1.26.2009

25 Random Things

Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. Then tag your friends!

1. I'm finally getting around to doing this! I feel like I can never think of anything interesting to say for these things, so this will probably take me an incredibly long time. But I still want to anyway.
2. I love getting those random email surveys from family members, and love that so many of us participate in filling them out. Makes me feel closer to them while we're all spread out everywhere.
3. Sometimes I wish that my whole family (extended, in-laws, etc) all agreed on things like politics and religion, but then what would we talk about?
4. I have the greatest family ever. We are all smart and good looking, and we're some of the most fun people to be around. (Don't you agree?) I think about everyone individually and want the best things in life for each of them, whatever that may be. I miss everyone all the time.
5. I like thinking that when we were younger, my littler cousins looked up to me, and now I look up to them, too. And I hope they can still look up to me. Heck, I look up to all my family members for different reasons.
6. Nate and I have already talked about baby names, and (sort of) picked some out, though the "plan" is not to have kids for a few more years. And most of the names are girl names. I wonder if that means anything, like we'll have a bunch of boys.
7. Sometimes I feel bad when people talk about their dreams and passions, because I've never really known what mine are, besides the obvious having a family.
8. Which is why I don't know what I want to do with Art History, it's just something I enjoy learning about. Well, why not?
9. I cry easily reading books, watching movies, and listening to music. Nate teases me for it.
10. I have a strong interest in anything to do with WWII, and sometimes wish I had grown up then, so I could say I did my part to help. I admire those (from all sides) who had to live through so much.
11. I actually wish I lived in many different periods of time. I guess I don't find my own quite as interesting.
12. When I was a little kid taking gymnastics, the only reason I quit was because it was time for me to go up to the next level, but I was too afraid to.
13. When I started working at my grocery store, I was afraid I'd hate it, and thought it would only be temporary. Now it's the job I've had longer than any other, I've made lots of friends there, and I plan to keep working there until I graduate. It's helped me learn that whatever I do for a living, it has to be something I enjoy and look forward to every day.
14.I love palm trees. I think of them as a symbol of my home, which is NOT Utah. Whenever we head out that way, I get more and more excited when I see more and more palm trees. Nate even took me out to see some here in Provo a few winters ago; they were about 3 feet tall.
15. I prefer having short hair, but because my husband likes it long I will keep growing it out between cuts to make him happy. My new goal is to donate, cut, donate, cut...
16. When it comes to flying: I don't dislike it, but I find it a little overwhelming. I usually get teary-eyed at some point during the flight, because I'm sad (or happy, in the case of Provo) to be leaving someone/thing and sad/happy to be going elsewhere.
17. Whenever I send an email, post a note/comment, or write on my blog, I read through the whole thing and adjust it probably ten times before posting it, and read it again afterward, because I'm weird like that.
18. I've been called "creative" by many people my whole life, but the truth is: I wish I was more creative. I can do things, I just have a hard time coming up with the ideas myself.
19. I need to eat something at least every three hours. I've learned that if I go too long without even a little snack, I get uber-cranky and there's usually some crying involved.
20. I watch something on Discovery Channel every day. (Mike Rowe and Bear Grylls are my favorite).
21. My laptop battery is fried, so the only way I can get it to turn on anymore is to do the following: unplug the cord, take out the battery, hold down the power button for 10 seconds, plug IN the cord, put IN the battery, and hit the power button again. It's a bit of a process. I can't afford Mac's ridiculous prices to buy a new battery, so that's how it goes.
22. One of the greatest compliments I've ever received came in the form of a letter from my ex-boyfriend in high school, only days after I broke up with him. I'll keep it forever, and I still consider him one of my best friends.
23. There are some things from high school (friends, choir, wrestling, even teachers) that I will always miss, but I don't think I'd want to do high school itself ever again.
24. Growing up I have wanted to be: an artist, an illustrator of kids' books, a veterinarian, an acrobat/gymnast, a dolphin trainer at Sea World, an Egyptologist, an archaeologist, a crime scene investigator, a coroner, a teacher, an EMT... And now I have no idea, except that I want to be able to travel. Thanks, Aunt Pam.
25. I don't like not knowing the future, especially in terms of where we'll live and what we'll do... but I didn't know a few years ago where I would be today, and I think I'm ok where I am. Hopefully it will always stay that way.
26. I keep thinking of more things to say, now that I'm trying to be done. Here's the last: I think it's pretty cool that I can use the phrase "my sister's sister" and confuse people.
27. (Ok ok, I have one more) I am always amazed at how much my niece and nephew and "little cousins" have grown up every time I see them. When Rachel goes to college, I don't know what I'll do- and it's only a few years away!

I tag Jessie, cause I know she loves it, and anyone else who feels like doing this.

2 comments:

The Clingo Family said...

LOL I'm glad you tagged me :) Oh and you forgot Firefighter on your list of things you wanted to be! haha :)

Chase & Cait said...

i get really cranky without food too and I cry. I've always been that way but when you're pregnant its like magnified ten times.
ALSO Chase and I had only picked out girls names when we found out we were having a girl. So who knows, maybe you'll have some girls too.