Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Things about Me: Part 2

Still no exciting hockey stuff. However, here is the second part (#26-50) of the "Let's get to know more useless stuff about me".

26. I hated every single English class I took throughout my school years. The only writing class I enjoyed was "Technical Writing", which I took in college and totally aced.

27. I don't like driving on bridges.

28. I love sitting in an airport, waiting for a flight, and watching the most random looking people walk by.

29. I think (a lot) before I talk. Usually, stuff I want to say goes through several filters before I finally say it.

30. I like HP calculators better than TIs.

31. I love fruits, especially strawberries. I could eat a carton of strawberries every single day.

32. I watch a lot of TV and I hate missing my shows. I do not understand people who say (brag) that they don't even own a TV or rarely watch TV. Your life must be so boring. Sure, reading a book can be entertaining but watching TV provides more laughs and can be just as educational and inspiring as reading.

33. I enjoy watching the Weather Channel. I don't know why, but I could seriously watch it for hours. And if there's a hurricane? Forget it, I want that channel on every single second till the Hurricane passes.

34. I've never owned a laptop but both times I got a desktop I regretted not getting a laptop. The next computer I buy will most definitely be a laptop.

35. I did ballet when I was younger and absolutely hated it. But I also did tap and loved it!

36. At work I drink coffee and tea from the same mug everyday. I only rinse the mug before each use and then every now and then I'll bring it home and give it a good scrubbing. Considering how thoroughly I wash all of my dishes at home I find it odd that I have no problem reusing the same mug without properly cleaning it. I think it may be because I saw an episode of 'Deadliest Catch' in which one of the deckhands showed the cameraman the mug he uses and how he's never washed it despite all the fish and crab guts that are caked on there. I figured, if that guy is still alive, I can live without washing my mug everyday.

37. Penguins are probably my favorite animal. I think they're absolutely adorable. Pandas are a close second.

38. I hate having dry, chapped lips. I always have some sort of lip balm, chapstick, lipstick, or lipgloss with me at all times. Minor obsession. Minor.

39. I go through phases where I'll always wear a watch and then I never wear a watch and then I'll start wearing one again. I'm currently in the 'No Watch' phase.

40. Every single day I wear sunblock on my face: Neutrogena Face Moisturizer with SPF 15. I remember growing up and seeing older ladies on talk shows who barely had any wrinkles and their secret was wearing sunblock everyday. Whether or not this is true, I still wear moisturizer with SPF because I don't want wrinkles and it leaves my face hydrated and smooth.

41. I had really bad acne in high school. I finally took the highest allowed dosage of Acutane my senior year and haven't had a problem since. I always get annoyed at the negative reports about Acutane because that stuff gave me clear skin before I entered college and it probably saved my social life. I'm a big supporter and believer in Acutane...just don't get knocked up while on it.

42. I have a severe case of arachnophobia. The only spiders I can be around, and really I mean, the only spiders I'm capable of killing myself, are itty-bitty spiders or daddy long legs.

43. When I was a baby I had bacterial meningitis. I survived because I'm uber awesome.

44. I think black and blue pens are really boring which is why I like to use green, purple, or pink pens. I realize that using a purple pen at a meeting with clients doesn't look that professional and I try not to do it very often but sometimes I just can't resist the urge to be girly.

45. I don't have a dishwasher in my apartment and I cannot wait till I live in a place that has one.

46. Every now and then I go through phases where I stop drinking soda. As of today, I've gone 4.5 weeks without soda. I feel like I'm in AA.

47. I usually drive to work in flip flops because I hate driving in high heels.

48. I'm not that into cars. I drive a Civic and I love it because it's compact, reliable, and gets great gas mileage. But just wait, my car will probably break down tomorrow.

49. Even though I'm several years away from buying a house/condo, I'm still addicted to looking at real estate websites (Redfin, Trulia, Zillow, etc.)

50. I keep a little notepad in my car and every time I go to the gas station I note the date, mileage, dollars spent, and gallons of gas purchased. Also, whenever I take my car in for an oil change or routine maintenance check, I write down the date, mileage, and maintenance performed. My parents do this and it's something I picked up and I'm still not quite sure exactly why I do it.


Cat said...

I, too love sitting at airports and strawberries and the Weather Channel. I must have the Weather Channel on during any sort of severe weather situation, even if it's hundreds of miles away from me.

Kirsten said...

Strawberries are like crack to me. I can never have enough.

I watch a lot of TV myself. It's probably not good for me, but whatever. A lot of times due to college obligations I'm forced to watch the shows online, but they make a good study break.

Connie said...

30. I like HP calculators better than TIs.

I have the picture to prove it!