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20 Random Things About Me

A while back, the “random facts about me” meme was going around the web (and perhaps it’s still going around and just hasn’t made its way back). But I’m stuck for things to write about today. Well, that’s not true. I was going to write a post about religion and coming out but I fear that if I get into that subject I’ll spend the next four hours typing it out. So, I’ll save that for another day.

Instead, I’ve decided to come up with (an additional) 20 Random Things About Me, partly because lists are fun, but mostly because they tend to inspire other people to make lists as well, and I really like reading other people’s lists.

So here we go.

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20 Random Things About Me

  1. I still don’t have my driver’s license. I intend to get it one of these days, but haven’t gotten around to it.
  2. I love (love) getting to know people but I’m terrible at it. I’m often too shy to ask questions, which I think makes it seem like I don’t care, when it’s actually the opposite.
  3. I don’t get angry easily or very often and when I do get angry, it doesn’t last very long.
  4. I am, however, really passionate about certain subjects and have been known to go off into ranting monologues about them. These subjects include: racism, homophobia, and general human stupidiy.
  5. February and March are generally bad months for me. I tend to retreat and I become less social than usual. Come April, I’m back to normal.
  6. When I was younger, I used to sleepwalk. I’d sometimes wake up in other places of the house. Sometimes I wouldn’t wake up at all but my mom would tell me how they’d found me elsewhere in the house doing one thing or another. The thought is kind of creepy.
  7. I hate flying. I am always convinced that the plane is going to crash.
  8. I have an office supplies fetish. I can’t stop myself from buying excessive amounts of pens, folders, notebooks, etc.
  9. The first book I ever loved was The Witches by Roald Dahl.
  10. I wanted to be a ninja when I grew up.
  11. English isn’t my first language, but we did learn some English in school. I was 8 when I learned the word “library” but I thought the teacher said “liberry” and it sounded to me like something delicious and fruity. The teacher took us to another building and a lady read to us from a book. I sat there impatiently waiting for them to pass out the liberries because I was really hungry. Suddenly, it was time to go, and I turned to someone in my class and asked them when we were getting the liberries. They looked at me like I’d grown three heads. It was then I understood that “liberry” was actually the English word for biblioteca. I was really disappointed.
  12. English was my least favorite subject in school before the age of 11. After the age of 11, it became my favorite.
  13. I used to be good at math, and then I met Algebra.
  14. Sometimes I wear mismatched socks. Not because I’m trying to make a statement about individuality, but because I am too lazy to pair them up correctly.
  15. I have never broken a bone. I probably just jinxed myself.
  16. I am very curious about the nature of friendship and where people draw the line between “friend” and “random person they met and occasionally talk to.” I used to agonize about calling someone a friend because I worried they’d think I was deluded or desperate. I don’t worry about this so much any more. If I call someone a friend it’s because they are special to me.
  17. I don’t know that I believe in love at first sight, but I believe that we’re pulled toward people and that there are people we’re meant to meet.
  18. I would really love to work on a TV series or web series some day.
  19. I love to laugh and am very easily amused. Very. Easily.
  20. One of my favorite things about having some of my work online is that it lets me meet people from all over the world. Since I’m shy, this works well. I always feel grateful when anyone tries to get to know me.
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17 comments… add one
  • Avellani

    hola

    como que llegue tarde, aun asi. estuvo genial la lectura creo que aunque este escrita entre ladys siempre el amor es unico. si yo fuera les!

    pues agradecida por la lectura,

  • Adriana

    Hola Ingrid, leer tu libro fue maravilloso, diría que casi una obsesión, ya que había momentos en los que unicamente deseaba tener toda mi atención en él. Lograste que comprendiera muchos de los sentimientos que creía no entender y los hiciste cristalinos, tanto como si los sintiera por primera vez. Eres una magnífica escritora, cautivaste mis días, y espero lo hagas de nuevo con otra obra tuya, gracias por compartirla con el resto de los mortales como yo. Tambien amo el café… y aunque tiendo a no soñar con cosas que dificilmente sucederán, me traicionaré a mi misma por esta vez y soñaré con algún día compartir una taza de café y una increible conversación contigo…Soñar es deliciosamente gratis. :)

  • Shan

    Hey!
    Finally I have enough courage to write this to you! :)
    As I have read your recaps for a long time I already knew that you must be very nice and sweet. However, since I am so shy and not good at English that took me a really long time to decide to write something to you. *sigh*
    Since now I know you are shy too, so I thought why not have a try? That won’t be too bad, will it? ^_^
    You said if I was brave or bored, I could read these random things about you, and there I am. Now, I feel amazing that there is someone who are also interested in people’s relationships, and someone who also find people marvelous and life amusing and diverse. How awsome!
    Or am I just projecting my own characteristics onto yours?
    Anyway, that still feels good! :)
    Nice to meet you! (^o^)/ (^o^)/ (^o^)/

    • Hi Shan! Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I’m shy too so I totally understand why it took you so long. It’s nice to hear from you. :) Thanks for reading my recaps and being brave (and bored) enough to read the 20 random things about me. :D Hope to hear from you again soon!

  • Lalolandia

    I guess you can ask me whatever you want, it would be nice :)

  • manu

    je. sabes que las personas fans de hacer listas de todo suelen ser irremediablemente neuróticas? es un hecho de la psiquiatría.

    btw, yo estaría encabezando la lista de las personas irremediablemente neuróticas fans de hacer listas para todo. lol.

    bisous!

  • Lish

    Re: 15, you are probably going to break a hip now.

  • K

    Chaque fois que tu partages quelque chose de ton enfance, je t’aime encore un peu plus. :)

    • Lyan

      Aw. So sappy.

      • K

        I don’t know if I should be honored or scared that you obviously google translated that. Hopefully it didn’t come out as “I love you more than the shrimp I had that one time.”

        • Lyan

          I don’t normally look for translations when you guys write in foreign tongues but I’ve never used Google translate before and its a slow day at work.

          Je vous aime tous deux presque autant que celle des crevettes j’ai eu cette fois-là.

          • Lyan

            Pft. Google translate didn’t work so well that time!

            • I just wanted to say I love shrimp.

            • K

              It’s close enough to make sense! and aww. ;-)

    • Aww :D Je t’aime de tout mon coeur.

      • Lalolandia

        Aww so cute

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