Saturday, January 9, 2010

I'm Feeling Motivated...

But I am not sure why or for what.  It's the new year, but I am not one to make resolutions (I like to actually achieve my goals...).  This could be the first time that I really (really) want to write a blog but have no topic in mind for it. 

I have one!  It's been about 15 minutes between the first paragraph and this one.  And I have it-a topic.  I talked to my sister, D, recently, and as my followers know, she is a brand new mom to a beautiful baby boy, Clint.  (Wow...I just used a lot of commas in that sentence...)  I found it intriguing when she told me that she finally got around to reading my blog (you know- entertainment when the baby wants to eat at some insane hour in the morning) and learned things about me that she didn't know.  And my family is VERY close despite the miles that separate us.  So, here's my next blog. 

Things I bet most of you don't know about me.

1.  I actually now enjoy my US Weekly.  There. I said it.  It grew on me, thank you very much to D and P.
2.  Sometimes I leave my bed un-made in the morning.  It just started, and it has GOT to end. 
3.  I really don't like everyone I meet.  But it is true, I used to when I was little.  I was an awful judge of character.  I have gotten more worldly, but I still have a difficult time being negative.
4.  I really didn't know Srin or where he worked when I claimed the spot outside the Ortho wing as my 'office'. 
5.  Sometimes I leave dishes in the sink when I go to sleep.  But, it gives me anxiety.
6.  I don't mind loading the dishwasher, but I hate unloading it.
7.  I love going to the dentist and often wish they took more time to clean my teeth.
8.  I really do hold grudges.  But I try not to and feel guilty for holding them.
9.  I can get ready and be out the door in literally 5 minutes.
10.  I used to sleep until noon, 1, 2, even 3 in the afternoon when I was a teenager.  Quite the opposite of my 5:30AM-working-out-adult-self.
11. I never finished Mutiny on the Bounty, and I used Cliff Notes for one book in high school (no idea which book it was any more). I feel guilt to this day for the Cliff Notes and have never in my life told anyone that before. Ever. For a reader, it's like admitting a drug addiction.
12.  I won the spelling bee in the 4th grade on the word "bikini" against my childhood best friend Tasha Andrade.  She spelled it "bikiny" but corrected herself immediately.  I felt awful.
13.  I mix black and brown all of the time.  That faux-pas is SO out.
14.  I want Stacy's wardrobe.
15.  I seriously fear being infertile.  Really.  Honest to goodness.  Even though every woman in my family is way more than fertile.
16.  I have always said I wanted four kids-two boys and two girls.  So everyone has a brother and everyone has as sister. 
17.  I really don't get nervous before making public speeches.  Sometimes I feel a bit nervous but it goes away the moment I am on stage.
18.  I truly didn't care what size rock Srin put on my hand or if there was even a rock.  I would have said yes anyway.  I know--I am a crazy girl.  But, it is true--I love him. 
19.  I used to wear XXL T-shirts in junior high.
20.  I lost 43 pounds and have only regained 5-6 of them back over the last 9 years.  I'll lose those 5-6 pounds because when an overweight person finally reaches the three-digit limit he/she mentally keeps, the motivation to stay skinny is beyond great.  I will never ever let myself lose control of my weight again.
21.  Contrary to what you are probably thinking, I am not obsessed with my weight.  I am, however, obsessed with working out.  Hence why I maintain my weight so easily.  I rarely weigh myself.
22.  I cannot ride a bike or swim. 
23.  I was the first person on both sides of my family to be born in the US. 
24.  I would drink the fat for P.
25.  I seriously considered going to medical school during my first year in grad school. 
26.  I really plan for my parents to live with me (or any of us) when they retire. You couldn't hold a gun to my head and make me put them in a 'home'.
0.2  Sometimes when I get a cold, I will pretend I don't have one.  Though, I do wonder where I get the energy to fight off some virus AND work out. 

So there you have it.  26.2 things you may not have known about me.  So go on, what do I not know about you?


  1. I love all these tidbits!

    I can't swim either.

  2. I have been wondering what to write my next blog about, hence I havent written one in a while. You've inspired me! Stay tuned! :)

  3. I wear black and brown too as long as the shoes match the belt it doesn't matter.

    I don't get number 24.

    Also the music thing. Didn't mind it at first, but then it actually gets pretty annoying. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if it played random songs so every time I click somewhere it doesn't start the same Nickel Creek song over again? I'm jus sayin'

  4. Done, Jatin:) Good suggestion. #24 is from Friends. Ross was going to drink the fat that Monica was using for cooking just to show Rachel how much he loves her. Pritty and I are known to be "like a married couple". Totally agreed on the belt/shoes.

    You read the blog!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. see this is a good blog! i actually read (not skimmed) the whole thing. and now for my two cents:

    1. told you so 2. you were never THAT great about that 3. this makes you normal 4. sure 5. get over it! 6. again normal 7. and now we're back 8. never knew that about you 9-10. i believe it cuz i've seen it 11. this explains why i also never finished mutiny on the bounty. i can't believe you never told me about the cliff notes 12. sad you remember that 13-14. u can't fake a bad wardrobe to get on that show 15. i do too sometimes (secretly) person i mock you 16. you stole that from me 17. not fair! 18. gag 19-21. see #5 22. me too 23. actually pretty cool fact 24. yay! and vice versa 25-26. still trying to be like me 0.2 we are VERY different people

  6. and what did d learn from the previous blogs? this is the only one that had new info to me (and really that was about the cliffs notes and us weekly's), but i haven't read the entire costa rica/prius entries.