Monday, February 16, 2009

25 Things...

Okay, I can't count how many times I have been "tagged" with this thing, and I have resisted. Truly, I would say I have made a valiant effort to get out of doing it...but due to a dearth in creativity and worthy blogging material, I've caved.

So here's the deal, I put down 25 things about myself and then "tag" my friends to do the same. If you're reading, consider yourself tagged. Given this is my blog those are going to be my if you're reading (and yes, up to this point counts, so quit trying to squirm out of it by closing that tab...too late, buddy) you'd better start making your list.

So, here goes...25 mild to moderately useless things about yours truly...should anyone care to know.

1. I went to two high schools. I was not popular at either of them.

2. I got my tongue stuck to our satellite dish when I was 4 or 5 years old. I scooped up a pile of snow and was going to lick it off. I missed. Not pretty.

3. I am embarrassed by a fair amount of the music on my ipod. That doesn't mean I don't listen to it on occasion.

4. Sleeping Beauty is my all-time favorite Disney Classic.

5. I have a strange fascination and affinity for religious iconography. I like to collect objects related to religious practices of the world. My friends think I'm an idol worshiper.

6. If money were not an object and I could reinvent myself through a new career I would go to culinary school and eventually open my own restaurant. Probably specializing in Mediterranean Cuisine.

7. Personal fantasy: Walking the catwalk in a huge runway show. Alas, I am 5'4" and my face is a little crooked...I still think I could rock it, though.

8. My preferred reading genre is historical fiction.

9. I need music in my life to survive. I think one of the worst possible things that could happen to me would be to go deaf. I almost always have music playing, and when I can't play it I hear it in my head. Beautiful music fills me up in a way that I cannot describe.

10. Sometimes I'm too honest. I don't like to hold things back. I don't think it's fair to you or to me. If I feel something I will probably say it. Sorry.

11. I like green things.

12. Sometimes I get in strange moods. These usually involve me listening to a lot of Regina Specter, wearing clothes that only sort of match, and me doing something less than flattering with my hair. Luckily, these do not last for very long.

13. My parents rock.

14. I love to cook. However, I am chronically lazy, which means I rarely cook for myself. If I invite you over for dinner, please say yes because it gives me an excuse to cook good food, and I will eat well, too. Otherwise, I will probably have toast for dinner. It's mutually beneficial, so just go with it.

15. I had LASIK surgery on 4 December. My vision is now 20/15. I have no idea why I waited until I was 26.

16. My current favorite day-dream is coming home after a tough day at work to a man who just wants to sit on the sofa and hold me for a while. He doesn't have to make dinner or clean the apartment or even want to talk about why the day was hard or try to fix it. Just hold me for a while. It's a good one.

17. I'm a dog person.

18. Someday I would like to have a garden. Nothing big or ambitious...just somewhere I can grow herbs and tomatoes and tulips. For now I will just have to make-do with the pots on my deck.

19. I get super jealous. It's one of the things about my personality/character that I HATE. I hate being jealous and I think it's a direct symptom of insecurity. I've tried to cure it, but thus far not much luck. On the flip side I am also viciously loyal, a characteristic that I am sort of proud of. Do not cross my friends...I will hunt you.

20. I was 1st runner-up in my high school's Jr. Miss pageant. It's a SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. I won the "Poise and Composure" portion of the competition. Sometimes I think I'm regressing in the "poise and composure" portion of my life. Aish.

21. I have always wanted to take one year of my life and spend the entire winter working as a liftie at a ski resort and the entire summer working on a scuba boat in the Caribbean. An entire year of skiing and diving...I can imagine nothing better.

22. I love to dance. It's on my genetic code. If there is music with any kind of beat I cannot hold still. It doesn't matter how exhausted I am or how uncomfortable my shoes are, I have to move my body.

23. Each of my younger sisters is a role model for me. Each one has characteristics that I admire and want to emulate. They are truly amazing women.

24. I went through a REALLY long awkward stage...Like from age 11 to...oh, I dunno...roughly 22 or so. Sometimes I still feel like I am recovering.

25. I'm an art junky. I think this is directly related to the fact that I have NO artistic ability whatsoever...but have always wished that I had. When I lived in Spain my friends stopped going to the Prado with me. I can sit and stare for hours. I love feeling like I have made a personal connection with a painting.

So, there you have it. 25 random things about me. Probably more than some of you EVER wanted to know. I will be expecting your lists shortly.


Marne said...

You remember how you started this blog by saying your dad thinks you should write a book. I second the motion! You are SUCH a good writer. I suppose I'm a little bias since I think you amazing but still, you're good. You should do it! I love this blog!


Mr. and Mrs. Joel Wagstaff said...

You're amazing. My blog aspires to be like yours...sigh

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