Monday, July 9, 2018

50 Facts About Me

1. I only wear dresses.

2. I get a headache if I don't get my coffee on time.

3. Which I only drink black.  And iced.

4. I don't like vacation, even if I don't have to fly.  I don't like packing or being away from Hawkeye or having to catch up on things when I get home.  I like my life enough that I don't want to leave it.

5. I have a real issue with red foods.  I hate cherries, raw tomatoes, and red bell peppers.  And red wine, if that counts.

6. Halloween is my favorite holiday.

7. My favorite color was green until I was about 7, but it's been various shades of pink ever since.

8. I like re-watching tv shows and movies I already know I love rather than trying anything new.

9. Raccoons are my spirit animal.

10. I've never been a crafty or handy person, and I don't want to be.  I'd rather buy it than make it, hire someone than do it myself.

11. I've never owned a car.

12. I don't have a sweet tooth, I could go the rest of my life without another dessert.

13. But I'm addicted to pretzel rods.  All the salt.

14. I can play the piano.

15. I'm a very confrontational person.

16. My favorite thing to eat is diner grilled cheese, even though cheese makes me sick lately.

17. I'd rather not get flowers as a gift.  They just die, and then I have to clean up the mess.

18. I lose weight easily, but I also gain it easily.  I can swing 15 lbs in either direction in a single week.

19. I'm Nicolas Cage's biggest fan, probably.

20. I've never had seafood.

21. Chlorine makes me itch, so I never swim.

22. I learned to walk when I was 10 months old, in India.

23. My stripper name is Crystal Knox (first pet + street you grew up on.)  My youngest cousin was almost named Crystal but my aunt didn't want to name her after our dog, so her name is Kristin, and my mom picked it.

24. I'm not freaked out by hospitals, I actually find them comforting.  I'm fine with needles and blood too.

25. I've never had pop.  I don't like things that fizz - I stir the bubbles out of my champagne.

26. I'm Italian and German, as far as my parents know.  I will never do one of those DNA tests to find out more because I think it's super creepy that they're just collecting all this DNA and data on people.

27. I'm an excellent test taker.  People think I'm smarter than I am just because I score incredibly well on standardized tests.  I even taught Kaplan test prep courses in college for beer money.

28. My life did not turn out how MASH said it would, since I'm not married to Joshua Jackson.  I suppose there's still time.

29. All Chicago teams are great, but I love the Bears the most.  I was at the 1986 Super Bowl in New Orleans.  I was on TV.  I was also 14 months old.

30. I'm afraid of lawn gnomes and flying.

31. I loved to eat plain lemons until the dentist told my mom it was ruining my teeth enamel.  I still do it.

32. I love the do not disturb setting on my phone and absolutely will not get back to you between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

33. 33 is my favorite number, and I have no idea why.

34. I've never had chicken pox, but I have had scarlet fever and whooping cough.  And a lot of surgeries.

35. I can't wear anything tight around my neck or wrists.

36. I didn't even like kids when I was one of them.  I used to make my mom lie for me on the phone and tell people I was grounded or something just so I wouldn't have to go play with them.

37. I bruise super easily. 

38. I've never smoked.  Anything.

39. I don't like tattoos.  John has them, his brother, tons of my friends.  But I still don't see the appeal.  Whatever though, you do you.

40. I will (regularly) leave the house without makeup on, but I do prefer to have at least mascara.

41. I brought my stuffed bear with me everywhere, even to India when I was 21.  I would still carry him around if he weren't so delicate, but I do still sleep with him if I'm sick or sad.

42. My favorite way to spend my time, outside of my house, is tailgating and bar crawls.

43. I'm very outgoing and make friends easily wherever I go.

44. But I still listen more than I talk.  People like to talk about themselves.  I like to let them.

45. I've had 7 boyfriends I've dated at least a year, including John.

46. I'm a very picky eater, especially when it comes to texture.  Like blueberries - they're mush inside but then the middle can be hard with the seeds and then the skin is chewy?  Just, no.

47. I was in bell ringing choir in church as a kid.  It's a thing.

48. I still cut tags out of all my clothes.  Why do they even keep putting tags in things?

49. My mom says I used to babysit neighborhood kids a lot, especially on holidays to make a lot of money.  I don't remember a single instance of ever doing this.

50. My best friend is Hawkeye.

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