Saturday, March 26, 2011

100 Facts About Me

So, as some of you know, I'm on Twitter. And lately, one of the 'trending topics' has been "100 Facts About Me". While I managed to resist literally sending out 100 tweets with facts about myself, I started thinking this might be a fun topic for a blog post, and a fun way for you guys to get to know me a little better.

Interested?

Then keep reading.

100 Facts About Me.

  1. I'm a sucker for horror movies. Even the bad ones.
  2. I have a thing for purses. I can never have enough purses.
  3. Pizza is my all time favorite food.
  4. I'm kind of an emotional roller-coaster.
  5. I have a genuinely eclectic taste in music.
  6. I can't remember a time in my life without a pet. Or pets.
  7. When I was a kid, I desperately wanted a boa constrictor.
  8. The first book I ever finished was dedicated to my Mom, and was more or less an argumentative proposal of all the reasons that my parents should buy me said boa constrictor. Also, it was fully illustrated by yours truly.
  9. I'm a Apple girl for life. It's all I've ever owned, and it's what I grew up with.
  10. I started writing at a very young age. It's what I've always wanted to do.
  11. I am a better writer when I am reading.
  12. I love anything and everything related to Starbucks.
  13. I have kind of an obsessive personality. When I like something, I love it.
  14. I sometimes have this recurring nightmare about my teeth falling out/getting yanked out/rotting away. It's a big deal to me.
  15. I'm a worst-case-scenario kind of person. But I'm working on being more optimistic.
  16. I'm an avid picture-taker.
  17. I've never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Peanut butter and honey all the way!
  18. I still watch Spongebob Squarepants.
  19. At 23 years old, I am still afraid of the dark, especially when I let my imagination run wild.
  20. I love BBQ sauce. On almost anything. Except desserts. Or breakfast.
  21. I am completely a dog person.
  22. I was a total tomboy growing up. Sometimes, I still am.
  23. I've never been out of the country. I'd love for that to change.
  24. I used to take piano lessons. I wish I had continued.
  25. Once I filmed a commercial. Well, my Dad filmed it. And it never aired. But at a very young age, I was printing up copies of little stories I wrote (and illustrated) and trying to sell them at garage sales. I figured a television spot was the next step to greatness. And, as I recall, I skipped a piano lesson to film it. (I conveniently didn't remind Dad to take me.)
  26. I cry. A lot. Sometimes even during particularly emotional commercials. Or just ones that I find particularly emotional.
  27. I love beer. I'm not sorry.
  28. I actually DO sometimes wish my life was a musical.
  29. I like to play video games.
  30. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
  31. I'm an adopted only child, and my parents are fantastic.
  32. I cried during Barnyard.
  33. My first car was a Volkswagen Beetle.
  34. I know all the words to Barbie Girl. Still.
  35. I love thunderstorms.
  36. I'm not very good at multitasking. I can't talk on the phone and watch TV at the same time. I WILL get distracted. And I'm terrible at reading more than one book at once.
  37. I'm a creature of habit. Big time.
  38. I play the drums. But just casually.
  39. I'm addicted to texting. Probably literally.
  40. Chocolate is my weakness.
  41. I am extremely body conscious. In a negative way. It's something I'm working on.
  42. I want to live on a plantation. I think it'd be a great place to write—so much history. Plus they're beautiful.
  43. I feel more comfortable with my elders than my peers.
  44. I'm extremely nostalgic and I hate change. Usually.
  45. I collect movies. I have a ton of them.
  46. I don't know how to roller-skate. Or roller-blade. Or ice-skate.
  47. I used to play basketball. I wasn't terribly good, but I love the sport.
  48. My best birthday party ever involved a Shetland pony named Dr. Pepper and lots of pony rides. Also, a Littlest Pet Shop toy. It was a little cat with a purple ball of string. The cake was great, too.
  49. The older I get, the more squeamish I get.
  50. If I don't get enough sleep, I turn into a crazy, emotional, irritable basket-case.
  51. I didn't really learn how to do laundry until last year.
  52. I still don't really know how to cook.
  53. I hate confrontation. It makes me extremely uncomfortable.
  54. I pretty much have to sleep with at least one fan on (sometimes two). Really I only don't use one when I'm sick and running a fever.
  55. I still wear my high school ring. I'll retire it when I get my Aggie ring this fall. WHOOP!
  56. I've worn glasses since 6th grade, but I've only ever owned two pairs. I have an excellent track record with not breaking my glasses. I'm also probably legally blind without my glasses. My eyesight is awful.
  57. I'm not wearing pants right now.
  58. I don't have a single piercing. Not even my ears. Chalk that one up to laziness.
  59. Working in retail has made me that much more cynical about people and their level of integrity and respect in general.
  60. I love cloudy days and cool weather.
  61. One of my guilty pleasures is Paris Hilton. I just love her.
  62. I'm an expert napper.
  63. My absolute favorite musical is Fiddler on the Roof. (And I got to see it live while Topol was still playing Tevye! Best day ever.)
  64. I'm actually kind of a neat freak. It just...comes and goes. Sometimes I clean all night, just so I can wake up to a squeaky clean apartment.
  65. Puppies make my heart smile.
  66. I share my bed with my dog.
  67. I've had two dogs that were 'mine'. A Black Lab/German Shepherd mix named Cowboy, and a Boston Terrier named Tucker. Both are equally capable of taking up the entire bed.
  68. Music is a huge part of my life. It can cheer me up, or facilitate fits of crying, or make me feel like a total badass, or make me hunger for adventure, or make me feel nostalgic, or... Well, you get the idea.
  69. I have a serious fetish for shoes with extremely high heels and extremely pointy toes. So hot. But no, I have not mastered walking gracefully in them.
  70. I really love to vacuum.
  71. My two favorite contemporary authors are Stephen King and Dean Koontz. I am constantly trying to borrow their styles. For instance, I inherited my tendency to use sentence fragments from the brilliant Mr. King.
  72. I pride myself on an extensive vernacular.
  73. The thesaurus is my best friend. Mark Twain really did say it best—"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."
  74. I take serious issue with people who refuse to see foreign films because they "don't like to read".
  75. I also take serious issue with people who refuse to read period.
  76. I'm allergic to cats. But that hasn't always been true. It makes me sad.
  77. Shrimp kind of grosses me out.
  78. Dieting has led me to discover a plethora of new dishes which I now enjoy frequently. But it isn't always easy. (Pizza is my absolute favorite food, remember?)
  79. I sing like a maniac in my car. It makes me feel like a rockstar, even when I can't hit all the notes.
  80. It drives me crazy when I can't think of the word or expression to describe how I feel.
  81. I love Uggs, and I don't care if you don't.
  82. I used to have a credit card. But not anymore. I'm not good at limiting my spending.
  83. When I'm enjoying myself, I can be in a place for hours. But when I get antsy, I will find a way to escape and entertain myself elsewhere.
  84.  I was a Girl Scout. But just for a little while. I didn't like it. Girls can be such bitches. (Pardon my French).
  85. I'm 1/4 Hispanic. Not that you could tell from my ghostly pale skin.
  86. I may be young, but I'm still a conservative Republican. Haters gonna hate.
  87. I've always lived in Texas, but only got my first pair of legit cowboy boots last year.
  88. Blue jeans are my favorite thing to wear.
  89. The only drug I ever tried was a cigarette. One time. It was the most disgusting thing I ever tasted.
  90. When I was a kid, my favorite toy was this awesome plastic Sabertooth Tiger. I used to bury him and my other dinosaurs in my Great Grandmother's front yard. One day, I buried him and forgot where. To this day, he remains somewhere in that old Texas dirt. And I still miss him.
  91. I have an overwhelming collection of stuffed animals. And I still keep a few on my bed. (Don't judge me.)
  92. I wish I could have Liam Neeson narrate my life. Anthony Hopkins would also be acceptable.
  93. My favorite show is The Simpsons. I think Homer is my secret soulmate.
  94. When I'm drunk, I morph into a crazy combination of Homer Simspon and Spongebob Squarepants.
  95. I'm kind of embarrassed that I'm sharing some of these things, now that I think about it.
  96. I'm actually quite shy most of the time.
  97. I've gone to five different colleges. Dallas Baptist University, Tarrant County Community College, Navarro College, Midland College, and finally Texas A&M. I have an Associate's in English from Navarro, and I'll be getting my Bachelor's in English from A&M.
  98. My concentration is Creative Writing and my minor is Sociology.
  99. I can't whistle.
  100. I love my family and my friends (and my dog!) more than anything.

7 comments:

Matt Bukaty said...

#50 = FACT.

:)

-majqdqb

Sarah said...

It SO is. You've witnessed it up close and personal, too!

Jess said...

this is a good post idea, but I don't even know if I could come up with 100 things about myself - that's so sad. I just got tagged to with the 7 Facts Blog Award and had a hard time coming up with 7 facts about myself! lol

Bagel Fairy said...

"I take serious issue with people who refuse to see foreign films because they 'don't like to read.'
I also take serious issue with people who refuse to read period."

Agreed, 100%. I thought my fellow college students were bad enough, but upon entering reality (a food service and an office job), I've realized how few people read or really have any curiosity about the world outside of their little spheres. When I read in the break room at lunch, people think I'm strange.

uduak said...

Nice things about you and quite funny too

Maroni said...

Hi Sarah,

I don't usually comment on a blog unless I know the author personally but I enjoyed this post so much, I thought it was time to say hello. I've been reading for about a year now because there is always some that intrigues me and now I know what it is...you're me except younger and in Texas! :) I probably said, "me too!" about 95 times. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy your writing. Keep em coming and God bless! -Toni from Tennessee

The Reading Bear said...

Our similarities scare me. LOL