... I correct people’s grammar. I realize how incredibly annoying this is, and I try (really, I do) to keep it contained, but there’s a little voice inside my head that says “Don’t you think that this person WANTS to know the true definition of the word “nauseous” and why she’s using it incorrectly?”
... I get mired in details and have trouble seeing the big picture. The good news is that once this is pointed out to me, I can snap out of it pretty quickly.
... I sometimes go into Lifetime Fitness at the end of the month and just have them swipe my card rather than working out so that I can get my HealthPartners discount. I’m really embarrassed by this behavior and will often pretend that I have an urgent phone call. Stupid, I know, but sometimes I just don’t want to work out any more!
... I pee in the shower. I really feel no shame in this.
... I immediately judge people to be suspicious if I discover that they are Republicans. I’m not proud of this- it’s very un-democratic of me.
... I think of myself as being unable to cook, but deep down I know that I’m really just lazy.
... When I smoked, I threw cigarette butts out the window of my car AND I totally had the air on at the same time that I had the window down. I’m practically an eco-terrorist.
... I don’t like being hugged by people I don’t know, and frankly I’m not so thrilled about it with people I DO know. My significant other would definitely be the exception.
I may really regret putting those up there, but oh well. We'll see how it goes.
Although this list is far from complete, here’s what I’m looking for ideally (few of these are actually deal-breakers). You…
… love football, specifically Vikings football. I am open to the possibility of dating a cheesehead, but I struggle with the idea of a relationship with no real future.
… are not allergic to cats or dogs.
... drink coffee.
… do not spend the majority of your free time playing video games. You associate with 3 dimensional people daily.
... like to read for pleasure.
… are politically/socially liberal.
… are willing to talk. You aren’t shy and are not going to make me do all the work in carrying on a conversation.
Some random thoughts that don’t seem to fit neatly into my other essays:
I have never seen The Notebook and quite frankly, I'm amazed at how many of you guys tout its decency. The movie Crazy, Stupid Love finally awoke me to what every other woman has been saying for a couple years (Ryan Gosling is sex on a stick); I guess I'm just slow to catch on.
I do not own a bicycle, nor am I inclined to acquire one. I can only assume, from reading all the profiles around here, that this means that I will die alone.
The bathroom mirror self portrait I can understand (not that that makes it ok), but I don't get why all you guys have photographs of yourselves as you drive a car. I don't know what to think about that.