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February 2009



Monday Brain Dump: 25 Random Facts About Myself

I was tagged to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about myself on Facebook but I thought I would write it here as a brain dump instead.

1. I have to check my gmail, facebook, and google reader at least once a day. I’m completely addicted to the internet. But if need be, I can “disconnect” if I’m on vacation or something so it’s not completely hopeless hehe.

2. I really miss making mixtapes or in the modern era…mix cds. It doesn’t help that I don’t really listen to much new music anymore though.

3. I’ve been to at least 6 Jack’s Mannequin concerts and plan on attending many more.

4. I’ve only had whole artichokes twice in my life and they were both SO GOOD. I think they might be my favorite vegetable.

5. I will eat at The French Laundry before I die.

6. I plan on retiring early at age 55 (unless they raise the minimum which is probable). I’ve maxed out all of my 401K and roth contributions since I started working to ensure this will happen. After that, I plan on travelling the world.

7. I really want to visit every continent at least once, including Antarctica.

8. I currently run 5 websites.

9. I like to ease myself into waking up. For example, while I was in FL I had 3 alarms that went off every half hour. By the time the 3rd one goes off, I find it much easier to get up.

10. I am not a morning person. I roll into work around 10am.

11. On weekends, I only get up after rounding up the time (unless I’m running late for something). For example, if it’s 10:23, I’ll get up at 10:30. If it’s 11:05, I’ll get up at 11:15.

12. If I had to survive with only one store, it would be Target hands down. I even buy my clothes from there!

13. I have a really hard time keeping in touch with people who don’t use the internet since I rarely talk on the phone. Which reminds me, I always feel guilty because I don’t call my parents nearly enough!

14. It really warms my heart when I witness a random act of kindness when the person doesn’t know anyone is watching.

15. I know I’m not perfect but I really love myself the way I am. I am always looking for ways to better myself of course.

16. My favorite vacation I’ve ever taken was Japan. It had all of the markings of a wonderful vacation: really good food, things to see that are way different from back home, and an excellent culture (I loved how clean and polite everything/one was)

17. Growing up, I always had some kind of pet. Although I absolutely love animals, I don’t think I’ll ever own another pet because I’m so lazy.

18. I have a very competitive spirit but I’m totally ok with losing. In fact, I welcome it because it gives me something to work towards. I lose interest quickly otherwise.

19. I love big families and wish my own lived closer together. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays because it’s one of the few times in the year that we all get together.

20. I finally started drinking more water this year but it’s still not nearly enough. I hate water!

21. I don’t remember the last time I paid for a movie rental since I started using redbox.

22. I have always had roommates or lived with somebody. This is nice because I think if I didn’t, I would be a total hermit.

23. I had a really great childhood and I totally miss it. This is probably why I’m pretty much a “big kid” now.

24. I’m addicted to star news and gossip. My favorite celebrity is Britney Spears which is weird because I used to really hate her. I know, I should be shot. I’m the reason for those annoying paparazzis!

25. I miss being bored and having nothing to do. It seems like my life is so busy nowadays. I like the feeling of having a whole day ahead of you with no plans. I crave spontaneity, adventures, and randomness.

Boy, this was really tough coming up with 25 things! Anyone else want to share?


Comment from che
Posted: February 2, 2009 at 5:28 pm

ive been tagged on this thing so many times and i ignore it each time… i dont even read through what the taggers say in their 25 things. yours is the first one i actually read through, haha.

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: February 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm

ha, thanks for reading mine cheryl!

Comment from J
Posted: February 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I’m with you on #2. I’m not even sure I could identify any of the songs that are popular these days.