Thursday, July 26, 2007

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About ME!

Okay, so maybe I won't share EVERYTHING about me . . .I have severe Writer's Block lately, which is proven by the fact that the best thing I could come up with the past few days was biting spiders (that turned out to be fighting teenagers "in love") and attacking ants (who never had the chance to escape the vacuum bag.)

To be quite honest with you, I have been brainstorming, trying to find ways to write a letter to my youngest sister (NOT Little Sis) while using the least amount of cuss words, thus I haven't been able to think about much else!! *** Warning: If a few cuss words escape during this post, don't take it personally. Anyway, I don't want to get into the stupid details of my sister and her stupid choices, but I did send a message to the God of all Myspace pages reporting some "Inappropriate Activity."

Little Sis, the good sister, sent me a little message today about an article she read (while at work) about Americans wasting their time during work hours surfing the internet . . . apparently if I don't write each day, she is not able to waste the allotted 20% of her day, so since I still can't think of anything to write about that even remotely resembles an interesting read, I decided I would tell you about ME! Today is your lucky day . . .

1. I pursued a degree in Counseling because I am very damn nosy! I now, however, realize that I have enough drama and I don't need to get paid to keep track of the drama of others. I think I'll stick with teaching, and besides, kids can dish the drama. FYI Parents: If you don't want the teacher to know, don't say it in front of the children.

2. I love Mixed Berry Skittles, the purple bag, and I always have to eat my Skittles in matching pairs. (I know, you can sleep better now that you know this . . . yada, yada, yada!!)

3. I NEVER take the top lid in a restaurant. I don't want one that the person before me touched!

4. Speaking of being out in public, I never flush a public toilet with my hands . . . I always use my foot (that is if I can't wait until I get home to use the restroom.)

5. I always have to face the front door in any restaurant . . . I must know who is coming and going.

6. I drive with my doors unlocked because I'll be damned if I am going to be stuck in my car should it catch on fire or should I drive into a river!

7. I think the best invention is the Starbucks Drive Thru! A close second are Crayola Color Wonder markers. The worst invention has to be Crayola Color Explosion markers!

8. My favorite color is purple. Well, actually my favorite color is 18 karat gold, but purple is cheaper!

9. I always read the directions on my shampoo bottles and toothpaste tubes. Did you know there are trivia questions on the Herbal Essences bottle?

10. Though I strongly dislike math, I can solve ALMOST any math problem in my head faster than I can find a calculator. (It's all about the base ten method!!)

11. I can open a Starburst with just my mouth. (Yes, I can tie a cherry stem too, now stop!)

12. I am a sucker for nice packaging . . . this is not related to #11 so bring your mind to the surface! Seriously, I will buy almost anything if it is packaged attractively. Umm okay, moving on . . .

13. I love Madonna's 80's music . . . I made it through the wilderness, somehow I made it through, didn't know how lost I was until I found you . . .

14. I hate tanning lotion with bronzer . . . it always streaks my legs . . . and to the perky little tanning salon girl who tried to tell me, "Oh, it couldn't have streaked, it's never done that before," you better hope I don't feel the need to go tanning until I get my letter written because I am saving up all of my cuss words!

15. I really, really, really want to learn how to tap dance!

16. I'm an eyeshadow whore . . . I just can't help myself! I love to buy fun eyeshadow colors . . .which is really fabulous if I would actually wear them, yet everyday I put on the comfort color, Clinique's Double Scoop. Come to think of it, I would have so much more room in my bathroom drawer if I sold my eyeshadow collection on ebay, moreover, I would be able to afford my Clinique!!

17. My sister is goofy and I hope this list helped to satisfy her 20% quota of wasted time!!

Your turn, tell me about you.


ryles said...

Wow.. how long did that take you to write? I could never sit down and think about random interesting things about me to post..

and 17 things.. kinda a strange numbers..

How come you didnt mention how many times your shoe has fallen into the toilet when you flush it with your foot??

And.. i still contest its safer to drive with your doors locked.. jackings! you do live in a very unsafe state!

18k gold.. not a color! its a metal.. good try..

I love the herbal essence triva too.. but i made a grave mistake once! i like to buy a different shampoo and conditions.. for instance..i really like the pin straight shampoo and the breaks over conditioner.. now i will never know the answer or the question.. but its pretty funny to read them like the condition is the answer to the shampoo!
p.s. The Breaks Over is sooo pretty.. its the prettiest color of purple ever!

divide 3524674 by 45
fast.. faster... faster...

What have you purchased lately in a nice package? like are you talking about when they put the pajama shirt and pants together and tie it with a ribbon?? that was a little vauge...

oh... so my friend sales mary kay and let me by anything i wanted at cost! cause she is trying to get to the next level or something.. i bought like 15 eyeshadows. it was really dumb..

any way.. it would really help me if you told me how many minutes 20% of my day was so that i make sure to reach my quota daily..
(Like i'll have any trouble doing that!!)

p.s. My veil came today.. its reallly really pretty...
but i accidentally bought two! want to wear one? i was bidding on them on ebay and won two! Whoops!
and the forks came too.. they are soooo cool.. i know what you're thinking.. how can forks be cool?
You'll have to wait and seee... 50 days!! whoo hooo...

Mixed Up Me said...

Ryles, 20% of your work day is . . .

8 hours x 60 minutes=480 minutes/20% = 96 minutes, or 1 hour and 36 minutes

And, 78,326 R 4 is the answer toyour nice little math problem.

And, I stopped at 17 because I got tired.

Have a great day!!

Happymoi said...

lol, although i have always thought that counsling is a cool job, i never wanted to take my thought a step further as i feel i have enough drama in my life as is...well, my choice of law as a career would do the same wouldnt it??? ouch!! GOOD LUCK 2 me...and keep writing!!

ibeebarbie said...

Hi Mixed Up Me,

Ok, whew! Glad to know the reason there are 17 items is because you merely got tire. For like Ryles, I was curious why stopping at that number.

Uh, I think I have to had the locked door theory over to Ryles as I can't count how many times I've "locked em up" when going through certain "parts" of town.

Hate to differ, but 18k gold is a color and a damn fine one at's a colored metal.

I, too, like facing the front door. Like for instance, last night even though we were sitting outside the fact that my back was to the street I felt uncomfortable. But was challenging myself to be brave. :-)

Mixed Up Me said...

Oh Goodness, you should have told me you were uncomfortable . . . I would have shared my side of the table with you!

Melodie said...

Great list! It will take me awhile to make my own (I pretty much compose all of my blog posts in my head long before writing them). I'll put it on my blog as soon as I'm ready with it. You've inspired me :)

You're a little like my sister who is a bit of a germophobe (my word, not sure if it is a legitimate one). Today I asked her if she was worried about catching colds and flus or more serious illnesses. She looked at me like she hadn't thought about it before... and concluded it was for colds and flus. What do you think?

Nice on the math - I was an engineering major and can't do that without my trusty Excel spreadsheet!

Melodie said...

Oh and what is that song? It's nice...