Saturday, February 19, 2011

30 Facts About Me

If you watch my Youtube videos, then you know I've been doing a 30 day challenge thing in my videos.  I've decided that I'm going to post days of that on my blog during the weekend, so I did days one through five in my videos last week, I'm doing day six in this post, and I'll do day seven on here tomorrow.  That's probably a good thing since today's is thirty facts about yourself which could turn into a long video.  I also had a couple of other things I wanted to mention in this post that I'll try to incorporate into this video.  So, here we go with the facts...

Fact 1:  I'm not sure how much this qualifies as a fact about me, but I can't believe Borders filed for bankruptcy.  The store near us is one of the stores that their closing, and I still have a gift card that I need to use.  I should use it while their having all of their sales and stuff.  At least that wasn't a bookstore that I went to often.

Fact 2: Apparently, I now have car even though I only have my permit.  My parents bought a new car today because the van we've had since I was a little kid is getting really old.  Now, they say the van is mine.  I love how they're giving me the car that is getting ready to completely break down.  It doesn't really matter, my driving sucks, and I'm still unsure of whether I ever want my license or not.

Fact 3:  I'm left handed.  It gets kind of annoying when you're trying to write in a binder or notebook and the metal rings are getting in the way.  Plus, I tend to smear the writing all over my hand.

Fact 4:  Lemon is my favorite flavor of candy while yellow is my least favorite color.  Grape is my least favorite candy flavor while purple is my favorite color.

Fact 5:  School, work, etc. are really stressing me out right now.  I have so much homework and other things to do.  Plus, I'm trying to figure out what college I want to go to and what exactly I want to major/minor in, and I don't even want to think about taking the SAT in June...

Fact 6:  The two things I enjoy doing the most are reading and writing.  That's usually when I'm calmest and least stressed, and I love visiting other worlds/time periods and getting to meet awesome characters.  It's even more amazing when I created that world or those characters.

Fact 7:  Even though I generally hate sports, I have a weird liking for basketball and soccer.  I get incredibly bored watching them, and I hate playing them, yet I consider them my favorite sports.  It might have something to do with them being the only two sports I ever played (although I quit after a year each time).  I was also a cheerleader, and while I consider most cheerleading a sport, what we did was definitely not a sport.

Fact 8:  I used to be a Girl Scout, and I wish I was still in it.  I only quit because all of my friends did.  I was the only girl my age still in it.  In fact, I was the only Cadette.  They had me with all of the Juniors, so I did basically nothing for about half a year before I decided to quit.

Fact 9:  I'm a huge history nerd.  I love learning about the past, and I think it's important for everyone to learn about it.  I hate when people say what happened in the past isn't important because that's definitely not true.

Fact 10:  I love cats and rats, but I can't have either one.  My mom and brother are both allergic to cats, and my mom hates rats.  I plan on getting one of each when I'm living on my own and able to take care of them.  I also really want a Japanese Chin or Spaniel.

Fact 11:  I don't like politic parties.  When I register to vote, I plan to register as Independent.  I hate when people only vote for someone because they're a Democrat or Republican.  I understand why we have political parties, but I think there are a lot of problems with them.

Fact 12:  I can deal with people who text and/or post on sites such as facebook with some (purposeful)grammar mistakes and some acronyms, but there's a point where it's just too much.

Fact 13:  I definitely buy more books than anything else.  You know how people sometimes ask what you would do with a million dollars?  I'd like to think that I'd put some in a savings account for college, but I'd probably buy a ton of books first.  My dream house would have a library full of books inside of it.

Fact 14:  I've had glasses since I was seven, and then got bifocals a couple of years later.  It took me a little while to get used to reading out of the bottom lense.

Fact 15:  My family has two dogs, and one of them, Mickey, was recently diagnosed with epilepsy.  The other one is named Poppy.  They're both Brussels Griffons.

Fact 16:  My eyes change color.  Sometimes they're blue and sometimes green.  They still have a somewhat bluish tint when they're green though, so when asked my eye color, I always say blue.

Fact 17:  While I love learning about anytime in the past, I'm particularly fascinated with the 1600's 1800's.  I contribute this to some of my favorite books ever.  The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Fact 18:  I love animals.  My favorite is the snowy owl all because of Hedwig in Harry Potter.  I also love cats, rats, dogs, dolphins, horses, and rabbits.

Fact 19:  My first crush was on a cartoon character when I was about three.  It was Max from A Goofy Movie.

Fact 20:  I'm fascinated by space.  I'd add astronomy to my long list of things I'm interested in studying in college, but it includes too much math for me.  I'll just stick to learning about it on my own.

Fact 21:  My favorite city that I've ever been to is Washington, D.C.  The two cities I want to visit the most are Los Angeles and London.

Fact 22:  I've never been outside of the United States.  The three countries I want to visit the most are Britain, Japan, and Germany although I'd happily visit any country I could go to.

Fact 23:  I'm terrified of blood, needles, and the dark.  The thing with the dark though, I can't sleep with any sort of light on (or any noise for that matter), so I have moments were I get scared while trying to sleep like a five year old.  I'm also pretty scared of bugs when they're indoors, but I could care less if they're outdoors (unless they're bees or something that could bite/sting me).

Fact 24:  I'm one of the pickiest eaters I've ever met although my little brother might be just as bad as I am.

Fact 25:  Some people think I'm stuck up or don't like them when I meet them, the truth is that I'm just incredibly socially awkward.  Talking to people I don't know is really hard for me, and I don't always know how to act around people.  If you ever talk to me online, you may notice this too, but it's definitely worse when it's face-to-face.

Fact 26:  I flown on four airplanes in my life.  One from Louisville, KY to Charlotte, NC.  One from Charlotte, NC to Orlando, FL, and then two back home from the same places.  I was twelve, and it was a school trip.  I absolutely loved it, and I would love to fly again someday.  If only tickets weren't so expensive.

Fact 27:  I have a weird fascination for werewolves, but I hate horror movies.  I don't even know how it started.  Maybe it had something to do with my first crush being a cartoon dog (see fact 19) or my favorite Disney movie being Beauty and the Beast.  Sure, they weren't werewolves, but they might have started it I guess.  Remus is also one of my favorite Harry Potter characters, and just about the only reason I read Twilight is for the wolves.

Fact 28:  My favorite season is spring.  It's just the right temperature, the birds come back and all the plants are blooming.  There are only two things that could make it better:  if it didn't rain as much and if the bees and wasps didn't have to come back too.

Fact 29:  When I was younger, I went through a period where I was constantly freaking out about death.  I was horrified to go to church because it made me think of death, and I had nightmares of dying.  I think it lasted about a month or two.

Fact 30:  I was born on August 4th or 8/04, and at birth, I weighed 8 pounds and 4 ounces.  That's why everyone in the family remembers my birth weight.

Wow, that took forever.  I hope you guys enjoyed all of those facts!

Days Until:
Deathly Hallows Part 1 DVD: 51
The Twilight Saga: The Complete Illustrated Guide released: 52
LeakyCon 2011: 144
Deathly Hallows Part 2 Movie: 146
My 18th Birthday: 166
Breaking Dawn Part 1 Movie: 272
Breaking Dawn Part 2 Movie: 636

Books Read in 2011: 6
Harry Potter Reread: As soon as I post this, I plan to start reading Goblet of Fire.


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