Friday, November 16, 2007

Random Tidbits About Me!

OK...I've been tagged by my friends Ansku and Sarah to do this, so here we go! Here are some random tidbits of info about me!

  1. I think the worst smells in the world are the smells of dirty rags and old banana peels. I can handle dirty diapers or anything else of that genre, but if there's a dirty rag in the sink, I want to throw up!
  2. I don't do well with little sleep. I actually HATE staying up late because I'm thinking the whole time about waking up in the morning...just the THOUGHT of being tired makes me grumpy. However, I can't go to bed if anyone else is up or anything remotely exciting is going on. Growing up, I was always really grumpy after sleepovers. My mom threatened me with no more...she should have followed through with her threats for all of our benefit! I guess I haven't grown out of that!
  3. Regardless of the grumpiness resulting from sleep deprivation, I get up almost every morning at 5:15 am to go to the gym. It's the only time that I never have any other commitments to prevent me from working out and I actually love this time to myself and feel more productive for the rest of the day as a result. Somehow the endorphins must cancel out the grumpiness from lack of sleep, or my husband would be suffering terribly!
  4. I LOVE reading. I used to think this made me really dorky. One year my parents put really fun stuff about Kimberly and Michael in our family Christmas letter (Kimberly dating and driving, Michael doing crazy little boy stuff, etc.) and then said about me "Robyn loves to read." I was livid! I thought I sounded like the most boring 13-year old on the planet. Now I'm really thankful for the escape a good book brings and hope my kids have the same love for reading!
  5. I have lived in Japan, the Dominican Republic and Finland for extended periods of time. I won a scholarship to be an exchange student in Japan the summer between my Junior and Senior years of High School. It was my first time really being away from home. I loved the DR and Finland (years later), but spent the whole 6 weeks in Japan counting down until I could go home! I really wish I would have appreciated what a great opportunity it was instead of being homesick the whole time!
  6. I love math! Besides Spanish and Choir, it was always my favorite class in High School. I especially love Algebra...I get a high from solving hard equations! I went to college with the intent of becoming a Math and Spanish teacher. However, I hated my first college Calculus class. I blamed it on the teacher, but really it was probably me being too into the social scene to bother putting the time and effort into really understanding what was going on. I graduated in Marriage, Family and Human Development instead.
  7. I turn red really easily...even when I'm not embarrassed! Growing up I had several nicknames resulting from this. I remember boys calling me "Glow Worm" in the 6th grade, and "Red Robyn" later. The ultimate, however, was my Freshman and Sophomore Spanish teacher, Mr. Garcia. He nick-named me "Tomate" (tomato in Spanish). Every single day for two years, he would spend a portion of the class saying, "OK, lets see how red we can get tomate to turn today" and I would--on-cue--proceed to turn very red. I couldn't help it...it worked every time! And yes,unfortunately, it still does!

So that's me! I guess I will tag Michael, Maylene, Eleisha, and Evelyn (and whoever else wants to share!). Tell us some random facts about YOU!

11 comments:

Kimberly and Devon said...

Hmmm...I guess I really am the greatest sister in the world because I already knew ALL of those things about you. It is nice, however, to always have that one person who knows everything about you and that you can tell everything to. You probably know everything about me too...that's why I love you!

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

I love these random meme's. So good to get to know lots of little tidbits about people.

Grandma Hand said...

I remember in growing up I was really shy because my face would turn bright red and the I would be so embarrassed. I was really glad when I outgrew that phase of my life, but on you it is so darn cute. I love you so very much!!

Annakaisa said...

You loved math in school. I HATED math! It made me so frustrated everytime I had to go to a math class, because I thought it was so lame. I LOVE yous new blog template! It's way cute! :)

Michael said...

"Michael's doing crazy little boy stuff." That was my favorite. Who knows what "crazy" things I was doing when I was 8. "Michael got baptized, or Michael's well-behaved in Sunday school...?" I can't really think of what it would have been. I guess we'll have to dig into the archives to figure that one out.

Michael said...

Also, I knew you were going to tag me. Probably so you can get me to blog more frequently.

Diane said...

Hey, the good news is that you weren't driving the Civic at 100 mph on Skyline Drive! (At least that we know about!)

I remember that family newsletter where we said you liked to read...you really did get mad at us! I can't remember how we changed it so you didn't sound like such a dork, but I think we had to get your approval before it went to print. Thanks for the fun look back! Love ya!

Sarah Beck said...

I have to agree with the stinky banana peels, stinky rags, but I have to say, I hate stinky diapers too. I didn't know you went to Japan?! That's awesome, I love learning new things about my friends

The Pants Family said...

I had Mr. Garcia also and he was terrible!!! So sorry that he was like that. I love to read also and my parents complained all the time that I would read on trips instead of looking at the scenery.

Cara said...

Wow - very cool and interesting things about you! I ADMIRE your ability to consistently get up so early to work out! It's true that it is the only uninterrupted time of the day. I love your blog!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Grandma Hand said...

I love reading about the things that happened and things that I NEVER KNEW ABOUT! This is a wonderful way to keep in touch with everyone. I hope that your THANKSGIVING WAS A GREAT ONE AND I HOPE PARKER IS BETTER!!! Love the Gadd family very much.