I was recently tagged by both Kate and Danielle for the Stylish Blogger Award. Thanks! Which means, you all get to learn 7 more random things about me. Here goes:
1. I like to avoid confrontation - this often means even if I have a strongly differing opinion, I won't say anything. There are a few exceptions.
2. I've mentioned them often, but my dogs are my children. I spend more time with them than anyone else, including my husband (not necessarily by choice).
3. Those two facts lead me to this. One of the few things I feel strongly about is adopting animals from animal shelters and rescues. I've mentioned this several times before, I know. One of the main points I try to get across to anyone is that animal shelters are not sad places. They are sad if no one goes to them and no one adopts. They might look sad, but it's not. Spend 15 minutes walking a dog and that's the best 15 minutes for that dog. The only time I ever felt sad was the first time I volunteered at a PetSmart adoption event. Stand at the entrance of a PetSmart for 4 hours holding a dog from a shelter. Watch the number of purebred dogs and puppies that walk through the door. There are plenty of purebreds in shelters and rescues, I know, but I doubt most of those dogs came from them. As hard as it is for me to believe, lots of people still think to get a dog, you go "buy a puppy" and don't realize there are shelters, often nearby, with extremely high euthanasia rates.
4. I'm not a germ-o-phob, at all, but I hate staying at hotels and turn into one when travelling. For this reason, I prefer day trips that don't require overnight stays.
5. I don't like nice upscale restaurants. I'll take a little casual cafe anyday. I'm always extremely awkward at a nice restaurant. I'll drop silverware, spill drinks, not want anything on the menu (I don't like actual large meals, I'm more of a snacker/grazer or sandwich kind of person). This might make more more equivalent to a 5-year old.
6. This one is kind of gross, fair warning. One time, I had to go to a doctor at an urgent care place because I was in a new town and didn't have a primary care physician. The guy made some weird comment about ear wax and I've been very paranoid about it every sense. I won't go beyond that.
7. I turn 30 this year and never thought I'd think it was a big deal. But for some reason, I've been thinking about it for the last year and feeling like I should be doing more with my life, etc. The typical stuff people think about...I didn't think it would happen to me.
This award has made its rounds pretty well, so I'm not going to tag anyone else. Thanks!