random friday facts

1. I might have said this before, but I HATE SHOPPING.

2. I am afraid of flying.  Actually, I am afraid of taking off & landing.  In 2006, I was flying from Boston to DC for Labor Day weekend.  There was some hurricane going on, so we couldn't land, but instead circled for 2 hours.  Then the captain came over the loudspeaker and said something that basically went, "We have to land here and now or we won't be heavy enough to land, and it's really going to suck but you probably won't die."  The plane was rocking side-to-side almost 90º.  People were screaming and puking and saying the Hail Mary and I honestly thought my ticket was up.  The worst part was, we landed at Reagan, which is surrounded by protected airspace, so the descent is really steep on a normal day.  So bad.  For about 2 years after that, I had to get pretty drunk before I would get on a plane.  I still don't like it.

3. I think I have been successful in teaching myself to like yogurt.  Regular, not Greek.

4. I hate going to the post office.

5. I wear pants all summer.  Occasionally skirts.  Never shorts (except running/biking).

6. All my towels need to be folded the same way or I will just FLIP OUT.

7. I am so happy football season is here.  The fall is my favorite time of the whole year.  E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!

8. I have a "work voice."  I don't think this is weird.

9. I think high heels are evil.  But I like the way my legs look in them, so.....

10. I grew up riding behind my dad on a motorcycle, and got my license last year.  It still scares me.  I don't think I've ever gone faster than 45mph (as a driver, not a passenger).  But I do it anyway because I love it.

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  1. That story makes me scared of flying! I love high heels in theory, but then after 5 minutes of wearing them remember that I hate them in reality.

  2. 5.) ditto

    7.) DITTO!!!!!!!

    8.) I have to consciously not sound like I'm 12 years old while on the phone for work. And I still leave terrible voicemails.

    10.) Ditto. :)


  3. OMG! That is a crazy experience! I just get drunk for the hell of it ;)

    I hate shopping, too! I have no patience! I HATE sale racks and would rather pay full price then shuffle through that crap!

    Have a blast!!

  4. Awful flying story! I've only been on a one turbulent one with pukers and the mental duress was unbelievable. I can't imagine. No wonder you are such a tough chica. Just one of many things you have survived!
    And you are cool. Motorcycle license, Century Cyclist, the list goes on. Rock star!

  5. Amen to #9. Unfortunately, me and the heels are on a brief Hiatus thanks to Marathon training. My calves delcared war and I listen to them more often than not!


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