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Thursday, November 23, 2006

300 things about me

201. I have a "lucky" house - it makes me smile to drive past it, and has for over 25 years.
202. I am extremely selfish by nature.
203. I try to battle that every day and do something for someone else.
204. I believe strongly in karma
205. I try to swing the pendulum heavily towards the "deserves good" side of karma, and then some.
206. Audiences cheering in support make me cry.
207. I cry at horse movies without exception.
208. I cry at sports movies with almost no exceptions.
209. I don't like sports.
210. I can clap with one hand.
211. I get migraines.
212. I'm easily swept up in infomercials.
213. I don't like rollar coasters.
214. I do at least one online jigsaw puzzle everyday.
215. I hate laundry more than any other household chore.
216. I want to live in the country where I can't see or hear my neighbors.
217. I understand why people get divorced.
218. I didn't until after I got married.
219. I believe in fairies
220. I believe in the Loch Ness Monster
221. I'm not sure if it's that I really believe in those things or if I just really want them to be real.
222. I think it's important that there be mystery on the planet.
223. I'm afraid of heights.
224. Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite books.
225. I love sheep and goat cheeses.
226. I think the words "sheep cheese" sound gross.
227. I'm embarrassed to admit I like Velveeta.
228. I've gained 50 pounds in less than 3 years, thanks to my thyroid (and lack thereof).
229. I want Debra Messing's hair. Desparately.
230. I love cranberries in nearly any form - sauce, juice, dried or fresh.
231. I don't like cranberry juice cocktail, or blends.
232. I'm naturally an early bird, and have an easier time waking at 4 am than I do at 8 am.
233. I rarely sleep through the night without waking up once or twice.
234. I would rather be cold than hot.
235. I think 68 degrees is perfect weather.
236. I love slightly bohemian clothing.
237. I would wear long flowing skirts, boots, and belted tunics everyday, but they're impractical to my lifestyle (and current body).
238. I've never done any illegal drugs.
239. I've never smoked a cigarette.
240. I drink very rarely.
241. I've never finished a beer.
242. I rarely sit still - my toes are tapping, my hands are moving, something...
243. I don't like sweets much
244. There is a certain toxic personality type that I don't like at all, and it keeps finding me in varying circles
245. I think I'm supposed to learn something karmic from that personality type, but I don't seem to have figured it out.
246. I'm a bit obsessed with the idea of "six degrees of separation"
247. My favorite website is imdb.com - I can go from one actor to another for hours.
248. I find I'm sincerely happy for celebrities when they win awards/have babies/get married, and sincerely sad when something bad happens.
249. I can't make myself a cup of coffee that I like.
250. The best cup of coffee is Dunkin Donuts Large Hot Light Caramel Creme Latte.
251. I have the memory of a goldfish. My short term memory is dreadful, and I often can't remember something I did four seconds earlier.
252. I do make a great cup of tea.
253. When playing computer solitaire, my kings have to line up black-red-black-red (or red-black-red-black) or I will quit.
254. I tell myself bedtime stories, and have since I was a very little girl.
255. This was my first acting experience, as I used to repeat phrases over and over (and over) until I got the inflection I wanted.
256. I love fairytales
257. I love sappy traditional Disney movies.
258. I am sincerely honored when cats choose to cuddle with me.
259. After seven years together, I didn't find out my husband could moonwalk until the reception at our wedding.
260. I can whistle, but I tell people I can't.
261. I do that because I can't whistle consistantly, and I'd rather just sing.
262. My all time favorite song is "Save the Last Dance for Me"
263. Nearly any version will do, but the absolute best is Ben E. King's, with Harry Connick Jr running in second.
264. The scariest sound in the world to me is footsteps.
265. I had a long time recurring nightmare of being chased through a very dark forest by something I could not see, but could hear.
266. The recurring nightmare began before I was five (I had it in my first bedroom) and continued regularly through middle school and high school, petering off in college.
267. I've always been an insomniac, and sleeping through the night is a rare thing for me.
268. I think if I was ever really well rested, I'd be dangerous.
269. As it is, I'm just an airhead.
270. The person who decided to stuff green olives with garlic cloves is my personal hero.
271. I believe strongly in anniversary celebrations.
272. I think the body and heart remember the season for emotional times, even when the mind cannot explain it.
273. I love the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
274. The Disney movie version is my favorite, but I see or read all other versions and enjoy them nearly as much.
275. I was once told that my vast knowledge of apples was extremely sexy.
276. Since I don't actually have a vast knowledge of apples, I'm pretty sure it was a line, but it was delivered so sincerely I married the guy anyway.
277. Sour Patch Kids make me happy. The real ones only - the other "sour" gummy candies are horrid.
278. A well-placed upwards modulation in music will bring me to tears.
279. I am an aural learner - I remember things better if I hear them.
280. I figured this out in college and learned to study by recording class notes onto a tape and listening to them.
281. I once learned all of my lines as lead in a play literally overnight by reading them into a tape and wearing headphones that played them back as I slept.
282. I am an empath - I relate to and feel what people (and animals) are feeling without them expressing these feelings to me.
283. For this reason, I am an introvert as well - having all those other emotions running through me is extremely exausting.
284. Animals are drawn to me, and I'm told very often that "s/he doesn't get that excited when anyone else comes to visit!"
285. I have a disorder called synesthesia and have almost no sense of smell. When I do smell things, often I can only describe the smell by color.
286. For a few months after my surgery last year this synesthesia was altered and I had a sense of smell. I hated it.
287. The AKC "Can I pet your dog?" commercial makes me cry.
288. I have a secret goal of walking in one of those massively long 3-day charity walks for something I believe in. (it's not a secret anymore, is it?)
289. I don't know that I will ever again be healthy enough to do so.
290. I love vegetarian Indian curries.
291. I had to delete one item about how bad my memory is because I had forgotten I'd already mentioned it.
292. I once had to sign an autograph at Walmart at 3 in the morning while buying cold medicine, wearing dirty sweatpants, unshowered, and with my pockets filled with used tissues. It wasn't nearly as much fun as it sounds.
293. I cried the days Gene Kelly and Gregory Hines died, and seeing them on film still gets me weepy.
294. I love westerns, both books and film, but not spaghetti westerns.
295. I am sincerely disappointed each and every time I look in the mirror. Vampires had a good thing going with that "no reflection" thing.
296. I don't get starstruck very often, and never have done so in front of the actual person, and I get extremely irritated at those who do.
297. I prefer small silverware. I will pick salad forks over dinner forks, or baby silverware over all others. I don't know why.
298. I love Mel Brooks movies.
299. I can (and often do) watch movies over and over, sometimes even back to back. You can double the viewings if there's a good commentary on the DVD.
300. I apparently really enjoy making lists about myself, though I honestly don't expect anyone to read them.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read it!
And I love you!

Nancy in PA :-)

7:54 PM  
Blogger David said...

I already told you I read it. You just forgot.

7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read it too... all the way to #400.

:-)

9:16 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Whew! I read it! :D

And #401 should be: "Some people (like Jane) are really glad they know me."

6:52 AM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Oh God, I broke up when Gene Kelly and Gregory Hines died - Hines in particular because it was so out of the blue, I didn't know he was sick. I read your list, agreed with much of it, and I'm glad I know you! ::insert corny internets hug::

9:14 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Oh, and the autograph thing? I was in Target a few years ago when I saw a Famous Local Anchorwoman buying household products and accompanied by a toddler in a full meltdown. She just wanted to get her toilet paper and cat food and such and get that kid the hell out of there, and I really felt for her and hoped she'd make it out of the store without anyone accosting her for an autograph. I've always thought it would suck to be a Famous Face, and at that moment I realized I never, ever want to be recognized by anybody. Call me Garbo.

9:17 PM  
Anonymous PuppyMomma said...

Ahhh #277. How I love ye.

1:03 AM  
Blogger Kadiddly said...

Wow, again, we really have a lot in common!

And yes, Mel Brooks movies are the best!

1:25 PM  

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