Tuesday, July 27, 2010

25 Things

This is kind of a lead in to an upcoming post.  Since I first wrote this list a few things have changed, but let's keep it simple.

Friday, January 16, 2009 at 10:44am

1. The story I always come back to in life is that I am the youngest of nine children and I have been an Aunt since I was three.
2. My parents divorced when I was 7
3. Mike and I went to Burningman in 1998 and I hope someday we will be brave enough to take the kids
4. I love Facebook for bringing back people I thought were gone forever
5. I am very picky about movies I call my favorites and Harold and Maude is still at the top of the list.
6. Still use Big Mac’s quote, “Scare yourself” on a daily basis and thank him for giving me some balls
7. I do not attend church. I believe religion comes from the way life is lived.
8. I am a very crummy swimmer
9. When I was a child my favorite book was Richard Scary’s Best Word Book Ever.
10. That explains the obsession with giant dictionaries. I can cross reference for hours.
11. I want to read James Joyce’s Ulysses and have started three times
12. On November 4, 2008 I took my 72 year old mom to vote for the first time in her life
13. I am a book geek and have always been uncoordinated and non-athletic
14. I have spent years under the tutelage of supportive English teachers urging me to hone my craft and submit for publication, but I inevitably submit to laziness after the excitement wears off
15. Ivy, Azalea and Mike are the warm center the world crowds around
16. Tom Waits is my favorite lyricist. I have a soft spot for the dark and beautiful.
17. Two things that make me very happy are an excellent cup of coffee and Candinas Chocolate
18. We were the “freaks” in High School and started a cult.
19. I married a guy I knew and admired since I was 17.
20. We were married in the Redwood Forest with 6 witnesses. We honeymooned in an Oregon tree house.
21. At the park I always ride on the swing
22. Motherhood is the most important thing I have ever or will ever do
23. I started writing poetry when I was 10 because my parents never let me take music lessons. I was trying to write songs.
24. When I was in middle school I was obsessed with Poison. I know.
25. Places are as important as people.



  1. i can relate to 14 and so feel you on 22.

  2. And how to consolidate those two things--that's the great balancing act. Thanks for stopping, Monique!

  3. These points back up what I've seen from the corner of my eye. Your words ring true, your voice is unique and I don't believe #14 needs to be followed, I don't believe it's true that you are lazy, you may need to look for a better word, and adjust the list or range of possibilities. Oh, I see, lazy, ha! #22 I'm so happy for Ivy and Azalea, they are fortunate. You often bring a smile to my face and lift my spirit. Thanks tail end! For me you're all heads up!

  4. Judith,

    I found it. Funny you came to this old, worn down blog. I think I'll be taking it down to avoid further confusion. Thanks for your kindest of comments. You bring many smiles to my face as well.