Some people tell me I'm not American because I don't really like steak or ketchup. I'll take a piece of chicken over beef any day. And I put mustard on things that normal people put ketchup on.
I am a teeth-brushing fanatic. I brush my teeth at least three times a day, yet the dentist still tells me I need to brush better.
I was born in Seattle, but grew up in small town, Kansas. And I wouldn't trade it for anything. I can remember getting on my bike and riding the nine blocks to the grocery store to buy a Diet Coke for my mom. I can remember regularly going to the local drug store to get cherry limeades with my friends. I remember going to the lake every 4th of July and listening to the country singers on stage, running through the grass with my friends as the sun set. I remember the smell of the fields burning and the cattle trucks that would drive through town.
I have the biggest sweet tooth of anyone I know, but when I have cravings I usually crave salty food. If I had a bowl of velveeta and rotel cheese dip and guac, I could eat a whole bag of tortilla chips by myself. Before I put myself on a budget, I hit up Sonic at least once a week for a Reese's blast with extra Reese's.
I used to hate running. I remember the President's Physical Fitness Exam in PE in elementary school and I failed the one-mile run because I didn't finish in under 9:30. But I believe my sister holds the record at a little over 14 minutes for her mile. I love her :)
My friends and I used to drink pickle juice out of the jar after all the pickles were gone.
I've never really been girly, and I remember I would get in trouble because all I ever wanted to wear was basketball shorts and t-shirts to school when my mom had bought me all these nice clothes. Sorry mom! :)
I used to skip recess to read.
I've done just about every sport except soccer. Basketball, tennis, gymnastics, softball, volleyball, track, cheerleading, bowling. I am the world's worst soccer player. I'd lay money on it. When I was in 8th grade it was me, one other girl, and 28 guys in our PE class. I was always goalie so they could kick the ball at me.
I've had braces twice, and headgear once. Nerdy? Yes.
I am not a germ freak at all. I think Mexico did this to me. I will eat anything off the floor.
I've worn glasses since I was in 1st grade. Contacts for a few years. Eyes freaked out. No more contacts.
I absolutely love kids. They remind me of God. I want to adopt some and have some of my own.
I'm a deep thinker. I think about things too much. I'm the kind of person that wonders what was here 200 years ago. I mean, like, RIGHT here, where I'm sitting. Weird, I know.
If I had my Uggs, my Chacos, and my running shoes, I'd be set for life. No heels for me. I hate wearing heels because I'm already tall for a girl. And I have big feet. Heels+big feet=super painful.
I hate cherry pie. I don't care what you say, men of Olivet Baptist Church. I will always hate cherry pie. I hate cherries for that matter. And green olives. And cottage cheese. Geez, I thought I wasn't a picky eater.
One time when I was about 8, I decided I didn't want to hold on to the swing anymore, so I tied myself to it with a jumprope. Plan failed and I knocked the wind out of myself. I think I screamed so loud my mom thought I was being kidnapped.
My great-grandmother was Cherokee Indian. I got the hair and my sister got the skin. She goes out in the sun for 10 minutes and comes back golden tan. I got the Irish side skin, so I go out and come back looking lobster-ish.
I was bald until I was two. Hard to believe, I know.
What are some random things about you? I want to know. No, really, I do! I think random things are so cool and they make us who we are. God doesn't make ordinary people (that thought coming from Ryan), which I think is awesome.