Sunday, January 17, 2010

100 things

I'm stealing this 100 things about me thing from several people whose blogs I read . . .

1. I have a very active imagination. This is why I don't like scary movies.
2. I really want a tattoo.
3. I have problems with doing things in moderation.
4. I don't think I want kids anymore. I am content with nieces and nephews.
5. I love to cook but I don't like to bake.
6. I don't like to talk on the phone.
7. I love my handwriting.
8. I tend to talk about how great something is, and then have a panic attack when I share that thing with someone else because if they don't love it as much as I do, it will devastate me.
9. Few things in life irritate me as much as when people say "I seen it."
10. I recently ate a mushroom and after 28 years of hating them, discovered that mushrooms aren't really that bad.
11. I still believe that I can do/be anything I want when I grow up. Unfortunately, I don't really want to do/be anything.
12. I use eyeliner on my upper waterlines. It just looks better.
13. Walking into a Sephora makes me tear up a little bit.
14. I love purses, especially big ones.
15. The web cam on my laptop freaks me out. I had to cover it with stickers because I felt like I was always being watched.
16. I tend to be slightly paranoid.
17. I wish I were more fashionable.
18. I hate sweet pickles.
19. I have many late night epiphanies that don't seem quite as amazing in the morning.
20. I am not content to have a nice, ordinary life. I crave more. This, combined with my lack of motivation, is not a good thing.
21. I have come to realize that my memory is possibly not as accurate as I have always thought it was.
22. Sometimes I think I shouldn't be as honest as I am.
23. Lately I've been sleeping with my window wide open, just so I can burrow underneath two down comforters and a quilt.
24. I have trouble letting go.
25. Humane Society commercials make me sob. I have to change the channel.
26. I love, love, love to read, but I have a hard time finding books that hold my attention.
27. I reread all the Little House on the Prairie books every couple of years.
28. I believe 100% that things work out the way they're supposed to.
29. I love in the shell sunflower seeds. I tend to sit and eat them until the inside of my lip is raw.
30. I have an 8am class this semester that I am staying in solely because the teacher is hot.
31. I own a mahjong set from Chinatown, but nobody will play it with me, and now I don't even remember how.
32. I love to wear fun, colorful socks. I think I have more Tinkerbell socks than I do normal socks.
33. I don't believe in nylons.
34. I gave myself a trim a while ago. It looks fine to the untrained eye, but now I'm afraid to get a real haircut because I know it will be obvious to the stylist.
35. I like the idea of camping.
36. I really want to go do humanitarian work in Peru.
37. I'm afraid that the second I get rid of something, I'll need it.
38. I own my own full size freezer. It's one of my prize possessions.
39. I like to keep my college textbooks because I think they make me look smart.
40. I enjoy carrot juice.
41. I like the Disney villains. Maleficent is my favorite.
42. I spill all over myself all the time. I really should wear a bib.
43. I am a list maker.
44. I suck at taking out the trash. There is a big bag of trash sitting in my room and it's been there for a couple of weeks now.
45. I miss the early days of The Real World when it was about issues instead of getting drunk.
46. I laugh a lot. I find humor in almost everything.
47. I require significant amounts of alone time.
48. I record The View every day just for the first 20 minutes.
49. I can't stand David Letterman. I also don't care whether Jay or Conan stay or go. I'm a Jimmy Kimmel fan. His show is also recorded every day.
50. I love peanut butter.
51. I don't like mandarin oranges.
52. When I eat Chex Mix I always leave the rye chips and wheat Chex.
53. The Mamas and the Papas are forever ruined for me. Now I just think of incest.
54. I love Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and I watch faithfully, despite the fact that it irritates the shiz out of me that they're only in there for 21 days and they haven't even detoxed when they get there. That's not nearly enough time.
55. I read a lot of young adult books for my mom (9th grade english teacher) and I am so unbelievably sick of vampires, werewolves, demons, etc. Let's use our imaginations, folks, and move on.
56. My favorite place to buy books is D.I., and within the D.I. arena, I have favorite stores that I swear have better selections.
57. I want to open a farm sanctuary.
58. It has taken me days to write this and I'm only on 58. I'm having a hard time thinking of things that I haven't already discussed on my blog.
59. I inherited my grandpa's seashell collection. He was a Marine and was stationed all over the world, so I have shells from all over.
60. I also have a collection of dolls from all over the world. My grandpa would buy a doll (a decorative one, not a play one) wherever he was stationed, for both my aunt and my mom. My parents then started buying me a doll wherever they went, which was a lot of places. I also now buy dolls whenever I go somewhere cool.
61. I love dog and kid snuggles.
62. I have a thing for koala bears. This stems from a traumatic childhood experience involving accidentally leaving a favorite stuffed animal in a hotel room in Spain. I have never recovered.
63. My dream vacation spot is Thailand. The mom of one of my best friends growing up was Thai and she was amazing. I've wanted to go there ever since.
64. I am a big believer in homeschooling. No amount of making fun of me will change this.
65. One thing that may make me reconsider my belief in homeschooling is that I read lots of blogs written by homeschoolers and a lot of them use incorrect grammar. This breaks my heart a little bit each time.
66. One of my favorite celebs of all time is Graham Norton. I record his show too.
67. I can't listen to Hugh Laurie speak with his British accent. It just seems wrong to me.
68. I'm pretty sure Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon are not nearly as pleasant as they seem to be. My guess is they are the complete opposite in real life. I have no basis for this suspicion, but there you go.
69. I can't see this number without thinking of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
70. Mother Teresa! Are we really only on number 70???
71. The song that just started playing in my iTunes is "Mockingbird" by James Taylor and Carly Simon. This song will forever make me think of Dumb and Dumber.
72. I can't stand to read the blogs of people who are too self promoting. If you're really that great and fabulous, it should just come through; you shouldn't need to tell us every other post.
73. I swear I saw Shia LaBeouf at the University Mall yesterday. It's possible I'm losing my mind.
74. I really wish my favorite movie was something super impressive, like maybe a foreign film or something. It's actually Sixteen Candles.
75. I don't like nuts in baked goods or candy.
76. Movies that have made me laugh so hard I cried (in the theater; this does not include really late nights whilst on a sugar high): Wedding Crashers, Dumb and Dumber, The Hangover.
77. The only movie during which I have fallen asleep in the theater: the second Lord of the Rings movie. The whole thing with Viggo and Liv Tyler killed me. I could not stay awake.
78. I swear a lot in my head.
79. I resent the pressure of having to respond to emails in a timely fashion, yet at the same time, I fully expect my emails to be replied to in a timely fashion.
80. I think people who don't have text messaging and who are under the age of like 40, should be forced to have a psychological evaluation. You know who you are. Cough, Betsy, cough.
81. I enjoy Melissa Etheridge. She's probably one of my favorite singers of all time. So, it understandably drives me insane when I'm listening to Melissa with my mom in the car and, without fail, she asks who that guy singing is. The last time she thought it was Rob Thomas.
82. I moved to Utah when I was 10. My cousin, Wendy, was like 14, and I pretty much wanted to be her. Things that Wendy did/had that I copied: hair parted on the side instead of down the middle, pop music and then later country music, Caboodles, and Lee press on nails (half of which fell off after half an hour).
83. Wendy and I actually used to do our own "cooking show" too. It was called Cooking Cousins. I remember making nachos and orange juliuses.
84. My neighbor and good friend from when I lived in Michigan, is now a stripper in, I think, Gary, Indiana.
85. I have had 7 friends die from drug overdoses.
86. I have been a vegan for 2 weeks now and, against all odds, have come to enjoy tofu. Believe me, I never thought those words would come out of my mouth.
87. I am slightly obsessed with flossing.
88. I haven't been on a road trip in a while and it's bothering me.
89. One of my (many) guilty pleasures: The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family. It's totally ridiculous, but I love it.
90. I am not very patient. I want what I want when I want it, and I want it now.
91. Michelle Duggar is one of my heroes.
92. So is Dwight Schrute.
93. Dishrags creep me out. They always smell funny. I would much rather use a Clorox wipe to wash off the counter. They tend to kill germs instead of spreading them around.
94. I don't believe in getting ready first thing in the morning. I don't get ready until I have to actually go do something. If I don't do anything for days, I also don't get ready for days.
95. I watch Hoarders solely for the purpose of keeping myself in check.
96. Same with Intervention.
97. I love my hair.
98. I cried when Kerri Strug made her second vault in the 1996 Olympics and the US won gold.
99. I'm pretty sure I've been blessed with far more than what I deserve.
100. I have to go get dressed now.
101. I can't leave that as my last thing. It's not a proper ending. Hmmm . . . what else? I just saw the movie All the Right Moves and was slightly traumatized by glimpsing Tom Cruise's peen. Yeah, that's a much more fitting ending!!!

P.S. This post was far too long to go back and proofread, so I apologize for any spelling and/or grammatical errors.


Traci said...

I read every single item from one to one hundred. Twice. Just kidding - not twice. But once, yes. ;)

You are an inspiration!

Betsy said...

Yippee!! I made your blog again, it even excites me when I'm being picked on :)
I'm so glad you are back blogging, I dont know how I survived your vow of silence in december!!