December 12, 2009

Diez Cosas

Thank you Kristina for the idea to do this post.

Alright, 10 things about me:

1 - I am very shy when I am in a group of people where I don't know anyone. I prefer to be one on one. This is why I never liked going on group dates unless I knew everyone in the group.

2 - I attended a Spanish Immersion Elementary School. Everything was taught in Spanish and I was probably considered fluent until I got into High School and hardly ever spoke it. Now, I'm embarrassingly rusty. I can understand most of what I hear, I just don't speak all that well. Which reminds me of a funny story: two of my guy friends had returned home from serving missions in South America. Every time they wanted to say something that they didn't want the rest of the group to know about, they would slip into speaking Spanish to each other. I played along, acting oblivious like everyone else in the room (but secretly loved the fact I could eavesdrop without them knowing). When their discussion turned to farting and they seemed to enjoy just a little too much that no one in the room understood what they were saying, I couldn't resist breaking into their conversation and asking: "So, which one of you farted?" Their mouths dropped, faces turned bright red, and they didn't speak Spanish the rest of the night. :)

3 - So this one might sound kind of odd. For some reason, I almost always have people come talk to me in public places and tell me intimate details about their life (people that I don't know). I have no idea why this is. It's like I have this vibe I send out when people look at me that says, "Come talk to me. I want to hear your life story." For example, a little while ago Nick and my brother Terry went out to eat together and the server kept looking at me and telling me all about her bad day. Every time she returned to fill our drinks or check on us she went further and further into detail about how hard her day had been. By the time she gave us our bill she was showing me pictures of her son and her boyfriend from her cell phone. Both Nick and Terry when we were leaving were like "what the heck was that all about?" I don't really mind it though. I find it more amusing than anything.

4 - I am probably the least assertive person in the world. A classic conflict avoider too. But then when I am by myself I imagine all these really good come-backs or ways of putting people in their place who have made me mad.

5 - I love food. No, I mean I really LOVE food. You know how when you were little and it was a really big deal to go out to eat with your parents and you'd get all excited? I still feel like that every time I go out to eat. And I haven't found a type of food that I don't enjoy....yet. My top choices are: Mexican, Thai, Sushi, and pizza from Moose's Tooth (an Alaskan pub/pizzeria).

6 - I think every person either looks like a famous person or some type of animal. I get this weird way of thinking from my family. We have a hay day in public places picking out people in crowds: "Lady over by the window - anteater. The guy with the green shirt - Sean Penn. Guy ordering his food - possum."

7 - I have only two celeb crushes: Simon Baker and Mark Wahlberg. For some reason I find both these guys really attractive.

8 - My favorite feature about myself are my greenish-blue eyes. They change colors depending on what I am wearing.

9 - I can do a cougar roar, a horse whinny, and a raptor call.

10 - Of one thing I am absolutely positive: I am unconditionally and irrevocably in love husband! Take that you crazy Twi-Moms! Have you heard about these nuts? The most recent story I heard was about a Twi-mom running out of a Hot Topic with a cardboard cut-out of Jacob - the werewolf. She barely made it to the mall entrance before being tackled by security. Unbelievable. I will admit, I like Twilight. Its interesting and the books are fun to read. I even enjoyed seeing New Moon. BUT I am proud to say that when I leave the theater, I leave the story there too. I go home, kiss my husband, and still get the butterflies from seeing HIM with a scruffy face, lounging around in his PJ's. What a bunch of crazies.


Jessie said...

You are really good at lists. I can never think of all the right things for them.
OK, so:
-#3 is awesome. You must have one of those kind, approachable, (and pretty) faces.
-I TOTALLY relate to #4 and #5. Totally. Though you're a bit too thin to be a foodie - unfair.
-#6 just makes me laugh and laugh. That's the coolest family game ever.
-As for #10, I was very near doing a post about the same thing. Give me a break, you crazy Twi-Moms. Bleh.

You're awesome. Carry on.

Colleen said...

Thanks for sending me a link to your blog, I can already tell I'm going to love it. I love these little "about me" posts. So what am I, an animal or a famous person? :)

Rachel said...

I just have to say I love reading you blog. As for animal vs. famous person, that is hilarious. Don't tell me what I look like, I'm not sure I want to know! ;)