Friday, September 16, 2005

The One with 27 Things About Moi

I have decided to follow a trend that I have noticed on alot of the blogs I've read and do a post with, hopefully, interesting little tidbits about me. Why 27, you ask? That is the number of years that I have graced the world with my presence. I must warn you that this is going to be VERY revealing. So, here goes!

1. I was born and raised in the oldest town in Texas, Nacogdoches.
2. My great great grandfather signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.
3. I am the youngest of five. I have two half-sisters, a half-brother, and a brother. The half siblings, or the Elders as I call them, and I have the same father but different mothers.
4. I love my sister-in-law dearly and will be eternally grateful that she married my brother.
5. My initials are LAB, and I work in a pathology lab. It was destiny.
6. I tell people that my job is to screen slides and look for cellular changes associated with cancer, which is true. I leave out that most of the slides are pap smears.
7. I was pre-med in college and still have aspirations to become a doctor. I am just terrified of not getting in to med school, and therefore, I have not applied.
8. I have a really bad habit of twisting my hair into knots that I have to cut out.
9. I have naturally curly hair that I sometimes wear straight, and it hurts my feelings when people tell me they like it better that way.
10. Also, my personality changes when my hair is straight. I become much more assertive and outgoing. I call her Nicole.
11. I am liberal and consider myself a Democrat, but I took an online quiz that said I was a liberal Republican. Isn't that an oxymoron?
12. I am single and very content for the most part, but I occasionally get lonely and depressed. On those nights, I end up drinking a bottle of wine and eating chocolate while watching old episodes of Sex and the City.
13. My favorite food is cheese, and unfortunately my body has started to reflect that love. My favorite ice cream is Ben & Jerry's Everything But The. My choice for caffeine is Diet Dr. Pepper, and my favorite adult beverage is wine, preferably red.
14. I have many sleep issues, including a recurring nightmare in which someone is trying to kill me. My sister-in-law thinks this is because I overschedule myself.
15. I sleep with a stuffed elephant named E, and a killer whale that does not have a name yet.
16. I took four years of French in school. I am now trying to correct that mistake and learn Spanish since a large part of my town and state speak this language.
17. My father was a UT grad, and I have grown up as a Longhorn fan. I went to college in my hometown, but I did go to cyto school at a UT affiliated school. I think this qualifies me as being a Longhorn.
18. I have many addictions including magazines, scrapbooking, and most recently blogging.
19. Like most women, I have a very large shoe collection. I think the reason women love shoes so much is because no matter how much our dress size may change, our shoe size stays the same.
20. My all time favorite TV show is Friends, and I am a little afraid I may be turning into Monica.
21. My favorite number is 9. When I was little it was always my age, and when I got to 9 I stopped.
22. I think I have symptoms of OCD because I have to eat french fries in pairs of equal size and M&M's in groups of three of different colors.
23. My first vehicle was a green Pontiac Sunfire that I bought myself when I was 18.
24. I have a fascination with the mafia that scares me a little. I blame that for my disastrous last relationship. He was Italian but not in the mafia.
25. That being said, the vacation destination I most want to see is Italy. Not because of the mafia, but because of the wine.
26. I love to gamble. My favorite casino game is Let It Ride Poker, and my favorite sports bet is March Madness.
27. I cannot leave Target without spending at least $100 even when I have a list.

There it is. All my little quirks laid out for the world to see. I hope you found it somewhat entertaining, and I promise I am actually a pretty normal person and very nice.


chatty said...

Apply! You never know unless you do! That's a direct order! LOL

Michele sent me!

Dave said...

Hello, Michele sent me! But I'll be back for sure. Great post, I love lists like this! Whenever I see Nacogdoches, I think of nachos. Are there nachos there? Are they good? I used to be a Democrat but I got tired of the whole party thing and now I'm much happier as an Independent. Maybe some day I'll make a 27 thing list, and hey wait, I can't make a 27 thing list. I guess I'LL have to make a 40 thing list! TTFN

netchick said...

Here from Michele's... Thanks for visiting my blog tonight.

I too, have sleep issues -- And, my brother is getting married this weekend, so we'll see how things fare with my new sister-in-law, and I hope I have a relationship like yours!

Have an incredible weekend!!

Lish said...

Nac, as the locals call it, used to have a restaurant called Nacho Mama's, and they had good nachos. It is now another place called Auntie Pasta's, and it is even better Italian food.

deputyswife said...

Hello, here via Michele tonight!

I am right with you on the naturally curly hair. I gave up straightening it a few years ago. It actually will not straighten now. Sad.

When my husband and I started dating, I had straight hair (chemically done). After we married, I let it go back to curly. He told me he didn't like my perm. Yeah. I am still married to him. He must have adjusted.

moonbatty said...

Texas liberal? Cool! :)

Lish said...

Yes Moonbatty. I can proudly say that I live and voted in one of the only blue counties in Texas. But please let's not get political this weekend.

Yaeli said...

Nice to learn a few things about you!!
Michele sent me tonight!

CT said...

damn goose you are a bad ass!!!

utenzi said...

Michele sent me, Lish (AKA Nicole)

Interesting, my dear, Lish. Interesting. As you might recall from my post the other day, I betcha I'd totally appreciate your natural hair! Oh, my.

I'm with you on the chocolate. I'm going through a half pound bar along with some Pepsi as I play Michele's little game. Bon appetit.

-E said...

Your list of things about you was a lot more entertaining than most of the lists I have read. I think that is why I've never made my own- I fear it would be fatally boring.

Michele sent me.

utenzi said...

Lish, you're so sweet to mention me on Yaeli's site. Thanks! If I'd seen a picture of your hair I might have included you as well. :-)

Carmi said...

Hi Lish. I found your link on Michele's site and thought I'd drop by and introduce myself.

I'm glad I did: this is a great post that paints a nice picture of a nice person. Your optimism is infectious.

I hope you have a great Saturday!

TC said...

Great list! I think I may decide to do something like that too!

Michelle sent me

JustLinda said...

Great list! I do the french fry thing too. hahha

Oh, and I am also curly haired and people comment on how much they like it when I take the time to flat-iron it... I'm trying, always trying, to EMBRACE my curliness. It ain't easy, though.

yellojkt said...

I consider myself a moderate Republican. Coworkers think I'm a flaming bleeding heart liberal. Now tell us the really revealing stuff.

michele sent me.

kenju said...

Hi, Lish, Michele sent me. I used to be a cytotechnologist - back in the dark ages (1963-4-5). I am sure it has changed a lot since then. We have some other things in common too: favorite numbers and red wine and curly hair (worn straight).

mooalex said...

Personally, I have to eat my M&Ms in twos... always two at a time.
P.S. Michele sent me!

Raehan said...

Great list.

A couple of thoughts, I love that you got your feelings hurt about the hair. I have curly hair, too, and got hurt when my mom and husband liked it when my hairdresser straightened my hair. I didn't really like it.

As for the political survey, do you think Republicans wrote that one? LOL

And what is that about Target?....

And study like hell for the MCATs and apply to med school, dammit. THEN, at least you'll know. And if you get in, you don' necessarily have to go. Apply widely though.

Thanks for visiting me via Michele.

Thaleia said...

What a great list!
I love Ben & Jerry's too... I can really say I'm addicted to it. Here in Belgium you can only find it in video rental places, but I sometimes just go there to buy only B&J.

Here via Michele's

ribbiticus said...

hi! visiting via michele. you are one cool gal! thanks for posting this. at least now, we know more about you. :)

panthergirl said...

OK, that list was WAY too normal.

And if you think shoe sizes don't change, wait until you have a baby (if you do). 1/2 size up, almost guaranteed. ;)

Here via michele today! Nice to meet you!

Heather said...

We have a lot in common. I want to go to med school but fear I am too old. I love scrapbooking and blogging. I am a liberal-leaning Republican.

I was in Austin last weekend! I love that place!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to break the news Lish....You are a Roadrunner instead of a Longhorn:( UT Austin is Longhorns...UTSA is Roadrunners...Don't hate me LOL You can be an honorary Longhorn:)
Luv Ya,

Indigo said...

I have naturally curly hair too. I prefer it straight, but I don't have the time to do it, so I wear it in a ponytail.

Lish said...

That's true Sun but I didn't go to UTSA. I went to UTHSCSA. They are two different schools, and UTHSCSA does not have a mascot.

Becky said...

That's a great list, and if we met, we could bond over cheese. It's one of my favorite snacks and the only human food I'll share with my dogs (they love it and come running when they hear the wrapper).

E said...

Ahhhh....similarities.... I am married and very content for the most part, but I occasionally get lonely and depressed. On those nights, I end up drinking a bottle of wine and eating chocolate while watching old episodes of Sex and the City. I, too, love red wine and dream of a trip to Italy.
Apply to med never know if you don't try.

yvaine said...

Hi there Lish! Michele sent me!

4. I love my sister-in-law dearly and will be eternally grateful that she married my brother.
--> That's a great relationship you have! It's rare to find in-law relationships like this one.

12. I am single and very content for the most part, but I occasionally get lonely and depressed. On those nights, I end up drinking a bottle of wine and eating chocolate while watching old episodes of Sex and the City.
--> I can relate to this item. Just replace "single" with "married" and yeah, that's me!

15. I sleep with a stuffed elephant named E, and a killer whale that does not have a name yet.
--> E is for Elephant so KW is for Killer Whale? :)

Happy weekend!