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25 Things About Me

This has been going around Facebook and I got tagged. Decided I could use it as an excuse for a cop out post since I cross post to Facebook.

  1. I have a really weird fear of lakes, it's completely irrational and I can overcome it, but I sometimes panic when I drive over them, am in a boat, or swimming.
  2. I used to read a ton, so much that I remember my mom telling me it was a problem because I wasn't helping out enough around the house. Now I barely read a book a month because I spend my day reading news and blogs online.
  3. I graduated high school with 6 other people, I've only talked to 3 of them in the last year.
  4. I'm terrible at keeping in touch with friends, and I've lost touch with some really good friends because of this.
  5. I love trying new foods, and will try almost anything. Still, I will not under any circumstances try Lutifisk or Rocky Mountain Oysters.
  6. I'm not very close to my two brothers, I love them both but we've never been really good friends.
  7. I enjoy my alone time, though occasionally I will just have to be around people, regardless of whether I know them.
  8. My taste in music has gone through a complete metamorphosis in the last year. Few of my friends have heard of my favorite bands.
  9. I'm intensely shy if I'm not in the right situation. One on one or in a place where I'm surrounded by people I know me I will talk to anyone. Outside of those situations I'm a nervous wreck.
  10. I could spend all day in the right bar talking to whoever sat down next to me.
  11. I have an amazing group of friends from college who all live too far away from me now. Even the ones that live 30 miles away.
  12. I love dogs, when I go to someones house for work I hate when they lock up their dog to protect me. I'd rather get slobbered on.
  13. I have a horrible tendency to start projects and quit when they get boring.
  14. I love to argue and will choose the opposite side just to debate a topic. I've learned more about the world doing that then through any book or class.
  15. I'm an amateur photographer, web developer, programmer, writer, cook, and 101 other things. Someday I'll be a professional at something.
  16. I joined the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra board this year. I'm hoping it broadens my musical tastes. And no I don't play.
  17. I can cook an egg anyway you like it if I have the right pan.
  18. Speaking of pans, my good kitchen tools are more important to me than my car. If you ever want to get me upset scratch my omelet pan.
  19. My weakness is good beer. I don't have a favorite and could spend the day trying new brews. Nothing annoys me more than a bar who serves Amber Bock as their dark beer.
  20. I quit piano because it wasn't cool, and recently I've started to regret it. Someday I'll pick it up again.
  21. I used to serve but unlike most former servers I don't tip well all the time. I took my job seriously when I did it and never felt right about getting tipped well when I did a poor job. I'll tip more than anyone at the table if you impress me.
  22. Sometimes I just give in an eat a whole large pizza.
  23. I'm terrible at getting dates, I never get around to asking because the conversation is too interesting.
  24. I'm conscious of where my food and my drinks come from, other than that I just buy the best product I can regardless of where it was made.
  25. I still get really excited when I see a new comment on my blog. I would rather get two new comments a day than get 1000 hits.