Tuesday, February 16, 2010

50 Facts About Me

If you got to know me, you would find...

When I laugh, I do it loudly. When I cry, nobody can stop me. When I pray, I mean it with all my heart.

I take life seriously, even when I’m acting like a complete goofball.

I grew up poor, unpopular, and misunderstood. It taught me well.

I am grateful and do my best to never take things, people, places, or experiences for granted.

I’m very empathetic and find myself greatly affected by people’s moods and circumstances. I’ve cried myself sick countless times over the suffering of complete strangers. I wish I could fix everything for everybody, but it’s not possible. That’s why I decided not to become a social worker (although I still consider it at times).

I’m owner and operator of ugottafriend.com, a website that I started years ago as a way to share my life, my various efforts, and my stories with the world. I am very open and honest on my blogs, and I don’t regret it one bit. I’ll talk about almost anything, including “TMI”…the only exception being intimate relationships, because I feel that crosses the invisible line of respect. I have had very few negative experiences online…the good far outweighs the bad and I consider myself very blessed. I have made wonderful friends that I love dearly and many of them have become “in real life” friends (I hate the term “in real life”, for the record…it’s ALL real life! So I prefer to call them “locals” instead). :)

I strive to be well-rounded. I like babies, flowers, puppies, sappy love songs, and nice guys. I also like cars, sports, tattoos, Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and martial arts…especially ninjas. :)

I am very, very, very happily divorced.

I am content being alone 95% of the time. The other 5% usually involves being miserably awake at night with no one to snuggle with (aka harass). :)

I love road trips and dream of traveling.

I’m an old soul.

I’m chronically ill, tired, and in pain. Some days are better than others, but it never goes away.

Humor keeps me sane. Laughing is absolutely necessary to my survival.

I love goofy people.

I almost never watch television, and I don’t think I’m missing much.

If I did watch television, it would involve sports, food, discovery, nostalgia…something along those lines.

I like cartoons. I do character impressions regularly. Sometimes, they’re actually good.

I couldn’t catch a tune if it fell right smack into my hands. Cajuns can’t sing. Trust me on this.

I sing in the car at the top of my lungs anyway, because I can.

I also break into song at random. I pity the fool that witnesses such moments.

I love babies more than ANYTHING. There is nothing more precious and wonderful on this earth.

I can’t have children.

I choose not to date so I don’t suppose it matters anyway.

I have had a wide variety of occupations…printshop operator, paralegal, executive secretary, office admin, nanny…too many to list!

I occasionally rant about bras. I feel I’m entitled since I’m forced to wear the ungodly things every day of my life.

I am a Christian who ditched the religious stereotype years ago. I believe it’s all about relationship. Show the world the love of God by showing love to the world. I have the most diverse circle of friends of anyone that I’ve ever met. Christians, agnostics, jews, wiccas, new agers, republicans, democrats, independents, raging liberals, radical conservatives, rich people, poor people, crazy people(ha), famous people, people who will never be famous, popular people, wallflowers, sick people, people who have more energy in their pinky than I’ve ever had in my entire life, writers, artists, musicians, executives, attorneys, doctors, teachers, cashiers, janitors, retirees, ex-cons, people who are a lot like me, and people who are absolutely nothing like me. I love them all! And I like most of them too! *wink*

I don’t like: Liars, manipulators, abusers of ANY kind, creeps, racists, judgmental people, selfish people, mean people, snotty self-righteous people, and stupid people in general. That’s all! :)

I was named after a paper doll that my mom had as a child.

I’m a lover AND a fighter!

And I’m darn snuggly too! It’s ‘cause I’m FAT (or as I like to say…FLUFFY)!

Charity work gives me a reason to get out of bed.

I’m in college for the fourth time…still in my freshman year as of Feb 2010.

I am a Bob Ross Certified Instructor. I teach people how to paint happy trees.

I want to be a real artist when I grow up.

I can eat an entire box of fruit roll-ups in one sitting.

I am a kindergarten dropout.

Ironically, this kindergarten dropout scored a 169 on the official I.Q. test. Don’t ask me how that happened. I imagine divine intervention, because it sure as heck isn’t natural talent.

Especially since I ABSOLUTELY SUCK at math. My brain just doesn’t compute it. It makes my eyes bleed. Darn you, evil math. Darn you to heck.

I have social anxiety and absolutely terrible speaking skills.

If I pick on you, it’s because I’m trying very hard to be comfortable around you.

If I’m not comfortable, it’s most likely not your fault. Unless you’re a creep, then it’s your fault.

I live with a sense of urgency, because I know I am not promised tomorrow. I’m lucky I made it this far.

I wouldn’t be here to begin with if the March of Dimes had not helped save my father’s life in 1952.

I have six siblings and two step-siblings, including two who died way, way too young.

My grandmothers are my heroes, and I miss them horribly.

I think cats are hilarious, and I post funny captioned pictures of them regularly. I’m not actually a cat person, though, and wish that all eight of the strays that hang out in my yard would GO AWAY…and take the spiders, raccoons, and armadillos with them.

I studied the cultural origins and meanings of names for years, and had my own baby name website at one time. I used to be able to give you information about almost any name off the top of my head. (But now I’m old and don’t remember any of that stuff.)

I worry too much, no matter how hard I try not to.

I desperately want to make a difference in people’s lives.

I’m really just a big nerd! :D


Too Many Hats said...

What a great list. Love that you sing at the top of your lungs - I do that too :) I also totally agree with you on the In Real Life saying.

Sue said...

I loved your list!