Tuesday, June 26, 2007

100th Post - 100 Things Most People Don't Know About Me

Apparently it is a blogging tradition that your 100th post should be 100 things that people don't know about you. So, here's my list! :-)
  1. As a (tiny, pink-loving girly-girl) child, my favorite animal was the tyrannosaurus rex.
  2. I have a compulsion of adding up numbers I see to determine if they are a multiple of 3 (and if they aren't, I move the lines in my mind to make them into numbers that are a multiple of 3).
  3. My favorite number is 9.
  4. I sleep with my eyes partly open.
  5. I have two tattoos, and plan on a third (a phoenix on my right back ribs).
  6. I have ADD but won't take medication.
  7. My husband was my first boyfriend.
  8. I knew the instant I met him that I'd marry him but I told myself to stop being silly. Now I know!
  9. I first tried to be a vegetarian when I was nine.
  10. I really really wish I could have a buzzcut without looking strange. Matt always tells me to go for it. Uh... not today!
  11. I have an R shaped birthmark on my knee.
  12. At one point I had a C shaped scar on my calf and a Y shaped scar on my thigh, so all I needed was an A and L to spell out my name on my leg (the C and Y have since faded away).
  13. My eyes change color, as do Matt's (and they always change to the same color when we're together! Mysterious...).
  14. My full name means strong womanly fairy heathen. :-D
  15. I was a raver as a teen, and I nearly threw a huge free rave with my best friend. Fell apart towards the end, but almost worked!
  16. I wiggle my feet when I think.
  17. I tend to find really deep meaning in silly things, like children's songs.
  18. I was Buddhist for a couple of years.
  19. I taught (Christian) Sunday school for four years, and still fill in sometimes.
  20. My cat was orphaned when he was three days old so we helped bottle fed him (along with his six brothers). He is totally in love with us for this.
  21. I sleep with Matt wrapped around my back, Tink against my stomach, and Lucky on my neck. Every time I roll over I wake up the whole "family" and they all groan.
  22. I have the wildest dreams of anyone I know.
  23. I can lucid dream (where you realize you're dreaming and take control of the dream).
  24. I have recurring dreams where I'm trying to save everyone from immediately impending disaster (everything from monsters to earthquakes).
  25. I only like colors that I would eat.
  26. I drink pickle juice. Often.
  27. I hear this is why mosquitoes never bite me.
  28. I partly dread Christmas because I'm afraid I won't like half of what I get and then I'll have to get rid of it and feel guilty.
  29. Every time I get a knick-knack as a gift I immediately consider "accidentally" breaking it.
  30. My middle fingers are curved toward my pinkies.
  31. I'm certified to teach prenatal yoga but haven't gathered up the courage to start a class yet! (Just do it, Carly!)
  32. I carry a huge purse with very little in it so I can put things in it when I need to.
  33. I have crazy messy handwriting.
  34. I cry at just about any movie.
  35. I walked REALLY fast down the aisle at my wedding. I was so excited to see Matt! I'm still pretty embarrassed about that, though.
  36. I'm immune to onions - they don't make my eyes water when I chop them.
  37. I caught a fish with my bare hands once. I put it back.
  38. Most of you know this already, but my best friend and I have the same birthday but she's one year younger - we've been friends since her birth. We have a very strong and creepy connection, mind reading and everything.
  39. I have a history of yelling at police/security guards when drunk.
  40. I don't remember most of my bachelorette party, but I hear I did #39 at this party.
  41. I never play video games but I go into geek-mode watching Matt play complex role-playing games, like God of War, Resident Evil, or Fable. "It says here if you push O repeatedly you can rip Medusa's head off!!!"
  42. I have very dexterous toes.
  43. I love mermaids. If I could be a fairy tale creature I would definitely be a mermaid. ;-)
  44. I NEED to see a body of water every few days or I feel unbalanced.
  45. I idolize surfers, but I'm a bad swimmer and I'm afraid of sea creatures... I hope someday to try it, though.
  46. I hate hate hate when spaghetti is cut up or broken.
  47. I'm a visual eater and don't like to eat anything "ugly".
  48. I don't like to be touched when I'm eating.
  49. Unless it is truly delicious and beautiful food, I generally find eating inconvenient and troublesome, except for cheese. I love cheese.
  50. And salsa. I eat a half gallon of medium salsa every month.
  51. I make great mixed CDs.
  52. I love the library more than anything!
  53. Once when I was small my dad filled the bed of his pickup truck with water and let me swim in it. Then I got in the cab and we drove around and watched it splash out everywhere.
  54. My mom used to let me play hooky one day every spring so we could go buy all the plants and flowers for summer.
  55. I have 7 aunts and uncles on my mom's side, all of whom are married with children. Our Christmas parties are massive.
  56. I saw a ghost when I was very small.
  57. Things I wanted to be "when I grow up": ballerina, farmer, actress, U.S. president, archaeologist, advertising exec, fashion designer, magazine editor, cafe owner, children's book author, audio engineer, music exec, nightclub owner, nutritionist, wedding/event planner, and now interior designer/ contractor/ house stager.
  58. What I have been so far: receptionist at Vern Fonk Insurance, telemarketer, hostess at Outback Steakhouse, supervisor at a party rental store, cubicle drone at medical equipment corporation, personal organizer, senior design consultant at Closet Factory, co-owner of general contracting company (and considering starting a side business staging houses for sale). Told ya I had ADD.
  59. I went to my first concert at 3 years old - it was CSN.
  60. At a concert, I grabbed Chino Moreno's butt (lead singer of the Deftones) - after holding his hand for a few seconds.
  61. I was OBSESSED with Chino in high school, so that moment was HUGE.
  62. I have met Jeff Healey, Taproot, Orgy, the Crystal Method, The Living End (the people at the 180 booth told me they'd give me 2 cases of their energy drink if I got them an autograph, so I did), Black Eyed Peas...and others I can't think of right now...
  63. I can hold my own in a mosh pit, despite being only 5'2 3/4" when I stand up really straight.
  64. I wrote a rap once.
  65. I started drinking coffee when I was nine - I just stopped drinking it on a regular basis, but I still love it like an old friend.
  66. I suspect caffeine did stunt my growth.
  67. I started driving very young and first drove alone (on a private runway) when I was ten. A plane nearly landed on me!
  68. I'm very tactile. I must touch everything. I recently reached into a museum exhibit to stroke an ancient Egyptian statue when the security guard looked away. It just looked so smooooth, how could I resist?
  69. They say it's impossible to lick your elbow but I can.
  70. Eleven years ago I was an only child with single divorced parents - now I have 3 sets of parents, a half brother, two stepbrothers, a stepsister-in-law, a sister-in-law, and a brother-in-law, equaling a current count of three moms, three dads, four brothers, and two sisters! (Of course, sooner or later I will have two more sisters...)
  71. When my little brother was born I started replacing swear words with other words because I wanted to be a good influence - now he's ten and he says sh*t all the time and I say weird stuff like poop or holy cheese or aye aye aye. So much for role modeling, haha!
  72. I love to do art projects with unusual mediums - like bleach or candy wrappers or roofing nails (haven't done the roofing nail one yet, but I have a great plan...).
  73. I am a black-belt shopper who is learning to use her powers for good rather than evil.
  74. I consider giving someone carnations to be on par with taking your date to McDonald's - why even bother?
  75. I've always wanted wild hippy hair, exactly like this little girl has! So jealous!
  76. I'm drawn to people from other countries - I've had friends from Russia, Romania, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, England, Korea, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Serbo-Croatia, ...
  77. I sincerely appreciate 3/4 length sleeves - warm but out of the way and ready for action!
  78. I'm constantly cleaning up after my messy... self. Nope, can't blame my husband. I clean the house all the time, and then I go along behind myself, creating disasters as I go. Eeek! This is one of the reasons I'm obsessed with learning to keep a minimalist house - less to put away!
  79. I'm extremely ticklish.
  80. I find the Batman concept incredibly sexy (and Christian Bale is the ONLY actor who's made a good batman AND Bruce Wayne). On the same note, I think there is nothing more boring than Superman.
  81. Also the Jack Bauer character on 24 - badass rule-breaking good guy. Yessss!
  82. I'm on a perpetual quest for the perfect purse (lots of pockets, big enough for my knitting), water bottle (blue, fits in a cupholder, with a spout, doesn't leak), and adhesive.
  83. I hoard shipping boxes.
  84. I'm a music glutton.
  85. I'm incapable of only doing one thing at a time.
  86. Unless I'm in a hurry I always take the scenic route. In every sense.
  87. I'm fascinated by cryptozoology.
  88. When I was little I did not want just any old pony, I wanted a Pegasus unicorn, and was convinced that I would in fact get one some day.
  89. When I watch a predator hunting its prey on nature TV shows I always root for the predator (does that make me a bad vegetarian? lol).
  90. I change my clothes about three times a day (not including PJ's).
  91. I scowl when I read. I love to read, so I don't know why...
  92. I have trouble controlling the volume of my voice.
  93. I have a whacked sense of time.
  94. I'm uncomfortable sitting with both feet on the floor, and prefer to sit on my feet, even in a restaurant.
  95. I'm an unconvincing liar.
  96. As a child I kissed Santa Claus on the cheek at a Christmas party because I thought it'd be funny.
  97. I stare at roadkill as I drive by.
  98. I haaaaate goats.
  99. During stressful times, I take comfort in celebrity gossip. My stress is usually because of major life decisions or problems. Nothing matters less than Hollywood drama, so it's really relaxing to indulge in something that just doesn't matter.
  100. I'm curious to the point that (as a teen, totally sober) I once touched a burner, knowing that it was hot, just so I could see HOW hot. And now I know.
So, you guys all knew I was weird before, but now you know how weird. ;-)

9 comments:

ann said...

:) love ya.
I'm with you on staring at roadkill, reading gosspip mags, and having an uncontrollable urge to touch things you're not suppose to....ie. wires Justin tells me will fry my brain! haha!!
This list was great by the way...

Carly Fay said...

Haha, glad I'm not the only one. ;-) Funny you say that b/c I zapped myself last week! I didn't touch the wires on purpose, though. There had been a wire nut on it but it fell off and it was under a ledge so I didn't see it and I grabbed it - scared the heck outta me! My entire arm hurt all day!

ann said...

Where have you been? Busy, I'm sure. Hope all is well. It was great seeing you two a few weekends ago! :0)

Carly Fay said...

I know, I was thinking today about how I need to get back to posting! It's been crazy around here! I'll write soon, though, I promise. :-)

I loved seeing you guys, too! BTW, I think Faith left her baby doll and barrette here.

We'll be having a poker night soon, so if you guys want to come, you're welcome to. I'll email you when we set specifics. :-)

ann said...

Oh yes, Faith leaves a trail wherever she goes...I had no ides we were missing either of those things!! :0) I don't know about poker night...I suck at cards! Talk to you soon~

*Dani* said...

YoU'rE wEiRd


: D

*Dani* said...

I finally remembered my blog password.

*Dani* said...

Like 6 months later.

Carly Fay said...

I never said I wasn't weird. Glad you're back, Danipants. :-)