Alright, I’ve submitted to the Facebook peer pressure. I can’t even count how many times I’ve been tagged to do this. My list of 25 random things:

              1. Both of my parents are high-level black belts in Tae Kwon Do, and ran a karate studio while I was growing up. When kids started fighting about whose dad could beat up the other dads, I was always pretty sure mine would win.
              2. I would like to live in a hotel. It’s a dream of mine to be in vacation-mode 24/7 and have someone clean up and make my bed every day.
              3. I majored in piano for two years, and now I can barely play.
              4. If I haven’t been out of the USA for a few months, I start to slowly die inside. I love to travel and if I were wealthy it’s all I would do.
              5. I love Jon Stewart. In an inappropriate, stalker-ish way (at least that’s the wording in the restraining order).
              6. When I was in middle school, I went through a phase where I systematically rented every movie in the “B-movie” section at Blockbuster.
              7. I was a pastor’s kid, and then a pastor’s wife, until I was 33. I love not being in that role anymore. In in weird way, it has strengthened my relationship with God.
              8. I love my church SOOOO much, but the lack of racial diversity there really bothers me. It’s an issue I have no idea how to solve.
              9. I am way more introverted than anyone thinks
              10. I don’t follow the vaccination schedule for my kids but I gave them the flu shot this year. I surrendered my values to avoid cleaning up puke while pregnant. So far – no flu. 🙂
              11. I hate being pregnant. It seems harder for me, both physically and emotionally, than it does for other women.
              12. I once took my in-laws to see the movie Something About Mary, without knowing what it was about. It is the most awkward two hours I have every spent.
              13. I don’t wear pastels or bright colors. Ever. It makes doing laundry very convenient. I only have “darks”.
              14. I am in total denial about needing a minivan for four kids. I have spent countless hours googling other options in some futile attempt to find an alternative.
              15. I loved the show Six Feet Under so much that when it was over, I felt like I had lost a friend.
              16. I am very opinionated. I love a good debate, and I rarely get my feelings hurt from a difference of ideas. I realize this is not always a shared value, and I’m trying harder to keep my mouth shut.
              17. When Mark and I were first married, I worked as a can-can dancer in a touristy Orlando bar.
              18. I’m a lightweight when it comes to drinking, and I get a headache from even the smallest amount of alcohol. So even though I joke about being a lush, it’s really all talk. I rarely drink, and don’t really care for it.
              19. I want to like Rushdie. But I don’t.
              20. I always knew I wanted to be a therapist. But I never imagined I would be married to one.
              21. I stay up way too late. It’s a horrible, horrible habit that I cannot quit.
              22. Most of what I say on Facebook is a joke. I don’t really text while my clients are talking, or put mascara on my 2-year-old, or smoke pot, or stalk Jon Stewart. I sometimes wonder how many people might be taking me seriously.
              23. I hate being cold. I don’t know how anyone lives in cold weather. I had a great college experience in Cincinnati, but the winters were so bad that I graduated a semester early just to get outta the midwest freeze. Scraping snow off the windshield of a car is something I hope I never have to do again.
              24. I love the smell of sharpie markers.
              25. I am very content with my home, my husband, my kids, my church, and my friends. It is a good place to be.