Wednesday, July 2, 2008

:LIFE: 32 Random Facts About Me on My 32nd Birthday

It's my birthday today.

32 years old.

So, here are 32 random facts about me.

1) I have had 8 jobs since I started working at the age of 16. The shortest amount of time I've been on a job is 3 months (one college summer job) and the longest is 8 years (current job).

2) I've always wanted to learn how to play the piano.

3) I have been to less than 10 states in my entire life and they are all connected. Sad, I know.

4) I dream of traveling. My top destination of choice would be England, but there are many places I would like to visit. I would also like to visit the country of my ancestors - the Czech Republic.

5) I am by nature an introvert, but must be an extrovert for my job.

6) I don't like beer...unless it's in a red beer. Heavy on the tomato juice and with green olives.

7) I have never had a broken bone. I'll be knocking on some wood now.

8) I do not enjoy shopping for clothes for myself, but I love shopping for clothes for my daughter.

9) When I was little, I used to sneak into my brother's room, play his 45 of Living on a Prayer on his record player and make up dance routines.

10) I love cheesecake.

11) I love to read, but I am a very slow reader.

12) I hate it when people don't use their blinker.

13) My first car was a powder blue Plymouth Horizon. My second car was a white Ford Escort. My current car is a dark green Dodge Stratus. I bought it new (will probably never do this again) and have been driving it for almost 10 years. It just passed the 100,000 a couple months ago.

14) I went to high school prom three times. Each time was with the same person (my husband).

15) I collect postcards. People bring me postcards when they travel because they know I have to live vicariously through others (see #3).

16) My sense of humor tends to be sarcastic in nature.

17) Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the decorations, the music, the get-togethers.

18) I don't like to wear a lot of jewelry. I wear two rings (wedding ring and a birthstone ring that my dad brought for each of the girls in our family), a watch, and diamond studs on a daily basis. I may were a necklace for a special occasion.

19) My favorite subject has always been English. History interests me (I read a lot of historical fiction), but I'm not good at remembering names and dates. I've never enjoyed math or science, but could do it...sort of...if you force me.

20) I have kept over 1,000 photos this year. I've probably deleted twice as many - I'm getting more selective on what I consider a keeper. Ahhh, the wonders of digital.

21) I addicted to the internet. It is fairly difficult for me to go a day without going online.

22) I am not a fan of re-watching movie I have already seen, but have watched Dirty Dancing and Top Gun AT LEAST 15 times each.

23) I was nearly late to my own college graduation becaue both of the cuff buttons fell off my shirt.

24) I got a degree in Secondary English Education and ended up only teaching for one year. I now work for a college as the Assistant Director of Admissions.

25) I am a published scrapbooker - 5 layouts already published and 5 layouts yet to be published. Hopefully many more to come.

26) I love the smell of alfalfa, vanilla, and rain.

27) I read the entire Anne of Green Gables series (8 books) when I was in grade school. I also used to read my mom's V.C. Andrews books without her knowing (I think? But not anymore!) and hide them under my mattress. I got tired of them though...they all have the same plot line. I think the author was obsessed with insestuous relationships - ick!

28) My daughter and my younger brother make me laugh the most.

29) When I hear a song I like, I can listen to it over and over without tiring of it. I will usually sing along if no one else is around. Favorites right now are Apologize by One Republic and Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis.

30) I have a fake tooth. It does not glow under a black light.

31) I don't like fishing. I take something something to read when my husband makes me go along with Kaitlin and him.

32) I like pickles with cottage cheese.
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