11 things (random facts & questions)

11 Things...
I've been seeing these pop up all over and I was tagged by Maryam, so of course I'm going to play!

Here are the rules:

1. Post these rules
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them that you've tagged them.

11 Random Things:

1. I'm scared of practically all public transportation (blame it on too much tv).  I'm not sure how I traveled in a grey house bus from Oregon to New York when I was 15!? I haven't been on a plane since Jan 2002, I road trip it up almost any chance I get though.. and please don't tell me cars are not safer, I've heard it a million times before!

2. I don't like food touching my face, so if I ever eat a sandwich or burger (which is rarely) then they must be cut in 1/2 or the food touching the side of my cheeks might freak me out.

3. I can't sit still during movie/tv time.  I get bored and easily distracted, but if I can be doing something I'm okay.  Usually during movies with the husband at home I eat sunflower seeds so I have something to do.

4. When I was a kid I always wished my name was Penelope and that my friends would call me Penny, I got it from that little cartoon that was on Pee Wee's Play house (5 awesome points for you, if you remember this!)

5. 9 times out of 10 I prefer to do something alone (like shopping), then with someone else.  I like taking my time browsing and I can get easily distracted and don't want to seem rude to the person I'm with.  Plus I'm the kind of gal that likes to go down every aisle for fear of missing something amazing!

6. My very first job was when I was 15, it was Taco Bell, for one day.  I was told by my disgusting manager that my pants look 'reaalllyyyyy' good on me (barf).  So when I was asked to take the garbage out, I set it on his car and drove home without any notice or saying goodbye!

7. I have never broken a bone, even though I was a total tomboy but I have tons of random little battle wound scars from things like my bmx bike brake wire going through my leg or the one above my eye from when I ran into the bathroom and knocked myself out on the toilet =)

8. I have only had 2 boyfriends my entire life and I married one of them.

9. I will read the book or watch the movie, but I won't do both. I don't want one to ruin the other.

10. I'm a firm believer in 'work out pants' (aka pajama bottoms).  I have no shame and feel that if you are comfortable and that makes you feel good then you should be able to wear them to the store.  Plus I really don't care what most people think of me.

11. I hate where I live. So very much.  Every day I want to move and we just don't.  My parents are here and I don't want to leave my mom, Brandon loves hanging out with my dad (he even considers him to be one of his best friends!).  There really is no reason to move, except I don't like it and so far that hasn't been a good enough reason to pack up.

And.. the 11 questions:

1. If you could travel anywhere all expenses paid where would you go? Although I would love love love to visit Thailand or Tokyo, who are we kidding I won't fly.  So I would get an RV and do the biggest United States road trip and visit things like The Worlds Largest Yarn Ball!

2. If you could go to school for free would you?  What would you study? I think it would be great to brush up on my computer skills and learn more graphic design type stuff, mainly for my own personal use.  Um they do have circus school though, and I have been meaning to learn how to juggle!

3. Do you believe in fate? I believe that things will happen and are supposed to happen a certain way, but that we all have a hand in making or breaking those scenarios.

4. What's a movie you could watch over and over again and not get tired of? um sooo cheesy, but I have probably watched How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days about a hundred times. I could watch Grease and most 80's movies anytime you ask though.

5. If you had to be either deaf or blind which would you choose? Geez!? deaf.  I love seeing things, and I love seeing faces.  How would I know how cute my husband is just based off his voice? Plus I wouldn't hear him or my mom nagging at me =)

6. If you won the lottery what would you do with the money? Buy my parents a new home & set them up so my dad would stop working (he is a workaholic!), buy us a house and just save the rest and not worry about things.. I like to be happy & comfy, but that doesn't mean I need to splurge! Although I could probably rent the wienermobile for like a day and just drive around & wave to people.

7. Do you prefer the beach or the pool? Ummmm I prefer rivers & swimming holes.. but I'm not much of a water outside kind of gal.  I do love walking along the Oregon Coast though, does that count?

8. What is your favorite thing to cook? Taters.. I love to cut em up and season/oil them.  I bake em and then put cheese on top and when done you dip em in sour cream.. Crap now I need to make that for lunch!

9. Are you competitive? I like to set goals and achieve them, but I don't have to beat people at doing them.. I am competitive when I play Call of Duty with my husband and the boys.. I like killing people online.. horrible? no.... more like tension relieving! 

10. Were you a good student in high school? Well I graduated.. but let's just say I was pre-occupied.

11. Where was your first kiss? It was a kid named Amir, we were in 4th grade and it was at a picnik table and he transferred his gum to me, gross yet memorable. 

I tag Alex, Dana, Gina, Leonora & Carmen! (& anyone else that wants to play!)

To answer these questions-
1- Sweet or Sour?
2- What is your favorite kind of music?
3- Where do you see yourself personally in 5 years?
4- Do you know any other languages besides english?
5- What is your biggest pet peeve of all time?
6- Have you ever been in a fight and thrown something made of glass at someone, like they do in the movies?
7- Reincarnation: What do you come back as?
8- If you could go back to any age you were and live it again, how old would you be & why?
9- Cats or Dogs?
10- Have any guilty pleasures?

If you have been tagged by someone or end up tagging yourself from this post, leave a comment with the link I would love to come and check it out!


  1. your so so so prettyy!!! :) and I cant sit still in a movie/tv show either!!! :P

    EWWHH to #6!!

  2. Your 11 things were cracking me up! "I will read the book or watch the movie, but I won't do both. I don't want one to ruin the other." That is too funny :-)

  3. i'm the sammmmeee way with shopping. have to do it alone. TOTALLY understand.

  4. I like to shop alone too :).

  5. Oh my gosh, I can't imagine not flying or taking public transportation. I HATE driving, & I feel so much more comfortable when someone else has the reins!

  6. This game is seriously tons of fun!

  7. I love your 11 things! I'm terrible at CoD, but I do think violent video games are a pretty awesome stress reliever, haha :D

  8. I love your 11 things and your answers, I couldn't help but laugh at a few of them. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Yeah for How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days... I watched it a billion times and kind of know every line - if I wasn't so sleepy right now, I'd watch it right away =)

  10. Um, I NEED you to make me taters! I'm salivating just reading about them. Cheese, potatoes & sour cream- WHAT MORE COULD A GIRL WANT?!

  11. I tagged myself. :) And I tagged you in my post! You can see it here. http://thethingaboutjoy.blogspot.com/2012/03/11-things-random-facts-questions.html

  12. Your rules are really sweet and I agree to the most of the random things you mentioned above...I like the way these self-made question and answer series is listed...Great effort..!!