Monday, July 16, 2007

100 little facts about me

I thought it would be neat to list 100 things about me. I rarely ever post anything about myself so this is a fun way to get to know me better as a person. It was actually pretty tough so I hope you enjoy reading about me.

1. My name means "full of grace"
2. I was born on fathers day
3. I have naturally blond hair and black eyebrows, no kidding!
4. I have never had a pedicure or manicure, ever!
5. I can wear heels for about 2 minutes
6. I have a birth mark on the small of my back that looks exactly like a strawberry.
7. I LOVE Japanese food. I have to have my dose of Shogun in downtown Salt Lake at least every 2 weeks or so.
8. I like every vegetable except squash. I got sick on it once so now the thought of it reminds me of when I was sick.
9. I love the smell of coffee but don't like the taste.
10. I am a descendant of a queen.
11. I hated Mexican food all my life until about 6 months ago. Before that, I had never eaten at Taco Bell!
12. You can find me at Anthropologie every 2 weeks or so.
13. I like my wrists.
14. I used to be able to sing very well. I took private voice lessons with a great teacher.
15. Singing runs in my family. My dad took top 5 in a Johnny Cash song contest that was judged by Johnny Cash's son. I think there was thousands of entries.
16. I wanted to be a nurse before deciding to be a photographer.
17. I was on Accutane three times and two is the limit.
18. I had a chemical reaction happen on top of my head(involving the Accutane in my skin and the hair dye. Long story!).
19. My favorite movie is Lost in Translation.
20. I love Christmas songs. As much as they are overplayed during the holidays, I don't get sick of them.
21. I am like a child when it comes to swimming. I love water parks and have to go on every ride.
22. I saved a nearly drowning kid once at Seven Peaks. I almost drowned myself in the process.
23. If I do eat at McDonald's I get a happy meal :)
24. My first car was a 92 Toyota Camry.
25. I would like to someday own a smart car.
26. I love women's clothing from the 1940's. They flattered every body type.
27. I hate bee's and will scream if I see one coming near me.
28. I like nerdy looking guys. I prefer Buddy Holly over Elvis.
29. I have two miniature dachshunds and have owned dachshunds all my life. I also have a basset hound/rottweiler mix and he's a cutie.
30. I used to be a model when I was about 8 years old(that was when I was actually cute! ha!)
31. I am mostly Norwegian.
32. I know all five fingers in Norwegian.
33. I've seen a ghost.
34. I secretly want a girl as my first child.
35. My mom and I share the love of people watching. We had the time of our lives at the Chicago Ohare Airport back in December waiting for my husbands delayed flight.
36. I don't read magazines.
37. I prefer Conan over Jay Leno.
38. I like rain and thunderstorms. Living in Utah I've come to get sick of sunshine and happiness and yearn for storms and gloominess at least once a week.
39. If I go to a movie I have to sit on the edge seat because I get up to go to the bathroom at least twice.
40. I have a good immune system. I can't remember the last time I got sick.
41. I have allergies most of the year.
42. I had never been to a wedding before my own wedding.
43. I met my husband while he was on his mission. He baptized me.
44. I love his hazel eyes.
45.I have naturally really, really soft skin and rarely ever need hand lotion even after moving to the desert.
46. My favorite color is green.
47. I have hyperlexia.
48. If I was born a boy I would have been named Jessie.
49. I have met over 5 munchkins from the Wizard Of Oz.
50. My husband and I quote Family Guy and Simpson's ALL the time!
51. I don't care much for ice cream. I'll eat it but only so much.
52. Same for popcorn.
53. I am the youngest of three. I have older brothers. I am the only girl. Can you say spoiled?
54. I like turbulence on a plane ride.
55. Lily of the Valley is my favorite flower
56. I have to play a half hours worth of Solitaire on my phone before going to sleep.
57. I'm a sucker for soft things. I love buying towels, soft socks, blankets, PJ's and a high thread count set of bed sheets.
58. My first memory was when I was 2 sitting on my dads lap on Halloween and singing Old McDonald with him.
59. I was a pumpkin that year.
60. I HATE it when people leave shopping carts in the parking lot in random spots.
61. If I could have plastic surgery on anything it would be my chin.
62. I hate driving.
63. I buy excessive amounts of cleaning products.
64. Only I am allowed to clean the bathroom. My husband doesn't clean it like I would. I actually over clean the bathroom because I hate germs.
65. I don't like having guests use my bathroom(I know, I'm soooo mean!). I haven't said no to somebody but it seems nobody knows the close the lid when you flush rule.
66. When I get a house I'm having my own bathroom.
67. I have found that the only thing that will control breakouts on my face is Irish Spring soap!
68. I love talking to my dogs. I always ask them questions in possession like "who's belly is this?" when its cuddle time.
69. I saw Deep Sea 3D on Saturday at the Clark Planetarium and loved it. Go see it!
70. I don't chew gum.
71. I am very competitive when it comes to sports. I love playing volleyball, softball and football.
72. I like night walking.
73. I love star gazing.
74. Camping is my favorite thing to do to "get away".
75. I believe if everyone were like dogs the world would be a better place. 1) they don't hold grudges and 2) they live in the now
76. I try to avoid wearing skirts as much as possible.
77. I also try to avoid wearing anything with a logo.
78. Yes I've seen The Grudge and you couldn't pay me a million bucks to see it again.
79. I love Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan.
80. I rarely ever wear jewelry. I wear my wedding ring but that's it.
81. If I could retake any subject in school it would be Science.
82. I worked at two movie theatres before moving to Utah.
83. My job was to serve food, clean and sometimes tear tickets.
84. Nothing cheers me up more than Gospel music.
85. My first girl will be named Gracen Olivia and my first boy will be named Matthew Jonathan.
86. We're thinking Nathan James for our second boy.
87. If I could be anywhere right now I would choose Tokyo eating some sushi.
88. I'm not a big meat eater. I don't buy meat at the grocery store but I'll sometimes when I eat at restaurants.
89. I still own pillowcases from when I was really little.
90. I love spring and fall. The smells are awesome in the fall.
91. I'm a Gemini and to a tee. I can be very shy but very outgoing too.
92. I look forward to my moms chili on Christmas Eve every year. It has sausage in it and I hate sausage but I'll eat it anyway because its that good!
93. Reese's peanut butter cups is my favorite indulgence.
94. I take a drink after two bites.
95. I don't care whats "in style" or care for the newest gadgets. I'm a simple person with simple needs and I don't need silly, expensive things to keep me happy.
96. I believe everyone should have a second chance and everyone deserves the benefit of the doubt.
97. I believe that being happy with yourself, who you are, and where you are now is a very healthy thing. People who keep wishing "things will get better here" or "I'll be happier when this happens" will never be happy because there will always be problems no matter where you are or who you are. Enjoy life now!
98. I believe you can't go wrong when your smiling.
99. I believe its okay to spoil yourself with something at least every day.
100. I CAN'T believe I made it through this thing!


nicole green said...

this is so fun! i loved reading all of these. :) i might steal this idea from you and stick it on my blog for something different. :)

Rebekah said...

I was on accutane too. Almost had to go on it twice. Freakin' reeked havoc on my hands and arms (major eczema). But hey, I don't have anymore zits! yay!!

Kate Benson said...

I LOVED this! Oh so many things I want to talk to you about! This was GREAT!