Fruitless Factoids

Here are 100 more useless facts about me.

  1. My birthday is June 17th
  2. I’m not sure what colour my hair is. It’s reddish but not brown or blond…so filthy blond?
  3. I have brown eyes
  4. I had strabismus (crossed eyes), but it was surgically corrected.
  5. I was diagnosed with depression in 2006.
  6. I have anxiety, but have learned to manage it
  7. My hair naturally waves, but refuses to curl.
  8. I’ve held a human heart in my hands.
  9. I was a scrapbooker before it was cool.
  10. Worms are gross.
  11. So is the word “moist”.
  12. I am a perfectionist.
  13. I have poor self-esteem.
  14. Kindness is important.
  15. I care about health and fitness, but I love cake.
  16. New notebooks are awesome.
  17. As a kid, I wanted to be Anne of Green Gables when I grew up.
  18. Heights make me nervous. I’m ok as long as there is a railing or wall of some sort.
  19. I have tiny ears.
  20. I have a brown belt in karate.
  21. I love Star Wars…hence my cat named Ewok.
  22. I’m learning to love Star Trek
  23. I’m a scientist
  24. I am Canadian
  25. I’m shy
  26. I’m better one-on-one compared to group situations
  27. Coffee is taken black…only black.
  28. I am a good listener, I make it about you.
  29. Hugs are essential for survival.
  30. My family is awesome.
  31. My favourite word is kaleidoscope (even though I have trouble spelling it).
  32. Bunnies are the cutest, but I’d never want one as a pet.
  33. I’m a cat person.
  34. I wear glasses for TV and driving.
  35. I drive a Mazda 3.
  36. I’m a Mac user.
  37. I love books. I could spend hours browsing a book store.
  38. I believe in paying in forward.
  39. I love breakfast.
  40. Mosquitoes like me.
  41. I was the type of kid that thought stuffed animals had feelings.
  42. South Africa is on my travel bucket list.
  43. I could live in Lululemons.
  44. I have the poem “Jabberwocky” memorized. It’s a family thing.
  45. I love Alice in Wonderland.
  46. Steampunk is cool.
  47. I like to make lists (for fun).
  48. I want to learn how to paint.
  49. My ideal job would be to illustrate children’s books.
  50. I have a big butt, I cannot lie.
  51. Therefore, finding jeans is a nightmare.
  52. I was Prom Queen in high school, but not the mean kind.
  53. Speaking at conferences makes my stomach hurt, but I do it anyway.
  54. I’m allergic to cough medicine.
  55. Family and friends come first.
  56. I like to give/make gifts.
  57. I am my own worst critic.
  58. I’m hopeless with languages.
  59. I’ve eaten a termite. It was minty.
  60. I don’t have any tattoos.
  61. I like dragonflies. I think they are pretty.
  62. Christmas is my favourite time of year.
  63. Drawing with sharp pencils makes me happy.
  64. Not Without My Daughter and The Crystal Cave are the best books I’ve ever read.
  65. I make earrings.
  66. I’m most comfortable wrapped in an afghan.
  67. I loved the 60s as a preteen; happy faces, peace signs, bell bottoms, tie-dye, the works.
  68. I get overwhelmed.
  69. Zentangles help me relax.
  70. I’m not much of a cook.
  71. I collect memories.
  72. Coloured pens make life better.
  73. I started jogging with my Dad when I was 14.
  74. Noodles are yummy 🙂
  75. I wish I could speak French better.
  76. Horses are nice to look at, but I’m not a fan of riding.
  77. I’ve been cave tubing and I highly recommend it!
  78. Batman was part of my wedding theme.
  79. Boots are cool.
  80. I can ski and board but prefer snowblades.
  81. I’ll never be too old for Disney.
  82. My favourite colour is pink, a coral shade perhaps.
  83. I’ve been to USA, Japan, Ireland, Scotland and Belize.
  84. Roses and hearts are my favourite things to doodle.
  85. There is always room for dessert.
  86. My favourite cities are Kyoto and Miyajima in Japan and Dingle in Ireland.
  87. I like to design Sims.
  88. Blog challenges are fun.
  89. I study low vision disorders.
  90. I hate it when people walk beside each other really slowly and block the whole path.
  91. I played every role in high school; the loser, the brain, the jock and the prom queen.
  92. I’m not much of a meat eater, but I’m not a vegetarian.
  93. I love haircuts.
  94. I’m running out of things to say.
  95. I hope to own a house someday.
  96. My M.Sc. is in fungal genomics…fun, fun!
  97. My feet shrunk. They were size 10 as a teen, but now I wear a 9.
  98. I’m pretty sure my cat thinks she’s a person
  99. I’m afraid I’ve bored you with my nonsense list.
  100. I hope you’ll visit again 🙂

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mental Mama
    Jan 22, 2015 @ 11:54:28

    You sound rather like my long lost sister. 🙂


    • somberscribbler
      Jan 22, 2015 @ 12:01:53

      Haha! I just read your random list. So true!! I’ve always wanted an older sister to teach me knitting, wire wrapping and someone I could steal purple pens from! 🙂


      • Mental Mama
        Jan 22, 2015 @ 12:07:45

        I’m totally jealous that you’re a doc candidate already. I still can’t figure out what I’d want to get mine in or if I’d be able to find a program within our system so I didn’t have to go another $45k in debt to get it. 🙂

      • somberscribbler
        Jan 22, 2015 @ 12:18:16

        Take your time deciding. You want to make sure it’s something you really like and something you know the ins and outs of. I had never worked with human subjects before my Ph.D. and I ended up spending more time than I ever imagined just trouble-shooting, trying to get them to cooperate. I spend more time on that than the actual science, lol. Also check out the rumors on the supervisors, some of them are truly bat shit crazy!! If you can find a supervisor that is well funded, that debt wont be so bad either…..or move to Montreal. It’s 3.5K per year until comps, then it’s more like 1.2K per year.

      • Mental Mama
        Jan 22, 2015 @ 12:23:51

        It took me 10 years after finishing my BS to decide on a MA. I was only done with that for about a year when I decided to start classes again. I’m just working on a grad certificate right now. Fortunately if I can find a program where I work, or in our system, I only pay fees and books.

      • somberscribbler
        Jan 22, 2015 @ 12:38:38

        Wow, that sounds like a really good deal! If there is no program you are enamored with, come up with your own dissertation and present it to a supervisor whose field kind of overlaps with it. That’s how I got into my program, what I do doesn’t really exist otherwise.

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