Wednesday, August 15, 2012

10 secrets

I love writing prompts.  If you didn't know, I was an English major with passion for writing even a casual 'call to write' sends my mind spinning and my fingers typing.

Found this link-up through my blog friend Tanya, so I thought I'd give 'er a whirl.

Today's prompt: Ten Secrets.

I am not going to take this incredibly literally, as, ahem, a lady must have some secrets that remain secrets.

I will, instead, share some little things I don't ever tell people, because they are slightly embarrassing and they would never come up in normal conversation.

1. In fourth grade I got in trouble for stealing change out of people's gym bags during a grade school basketball game.  I also stole an egg of silly putty from Hallmark.  Never got caught, but felt guilty for years!

2. I enjoy show tunes and sing them on a regular basis.  I have all the Rogers and Hammerstein musicals memorized.  Thanks Mom.

3.  Grilling and using power tools gives me an odd feeling of empowerment.

4. My fifth grade "boyfriend's" mother hated me and referred to me as "a pill."  I don't think she meant a good pill, either.  Now that I have my own son I can empathize with her hatred.

5. I love watching Keeping up with the Kardashians - it makes me miss my family, even though my family is not even remotely similar to the Kardashians.  It also makes me want to have a bunch of kids.  That feeling passes quickly.

6. The only time I have ever had panic attacks was when I was briefly a high school English teacher.  I had one every morning right before I left for work.  This explains why this career was so brief.  I mean, you can only have so many panic attacks before you say, "Um...this isn't working out."  Pretty proud of myself for finishing out the school year, though!

7.  I sometimes eat an entire frozen pizza.  {and yes, I keep it down.}

8.  I've always wished I was a redhead.  I feel it would suit my personality very well.

9. I used to try to teach my little brother to sing and play basketball.  I was extremely bossy about it.  Which is weird because I am fairly horrible at both singing and playing basketball.

10.   I cry during every birth scene on A Baby Story.  Every single time.

What "secrets" would you deign to share?