- Fizzy Thoughts: 100 Things

100 Things

Friday, May 18, 2007

So there's this thing that bloggers do. 100 things about me. I caved, so drum roll, please...

  1. When I eat M&Ms, I usually eat them in order of color, with the ugliest colors going first.

  2. Brown would be the ugliest M&M color.

  3. Followed by yellow. I do not like the color yellow.

  4. I once owned a yellow Honda CVCC. If you’ve ever owned one, you understand why I don’t like yellow. I once had a student who was convinced the car was a Pinto.

  5. HB called it a roller skate on wheels.

  6. HB stands for Hamburger, my boyfriend of 15 years.

  7. We met at a bar. We also met at a meeting of the Social Sciences Student Association. The meeting happened to be at a bar.

  8. I think society places too much importance on the institution of marriage. I don’t need a piece of paper to validate my relationship.

  9. I think politics has been sacrificed to image and morals, thanks to Watergate.

  10. Not that I think politicians have morals.

  11. But I think Nixon was a much better president than Bush.

  12. I also think President Bush is a scary, scary man.

  13. Politicians who talk about God scare me. Whatever happened to separation of church and state?

  14. I don’t believe in any god. Or goddess.

  15. My brother believes in God.

  16. My brother is on his third marriage.

  17. Make of that what you will.

  18. I usually avoid talking about politics and religion. Really.

  19. I wrote a paper on Emma Goldman for my historiography class in college.

  20. I was the only girl in 6th grade who did not participate in choir.

  21. I took flute lessons in third grade.

  22. Until we got to the part about learning to read music.

  23. Then I quit. Because I don’t understand music.

  24. I also quit the same job three times. I kept returning because the tips were good.

  25. But I hated being a waitress.

  26. I once had a customer stand up and yell at me in front of a packed restaurant for something that was not my fault. He made me cry, but the manager kicked him out.

  27. I love Elmo.

  28. But then, most people know that about me.

  29. I love him because he makes me laugh.

  30. Same goes for HB.

  31. They both have red hair, too.

  32. Hmmm…make of that what you will.

  33. I usually read the last few paragraphs, sometimes pages, of a book first.

  34. I like happy endings.

  35. No happy ending sometimes means no book.

  36. I love to read, but not the classics, whatever those are.

  37. I do not have a favorite book, so please don’t ask.

  38. HB calls me Softdrink.

  39. My niece calls me Juice.

  40. I have two blogs and neither one says much of anything interesting.

  41. I’m a pretty good speller, but my grammar is atrocious.

  42. And I don’t care.

  43. I wish I had the talent to be a writer.

  44. Then I could live anywhere in the world.

  45. I also wish I had majored in Library Science.

  46. Or English.

  47. I’d probably still be working for the county, though.

  48. If I wasn’t so attached to my paycheck, I’d go work at a bookstore.

  49. It would have to be Barnes and Noble, though. Have you seen the employees at our local Borders?

  50. I could very easily live without a television. HB could not. He has been in Costa Rica for 2 1/2 weeks and I haven’t turned on the TV since he left.

  51. I loathe reruns. Especially Seinfeld.

  52. HB can watch the same movie twenty gazillion times. That drives me crazy.

  53. I am neither a morning nor a night person.

  54. But it is very easy for me to stay up late if I’m reading a good book.

  55. If I was going to buy a new car, I’d buy a hybrid. Honda, of course.

  56. I don’t belong to Costco.

  57. Say what you will, but I love Starbucks.

  58. I also wish the chain stores would stop taking over the world.

  59. I’d really miss Starbucks, though.

  60. I’ve been to the original Starbucks in Seattle.

  61. Seattle has some very cool independent bookstores.

  62. Not to mention independent coffee shops. As well as lots of Starbucks.

  63. I could live there.

  64. I would also be happy living in London.

  65. HB wouldn’t. Ooops, that’s another fact about HB. Oh well.

  66. Green is my favorite color.

  67. But blue is usually the last M&M color I eat. Sometimes it’s red.

  68. The week before I started fifth grade I fell off my bike and scraped up my arms.

  69. In sixth grade it was the skateboard, and the arms again.

  70. It’s a good thing I never learned how to roller skate.

  71. The next time I fell off my bike I was in college.

  72. I scraped up my shoulder and my leg, and then rode 10 miles back home.

  73. I still have the scars.

  74. But I have never broken a bone.

  75. And I have no cavities.

  76. I think Kobe Bryant is the worst thing that ever happened to basketball. Bill Walton being hired as an announcer is the second worst thing.

  77. I remember listening to the Trailblazers win the NBA title in the 70s. It was on the radio, and we were in the woods in Oregon cutting firewood.

  78. Okay, the parents were cutting firewood. I was 7, so I was just hanging out. Evidently, I was into the game.

  79. I was on the girl’s basketball team in junior high. I scored one basket in two years, but I was almost always in the starting five.

  80. I passed Political Thought in college thanks to Cliff Notes.

  81. The fact that Cliff seems to have been replaced by Spark makes me feel old.

  82. My least favorite college classes were statistics, logic and astronomy.

  83. I was actually looking forward to taking astronomy, but the professor turned out to be an asshole, which is why it’s on the least favorite list. I’m still bitter.

  84. I swear a lot.

  85. My high school English teacher said a lot is not a word. Neither is alot.

  86. Refer back to #41.

  87. I went to college for 6 years, only to end up at a job not in my field.

  88. Same goes for HB.

  89. We met during his last quarter at Cal Poly.

  90. Despite having the same major, we never had any classes together.

  91. I don’t believe in ghosts or aliens.

  92. Although I might reconsider if you introduced me to one. Same goes for god.

  93. I love to travel, but I have no desire to go to Asia. Unless someone gave me a time machine. Then I would reconsider.

  94. I have tried haggis. In Scotland.

  95. Gross! The haggis, not Scotland.

  96. In junior high, we cleaned and cooked snails in science class. They tasted like garlicky erasers.

  97. It’s a toss up as to what is more disgusting…a tuna sandwich or an egg salad sandwich. Toss in a side of macaroni salad and a deviled egg and I’d probably hurl.

  98. I don’t do windows.

  99. I still celebrate holidays; I just ignore the religious meanings. I have no ethical dilemmas over this.

  100. I have staphyloma in my left eye. No, I’m not contagious.

Wow...you made it to the end? Give yourself a gold star.

6 comment(s):

jessica said...

gold star, check.
what would you do with a degree in english? I have one...lotta good it did me

avanta7 said...

You're not working for the county anymore? When did that happen?

softdrink said...

Hi avanta! I'm still at the county. I meant that nothing would be likely to change even with an English degree. Does that make sense?

Leslie said...

Hey! I don't do windows either!

I really enjoyed reading that. That was so cool!

Ramya said...

i really really enjoyed reading that!:) that was a fun way to describe yourself!:)

Veens said...

i give my self a GOLD STAR! :D

I really enjoyed your sarcastic humor :))

In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. ~S.I. Hayakawa

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
~Mark Twain

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