25 things (sorry)

February 23, 2009 at 10:49 pm 3 comments

Technically I am supposed to post this list of 25 random facts on Facebook with some sort of note on it because several people put me in their notes even though they should know that I am too lazy busy expanding my mind to figure out how to do that.  So here.  If you have a blog please write your own list so I can read it!

  1. I am totally behind the cool-kids curve and decided to finally do this 25 Things meme from Facebook because I love ridiculous self-focused lists (count that as fact #1) and I am posting it on my blog first because…
  2. I hate Facebook. It looks ugly.
  3. For a full 11 seconds I considered writing these 25 things about my cat. Seriously—that cat is far more interesting than I am.  (Not because I am in any way becoming a crazy cat lady.  Crazy squirrel lady, maybe.)
  4. I have stitches on both knees and my left index finger. Left knee when I was 4, right knee when I was 8, and left finger when I was 23.
  5. I have met and spoken (very very briefly) with both Tyra Banks and Patton Oswalt.
  6. I met Mr. Man when we both worked on/in our university production of Dracula.
  7. My arch nemesis is Paul Schaefer. (The band leader for David Letterman.) I’m sure the man is actually very nice and pleasant, but something about his on-air persona and the game-show intro songs THAT ARE ALL THE SAME drive me batty.
  8. I have a favorite freckle. It is on the top of my right foot and it is so cute.
  9. In third grade making mazes on graph paper was considered the cool thing to do.  A few friends and I thought we might even be able to make a living off of it.
  10. In kindergarten I wrote that I was going to be a teacher when I grew up. 22 years later I am now five weeks into getting my teaching certificate.
  11. In the eighth grade my aptitude test said I should be a cinematographer. 14 years later I don’t think it is unreasonable that I still believe I will make a movie someday.
  12. I keep a list of pet peeves. It helps me keep the irrational irritation under control.
  13. I think Jim Henson was a genius. Like Leonardo DaVinci level of genius.
  14. I really like cheese. Except not cheddar so much.
  15. I love the way that ducks “mutter” to themselves. You know that little qwek-qwek-qwek sound they make as they waddle around. (That one is for Kat!)
  16. I used to hate wearing clothing around my neck (i.e. turtleneck sweaters), but now I think scarves are one of man’s crowning achievements. (Thank you Jolie!)
  17. Mr. Man once said that I have little pig feet and I still laugh uncontrollably when I tell the story.  (Don’t worry–I don’t really have little cloven feet.)
  18. As a child I desperately wanted to come up with a clever April Fool’s joke that wouldn’t be mean or get me in trouble. My solution was to tear off two squares of toilet paper and carefully lay them back over the end of the toilet paper roll so it looked like it was still connected. That way when somebody went to yank some TP out they would end up with just two squares. I thought it was painfully brilliant, but nobody in my family ever mentioned it. I still think it is brilliant. (That one is for Jen.)
  19. My earliest memory is from my third birthday, of an old lady holding my Smurf puzzle on the brick ledge outside our house.
  20. I have an intense fear of getting a person’s name wrong. I may know their name, but then I second guess myself and don’t say anything. If this has happened to you, I’m not a rude snob, I promise!  I’m just a lunatic.
  21. I have 6 email addresses. Don’t ask.
  22. If you give me a bag of popcorn I will eat the whole thing, no matter how big it is, or if I’ve already eaten, and then still be hungry.
  23. I think the absolute cutest thing in the whole world is when babies chew on their own feet.  Nom nom nom.
  24. I used to practice describing books in case I ever got to go on Reading Rainbow.
  25. I think that we should call multiple sheep “sheeps.”

Entry filed under: random.

HI!!! this is why we can’t have nice things

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Andrea's Sweet Life  |  February 24, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I LOVE your list. I’ve never done my 25 from facebook, either… I guess I’m just not sure what in the world I would say!

  • 2. Miss B.  |  February 24, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    nom, nom, nom is hysterical! I don’t know you but laughed at nearly everything you wrote, maybe I am the insane one..

  • 3. jolie  |  March 4, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    funny. hey, do you remember the april fools joke when we went to ashland? i like your list. i made it!!!


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