Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.
(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.)
25 things about me...
1-Even though I live alone, I don't like to hang around nude. I tried it once and I didn't feel comfortable sitting anywhere.
2-If I like a song, I will probably listen to it on repeat for a number of days until I get sick of it. Same goes for food... once I ate avocado sushi from the Dartmouth co-op for lunch for an entire year.
3-Even though cigarette smoke gives me sinus infections, I love the smell. It reminds me of play dates with my childhood best friend, Nicole (her parents were chain smokers) and of my friend Sean and probably some other people who smoke.
4-I used to have really beautiful feet but now I do not.
5-I think I would probably love Portland if I had some money, a really healthy plant, and someone great to fool around with... in an emotionally resonate way!
6-I still enjoy playing the original animal crossing for game cube. It's very meditative if you turn off the music and listen to shoegaze.
7-I avoided the work I am currently doing because children used to make me sad. I used to look at kids and see all the desperate hope parents load them up with and think about how much meaningless suffering they will have to endure and wonder how disappointing and boring they will eventually find life. I never expected that working with children full-time would actually pull me out of a lot of that self pitying existentialist muck.
8-I love being driven around in someone else's car while listening to good music. Extra points for stopping for coffee/bringing cookies.
9-I hate driving other people around. Not because it's a chore. I am afraid I will kill them.
10-This month I am moving again for the 11th time since graduating from college. It's depressing. I don't really unpack anymore. I am trying to break this habit but I don't know if I can.
11-I have never been in a romantic relationship that lasted longer than 6 months. Same thing with the unpacking. I would also like the opportunity to break this habit.
12-I love watching other people play video games. This may come from hero-worshipping my brother as a child.
13-I have been a Vegetarian (and sometimes a vegan) for 14 years. I guess I am not really a vegetarian anymore because I have to take fish oil capsules.
14-I have been going to the same cafe to eat a tofu sandwich, drink coffee, and read The New Yorker almost every Sunday for the past five months. For some reason I thought sitting at a table by myself would be a good way to meet people.
15-I started feeling a little calmer about the Apocalypse after visiting Mount Saint Helens.
16-I love giving presents and making packages.
17-I love bookstores (especially Powells) and have worked at four different Borders stores. Other past jobs include: Stable Hand; Dance supplies store clerk; Assistant dance teacher (belly dance and ballet); Cafeteria staff; Assistant Chinese Teacher (preschool); Intern at a health clinic in Philadelphia's China Town; US fund for UNICEF Student Coordinator; Director of Educational programs for a hideous non-profit; Bookseller/Cafe Sales at a school for holistic medicine; Barista at Whole Foods; Assistant puppet maker on and off; Cartoonist/illustrator, and Hotel Front Desk Clerk. Now I am a assistant teacher at a Montessori Preschool.
18-I am a terrible driver and am really nervous parking. I also get lost almost everywhere I go but that is how I have found a lot of cool new places and shortcuts.
19-I have a BA in East Asian Studies and an MFA in Cartooning. I can no longer speak Chinese and I still can't draw very well. Such is life.
20-My body has been on Taiwan time since I lived there 2001-2002. I am never tired before 3am (and only in a nappy way) so I have to force myself into bed at 12. When I do get to sleep, it's extremely deep and grumpy- sometimes 5 alarm clocks is not enough.
21-I am extremely afraid of losing the friends I have to distance.
22-I love traveling around Oregon with my Father when he visits.
23- I have promised myself that I can get a dog if my life is stable enough by the time I am 30. This sounds kind of immature now that a lot of my friends are married and having kids.
24- In high school I once tried to crochet a huge wall hanging of Xena, Warrior Princess but I only got as far as the eye.
25- One of my favorite films when I was a teenager was King of Hearts (1967). I actually really love the way heart-shaped things look graphically but I don't like to admit it because it makes me sound girly. On the same note, I own a hello kitty toaster.