Well, it looks like Shmuzings tagged me with the 8 things meme -- after I had already completed it.
Nonetheless, I'm pretty sure I can do it again. So here you go... a bonus eight things about the Wolf.
1. The Wolf's favorite animal isn't the wolf. It's the hippopotamus (no, I'm serious).
2. When Eeees and I bought our house, we I took a picture of the basement and Photoshopped in a picture of an alligator. I then told our youngest daughter (then about seven years old) that it was to be her job to feed the alligator when we moved in to the house. I had her going for a few weeks (we didn't move in right away). The "feeding the alligator" bit is still a running gag in our house.
3. I delayed going to college for six months because I was afraid that if I asked my high school for my transcript, I would be kicked out and not graduate.
4. I am a voracious reader, yet I rarely use the library. I usually buy all of my books. This is because I re-read books all the time. Eeees, who for the most part, does not re-read books (although she reads quite a bit too), can't really understand why I buy books instead of borrowing them. I buy from Barnes & Noble at least once a week, and sometimes more often than that.
5. I am a ba'al kriah (the person who publicly reads the Torah) in shul and have been laining (reading the Torah) every* Shabbos and Yom Tov for the last nineteen years. And yes, I still do make stupid mistakes sometimes.
6. My favorite movie of all time is The Princess Bride. I never get tired of watching that movie. It's so rich in character, irony and quotable lines (there's *always* an occasion to quote a PB line). But I can't stand Buttercup.
7. About a ago, I made a decision to go through all of Shisha Sidrei Mishna (the 6 orders of Mishna) from start to finish. I'm currently in the middle of Niddah, which is toward the end.
8. I have some odd sensory issues. I cannot stand the sound of a cardboard box being slid across a wooden floor (I'm in shivers just typing this). Various other sounds that are perfectly fine for other people just drive me crazy.
* Not "every" one, of course. Sometimes there is a Bar Mitzvah in shul, or sometimes I may go away for the weekend for a family simcha. Other than that, however, it's pretty much every shabbos/yom tov.