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Long Weekend

Seven More Things

The lovely and talented Anne tagged me to do the "Seven Facts" meme -- I already did one when Candy tagged me, but Anne is lovely and talented, so I'll find seven more facts that you might not know about me.

Or you might.

Here goes!

  1. I have anxiety dreams, especially when I have something I have to do. I had one last night! I kept reminding myself IN MY DREAM to pay my mother's assisted living bill. So I did, first thing this morning.
  2. I love oysters on the half shell. In fact, I was craving some today. Of course, I didn't think of the obvious place in the greater DC area to get oysters, but instead I thought of RiRa, an Irish restaurant that makes a point of advertising their oyster availability. And... they were out of oysters. So we ordered anyway, and then the server came back and told us that the delivery had just arrived! Whee! They were delicious too, nice and briny and plump.
  3. I began wearing glasses in sixth grade, switched to contact lenses in ninth grade, and finally had LASIK surgery in 2000. I had the monovision adjustment, so I still don't need reading glasses -- most of the time.
  4. My dad used to take us kids to the harness races at Ocean Downs sometimes. I'd read the odds to Pop, but one day the board seemed very fuzzy and I couldn't read it. Pop suggested that Mom better take me to the eye doctor. When the eye doctor asked me why I thought I needed glasses, I replied, "I couldn't read the tote board at the racetrack." Mom wanted to sink through the floor.
  5. I always honk my horn when I drive across railroad tracks.
  6. I pinch my bottom lip together when I'm thinking about something. Joe, for some reason, thinks this is weird, so I am dutifully reporting it.
  7. I spent several rush hour commutes memorizing the words to Dylan's Subterranean Homesick Blues. My next Dylan lyric memorization goal is Highway 61 Revisited.

I'm supposed to tag a buncha more people, but I break chain letters. So if you'd like to do this one, consider yourself tagged!