Laughter Road

Friday, February 24, 2006

100 things about me.

1. My favorite color is green.
2. I've never been in love.
3. I only get crushes on guys I can't have.
4. I spent most of my 20's not knowing what I wanted to do with my life.
5. The second toe on both my feet is longer than my big toe.
6. I avoid confrontation at almost all costs.
7. I know all the words to the movie "Steel Magnolias".
8. I enjoy discussions on religion and faith, but only if all those involved respect the others' beliefs or lack thereof.
9. My favorite ice cream flavor is Chocolate Chip, but it has to be the Blue Bunny brand.
10. I have never balanced a checkbook.
11. I was in a sorority in college.
12. I'm a great cook.
13. For two years I worked as a facilitator at a high and low ropes course.
14. My favorite flowers are tulips, hydrangeas, and gerbera daisies.
15. I wish by brother and I were better friends.
16. The first concert I ever went to was New Kids on the Block. I was 11.
17. My parents almost named me Shelby.
18. My mom, grandmother, and I all have a mole in the same place.
19. I'm awkward as hell around guys until the first kiss, and then I'm fine.
20. I have a very high arch in my foot. This makes it almost impossible to buy comfortable heels.
21. I am 5 feet, 6 and a half inches tall. The half inch is important to me.
22. I'm a speckled thing (lots of freckles).
23. I am not comfortable in large crowds.
24. When people meet me, they often think I am cold and aloof. I'm really just shy.
25. I understand the Principle of Least Interest.
26. I have never done drugs, but I did once smoke half an Ultra-Light cigarette. It tasted like styrofoam.
27. I was involved in a hit-and-run accident. I was the one who got hit. The guy in the stolen car was the one who ran.
28. I really thought I'd be married by now.
29. I am very allergic to cats.
30. My mom and I have the same middle name.
31. I can't wear yellow unless I have a tan. Even then, its a little iffy.
32. My earliest memory is of my mom yelling at me.
33. I occasionaly have anxiety attacks.
34. The only time I cuss is when I'm driving.
35. I think there is a special part of hell reserved for people who talk at the movies.
36. I want to live in New York City once in my life.
37. I hate tomatoes.
38. I'm very bad at math.
39. I took about 8 years of piano lessons as a kid.
40. I intensely dislike public speaking.
41. My camp name was Peabody.
42. I prefer fall and winter.
43. I know how to ballroom dance.
44. I've never been hung-over.
45. My favorite pizza toppings are ham and pineapple. Or sausage, onions, and green peppers.
46. My daddy calls me "christylove". Quite a few of my friends have picked up on it, and use it, too.
47. I have been a bridesmaid in 5 weddings.
48. Mosquitoes tend to avoid me. I think its got something to do with my body chemistry.
49. I make cornbread in an iron skillet.
50. I take physical, spiritual, and emotional comfort from books. I realize this is weird. I don't care.
51. I think George W. Bush is an idiot.
52. My eyes get bluer when I cry.
53. I didn't get my first kiss until I was 17.
54. I work better under pressure.
55. Going to college taught me the fine art of bullshit.
56. My Myers-Briggs personality type is INFJ.
57. I tend to trust people until they let me down. Then its hard to work up to trusting them again.
58. I can't stand passive-aggressive people. I'm a little passive-aggressive.
59. I'm a light sleeper.
60. If I could have any superpower, I want to be able to teleport. A lot of thought has gone into this decision.
61. My lucky number is 17. I don't know why.
62. I only make fun of people when I really like them.
63. I say "I love you" a lot to the people in my life.
64. I get lost every time I go to Atlanta or New Orleans.
65. I'm really good at directions when I have a map. Otherwise, we're screwed.
66. I sleep with three pillows.
67. I eat edamame almost every day.
68. I can finish a 400 page book in about two hours.
69. I'm suffer bouts of insommnia.
70. I like to sit in my hallway when I have long phone conversations.
71. I love to swim.
72. My imagination can quite often be categorized as overactive.
73. I had two imaginary friends as a child. Their names were Shirley-Carrot and Andy.
74. Guys with accents are really hot.
75. I want to learn to speak French.
76. The only magazines to which I subscribe are National Geographic and Rolling Stone. I have a totally weird subscription deal worked out with RS in which I get 10 years for about $30. I think there was something going on in the RS office the day they sent me that offer.
77. I have almost no alcohol tolerance.
78. I love books about far-away places.
79. I know CPR.
80. My biggest fear is one of my parents dying before I have a chance to say goodbye.
81. I don't believe that death is the end.
82. I was raised Methodist, but now I'm more of an Episcopalian.
83. I tend to pass out when I'm in intense pain.
84. I'm a tiny bit psychic.
85. I introduced my best friend to the guy she married.
86. I've seen James Taylor in concert.
87. I'm pretty flexible. Yoga helps.
88. I've been known to call the cops on people who are illegally parked in handicapped spaces.
89. I think the greatest act of courage is to be the one that kisses first.
90. I once spent a month in Great Britain with my best guy friend. He doesn't speak to me now (but not because of the trip). I feel the loss of his friendship deeply.
91. I always go to the movies on my birthday.
92. I can listen to the Crash album by Dave Matthews over and over. Same for Norah Jones.
93. I've never broken a bone.
94. Asking me to pick a favorite book is like asking a mother to pick her favorite child.
95. The elliptical machine is my favorite thing at the gym.
96. I'm a great speller.
97. Bad grammar drives me crazy.
98. I try very hard not to complain about situations unless I'm willing to work to change them.
99. I'm prepared to accept sponsorship to be a world traveller.
100. I'm drawn to people who are artistic, smart, creative, dynamic, and have extensive vocabularies.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

You Should Get a PhD in Liberal Arts (like political science, literature, or philosophy)

You're a great thinker and a true philosopher.
You'd make a talented professor or writer.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

I've forgotten how to flip-turn

A few things:

1. The Office was not on tonight because of the Olympics. I watched a little curling, and I saw the American women kick ass at snowboarding, but other than that I haven't seen a lot of it. Kelly and I had a "hot Olympian" wall during the summer olympics (mostly swimmers), but I haven't been as inspired this time.

2. I managed to find some time to get to the pool this week (twice!), and I also took advantage of the sauna. Dry heat plus lavender-scented lotion equals me smelling good, and I have soft skin for the first time in weeks. That week in Kansas almost turned me into a scaly monster.

3. Turns out the cute guy has a girlfriend. Oh, well. I figure if you never take a chance, life can get pretty boring.

Monday, February 13, 2006

oh, oh!

this is almost the perfect job for me. I even have the theology degree they're looking for.

Friday, February 10, 2006

perhaps just one child at a time for me...

I'm in Kansas City for 5 days, visiting my v good friend Erin and meeting her new twin girls for the first time. I don't have a way to post a picture, but if you click on the December Archives, I have one up that was taken when they were only a few days old.

I'll be back on Sunday, which isn't indicative of ANYTHING! (if you're not Erin or Liz, you won't get this joke. Live with it.)

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Nutshell Weekend...

Amazing weekend spent at Episcopal Council Weekend. Technically, its a big business meeting for the state, but we never pass up a chance to party, and those opportunities were fully realized, beginning with Elvis performing at the opening reception and ending with a service this morning with about 1200 other people, complete with smells, bells, banners, orchestration, Eucharist, and even a few jokes from the Bishop.

I met a bunch of really great people, saw my favorite sweet old man, and even worked up the courage to act the fool and give my number to the cute guy I met.

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