Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sara Facts 101

Welcome to today's online class about... me!

To follow suit with Asian Mistress, I (finally) have a little bit of free time today so I'm going to give a list of things about me a whirl!
  1. I can't stand when two different textured things rub against each other - ie a marker across a pillow case... Stuff like that is equivalent to people scratching their nails down chalkboards.
  2. I was a gymnast for about 10 years. I placed first on floor, vault, bars and all-around in Level 6 States. I competed nationally at Elite Level. When I quit, I was in an Olympic training group.
  3. I can no longer remember the fancy names of the gymnastic moves that I used to perform.
  4. I am obsessed with Sudoku.
  5. My favorite color depends on my mood.
  6. I don't like facial hair on guys.
  7. I had a friend that smelled REALLY bad, and I never knew how to tell her. I still don't know if I could tell her today.
  8. I hate being a part of drama - but at the same time, I love to know what's going on when there is drama.
  9. I'm really good at keeping secrets.
  10. One of the most frustrating things in the world to me is when a boy says he'll call you and then doesn't.
  11. I have no self-control when it comes to spending money and eating.
  12. I hate flossing.
  13. I LOVE kittens.
  14. I had a girl's version of 6-pack abs my sophomore year of college. I'm terrified that I'll never have those abs again. (please refer to #11)
  15. I just, right this second, received an email that my business cards came in - and I'm way more excited than I should be...
  16. I try my hardest to be neat, but in reality I'm messy. However, when things aren't put in proper places, I get frustrated.
  17. I hate clutter, but can't seem to get rid of it.
  18. Other than the regular seasonal flare-ups, I'm not allergic to anything. (that I know of)
  19. I'm a fourth generation smoker and cancer runs in my family. It's time to quit, but I always quit quitting.
  20. A big fear of mine is being made to seem insignificant.
  21. I just took a half an hour break from this to work on a moderately difficult Sudoku puzzle. I didn't finish it.
  22. When I was younger, I was obsessed with my handwriting. I hated it. I tried to change it almost every week, because I wanted to write in a way that was pretty to look at. I just recently have come to terms with the fact that I will always have sloppy handwriting.
  23. I don't own diamond earrings. I really want a pair, but know that I'll never end up buying them.
  24. I work in an office, not a cubicle - and I love that.
  25. 24, Lost and Grey's Anatomy are my absolute favorite shows. Following slightly behind are the OC, Reunion, Surface, Rome, Desperate Housewives and Family Guy.
  26. I am obsessed with Ryan Reynolds. If he walked into my office/house/wherever and said he wanted me... Well, he could have me. In any way he wanted.
  27. Except for right now, because I'm kind of into someone else...
  28. I hate Alanis Morissette. (Due to #26)
  29. Someday I think I'll get into writing romance novels. I know I'd be good at it.
  30. Dying scares me because my relationship with God is not where I want it to be yet.
  31. There isn't much that turns me on more than a boy who is really considerate.
  32. Well, maybe humor comes in at a close second.
  33. And that's after all the physical things of course.
  34. I always have songs stuck in my head. And most of the time they're completely random.
  35. A major reason behind why I really love my new job, is the fact that I have made a lot of new friends. And I'm not just talking work buddies, I mean actual friends. It's great. I only had one real friend at my old job.
  36. I'm only at number 36 and I'm running out of interesting things to say about myself. Man am I a bore or what?
  37. If I feel rushed, I get pissed.
  38. So I'm generally early everywhere.
  39. I'm easily turned off by guys. Especially cowards. But just as easily by conceitedness.
  40. I hate how girls feel the need to act snobby in public if other girls are around.
  41. I can't stand seeing animals hurt. I almost walked out of the Butterfly Effect.
  42. I'm a youth group leader for my church. I love the hell outta my kids and am terrified that they don't like me or that I won't get my messages through to them.
  43. Sometimes I know that my messages don't get through to them.
  44. Bugs, (including ants, but excluding lady bugs and butterflies), terrify me. To the point of ridiculousness.
  45. Sometimes I feel ill because I think about the statistics of how many spiders and cockroaches a person eats in their sleep a year.
  46. I just googled #45 and found out it's a myth. I'm realllllly happy about it :-)
  47. My good friend Dave took me sky-diving for my 21st birthday. It's about the most exhilarating experience I've ever had. I would highly recommend it.
  48. I have a very bad habit of living from paycheck to paycheck. It's really, really hard for me to save money.
  49. My past couple relationships have caused me to stop believing in "fairy-tale" romances. I'm more depressed about this than I was when I found out that Santa Claus didn't exist.
  50. When my hands are dry, I get irritated.
  51. I've only cheated on one boy, and that was my junior year in high school. I kissed someone else.
  52. I love sauces. Barbecue, honey mustard, take your pick.
  53. I always ask for extra cheese on everything.
  54. Flying frightens me. Because of 9/11, I'm always afraid something will happen. But terrorism aside, I'm also talking about plane/pilot malfunctions. When I'm in a plane and we hit turbulence, I freak out.
  55. My family jokingly calls me Saint Sara the Little Princess. Sara means little princess, and I can't really remember where the Saint part comes from.
  56. My favorite book to be read when I was little was Good Night Moon.
  57. Hands down, I truly believe that if someone opened a Bojangles in Northern Virginia, or DC, they would make an absolute killing.
  58. If you don't know what Bojangles is, you are sorely missing out.
  59. I think that guys who talk about wanting to fight someone when they get drunk (or, even worse, when they're sober) are the biggest losers around.
  60. Fast food is my guilty pleasure. I love cheeseburgers. McDonald's, Wendy's and Burger King in particular. Sometimes I eat so much from them, I feel sick. Sometimes, I'd rather eat a fast food burger than eat a nice steak. I don't think I've ever told anyone about this particular fetish. I'm going to give it up cold turkey SOON.
  61. I'm about to try doing a total cleansing detox pill cycle for the first time.
  62. I hate being pale. I tan whenever I can. (But not to the point where I'm orange)
  63. I have sex dreams a lot. It's a nice quirk to have ;-)
  64. I love rainbows and shooting stars. And I don't care if that's silly.
  65. I've never traveled outside of the United States
  66. Love Story and Meet Joe Black are some of my favorite movies and I sob all the way through them.
  67. I can't watch romance movies when I'm not in a relationship.
  68. I have a tattoo of a crescent moon with a vine around it and a star on my back. It means serenity. But people always think it's a dolphin. It pisses me off.
  69. I don't watch porn, but I have nothing against it...
  70. I think it's funny that I just wrote about porn on number 69 without meaning to. (Insert teenage-ish giggling here)
  71. I'm not 100% sure where I stand politically. I tend to lean in one direction but I really need to educate myself.
  72. I developed stagefright my junior year of college when I completely forgot a dance at a halftime performance when I was smack dab in front. I looked like an idiot. And I lost my love for performing after that.
  73. I used to want chocolate alllll the time when I was little. Now I can take or leave it.
  74. I've never used an excuse of a headache to not have sex.
  75. Numbers. I have a weird relationship with them. For example: If I look at a (digital) clock I have to make all of the numbers equal 1 to 10 before it changes to the next minute. So, if it's 12:45 my thought process goes like this: 1=1;2=2;1+2=3; 4=4; 5=5; 5+1=6; 5+2=7; 4x2=8; 4+5=9; 5x2=10... I'm a weirdo... I know this.
  76. I can not pee if anyone can hear me. (Unless I'm really good friends with them, or I'm drunk at a bar.) Especially boyfriends. Again, I know I'm super weird.
  77. The Walmart in North Carolina where I went to school sells pepperjack cheese cubes. I could eat bag after bag. I don't like any other type of cubed pepperjack cheese. And I can't find it anywhere else.
  78. I have a tendency to go for guys who aren't good for me. Most of the time they're jerks. I don't do this because I fit into the "girls who are attracted to assholes" category. I do it because deep down I'm not ready for anything to get too far; I'm scared of real relationships.
  79. I don't really know what to say here.
  80. I'm on a conference call right now.
  81. My biggest pet peeve is when you're standing with a group of people, but one of them unthinkingly turns in, with their back towards you, so that you're excluded from the group.
  82. When I'm out and realize that I want to leave, it's almost impossible to get me to change my mind. My "fun-meter" shuts off and I just concentrate on wanting to leave. I've tried to change this, but have been unsuccessful thus far.
  83. I have REALLY curly hair.
  84. I've always wanted to be a dog person. But I'm afraid that my ex-boyfriend's dog turned me off of big dogs forever.
  85. I will never stop loving cats, though.
  86. I'm excited about this list because I want to look back at it in 5 years and revisit the way things used to be... Like a time capsule!
  87. Sometimes I go to 7-11 and buy a hotdog bun (but no dog) and drench it in nacho cheese. It's maybe one of my favorite meals. But I really only do it when I'm drunk.
  88. I don't know how to cook. The only thing that keeps me from trying to learn is the thought of cleaning up the kitchen afterwards.
  89. I never skip ahead in magazines. I read front to back, the entire way through.
  90. Mystic River is one of my favorite movies. So is Million Dollar Baby.
  91. Obviously, I think that Clint Eastwood is a brilliant director.
  92. I had a flour fight with my best friend when I was little (we got flour EVERYWHERE). I've always thought it'd be cute/fun to have a fight like that, or paint or water or whatever, with a boyfriend.
  93. I don't like corn on the cob. But I do like corn off of the cob, and creamed corn.
  94. I have a book, somewhat of a picture journal, that I tape concert/plane tickets, clothing labels, purse labels, interesting facts, etc. So that I can look back and have an idea of what I used to be like. (Kind of like this list)
  95. I want to live as long as possible.
  96. How somebody can speak into the end of one cell phone, and another person thousands of miles away can hear them and speak back absolutely astounds me. (Same with wireless internet and other things of that nature)
  97. I have awful credit because I messed up big time in college and am still bad with money. But I am slowly, but surely, working on it.
  98. I don't like non-flavored potatochips.
  99. When I was little, I truly believed with my whole heart that my stuffed animals came to life when I wasn't around. I used to try to creep up to my room and throw my door open to catch them. It never worked.
  100. The impression that I get from most people is that they think I'm really nice. For the most part, it's true - but I can be a HUGE bitch when necessary.
  101. I have thrown a complete drink in an asshole's face before. And I loved it.

Thanks for reading! :-)


At 2:24 PM, Blogger roosh said...

damn you beat me. i was working on my own list, so it will look like i copied you.. great :)

At 11:49 PM, Blogger chicgirl said...

I love this Sara - it was great. I am also afraid to fly - hit a bump and I go into crash position (at least in my mind)! I also love your thoughts on guys, spending, and nasty girls. Thx for taking the time - fun reading.

At 11:49 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Oh, ick. You smoke...

At 11:09 AM, Blogger bettyjoan said...

Yeah, baby--Bojangles rocks my face off! Shall we open a franchise?

At 12:29 PM, Blogger DCLastCall said...

Burgers are the best. Although it is only moderately fast service, you have to try Five Guys Burgers. They are the best, well beside FuddRuckers.


At 12:32 PM, Blogger Tasha said...

#100 Sara, I know this fact personally! You are the sweetest girl but you definitely can be scary sometimes...hint: my pledge period...haha

Love ya!!

At 10:26 AM, Blogger hotwheelz said...

Wow... that's a list. I'm sure this much info will give stalkers plenty to think about.

At 11:00 AM, Blogger Asian Mistress said...

"When I was younger, I was obsessed with my handwriting. I hated it. I tried to change it almost every week, because I wanted to write in a way that was pretty to look at. I just recently have come to terms with the fact that I will always have sloppy handwriting."


I also have sex dreams a lot...I've had 3 in the past week.

I guess that means I need some...

At 2:05 PM, Anonymous rcr said...

#80 - loves it. I blog on conference calls all the time. It's the only thing they're good for.

At 6:04 PM, Blogger Complacent Chase said...

#87...I have a friend that does the same thing.

At 6:26 AM, Anonymous mamabear said...

I have only made it through the first 50 items. But, I feel I need to comment on several, hope you don't mind. Dying scares most of us, even when you get older, because you know for sure you are getting closer, BUT because of what God says in His word--that He loves us so much that He sent His son for our sins we can rest in knowing when we die Jesus has taken care of it. Does that mean we continue in sin? No, but we can rest in knowing that we can "do all things through Christ Jesus our Lord". The process of sanctification is wonderfully freeing, our walk with God is a daily chipping away at our sinful nature. Seek Him in His word, He can be found there. He is PC--no matter what "the world" (or the media) says! #2. Being a teacher for many years, a piece of advice about your youth group: STAND FIRM on what is right and true and they will love you no matter what.(even if the carry on about NOT being cool and disagree with you, just means you have hit a nerve). When I was doing a practicum, my supervising teacher told me that, "your students will love you, because you are their teacher." And she was correct in saying that. Just don't try to be too cool! They are watching you, actions really do speak louder than words. Have a blessed day! I am enjoying reading your blog, just got started, will be back!!
chicgirl--love that picture! :)

At 7:44 AM, Blogger RD Robertson said...

I love this Sara. Thanks for sharing 101 Sara facts.


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