24 January 2007

75 Things That Make Me Who I Am

I saw this on another blog, but that blogger had 100. I just couldn't come up with that many, so you get only 75.
1. I am ridiculously organized.
2. I love good newspapers.
3. I love moving into new places, but hate moving out.
4. I love teaching at the university level.
5. I dislike most kids.
6. I teach Primary in church, but am working on my attitude towards it.
7. I have little feet, which I love, but have a hard time finding shoes to shod them.
8. I hate most types of exercise.
9. I love the mountains.
10. Rivers are my favorite body of water.
11. While getting married was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, I’d make the same decision in a second.
12. I hated high school but loved college.
13. I love traveling.
14. I am a firm believer in “favorites” and “bests.” (For example, best pineapple ever: the one purchased on the side of the road in Jamaica.)
15. I am excessively left brained. In fact, I don’t think I have a right brain.
16. For those of you who think I’m creative, I’m not. I’m just really good at copying others’ creative works.
17. I am terrified of bridges.
18. Having a “straightened” house is more important to me that having a “clean” house.
19. I love my middle name.
20. I am not competitive when playing games but have an ultra-competitive husband.
21. I love French toast, Hot Tamales, and baked oatmeal.
22. I love sincere people.
23. I am motivated by schedules and love planning.
24. I love crossing things off lists.
25. I cried the day I arrived at my current apartment. The metal closet doors, horrible cabinets, and too-high bathroom mirrors just broke me.
26. I hate cats, but can’t wait until the day I own a pug.
27. I hate concerts: they’re too loud, too dark, and too people-filled.
28. Tanning beds completely freak me out. I feel like they’re zapping my bodily core with crazy rays of death.
29. My siblings make my laugh…in a good way.
30. I like cooking more than I ever thought I would.
31. I love Wallace Stegner.
32. My favorite flowers are gerber daisies.
33. I love big, clean, bright grocery stores with self-checkout lanes.
34. My favorite holidays are Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.
35. I want a haircut that I can run a pick through the wet hair and be done.
36. I HATE humidity.
37. My two nephews make me hopeful that I might actually like my own kids.
38. If I could have any job in the world, I’d love to be on Broadway or be a professional organizer.
39. I am 5 feet tall and 1/2 of an inch. I always round to 5’1”.
40. I hope I never drive a minivan. This is a motivating factor for having only two kids.
41. Sometimes I like to cry only because I haven’t done it in a while.
42. I am extremely expressive with my face. Therefore I will never be a professional poker player.
43. My favorite cold treat is a frozen yogurt cone (almost any flavor) from any Maverik store in Utah.
44. Ever since seeing the movie “Stand by Me,” leeches freak me out.
45. I have never mowed a lawn.
46. I love people who are on time and get frustrated with those that are late.
47. I would like to be able to say that I have run a marathon, but am not actually sure I want to run one.
48. I had to take a pottery class in college “pass or fail” because I was doing so poorly it would have messed up my GPA.
49. I love being in airplanes and practice my remote sensing skills every chance I can.
50. I love daytime TV: talk shows, not soap operas.
51. I dislike chain restaurants simply because they're chains.
52. I am curious about almost all jobs and would love to be a professional apprentice-for-a-day to almost all of them, except the dentist.
53. I am addicted to the Washington Post’s online chats.
54. Blogging is way easier for me than keeping a journal.
55. I love the internet and don’t know how I functioned without it.
56. I think that old-time radio programs are fun.
57. I didn’t serve a mission and don’t regret that decision.
58. I think I would make a fantastic secretary.
59. I think I have changed a lot since high school and secretly wish that those who knew me in high school would barely recognize me if they saw me today.
60. I love crosswords and Sudoko puzzles.
61. I hate movies in which animals talk. This excludes cartoons.
62. I used to say that I’d never marry a guy who wears ankle socks.
63. One reason that I am afraid to be a mother is because I don’t want to be just “Billy’s mom.” I like me and want to be a real person with real interests and real friends when I have kids.
64. I like supporting locally-owned establishments.
65. I always try to use proper grammar, and frequently judge others who don’t.
66. I believe in stereotypes.
67. I don’t believe in organic foods.
68. I love teaching myself things (HTML, LATEX, different sewing projects).
69. I have so little storage in my apartment that I have to use the spare bathroom’s shower to store extra detergent, toilet paper, and light bulbs.
70. I love email.
71. I can tolerate watching most sports on TV except for hockey.
72. I love being productive.
73. I love sewing, especially when I’m just making up the pattern and designs as I go along.
74. I often have my taxes done before February starts.
75. I HATE the dentist.


A said...

Great list, R and I were laughing so hard. I must point out however that #73 is in conflict with #15.

Deanna (D) said...

You know, I used to say that I never wanted to drive a mini-van, and I have to say that I now aspire to drive one (and will hopefully have one within the next 6 months). They're totally un-cool, yet totally practical and everything that would make my life easier right now.

I enjoyed your list. Keep watch on our blog - I'm working on one to post soon.

Niederfam said...

Great list....I'm with you about the dentist, and YES, you can still be E or Erin, or whoever you want EVEN with children!!! You are in fact THEIR mommy, but only to those TWO or however many you choose. Too everyone else you are just as you said, the person you want to be!!! :)

emily said...

great job sis. i, as your sister, knew most of them anyways. just kidding - maybe i knew half of them????? fun to read.

erin said...

i appreciate the insight a, but you're wrong. i didn't say i create the patterns, i just copy them as close as i can after i see it once.

The Crazy Tiltons said...

I have to agree with you on hating movies with talking animals. I think my only exception would be the movie "Babe". For some reason I can deal with it in that movie.
I can understand your concerns with becoming a mom someday. It is hard, but very worth it. They get better and better everyday.