Monday, November 8th, 2010

radiumgirl: (holly)
Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 7 people to be tagged.

Yeah, I'm not tagging anyone.

1. I absolutely love air travel and I wish I had more opportunity to fly places. I've been on a plane eight times in my whole life and while I realize that's alot more than alot of people, I personally don't feel that it's enough. Also, I'm more worried about the plane falling into an inter-dimensional wormhole than crashing. I blame that Torchwood episode.

2. I'm allergic to avocado. Not allergic in the OMG-GET-THE-EPI-PEN way, but in the mother-of-all-migraines way. I still eat it because it's delicious. I just pre-game with a handful of Excedrin each time I smother my burrito in guac.

3. I over-analyze everything.

4. Sometimes I worry that I'm not writing Radium Girl because I think I have a worthy story to tell, but because sensationalism sells and my life is a tabloid. Truthfully, my intentions are probably somewhere in between.

5. I honest-to-god don't understand why the people in front of me slam on their breaks when they go through the Squirrel Hill Tunnels. THEY GO IN A STRAIGHT LINE, PEOPLE. A STRAIGHT LINE.

6. I learned how to gut and fillet trout when I was five years old.

7. Also, when I was five, I was in a coma for three days because the doctors gave me too much anesthesia when I got my tonsils out. I had a seizure and was in P-ICU for two weeks, but what I remember the most is playing Candyland with the kid across the hall. He was burned in a house fire and his mom had to move the pieces for him. Sometimes I wonder what happened to him.

8. I feel kinda dirty admitting this, but I loved Disney World and aspire to go again someday.

9. Once, I chased a bottle of Tylenol with a bottle of Southern Comfort. That was a bad idea. No, I'm not sure how my liver is still functioning.

10. I only auditioned to be the drum major in high school marching band because I wanted to wear the cape. When I didn't make it, I was secretly happy because that meant I didn't have to be a role model to the Freshmen.

11. My favorite book on the entire planet is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Honorable mentions include A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith and The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, but Perks is everything that I ever want to say about anything ever.

12. My favorite Shakespearian play is Hamlet but I think MacBeth has the best soliloquies. Romeo and Juliet is overrated and makes my head hurt.

13. I was inordinately excited when I did a genealogy search and learned that there's some Irish in my bloodline after all. Now I don't feel like a poser on St. Patrick's day.

14. My first TV crush was on Uncle Jesse from Full House.

15. I was raised Baptist and went to Bible Camp every year from ages 7 to 13. Bible Camp was actually way more fun than it sounds and I kicked ass at Bible Jeopardy. As I got older, the whole "Everyone is going to hell except us, especially the idol-worshiping Catholics" thing got kinda old and I didn't identify as anything throughout college. Now, I'm in the process of officially converting to Catholicism and even though I initially decided to go through with it in order to make mine and Owen's inevitable engagement easier for his family to stomach (my idea, not his), I'm actually, honestly, okay with it.

16. I always want to watch Beaches when I'm shitfaced.

17. When people ask me why Owen and I aren't engaged yet, I want to punch them in the face. When they tell me "If he doesn't ask soon, he's not going to, sweetie." I want to set them on fire.

18. I think Princess Leia kicks Queen Amidala's over-dressed ass. And don't even get me started on the stupidity of a medical droid (aka: ROBOT) diagnosing someone as dying "of a broken heart." Fucking prequels.

19. I couldn't listen to "I'll be Home for Christmas" for years after my dad died. I used to leave the store I was in if it came on. Last year was the first year I didn't do that. Once I realized it didn't trigger insta!tears anymore, I played every cover I could find on a loop all December long like I was making up for lost time or something.

20. With that said, my favorite Christmas song is actually a toss up between "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and "The First Noel."

21. I think Zack and Miri Make a Porno is Kevin Smith's funniest movie. Yes, funnier than Dogma, yes, funnier than Clerks. I watch it religiously and quote it compulsively.

22. I like the new Pittsburgh Penguin alternate jerseys even though everyone else thinks they're fugly.

23. I think eggnog is delicious.

24. I'm 23 years old and I still sleep with a teddy bear. I've had it since I was a baby. Melinda got it as a present at her baby shower. It's an original Care Bear, the one with the stars and moon on his tummy. He's really gross looking. He used to be bright green, but now he's more like a green-tinted grey.

25. Once, Owen was sleeping over and he got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. I woke up, but didn't say anything. I must have dropped my bear because when Owen came back he picked it up off the floor, tucked it back under my arm, and kissed my nose. This is the moment when I decided that all those people who say we're never going to get married are full of shit.

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