Monday, October 29

100 things about me (conclusion)

Oh my goodness! I didn't think I could do it. These were written in snippets throughout the day so there isn't really a train of thought to them. Hopefully I didn't repeat any.

26. I wanted to be Anne Shirley when I was growing up. I even went as far as to put red highlights in my hair but never went all the way red.
27. I can't count how many times I've read the Anne of Green Gables Series.
28. I also wanted to be Nancy Drew, but it wasn't quite the same obsession. I just envied her problem solving skills.
29. I've actually got pretty good problem solving skills of my own. (My last boss called me her "super-sleuth" all the time.)
30. I chew ice.
31. I'm a bit obsessive. I have to know everything about whatever is currently holding my interest. I spend hours researching, watching interviews, reading message boards until I feel like I've satiated that curiosity.
32. My current obsession is Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight series. Her website is full of background info, deleted/edited chapters, pictures of the Cullen's cars, etc. It is very helpful!
33. I have one of those really hard to describe jobs- I work as a PACS Applications System Specialist. (10 points if you can figure out what that means!)
34. It means that I work in the Radiology department of a local hospital and I fix the billing. I don't do the billing- there's a separate department for that. I make sure that what is billed is really what was done. I also do detective work on any problems the billing office finds- this is where #29 comes in handy. I also do a handful of random things that need to be done in the department. Is that as clear as mud now? Good!
35. I love my job!
36. I didn't ever intend to work in the healthcare industry- it just kind of happened.
37. I wanted to be an elementary school teacher when I was growing up. (Ha! that makes me laugh now)
38. Once I got to college I decided that was not the major for me and then started on the path of revolving majors. For quite some time I had no clue what I wanted to do. I've "majored" in Elementary Education, English, Social Work, Communications and Nursing. Due to the expense of seemingly endless general education requirements for each major I quit going to school until I could figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up.
39. I have attended Southern Utah University, El Paso Community College and Weber State University.
40. I have finally decided on a degree in Healthcare administration and will be going back to school in January. (Eek! It's been a long time and I'm scared!)
41. On my path to deciding on a career in healthcare I have worked as a CNA, X-ray tech, phlebotomist, front desk manager, and scheduler.
42. I love ladybugs.
43. I have decorated my room with ladybugs. (I can get away with this because I am single and there is no man around to tell me that it isn't manly.)
44. I love cats.
45. I do not decorate with cat stuff, I don't like it, it's creepy.
46. I have a cat named Socks, who isn't technically mine, but hangs out with me anyway. He actually belongs to the girls that live upstairs (I live in a basement apartment) but he doesn't like the girls- my apartment is his refuge.
47. The basement apartment I rent happens to be owned by my cousin, they live upstairs, so the girls upstairs are my nieces, kind of.
48. I have an unusual living arrangement for a basement apartment- I pretty much have free reign of the whole house even though I only rent the apartment part. I even park in the garage. I'm so spoiled!
49. I love to cook.
50. The Food Network is one of my favorite channels.
51. I hate to cook for myself, so having the family upstairs works out very well.
52. I don't like raw tomatoes- they are slimy. (I have texture issues)
53. I will eat them if they have been cooked- salsa, tomato soup, any kind of tomato based sauce.
54. I prefer most of my other vegetables raw, or at least with a crunch still in them.
55. I used to hold my breath until I passed out when I was mad. The pediatrician told my mom to ignore me and I would stop doing it- I did. What a brat I was!
56. I hate to tweeze my eyebrows. I just don't have the patience for it. I get through one, get distracted and then have uneven eyebrows. I prefer to have them waxed.
57. I have brown hair that I hate. It's so boring. The worst part is that I'm not daring enough to change the color very drastically. A few simple highlights is about as crazy as I get.
58. I hate to wear patterned clothes. The majority of my clothes are one solid color. If there are stripes they must be running vertically- NOT horizontally.
59. I never wear or decorate with pink.
60. I don't have issues with pink on other people- it's just not for me.
61. I also don't like hearts or flowers on my clothes or in my house.
62. I graduated from Heidelberg American High School.
63. I used to speak fairly fluent German but I have lost most of it.
64. I love German food- I make a mean Weiner schnitzel and SpƤtzle.
65. One of my biggest pet peeves is discrimination of any kind- race, religion, sexual preference, class. It makes me crazy!!!
66. I am not even remotely athletically inclined. The only sports I can participate in are walking or swimming. Anything that requires eye-hand coordination is out!
67. I don’t really like to watch sports either unless the Olympics are on, then I’m glued to the TV for 2 weeks.
68. I’ve never broken a bone.
69. I have sprained my ankle multiple times.
70. I am very patriotic- I believe this comes from my Army upbringing. The Star Spangled Banner can bring me to tears very quickly.
71. Men who can sing are my undoing! There is nothing sexier than a man who can sing.
72. If he can play a musical instrument it’s even better.
73. I took piano lessons for 2 years- I don’t think I can even play Mary had a little Lamb anymore.
74. I associate most of my memories of my childhood not with how old I was or what grade I was in, but with where we were stationed.
75. My favorite kind of sandwich is ham and swiss on wheat bread.
76. I’m a Miracle Whip kind of girl.
77. I have 3 nephews that live in Denver with my brother and his wife. I only get to see them a couple times a year.
78. My cousins that live close by allow me to play aunt to their kids- there are 13 of them. It fills a hole in my life.
79. Sometimes the hole can’t be filled by anything, even the sweetest smile from one of those kids; it’s just not the same as having your own.
80. 98% of the time I’m ok with being single and childless.
81. I hate bugs, especially spiders.
82. Living in a basement apartment means living with spiders.
83. I keep a flip-flop handy at all times to kill the spiders.
84. I have a little bit of potty mouth. I have about 3 favorite words that aren’t too bad but are still considered swear words. There are several words that I don’t even think- ever!
85. I have very eclectic musical taste- I like just about everything except country and really hard rap.
86. Music is very important to me. I rarely go anywhere without my cd’s or ipod.
87. I wish that I was more musically inclined, but have decided that my gift is not to produce the music but to appreciate it.
88. My favorite colors are purple and green.
89. My favorite drink is Diet Coke with vanilla syrup in it.
90. I just recently gave up all carbonated drinks so I will no longer be having my favorite drink- RIP.
91. I truly believe that chocolate should be one of the food groups. European chocolate to be exact. It’s so much better than our stuff!
92. My Mom is my best friend. She lives 4 hours south of me, which is the closest she’s lived in about 10 years. It’s great to have her in the same time zone.
93. I have finally come to the conclusion that what other people think just doesn’t matter. It took me a lot of time to get here but it is worth the journey.
94. I would love to go back to high school with that knowledge.
95. I would NOT go back to high school without it.
96. My favorite scent is a baby freshly bathed and then slathered with baby lotion. My second would be vanilla.
97. I am not crafty.
98. I love photography.
99. I’ve had more roommates than I can remember- some good, some bad but only one that I really, really hated.
100. I am only 5 foot 2 inches.

1 comment:

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

very fun list. i, too, am super patriotic (instilled in me while i served in the Air Force). the star spangled banner also brings tears to my eyes, gets to me.

way impressive about the detective skills and the great nickname. neat job. i am obsessive about plucking my eyebrows! ha.

congrats on going back to school. hope you finish it and enjoy yourself in the process.

nancy drew rocks, kathleen