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It's taken a lot of time and possibly a lot of thought for me to type out the required (or so it seems) "100" meme. Here's some things you may or may not know about me...

1. I've never had formal graphic design training.
2. My middle name is Lea, pronounced like "Princess Leia".
3. My mom used to do my hair up in braid rings, which only further enforced the "Princess" teasing.
4. I have been in and out of college for 6 years, but have yet to earn a degree.
5. I live in a rented house with my fiancé and his two children.
6. I have been a Macintosh user since 1992.
7. ...Although I was an Apple user when I was a kid.
8. Then I was a DOS geek for the bulk of the preteen and teen years.
9. I have worked in the office of the black turtlenecked one, Steve Jobs.
10. I rarely eat red meat. When I do, it's in sparing amounts, cos it makes me feel sick.
11. ...But I used to eat a steak a week.
12. My toenails are often painted "Gunmetal". Many years ago, I used to live in a house with a bunch of friends who would paint their toes this color, including the men.
13. I've never been overseas.
14. I'm an amateur wine snot.
15. I have always had an affinity for spicy foods, since I was a kid. Apparently, I take after my father, since no one else in the family really does.
16. I smoked cigarettes for almost a week. That was the beginning and the end of my smoking career.
17. I am incredibly allergic to mosquito bites. They often swell to the size of a grapefruit.
18. I don't read women's magazines. I swore them off when I was in my late teens because I realized they were destructive.
19. I love to cook. I have considered a career in the culinary arts at times.
20. I don't like shellfish like clams and mussels. Well, fried clams and clam chowder aren't bad, but that's my limit.
21. I am the only one in my immediate family that does not wear corrective lenses. I guess it's only a matter of time.
22. I have dreams with recurring characters: kids from grade school.
23. I watch less than 3 hours of television a week.
24. Although I have made the exception when I discovered that we had the G4 network on our cable system.
25. I only listen to NPR and college radio stations.
26. I have never met my paternal grandparents.
27. I used to consider 27 my lucky number when I was a kid, only because it was my birthdate and it happened to be my assigned student number in grade school.
28. I've been told that I am "too emotional".
29. I had braces put on my teeth as an adult.
30. I often forget to wear my retainer these days.
31. I love to get personal mail. Hardly anyone sends snail mail anymore.
32. I had my first boyfriend when I was 15.
33. I broke up with my first boyfriend after five months because I didn't want to have sex yet, and he didn't respect that.
34. My brother is 10 years younger than me.
35. There are nine computers in my house.
36. Six of those computers are Macintoshes.
37. I love to play Pinball, and often gravitate towards pinball machines over arcade games.
38. I've only been drunk once.
39. I can hold my alcohol quite well "for someone my size".
40. The first album I owned was Michael Jackson's "Thriller".
41. I played an Italian girl in a school musical when I was ten years old.
42. I can't sing for beans.
43. My favorite band is They Might Be Giants.
44. I first discovered TMBG when I was eleven years old, and was a big fan of the song "She
Was a Hotel Detective".
45. My first term paper, in seventh grade, was on the history of animation.
46. My second term paper, in eigth grade, was about Andy Warhol.
47. The subjects of my writing in junior high pretty much set the tone for the my creative tastes for the rest of my life.
48. I still watch cartoons (who doesn't?).
49. I don't wear name brand clothing.
50. It's taken me twenty minutes to get this far.
51. My favorite cuisine is Thai.
52. I have one credit card, and have had it since I was 18.
53. My hair was once dyed over purple.
54. I make a kick-ass batch of Tiramisu.
55. My fiancé is over a decade older than I am.
56. ...and it has never bothered me a bit in our 6 years together.
57. I cannot speak another language fluently. What can I say, I'm an American.
58. I am a first generation American. My parents came to the states when they were kids.
59. I eat rice with almost everthing, and every meal.
60. I am writing this list in a text editing program called Alpha, and will copy it over to my blog later.
61. I've had to look at a couple of other people's "100" lists to get ideas for some of these questions.
62. I drink of a lot of iced tea.
63. I really have to pee.
64. I was a cheerleader two years of my high school career.
65. I really didn't like being a cheerleader.
66. I would've rather been home playing text based RPGs and mucking around on BBSes.
67. I have a massive student loan to pay off for only 2.5 years of art school that I didn't finish.
68. I was an uncredited Production Assistant (aren't they all) for A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2.
69. I spent a lot of my allowance on comics when I was a kid.
70. I still spend a lot of money on comics.
71. I am a self-taught coding geek.
72. I use Adobe GoLive to lay out a lot of my pages these days for sheer instant gratification, but I still futz with the code.
73. I've only been sunburned once... after snorkeling a whole day, I got burned on my back.
74. I've developed respiratory allergies only within the last few years.
75. I am the only person in my family that doesn't have asthma. It's prolly only a matter of time, like the eyesight thing (see #21)
76. I love the smell and taste of coffee.
77. I love caffeine (I guess this is a geek requirement).
78. The laptop I'm writing this on is the only computer in the house with a wireless card in it. Nyah!
79. Working in a movie theater as a teenager led to my pursuit of a career in filmmaking.
80. Having a fiancé in the movie business (and seeing how dirty it can be) led to my dropping out of the industry.
81. I really like Gorgonzola cheese.
82. Even though I know I shouldn't, I almost always have dessert.
83. I hate being far from the ocean. I can't stand not seeing the ocean for more than a few days.
84. I'm a small percentage Spanish, although I am mostly Filipina.
85. I've been mistaken for Japanese, Hawaiian and Chinese.
86. I lived in Hawaii for two and a half years, after ditching film school, and don't regret it at all.
87. I'm shorter than both my older sister and my younger brother.
88. But I'm still taller than my mom.
89. I had a short stint as a "Perky Goth".
90. I'd rather be an anime girl now.
91. I wore a uniform for all of grade school and junior high.
92. I consider myself lucky now that I did wear uniforms.
93. I skipped kindegarten and went straight into first grade when I was six.
94. I spend way too much time in front of a computer.
95. I play poker almost every weekend with good friends.
96. I've never played the tables in Vegas.
97. I never played team sports as a kid.
98. I was on a springboard diving team for one season.
99. I still have to pee.
100. It's taken me just about an hour to finish this thing!

comments

Great list -- LMAO at #63!

transmitted by robyn on September 23, 2002 10:29 PM

argh. i got to 73 on my own list before i called it quits for the night. more than a couple of yours i could copy word-for-word into mine ... ;) rxnorth.com

transmitted by eric on September 24, 2002 12:14 AM

It was pointed out to me that I forgot a number five. I added one that I is really an important part of my life, and forgot to type it out... oops!

transmitted by courtney on September 24, 2002 10:29 AM

Ditto on Robyn - there aren't too many things worth laughing out loud at, but that one got me. :)

transmitted by Mike on September 24, 2002 10:40 AM

A most excellent list. We have a few things in common.

#7: I grew up with and ran a BBS on an Apple //e... damn I loved that thing and it's 300 baud modem.
#8: I'm still a DOS geek.
#9: I prefer Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs.
#14: I'm a wanna be amateur wine snot.
#20: Exaaaaaactly. I'd munch on something from Fear Factor before I'd eat an oyster.
#21: Ditto for me... although I'm 28 now and am starting to doubt it's a matter of time; maybe it won't happen?
#38: Add the words "this week".
#52: Thai and Japanese are the only consistently good cuisines.
#68: I was an uncredit extra in Disney's The Parent Trap 2.
#71: I'm a self-taught networking geek.

I like this idea... I'll come up with 100 and post it over on my site. It'll give me something to work on tomorrow.

transmitted by brian on September 24, 2002 07:39 PM
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