Tuesday, July 29, 2008

100 Things About Me

This was a lot harder than I thought. Btw, you might find a reoccuring theme in my responses. :)

1) I'm the youngest of 3 children (1 sister & 1 brother).
2) I prefer writing in cursive. I'm too lazy to print or write free hand.
3) I used to take swimming lessons as a kid, but then stopped when I almost drowned. A few years later, I tried taking lessons again, but never finished.
4) I'm constantly changing the radio station in my car when I feel there's a lousy song playing.
5) I have 26 first cousins (had 28, but 2 are deceased now), approx. 48 second cousins & lost count with my second cousins' children! I think that brings a total of about 100 cousins. And that's only my mother's side! ;)
6) I'm pretty organized at work, but at home, it's usually a different story.
7) I'm NOT a morning person.
8) I don't drink coffee.
9) I only drink tea when I'm sick.
10) My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. Not only does it fall around my b-day (except for on Leap year), but it's a day to give thanks for my family & my other blessings, and an excuse to eat lots of food & pumpkin pie!
11) I've never been a sports fan. Ok, so maybe I've seen 1 or 2 basketball games in my life.
12) I've known my two bestest gal pals since the 3rd grade & the 10th grade.
13) I once won 2nd place in an art contest.
14) I've never stopped watching MTV's The Real World. Ok, so maybe I missed one season, but it was probably because the cast was pretty boring.
15) I remember when MTV used to be cool and played music all day long.
16) The first thing I notice about the opposite sex is his eyes.
17) My first job was at age 15 at a pharmacy, which happened to be the same one my sister worked at years prior. I've had many more jobs after that.
18) I have a scar on the side of my nose. It's from an injury I suffered when I was about 1 or 2 years old.
19) Right after graduating high school, I had aspirations of moving to L.A. to attend college.
20) I love Chocolate Almond ice-cream.
21) I often find myself attracted to tall guys, which means they have to be over 5'10".
22) I know how to rollerskate, but not rollerblade.
23) At age 13, I shook a former (70's) teen idol's (and one of my first childhood crushes) hand when I saw him in concert. I literally didn't wash my hand for a few days after that.
24) I was held back in the 3rd grade.
25) Writing is one of my passions & I hope it'll help lead me into a career in the music, TV, or travel industry.
26) I want to visit Boston, Miami/Orlando, and the lower Atlantic states.
27) I dropped out of college twice.
28) My favorite color is blue.
29) I was an attendant in a cousin's wedding; however, my title was not Bridesmaid, but rather Godmother.
30) I had a pen pal from Spain, who I started writing to in the 10th grade. We wrote often, but then she stopped writing around the time that 9/11 happened.
31) My favorite music genre is Pop. I also love R&B, Dance & Motown.
32) Growing up, I inherited my siblings taste in music. I guess that's why I liked listening to a lot of popular groups that consisted of siblings like the Bee Gees, The Carpenters, and The Osmonds!
33) I've dealt with anxiety since I was a child.
34) I've never liked being photographed. I'd rather be taking the photo than be in it.
35) In high school, I had a crush on three different Michael's--all at the same time.
36) I've never had a hangover.
37) I love traveling to So Cal to visit my relatives.
38) Tulips are my favorite flower.
39) As a teen, I wore braces. Thank goodness because it corrected my Bugs Bunny smile.
40) I've never gotten a speeding ticket.
41) I've never traveled on a train before.
42) I'm not afraid of heights, but I refuse to go on any amusement park ride that travels upside-down.
43) I'm a very sensitive & emotional person. If I hear a story about a child being reunited with his/her parent or vice versa, I start to cry.
44) Politics really bores me.
45) I dress to be comfortable, not uncomfortable. Though I can be a girly girl when I want to be.
46) I don't like wearing high heels.
47) I've been to Chicago once, Arizona twice, and Baja (Mexico) many times.
48) I don't paint my fingernails or toenails anymore.
49) I'm very low-maintenance (see # 45).
50) I'm generally good at remembering a person's b-day or other special events.
51) I once won backstage passes to a concert. Unfortunately, the concert never happened. Anyone remember the songs "P.A.S.S.I.O.N." or "Hey Donna"?
52) I always have a hard time finding the right pair of jeans since I'm height-challenged.
53) My favorite old TV shows are ones that incorporated music and humor.
54) Some of my favorite shows were The Monkees (re-runs), Donny & Marie, Three's Company and Happy Days. Yes, I had a crush on "Chachi". I even owned the only album he ever recorded as proof!
55) I'm never been much of a risk taker. It wasn't until a few years ago that I started getting brave & started doing stuff that I thought I'd never do.
56) I have eaten Menudo (no, not the singing group) many, many times.
57) I don't travel to the city very often.
58) My feelings get hurt when certain longtime friends don't have or make time for me. I know you're busy, but communication is a two-way street.
59) I once wrote a fan letter to Ricky Schroeder & got an autographed picture in return.
60) I have a purse named after me. Wish I knew who to thank.
61) I can't live without music!
62) I'm a lexophile.
63) I once attended a Giants game only to see my favorite (oldies) band perform. As soon as the concert was over, I left.
64) One of my favorite games in elementary school was "Heads Up, Seven Up."
65) I believe in love at first sight & that each of us has a soulmate. So then how come I can't seem to find mine?! :(
66) I believe in Karma & it can be a real bitch!
67) If I was stuck on a deserted island, the 3 items I'd bring with me would be: Toffee candy, toilet paper, and my crush.
68) My life resembles a few movies: Fools Rush In, Never Been Kissed, and The Famiy Stone. I also think My Big Fat Greek Wedding plays a part too!
69) One of my favorite quotes is by Eleanor Roosevelt: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
70) I cried on my 19th birthday & I think it was because I foresaw my future.
71) As a child, I was forced to play kickball & softball every summer until I was about 14.
72) I can wrap my middle & ring fingers around my entire wrist.
73) I had an 11th year high school reunion. My class wasn't very organized, even back then. Wonder if we'll have a 21st reunion.
74) I used to write many letters as a kid. I should've known back then that it'd lead to my future career.
75) Since the invention of e-mail and texting, I rarely communicate on the phone. :(
76) A good childhood friend of mine, who had moved away & then returned a few years later, once told me something I'll never forget. She told me that I never changed & that I was the same person she knew back then. She had compared me to my cousin (we were all friends in grade school), who did change. Made me feel really good...humble.
77) I sometimes prefer staying home as opposed to going to a party.
78) I'm down-to-earth & very shy. Once I get to know you better, then I tend to come out of my shell more.
79) I hate Mondays.
80) I can't stand Rap music. What's the point?
81) I try to read my favorite blogs every single day.
82) Chinese & Mexican foods are my favorite.
83) I met 3 former Boy Band members from 3 different groups at the same event.
84) I will finally meet my crush of 20 years in October! (see # 87)
85) I never attended my junior or senior proms. For senior prom, my friend & I went to dinner and a movie instead.
86) I once stood next to a Daytime Emmy award winner & didn't even know it. I just couldn't put my finger on why he looked so familiar.
87) Twenty years ago, my cousins invited me to see this up-n-coming new group perform nearby to promote their 2nd album. My cousins' mother wouldn't let them borrow her car, so we couldn't go. The group became successful shortly thereafter (see # 84).
88) I'd like to move to So Cal and pursue my career the first opportunity I get.
89) When I worked in retail, I once assisted the guitarist of a famous 70's rock group.
90) I've never smoked cigarettes.
91) I once found myself in the same movie theater hallway as football legend Joe Montana. In fact, I also once saw him walking down a major street in my town.
92) I had my first article published in May of this year.
93) I almost had the chance to meet two members of a famous 60's band that I loved as a child, but was too shy to say hello or ask for an autograph. I regret this one big time. :(
94) I've always excelled in English. I was also particularly fond of Art & History.
95) My favorite foods are lasagne, flautas, french fries, and Heavenly chicken.
96) I hate being alone. Usually I'll have the TV on to keep me company.
97) I love to laugh!
98) I've never been good at Math (i.e. Algebra & Geometry). I'm not fond of Science either.
99) I've always wanted to learn how to play the drums & keyboards/piano. My inspiration: # 93.
100) A guy with hazel eyes and a Bostonian accent makes my heart do somersaults! Second runner up is a guy with green eyes, who can speak French fluently! :)

2 comments:

Carolina Girl said...

4) I'm constantly changing the radio station in my car when I feel there's a lousy song playing.

Me too!!! It annoys people who ride with me...lol

14) I've never stopped watching MTV's The Real World. Ok, so maybe I missed one season, but it was probably because the cast was pretty boring.

LOL Um, yea that's my little secret also...I love the RW! Seattle cast is my all time favorite.

21) I often find myself attracted to tall guys, which means they have to be over 5'10".

DITTO

35) In high school, I had a crush on three different Michael's--all at the same time.

I laughed out loud when I read that!! Hilarious!

56) I have eaten Menudo (no, not the singing group) many, many times.

What exactly is edible menudo?

59) I once wrote a fan letter to Ricky Schroeder & got an autographed picture in return.

I may or may not have done the same thing with Kirk Cameron =)

100) A guy with hazel eyes and a Bostonian accent makes my heart do somersaults! Second runner up is a guy with green eyes, who can speak French fluently! :)

Ditto AGAIN! =)

Little Sister Pixie said...

Menudo is a Mexican soup that consists of hominy and tripe (cow's stomach). Supposedly, it's supposed to cure hangovers, which I obviously don't know anything about!

Pozole is another type of soup that I've always liked, except that it's often made with either chicken or pork, along with hominy.