A friend told me recently that I’ve been slacking off on the blogging. When I pointed out that my last post was less than a month ago, she proceeded to slam me for my movie review. “Not that it wasn’t good,” she said. “But what does it have to do with you–or writing?”
Well…nothing. I try not to write too much about me or my writing. I consider my blog to be less about me, more about things I think other people should think more about. I wish there was an emoticon to accurately convey the look she gave me then. It was somewhat unnerving.
Anyway, because she nagged and I could come up with nothing else to appease her, I’ve decided to share a bit of myself. Here are three things you probably didn’t know about me:
1. I do everything in spurts. When my blogging is regular, it’s probably because I wrote four articles ahead of time and scheduled them to post at specific intervals. I can keep my house truly, spotlessly clean for several weeks, only to struggle to do the bare minimum for days. I wrote a book in three weeks, the next over eleven months. I have no self-discipline. At all.
2. I have a habit of texting people who are in the same room with me, and carrying on long, absurd conversations we’d never say out loud. Believe it or not, this isn’t to poke fun at another. It’s merely a demonstration of my persistent immaturity.
3. I love the smell of a perm. If you’ve spent much time in the salon, or decided to curl your locks yourself, you must remember the eye-watering chemicals involved. For whatever reason, I can’t get enough of it. My sister perms her hair once every year or so. When she does, I make her sit next to me.
We all have our areas of weirdness, some more profound than others. For now, that’s all I have to share with you. (Oh, and the picture had nothing to do with any of this. I just liked it.)