1. I like to leave a spoon in my hot cocoa or hot tea when I drink it. However, spoons do not belong in hot coffee; that’s just wrong in my book. If a spoon isn’t available, one of those stirrer-wannabe-straws can work. I’m not sure why, but cocoa and tea just seem incomplete without a spoon in the cup.
2. I’ve only broken two bones in my life. My little toe was broken first. I was at camp and we were doing these water olympic games. This really big kid stepped on my foot while we were running in chest deep water. I knew there was something wrong with my toe, but my counselor wouldn’t believe me till later in the day when it turned interesting shades of green and purple. I broke my ankle playing a soccer type game (petit poteau for anyone who knows) when I tried to get the ball away from two very competitive men. My foot got to the ball a split second before their feet, so they both wound up kicking my ankle very hard. I didn’t know for sure that it had been broken till four years later.
3. I really don’t like too much routine in my personal life. If I’ve been doing something the same way for a while, I change it up. For example, A few weeks ago I would get up, take a shower, eat breakfast, finish getting dressed and ready to go for the day. Now I get up, eat breakfast and then take a shower. I still haven’t figure out how to switch that up too much. But if I do the same thing the same way for too long I feel a little stir crazy.
4. I don’t like to exercise around other people—especially not ones I know. Last night I was headed to our fitness center at the office. I got down to the locker room and realized there were a few people in there. I turned around, went home and did my pilates DVD by myself.
5. When I’m trying to sleep and I can hear someone snoring loudly, my throat starts to glob up and I start to think that I’m going to choke while I sleep.
6. I love a good foot rub, but I hate having the ends of my toes touched.
photo courtesy of Emiliano Beltrani