Challenge 1: 20 Random Facts About Myself


OK, so yesterday I (re)posted a list of blog topics under the title of “The 30 Day Blog Challenge” with the intention of turning to it for inspiration on the days when I found myself sitting at the computer without inspiration. Today is that day.

That didn’t take long. Maybe I’m just excited to get started, so without further ado:

20 Random Facts About Myself

  1. If it is light outside I hate to have the blinds closed.
  2. If it is dark outside I hate to have the blinds open.
  3. I can touch my tongue to my nose.
  4. I have anasocoria which means one pupil dilates more widely than the other. It gets more noticeable when I am tired.
  5. I always say: “I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it” even though I know it is a malapropism.
  6. I wear high heels even though I am tall because I always wanted to be 6′ tall and I stopped growing at 5’9″.
  7. If I’m not wearing glasses or contacts my eyesight is so bad that if I want to read something on my phone I have to close one eye because I am holding it too close to my face to focus both eyes on it.
  8. I consider the turtle my totem animal.
  9. I’m good at memorizing things that I hear repeatedly (ex. songs) but very bad at memorizing things that I read (ex. poetry).
  10. I will always pick up a penny (or other coin) if I see it.
  11. I always order a “short” coffee at Starbucks- first of all because it’s not on the menu so it makes me feel special and second because that’s about all the caffeine I can take from Starbucks in one go.
  12. Vodka makes me sick.
  13. The list of foods I won’t eat is short: avocados, mayonnaise, raw onions.
  14. I don’t always eat steak, but when I do I like it rare. Very rare.
  15. I have completely flat feet.
  16. I prefer to take notes by hand rather than type them into a computer. I likewise prefer to read off of paper rather than off a screen.
  17. My favorite places in the world include Chicago, Glasgow, and the campus at University of Virginia.
  18. While studying abroad I had the privilege of speaking to the artist Jack Vettriano on the phone. I still count this as one of my Top Inspirational Moments.
  19. I nap like a boss.
  20. The reason I write ridiculously long to do lists is to compensate for the fact that I consider myself, at heart, a very lazy person.

Yikes- this was harder than I expected! Who would have thought it would be so hard to think of 20 facts about oneself … to put out on the internet… for ever and ever…

Well, you’ve got all my secrets now! 🙂

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on June 21, 2013.

2 Responses to “Challenge 1: 20 Random Facts About Myself”

  1. Hoping this helps your 30 days – Shine on Award. Details:
    http://annesquared.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/shine-on-award-or-maybe-ill-call-it-the-summer-solstice-and-super-moon-award/

  2. […] Facts About Myself: In which I kinda blew all my Facts About Myself yesterday whilst writing a blog called “20 […]

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