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By Robin Dearing
It's a meme. This is the first time I've ever completed a meme. I see them all the time on other people's blogs and Richie thought it would be a good way for our reader (all one of you) to get to know us a little better. So here it is, my 10 things meme: Ten random things you might not know about me (this is more like 10 things that you know about me but wish you didn’t): 10. I like cake. 9. I like to ride my bike around the block again and again and again (and I would do it more often but I worry what the neighbors might think). 8. I almost always have my toenails painted. 7. I won’t let anyone else do the laundry because I like it folded exactly the way my mom taught me. 6. I file, clip and/or pick at my fingernails when I’m trying to write something. 5. My Dwight Schrute bobblehead is my favorite Christmas present. 4. I enjoy public speaking. 3. I love grilled asparagus and steamed Brussel sprouts. 2. I love reality TV so much that my friend and I invented a game we play while we watch Survivor. 1. I love movies about sports, especially ones where the underdog wins. Nine places I've visited: 9. Buffalo 8. Truckee, Calif. 7. Miami Beach 6. Vancouver 5. Las Vegas 4. New York City 3. Washington, D.C. 2. Pittsburg 1. New Orleans Eight ways to win my heart: 8. Give me chocolate 7. Say nice things to me 6. Be funny 5. Cook me dinner (and breakfast and lunch) 4. Bring me diet vanilla sodas 3. Laugh at my jokes 2. Sing along when I play the guitar 1. Love my kid Seven things I want to do before I die: 7. Travel abroad 6. Watch my kids become happy, successful adults 5. Make my parents proud 4. Not have to worry about money 3. Finish painting my house 2. Learn patience 1. Be a better wife and friend Six things I'm afraid of (I had to fight the urge to edit this to read “Six things of which I’m afraid”): 6. Losing a family member 5. My kid getting sick 4. People who leer and breathe heavy 3. Scary movies 2. Giant bugs 1. Whirling blades Five things I don't like: 5. Raisins 4. Drunk people who think they’re interesting 3. Bad breath 2. Being touched by strangers 1. Boring people Four ways to turn me off: 4. Be insecure 3. Be late 2. Drone on about things that aren’t funny and/or interesting to me 1. Don’t take responsibility for your own actions Three things I do every day: 3. Read (newspapers, blogs, books …) 2. Laundry (it’s never done) 1. Laugh Two things that make me happy: 2. Black turtleneck sweaters 1. My family One thing on my mind right now: 1. My aching stomach Now, it's Richie's turn. So, tag Richie, you're it!