Apr 10 2008

Tall, piano, smell, sight, LOST, fire chief, teeth.

Warning: This has nothing to do with saving money.
The “seven random things” meme has come back to me, and I feel like I should participate again. For one, several bloggers (Jessica at Pianomomsicle, Julie at The Health and Wellness Post, and Frugal1StopMom ) have tagged me recently, and two, it’s been awhile since I did it the first time.
So, hmm. What in the world can I tell you that you don’t already know about me?
1. I’m 5’10” tall. I like my height, but for some reason, people can make the dumbest remarks about it. Example: “Do you play basketball?” If I’m feeling snarky, I might say, “No, do you play miniature golf?”
2. Instead of bball, I play piano. A little bit. I took lessons for about a year or so. I sight-read slowly, and prefer to play by ear if I can. I can plunk out a few songs, but it’s nothing exceptional. Someday, when I don’t live in a third-floor apartment, I’d like to have a piano again.
3. My sense of smell is my strongest. I like being able to distinguish various smells, and I always love it when a familiar scent takes me back to a happy memory. The other day, when buying herbs, I smelled garden hose water as it came in contact with hot asphalt. Immediately, that reminded me of a hot summer day, with a sprinkler overshooting the lawn and hitting the driveway. Ah, summertime.
4. My vision is my worst sense. Every year, my eyesight gets a bit weaker, and it drives me nuts. As soon as my vision stabilizes some (and as soon as I can save enough money) I want to have that Lasik surgery. That would rock my world.
5. I don’t watch much TV, but I do have a few favorite shows that I can’t miss: Lost and The Office. Also, I love Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU, and I usually catch American Idol, even though this season is lousy.
6. When I was in middle school, I took a career self-assessment that suggested I’d be a great fire chief.
7. I’ve had 14 teeth pulled at the dentist office. Good grief. Two were wisdom (the other two wisdom teeth never developed, thank goodness), eight baby teeth with their massive roots intact (four pulled in two separate instances) to make room for other teeth, and four permanent teeth. I just have a small mouth, I guess. There are 24 teeth in my mouth, and it’s a tight fit.
Now, to tag seven people. I’m going to choose seven recent commenters (thank you for commenting! I <3 it):


12 Responses to “Tall, piano, smell, sight, LOST, fire chief, teeth.”

  1. You just reminded me that Lost doesn’t have a new episode for a couple of weeks…GRRRR!

    I’d also love to have Lasik. If it weren’t so darn expensive…

  2. I know about the tall thing. I used to be tall until everyone caught up with me… people used to ask me all the time if I played basketball. I attempted for three years to play just on this premise and sucked. I hate stereotypes! :^)

  3. I love Law and Order too. I have a really good sense of smell too. It seems mine improved with my last baby. My husband hates it because I am always trying to track down a strange smell.

    1stopmom’s last blog post..7 Random Things About Me

  4. Thanks for the tag–my seven things are up. I’m 5’10” too and would LOVE to have Lasik at some point….

    Michelle’s last blog post..Seven MORE random things about me…

  5. Ha! The miniature golf quip is too cute.

  6. thanks for the tag. i’ll get it up tomorrow!

    hyperactive lu’s last blog post..Friday Felicities

  7. Thanks for the tag! I am also a huge fan of LOST! My post is now up.

    Meredith’s last blog post..More Ramblings

  8. Awhh I actually like this Season’s American Idol – I feel like it’s so hard to choose which one is my favourite (though I’ve only really had 5 favourites since the top 12). I just wanted to say too that vision would be my worst sense and every year mine get just that much weaker. It’s a pain in the hole that you’re only allowed one (free) eye check every two years on our government health care plan. But I’m not complaining that much, at least I get one free one – some people don’t get any for free from their government! But yeah, ditto on the Lasik eye surgery. Can’t WAIT till I can get that! I’d love to wake up and be able to see the ceiling. lol

    fragileheart’s last blog post..And then I ate two doughnuts

  9. About Lasik, unless you have had some injury or disease, I don’t think your eyes are going to settle down much. I got my eyes done 7 years ago. It was fantastic, getting rid of glasses and being 20/20 (for the first few years). However, my eyesight does keep getting worse (all part of getting older). Eventually, I’ll redo it.

    As far as a medical procedure, it was the biggest non-event. You go in one day, they take all kinds of measurements of your eyes. They crank the numbers and set an appointment for another day. On that day, you come in (with a designated driver). They lay you back in a chair with some equipment hanging nearby (like a dentist’s setup on steroids). They cover the eye they aren’t doing at the moment (so they don’t drop stuff in it). Put numbing drops in your eye, clamp the lid open and attach a suction ring to your eye (to hold the eye steady). Then they swing the machine over and you hear a buzz sound as it slices the top layer of your cornea off and flip it over. Then you hear a bunch of clicks (that’s the laser pulsing) as they reshape your cornea. Then they flip the top layer back on and make sure it’s smooth. At that point, I had 20/20 in that eye (I could see the pattern int he ceiling tiles). Then they repeat the process with the other eye.

    That’s it except for the clear covers that they tape to your eye to keep the eye moist and to keep you from rubbing it while the top layer of the cornea heals back down.

    The only reason I needed a driver at that point is because the clear covers mist up so much I could only see through the tracks that the drops made.

  10. Ha! I had to laugh at the first one – I am 5 10 as well and people ask that as well. Problem is, I DID play basketball and still love the sport. I was a center…yeah, typical tall women stereotype :)

    Michelle’s last blog post..We’re Moving

  11. Thanks for the tag. I posted mine last night.

  12. Lost is an amazing show, can’t wait for it to come back on!

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