN’T GET OUT OF BED FOR SIX YEARS AND ALMOST DIED THREE YEARS AGO FROM PNEUMONIA. BILL FOUND ME PASSED OUT NOT BREATHING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY. EMT’S RESUSCITATED ME. I WAS IN THE ICU ON A VENT AND THEN IN HOSPITALS FOR A MONTH. I ALSO CODED AND HAD AN OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE. I’M TOTALLY TRAUMATIZED BY HOSPITALS.

5. I’M A RN, WORKING ON A ICU STEP-DOWN/TELEMETRY UNIT, IN A BIG HOSPITAL.
BIG DICHOTOMY.

6. I SPEAK SPANISH EVERY NIGHT TO THE CLEANING GUY HIERB AT WORK SO I CAN PRACTICE MY COLLEGE MINOR + 4 H.S. YEARS OF SR. GONZALEZ.

7. I HAVE A 15 YEAR OLD AND A 5 YEAR OLD. MY BABY I LOST WOULD BE 10 THIS JUNE.

8. I LOVE THE MOON AND STARS, THE PEACEFULNESS OF NIGHT TIME. HORRIBLE INSOMNIAC.

9. I EAT A BURGER NOW AND AGAIN, BUT MY MEDS MADE ME GAIN OVER 75 LBS IN AROUND 6 MOS.

10. I WEIGHED 107 LBS WHEN I GOT MARRIED AND WAS SAD I COULDN’T DONATE BLOOD. I FELT PRETTY THEN.

11. I LOVE ALL THINGS VAMPIRES ESPECIALLY ANNE RICE

12. I’VE SEEN THE SAME THERAPIST ONCE A WEEK FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS. I LOVE HER! I WOULD KIDNAP HER IF WE MOVED. YOU THINK PITIFUL, I THINK IT ROCKS TO BE WEEKLY CHALLENGED BY A SMART PERSON WHO KNOWS WHAT KIND OF PERSON “YOU” PROBABLY ARE.

13. I SACRIFICED MONEY AND DIET COKE TO THE GODDESS PELE ON THE BIG ISLAND, AND WENT SO FAR PAST THE SAFETY ZONE TO SEE THE LAVA CRASH INTO THE OCEAN MY UNCLE AND MY TENNIS SHOES MELTED ON THE BOTTOM.

14. EVER SINCE I SAW DR. DREW PINSKY IRL I’VE BEEN IN LOVE WITH THE MAN. THANK GOD FOR CELEBRITY REHAB, JUST TO SEE HIM (COULDN’T CARE LESS ABOUT THE CHARACTERS)

15. I NEVER LIKED CARTOONS. NOT AS A KID, NOT NOW.

16. MAYA ANGELOU AND DR. ABRAHAM LOW ARE MY MENTORS.

17. I DON’T MOVE IN MY SLEEP AND WORRY I HAVE A NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEM. ALWAYS WAKE IN SAME POSITION.

18. CHARLOTTE AND THOMAS WERE SURPRISES. I GOT PREGNANT WITH CHARLOTTE IN A SUNDAY SCHOOL ROOM AT CHURCH DURING A WEDDING RECEPTION, AND I TOOK THE PILL WITH THOMAS AND GOT PREGNANT ANYWAY. THE ONLY BABY I TRIED FOR, I LOST AT FULL-TERM.

19. I STARTED WORKING AND BEING FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT ESSENTIALLY SINCE I WAS 10.

20. I AM AN AGNOSTIC, BUT HAVE HOPE, A STRONG SPIRITUAL AND COMPASSIONATE SIDE. I BELIEVE HUMANS ARE ALL GOOD IN SOME ASPECT IF YOU GIVE THEM ENOUGH OF A CHANCE. THIS IS A DELIBERATELY TRIED AND TRUE LESSON I LEARNED EARLY IN MY TWENTIES.

21. I STILL FEEL 27 ON THE INSIDE.

22. I HAVEN’T HAD A TEAR JERKING, BELLY JIGGLING, HARD, PEE IN YOUR PANTS KIND OF LAUGH SINCE MY BROTHER TAYLOR DIED. ONLY HE COULD DO THAT FOR ME.

23. I AM DARK, I AM NAIVE, I AM SURPRISED, BUT I AM LIGHT, WISE, AND ATTRACTED MORE TO GOOD THAN TO EVIL. I DON’T NEED ORGANIZED RELIGION, I DON’T WANT IT. BUT I MISS IT SOMETIMES.

24. I’VE BEEN WITH MY HUSBAND MORE THAN I’VE BEEN WITHOUT HIM.

25. I JUST WANT TO BE UNDER WATER DIVING, GLIDING THROUGH THE WATER, HOLDING MY WATER FAIRY DAUGHTER’S HAND.

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