Tuesday, October 14, 2008

2-4-6-8! Who Do I Think is Great?

The other day, Calicobebop tagged me for a meme and since I haven't done a meme in ages, I thought I would do this one. Plus, I'm supposed to talk about how great I am, so what's not to like, right? But seriously, enough about me. What do you think about me?

Just kidding. Sort of. I am supposed to write five positive things about me, which is actually harder than one might think. Not that I couldn't think of five things, but that I have a hard time admitting that I think these things are great about myself. I have a theory about women and their ability to brag on themselves, but that's another post for another day.

So let's get down to business. Five things I think are great about me.

1. I can do anything I set my mind to. I think it comes from being raised by a single mom, who often had to do for herself. And while I have gotten into the habit of letting my husband do things for me, if there's something I want to do, I can do it.

2. I have great dimples. In my cheeks. The uppers (cheeks, that is), as Precarious Tomato likes to say. When I was only an hour old my mom's co-workers were exclaiming over my dimples. And I'm just being honest when I say that these dimples have come in handy in my life. When I was pregnant I hoped that my children would get them and fortunately they did.

3. I am an excellent reader of moods and faces and body language in general. I can usually tell when something's wrong with someone around me, even if I don't really know that person very well. I think it's because I'm pretty attentive to details. I've often thought I would make an excellent Miss Marple-type detective because I notice details and I think I would know if someone was guilty or not.

4. I'm an excellent out loud reader, especially of children's books. I do voices. I make things scary when they should be scary. I make appropriate sound effects. I pause in the right spots. I would make an excellent children's librarian.

5. I'm a good conversationalist. I'm pretty well read and I know a little bit about a lot of stuff, which means that I can make inane conversation with the best of them.

And there you have it. I've gotten out of the habit of tagging people for memes, but I'm going to tag a couple of people because I think we could all brag on ourselves more often. Plus, I'd like to get to know more about you guys.

So, I tag Katie from Can't Get There From Here, Betsy at The Musings of a Wandering Mind, Colleen over at Wine Please, Nicole at Impostor Mom, and el-e-e over at Hello, Self. Tag, ladies. You're it!


AmyM said...

You do have GREAT dimples! I envy you ability to read out loud. I'm awful at it.

Laurel said...

I love your label for this one: Damn I'm Fabulous! You always make me smile. But I am also smiling because I'm super proud of you. I agree: Most women have a hard time admitting that they are good at something. Silly us! We should be able to pinpoint our strenghts. And I love your list. Like you, I share your love of reading aloud. You must be an actress at heart!

I can't believe you have been in charge of your family reunion for three years running! That is a ton of work. Bravo to you!

Mir said...

While I agree with you on all counts, I have to pipe up and say OH YES on your dimples. I have been jealous of them ever since I met you. You could store jellybeans in those things!

calicobebop said...

Great list! I envy your ability to read out loud. I trip up over the simplest of words... *sigh*

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hah. Funny ones. Upper cheeks. Scary voices. When I read to my son, I can't help but put on a southerny accent sometimes. Then he shoves me to stop.

Anonymous said...

I have a dimple. Just one. And while I never really thought about it as a kid, I really like it now. Good for you for loving your dimples! And glad your kids got them, too.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I'm a #1 and #3 myself over here.

Now I need to see your dimples on your uppers.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Sadly, I have dimples on all four cheeks...

But, I think the world needs more great storytellers. That is a wonderful quality to have as a mommy.

for a different kind of girl said...

Yeah for greatness! I, too, am an excellent outloud reader! I LOVE reading children's books outloud, and looked forward to when I get to do storytime at the bookstore. I honestly think my youngest son has favorite books based soley on the voices I've used!

Jonny's Mommy said...

Oooh..some new blogs to read.

Love this one-- reminds me of my mom with the characteristics. Of course, I can also tell when people are not feeling right or something is up, even if they don't say it.

Or maybe I'm just paranoid and worry that they are mad at me so I just read into what they are doing as "They're mad at me."

And it might not have anything to do with me. But...it's all about me? Isn't it? :-)

Katie in MA said...

I did it!! Thanks for the tag. I promise to return the favor. :)


Colleen said...

when you said "uppers" I was thinking dentures. I spent a lot of time with my Grandma, can you tell? :)

And thanks for the tag--glad it's not the same one I just tagged you for...hee hee. And you're right: it's hard to brag about ourselves, but I will try. As one comedian put it (and I'm paraphrasing), "women are too modest. Men will talk about fixing a toaster for weeks. Thank goodness men don't have babies because we'd never shut up about it."