Tuesday, August 19, 2008

20 Random Things About Me

I was tagged by RedRose to do this. It took me forever to come up with 20 things, but here they are, finally. I'm now tagging everyone that reads this post (because I don't know who does). Hop to it!

20 Random things about me.

1. I hate driving around in a dirty truck, but I also don’t like to take the time out to wash it. Like right now, it’s filthy, and I’m so embarrassed, but will I take it to the car wash today? Nope. Good thing my windows are tinted dark so people can’t see me!

2. I love listening to Dr. Laura. She’s a pistol and always tells it like it is. I realize that there are many, many people out there that despise her, but I happen to think she’s the bestest.

3. I have a black thumb. I’ve killed just about every plant I’ve ever owned. This should not be so, my grandma can grow anything and my mom at least doesn’t kill them. DH won’t let me buy any more plants; says they’re a waste of money.

4. I collect shot glasses. I get one everywhere we go. The only trouble with that is I have no where to display them, so they’re all in storage right now. I must impress upon DH the importance of building me a display of some kind.

5. I love to crochet. Whether it is an afghan or a toy, it doesn’t matter. And I so don’t care if you think that only old ladies to it!

6. I haven’t gotten my hair cut in almost 2 years. Part of it is because I like long hair and DH likes long hair, but the other part is because I don’t trust people. I had a great stylist in CA, but haven’t found anyone in AZ. It’s down past my bra strap now and I see it getting much, much longer.

7. I’ve never actually learned the multiplication tables. I literally have to count everything out if I don’t have a calculator handy. I’m not sure how I’ve been able to get away with this for so long, but now that I’m out of school, I just don’t see the need.

8. I don’t like getting forwarded emails, and I hate getting them when there is no note or comment from the person that sent it to me. If you’re gonna forward me stupid shit and stipulate that I must send it to 10 more people in the next 10 minutes or my mother will die a painful death, at least do me a favor and put a little note for me at the top. It will make the whole “mother dying thing” a little easier to take.

9. I hate having pictures of random things. If I’m going to take a picture, I want someone in it. I don’t like going back through pictures and looking at that building, or that car, or that dog, I want to see someone I know. Otherwise, it’s going to end up stuffed in a box or in the garbage. Waste of money to even get it developed. I will be much more inclined to put it in a frame or an album if someone is in it.

10. My favorite color is pink, but I wear black almost every day. It’s just easier to put an outfit together and I don’t end up looking like I stepped off of the Good Ship Lollipop.

11. I'm a sucker for baked goods. Doesn’t matter what it is; cake, pie, donut, bagel, cinnamon roll... if it’s in the office, I will have some. I’m pretty sure this little vice has, in some ways, contributed to the 15 pounds I’ve gained since I started working here...

12. I used to play the trumpet. I wasn’t very good, and I gave up shortly after taking it up, but I can proudly say that I was able to master Mary Had A Little Lamb. It’s been 10 years since I’ve picked up a trumpet, so I doubt I would remember how to do it now.

13. Being the oldest cousin on my moms’ side of the family, I have been enlisted to keep an eye on the younger cousins’ MySpace accounts. I take my duties very seriously and have no problem ratting them out to their parents. I bet they wonder who the hell told mom and dad about their little pot smoking experiment, or that there is a secret boyfriend that will be met later today for a secret make-out session. I’m protecting them from themselves! ; )

14. I don’t believe in the whole “green” movement. You will not catch me riding around in a Hybrid car, I don’t buy organic vegetables and I think drilling for oil in Alaska would be great. The polar bears can deal for a while.

15. I love roller coasters. Like, seriously love them. DH and I had annual passes to Six Flags Magic Mountain when we lived in CA. We used to go every other week and do all 15 major coasters in two hours. I haven’t gotten on a roller coaster since we moved to AZ two years ago. It kills me that I haven’t ridden Tatsu, Scream or X2 : (

16. I sold auto parts for six years so I know about cars and can diagnose common problems (and holy crap, I can do my own oil change, replace wiper blades and check/charge/replace a battery)! I actually have a muscle car of my own (in pieces), and it’s rare, only 10,000 were made. It’s been sitting in the garage untouched since we moved, but that’s because of a lack of funds, not lack of enthusiasm.

17. I like antique furniture. DH and I go to the antique district at least once a month to look for stuff. We are constantly teased by our friends, but I really don’t care. I think our house is furnished with way nicer stuff than theirs. Not to knock IKEA or anything, but I want our house to have character.

18. I’m a Lakers fan. I’ve been a Lakers fan for as long as I can remember. They have great years and not so great years and I’ve stuck by them throughout. I am often amused by people that ask why I didn’t switch to the Suns when I moved to AZ. Why would I? I’ve loved the Lakers for 20+ years, that’s not exactly something you can just walk away from. I am NOT a Fair-Weather-Fan! Win, Lose or Tie, I’m a Lakers Fan till I Die!

19. I pick at my lips. It’s the most annoying habit and I know I have to stop, but I CAN’T! I’m always imagining that there is a little piece of skin hanging off that I simply must.remove.right.now. Usually, it’s just in my head and I end up ripping off perfectly good skin that is in no way hanging. My lips look awful, but I can’t make myself leave them alone. Sucks.

20. I have threatened DH with bodily harm if our children don’t have his eyes. I’ll do it too! He has the most gorgeous green/gold eyes I’ve ever seen (totally not biased) and our kids better have them too dammit! This is my only request; I don’t care if we have one or two, girls or boys, it doesn’t matter, but they had better come out with those eyes!


Andrea said...

Your chart is looking good!!