Seven Random Facts About Alex

I have been tagged by Disappearing Caravan.  And thank goodness because otherwise, y’all would’ve had to read about N’s poopy diaper and E rolling around naked in dirt.  Oh wait, you just did.

Seven Random Facts About Me:

  1. I found a hair on my leg last week that is at LEAST three years old.  I can’t believe that I never shave that 1 cm x 1 cm spot since before I had children. It’s seriously THAT LONG
  2. I tell the same stories over and over again.  And I’m only 31 years old.  I fear that I will begin recycling blog posts without realizing it.  And you will have to comment and say REMEMBER AUGUST OF 2012.  SERIOUSLY ALEX.
  3. I believe (even with all my medical school training and the fact that I have SEEN the inside of a stomach) that we have little compartments in our stomachs.  I may be FULL of meat and potatoes but my CANDY section is still hungry.
  4. I don’t like chicken.  Except the occasional chicken wing from BW-3s. This makes cooking an “easy meal for the family” unbelievably difficult because it seems like every other domestic household eats chicken 6/7 nights a week.
  5. I am grateful almost everyday for spell-checker and glasses.  Without those I could not blog and would probably take other people’s children home from the park.
  6. I don’t have cable.  And haven’t for years.  I still manage to waste time and have a disaster of a home.  But I have no idea what’s going on in most hip American culture conversations including but not limited to Hoarders, Mad Men, and True Blood. But my husband is insisting we get cable for the World Cup in June.  So perhaps my world will grow (or shrink depending on how you view television).
  7. I herniated a disk in my back at the age of twenty-four.  I went to the family medicine practice associated with my medical school.  I knew my doctor was an uber-Christian, and I had worked with the residents.  But I had to tell the truth.  I herniated the disk while making out with S.  Before he was my husband.  And I’m not sure that I could’ve said NOT WHILE WE WERE HAVING SEX more often.  But I tried.

Well, I had fun. I may do it again even when I DON’T get tagged. Just because I love me. I mean, you. I mean, writing. So did I ever tell you about this leg hair I found?

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

40 thoughts to “Seven Random Facts About Alex”

  1. Your posts are so freakin' funny, you make me wanna put away my keyboard. As if we're performing on stage and you do your act before I'm slated to start! Seriously, the candy compartment!?! I soooo get that.

    Great post.

    Grown up For Real

  2. You're funny. (But surely you knew that already.)
    We don't have cable, either – in fact we're too rural for cable, even if we wanted it – but I can't pretend that I don't check up on the latest useless news (think People) online.

  3. I am totally with you on the glasses – without them I would not be able to find my way TO the park let alone make it home again with or without the right child 🙂

    I can no longer wear contacts and am too much of a chicken to get lasik!

  4. Number 7 is hysterical! I too have a leg hair that is ridiculously long. It's weirdly stuck to my leg, it doesn't seem to stand up enough to shave. This was not a problem before I had a child. Of course, I shave my legs so rarely that it's not really noticeable…sigh.

  5. ha!! I totally remember you hurting your back, and the stomach thing, yeah, I feel like a cow (they have more than one stomach, right?) Like I'm full here, but still hungary here (pointing to different parts of my stomach). And the hair thing, I've always wanted to do an experiment by which I purposefully don't shave a section just to see how long it gets, maybe you can just put a picture of the hair on the blog and I won't have to find out from personal experience 🙂

  6. Shaving is overrated, right?

    And, my candy compartment is completely incapable of being filled…for real!

    And, I don't need cable to waste time…not at all.

  7. You are sooo funny! I am with you on #1-7! (And getting curious about Hoarders but don't know what channel it's on) Wish I had such a wild making out session way back when – maybe I did, can't remember…the worst I ever got was sore nipples…(sorry tmi)

  8. Who needs cable, right?? We haven't had cable in years, so if it's not on Drudge Report, then I don't know about it.

    I hear you about the difficulty of “making an easy meal” if you don't like chicken. I'm vegetarian, and my family is not, so there is no such thing as an easy meal at my house either.

  9. I always believe that my dessert stomach is separate from the “other stuff” stomach.

    Alex – SO glad that you visited my blog because now that I'm here checking yours out, I don't wanna leave! Love the oh-so-many LOL moments here. Truly a great way to start my day, afternoon or end the night with, depending on when I read it. I'll be back devouring more…and hopefully spitting back out that errant hair you just found. Eew.

  10. Agree about chicken!!! Have cable seldom use it… Recycle storie but I am 44. Peace. That's a great way to herniate a disk!

  11. I may have to put your blog on a sabbatical as my bladder is getting weaker and weaker…or I'm just getting slower and slower. OH, so MANY hysterical things to discuss. I better just save it for when I can SEE you!

  12. Don't put down you keyboard!! How would you comment on my site?? J/K-keep blogging!! I found my voice (which I'm very happy makes you laugh) but the inter-ba-nets needs your voice, too. Get bloggy with it. (OH how I've wanted to use that phrase for WAY too long.) Seriously. Don't stop unless until you're done (if ever!)

  13. Thanks!! No worries about the online useless news. We randomly started getting People magazine at our house and I realized yesterday that I had ALREADY read it cover-to-cover. I was RE-READING. (which I may need to get used to since one day our neighbors might notice that they're missing a magazine subscription.)

  14. Thanks!
    If I didn't live in the South where 90 degrees forces my legs out, I would NEVER shave. Even now I consider stubble just leg freckles.

  15. Oh the back of my right leg is your experiment. But I'm not sure that a picture would send people running. Fast.
    PS. cows, me, you and most commenters here — so many stomachs, so little time.

  16. My brain would go into overload if I had cable. I can only handle two internet browsers, my iPhone, and the radio without my head exploding.

  17. Hoarders is on A&E (and I'm NOT getting paid to say that… anyone else disappointed?)
    Ooh and I like that we agree on everything!! But we already knew that we are clearly bloggy buddies thru and thru. (that TOTALLY rhymed)

  18. Do you do the two meal thing? I just went flex-atarian (meat when I feel like it, which isn't often) and we all seem to have hit a happy-medium with it. And I really like the 1000 Vegetarian Recipes cookbook.

  19. I just got caught recycling a story today. I actually caught myself half-way thru but decided that I should just finish what I started. S was NOT as excited about prospect.

  20. Hi there – I used to wear contacts and had no problems for years but then I started getting really dry eyes which made them very bloodshot which over time apparently can become a permanent feature so I had to stop wearing them. I do so hate wearing glasses. I am trying to summon up the courage to at least go and have a lasik consultation!

  21. I can relate about no cable on the “7 things” post. Here in Japan, I rely on amazon for my dvd fix, which means I’m pretty selective about the shows that I buy and have air mailed with customs bills (and Madmen DOES make the cut)! But you had me doubled over on the taking the wrong kids home from the park visual, and I have ‘perfect’ (the only thing perfect about me, so I should have all cap-s-ed it) vision. Thanks for letting me crash your site — heard great things from Cecilia!

  22. I just crashed your site because for Cecilia's rec too! Glad you're here!!

    And you perfect vision people have NO idea !! (Although my sister has
    perfect vision so I can't hold it against you either i guess 😉

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