February 9, 2009 4:19pm CST
This meme has been circulating around Facebook for awhile, and I thought it might be fun to find out and share a few things with my fellow MyLotters. The premise is that you candidly express 25 things about yourself 1. I hate driving. I don't even have my full license yet. 2. I'm really not sure that I love my boyfriend anymore. In fact, I think I resent him for keeping me here and promising me things that he had no right promising. 3. I once told all the kids on my schoolbus, back in grade school, that I was part dog and I could prove it by how real my bark was. I didn't fool anyone. 4. Everytime I have a bath, my cat sits on the edge of the tub, and drinks my bathwater. 5. I hate pretending that I hate McDonalds. 6. More than anything else in the world right now, I just want a home. A safe, secure, stable place where I can be myself and not have to worry about ending up on the street if I get upset about something. 7. I want to travel the world. Even Afghanistan. Even the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Even Tahiti. Well, ok, Tahiti is a given, but you get the point. I would like to see everything possible. 8. I don't think I'm ever going to want children. And I actually have a list of 1000 reasons why I should never have kids. 9. I have never broken a bone in my body. *knock on wood* I hope I never do. 10. I feel socially awkward almost all the time. I suck at small talk, and never know what to say in a conversation with people I'm not close to. Therefore at gatherings, I usually just sit quietly off to the side and observe. 11. For some reason, most of my boyfriends' parents haven't liked me. I've never given them a reason to. I'm polite, and always offer to help with chores or dinner or dishes, but I am reserved. I truly wish someone would read a comprehensive book on how to get your significant other's parents, family and friends to like you. I would buy it in a second -- no matter what the cost. The only parental units that liked me right off the bat were the parents that got me drunk on wine the first time they met me. I thought I'd totally blew it, but they adored me. 12. I hate plucking my eyebrows. So much that I don't even bother most of the time. Sometimes I trim them with a tiny pair of scissors, but I really do hate plucking. 13. I'm constantly worried that I am boring my friends and that they won't like me anymore. 14. I am terrified of sharks, but more than that, I am terrified of being abandoned. 15. I knew who my ex boyfriend was going to cheat on me with before he'd even cheated with her. I met her and told my friend that night that my boyfriend would eventually cheat with her. She laughed and thought I was just drunk talking. A month later, he slept with her for the first time at a party. 2 days before Christmas, she called me at home and told me what was happening. 16. I have a terrific long term memory. I never forget anything that's ever happened to me. Even if I don't mention it, I remember. I can also remember most conversations I've had verbatim. It drives me nuts when I'm arguing with someone and bring up something they said in the past, and they tell me they didn't say it, but I distinctly remember every word. 17. I get Seasonal Affective Disorder every single winter, and upon my doctor's instruction have been taking D3 and Omega 3 and 6 supplements since the days started getting shorter this year to prevent it. It seems to be working. 18. I have a crush on Angelina Jolie. 19. I have the weirdest sleeping arrangement idiosyncrasies. I MUST sleep on the side of the bed nearest the outside wall. I must have my own space (cuddling before bed is fine, but when I'm getting ready to retire, go to your side). I cannot sleep if the room is too warm or my feet are too cold. I used to be pretty anal about not being able to sleep without my own blanket and pillow, but 2 months of backpacking in Europe cured that pretty quickly. 20. I don't believe in hell. I believe that hell is what we go through during periods of our lives, and that we have the power to prevent hell from occuring in our lives by making the right decisions when the time comes. But no one is immune from having experienced it, because no one makes ALL the right decisions. 21. I think glasses are really sexy. 22. I tried to flush my Pomeranian, Sparky, down the toilet when I was 3, because I thought that was how you bathed dogs. My neighbour rescued him, and I don't think he ever forgave me. 23. If I could, I would sell everything I owned and become a vagabond, traveling the world with only precisely what I needed. I think I would be really at peace with that decision, if only I didn't feel responsible for the well being of my cat. She needs me. If she weren't here, I would probably go by the name of Moonbeam and move from one place to the next, making it by on the bare essentials and casting off the concept of personal possessions and relationships. 24. I think I already met my soul-mate, but he's devoted to someone else. If it's meant to be, it'll happen, but it was truly the oddest feeling to meet him, and not like anything I ever met before. 25. I love the color brown. A lot. Many things I own purely because they are brown. Now it's your turn. Take some time to sit down and write out 25 things about yourself. Feel free to be as honest, or make them as silly as you like. Whatever you want your fellow MyLotters to know, or need to get off your chest.
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9 Feb 09
I had been tagged by some of my Facebook friends for their lists, so I made one of my own: 1. I collect and sometimes make compilations of funny game show moments. 2. Two of my neighbor's cats like to hang out on my back porch. 3. I was a background extra in the Eddie Murphy film "Imagine That" being released in June. 4. I played the cello in grade school. 5. My favorite vegetables are carrots and corn. 6. I call one of the local news anchors "Jerri Blank" because she resembles the character from "Strangers With Candy." 7. My favorite color is purple. 8. My lucky number is 12. 9. I have visited 13 states plus D.C. and the Virgin Islands. 10. I share a birthday with Charo, Lloyd Bridges and Martin Luther King Jr. 11. I love stand-up comedy. 12. I work weekends at an NPR radio station. 13. I took improv classes in 2005. 14. My favorite TV shows from the past are Arrested Development, Mr. Show and the Larry Sanders Show. 15. I'm allergic to dogs and cats, but I wish I could have one. 16. I live about a mile from the house where I grew up. 17. Many of my online friends like to wear and/or make animal costumes. 18. I went on my first roller coaster ride in 2001 (California Screamin' at Disneyland's California Adventure.) 19. Some costume ideas I've had are a collie, a "metal dawg," a white and green tiger and a leopard. 20. I'm terrible at reading body language. 21. I have a white tiger doll named Luigi. 22. Except for Hawaii (which is technically in Oceania) I have never been outside of North/Central America. 23. While playing the "Password" home game as a kid, I accidentally got the words "permanent" and "pregnant" mixed up. 24. I made eggnog martinis for Christmas. 25. I probably couldn't live very long without the Internet or cable TV.