Monday, July 30, 2007

My 100 Things

I like reading other people's my 100 things. So, I decided to write my own. It was much harder than I thought it would be. A couple of my fav 100 lists Metalia and Not that you asked.

100 Things about me:

1. I love cheese. Even though I am lactose intolerant, I would much rather suffer the consequences than not eat it at all.

2. My favorite movie is Empire of the Sun.

3. The Pride and Prejudice mini-series from A&E runs a close second.

4. Subsequently, I have a crush on both Christian Bale and Colin Firth.

5. I have a Basset Hound.

6. She is 9 years old.

7. We have lived in two states and six different homes together.

8. I like a good cup of coffee in the morning.

9. But, I will settle for a bad cup. I really just need my coffee in the morning.

10. Speaking of mornings, I cannot get up straight away. Whoever invented the snooze button, I love you.

11. When I was in my early twenties, I watched the movie Reality Bites over and over again.

12. One of my favorite lines was said by Troy to Lelaina while trying to cheer her up after she was fired by taking her on a tour of all the places he had been fired from. -“You and me and 5 bucks.”

13. I still want life to be that simple.

14. I am a total sucker for certain movie scenes. Like in Beautiful Girls, when Andera says to Tommy: “You know there are fours words I need to hear before I go to sleep. Four little words. "Good night sweet girl." That's all it takes. I'm easy, I know, but a guy who can muster up those four words is a guy I want to stay with.” I love that shit.

15. And if you can’t tell, yes, I am a hopeless romantic.

16. I work as a graphic designer.

17. I like what I do.

18. I love books.

19. I really don’t think I have a favorite book. Some that are worth noting: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, 84 Charing Cross Road, by Helene Hanff, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Path and anything by J.D. Salinger.

20. I was slightly obsessed with J.D. Salinger and Sylvia Plath as a teenager/early twenties.

21. As weird as it may sound, I wish I were a neat freak.

22. I am really really not.

23. Truthfully, I just wish I could afford/find a housekeeper.

24. Sometimes I don’t shower for an entire weekend.

25. I love getting pedicures.

26. I love all the colors of nail polish you get to choose from, I love reading really bad gossip magazines, I love everything about it.

27. I am a fan of some of Tim Burton’s work.

28. I wish I could just say I was a fan, but I never could make it thru Planet of the Apes.

29. I love his book Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories.

30. When I was in college some of these stories were made into animations and they were posted on (which doesn’t exist anymore). I watched them every day.

31. This is the first time I knew I wanted to make flash animation.

32. I let this dream go after some feeble attempts at trying.

33. I should really try again.

34. I just bought my first condo.

35. I have too many ideas of things I want to change to make it mine.

36. Feeling overwhelmed and excited all at the same time.

37. My dad is helping me with a lot of the remodeling work.

38. I have great parents.

39. I am 31 years old.

40. So far I haven’t figured out this decade.

41. I wish I took more pictures.

42. I am working on this.

43. My goal is to fill up my monthly quota on Flickr.

44. My favorite sitcom is The Office.

45. I have every episode on my ipod and sometimes listen to them at work to cheer me up if I am having a hard day.

46. Did I mention that I am a big music fan?

47. Listening, discovering new artists, going to shows.

48. I however cannot sing. At all.

49. For my birthday, my boss gave me The Twelve Terrors of Christmas by John Updike, drawings by Edward Gorey.

50. I dig Edward Gorey.

51. My boss is a good person.

52. I am lucky.

53. For many reasons. But, having a good boss is really great.

54. Wow, just passed the half way mark. This is a lot harder than I thought it would be.

55. My favorite holiday is Halloween.

56. I decorate and everything.

57. I am big into text messaging.

58. I prefer texting to talking on the phone.

59. The crappy cell phone reception at my new place is a huge drag now.

60. I can only see out of one eye at a time.

61. This was something I was born with. They both work. Just not simultaneously.

62. My new thing is energy drinks.

63. Even though I am not an athlete.

64. They are the best 3 o’clock pick me up.

65. One of my co-workers is an athlete.

66. She sometimes brings me new brands/flavors to try. She is very thoughtful like that.

67. I have great friends.

68. I love the smell of rain.

69. And the sound of ocean waves.

70. I once lived by the ocean.

71. I would like to again someday.

72. Oh, and did I mention that I think IKEA is one of the greatest places on earth?

73. One was recently built about 15 minutes from my new condo. Perfect timing for my remodel.

74. My style is contemporary and very simple.

75. I used to love to snowboard.

76. But, now I have one dead front tooth and hips that cause me a lot of pain.

77. At the time, I worked at a ski resort in Washington State.

78. I now live in Utah.

79. The mountains here are beautiful. I enjoy camping in them.

80. I also enjoy traveling.

81. But, I have never been outside of North America.

82. I would really like to.

83. Wow, this list is getting harder and harder to finish.

84. I have never had DVR. I would like to get it before the Fall shows begin.

85. And yes, I am already thinking about my Fall shows.

86. I watch too much television.

87. I have about four dishes that I can cook. And none of them require much talent.

88. I wish I would spend more time trying to learn to cook well.

89. My friends and I took a hip hop dance class once.

90. I took dance from age 3 to age 13. But, something must have happened from age 13 to age 30. No offense to us all, but we really sucked. I didn't care though, it was wicked fun.

91. Sometimes it is bad for me to spend too much time alone. I love napping. I don't feel guilty if no one is watching.

92. It is the same with shopping. I should always bring someone with me. Otherwise, I am libel to go a little crazy.

93. I like the way my bare feet feel in fresh cut grass.

94. I also like walking bare foot in the sand. (As long as it is not too hot)

95. 5 more to go. Will this list ever end?

96. I prefer steam rooms to saunas. They should be clean and scented with plenty of fresh towels.

97. I do like saunas though. Just not as much as steam rooms.

98. I wish I could have a massage once a week.

99. I would like to start doing yoga. I always feel so uncomfortable in those classes. I have to be one of the least flexible people in the world.

100. Yay, I have reached 100! This list took me two days to finish. Seriously.


thethinker said...

Great list.

I LOVE cheese. And IKEA, too.

I want to be a graphic designer.

I can't cook much either. I'm limited to anything that I can stick in the microwave.

laura said...

oh how i love my friend!

Rambler said...

smell of rain ha :), I love the smell just when the first few drops of rain hit the hot surface of the ground. simply amazing..

mcgee said...

thanks! i like your list too...i'm totally with you on 1, 10 and 72.

dude, ikea is my WONDERLAND.

also, congrats on your first condo! i'll be 75 before i can ever afford to buy anything in san francisco. ha.