Friday, July 24, 2009

Ten Things

Well, you tagged me, Amber, so I hope I do this right. : P

10. When I was a kid, I believed that my mom (who is adopted) was switched at the hospital with my grandmother's "real" baby. I don't know where I got that idea, but I've been told that there were news stories about two girls switched at birth a few years back, and I guess that's where I got mixed up. The real story was that my grandmother and her then-husband couldn't have children, so they adopted.

9. For my junior English paper in high school, I wrote about Joan of Arc. The requirement was 5,000 words, but I ended up with over 10,000. My teacher gave me an "A" after reading only half of it.

8. I hate most vegetables, a lot of fruits, and coffee and seafood (of ALL kinds) make me sick. I actually tried to go vegan, but that's hard to do when you won't eat most of the foods you're left with. : P

7. I enlisted in the Army for 5 years, but have done a little over four. Signing for more than four was the biggest mistake of my life.

6. I love books. It's really an addiction. My best friend owns her own used book store, and I can't walk in there without finding at least one book.

5. Continuing with books... I have four bookcases, but I'm planning to get a great bookshelf system from the IKEA website that will hold my thousands of books.

4. I have four cats. Yes, I'm something of a cat lady, and proud of it.

3. My couch (a bright pink and orange checkered vintage Sealy sleeper sofa) cost me $30 at the Goodwill. In fact, most of my furniture has come from Goodwill.

2. I am a thrift store addict. They have the coolest goodies. : )

1. I have a weird habit of getting into cleaning, doing laundry, dishes, etc, at late times of the night when I have to get up for PT (exercise) at 4:15 a.m.


  1. Dangit. Okay, seriously, must go. People to speak to in house in person. Internet addiction awful.

    I have 9 bookshelves. And an entire closet devoted to comic books.

    It's only an addiction if you call it that. Otherwise it's...something less bad sounding than addiction. Which I cannot think of. :)

  2. I am also addicted to books! We only have 2 large bookcases for now, but have lots of books that don't fit on them. Our idea of a date is to find a used bookstore or go to barnes and noble. I love cats too, but left mine with my parents when we moved to Oregon.

    My husband signed for 6 (3 left) years with the National Guard, so I guess we have that in common too. His deployment did help with getting us some savings, and it has helped pay off his student loans from changing majors so many times, so I guess it can be a good thing. I imagine it wouldn't be too compatible with niqab though.

  3. Assalaamu alaikum.
    I am a total book addict also. And I love getting up early a lot before fajr (dawn) prayer. I get half my personal work done by the time most people are getting up. Incidentally I have commented on your blogs in one I wrote today. (Aliyah's Place) I must say I find your desire to veil both wonderful and a bit disconcerting. I hope we can get to know each others reasons better one day insha'Allah.

  4. Welcome, Aliyah! I hope we get to be good online friends. : ) I will be happy to answer any questions you might have about my decision to wear hijab and niqab.