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25 Things

I’m blaming Ian for this one, too…

1.  I was born on Friday the 13th, and 13 has always been my lucky number.

2.  My favorite book of all time is Lightning by Dean Koontz, and thanks to three wonderful friends I own an autographed first edition hard cover.

3.  As a kid, my favorite books were The Three Investigators mystery series.  I still have them, and there will always be a place reserved for them on my book shelf.

4.  I was born in the Year of the Tiger.

5.  I love instant messaging but hate talking on the phone.

6.  I became a vegetarian the week before Thanksgiving, 2000.  Of all the food I gave up, the things I miss most are salmon sandwiches with pickle and mayo, and those shitty little hamburgers from McDonalds.

7.  My favorite food is homemade macaroni and cheese.  My favorite thing to drink is a coke float.  And my favorite dessert is Berries on a Cloud.

8.  Over the years I’ve had dogs, cats, a horse, a rabbit, and a snake as pets.

9.  I can juggle.  Sort of.

10.  When I was little, I got my two front baby teeth knocked out on a kid’s head.

11.  I have never seen E.T.

12.  Yellow is not my favorite color, but I drive a yellow car, and if I had the option I probably always would.

13.  When I was a kid, more than anything I wanted to be a jockey when I grew up.  And then I grew up.  By the time I hit 5’8″ and my horse started to look like he had an extra set of legs growing out of his stomach, I figured I was probably a shade too tall.

14.  I find clowns to be extremely creepy.

15.  I like to sing in the car.  Loudly.  And off key.

16.  Some of my favorite authors, in no particular order, are Stephen King, Rob Thurman, Christopher Moore, Kat Richardson, Tamara Siler Jones, and Julia Spencer-Fleming.

17.  I have a blue belt in Kempo.

18.  My “comfort” movies are Scream and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.  If I want to play on the computer and need background noise, or just want to veg out, those are the ones I throw in the DVD player.

19.  I love cheesy jokes.  The worse they are, the more I like them.

20.  When I was a kid I collected Transformers.  I still have the original Optimus Prime.

21.  If I get a song stuck in my head I have to listen to it on repeat, sometimes for days, until it goes away.

22.  I love photography but don’t do it nearly enough.

23.  I got the highest mark in my Critical Writing about Poetry class at U of T.

24.  One of my biggest pet peeves is people who walk into the middle of a conversation, and instead of listening for a minute to figure out what’s going on, immediately interrupt to ask what you’re talking about, or try to change the subject.

25.  I’m much more inclined to stay up all night than I am to get up early.

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  1. Tiffany

    Re. #6: I don’t know why being a vegetarian for animal cruelty reasons would stop you from eating McDonald’s hamburgers. Many cows have lived successful and productive lives without an anus.

    Re. #13: Tell you what, you and I will start up a racing organization for Clydesdales. Or sue the thoroughbred racetracks for discrimination. Either one.

    Feb 19, 2009 @ 3:41 pm