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My list of 27

November 16th, 2006 at 03:47 pm

1. Nobody knows exactly when or where I was born (sometime in early to mid July ’69, somewhere between ES and Honduras….my biological parents were fleeing the war!)
2. I have struggled with self-esteem/body-image issues my whole life, and used to think of myself as very ugly….with all the work I’ve done, now I think of myself as either plain or cute, depending on how bad/well I feel that day….still working on it, though!...
3. I’m smart and warm and caring…and I keep telling myself this is what really matters…
4. A lot of people tell me they admire me, and that always takes me by surprise
5. Sibling rivalry is terrible at my house: sis got the looks, I got the brains, and our parents always pointed this out, so whenever someone praises her on looking younger than me, or praises me on understanding things faster, you can feel the tension in the air! –we do love each other, though!
6. My appendix was removed when I was 2 ½ years old
7. I have difficulty telling left from right…I quit trying to understand North and South a loooong time ago! (I’m ok with East and West, though!  )
8. I get disoriented very easily, and frequently get lost in my own city….even when in “familiar” places…and it’s terrifying!
9. I was never good with numbers, but always had an affinity for languages
10. I speak 3 languages: Spanish, English and German
11. I use English more than Spanish in my day-to-day interactions, even though I live in a Spanish-speaking country
12. I’ve never been outside of my country for longer than 2 weeks
13. I married at age 22, separated 6 ½ years later and divorced 1 year after that
14. Ex-hubby was the one asking for a divorce: he’s gay
15. My pregnancy was unplanned and it came at a very difficult time in my life, yet my daughter is the most wonderful gift ever!
16. DD is not ex-hubby’s child
17. The hardest thing about being a single mom is explaining to Ale why her father doesn’t come to see her or call her or even write to her! (I’ve tried to keep things as “friendly” as possible between us and, even send him an email regarding Ale once in a while…1 time out of 3 he doesn’t even bother acknowledging receipt of those…once in a while he will answer emails….mostly with apologies for not having stayed in touch and not sending money)
18. I love reading and read at least 1 book/week
19. I love Latin American Literature
20. My favorite book is 100 Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
21. My maternal grandparents were listed in a ES sociology book as being part of the “oligarchy” of the country
22. I’m terrified of bugs…excepting beetles
23. I’m terrified of bats, and the sound of flapping makes me shudder
24. I’m extremely ticklish…you can make me scream without touching me just by saying “tickle” and doing tickling motions with your fingers in the air…having my hair washed or blow-dried at the beauty parlor is torture!
25. I’m very impatient – I like things done NOW, else I stress out…
26. I have nightmares if I sleep on my back
27. I’m a chocoholic

10 Responses to “My list of 27”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oooh, very interesting list indeed!

    My ex told me something similar about #17 as well. However, my oldest son (who is adopted) no longer has that particular issue I think. We still see each other as father and son and we get along great.

    As for #24... muahahaha. I'll just keep that one handy in the back of my mind... for potential future use. Heh heh.

  2. LdyFaile Says:

    #24. I'm extremely ticklish too! Although I think I'm over it, but for the friends who still think I'm affected by it, I just play along.

  3. tinapbeana Says:

    i got lucky on #24: i'm only ticklish in 1 spot (actually 2, it's the same spot on opposite sides of my body): right where the pants pocket hit... i found out by accident: in high school a friend wanted to borrow some change and my hands were full, i told her to reach in my pocket and grab a quarter: i instantly dropped what i was holding and doubled over!!!

  4. PRICEPLUS Says:

    I too am a chocoholic!Smile Don't sell yourself short on beauty as it is always in the eye of the beholder. More important is loving and caring in my book!WinkSmile

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    'm only ticklish in 1 spot (actually 2, it's the same spot on opposite sides of my body): right where the pants pocket hit...

    Mental note... filed. Muahahaha. Wink

  6. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I can see why people tell you they admire you!! Because you are smart and warm and caring!!! Big Grin

  7. janH Says:

    I get lost in my little town, too. I once flagged down a postman to find out where I was.

  8. fairy74 Says:

    #7, 19 & 24 me too! Very interesting list and DD is very lucky to have you you sound like a cool mom!

  9. Lau Says:

    I have difficulty telling left from right…I quit trying to understand North and South a loooong time ago! (I’m ok with East and West, though!  ) That's funny cause I'm completely the other way around.. well, almost. North and South are not a problem at all, but I do have to stop and think about Right and Left, and East and West! Smile

  10. miclason Says:

    LOL!...I do have to look at the sun....in Spanish, you can use: Este/Oeste or Oriente/Poniente....Poniente is where the sun sets (donde el sol se pone)...
    Oh, and I'm lucky, the "city" is so small, if I'm going down the main street (which "cuts" through the city, changing names every so often) I know that if I'm going downhill, north will be on the driver side of the car! LOL!...and our Avenues cross this Boulevard and go by 2's (103, 101, 99, 97) until you reach the other main road (1st Ave.) and from then on, you get the "even" avenues (2nd, 4th, 6th) and so on....helps me find my way around when I'm lost...it's funny because "Salvadoran directions" always focus on landmarks (3 blocks from the Cathedral) and I swear I could be standing next to the Cathedral and not notice it, so I'm always asking for the "physical address" (which is actually the postal address!)...the last time I got lost I "didn't see" two HUGE shopping malls one in front of the other...I knew I had to make a U turn about 2 blocks from those malls, and didn't "see them"....I called my sister in tears...I swear I was getting to the Honduran border!

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