Thursday, January 29, 2009

Facebook Spam or 25 Things About Me

Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

(To do this, go to "notes" under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.)

1. I like to eat food so spicy that it makes me sweat...but then regret it later when it has finally found the exit sign of my digestive system. (I'm talking about number 2, my friends).

2. I aspire to one day be funny to people other than my best friend Jess.

3. I'm fond of eating veggies straight out of the can. No time for cooking, only eating.

4. I can see the hidden images in mind's eye pictures instantly. It's one of my many useless talents I obtained in during my youth.

5. I can beat all of you at a cheese eating contest. Buy a ton of cheeses and I'll prove it to you. The fancier the better XD If you're lactose intolerant we can use cupcakes instead...or bacon.

6. I have an iron stomach and will try any food at least once. Parents tend to love me because of this fact. Slimy turkey sandwich meat is one of the only foods that makes me gag when I try to eat it.

7. When I was 6-7 years old, my family lived in a dry cabin that had a kitchen, a living room and a loft. At that time there were four kids in my family and my parents, so the six of us shared the loft. We'd stack our mattresses against the walls every morning to give the room more space. I hope I never had to live in a place with an outhouse ever again.

8. The song I always listen to when I want to cheer myself up was given to me in a mix. It's called "I'm Pretty Sure I Can See Molecules" by Troubled Hubble. I don't know why, but I flippin' love it. "Grand" by Matt and Kim is slowly working it's way up the ladder, though.

9. My boyfriend Nick has been my muse since May of 2007...way before we thought we'd actually date.

10. I am able to do that weird thing where you cross your legs above your thighs instead of below them without using my hands to aid the process...although I can only do it if I start with my right leg.

11. When I'm socializing in new situations, the people I enjoy most are the ones who actually listen as much as I do.

12. For the most part, I only brush my hair before I get into a shower, mainly to reduce the amount of hair that collects in the drain.

13. If I find pubes on my toilet, I know they're not mine (I'm looking at you, roomies).

14. I figured out where the muscles, which allow me to wiggle my ears, are located when I raised my eye brows one day. After that I could always wiggle them and eventually taught myself how to wiggle one at a time. When I was little, I measured ones greatest on his or her ability to wiggle facial features on command. I still do.

15. I could gauge whether or not I could fit into something depending on whether or not my head could fit through it until I was about 12. Damn maturity and the bodacious hips it's blessed me with.

16. I wish I could have a pet cuttlefish. I think they are the coolest things ever.

17. I reaaaaally want a shirt that has a kitten playing with a ball of yarn printed on it...or one where its sitting in front of a rose. Mostly due to nostalgia, but also because kittens rock.

18. I get abnormally excited when I see wildlife I'm not exposed to on a regular basis. Ask my boyfriend...he and his mom had to stare at fat sea lions that weren't doing anything for 20 minutes because I was so captivated by their (lack of) behavior. I also love animal planet and all programs that document animals and their lifestyles.

19. I have a wicked scar above my right eye. I was hit on the head when I was five with a metal baseball bat by a 6th grader. I was in my own little world and didn't realize I was right behind the hardest hitter during a game in my apartment complex(my imagination can be that intense).

20. The first boy I fell in love with was a boy name Clifford. He was the one who carried me to my apartment after I was hit on the head with the bat. He shared the name of my favorite big red dog and he saved me even though I was covered in blood. He was in sixth grade so my love for him was unrequited. He played with me a few times after my accident, but eventually told me he didn't want to anymore.

21. I miss drawing my comics. I want to try to create one every week this semester, but they're super time consuming, so I can't promise anything. I also realize now that creating a comic loosely based on my life can be somewhat uncomfortable.

22. I got my cat an expensive collar because I felt bad about the hair cut she had to get recently:
Exhibit A:
Exhibit B:

23. I have three sisters and two brothers. Even though we don't get to see each other very often, I get a long with all of them really well. I consider Jess a sister, too, so it's more like 4 sisters and two brothers.

24. My favorite story about my dad occurred when he worked for Denali as a bus driver. The gist of it is this: He surprised a gaggle of Germans that nestled on his bus by asking them for a urine and stool sample in their native tongue. They thought it was hilarious.

25. Writing this much about myself is really hard. Next time I'm going to make Jess do it by holding her cat hostage.

Friday, January 23, 2009

I laugh in the face of cold

I finally have a few minutes to sit down and write up a little synopsis about my 18 day adventure.

On the first of January I avoided the harsh -45F temperatures by flying to New York and spent 11 days there hanging out with my boyfriend, Nick. Some of my favorite moments in NYC included seeing the two floors of the Guggenheim that were actually open (renovations are so inconvenient), being overwhelmed by the Dick Blick store in Manhattan, and playing rock band with Nick. Although I really enjoyed the time we spent there, I really had the most fun with him in Seattle and San Francisco. Maybe the change of pace was what made it so awesome.

When we flew into Seattle we got to hang out with Rachael, Alexsis and her sister, their friend Dan and his girlfriend, Richard and HB. Alexsis, Nick and I started off the day by running to a Russian deli to buy peroshkis and then made our way back to Rachael and Alexsis' apartment. When we got there, Alexsis baked delicious peanut butter/hershey kisses cookies, which I ate the majority of. Then Alexsis, Nick and I ventured to the library Alexsis works at. It is frickin' awesome. The architecture is interesting, you get to check out and return the books by yourself, and when you get to the top floor, the view is amazing...not to mention the fact that they seem to have a most excellent selection of books.

When we finished the grand tour of Alexsis' workplace, we made our way to the Owl and Thistle, which happens to be an Irish pub (Alexsis would not have it any other way). The bench seats were very comfortable and the ambiance actually made me quite sleepy. We ordered happy hour drinks and a TON of food. The shepherd's pie is totally off the hook there. After a while HB and Richard met up with us and Nick and I went to a place called Brouwer's with them. That place has more beers on tap than I've ever seen in one place. It was amazing. After we closed that bar down, we got some McDonald's and then crashed at HBs. Four hours later we were up and on our way to the airport to catch our flight to San Francisco.

When we got to the airport they informed us that our flight was too full so our baggage could not be checked. They ended up booking us on the following flight to San Fran. When we arrived, we were greeted by Nick's mom. It was really nice to finally meet a part of his family. She had to work the next day, so Nick and I drove to Santa Cruz, enjoyed the beaches, and ate delicious pizza from a place called Pleasure Pizza. That was probably my favorite day from the entire trip, although I had a great time visiting SFMOMA and Alcatraz with Nick and his mom.

Anyway, my intention was to write a short summary of events but it seems that I'm on my way to writing a novella, so I'll end it here. I'm just extremely happy that I got to share 18 days with the person I love. I can't wait to be done with school so I can see him on a regular basis again.

Me at Otto's Shrunken Head

Nick and I at the Guggenheim

Alexsis at the Owl and Thistle

Richard and HB at Brouwer's

Nick and his mom, Roxanne, at Alcatraz

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Adios Muchachos!

Hello friendidilies!

I'm leaving for New York City in about 3 hours, and just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year before I take off :D


I'll be in NYC until I fly to Seattle on the 12th. On the 13th I will be on my way to San Francisco to meet my boyfriend Nick's mom for the first time.

I'll be back on the 18th with much to blog about, I'm sure.

Until then, my dear readers, I say Adieu (although, I'll likely blog about things while I'm away, so you'll probably hear from me before my return to Fairbanks.)

I'll miss you all.



PS Please take care of my Jess while I'm gone XD
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