Wednesday, March 19, 2008

16 Random Facts About Myself

I created a MySpace account recently. It's a long story that I'm saving for another entry. Let me just say for now that I find the MySpace world incredibly sad, marginally offensive, and hugely addictive. The other day one of my six "friends" tagged me and I had to post this on the blog I have there. I found it an interesting experience in self-discovery so I thought I'd share it.

Here’s how you play: Once you have been tagged, you have to write a blog with 16 weird, random things, facts, habits or goals about yourself. At the end, choose 5 people to be tagged, listing their names and why you chose them. Don’t forget to leave them a comment ("You’re It") and to read your blog. You can’t tag the person who tagged you..

  1. I’ve wanted a dog for years and now that I have one, wish he would run away.
  2. I think I know how to fix everyone’s life.
  3. I go from being obsessed about tanning to obsessed about being white.
  4. I can’t keep a secret.
  5. I am uncomfortable around very religious people, especially priests!
  6. I feel more Hispanic now than I did when I was younger.
  7. I don’t like MySpace but can’t stop logging on.
  8. I bring up gross and disgusting topics while people are eating.
  9. Sometimes, I use big words to make myself sound smarter.
  10. I buy every new marketing gimmick I see. Just change the label and I’m all over it!
  11. I have no concept of what things cost – house payments, insurance, a gallon of milk….
  12. I love a good buzz in the afternoon (though this is not practical most of the time).
  13. I hate kids birthday parties (both planning them and going to them).
  14. I am only in the mood for ice cream about once a year.
  15. I check the doors and make sure they're locked obsessive compulsively when my husband is out of town.
  16. I want to live in a high rise apartment in a huge city before I die.


seven said...

I bring up gross and disgusting things while people are eating too... it just doesn't bother me. I can't believe you're only in the mood for ice cream about once a year though... that's crazy talk.

Anonymous said...

How long did it take you to come up with the list? Oh, and you meant "they're", not "their" in #15.

your upside-down brother.

Life Junkie said...

HA! Caught it and fixed it seconds before I got your comment. Thanks for proofing, though. I make fun of people who misspell and it keeps coming back to bite me in the butt!

Anonymous said...

1. I used to like Michael Jackson, back during the Thriller and Billy Jean years. Now I have to turn the radio station when his songs come on.

2. There are two scenes in It’s A Wonderful Life that make me cry every time I watch.

3. I love almost everything ‘80s. (Not exactly a random fact, since it is life defining, but it does deserve to be said.)

4. I didn’t get my driver’s license until I was 21 years old.

5. If I ever become a professional poker player, I want my nickname to be either “Big E” or “Hotwheels”.

6. I’ve been to a strip club twice in my life. The second time, I talked to one of the strippers who told me it was her first night stripping, and I believed her.

7. I have fond memories of taking my father’s cowboy boots off.

8. I scored a 180 in darts once, but no one was there to see it.

9. I started saying “howdy” to people after reading a Farside cartoon.

10. I saw “The Matrix” seven times in the theater, and if given the chance, I’d see it in the theater again.

11. I think most liberals (based on liberal blogs I’ve read on the internet) live in a fantasy world.

12. I love playing the devil’s advocate. (And I purposely don’t capitalize the “d” in devil or the “h” in hell.)

13. I automatically think that people who swear a lot are less intelligent than I am.

14. I am thankful to my younger brother for getting me to stop saying “anyways” instead of “anyway”.

15. Other people’s toes creep me out.

16. I like using big words. Not because I want to sound smarter than other people, but because I love the English language and want to keep it from sinking into a morass of debasement.

your upside-down brother

k said...

myspace creeps me out too! :S but i do like the random survey things on there...haha

2, 4, 7, 10, 14 and 16 are true for me too...if that makes you feel more normal! ...although i'm not sure that having things in common with me qualifies as

thanks for linking to me! :)