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Because Everyone Else Has a List With 25 Things On It

Published 2009-01-29

Reposted from a Facebook thing that’s been going around

The rules, apparently:

Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you.

  1. I have never seen a reality TV show.
  2. I have never played tennis or golf.
  3. I learned to ride a bike when I was five.
  4. I first saw the ocean when I was 14 years old but have had dreams about the sea my entire life.
  5. I have been the same height (5' 5") and weight (155#) since I was 16.
  6. The first time I got drunk was on my 21st birthday.
  7. I got my first (and only) cavity when I was 29, after avoiding dentists for eight (!) years. I recently had that filling replaced, without painkillers, because I hate novocaine and needles (see #13). The pain was searing and intense -- I saw white -- but lasted only a few seconds. After that I felt perfectly fine.
  8. I think modern men have a manhood problem. I think we never learn to stop being children until we are divorced, bankrupted, or jailed.
  9. I have irrational prejudices against people with long fingernails, certain southern accents, and people who aren't ticklish.
  10. I have three pet peeves: ideas that have been poorly thought through, chewing with your mouth open, and panic.
  11. My boyhood ambition was to be an astronomer.
  12. I can understand Spanish but barely speak it; I can make myself understood in German but can't understand it; I studied Japanese but forgot it all; I learned a lot of Chinese in one year.
  13. I once fainted during a blood draw.
  14. I can't fathom why someone wouldn't want to eat particular foods. I love them all.
  15. I hate massages, soft beds, comfortable chairs, fluffy towels, automatic transmissions, lip balm, television remotes, GPS navigators, and receiving gifts. But I appreciate that other people like these things.
  16. I always want to be near an open window, regardless of the weather.
  17. I have long fantasized about losing all my worldly possessions.
  18. I can't talk about money without getting angry and frustrated.
  19. I've been to 14 countries but I kind of hate to travel.
  20. I seldom sleep more than 6 hours a night, and always wake up before 7am.
  21. I have a list of everywhere I've ever slept.
  22. I also have a list of everywhere I've ever vomited. (This list is shorter.)
  23. Raising a child feels like falling in love.
  24. If you tell me a secret, I will keep it forever.
  25. It took me five days to make this list. It isn't random at all.