Parsingtime

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100 Things

Posted by parsingtime on April 16, 2007

For my 100th Post One Hundred Things about me. And yes, this feels and is narcissistic.

  1. I’m 27.
  2. I’ve been to every continent except Antarctica
  3. I’m married to a lovely man who is useless in the kitchen
  4. I have a sister who is almost a doctor
  5. I love Cadbury’s Chocolate Mini Eggs with a passion that I reserve for few things.
  6. I’ve been to India twice and gotten horribly ill each time
  7. I was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  8. I traveled in an RV around the north and south islands of New Zealand
  9. I believed in Santa Claus until I was 8
  10. I hate that there is a ring around our toilet bowl that I can’t get out. It bothers me to no end. I’ve even tried bleach
  11. I hate putting away dishes from the dishwasher
  12. Sometimes I fantasize about being a famous rockstar or a much beloved politician
  13. My best friend is an I-Banker, a job that I could never do because I suck at math
  14. I married my other best friend
  15. I would choose to be friends with my parents even if I wasn’t related to them
  16. I’ve only ever been in love once
  17. Six months ago I would have told you that Uggs were for Britney Spears and Pamela Anderson and were the ugliest shoe I had ever seen. One winter in Boston and I’m a converted Ugg-hater. Those things keep your feet warm (though why they are needed in LA I’ll never know)
  18. Clementines, kiwis and pineapple are my favorite fruits
  19. I adore sushi and would eat every week if I could
  20. I read MSNBC, the Houston Chronicle, Drudgereport, NY Times and the BBC (online) every single day
  21. I’ve been reading Hagar the Horrible, For Better or Worse, Family Circus, Hi & Lois, Foxtrot and Luann since I was 12.
  22. Some of the dreams I have at night have come true
  23. I predicted that oil would go above seventy over a year before it actually happened (and I was only a month off on choosing the month it happened).
  24. I don’t eat white food with the exception of rice and ice cream
  25. I couldn’t cook before I got married and now a year and a half later I’m getting decent at it
  26. I love the smell of coffee but I don’t like to drink it
  27. If I didn’t get my eyebrows done I’d have a uni-brow
  28. I don’t have a nail on my right foot big toe
  29. I dislocated my left shoulder when I was four and every masseuse I’ve ever been to has asked if  in the past I injured my left shoulder
  30. I am the CEO, COO, CFO, manager and only employee of my own business
  31. I miss having co-workers but love the flexibility of working from home
  32. I am a hot chocolate connoisseur. Scratch that, I’m a chocolate connoisseur
  33. I just bought three new books and they are all non-fiction, not the norm for me
  34. I obsess over things. If I find a food I love I eat it everyday until I’m sick of it. I play songs over and over and I get interested in various things learn about it voraciously and then get bored and stop altogether
  35. I would call myself a jack of all trades and a master of none
  36. I’ve hated Robert Mugabe since I was 12. That is 15 years of intense dislike of an African dictator.
  37. I have 20/18 vision. That’s better than perfect.
  38. I have a constant need to be entertained. Boredom is my worst enemy
  39. I have no life plan
  40. I prefer to wear shoes at all times. Husband doesn’t like shoes in the house. It makes me sad
  41. Husband wins almost all of our arguments. It kills me. I don’t like to lose
  42. I have an overactive imagination.
  43. Songs tell the story of my life. Certain songs take me back to an exact moment in the past, ie Wouldn’t it by Nice by the Beach Boys reminds me of our wedding, Love Generation by Bob Sinclair will always remind me of Harvard and It Wasn’t Me, by Shaggy reminds me of San Francisco and Stephen
  44. I love reading the comments section in the Economist. Inevitably someone really famous or interesting was reading the articles from the previous week and they usually have insight I’ve never thought of
  45. I absolutely love reading the “Dear Abby” of India when I’m in India. The questions are usually from men and always have something to do with masturbation or length of their “instrument.” It makes me giggle like a 12 year old boy that 30 year olds are asking these questions. This from the homeland of Kama Sutra. It’s ironic.
  46. The Green Mile by Stephen King and Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe both made me cry.
  47. Also, I had no idea Harriet Beecher Stowe was white
  48. I hate to be cold
  49. I think I may be a sugar addict. I wish Cadbury’s mini eggs had the nutritional content of an apple. My life would be complete if that were the case
  50. My parents getting old worries me
  51. I don’t understand why celebrities want to have secret relationships and then go out to clubs and restaurants and sit on each others laps and make out. If you want your relationship to be a secret then don’t suck face in public.
  52. I love playing Taboo and gin rummy
  53. I can’t remember my wedding day without thinking of my mortifying embarrassment at the caterer being late with the food. That caterer has taken away having completely happy memories of that day
  54. When I was a baby until I got my first hair cut I had an Afro. Photographic evidence of my ‘fro exists.
  55. I actually like India in general despite Indiagate 2007, but it doesn’t feel like home when I go there
  56. If I could have dinner with anyone living or dead I would probably pick Henry VIII. But only because I’m reading a biography of him right now.
  57. I would love to meet Bill Clinton
  58. I would love to kick Ann Coulter
  59. Sometimes our small apartment makes me feel claustrophobic. I don’t have my own space.
  60. I’m learning excel with the help of Random Banker and Husband. I’ve managed to avoid it until now, because formulas/logic/math and I don’t mix
  61. I don’t love my work. I like it, but I don’t know what I’m passionate about
  62. If Mount Everest weren’t treacherous and really cold I would love to climb to the top, but it is, so I will settle for a hike to base camp
  63. I want to stay, at least once in my life, in one of those huts in the sea that you see in advertisements for Bora Bora and Tahiti
  64. The best breakfast I’ve ever had was at Amici’s in Aruba
  65. My grandmother is one of my favorite people to spend time with
  66. My favorite meals are always cooked by my mom
  67. I wish I knew how to make Thai Iced Tea at home that tastes like the restaurants
  68. I like to think I’m realistic but I think others think I’m pessimistic
  69. I often wonder what the world will be like when my kids are my age
  70. I have trouble sleeping at night because I think about things like No. 69 instead of sleeping
  71. I like playing Wii
  72. I don’t miss office politics
  73. I miss my family (now that we have moved 2000 miles away) less than I thought I would
  74. I wish I was a better cook
  75. It shocks me that there isn’t a Wal-Mart or Super Target in Boston
  76. I love trying new non-alcoholic drinks. I’m the girl who looks at the bottled teas and concoctions in Whole Foods and wonders if they are good.
  77. My favorite drink in the whole world is regular coke. I don’t drink diet and I don’t drink pepsi. I’ve also stopped drinking coke regularly due to the 14 teaspoons of sugar in it
  78. I also like sweetened iced tea and thai iced tea but those aren’t good for you either.
  79. I’ve never broken any bones
  80. While I was at University every time I went to the doctor they told me I was pregnant.  If I had actually been pregnant I would be the first hindu pregnant with the second coming of Christ.
  81. I’m glad that I don’t have to wear makeup on a day to day basis to look decent
  82. If I could have a super human power I would pick flying because it seems like fun and I wouldn’t have to walk up five flights of stairs every day
  83. I’ve never dyed my hair
  84. Hummus on wheat toast is my current favorite between meals snack
  85. I love getting massages
  86. I like Boston, I just wish the weather was warmer
  87. I buy wedding gifts way early. I’ve been the first person to send gifts to the last three people I’ve sent gifts too.
  88. I really wish I could sing well. Or at least dance well
  89. I have yet to discover my innate talent (everyone has one or at least that’s what I tell myself)
  90. I can’t sleep if I have dirty feet
  91. I’m amazed by the number of Catholic priests who have been accused of sexual abuse. It makes me wonder about the type of people who become priests and makes me feel sad for those ones who are not predators.  Also, it makes me wonder about authority figures. This is another example of what runs through by head instead of sleeping
  92. It bothers me that I’m not taller than our fridge. I wish I was 5’7
  93. I don’t like wine but I will drink Champagne drinks. I think it is because I like effervescent bubbles.
  94. I have decided that I hate Desperate Housewives. It has just gotten painful to watch. That being said, The Office can also be painful to watch
  95. I’m not a good decorator
  96. I’ve met Colin Powell, Newt Gingrich and James Carville. All were very interesting
  97. I would have never passed high school geometry without the assitance of EEH, superstar archivist
  98. It freaks me out a bit that people I know from high school are having kids
  99. I have surprisingly maintained the same weight and clothing size for the last 6 years
  100. Although I’m blunt and to the point, I feel absolutely terrible if I ever hurt anyone’s feelings
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10 Responses to “100 Things”

  1. Emilia said

    I’m pretty sure it was chemistry, since I barely passed geometry myself. And you got me through economics, which I still hate to this day. I think we’re even. Although one of these days you’ll pay me for all the papers I read in free legal advice.

  2. Sarah said

    Have you tried Lime Away or CLR on the ring in the toilet? That’s how I got rid of mine finally.

  3. Sarah said

    Also, I don’t actually know you, but the maridullbliss team stayed at my place in the woodlands for your wedding and I found your blog through theirs. I read it instead of working.

  4. Tiembo said

    the food at your wedding totally rocked! carol and i don’t even remember it was late

  5. Emilia said

    2 more things:
    1)I’ve seen evidence of the fro. I don’t know how you got the hair you have now from the fro it started out to be.
    2)What bio of Henry VIII are you reading?

  6. Roar said

    To parsingtime….
    I think you are a very nice person….
    What a nice way to tell who you are…This really draws a picture of you….
    Nice!

  7. Car said

    I actually read all 100. And I come to the conclusion that you and I will get along really well. It’s not pessimism…its being realistic. And ditto on #100.

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