Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Biting my tongue

Dear Internets,

I decided to tag myself on a meme today to avoid talking about things I shouldn't talk about on my blog. (Don't worry - they are not interesting things; they're mostly just whiny things.)

I decided to modify the meme a little in the interest of over-sharing. So, without further ado, I present:

Six embarrassing things you (probably) don't know about me
  1. I had an unhealthy obsession with My Little Ponies as a child. I (secretly) played with mine until well into middle school.
  2. I can't stand mini paper clips. I just don't understand the point of a paper clip that can only hold two or three pages together. But they're so utterly recyclable, I feel guilty just throwing them away. So if I have mini paper clips, I always try to use them first.
  3. I have an addiction to self improvement books. I never really follow their instructions (and thus, they are pretty much completely useless to me), but I still can't stop reading them. Also, I really like those "how I changed my life in one year using some ridiculous premise" memoirs.
  4. I went through a phase where I bought dental floss almost every time I went to the grocery store, because I could never remember if I was running low or not. I still have about 8 rolls left. Same with deodorant. I won't run out until 2012.
  5. I have been too afraid to open up my IRA statements for the past few months. So... I haven't. They are sitting unopened at the bottom of a pile of receipts by my desk at home.
  6. I regret buying my condo. I feel like I bought at the worst time to buy in Austin. Also, owning a condo just makes me feel really tied down.
I'm not going to tag anyone with this (I think that would be kind of mean), but feel free to share your own dirty little secrets.



Samantha Grace said...

I also hate mini paperclips. I always use the big ones. I feel like a giant holding a thimble when I use a mini paper clip.

Anonymous said...

I still play with my little ponies - when noone is watching ;-p

And mini paper clips seem to breed! One minute you have 10 and then suddenly they are taking over the drawer!

Anonymous said...

i am ALL about self-improvement books. and screw paper clips - its all about staples or those plastic sheet holder thingys!

Elizabeth said...

Is it really that bad of a time to buy? It seems like with all the new building downtown that the market would be pretty saturated and at a low. You might find yourself with a tidy profit in a few years. That being said, this is the worst time to sell--anywhere!

J. Money said...

amen on that last one - even though it's supposedly saving us lots of money and you feel kinda good (at times) about owning, i'd much rather feel "Free" again...

here's to everything turning around sometime soon and allowing us to escape!

Dan said...

I feel you on the whole thing about the IRA statements. I lost about 1/4 of my 401(k) from January to August, and another 1/4 during September. Ouch! Good thing we're young and have time to build it back up.

And I have the coolest 'capcha' word ever: alotard. Definition - someone who is REALLY retarded.