Thursday, February 3, 2011

A little about me

I was trying to come up with a great "About Me" section for the tab under the title of my blog. And after thinking about it for weeks (and really longer because I have avoided the about me section of my blogger profile and facebook profile for years) I have come up with this random list of facts about me. It may be more than you ever wanted to know:

  • I look like I’m 14 even though I’m actually 28. Most people say I will appreciate this when I’m older. I am about 99% sure that as soon as I turn 30 this age thing will reverse and I will instantly look 80.
  • I once climbed to the face of Crazy Horse (the world’s largest mountain carving) in South Dakota. It was one of the worst ideas I’ve ever had… just ask my sister Danielle… she climbed it with me and I’m pretty sure she’ll never forgive me.
  • I have the most fantastic husband. He’s a super smart Electrical Engineer and resembles the characters in the show, the Big Bang Theory (especially Sheldon). He’s very proud of this.
  • I once spent the night outside in a cardboard box in November… it was cold and hard to sleep and I wouldn’t recommend it if you have any other options.
  • The first concert I ever went to was a James Taylor concert. I think I was in 5th grade and was mortified that: 1. I was at a James Taylor concert and 2. That I was at a concert with my parents. I now think it is kinda cool.
  • After 9/11 George Bush asked Americans to commit 4000 hours (2 years) of their life to serving their community. I have served over 6500 hours. Take that George Bush!
  • I once moved to South Dakota on a whim without every having been further west than the North Carolina mountains. Talk about a shock!
  • I am sarcastic. As a result very few people “get” me
  • In my entire life I have broken 14 bones. Oh yeah and I did that all at once. I would not recommend the geo metro if you are in the market for a new car.
  • I believe my grandmother is the funniest person I have ever met. Seriously.
  • I started scrapbooking about 15 years or so again when I was in middle school. Complete with over use of the fancy scissors and sticker sneeze!
  • I love Yo Gabba Gabba. I don’t have kids. Yeah it’s a little weird. There’s a party in my tummy… (so yummy so yummy)
  • My 2nd grade teacher once wrote in my report card that I was generally “worried about life” Some things never change
  • I graduated college in 3 years with 2 majors (Business Administration and Psychology). I am currently blogging and making things for a living (well I guess it’s not really for a living if you aren’t technically making any money at it…) My parents are super proud.
  • I got a varsity letter in high school for soccer. I never played soccer until high school… actually come to think of it I didn’t play much soccer in high school either…
  • I attended Governor’s school (it’s like summer school for smart kids) I hardly ever did my assignments. It was a huge waste of tax payer money but one of the best experiences of my life.
  • Once in middle school we had a “dress like a saint” dance (what do you expect from a catholic school?) I was Saint Kateri Tekakwitha… and no I don’t know how to pronounce that
  • I spent more than half my life believing the Arby’s sign was a giant fish and not a cowboy hat… In my defense I never ate there
  • I am terrified of escalators – I have to stand at the bottom and watch the steps go by a few times before I can step on it – so I can figure out the speed and how fast I will have to move my feet so that I don’t get stuck, step on the crack, or end up doing awkward splits – not that any of that has ever happened to me – but it could!
  • I loved my TIVO and I hate my new Comcast DVR – it doesn’t even make cool noises!
  • I have visited 27 states. Mississippi has the best rest stops. They give out tiny cups of coke for free!
  • When I was 19 I decided I wanted everyone to call me Mel. It didn’t really catch on.
  • I am obsessed with all things paper but you probably already knew that….


Carol Schiff Daily Painting said...

Whew! That is a lot to know about you. Seriously, I think you inherited your grandmother's sense of humor. Very cute and fun post. Thanks for sharing.

Dara Lynn said...

What a fun posting!!! I love tidbits of our lives!! :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

too funny--great post

Karen said...

lol....way too funny!!

Anzouya said...

Interesting list! It's the little things that make a person unique! :-)

Steph said...

Nice to get to know you. You sound like lots fun!

Anonymous said...

When I was in eighth grade,we had All Saints Day, instead of regular Halloween activities at our Catholic School. Yeah. It sucked. I really don't know who the nuns were pandering to, because Catholics and Halloween are traditionally pretty good friends. We *like* depicting bloody martyrs, and visions of ghosts and stuff...but I digress.

I went as St. Lucy, complete with eyeballs on a silver tray and blood dripping down my face. Killed two birds, you know. That was the last time they had that event. All the kids who came after me know who to thank.

That's what they get for not allowing me to take "Madonna" as my confirmation name.

Unknown said...

We're SUPER proud Mel. When I was in first grade, we had to dress up like a saint or a biblical character. I went to school dressed as a pirate. You know Punctous Pirate. Yeah your grandmother's a real hoot.

Becky said...

I'm cracking up at your post! That was A LOT of info :)

Fran said...

After reading that I have decided that you are my new best friend... or at the very least I am totally going to blog stalk you (yeah, ok, I am already doing that, lol) I do exacty the same thing with escalators, they frighten the crap out of me, I nearly fell backwads down one a few weeks ago beause my husband conviced me to take a stroller up one, it was terrifying!! I love the big bang theory, they crack me up (I totally knew those kind of people in school, yeah, they were motly engineers), big high five on the nerdy hubby :) Oh, I have the same problem with looking young and had formulated the same theory of missing out on the good years and going sraight rom pimply teen to wrinkly old lady, bahahaha!! Whoops, sorry for the long comment, I got a bit carried away there...

Sue Althouse said...

Fun list - bet you could turn that into some great scrapbook pages!

Jane said...

Nice to meet you Mel! :o)

Shannon said...

Holy crap! I thought I was the only one with the escalator fear! Thank you for sharing...misery loves company :)

Selena said...

Love it~

We have number one in common and I have to tell you no, as of yet I still get the big suprize convo when I show off my grandkids pictures LOL

I miss my TIVO terribly too! It was the best Bloop Bloop :)