Saturday, August 9, 2008

It's all about ME - Part 1

I've debated whether or not I wanted to join the "100 Useless Facts about Me" club but I finally decided to do it since I can't think of anything else to write about and I've enjoyed reading about other bloggers (see: Heather B, Sherry, Finny, Cat). This will be a challenging task for me since I don't like talking about myself and revealing too much information. It may be why my fiance always says he can't quite figure out what's going through my head even though we've been together for more than 4 years. I'll do this thing in four parts, so here's Useless Stuff #1-25:

1. I'm a Southern California girl, born and raised, and I hope I live here for the rest of my life.

2. I went to the midwest for college because I wanted to get out of California and experience life somewhere else. After 4 years I realized I belong in SoCal.

3. I drink coffee everyday. I used to only drink it at work in the mornings, but lately I've noticed that I have severe headaches on the weekends that are only cured by coffee.

4. I love Dunkin' Donuts coffee and there are no longer any DDs in California, which is a huge tragedy. The DD ground coffee beans sold at grocery stores are really good and I seriously hope DD comes back to CA.

5. I've always wanted to be a Starbucks barista. No real reason.

6. I get really excited when roads are repaved. I love driving on new pavement. Yes, I know I'm a huge dork so you don't have to leave a comment telling me what I already know.

7. If I was a guy I would totally be a crab fisherman.

8. If I was a guy I would totally be a fireman. Denis Leary is so f'ing awesome in 'Rescue Me'.

9. If I was a guy I would totally be a hockey player.

10. I really want to go to culinary school.



11. I really want to go to art school and learn how to do letterpress.

12. I'm hapa and I love everything there is to being hapa. I milk that minority shit whenever possible.

13. I like to cook and I love to bake.

14. When I was in 6th grade I was suspended for one day for slapping a boy. Yeah, that's right, don't cross me or else I will cut you!

15. I can sew a mean hem but I wish I could design and sew my own clothes.

16. I iron my own clothes because I cannot fathom sending them to a dry cleaner and paying them to do something I can do myself.

17. I'm thrift and I hate paying for stuff I can do myself, such as valet parking (such utter bullshit).

18. I love looking at my finances and calculating my net worth each month.

19. I have a severe candy addiction. I rarely, if ever, crave chocolate, but I could eat candy every single day.

20. I get the Asian-glow but it doesn't stop me from drinking. Usually a Pepcid AC will do the trick and I won't have to worry about the redness. In college I could put down a lot considering my size. Now I don't drink as much but I'll still drink a lot when the occasion arises.

21. I'm not a big wine drinker. I prefer beer and I'm by no means a beer snob. Give me a Bud Light or PBR and I'm good to go. When I feel like riding in style I'll purchase some Shiner Bock.

22. In college one of my favorite semester activities was the Case Race my sorority girls organized. Each team had 4 members and one 24 pack to put down and the team that finished first was the winner. There was no real prize, just bragging rights for an entire semester. We finally realized that the larger breasts you had the more you could drink. It's true, scientific research! I think the most one girl drank in one Case Race was 10 beers. My proudest moment was finishing my 6 beers before vomiting in-synch with my future Maid-of-Honor.

23. I changed my major after my freshman year. I settled on a major that I was interested in, would allow me to get paid to attend grad school, and would provide me a financially stable career.

24. I have one older brother and like all little sisters who can't think for themselves, I adored and always wanted to do everything he did, which is why I like playing video games, enjoy male-oriented movies, and like the music that I do.

25. I played the flute when I was younger, refused to be in the marching band, was in the high school orchestra, and never went to band camp.

Check back later for Part II.

4 comments:

Kirsten said...

2. I went to the midwest for college because I wanted to get out of California and experience life somewhere else. After 4 years I realized I belong in SoCal.

I totally did that with going to school on the west coast. The biggest thing I'm learning from going away to school is that I'm meant to live in Minnesota or a similar climate.

Finny said...

I milk that minority shit whenever possible

HAHAHAH hell yeah, mixed-Asian-babies ROCK!!! (cuz, you know, I'm not hapa, but I am Asian-mixed hahah).

and I so did not know you were in a sorority?! Which one? And as for the beer:boobs ratio? Hilarious. One day, I may test that theory.

Cat said...

I'm hapa and I love everything there is to being hapa. I milk that minority shit whenever possible.

I milk all the minority shit I can too!!

Also, I, too play the flute.

k.m.stiles said...

Kirsten: I figured college was a good time to go away from home and live somewhere new. Better to decide during college where you want to live than afterwards once you start a job.

Finny: I'm a DG! And yes, any sort of Asians rock!!

Cat: The funny thing though is that my mom (Asian) is always telling me to check the "White/Caucasian" box because I'm not "Asian" whereas my dad tells me to do the opposite. I really appreciate the boxes that say "Two or more races". I saw in your '100 Things' that you play the flute too. But you're also way more musically talented than I will ever be.