100 random things about fragileheart – Part 1 of 4

I was inspired to try this after reading about our favourite five blondes, Erica, Kate, Leah, Lauren and Micaela1. I thought to myself, ‘I think this would be a great idea to celebrate my 500th post2 on the blog’. And then I started getting tagged on facebook for 25 random things3 and that just pushed me further in this quest. I decided against actually playing along on facebook but I hope you enjoy this four part series that will make you wish you had never asked to learn more about me. Wait, you didn’t… oh nevermind. Just read on.

  1. Sometimes, I think like I’m updating my status on a social network (like facebook, twitter or plurk). For example, if I had to do some filing and I really didn’t want to. As I start, I’ll think to myself: “…hates filing!”. True story.
  2. I use 3 different online photo albums: Flickr for my more ‘artsy’ photos, Twitpic for ‘right now’ photos, and Picasa web albums for sharing with people I’ve just spent an event with4. Facebook is just for when I feel like showing off my latest endeavours – I usually take a long time to upload photos here. This is because I prefer when there is a certain order to things.
  3. I can probably guide you through most features on these applications without looking at the screen: MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel and of course the internet.
  4. I used be able to spell really well. I don’t know what happened5.
  5. If I leave my hair to air dry, I will get a headache. If I do leave it to air dry, as long as I blow dry my scalp even for 5 mins after its dry I won’t get a headache.
  6. I also get headaches from wearing anything on my head and/or face. Hats, tooques, headbands, ponytails, glasses, sunglasses, and recently: contact lenses.
  7. My favourite number is 7.
  8. I have been wearing glasses since 1992.
  9. I started wearing contact lenses in 1994.
  10. I’m very bad at math.
  11. Actually, I’m not that bad. I’m just lazy with doing math and prefer to let my fingers do all the work.
  12. I’ve never been allergic to anything until a few years ago. I have had topical allergic reactions6 to two different types of penicillin, which probably means I’m allergic to penicillin but I have never been tested for it.
  13. As I’ve gotten older, my stomach has been growing more and more unhappy with my coffee consumption. Which is really sad because I love Hazelnut Lattes from Starbucks. They make me feel all warm and fuzzy.
  14. I have taken the Plan B pill twice in my lifetime.
  15. Losing my virginity when I was 14 may have done permanent damage to my ability to have a decent relationship. But I don’t regret it, I was in love.
  16. If I were given a chance, I would to get my breasts enhanced to C cups; I currently have A cups.
  17. Because I have small breasts, I’ve always worn padded bras to fill out my tops/dresses better.
  18. Wearing padded bras helps even out my gigantic ass that is not proportionate to my slim asian-esque body.
  19. 19 has also been a pretty lucky number for me.
  20. I’m also convinced that one breast is larger than the other.
  21. Even though I want to get breast implants, I will more likely get laser eye surgery because its more practical and I’m not rich.
  22. I auditioned for Canadian Idol in its first year, and got through 4 out of 5 auditions.
  23. 452 is the number of friends I have on facebook.
  24. I talk to maybe 5% of those people on a regular basis. I have seriously considered unfriending some of them, but I have yet to do that.
  25. I must look like I’m at least 5 years younger than I am, people are always shocked to hear what age I really am.

Today’s bonus random thing: I’m cutting this off at 25 because I dislike really long posts. I have a short attention span and I would prefer not to inflict the pain of long posts on others. I’m not saying everyone should, I’m just saying I’m going to.

Do you think you know me better yet?

Other posts in this series:
100 random things about fragileheart – Part 1 of 47.
100 random things about fragileheart – Part 2 of 4.
100 random things about fragileheart – Part 3 of 4.
Final 100 random things about fragileheart8.

  1. I’m sorry if the order is meant to be different… I just went with it []
  2. this is no. 496 []
  3. I’m sure you’ve been tagged already []
  4. so they can download copies and etc []
  5. actually, I’m pretty sure I do but I’m not going to tell *you* ;P []
  6. rashes []
  7. you are here []
  8. coming soon []

Monday Madness: The bucket list meme

EDIT: Shame on me! I got this list from Haley over at The Beacon!

I’ve wanted to create my own bucket list for a while now, but I never seem to get around to actually doing it. But its better to check items off an existing list rather than not check any items off of any list at all. So when I saw Lisa got this meme from Haley, who got it from Aerten’s Blah Blah Blah blog. I thought I better yoink it before I forget or before the ‘right time’ passes me by again.

In my 27 years of life, I have:

1. Started my own blog.
2. Slept under the stars1.
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii.
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than I can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland/world.
8. Climbed a mountain2.
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sung a solo.
11. Bungee jumped3.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched lightening at sea4.
14. Taught myself an art from scratch.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning5.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown my own vegetables6.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitchhiked.
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill.
24. Built a snow fort7.
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a marathon.
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors.
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught myself a new language8.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David.
41. Sung karaoke.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
47. Had my portrait painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing.
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater.
55. Been in a movie.
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class.
59. Visited Russia.
60. Served at a soup kitchen.
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies.
62. Gone whale watching9.
63. Got flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp.
67. Bounced a check10.
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten Caviar.
72. Pieced a quilt.
73. Stood in Times Square.
74. Toured the Everglades.
75. Been fired from a job11.
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London.
77. Broken a bone12.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle13.
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person.
80. Published a book.
81. Visited the Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had my picture in the newspaper14.
85. Read the entire Bible15.
86. Visited the White House.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had chickenpox.
89. Saved someone’s life.
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous16.
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby.
95. Seen the Alamo in person.
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a law suit.
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
100. Rode an elephant.

I’m leaving this open for anyone who would like to play along. Just copy the list and edit as necessary for checking off items you’ve completed.

  1. I don’t think sleeping in a tent counts []
  2. I don’t think rock climbing walls count 😛 []
  3. one day… one day! []
  4. Wow, that must look stunning. I hope I get to see this one day []
  5. touch wood []
  6. *sigh* one day []
  7. But I might do that soon! []
  8. HTML, CSS and etc. count right?? []
  9. first and only time I’ve gotten sea sick []
  10. sadly []
  11. touch wood []
  12. touch wood []
  13. what a rush, he was hot too []
  14. quite a number of times actually! []
  15. HAH []
  16. and some not so famous []