Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My 25 Randoms -- Birthday Edition

I've had such a nice birthday so far, receiving all kinds of heartfelt sentiments from my friends and family. I've been called a Zombie and a douchebag and I've received e-mails about blowfish testicles and wieners. It that doesn't move you, then you are dead inside.

Anyway, I've been thoroughly enjoying the latest Facebook thing where people write 25 things about themselves, so in the spirit of self-awareness now that I am another year older, I'm joining in. Here goes:

1) I always like song covers better than the original songs.
2) One of the qualities I’m most attracted to in other people is self-deprecating humor.
3) I was a painfully shy kid and now love public speaking.
4) I laugh and cry too easily.
5) I don’t sleep enough.
6) I always tell people I’m 5’8”, but I’m really closer to 5’7”.
7) I grew up in a beach town and still think everything about beach towns is cool.
8) Horses scare the bejesus out of me.
9) When I was a kid, my parents let me decorate my bedroom entirely in black and white. Another time, they let me and my friends draw graffiti all over the walls. I love them for this.
10) I was pretty ambivalent about having kids. Then I had one. It is the single best thing that has ever happened to me.
11) I wish I was more adventurous.
12) I know how to juggle.
13) It is my hope to one day live in a loft in New York City.
14) All of my friends are smarter and funnier than me. I should probably be intimidated by this.
15) I’m ridiculously competitive – often about silly things.
16) I love crossword puzzles and usually time myself while doing them (see #15).
17) I’m not sentimental.
18) I don’t have any tattoos or piercings other than my ears (which are pierced…not tattooed…that would be weird).
19) I love independent films but don’t see them often enough.
20) I am much less impatient and impulsive than I used to be.
21) I am very social, but also require lots of alone time.
22) I am in the Guinness Book of World Records for tap dancing.
23) I saw a live taping of “The Gong Show” when I was a kid. It rocked.
24) When my husband and I got engaged, we took a two-month cross-country trip that gave us the opportunity to hike and camp in the most gorgeous national parks in the U.S. I never camped before that, and have not camped since.
25) I don't display many personal effects or photos in my own home, but absolutely love seeing them on display in other people's homes.


Anonymous said...

In honor of you turning 32, here's a little musical special:

KC & the Sunshine Band

Brutalism said...

Dear KevStar - I especially like the 45 on the warped turntable - exactly like I remember, lo those many years ago...

Dilettard07 said...

Everything about beach towns? I grew up quite close to a beach town and can say that the neon fashions of the 1980s on sale there did not impress me very much. Call me a snob--fine!--but one of the highest compliments I received as a teen was when some Quebecois fellow asked me a question in French in one of the many crap stores Hampton Beach boasted.

Now the arcade, fried dough, and fireworks I liked.

dilettante07 said...

So you prefer looking like a stupid French-Canadian tourist, dilettard? That explains a lot.

Anonymous said...

We lived in a coastal town—one they forgot to close down! Armageddon! Come, come...nuclear bomb!

Lots of pantry boys too, and shy, bald, Buddhists. Yes sir, Seacoast NH was like the set of "Blade Runner."

Dilettard07 said...

Well worse was that the pantry boys were trumped up.

But I was talking about Hampton Beach. Not Seabrook Beach.

dilettante07 said...

Somebody please help me.

Brutalism said...

Every day is like Sunday -- the Smiths? Also, what the hell is a pantry boy?

Anonymous said...

My wish is that the denizens of Stucco Manor (otherwise known as Beulahland) hire themselves a pantry boy. You know, to alphabetize the pantry so nobody winds up with Hamburger Helper in their glass of milk.

Dilettard07 said...

Burn! Burn! Burn down Hot Topic! Don't let it steal your soul away.

Brutalism said...


Dilettard07 said...

South Park. It is the same episode that KevStar is referencing with the alphabetizing the pantry.

South Park Studios

JenBC said...

#11 - said the woman going on a ski trip with a 3 year old. Have fun, btw.

#3 the shy part really suprised me.

#22 - hilarious. Now I have to look it up to see if it involved horses or something else bizarre. Can't just be for tap dancing.

Since you haven't posted this version on FB, does that mean we'll get to see more randoms?