Thursday, February 12, 2009

Anna and I discuss that evil 25 random Facebook things

Curious what the 25 Random Things we're talking about is? Here's is mine:

1. I don't like to wake up on a zero or a five so I set my alarm for weird numbers. I justify this as quirky not neurotic because if I HAD to get up on a zero or five I totally could, so long as I spun around three times to the left while yelling "quark."

2. Ok, so the spinning around and yelling quark part is made up, but the rest is true. Also, I consider myself a terrible liar. Truly.

3. When I was six I wanted to be a therapist.

4. I hate going to Kinko's.

5. Facts of Life is my favorite show. I pride myself on having seen every episode. I enjoy Facts of Life trivia. I realize you're very attracted to me right now.

6. I'm actually pretty shy deep down and can be easily intimidated in social situations. With a camera in my face and a microphone in my hand though, I'm a real extroverted asshole.

7. Does the above sound cliche? I'd rather not be cliche. Also, I'd rather not be invisible so if you recognize me I encourage you to make a big scene. Carry streamers just in case.

8. I went to Pomona College and majored in English. I miss those years. All five of them. (Not really!)

9. I have a younger sister and two older half brothers.

10. After college I played guitar a punk band.

11. I overthink everything. In fact, my California friends dubbed the process of overthinking "Rosenating." Anyone can Rosenate though. I invite you to join in.

12. I have a magic 8 ball on my desk and like to ask it all sorts of questions however I won't ask it anything morbid because I'm sort of superstitious even though deep down I don't believe in any of that.

13. Unrelated, I was raised Quaker.

14. I value humor and self-awareness.

15. I hate the smell of white vinegar.

16. I love the smell of laundry detergent and dryer sheets.

17. I have naturally curly hair which is naturally black. I straighten it but I don't dye it. I used to lighten it. I'm not goth.

18. I moved to New York without a job, shortly after 9/11. Most people thought what I was doing was nuts. I was afraid if I didn't do it I'd blink and be old and still living in Orange County, CA, always wondering what would have happened if I'd had the balls to go to NYC.

19. That said, I miss CA and all my friends who are there and whenever I go back I feel kinda nostalgic for everything I left.

20. I very seldom worry about being both "funny" and "a woman" although maybe I should? I guess deep down I believe that everything will work out. Unless it totally doesn't.

21. I'm not a shitty drummer. I'm kind of a shitty guitar player.

22. There are certain things which make me laugh and which will always make me laugh but which make no one else laugh. My jokes are not one of them though (they're universally regarded as brilliant and hilarious.)

23. In order of cuteness: babies then puppies then ducklings

24. Perhaps it would behoove me to care more about not making a fool of myself.

25. I don't enjoy karaoke or scrabble nearly as much as people assume I would.


Dan said...

Anna would actually be someone I'd pay to read her 25 random things, instead of reading this all day:
4. I LOVE my friends
22. Summer '08 = best time everrrr!

I should be paid for consuming this drivel on a daily basis. Then, there are people who almost tell you their life story and you're almost ashamed to know these facts about them. You get an eavesdropping feeling even though it's public.
It's a "lose-lose I don't really care" situation.

Jonfun said...

Ok, that just made me want to vlog the "25 Random things" because I can't type worth a HONK!

Nice...I've some how avoided too but I feel the itch, like an addiction, to do it. Oh, must fight it!


Ted from Accounting said...

I can't figure out if I have a life or I don't have a life because I'm not on FaceBook or Twitter!


Joe said...

I don't "get" the whole 25 random things thing, but I began writing mine down anyway and got a headache after #3. Here's how far I got:

1. I can tie a pefect Windsor knot.

2. I once climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with Al Gore. At the top I said, "Hey Al, where's all the snow???" The next thing you know, he's making a documentary.

3. I dated Monica Lewinsky for a while before she went to work in the Clinton White House. She left me because I don't smoke cigars.

Actually, only one of those is true.

W F G said...

The Smell of Sexy!

Brett Jones said...

Monica Lewinsky grew up just a few houses down from my wife. I'm told she wore blue dresses even during those early days.

Colorburned said...

I'm with Anna, I will never, ever, ever complete the 25 Things, ever!

Derek_M said...

Great list...the guitar bits are especially interesting. I pretty much live my life with a guitar in my hands (I can't feel anything with my left hand fingertips and my ring finger is curved to the right).

Also, I would put puppies in front of babies on the cute scale. Babies, while cute, all look like fat balls of fat so I can't really tell a difference.

Anyway, I decided to be hip and happnin' for once and broke over and did my own.

25 random bits of bullshit

Mel said...

I moved from Burbank, CA to NYC soon after 9/11 as well. I was raised here however and had moved to California to write but soon realized that all that nice weather made it difficult. There is nothing like 3 straight days of rain or snow or sweltering heat melting the pavement to make me want to stay inside and "punch the keys".

(It helps if you imagine Sean Connery yelling those last three words)

Ashok said...

I'm curious about the English degree - what authors or poets did (or do) you particularly like?

In the Activity Pit the other day, quite a few were professing love for Ayn Rand. Some (more than I expected) were reading Malcolm Gladwell, which I would think is a more "New Yorker" type of reader type thing.