Lists: Day Twenty One


People who haven't known me for years are always surprised when they find out about stuff I like.

Today, Jill asked me if my family was into "the whole Final Four thing."

"They are. I am, too."

I then told her about how excited I was at the idea that Duke might lose last night. They were down by one and had just missed a shot. Belmont got the rebound and I jumped out of my chair.

I started rocking back and forth and silently willed Belmont to win. Don't mess this up. Calm down. You can do this. Get some points.

They mad a shot. And missed. Duke came down with the rebound.


Yeah. I actually shouted at the television. I think I probably looked like the very end of this clip:

Jill was really surprised. I guess she didn't take me for a sportsy kinda gal. I'm not really sure how that happens. It's not like I try to hide my interests. I don't try to be that girl for different people.

I think it has to do with how people get to know each other. We're drawn to each other by common interests and as time goes on, you find out other things.

I've done a lot of surprising the last few months with my enjoyment of several things:

-lima beans
-video games
-chicken livers
-staying up all night.

The people who have known me a long time probably won't be surprised about these things. My dad, for example, knows all about the lima beans. My brother and I would fight over who got to eat the beans from Dad's soup. Raw has always been freaked out by my nocturnal ways. She suspects I might be some kind of vampire hybrid.

I'm sure I have some surprises up my sleeve.

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