Sunday, October 5, 2008

7 Things About Me (Meme)

Recently LadyBanana asked me a question which I have answered here. I have noticed that some people have done the Meme "7 Things About Me." I thought that I would use that Meme to answer her question, it's in the first one. Thanks for asking LB! ;o)

1.) LB asked, "I know you are a very private person but I'd love to know more about what keeps Awake, awake!!! ;)" I had a previous night job. Even though I now work different shifts, I can easily slip into the night mode. Also I have occasional insomnia. So you will see me online at all different times.

2.) I have named my old computer. She's "my old lady".

3.) I like short term real life searching games. For example, when I lose my keys it's like a game to me. I keep calm, and start searching. If I find them right off the bat, I am sometimes disappointed. Of course if I need to be at work I might not be into the searching game. (Maybe I should have been a private detective?) ;o)

4.) You may have wondered why I am discreet here. It's for several reasons. I'm naturally a private person, and don't feel comfortable talking a great deal about myself. I'm semi-out of the closet, but not out at work. Also I have a former stalker who lives in my area that I don't want to alert. That's why I don't use my real name, or have my photo up.

5.) I've composed music since I was 13. Many of my songs are gospel related. Not to sound conceded, but I honestly think a few songs would hit the top 10 on the gospel charts.

6.) I wash my hands so much I sometimes soak my towel. I guess that's from being a Nursing Assistant for many years.

7) I must have a common face. People sometimes approach me thinking I'm someone else. Either that, or my parents gave away my twin. ;o) Example - In a restaurant a woman came over to my table. She thought I was her niece. It was only when she got up close to me that she realized that I wasn't. I have been mistaken for someone else several times. Other times some people say that I "look familiar". I tell them that "I guess I just have one of those faces."

I'm not going to pass this meme on, but if you want to do it, go right ahead!


Drowsey Monkey said...

I used to work nights too ... ruined my sleeping habits ... so I know what you mean.

Awake In Rochester said...

Yes, I have vampire syndrome. lol

Vodka Mom said...

I'm so impressed that you write music! You go for it! Life is short, honey, so take a chance. What's the worst that can happen? they say no and you are right back where you are. DO IT!!!!!!!!!!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Vodka Mom,

Welcome! It's good to see you.

I can't read music, nor do I know anything about copyrights. So I don't know how to get it down on paper. But music comes to me out of the blue. In Bible college I use to sing my songs & play the guitar. Now a days, I can't imagine getting in frount of a group of people like that. LOL!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

It's so interesting that you like real life searching games...I bet that makes you great at being a nurse assistant--searching out what the patient needs, solving their problems.
It's great to meet you!

Mekhismom said...

Thanks for sharing this information. I think having an anonymous blog will enable you to get things off of your chest without reprecussions and sometimes that is necessary. Thanks for inviting my bey to learn more about you.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Mekhismom,

Welcome! Yes, I think that it's best to keep anonymous right now.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Rebecca Ramsey,


Well, I do seem to have a lot of patients. ;o)

meleah rebeccah said...

I will forever be a night person.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi meleah rebeccah,

You too? Well, then I'm in good company!

Tracy said...

Great meme awake! I did not know you wrote music! How cool is that. What a wonderful outlet for you. I had a friend who was also a nurse and she washed her hands all the time, so much so her hands always were red looking. Must be a nurse thing.s

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Tracy,

It's been drilled into me to wash my hands, and I think of germs if I don't. Ekkk!

S'onnie said...

Thanks for doing the meme, it was great to learn a bit more about you

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi S'onnie,

Your welcome! ;o)

LadyBanana said...

Ahh so now I know a little more about you..

Night working and me never got on, I had a period of it many years ago and it nearly drove me crazy.. I seem to be almost totally unable to sleep in the daytime..

Do you have recordings of any of your music? Would be great to hear them.

I'm also a bit of a handwasher myself so much so that my hands (I think) look a lot older than I am.. and as soon as the cool weather starts they get sore.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi LadyBanana,

I do have some of my music on cassette tape, but I wouldn't know how to get it on my computer. Besides it does not have a copy write.

I was just thinking that it's that time of year to buy some lotion. I don't use it in the summer, but will need it soon. For my hands, plus.

Nurse Amanda Hugankiss said...

How come I haven't commented here yet?

Doing this meme was FUN! But I hope I haven't confused you more! If so, just askme!...or Olga or Speedy...they are just like parents to me!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Nurse Amanda Hugankiss,

Ummmmmm, WHAT? Yes, I'm getting confused again. How can they be like your parents when ... ? What? Maybe it's time for another e-mail. ?