Tuesday, February 3, 2009

25 Things About Me

This is sweeping Facebook like some dreadful plague, this "25 things about me" list. I'm exhausted (did an hour-long run this morning which took a lot more out of me than it should have) and feeling uncreative, so here are 25 things you might not have known about me.
  1. I am a natural-born speed reader, clocked at about 1200 wpm. (I read each of the Harry Potter books in under 4 hours.)

  2. I have four tattoos and want more. (In order of their arrival: polar bear on my right hip, bigger polar bear on my lower back, smaller polar bear on my right shoulder, star-and-twisted-line bracelet on my right wrist.) (Why are they all on my right side? I have no idea!)

  3. I am obsessed with polar bears. (Big shock, right, given #2?)

  4. I am a very slow bleeder - giving blood takes forever. (I haven't done it for a while - can't donate for a year after tattooing!)

  5. I secretly think my dad's very funny but don't like to admit it.

  6. I am a very quick crocheter.

  7. I WAS a very slow knitter but I've decided I don't like it so I'm not doing it any more.

  8. I run, but not as fast as I want to.

  9. I want to swim across Lake Ontario. Breaststroke. It'll take like 24 hours. But I keep getting ear infections whenever I start training. Grr.

  10. I'm afraid of bees even though a) I'm not allergic and b) I've been stung and it doesn't hurt that bad. It's when they buzz in my ear, I think. I have fast reflexes and I freak out before I know what's happening.

  11. I adore my Palm, and would have it implanted in me if I could.

  12. When I get particularly tense, I feel fine but my eyelid starts twitching, my neck gets stiff, and/or my shoulder gets tight. That's how I know I'm really stressed.

  13. I don't have a lot of patience with myself when I'm trying to learn a new skill.

  14. I have good patience with other people when they're trying but if they don't I get frustrated.

  15. I get annoyed when someone, especially doctors, makes me wait.

  16. I hate seeing people act like entitled jerks, but I never know what to do about it.

  17. I had a blood clot in my leg in 1999, and it still gets sore when I sit too long.

  18. When I feel strong emotion, my leg burns/tingles where the clot was.

  19. I love listening to Meat Loaf.

  20. I imagine potential situations and confrontations, in gory detail, and get upset about them even though nothing's happened yet and might in fact never happen.

  21. I feel like I'm meant to do something huge and I haven't done it yet.

  22. I don't have as much energy as I need to get everything I want to do done.

  23. When I get frustrated with video games, I have been known to throw the controller. I am not proud of this.

  24. I always have nail polish on my toenails. I used to do my fingernails religiously as well, but a) I'm typing all the time and b) I work from home and the cat doesn't care how they look, so I've stopped.

  25. I am determined to be published some day, and I won't quit until it happens.


Lauria said...

#20. Totally. I do it ALL the time! I'll totally stress myself out with the worst-case senario and 9/10 it's fine. Or I'll get into a fight with someone in my head for no real reason.

When I have dreams that I fight with people I generally feel terrible about it afterward. =/

Heh. My validation word is "frick." Do they just put random letters together or look for real words or what?!

Anonymous said...

Wow. That's a big list!

Heather Wardell said...

Lauria, I'm glad I'm not the only one for #20. I AM working on not doing it, but it's still a problemo. :) Frickin' wish I wasn't doing it! :)

Kit Courteney said...

I was going to leave a terribly sarcastic comment... something like 'Wow...you really are nuts'... but then I realised I share WAY too many of those points.

Wow...you really are cool!

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