Sunday, March 8, 2009

Look Who's 30!

It is a momentous occasion - today I turn 30 - gah! I guess this means I need to start acting like an adult or something...

To change things up around here today I'll be treating you 30 random facts about me since I'm 30 list! I know you're excited. So here it goes in no particular order.

  1. I'm on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans for my oddly shaped lower half. No matter what the cost...

  2. I love a cute pair of shoes (and have many) but would be much more comfortable in flip-flops or bare feet everyday.

  3. I have a potty mouth . I love to swear. This little nuance of mine drives my husband and father crazy as it is not "very lady-like". I never claimed to be and there is nothing like a good f-bomb to get the point across.

  4. I'm incredibly over-emotional and cry at the drop of a hat. It's only worse when I'm embarrassed, stressed, or tired.

  5. I've woken up during both my outpatient surgeries I had to undergo. Neither was a good experience I ever care to relive.

  6. I love the movies and going to the theatre. My dad used to take me nearly every weekend growing up that was how we bonded in addition to bonding over ...

  7. books and bookstores. I love to read but I love wandering around bookstores even more. I secretly wish I had my own bookstore and a house big enough for my own library.

  8. I love my Jeep Liberty - Libby. The first and last car I'll ever buy brand spanking new. She sucks on the gas mileage but makes up for it in her amazing turning radius. The latter a definite plus when parallel parking all over the city.

  9. I'm a huge klutz. I run into walls and furniture that have been in the same place for years, am constantly dropping things, knocking thing over, or hitting myself with random objects. Example - When I was 8 or 9 in a span of minutes I opened the passenger side door of my mom's Ford Tempo car door and hit the edge of the door right between my eyes then turned around and walked into the half open garage door (nearly knocking out my front teeth) and finished it off by tripping up the 4 stairs into the house. Luckily it takes a lot for me to bruise.

  10. In all my klutziness, other than the minor scrapes and bruises, the worst damage I have done is broken my right sesmoid (had to have surgery) and sprained my middle finger. Good thing I seem to be relatively durable.

  11. Candy, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc are my achilles heel. Nearly all sweets, except plain chocolate. Not a fan.

  12. I have a very unhealthy obsession with all things Twilight. I may love Edward Cullen/R. Pattinson more than my 13 year old stepsister which really is wrong but I don't care.

  13. I wish I had time to take photography courses.

  14. I love working from home in my pj's but do get lonely. It's hard to meet new people and possible friends when the only time you leave your house in 2 days is to go for a run. Although I don't miss all the office politics crap that I left 5 years ago.

  15. I act like and think I look like my dad but everyone growing up said I look like my mom. I really don't see it.

  16. I lost my mom on July 3rd, 2003 in a very sudden, random way. We weren't close before it happened due to things I'm not going to go into here. Though I wish she would have sought the help she needed and I miss her constantly.

  17. I make one of the best tuna salad sandwiches you could ever find. Because of this I am always hesitant to order one in restaurants because it may come out all wrong.

  18. Huge, enormous procrastinator. As Mark Twain said "Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."

  19. I bite my nails. It is an absolutely disgusting habit I have tried to break countless times and have never lasted more than a couple of months.

  20. I'm very forgetful. I remember faces, not names, make lists then leave them somewhere I can't remember, never remember where I put my keys, so on and so forth.

  21. I'm very indecisive because I'm worried I'll make a decision someone else doesn't like. Old habits die hard.

  22. I believe in ghosts and love true scary stories though both scare the crap out of me.

  23. I started running because the boy I liked was running a summer 5K with a girl I didn't really know from work. They both got me excited about it and it was a way to spend time with the boy as we lived close and could run together. The girl is now one of my very good friends who has had a huge influence on me and where I have taken my running. I ran my first 1/2 marathon with her (well she finished well ahead of me!) and she gave me the confidence and encouragement I needed to sign up and train for my first marathon. And the boy I liked...I married him...but he's not running so much anymore :)

  24. I didn't have road rage until I moved to Chicago.

  25. I have only lived in 2 places - Medina, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois. They really couldn't be more different. Although I am ready to move again and would if I could convince my hubby.

  26. I have worn glasses since the 3rd grade and contacts since high school. Every month I say I'm going to go have Lasix but I chicken out. I would probably be one of those people that had complications.

  27. I love eating out and will try new things but at my favorite restaurants I will order the same exact thing every single time. My favorite is table side guacamole and margaritas...yum!!!

  28. I absolutely hate talking on the phone and avoid it all costs. This includes ordering food and booking appointments. I get all tongue tied and nervous when I even think about calling people I don't know. Whenever possible I pass off the phone calls to other people.

  29. I love to sleep in late. Most weekends it is a struggle for me to rise before 10am. That's even pushing it.

  30. I love to travel especially when it involves traveling to a beach. (Business travel not so fun) Few things in life get much better than sitting on the beach relaxing, reading a book, and sipping on a cocktail.

On a side note, I feel slighted that I get 1 less hour to celebrate my birthday and to sleep this year.

16 comments:

runner26 said...

happy birthday! the list was fun to read ;) have a great day!

X-Country2 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

What a great list. I've only lived in two places in my life too, and they're 50 miles apart.

I also love to sleep in. Today I rolled out of bed at noon. :o)

maria k said...

yay for your birthday! great list...im glad im not the only one with an irrational fear of phone calls.

J said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Have a great day! Love the list!

aron said...

happy birthday!!!! awesome list :)

RunToFinish said...

HHHAAAPPPY Birthday! that was a great list, I know so much more about you now!

DeAnna said...

Happy Birthday! And a side note on the jeans endeavor: there are several websites where you measure yourself and they custom make a pair for you. Most aren't all that expensive, I read about these two in a magazine and the writer said they were both amazing and well worth it: makeyourownjeans.com and http://www.indidenim.com/oo/navigation/landingorth

bill carter said...

Hi Jamie

Happy, happy B-day! The big 30 huh? I can't even remember that one.

Really liked your 30 and I like nothing better than hanging out at the bookstore and well... hanging out.

tfh said...

Happy 30th! I don't think you have to start acting like an adult, though. Not quite yet. :)

Marcy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I TOTALLY get #28! Especially when it comes to making appointments and such. Normal everyday yakking I'm fine with but anything else I'd rather avoid LOL

Jess said...

I'm the same way with the telephone thing!!! Hope you're birthday was a blast!

rodney said...

You woke up during both operations? That's just not nice of them. Nice list. Happy Bday!

audgepodge said...

Fun post! Happy Birthday, again!

Xenia said...

Happy belated birthday!!! Welcome to 30. It's not as bad as I thought it would be, if that's any consolation for you. :)

As for your list--I am with you on #7, 18 and 27. I can't help but order the same food at my fave restaurants, even though I do like trying new things. I guess I'm a comfort girl. :)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

awwwww. sorry i missed it. hope you had a good one. loved the stuff you shared except i'm glad i didn't know about the waking up during outpt surg earlier, that would have freaked me out. i get a little lonely at home sometimes too.

take care, hope you are well.
nanc

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