Stuff about me you probably don’t know

I haven’t read a single Harry Potter book.

I have never worn a two-piece swimsuit.

I don’t dance, never have, never will. (Unless you count square-dancing in eighth grade P.E.)

My eyebrows have never been professionally waxed.

I do not own an iPod.

I hate to watch DVDs at home.

I don’t drink alcohol.

I didn’t have my first date until I was in college.

Every time I hear a kid say “mom,” I think I’m being paged.

I’m between generations, not a “Boomer” nor a Gen-Xer.

I don’t drink coffee. The only thing I’ve ever ordered from Starbucks was hot chocolate.

I hate to spend money on purses. My current purse was purchased at Value Village.

These are random facts listed for no reason at all.

14 thoughts on “Stuff about me you probably don’t know

  1. Hi Mel,
    I agree with the eyebrows, the Ipod and the two-piece swimsuits. Never have, never will. But my vice is purses and DVDs at home. In thay order!


  2. I’ve never read a Harry Potter book either. It isn’t because I have a moral objection, but it is because I hate hype of any sort. Regarding HP, it is over the top.

    Never had my brows professionally waxed. Nice natural shape (in my possibly deluded opinion).

    That’s where we part ways, Mel.


  3. I read the first HP book. I told the kids that if they were interested they could read them when they moved out.

    I bought a tankini suit last year and I really like it. It covers more than a one piece did and fits better.

    I only get my eyebrows waxed because my sister works at as a hair designer and sometimes she does it for me.

    I don’t own an Ipod.

    I really like coffee, but now that I don’t do sugar it is hard to find something I’d like at starbucks. I read a story on a diabetic blog about a woman who had a good sugar free experience at Starbucks but I wanted raspberry something and they did not have that is sugar free.


  4. I wasn’t going to read Harry Potter, either. Then husband started reading the first book out loud to me and I realized they are something special.

    Harry Potter will be classic forever. You’re missing something magical.


  5. I haven’t read the HP books either. I tried several times, at the behest of my daughter but, dare I say, I just couldn’t get hooked. I used to be a hairstylist so I’ve had my brows waxed, but never had to pay. It hurts less when you’re not paying. I don’t drink. I tried wearing a two piece once. I’m with you on the “Mom” thing and have even uttered an absentminded “what?” when out at the store, alone. Starbucks scares me. I know they try to place me in GenX (1970) on some of the charts, but I’m not feeling it. Very cool random facts.


  6. I’ve never worn a two-piece either.
    I gave up on HP book after the first few.
    I didn’t start drinking coffee until my fifties. I still don’t drink that much. And if SB is what you go by as a standard, you probably never will drink coffee. 🙂


  7. I usually don’t comment on lists like these…because it is usually such a boring “me too” or “not me..” This time it was just amusing to me that two things on your list are things that I just did for the first time.

    After I took the kids to the new Harry Potter movie, I decided that I wanted to read the books. So, I am not on the last one like everyone else, but I am now in the middle of the third one. I am enjoying it!

    Last week I had my eyebrows waxed for the first time, after saying that I NEVER would. I am very happy with the results, and am planning to do it whenever it is necessary again. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I imagined.


  8. I have found a new pet peeve: people who INSIST that their particular Starbucks drink DOESN’T TASTE LIKE COFFEE AT ALL. If there is a speck of coffee in the drink, then PLEASE hear me: no matter how much crap you throw in over it, I can still taste the coffee.

    And I will not like it. Trust me in this.

    And if I were Queen of Swimwear, this would be my rule: women over 40 should not wear two piece bathing suits unless they are naturally slim and/or look like the 50 year old lady in the Bowflex commercial. If your belly has the consistency of a waterbed (like mine) then let’s burn the bikini forever.

    On the other hand, I am enamored with my ipod! And I make it a point to get my eyebrows waxed and buy cheap purses from street vendors when I get to go to Manhattan. Last summer I bought a $20 Prada purse off the street and it remains my favorite.

    Harry Potter just found it’s way into my home through my 13 year old. He started with the first book and has been reading until 2 in the morning every night for the past 8 days. It’s a miracle.


  9. Mel,

    I just read all seven Harry Potter books in about 2.5 weeks. 🙂

    I was part way through Alan Jacobs The Narnian, detoured through a few of his moral essays in another volume, and read his assertion that the Potter books were better written than the Narnia ones, and it was ok for Christians to read them. Because my nephew has been reading them, and no one else in the family has, I thought someone should. So I did.
    I prefer the world of Narnia to the world of Rowlings. Rowlings’ world gets very dark. She’s better at portraying darkness than light. I feel a parent should read them if their children are reading them. Other than that, I wouldn’t really recommend it. She is a good story teller, but a dark one.

    She’s an Episcopalian. Or is it Anglican? Don’t these U.S. reporters know the difference?!!! I don’t think there Episcopalians in Edinburgh, where she’s lived as she’s written the novels.

    Alistair Adversaria does have a good exposition on, and defense of her series. She does promote the value of a strong stable family unit. (Her mother died of MS when she was about 14, so she puts a high value on the mother-child bond, which is a major element of the books.)


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