THINGS I'D LIKE MY SECRET SANTA (AND THE REAL SANTA) TO KNOW ABOUT ME 🎅🏼🎁🎄
Inspired by @ChrisK
- •These kinds of things are why I love the Internet. This and Humans of New York--that one time he rallied the Internet and that one inner city kid got to meet Obama? The Internet is worth it.
- •I'm a reader. Christ on a bike I love books. I get a little wild eyed in libraries and used bookstores. It would thrill me if you'd send me a copy of your favorite book. Bonus points if there's an inscription!
- •I love to travel, but don't do enough of it. I would love to learn about your city. Send me something unique or specific to where you live!
- •My coworkers call me "Hippie" (as in chick, not the body part) and Wednesday Addams. Those are both fairly accurate nicknames.
- •The nerd subcultures I identify with are Trekkies, Whovians, and Muggles.
- •From 6th grade through my sophomore year of college, the career I most wanted to pursue was forensic pathology. I didn't stick with the science track long enough to become one, but I still think it would have been a good career for me.
- •Related: when I die, I have willed my body to the Forensic Anthropology Center at UT Knoxville. Look it up (or don't, if you're squeamish).
- •I love all things anatomy. It grosses my husband out but whenever I have x-rays taken, I have them printed and framed.
- •I like to try new hobbies as often as possible. I now know how to knit, bike, camp, cross stitch, garden, and take fair to middling pictures all because I tried them on whims.
- •I've been to Nicaragua twice to volunteer with Corner of Love (www.corneroflove.org). I'm not in the medical field and my Spanish isn't great, but I'm really good at running an intake table, dammit.Cool story: during my first trip, I spent some time playing with some kids and talking with them. This pissed one of my teammates off, as she thought I should have been doing something else. It made me feel bad, as I knew it was important to make these kids feel like we cared about more than just their health, but I also felt a little guilty for not "working" in the traditional sense. During my second trip, I saw two of these same kids again. They remembered my name.
- •You should know about me that I get really excited about presents. Big, small, doesn't matter. I love getting and giving presents. It's my love language, along with back rubs and naps.