Thursday, January 28, 2010

25 Things

So every blogger that I follow has a "25 Things" post and I think its a good idea. I love learning little random things about people, and maybe you all want to know more about me... maybe not. But either way, here is my list :)

1 My first kiss was when I was 14, it was with an exchange student from Ecuador who was 18, and also my summer soccer coach. It was quite the scandal that we were dating and my mother was very upset. But I remember that kiss like it was yesterday.

2 I am one of the nicest people you will ever meet until you do something to me or someone I love. I have an extremely bad temper and can be brutally mean. My boyfriend used to laugh when I told him this because he thinks attitude from girls has no effect on him... well, the one time I finally did lose my temper, he told me I needed anger management. My response was, "I told you so."

3 I used to hate dogs until I got Molly, and then I said I only liked her. Since I've had her, she has made me warm up to other dogs, and now I really like most of them.

4 I have an obsession with tanning. I used to tan in the bed all winter long but this year I discovered spray tanning and I really like it. Good thing, because I like tanning so much that I did it even though I knew it was so bad for me.

5 I only have one real regret in my life, only one thing that if I could go back in time, I would have done it totally differently. I also wish I could apologize for it, but I think that bringing it up would be more hurtful than letting it ride. And I don’t talk about it.

6 I was homeschooled until I was in 3rd grade, and 3rd-5th I went to Catholic private school. And no, I'm not Catholic.

7 I moved to North Carolina in the middle of the night, with no sleep, fueled by caffeine, and almost killed my brother and myself at the beginning of VA because I was so tired I couldn’t pay attention. It’s the only time I slept in my car at a rest area.

8 I can pretty much recite verbatim every episode of Friends with the exception of the first season.

9 I have an older brother that I don’t really talk about.. When people ask me if I have siblings I say that I have a younger brother, but never mention my older one. Long, involved story. We are working on our relationship but its going to take time.

10 One of the best times of my life was a camping trip with 3 of my friends. We went to Darien Lake and my friend Erin got terrified that there was a wolf outside the tent.. It was a raccoon but I have never seen someone so scared in my life, and it was so hilarious that I still laugh to this day thinking about it. It was about 3 years ago.

11 When it comes to computers, I am a complete idiot. Which is ironic since I now work in IT.

12 The two months that I interned at an inpatient addiction treatment center were the only two months that I can honestly say I loved what I was doing. It is a dream of mine to one day go back to school and pass the CASAC exam so that I can be an addictions counselor.

13 My 2 biggest celebrity crushes are Angelina Jolie and Dwayne Carter (Lil Wayne.) I think Angelina Jolie is the most beautiful human being on earth and I LOVE her. I also realize that Dwayne is a little rat but for some reason I am ridiculously attracted to him. I think it’s the attitude, I don’t know, I've stopped trying to figure it out, it is what it is :)

14 I believe you can fall in true love more than once, and I also do not believe in soul mates. I think there is definitely more than one person on earth that I could fall in love and be happy with so the idea of a "soul mate" is a little ridiculous to me.

15 I used to be able to make my stomach growl on command.

16 I wish I could still play soccer.

17 Spaghetti is my absolute favorite food. It has been since I was little, spaghetti and garlic bread. I could eat it every day.

18 I feel guilty that even though I know all the bad things they do to animals for meat, and even though I don’t eat it anymore, I still crave it once in a while. And sometimes I get depressed thinking that I can't have a steak. And I shouldn’t feel that way because I should be disgusted by the treatment of animals… and I am disgusted… but every once in a while I really want steak or ham.

19 I wish I had more time for cooking. I enjoy it when I have the night off and can make something really good for dinner. This almost never happens, and its actually one of the main reasons that I wish I really didn't need to work a second job in the evenings.

20 The ocean is my favorite place to be in the whole world. Someday I really hope to have a house on the beach.

21 I desperately hope to someday forget most of what I have learned about the yellow pages. I already know more than I ever would have imagined, and its not interesting in the least.

22 My favorite color is purple and if it wasn’t for my boyfriend who lives with me, my entire apartment would probably be decorated in some form of the color.

23 I really want to visit every major city in the US and decide after doing so where I want to settle down for good. I think there are a lot of places out there that I need to see, and I shouldn’t assume that the tiny part of the world that I've seen is all there is.

24 If I had more time I would volunteer at the animal shelter, they always need volunteers and the one near me doesn’t put the animals down… so there wouldn’t be that sadness of getting attached only to have them be gone.

25 The biggest misconception about me is that I'm stupid, and I HATE when people treat me as if I am.. Just because I don’t use big fancy words doesn’t mean that I couldn’t, or that I don’t know what they mean. Just because I pay attention to the way I look doesn’t mean that I can't understand important things. People like to assume I'm an idiot.. I'm really not.