“We can see a few tweets or a blog post or a Facebook status from someone and think we’ve got them all figured out. So much nuance can be lost in the midst of snippets of electronic and fleeting communication.” ~ Amber Naslund in her blog post, What I Wish More People Knew About Me

And so it began. First I read Ryan’s, then DubyaWife’s, then Christie’s, then Roni’s, and finally Katy’s.

Here are some things I wish more people knew about me:

I have come to view changing my mind as strength not a weakness.

When I was in college, I won a dance contest wearing a black leather miniskirt, fishnet stockings, and black patent leather pumps (I don’t remember what top I was wearing). The song was Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon and I was dancing with my younger, gay boyfriend Michael. Yes, it was the early 80s.

I am able to see both sides of pretty much every issue (either that, or I am afraid of having an opinion one way or the other).

I often find myself disagreeing with someone based on their delivery, not on what they are actually saying.

I don’t consider myself a leader, a follower or a team player.

My first words were “what’s that?” and I’ve pretty much been asking questions ever since!

I spent 17 years writing about the plastics industry. If I had a dime for every time someone mentioned “The Graduate” to me, I’d be very wealthy.

When I was 25 I married a guy from Brazil so he could get a green card. At the time I had convinced myself that he really loved me.

Until I read this quote in the book Eat, Pray, Love, the concept of God made no sense to me: “God dwells within you, as you yourself, just the way you are.”

I have come to despise television because it appears to be designed to incite outrage and I don’t like being manipulated in that way. I try to avoid people who are outraged.

I have never broken a bone.

I was (am) a late bloomer.

I love it when I laugh so hard I cry.