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25 mundane things that you don’t care about, but I thought I’d share anyway

  1. I love hiking but haven’t done any in years.  I miss it so much, I recently volunteered with my church youth group to specifically help with outdoorsy activities.  And I don’t even like people …
  2. My name is unique, and I love it.  I don’t mind spelling it, explaining its history or talking about its meaning.
  3. My favorite color changes periodically.  It is currently purple, though I’m feeling a shift towards sagey-olivey-green.
  4. On the Myers-Brigg personality test, I am an ISTP, with an ‘I’ of 100%.  That means I am 100% introvert.  So basically, I don’t require human contact, and I don’t need or use input from others when I make decisions, which I am sure has caused great confusion among family and friends as they try to figure out what I am doing and why.
  5. My favorite pizza is pepperoni with black olive and mushroom.  Being somewhat lactose-sensitive, I usually pay a price when I indulge myself, but it is oh so worth it.
  6. I went to an extremely religiously conservative college.  While there, I learned that I hate it when everybody is the same.  I much prefer to be surrounded by people with different ideas, preferences, backgrounds and characteristics.  I have learned more from people who are NOT like me than I have learned from people who are like me.
  7. I got into software engineering to prove that I could hack it in a man’s world.  I stayed because it turns out I’m kind of really awesome at it.
  8. I think pretty highly of myself, but I haven’t always.
  9. I sometimes have a favorite brother.  (It’s not always the same brother.  And each of them has held the honor at one time or another.)
  10. I am claustrophobic and have a fear of suffocation.  You’ll never find me on the inside of a booth at a restaurant, I dread the dentist, I’ve never been able to relax enough to learn how to tread water, and the only real panic attack I’ve ever had was while snorkeling.
  11. I don’t fear getting old because my mother is gorgeous, and she seems to get even more so the older she gets.  I have confidence that I will make it to 60 with my good-looks intact.
  12. If you really, really want to get to know me, establish an IM relationship with me.  I am most comfortable sharing myself through IM – I probably share TOO much through IM.
  13. I was the third best writer in my high school AP English class.  As for the two ahead of me, one just got her first book published, and the other is working on her phd at Princeton.  Princeton!  And all I got is a blog I named after myself that gets 12 readers on a good day.  That’s all third best gets ya.
  14. I love celebrity gossip and advice columns.
  15. I can’t remember the last book I read.  I keep meaning to get back into reading, but it just hasn’t happened yet.
  16. I got a facial for the first time last year, and it was awesome.
  17. I am currently subscribed to 52 blogs.  Thank goodness for google reader, or I would never be able to keep up with them all.
  18. I love google.  Right now, I have a tab open for gmail, a tab for google reader, a tab for google search, and I’m writing my 25 things in google docs.
  19. I don’t really have a strong passion for any one thing – I tend to dabble in a lot of things, and my passions ebb and flow.
  20. I play entirely too much freecell, mah jong, solitaire and mine sweeper.  I tend to play the games in ‘speed mode,’ with lots of rapid clicking and little thinking ahead.  I don’t often win …
  21. My husband is my best friend.
  22. I really hate javascript.  I’d like for it to DIAF.  Until that happens, I suppose Firebug makes it a little more bearable.
  23. I am fluent in regular English as well as technogeek.
  24. I’m friggin’ hilarious. But I’m the only one who thinks so.
  25. My pizza name is Kim. Sometimes Amy. But mostly Kim.

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