Friday, August 20, 2010

10 Random Things About Myself

I was tagged by the lovely Christine @ My First Marathon.  I promise a real blog post or two this weekend.  I have been insanely busy working on my candidacy as well as making time for family/friends and working out.  I promise, as soon as my candidacy is complete, I will back to regular postings.  For now, I am going to take a quick break in writing to tell you 10 random things about myself.  I would like to tag anyone else who wants to participate. (o:

  1. I have mentioned this previously, but recently had a discussion about it so I thought I'd share it again... I absolutely cannot stand Popsicle sticks in my mouth!  The very idea is making me cringe as I type this.
  2. I am the oldest child and cousin on both sides of my family.  I only have two step-cousins who are older than me.  I feel old now.
  3. My Godson's middle name is Danger.  I love it!  I love his parent's for giving him such a rock-star middle name!
  4. I collect sea shells.  Every time I go to the beach, I have to return with at least a handful of shells that I put into a giant glass container.  My favorites are the shells that are broken with some unique feature about them.
  5. I have been asked on more than one occasion where I grew up in Europe, because I apparently have some mysterious accent.  My family and friends agree with me that I do not have an accent, yet that question has been asked several times.  Go figure.  I like the idea of being from somewhere exotic.
  6. I love, love, love pumpkin!  Especially pumpkin smoothies!
  7.  I absolutely hate, hate, hate cockroaches or any of their cousins, especially palmetto bugs!  I will scream like a little girl and stand on furniture and throw things at it, hoping I will somehow develop great aim and will be able to kill it.  If I do have bug spray and am brave enough to approach the bug, I will cover it in a mound of bug spray until the bottle is pretty much empty. 
  8. As part of my undergraduate internship, I viewed autopsies and visited many crime scenes.  I could handle that, because for me it was both scientific and a way of helping bring justice to the deceased.  But I cannot stand watching gory movies or anything remotely "scary" that may contain zombies or some other fictitious characters.  That scares me.  I will have nightmares for weeks.  Fake blood completely grosses me out!
  9. The coolest thing I have ever found while running was a few day old kitten that only weight 3 oz.  I had to bottle feed him and assist him in going to the bathroom.  He now weighs over ten pounds.
  10. I love skydiving!  I have been 4 times now, and the first was a static line jump where I got to jump solo, but my line was attached to the plane so there was no free fall.  I would skydive more often if it wasn't such an expensive hobby.  But I honestly don't know if I will continue with it after I have kids.  For some reason the risk seems greater then.


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  2. Love the list!!! :) Thanks for taking the time to put 10 things together. I enjoyed getting to know you better :)

  3. Bryan would react exactly the same in #7 and everything becomes more dangerous when you have kids- it's why I stopped riding my motorcycle. I've also found that I cry at Publix-like commercials more often and my patience level has skyrocketed!


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