Thursday, May 24, 2007

18 Things You Might Not Have Known

I just got tagged by the lovely Jackie and Veg Triathlete- so here goes!

  1. I am obsessed with purses. REALLY obsessed. To the point where my husband had to build me a special shelf just for my purses in our closet. They fall off the shelf and onto his head every morning when he's getting ready, and I can hear his cursing, even though it's silent.:-)
  2. I had approximately 700 guests attend my wedding. I only really knew about 100 of them. The rest were friends of our parents.
  3. I'm a bit of a messy person at home. I said messy, not dirty. I've realized that I don't mind the mess, because I actually look forward to the idea of cleaning up. It's therapeutic. In my work life, my desk is immaculate. Go figure.
  4. I want a tattoo really badly, but wonder if it's too late for me to get one now that I'm a mom? I also want a nose piercing - you know, a really "delicate" one. I think I'm trying to compensate for some lack of rebellion in my teenage years.
  5. I was not allowed to talk to boys when I was a teenager - my parents were ultra-strict. To the point where if a friend (boy) wanted to call me, he'd have to call a mutual friend (girl) with conference calling on her phone, so that he could call me through her. Confusing? Yes. But it worked.
  6. I used to have a phobia of broccoli. So much so, that I couldn't even watch others eat it. Now, it's one of my favourite vegetables.
  7. New York City is my most favourite city in the entire universe. I've only been there about a dozen times, but enough to know that my heart belongs there.
  8. I've hiked the Inca Trail in Peru. Four days. Super high altitude. In the mountains. I know, doesn't sound like something someone with a weight loss blog would do, right? But I did. It was the hardest physical challenge that I've ever undertaken - and I cried some serious tears of pride when I made it to Macchu Picchu, where I saw the sun rise.
  9. When I was pregnant, my body utterly rejected Chinese and Thai food - which I love. The very sight or smell of Pad Thai made me hurl.
  10. I used to google people that I know. But with the advent of facebook, I no longer need to do that.:-)
  11. When I was in first year university, I attended a dorm party. We all had to buy our own booze. I'd never mixed a drink for myself before. I got confused, and thought that I could drink Peach Schnapps straight out of the bottle. I drank the whole thing, and repented for three days beyond.
  12. When I was 2 years old, my father's friend gave me a quarter to play with. I thought it was a chocolate quarter (you know, the chocolate that's shaped like money and wrapped in shiny foil? Yes, some things never change!). I ate it. I told my father, who didn't believe me. Eventually, I ended up in emergency with the quarter wedged in my lungs. Thankfully, they removed it safely!
  13. I wore a Guns and Roses tank top (okay, it was a wife beater) all throughout the 9th grade, because I didn't know any better. I am humiliated just typing this.
  14. I've never owned a pet.
  15. I've been vegetarian all my life. My mother tried to integrate me into North American culture when I was a child, by taking me to McDonald's and forcing me to eat a hamburger. I obliged at the time, but promptly barfed it up. Since then, I haven't eaten much meat. I have no idea what chicken tastes like.
  16. I hate sleeping in on the weekends. They always feel like my time, you know? I don't want to waste a minute of it sleeping. However, try and wake me up on a weekday when I have to go to work? A symphony orchestra playing in my ear wouldn't even get me to budge.
  17. I read gossip blogs. Not a lot. But enough to admit that I do. While I'm at it, I also watch Entertainment Tonight. And occasionally read "US Weekly".
  18. I'm way too chatty for my own good. Even in writing. To the point, where I came up with 18 ridiculous things about myself!


Anandi said...

Love it! I recommend getting a tattoo - just because you're a mom doesn't mean you can't express your individuality :) Of course, I'm biased because I have one.

I also don't think you should be ashamed about your G'N'R wifebeater. Of course, I sleep in my Whitesnake 1990 tour T-shirt, so I might not be one to talk :D

iportion said...

Wow it was really fun reading your list

Living to Feel Good said...

OMG! You've never had a pet?! Wow.

I don't think there is anything to be ashamed of about GNR. Hell I still listen to them sometimes when I work out!
Atleast you didn't wear a "Beat It" Michael Jackson shirt with pink arms everyday when you were 9!! :D Actually I don't find that embarrassing either. I think it's funny, and hey he was big when I was a kid!

GetStrongGirl said...

Sonya, that was good. Love the 700 guests, the quarter, and the peach schnapps.....lolol

katieo said...

I'm with you on the not sleeping in on weekends! Fun list!

jodi said...

holy god, woman - 700 people at your wedding! i don't even think i could list 100, that's crazy... i want mine to be nice and small and i wish, free... ;o)

and there is NO age limit on tattoos or piercings - a girlfriend and sisters are in the process of getting butterflies in honor of their mom (who passed last year)... they're all over 30 and have children so GO FOR IT! :o)

CaRoLyN said...

700 PEOPLE?!?! What did you feed them all? Hotdogs and Kraft dinner?
WOW! Love the much fun to read!
Thank you SOO MUCH for the supprtive comments. I just adore your blog!

Annieann77 said...

I'm totally addicted to Facebook!! I'm on it all the time! ;) LOL

Chris H said...

That was fun, it's neat to read a bit more about YOU. And it's never too late to get a tattoo! I got my one and only (for now) only last year, and I'm 48! I want another one, just not sure where or what yet. Have a wonderful weekend.

Veg*Triathlete said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE the GnR wife beater confession! Maybe that would be good inspiration for the tattoo... This is a fun list, Sonya. I'm jealous about your hiking trip, too :-)

Salma Gundi said...

I recommend getting a tattoo, too. I love mine - it's covered by my clothes most of the time, but I like knowing that it's there and that I chose it just for me.

I liked your list! And I feel the same way about sleeping on the weekends. Sleeping on a Wednesday makes much more sense.

Becky said...

omg i love this post I giggled so many times lol
you inspired me to do it too, though my list is not nearly as fab as yours!!! ;)

GetStrongGirl said...

You better add me to your facebook Sonya!!! lolol (Jackie)