Monday, February 09, 2009

One Random Thing

Have you seen that thing on Facebook, 25 Random Things About Me? I'm a fan of random things, so at first I loved it. But then the lists stared to pile up. Soon I had approximately 9,457,38 random things swimming in my head, and I lost track of who wants to join the rodeo, who eats cold hamburger for breakfast, and who went to kindergarten with one of the Backstreet Boys. So I decided to break this down into more managable information chunks:

Tell me ONE random thing about yourself. Funny, memorable, embarrassing, dull, obvious...you pick.

Here's mine: I just read this article by Peggy Orenstein about how paranoid we've gotten as a society about trying to keep kids "safe." It made me realize how glad I am that I grew up in a time before bike helmets, car seats, and the sad belief that salt and fat are bad for us (I still think they're delicious gifts from heaven designed to make our lives happy, but I know I'm in the minority....)

What's your one random thing?

12 comments:

LEstes65 said...

You know all my random things. Like, for instance, I need a 12-step program for my FaceBook addiction.

JenKneeBee said...

I love grilled cheese sandwiches, but they have to have mustard put in there and cooked with it. So good!

Allie said...

Even if I really hate a sad movie and think everything about it is badly done, I still end up in tears when it starts pushing those buttons.

Gretchen said...

I agree with your beliefs on salt and fat. And, my random thing about me: my initials spell GAS. I've always thought it would be pretty cool to marry someone whose last name would form yet another word, like "GASH" or "GASP" or I can even drop my last name and do "GAP" or "GAD"...

~Virginia~ said...

i've seen it. and i did it. except i only did 10 random things instead of 25. i refuse to subject people to that much of my incoherent ramblings! :)

Ryan and Abby Green said...

So funny to read JenKneeBee's random...I can only eat grilled cheese if it has ketchup on it...but I may be willing to try mustard, at least for one bite.
My random...I've totally refused to do the 25 Random Things list, but I'm so curious about others, that I read all of theirs...I don't know why I'm holding out...
My random thing...I cry everyday about something...it could be watching an old man slowly walking to get his mail, a baby who is cute, a sad episode of Little House on the Prairie...you name it, I'm sure I'll cry about it.
Oops...that's 2 things...sorry! :)

Liza said...

I haven't done my 25 random things list yet.

My random thing is I have to get up early enough in the morning to read at least a little before work. My day just doesn't seem to start right if I haven't read something.

Sarakastic said...

My random thing is that I've never figured out how to use facebook & I don't really want to, because if I share snippets of my life with people I will look insane.

Stacy said...

I've been a ridiculously picky eater all my life, but my pickiness evolves over time. I might hate one food today, but two years from now, it could be my favorite.

Swishy said...

I know. I'm like, how in the world am I supposed to get a list of 25 things together? I much prefer the lists that are like, "Write down the 10 songs that appear on your iPod when you set it to shuffle"

My random thing ... I got my appendix taken out in the middle of Nebraska.

ramblin' girl said...

random thing for the day: I miss reading your blog... and writing on mine... think I'll work on that random thing.

Patricia Robb said...

One random thing about me is, I usually read the end of a book first. Just to make sure I want to continue reading it. Then if I like it, I start at the beginning. It works for me!