Laura tagged me in one of those “five things about you” memes via Instagram. So, lucky you, five random things about me.
1. Cookies are my kryptonite. I have a wicked sweet tooth, regardless, but my particular downfall is cookies. It doesn’t help that I make some incredibly delicious ones, if I do say so myself. I was all kinds of proud when one of the kids’ preschool teachers confided last year that the box of cookies I gave them at the holidays was their favorite.
2. I love classical choral Christmas music. I could happily listen to my St. Olaf Christmas Fest CD from Thanksgiving until New Year’s. And don’t even get me started on a good men & boys’ choir. And yes, that is somewhat in conflict with the whole “we’re raising Jewish kids and not celebrating Christmas in our house” thing.
3. I have toyed with the idea of becoming a Spinning teacher. I would have to get in WAY better shape before I would consider doing anything about it, but I think I’d be good at it. Or maybe I’d just enjoy creating different playlists for different rides.
4. My random, recurring celebrity fantasy/daydream involves having [insert current celebrity of choice] over for dinner. I have no idea why. I can’t decide if that says something kind of sweet about me, or if it just means I’m getting old and need a much more adventurous fantasy life. Either way, it’s kind of embarrassing.
5. In the last month, I have at least a dozen pictures of myself. This is absolutely radical to me. I’m not sure I have that many from the rest of the entire year. I give all credit to my new iPhone and the self-facing camera, as well as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, which make taking a picture just part of a status update. I almost never give my “real” camera to someone else and ask them to take a picture of me. But the iPhone makes it so easy to snap a picture as we’re going about our day. Not many of them are exactly frame-worthy, but I’m glad that it’s so easy to finally have some pictures of me and the kids.
Though I will say, there are few things as alarming and hideously unflattering as turning on that camera and have it facing you from somewhere under your chin. Yeesh.