Tuesday, February 24, 2009

25 Random Things

I need to come clean about something: I'm kind of a junkie. About 10 months ago I jumped on the bandwagon and started doing it because so many of my friends were doing it, and I quickly developed an addiction. I'm sort of addicted to Facebook.

Thankfully, I'm not the only one. There are many, many 30-somethings I know who are addicted to this social networking site too. Honestly, it's really hard not to get sucked in to this entertaining way to connect with old friends.

Facebook is kind of hard to explain unless you've been there, but one of the recent trends on the site is posting surveys about yourself. Those questionnaires that you normally receive via email and then forward on to everyone in your address book are now being posted and shared all over Facebook too. Kind of annoying to fill out, I know, but I always enjoy reading fun and interesting things about my friends and family members.

Anyway, tonight I finally got around to filling out my "25 Random Things" survey on Facebook. Although I'm guessing a good majority of my readers are also already my friends on Facebook and probably already saw this list, I thought for the few that aren't I would post it here as well. Because really, I don't share enough about myself on this blog already. ;)

1. I was born in Peru, Indiana and lived there for a few years as a baby/toddler. It’s the only time of my life that I didn’t live in Kansas.

2. We moved to Salina when I was about four—which was about how old I was when I got a really bad sunburn that left me with a scar on my neck and back. The scar is weird looking and people always ask me if I have a rash.

3. I got some serious road rash when I was six I was trying to climb down a “cliff” at Indian Rock Park and ended up rolling head over heels all the way to the bottom. Thankfully though, I broke no bones and needed no stitches.

4. Two years later I did need stitches when I fell on my face roller skating with Jennifer Logan. I’ve still never broken a bone.

5. My husband broke a bone in 6th grade when a fat kid fell on him playing football. That’s not really about me, but I like smooth transitions.

6. I met my husband in 7th grade English class when we were both 12, back when I was taller than he was. I never would have dreamed at that point that he would one day be such an amazing husband.

7. I think I fell in love with Chad because I find him so incredibly funny, and the way to my heart is definitely through my sense of humor.

8. My husband is without a doubt my best friend in the world.

9. I’ve often felt like I bond more easily with my guy friends than my girl friends. I guess maybe because I only have a brother I find it easier to relate to guys.

10. I consider my brother one of my closest friends. I think he’s amazingly funny and talented.

11. My brother and I always find a billion things to talk about when we’re on the phone, but I don’t generally like to talk on the phone with anyone else. I usually feel really awkward on the phone and I’m afraid I won’t know what to say.

12. When I’m not on the phone, I generally find plenty to talk about. Most of the time, I talk too much and don’t listen enough. I wish I was a better listener.

13. I also wish I was a better writer and wish I was funnier.

14. If I was funnier and a better writer I think I would quit my job and write a funny blog as my main source of income.

15. I blog a lot. I don’t get any income from any of my blogs.

16. I also take pictures a lot. I don’t aspire to make money from my pictures, but I still hope to become a better photographer someday.

17. I take a lot of pictures of my 3 dogs, who I treat very much like children.

18. We don’t have any children, nor do we have plans to. Fifteen years ago we planned to have children, but God had other plans. Now I’m very thankful for His plans, because God really knew what He was doing.

19. Not having children has allowed me a lot of time to volunteer over the last 10 years. In those years I’ve volunteered over 3,000 hours at the Lawrence Humane Society.

20. During those 3,000+ hours I’ve taken pictures of over 4,000 dogs and posted them onto Petfinder.com to try and help them get adopted.

21. In case you can’t tell, I’m really passionate about homeless dogs. It literally makes me sick to my stomach when my friends and family members buy dogs from breeders instead of rescuing.

22. I have dreams of having my own dog rescue some day.

23. I’m kind of obsessive about other things besides dog rescue—blogging, KU sports, recycling, taking pictures, reading (I don’t read very often b/c I can’t book books down), jigsaw puzzles (I never do these anymore because I become completely obsessed), and checking Facebook. :)

24. I’m actually really thankful for Facebook because it’s helped me reconnect with some long lost friends!

25. I’m tagging 15 friends in addition to the 15 who tagged me, but I won’t be upset if those 15 friends don’t bother making a list—although I do love reading other people’s lists!

Okay, so #25 really doesn't apply here, but if you feel like making a list of your own you can always email it to me!

1 comment:

cw said...

God knew indeed! 4,000 dogs!? That is amazing! ILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!