Sunday Search Terms – So sorry! No search terms were used to find my blog this week. Booo!!! (It’s probably because I was on vacation)
So, that brings us to Project 365! Hooray! Yippee! Huzzah! Random Facts 29-35…
#29 – When it comes to remodeling, I love the DEstruction parts. Once that is done, I’m the grunt that hauls stuff around or holds it in place.
Since I covered how I’m horrible at pounding in a nail with the last random facts, I was on a roll and had to bring up this one. I really love destruction. Tearing stuff out. Ripping out walls. Smashing stuff with sledgehammers. But the construction part… I know my roll. Measuring, cutting, hauling and holding. I have the measure twice, cut once mentality, and can picture the way things should go together in my head, but to actually put them together? Different story. I leave that to other people.
#30 – I hate painting. HATE. IT.
I know, “hate” is a strong word. I hate painting. Want to see me start to behave like a pissy two-year-old? Hand me a can of paint and a brush.
#31 – I once slept for 17 hours straight.
I’d spent the weekend at a 4-H overnight event. You know us crazy 4-H kids! Up all night, playing rounds of Bullshit and talent shows. I came home, started laundry and then went to sleep…. for seventeen hours.
#32 – I haven’t shopped at Walmart since 1998.
That’s right. Walmart is evil. EVIL! Initially I stopped shopping there to show my support of local “Mom ‘n Pop” stores, and then it was all the Union bullshit, and then it was because the Walmarts around here look like someone’s garage sale threw up. Then, well… it became habit. I think I’m better for it.
#33 – I have never seen any Friday the 13th, Halloween, Saw or other horror films of that nature, though I have seen brief parts of Hellraiser and Pet Cemetery. I still get nightmares from Hellraiser.
Yep. It’s true – I don’t watch “horror” movies. Movies that are completely over-the-top, like Kill Bill and Zombieland I have no problem with and I actually like because they ARE over the top. The problem with horror flicks is that the absolute WORST scenes of violence and gore stick in my mind and replay themselves over, and over, and over, and over…. you get the idea.
#34 – I read “The Catcher in The Rye” by J.D. Salanger when I was 12. I understood it.
I grew up in a house where one room was full of books. I was (and am) an avid reader, and after finishing one book, I went down the bookshelf, recognized the title of “The Catcher in The Rye” and grabbed it. I think I finished that book in two or three days, and when I was putting it back, Mom happened to see me with it and inquired if I understood the book. I believe my response was, “Yeah, I understood it. Teacher was gay. No big deal.”
#35 – I used to read encyclopedias.
Encyclopedia Brittanicas and Encyclopedias of American History to name just a couple. They were right there on the shelf. It’s good to be armed with knowledge, but remembering it is the battle.
Thanks for watching! Tune in next time for… hmm, not sure yet. Maybe the St. Thomas highlights!