Tuesday, July 21, 2009

about Alex

It appears that those random "25 things about me" lists on Facebook have moved on, for which I am glad. They were interesting, but they got old. And I am happy to say that I did not jump on that bandwagon. I despise following the crowd. However, I have sort of kept a list of my own, which you may find interesting or amusing or whatever. It's 40 things. I'm going to post it now.
  1. I am hungry almost all the time, but eating is a royal pain in my a--.
  2. Actually, it’s preparing food that irritates me more. If food is set in front of me, I’ll eat it.
  3. I never go anywhere without cinnamon Altoids. Also only chew cinnamon gum.
  4. Animals (and children, usually) love me. So do mosquitos.
  5. I drink a LOT of water.
  6. If I don’t exercise regularly, I have problems with my back, my feet, my digestion and my moods.
  7. I have to floss my teeth or I get sores on the roof of my mouth.
  8. Overdosing on orange juice cures the common cold.
  9. Routine and process are comfortable for me.
  10. I am almost always imagining. There are new characters in my mind every day.
  11. With me, what you see is generally what you get.
  12. I must have occupation to keep me happy. Being bored makes me depressed.
  13. I like puzzles.
  14. I am very organized. I have a weakness for buying organizational tools. Everything must have its place.
  15. Which may reveal the fact that I deal with mild OCD.
  16. I think I love my nieces and nephews more than anything else in the world.
  17. My fingernails must be short. Toenails too. And no polish.
  18. I dislike being barefoot or showing my feet.
  19. Also hate anything between my toes, which means no flip-flops or toe rings.
  20. I don’t wear jewelry. Or makeup.
  21. People tell me I don’t need it and that I’m pretty anyway. :)
  22. I like short hair. I would love to shave my head but I don’t want to look “butch.”
  23. I like long hair on other people, but it must stay attached to the scalp, or it’s icky.
  24. I love to travel and see new places.
  25. Believe it or not, I’m very social. Though I have anti-social times.
  26. I can be freakishly violent toward grasshoppers.
  27. It’s because I like to grow plants, and I don’t grow them for the insects to eat.
  28. I find weeding relaxing.
  29. Warner Brothers taught me violence and Disney taught me about happy endings. Which I still believe in, but I’m skeptical.
  30. I have the attention span of a 10 year-old.
  31. In my mind I’m still 24.
  32. I only ingest carbonated drinks when I don’t feel good.
  33. I keep friends for a long, long time.
  34. My feet never stink.
  35. Though, to me, my perspiration smells like onions.
  36. I do wear deodorant, though it’s the natural kind, without aluminum. Because I’m afraid of Alzheimer’s.
  37. My wardrobe is made up mostly of T-shirts.
  38. I have never broken a bone.
  39. I prefer cooler weather.
  40. I have sometimes wanted to be a bird. Though I've never liked that the male is prettier than the female.


  1. oh wow, i loved all of those! I'll have to copy you or post a long comment here. Funny you didn't want to jump on that bandwagon, but you did anyway! ;-P
    those are lists are interesting sometimes. I think it really depends on whether or not you're interested in the person at all. Some of them can be really boring.
    But thanks for being trendy ;-)

  2. I *love* that list~ so fun to read!

  3. I hate birds.
    I hate preparing food as well. And yet my family expects 3 squares a day.
    This is a list about Alex and yet there is one item that is completely about orange juice.

  4. I would die without my flip flops! But my kids would agree with you. They hate things between their toes too.


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