Friday, January 14, 2011


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.


  1. So....weird. We have a LOT of "random" stuff in common. Most notably, the preference for chicken and the contemplation of what was "here" a long time ago.

    Other random facts about me that I DIDN'T gank from your page:

    I like the smell of skunk.

    As a kid, I got grounded and my mom took away my books as punishment.

    I love any game that involves playing with words; my family won't play Mad Gab with me anymore because I'm too fast.

    I don't particularly love candy, but put me in a bakery with pastries and sweets and my healthy eating habits are pun intended.

    I believe breakfast foods like waffles, french toast, pancakes, muffins, eggs......should be eaten for every meal. And most of them should have peanut butter on them (not the eggs!).

    I endeavor to always be grammatically correct and have good punctuation--even when texting.

    That's all the more random I can be tonight. If I think of any other good ones, I'll let you know.

  2. PS....your comment about failing the mile in middle school PE? 7th and 8th grade PE were the only two classes I a B in, because they graded on physical ability. And I'm still bitter. ;-)