Some things about me that make me me:
- Even though I live alone I can’t go to bed at night unless my bedroom door is closed. However, if I waken in the middle of the night I get up and open the door. Explain that!
- Unless I am ill I wouldn’t dream of going to bed before midnight.
- I have a clock radio that turns on to a radio station at 6:30 AM, but I almost always waken around 6:27 and wait for the radio. However, going on and off Daylight Saving Time upsets my internal clock. It takes me about two weeks to reset myself to the current 6:27.
- I don’t drink anything that has bubbles. Well, that’s not entirely true. I occasionally do, but I don’t like to. The bubbles fill me up and make me feel bloated. It would be impossible for me to get drunk on beer – one glass and I feel like I couldn’t eat or drink a thing for a week.
- I will not watch any TV series that has a continuing story line. After having a few series that I enjoyed canceled at the end of the season, leaving a cliff-hanger final episode and many conflicts and mysteries unresolved, I’ve had it.
- Although I like fresh vegetables cooked, I prefer the taste of canned. When I was a child fresh vegetables were generally only available in season, or if shipped in were very expensive. My mother mainly served canned veggies. I guess that imprinted me – canned = normal, fresh = strange or exotic.
- Chasing promotions, I moved interstate nine times. It’s a real hassle. I don’t recommend it.
- On my final (I hope) move to Florida I gave my lawn mower to my brother-in-law. I didn’t want to be tempted ever again. I enjoy looking at a nice lawn, but not the effort to make it so. I employ a lawn service to mow, fertilize and apply weed killer. It’s well worth the cost!
- I never leave my house without a camera. I love to take photos and almost everything interests me as a subject. What I would most like to do, however, is photograph people – but I rarely do. First, I fear an adverse reaction should people notice me photographing them. Secondly, I am reluctant to ask anyone because I fear rejection. I’m not sure how to react to that.
- During my career I wore a suit every workday. I even felt uncomfortable in casual clothes outside of the office. Since retiring, though, I have worn a suit only at weddings, funerals and an annual dinner with former work colleagues at Xmas time. Some years the Xmas-time dinner was the only time.
- Although I had many close acquaintances during my college years I never saw any one of them after graduation day. Even though I did move around the country a lot, I think this is rather strange.