Thursday, January 29, 2009

Because I’m already “sandbagging” to beat the band, and Facebook is not helping, I’m going to go ahead and go big with it. But if I’m going to take the time to spell out 25 random things about me, then I’m going to damn well make all of you read them, too!

25 Random Things About Me

1. I have had so much orthodontia and oral surgery, and still do not have teeth that work together to chew in any sort of productive way, that I really do not enjoy eating. At all.

2. To further extend this theme, I do not like thinking about food, cooking food, talking about food, reading about food, etc. You cannot believe how isolating this is.

3. My hair is in perpetual transition – always going for shorter/longer/darker/lighter/more classic/trendier.

4. I’m shrinking. In two years I’ve lost 1 ½ inches.

5. It’s a good thing I’m bad at math and cannot easily calculate how short I’ll be by when, if this rate continues.

6. My very most favorite thing in the world to do is have HDRs (heavy, deep and real conversations). One good HDR can leave me high for days. Or longer.

7. My family is full of lawyers.

8. Being good at arguing is a “skill” I’m trying hard to shake.

9. The only reason I went to OSU (Oregon State University) was because my best friend was going there, and she said we could be roommates.

10. Turned out to be the perfect place for me, and besides, it really annoyed all the University of Oregon alums in my family.

11. The only reason I still hesitated going to OSU, was I didn’t like the college colors: black and orange.

12. When I was a teacher, I loved teaching – never dreamed I’d do anything else. Now that I’m not teaching, I can’t imagine ever going back.

13. I wonder if that’s a pattern I’ll keep repeating.

14. I have had one serious boyfriend.

15. I married him.

16. I find parenting natural, effortless, and brutally hard, all at the same time.

17. I used to think it was unfair that I had the kids I have, with the challenges they have/present.

18. I no longer believe in the notion of “unfair.”

19. Because I believe there are no accidents.

20. I love people. I love my family, my friends, and people in general, and consider myself very social.

21. Nothing beats being totally alone.

22. Nobody laughs harder at my jokes than I do.

23. My parents got married so they could have children.

24. I was their first.

25. I really appreciate, now, the value of being “wanted.”


Amber said...

No wonder I like you so much... We have much in common. lol!

I love how funny this was.

I crack myself up ALL the time. Just last night I was going to lay a one-liner on Kory (making fun of him), and I cracked myself up so much I couldn't even get it out! LMAO


Wanda said...

Love getting to know you. OMHOG...1.5 inches? We need to talk, girlfriend...while I can still see you. :)

kario said...

I love that I can hear your laugh when I read about you laughing. That makes me smile.


Deb Shucka said...

I'm sitting next to kario enjoying your laugh as well. This is a wonderful story of a wonderful woman I feel blessed to know.

If you shrink down to nothing, I'll bet the laughter and the love will still be there.

Anonymous said...

Points 1&2........go figure> Do we have anything in common?

Angie Ledbetter said...

What a big ball of wondeful, interesting dichotomy! :) Bet we'd have some wonderful discussions in person. Maybe one day.

Robin said...

Wow I have been sandbagging with my 25 random list on facebook too. (It must be going around.) I am only up to two.

No food??? That makes me very sad.

Michelle O'Neil said...


Lori said...

Carrie, are you by any chance an Aquarian? Either that or you have Aquarius rising.

Speaking of laughing at your own jokes (which I do constantly), here's one of my favorites:

How do you catch a unique rabbit?

Unique up on him.

How do you catch a tame rabbit?

Tame way - unique up on him.

Cracks me up every time.

Anonymous said...

HDRs, I like that and I like HDRs as well