Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I’ve Been Tagged….

Bikini Envy got me! I’m to tell 6 random things about myself…. In turn I’m tagging Southern Circle of Hell, Eurydice and The Fitnessista.

I’m obsessed with school and reading. Kind of always have been. Even though I went out a lot and got myself into trouble, I have always made A’s and B’s only (actually only 1 B in undergrad and 1 in grad!). I still read a lot and was SO GLAD to finish up school so I could start reading for leisure. Now I’m usually reading 4 books at a time (one at home at night; one is my “gym book”; one I listen to in the car to reduce road rage and one I listen to at work to reduce boredom).
My dad lives in Thailand and I rarely see him. He’s ex-military and left for a year-long job in Saudi Arabia when I was 10. I saw him again at 16… then he came to my sister’s wedding when I was 22… then mine at 25. He paid for “80% of everything we did” including college, and we emailed every once in a while. He’s since gotten married and left Saudi back in 2004 when a friend was murdered…. We’re talking about going to see him next year but I’m still undecided… on the flipside, my mom is amazing and we talk at least 3 times every day and I see her and my wonderful stepdad often.
Random things fascinate me including, but not limited to: vampires, Armageddon, sharks, little people, zombies and natural disasters. I dislike scary movies, but can always be talked into watching them if and only if the focus is on one of the above.

I had a hard time in grad school. Real hard. Aside from the fact that all of my friends (and now husband) graduated with me and left, school was difficult, teaching public speaking was difficult and the girls in my program hated me for no reason. Lovely. I needed a friend and wanted a puppy but knew – no way – worst time ever. I got a baby hamster that summer and named her Sarah Jessica – SJ. She was a doll and like no other hamster. She WANTED to be with people. I’d get home and she’d be up on her cage banging for me to come get her! She was my best little friend and traveled everywhere with me (to Atlanta to see her “dad”, to her “grandparents” when we went to the beach, etc.). When she passed away I was devastated. She has since been cremated and is in a little tiny urn on a shelf in our bedroom next to her picture.

I’m a gamer. I’m obsessed with pretty much any and all games from board games like Cranium and Monopoly to video games like Tony Hawk and DDR. I LOVE DDR, and am really into Rock Band (I’m actually a drummer on there and Austin is a guitar player – our band is the drunk chickens – love it!). I also love to play pool with my husband, which was why we got a table the minute we moved into our loft. Me and my friends love to do “game nights” and just play random stuff like Loaded Questions or Scene It. And, of course, I’m into poker! We play once or twice a week – good times! Mostly Texas Hold ‘em, but I also love some 7 card stud, queen that follows, crazy pineapple, Omaha (his & lows), etc. My favorite hand is 7/7 because that’s my birthday (I know, it’s lame, and it never hits because it’s so lame). I think this is why tracking calories this way works for me because it’s kind of like a game with the goal to stay under 1,550 calories! :)

I’m a TV junkie. It’s kind of out of control how many shows I watch, keep up with, keep alive even though they’ve been canceled, etc. New shows I’m watching: 90210, Fringe, Mentalist and True Blood (yes, I don’t let a lot of new shows come in). Older shows I’m watching: Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, Brothers & Sisters, Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Project Runway, America’s Next Top Model, The biggest loser, Lipstick Jungle, Cold Case, Lost, Heroes, Medium, Samantha Who, Shear Genius, The Tudors, The Hills, Entourage, So you Think you Can Dance, Boston Legal, House and 24. Shows that have been canceled that I still watch on DVD and/or syndication: Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, Friends, Veronica Mars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek, orig. 90210, West Wing, That 70’s Show, The OC, Scrubs, and The Sopranos. WOO! And let’s be honest…. I tend to watch a lot of law & orders too, and I require a little bit of Monk, Daily Show and Colbert Report, as well and that new show on TNT Raising the Bar… yes, it’s kind of silly but it’s my thing.


Some Day is Right Now said...
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eurydice said...

very interesting. especially the dad and hamster :). i'll do it... tomorrow!

eurydice said...

oh also i've read "sisters" too - it was better than the one i just read, but not that great!

fittingbackin said...

hehe the dad and the hamster! Great!!

Oh get this - i had originally borrowed the audio version from the library but it was awful - a GUY narrated it! Really?! A book about all women written in first person read by a guy - it was so obnoxiously "off" that I had to go get the book instead because I, like you, must finish even the bad ones! haha

Big Pissy said...

I'm doing my "six random things" here in your comment section. My readers already know everything about me! LOL

1. My right foot is a size 8 1/2 and my left foot is a size 8. Makes for problem shoe shopping.

2. I can strike up a conversation with anybody, anytime, any place. I consider it a gift. ;-)

3. I ADORE suspense/horror movies so long as there isn't too much gore. When I was younger, I HATED them. LOL

4. I speak atrocious Spanish.

5. I'm a huge fan of British police procedural mysteries. Think Helen Mirren in "Prime Suspect"

6. I drink iced coffee, but not hot coffee. weird, I know. :)

fittingbackin said...

hehehe Wish I could have been as to the point as you!! The coffee thing IS randomly bizarre and did I know about the foot thing??

Big Pissy said...

isn't the foot thing weird?!!?!? That's why I always have to try shoes on in both sizes....I never know which is gonna fit! Boo! :( I don't know if you knew about the foot thing....Dev does! LOL

The coffee thing is fairly recent. ;-)

fittingbackin said...

haha did i tell you what happened to me at broadway shoes last Friday?

fittingbackin said...

oh - it's foot/shoe size related/not random haha