Tuesday, August 16, 2011

75 Random Facts About Me

I admit, this is a bit of a self-centered post, but really, what is a blog but writing about one's self in some fashion (thoughts, feelings, opinions, business, lifestyle, adventures) and hoping that others will be interested.  So just indulge me.

  1. I am deathly afraid of slugs, not just afraid, it's really more of a phobia
  2. Due to being raised in a strict, conservative religion, I did not celebrate my birthday until age 19, or have a birthday cake until age 22
  3. I have a swimming record at my high school – 200 freestyle relay
  4.  I rarely watch TV, but when I do it's usually America's Next Top Model, So You Think You Can Dance or Jeopardy
  5. I'm addicted to my To Do list
  6. The first professional belly dance costume I ever bought was purchased in the Khan Il Khalili market in Cairo
  7. On more than one occasion I've had women ask me where I got my hair extensions done
  8. Before fires in night clubs were a big no-no, I've seen Green Day twice end their show by lighting their entire drum set on fire
  9. One of my favorite games as a kid was building forts out of furniture and pretending I was a spy just like James Bond
  10. I have a massive sweet tooth and have never met a cupcake I didn't like
  11. Collage/visual journaling is my new favorite art form (see above picture for latest)
  12. I failed the written part of my driver's test twice
  13. I passed all parts of the CPA exam on the first try
  14. I love watermelon and could eat a whole one by myself
  15. My bucket list includes living overseas for a minimum of six months
  16. Getting a B+ in school was devastating – so close to that perfect, golden A
  17. I've played the violin for 19 years
  18. Gwen Stefani is my ultimate life and style icon
  19. Love the look of a made bed, hate actually making it
  20. My favorite old Hollywood actresses are Rita Hayworth, Bridget Bardot and Audrey Hepburn
  21. Veuve Clicquot (champagne) is happiness in a glass if you ask me
  22. I was fortunate to never have any student loans because I was awarded enough academic scholarships to cover all of my tuition
  23. I recently won a push-up contest at my office
  24. I'm an INTJ – the most independent and one of the rarest (and most misunderstood) of the personality types, we work best when given autonomy and tend to be analytical and creative
  25. My all-time favorite movie is Labyrinth – a Jim Henson movie with David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly
  26. I really dislike unpainted toenails
  27. I represented UW at a business case competition in Hong Kong during my senior year
  28. My favorite Seattle coffee spot is Café Vita
  29. I've met Ashton Kutcher at a movie wrap party
  30. I find cheerleaders offensive and think they are a set back to women's lib
  31. Sitting still is very challenging for me and doing nothing is impossible
  32. After years of pouring over the catalogue, the best gift I ever got as a kid was my American Girl doll, which I still have
  33. I've surfed in Mexico and scuba dived in Egypt
  34. My biggest pet peeves are flakiness and bad drivers
  35. I take vitamins every day
  36. My all-time favorite house feature is French doors that open onto a balcony
  37. I missed the first class of the first belly dance series I ever signed up for (good thing I decided to take the rest of the series and not just cancel!)
  38. I believe strongly in individual freedoms, including gay marriage and a woman's right to choose
  39. I once accidentally tipped over an entire grocery cart full of groceries
  40. I read my own Tarot cards
  41. Every time I go to the fair I eat a minimum of three Fisher scones 
  42. I have a nephew who is older than I am and I'm already a great aunt
  43. I miss my cat who I had for 17 years
  44. Journal writing is my outlet and the best form of free therapy ever
  45. My older brother gave me his Nintendo when I was a pre-teen because I was walking over to his house too often to play it
  46. I love surprises
  47. I was previously engaged at the age of 18
  48. Sometimes I really think I was born in the wrong country and should have been a European
  49. I believe that the bigger the earrings the better
  50. For as long as I can remember I've wanted to write and publish a book
  51. I used to have eight body piercings
  52. I'm bad at almost all team sports and get nervous when the ball comes my way
  53. I didn't get chicken pox until I was 12 and it was miserable
  54. I love anything pink and sparkly
  55. My favorite holiday is Halloween
  56. I would wear costumes everyday if it was socially acceptable
  57. Before turning 21 I had a fake ID
  58. I think afternoon tea parties are divine
  59. I wrote a college term paper on vampires for a history of death class
  60. I believe in living a life of passion and adventure
  61. I felt guilty after killing a spider last week that was crawling on me, so I named him Ralphie
  62. I can solve logic puzzles like nobody's business, or at least I like to think I can
  63. Not having brothers or sisters close to my own age, I would play Monopoly and Clue by myself, which wasn't very effective
  64. I graduated magna cum laude
  65. I regret never having gotten the opportunity to see Nirvana play
  66. I was co-captain of the gymnastics team in high school
  67. I believe that dragons used to exist
  68. I am a really vivid dreamer and have multiple times "woken up" from my dream only to be in a new dream
  69. Despite having tons of hair on my head, wet hair in the bath tub makes me gag
  70. I had my first legal drink in Bolivia
  71. The only time I've ever cheated on a test, was in third grader when I was afraid of my teacher, so I didn't tell him I didn't understand fractions and instead copied off some else's paper
  72. I have never understood why anyone purposely feeds pigeons - they are,  in my opinion, rats with wings
  73. If I won the lottery I would buy a one-way ticket overseas and then later go back to school for something really impractical, like folklore or medieval studies
  74. My family and I were once evacuated out of our house because our crazy neighbor was shooting at us
  75. I can do the yoga pose Astavakrasana (see below)
Photo Credit: yoga.about.com

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog. If you like logic and word puzzles you might also like cryptic crosswords. I have done a series of posts explaining how to approach the clues - once you get into them they are fascinating. This was the first post in the series: http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/cryptic-crosswords-solving-hints-1.html