Saturday, March 11, 2006

50 things you never knew about me...

...and probably don't care that you do now!

  1. I am one crazy-zany mofo.
  2. But you wouldn't know it to look at me.
  3. I make my bed every morning after I wake up.
  4. I detest fake strawberry flavoring.
  5. But if given the choice between grape jelly and strawberry jam, I'll go for the strawberry.
  6. My favorite vegetable is broccoli.
  7. I constantly misspell broccoli.
  8. Pineapple is my favorite fruit.
  9. I harbor a secret desire to own a great big house on a coast.
  10. Failing that, I'd like to have a summer property or a rental house on a lake.
  11. I'm a Pisces.
  12. That explains the fascination with water.
  13. I was a kill-joy in high school.
  14. Quite often, I still am.
  15. My favorite color is cerulean blue.
  16. I'm fiercely loyal.
  17. Sometimes to a fault.
  18. I'll try just about anything twice.
  19. If you dare me to do something, I'll most likely do it.
  20. I've never beaten any Mario games.
  21. I'm pretty useless when it comes to game systems more technologically advanced than a Super Nintendo.
  22. The West Wing is one of my all-time favorite shows.
  23. If, in any election, I was fairly confident that my one vote would not make a difference, I'd totally vote for Josiah Bartlet.
  24. I live in Ohio, so I know that bloody well won't happen.
  25. I love British slang.
  26. More often than I'd like, I have dreams that scare the shit out of me.
  27. Even though I was an English major, I generally hate poetry.
  28. But a couple of poets I do enjoy are Pablo Neruda and W.B. Yeats.
  29. I'm sure that there are other poets that I enjoy, but I tend to block them out.
  30. I'm a huge fan of the three-volume novel.
  31. Mix CDs are my specialty.
  32. If someone does something that hurts my feelings and then lies about it, I'm usually bothered more by the fact that they lied about it than the fact that they did it in the first place.
  33. When I was little I had two parakeets named Fred and Barney.
  34. And a beagle named Bo. After Bo Jackson.
  35. I dig pretty much any type of music. Even classical and opera. It's not unusual for Marian Anderson to follow Johnny Cash to follow George Harrison to follow some Garth Brooks or Drake Bell. Yay for eclectic tastes!
  36. I love Post-it notes.
  37. Normally I can't sleep with my feet covered up with socks or blankets.
  38. I sail many ships in the Harry Potter fandom, but my OTPs are R/Hr, H/G, and R/S.
  39. Only a few of you will understand what #38 is all about.
  40. I had an awesome time at the Witching Hour conference, and I totally want to go to Phoenix Rising in N'Awlins in '07.
  41. The first two movies I can remember memorizing are Clue and Ferris Bueller. This is no doubt due to the fact that they were recorded on the same VHS back in the day and my cousins watched it constantly.
  42. I know most of the words to the songs in Disney's High School Musical. I'm not particularly thrilled at this accomplishment, but hey, it's something you didn't know about me!
  43. My favorite chips ever are Ruffles sour cream and cheddar.
  44. I could eat raw veggies all day, every day.
  45. I've actually read Moby Dick cover to cover.
  46. This is my favorite passage:
    "'What's the matter with your nose, there?' said Stubb. 'Broke it?' 'I wish it was broken, or that I didn't have any nose at all! answered the Guernsey-man, who did not seem to relish the job he was at very much. 'But what are you holding yours for?' 'Oh, nothing! It's a wax nose; I have to hold it on.'"
  47. I love card games of all sorts.
  48. I like cooking, but I'm not very good at it. I do like collecting recipes, though.
  49. I generally prefer baking of any sort.
  50. I can't wait for the day when I own my own place so I can paint the walls whatever colors I want.
  51. I'm a pop-culture junkie.
  52. Sometimes I'm a slight overachiever. :)
Well, there you have it, folks! Fifty-two things you (probably) didn't know about me. Maybe I'll come up with an additional 48 sometime in the future... for those of you who know me really well, you know that there's about a 50-50 chance that I'll actually complete the task :)


Anonymous said...

Jen -

Fun! I enjoyed your sarcasm. . . but I must say: is this 52. ways to know Heto has too much time on her hands????


Nicole said...

Hehe... I share numbers 3, 16 and 17 with you as well as 38 (although I tend to sway between the ships quite often). And I've always wanted a beagle!