Tidbits. 25 of Them.

February 7, 2009 at 9:05 PM (Personal Reference) ()

As those of you who use Facebook (or any social networking site, I suppose) may know, every now and then someone will try to get his or her friends involved in a silly little game that involves divulging random information about oneself in exchange for equally random information from tagged friends.  The most recent one I’ve been dragged into is called “25 Random Things,” or some variation.  Here are the instructions:

“Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you.”

A couple of my Facebook friends tagged me, and I ignored it at first.  Then another one tagged me.  And another.  I gave in.  I’m an opportunistic procrastinator.  However, I didn’t tag 25 friends.  Instead, I tagged the initiators, then my roommates, and closest friends who might get a chuckle out of my list.  I’ve shared it below, but I don’t expect anyone to post back.  This is purely for your entertainment and education.  If you have no interest in learning random, useless facts about me, feel free to skip over this post.

1. I never know what merits as random/ trivial/ interesting enough for these things.

2. I have never dyed my hair, but I seriously considered a nose ring for six months until I finally decided against it.

3. I’ve been swimming since I was a wee lass. In high school, I swam competitively and was the MVP my senior year.

4. I can’t eat spicy foods. At all. I can’t handle some Doritos flavours.

5. I spell “grey” with an E and add Us to many “-or” endings. I also substitute Ss in “-ize” endings.

6. I have 20.2 days of music, including 13.5hrs of the Rat Pack, 7 of Led Zeppelin, 6.3 of the Beatles, 4.8 of Coldplay, 4.4 of Shakira, 4.2 of Sting and the Police, 4.1 of Madonna, 4 of Michael Bublé, 3.6 of David Bowie, 3.4 of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 3 of Gloria Estefan, 2.9 of Pink Floyd, 2.8 of Bond, 2.7 of Billy Joel, Matchbox Twenty, Maroon 5 & Sheryl Crow. This does not directly reflect my current music interests.

7. I’m 5’4″ and 102lbs.

8. #7 was half a lie. I’m 5’3″.

9. Okay, I was kidding about being 5’3″.

10. I listen a lot. Probably more than I talk [you wouldn’t think that if you read my blog, though].

11. As a small child, I played softball and skied for 13yrs, horseback rode competitively for 7, danced tap & ballet for 6, played basketball and ice-skated for 4, played soccer for 3, ran track for 2, and attempted gymnastics for 1. I still suck at sports, hand/ eye coordination and dancing.

12. I envy my roommate who has traveled the world, and I do plan to do the same, though perhaps not all at once.

13. I like Friday the 13th simply because other people don’t.

14. I like my cheese and chocolate like I like my victims of sarcasm: I prefer that they bite back.

15. I went to college planning on minoring in theatre or voice, but ended up finding ballroom instead. I miss singing and theatre terribly, but dancing, or trying, at least, makes me happy. Recent attempts at West Coast have been a blast, which I think will encourage me to try more new dances, as well.

16. I sang starting in grade school. In high school I started singing in musicals, grew into jazz/blues singing, and eventually started to focus on opera. I don’t know what my range is, but I can sing alto to mezzo-soprano. On a good day, maybe full soprano. I chose BU partly because of its voice programme, and of course I have nothing to do with it today.

17. I’m not finding any of this interesting so far, and for that I apologise.

18. I have a blog: incrys.wordpress.com. Again, it isn’t very interesting. [You obviously already know this.  Substitute #18 with “I have been known to wrestle with people over food.”]

19. I can’t do a split, but I sometimes question my backbone’s existence.

20. Seeing so many of these statements begin with “I” is really bugging me.

21. People have been getting my age wrong since I was 14.

22. I don’t say it often enough, but my family is pretty awesome, as are the few friends from high school with whom I’m still in touch, and my best friend from Kindergarten. I love you all.

23. You kids in Boston are alright, too.

24. I used to be able to remain under water for over a minute. I doubt I still can.

25. I wanted to be a veterinarian, then a geologist, then an artist, then a professional actor/singer. Now I just don’t want to be a full-time barista. If I could tie public relations into dancing and get paid well enough, I’d be thrilled.

Today’s Tunes
“You’ve Got a Friend In Me,” Randy Newman
“Nostalgias,” Carlos Gardel
“Ama credi e vai (Because We Believe),” Andrea Bocelli
“Quitémonos la Ropa,” Alexandre Pires

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