Thursday, June 25, 2009

25 things you don't know about me

...well, some of you may know a few of these things, but I thought it would be fun to do this anyway.

1. Remember last week when I cut my leg shaving? Despite a thorough cleaning and liberal use of Neosporin, that bitch got infected. I showed up at G's on Saturday with a red, swollen leg and a fever and begged him to take me to the urgent care center. Four days and 16 Keflex later, it's no longer swollen, but it IS surrounded by alarming red bumps. I'm not a hypochondriac, but I've made an appointment with my doctor for later this morning. I ain't risking it.

2. I subscribe to 10 magazines. It used to be 11, but Shojo Beat folded. (RIP)

3. If someone told me that they could painlessly make me pretty overnight, but it would take five years off my life, I'd do it in a heartbeat. (And no, I'm not saying this to fish for compliments.)

4. My paternal grandfather was a bestselling author in Taiwan; my grandmother still gets royalty checks every year.

5. I do at least three crosswords every day.

6. I try to avoid the Borders "buy two, get one free" and "buy one, get one 50% off" tables because I almost always get suckered into buying an armful of books.

7. The most trouble I ever got into as a kid was when I told my parents I'd won an essay contest and then, to my surprise, the real winning entry was published in the newspaper. Oops. My punishment? No video games for a full month. (See, I was always a gamer.)

8. The first time I saw the YouTube clip with Christian the lion, I seriously cried for five minutes straight.

9. Like everyone else, I have a "laminated list", but if the opportunity to bang a chosen one actually did arise, I wouldn't take it.

10. Well, I might make an exception for Clive Owen, especially if he was wearing those glasses from The International.

11. All I had for dinner last night was a cup of yogurt because I was too worried about my leg to eat anything substantial.

12. I hate my downstairs neighbors so much that every night before I go to bed, I fantasize about them moving. I go into great detail in my mind, from the U-Haul pulling up to watching them load their furniture inside. If they ever DO move, I'm seriously buying a bottle of champagne and celebrating.

13. I've had about three manicures in my entire life, and I get my hair cut maybe twice a year, but I religiously get my eyebrows professionally done every month. Otherwise, they look like little Hitler mustaches.

14. The first thing I check online every morning is my e-mail, followed by Dlisted.

15. I sometimes forgive, but I never forget.

16. I love G's relatives far more than most of mine.

17. I don't spend a whole lot of money on myself, aside from the obvious basics, but there are a few little luxuries I insist on: a biweekly massage, magazines (as evidenced by #2 on this list!), and my usual from Subway (a ham and cheese sub, salt and vinegar potato chips, and a Coke Zero) for lunch every Monday.

Mildly interesting fact I just learned recently: Coke Zero is based on the formula for Coke Classic, and Diet Coke is based on the formula for New Coke, which is why they taste so different. I think the ads for Coke Zero are BOOL-shit, because it's nowhere near as good as the real thing, but it's way better than Diet Coke in my opinion. The all-time diet soda champ, though? The late, lamented Diet Coke with lemon. That shit was choice.

18. I can't swim.

19. When I was a little kid, I wanted to be an opera singer.

20. Right now, I'm wearing an Alice in Wonderland tank top and black yoga pants.

21. I almost always shower at night.

22. I own 44 full-size bottles of perfume and about twice as many samples.

23. A lot of people mistake me as being part Asian because of my eyes and my love for Japanese culture, but I'm uber-white: Swedish on my dad's side and Dutch on my mom's.

24. If I could meet one famous person, it would be Barack Obama.

25. I found this exercise harder than I thought.