Saturday, February 7, 2009

25 things

I have seen this "25 things" game across the blogosphere and facebook and I thought, hey, what better way to distract myself from packing? ha! So here goes, 25 things about moi that you didn't already know...

  1. I'm a pack-rat. Which is going to make packing kind of difficult... So much stuff!
  2. I am half Danish. Hence, the pale skin. It comes from my mom's side of the family.
  3. I am a natural blonde (here come the blonde jokes...). But, I will admit, I do get a color weave (like highlights) to brighten up because my blonde has gotten kind of dirty as I have gotten older.
  4. I went to Pepperdine University in Malibu. Yes, it was amazing. No, I didn't go to the beach every day. (Too busy, and see #2-- I would have got burned!)
  5. I was a music major (vocal emphasis) before I switched to journalism. But I still love music and even after I changed majors I kept choir in my busy schedule.
  6. While we are on the subject of music, I play the oboe. Well, I haven't played in a while, but I played from junior high all the way to college and I miss it.
  7. One more music thing: I love to sing in the car. Loudly. Don't care who's watching! And, when I am stressed out, I will turn on music at home and just sing and sing and sing until I feel better. Once again, I do this loudly. (Sorry neighbors!)
  8. I don't like cheese. I think I have mentioned this before. But here's the thing: I will eat pizza (if there's not too much cheese), nachos and I can tolerate parmesan cheese. But I will not eat cream cheese, cheesecake, mac and cheese, a cheeseburger, etc etc. I know, I'm strange.
  9. On the other hand, I could eat pesto pasta (with sundried tomatoes! yum!) every day of my life. No joke.
  10. I love snails. I am like a snail advocate. It has been raining the last few days and the other night I saw some snails on the sidewalk. But they are so slow, in the middle of the walkway, in harm's way! So, as I have done since a child, I picked 'em up and moved the lil guys to a safer spot. I would hate to step on one! Wouldn't you?
  11. My best friend and I have been friends for 15 years-- since 3rd grade! And I know we will be friends forever.
  12. Almost everything in my closet is from American Eagle. I am like a walking advertisement! Sad thing is, they recently changed the way they cut their jeans and I simply can't find a well-fitting pair anymore! I tried on about 20 styles/sizes last time and only found 2 that fit. Damn.
  13. I didn't drink until I was 21. It wasn't that hard for me to wait.
  14. I used to take ballet and jazz classes when I was younger. And gymnastics. I played in a Boys & Girls Club basketball league and even one season of AYSO soccer, too. What happened to me? (As you may remember, I don't work out now. Tisk tisk.)
  15. I have only had 2 boyfriends. I have dated RR for a year and 10 months. Before that, I had a very on-again, off-again relationship with my high school boyfriend for, oh, five years. Geez.
  16. RR is 12 years older than me. (I know you can do math, but that makes him 35).
  17. I love making to-do lists. And crossing things off. Sometimes, I put things on the list that I have already done just to have the satisfaction of putting a line right through it.
  18. My name means "loved one" or "beloved," which is part of the reason I named this blog "the lovely dove."
  19. When I was little, I wanted to be a horse rancher. And then an archaeologist... or basketball player... or interior designer. But always a pop star!
  20. Even though I am 23, I still have my favorite childhood stuffed animal (though, I don't sleep with it anymore. RR got jealous. Kidding!). His name is Snuffy, and he is a dog though some people think he looks like a kangaroo. Don't ask me.
  21. I'm addicted to Starbucks. I used to never drink it, didn't really like coffee, but since my mom started working at a Starbucks (she is the manager of one in a grocery store) I love it! Right now I'm all about the Pumpkin Spice Latte but it is seasonal and going away... sadness.
  22. RR says that I say "essentially" a lot. He always makes fun of me whenever I say it. I say it's a good word.
  23. If someone asks what my favorite movie is, I immediately answer, "The Little Mermaid." Yes, I'm 5 but I love it! And, it's based on the story by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson. So there.
  24. Without my glasses (or contacts), I'm blind as a bat!
  25. Last one! Yay! This took awhile to do... Anyway, lemonade, Cup of Noodles and Andes Mints remind me of my grandma. That is what she always used to give me and my brother for lunch. Dinner was spaghetti with french bread. So reliable, so comforting.
Ok, if you read all that, thank you and now it's your turn! Tell me something about you. And if you have any questions about my 25 things, fire away.

Alright, no more procrastination. Time to pack.


Amber said...

I think you're lucky to not like cheese. Too many fattening things are made with cheese! I, on the other hand, absolutely love every one of those cheesy meals you listed that you hate!!

It was fun to get to know more about you :-)

insomniaclolita said...

oh im in love with cheese, good for you because if you do its a serious thing people cant give up so easily :P

Anonymous said...

I think it's cool that you finally answered the 25 things..I'm too lazy to do it! I love the blog btw!