And 25 More...

1) I recently learned a new way to wear a scarf. And I'm obsessed with it. (Thanks Yvanka!)

2) I am in the middle of moving and I have no idea where anything is.

3) I typically spend the last 3-5 minutes of my showers obsessively rinsing my hair. I have real anxiety thinking WHAT IF remnants of soap coating my tresses all of a sudden wildly bubble up from the top of my head at the first sign of rain.

4) Most satisfying sound: The KA-CHUNK of the date stamper.

5) My suggestion for how to obtain world peace? Coexist with Muppets. Seriously. Think about it. Oh, hey... ya know that war you planned on starting? Hold on a second while we all watch Kermit dance with his funny frog legs. Who feels like fighting now? Not me!

6) I love eating spaghetti and watching endless episodes of Law and Order.

7) I have never and will never like Indian food or Sushi. So don't make me try it again. Thank you.

8) I don't camp. Or hike. Or climb mountains. Or endanger my life for a momentary rush of adrenaline.

9) I own a stapler that looks like a chicken.

10) I attend an annual Murder Mystery Weekend with my grandparents. And we wear fake mustaches.

11) I can sing all of the United States in alphabetical order.

12) I have written a draft for a children's book. Maybe someday I'll try to do something with it.

13) I have the "hitchhiker's thumb" just like my dad and my grandpa. No current plans to actually hitchhike.

14) I have the same feet as my mom, grandma, female cousins, and aunt. And boy are they cute!

15) I love how the pages of a spiral notebook feel when you've filled them with notes. All crinkly and like they have fulfilled their earthly purpose.

16) When I run (which is not often) it feels like all of my blood rushes into my gums and it makes my teeth hurt.

17) I recently diagnosed myself with a flesh eating disease and gave myself approximately 2 months to live. Turns out they were just stretch marks from my recent blossom into owning a more womanly figure. AWESOME.

18) My dad has an amazing knack for winning radio contests.

19) My mom has an amazing knack for memorizing exact shades of color.

20) My dog has an amazing knack for pouncing on my stomach in the wee hours of the morning.

21) I gave myself one of the motivation stickers I have at my desk today. I felt I deserved it even if nobody else did.

22) There are four tiny plastic mermaids sitting in a tiny trophy cup labeled "Valued Colleague Award". Sometimes I like to pretend they are relaxing in a luxurious hot tub.

23) I coined the swear "Fart Basket." I think it's going to sweep the nation.

24) I love love love wearing my nametag.

25) I share my general birthyear with the My Little Ponies AND the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Happy Birthday to us!


16 Thingy Things

1) I am moving in 12 days. I've done a lot, but OH GOD I have a lot to do.

2) More often than not I have a package of watermelon flavored gum in my purse.

3) Much to the chagrin of my grandparents, I have 6 tattoos... and counting.

4) I like hugs from the right kinds of people, purple, glitter, smooshy pillows and crappy tv.

5) I want to be a librarian, a bookstore owner, a novelist, a mom, a Broadway star, a professional volunteer, and a mermaid when I grow up.

6) I have made my bed every morning of 2009!! (Oh...except those two days that I was sick and never actually left the bed. That's okay, right?)

7) I had a wart on my hand for a long time that just grew and grew and grew and grew until I thought TLC was going to offer me my own disgusting Sunday Night special called "The Girl with the Hideous Deformity Covering Her Once Delicate Hand." Anyway...it has since fizzled away along with my dreams of shock value stardom. Sigh...

8) I am prone to having my feelings hurt. But I have a tiny rhinocerous living under my computer monitor at work. He reminds me to have tough skin.

9) There is a cup full of Hershey Kisses that somebody put on my desk. I am NOT eating them. NOT EATING THEM.

10) I wish that people were more polite. I could use a few more pleases and thank yous.

11) I love trivia and the idea of being an expert on something. Someday I hope to be some kind of aficionado. Side note: Aficionado is a GREAT word. Say it out loud right now! It's fun! Try it!

12) Damn it. I ate a Hershey Kiss. I am weak.

13) I watched the news coverage last night of President Obama making appearances at all 10 Inaugural Balls. Poor guy must have been wiped out. We had fun giggling about how he seemed to be getting looser and sillier as the evening went on. Yay Obama, by the way!!!

14) Ya know how songs get stuck in your head sometimes? Do you ever just get a word stuck in your head? I've had a word stuck in my head for the last week or so and I have had no reason to actually use it. Maybe that's why it's stuck there, I don't know. But when my brain is too tired to think of the task at hand, or if I'm just starting to relax and doze off, all of a sudden my mind whispers "Chimichanga".....Anyone else? No? Just me? Hmmm...

15) I am totally thrilled when people comment on my blog. Sometimes I think it would be amazing to be a professional blogger. Maybe when I'm done being a mermaid I can try my hand at blogging for a living.

16) The following items are at my desk right now: 3 uncapped pens, a box of tiny candy canes, 2 different bottles of pain relievers (regular and extra strength), a postcard of Green Gables, and a box of '200 Motivation Stickers'.


Don't worry...I'm covering my cough.

by Shel Silverstein

I opened my eyes
And looked up at the rain,
And it dripped in my head
And flowed into my brain,
And all that I hear as I lie in my bed
Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.

I step very softly,
I walk very slow,
I can't do a handstand--
I might overflow,
So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said--

I'm just not the same since there's rain in my head.


This poem (along with the picture shown below) is a pretty accurate rendering of how an upper respiratory infection makes you feel. FYI.