11 Questions

Shalini over at Reading and Chickens asked me to address her 11 Questions meme.  And when Shalini asks, I deliver.  I mean, who wouldn't?  The instructions of the game are as follows:
Post a picture of yourself, tell us 11 things we might not know about you, answer the 11 questions asked of you, then write 11 new questions and tag some friends to play along.  I probably won't do the last part.  But I'll gladly comply with the first three requests.
Me & Frenchie in San Diego
1) I don't feel like I'm learning or growing as a person unless I'm scared of what I'm doing
2) I'm allergic to pretty much every insect bite a person can get.  My limbs will blow up like a balloon and swell to twice their original size, which is so very attractive.  I've had a fire ant bite travel up a vein.  Sick.
3) I don't like asparagus.  It tastes like poison and I'd rather throw up than eat it
4) I think throwing up is one of the worst thing that can happen to a person
5) When reading for pleasure, I skim / scan instead of reading every word.  Oftentimes, I forget the name of the main characters and only remember the first letter of their respective names
6) I only wear makeup for special occasions.  My daily facial maintenance consists of putting on SPF Boscia facial moisturizer.  And that's it...
7) I want to shave part of my head but am afraid of how it'll grow back as well as the professional ramifications.  Can someone allay my fears?
8) I don't like roller coasters.  I know they're safe.  I just don't like the falling feeling in your stomach (see #4)
9) I feel more Texan than Asian.  Is that a weird type of comment to make?  I like my Tex Mex more than Asian food and I associate with Texans more than Chinese people
10) I grew up playing piano, going to math, Chinese and art lessons, taking gymnastics, jazz, ballet and riding horses.  Consequently, I have no focus as an adult and no skills either
11) I am addicted to The Big Bang Theory and Swamp People.  And more ammunition on how weird I am...
Now to answer the 11 questions posed to me by Shalini
1) If your life were a book, what would it be?
A manual, on How to Train your Dragon
2) What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Blue Bell cookies and cream (because I'm a Southern gal)
3) Do you floss or just pretend to floss and lie to the dentist?
Okay, this is a tough one because I have honestly tried to be better about flossing.  But it hurts so DAMN MUCH and then my mouth is all bloody.  So it's kind of half and half
4) What are the qualities of your ideal mate?
Respectful and confident - Those would not have been the qualities that I would have chosen in high school FYI
5) What did you want to be when you grew up when you were a child?
A writer
6) If you see a penny on the sidewalk, do you pick it up or walk by it?
Walk by it.  Germs.  No, it's really because I'm too lazy to bend over and pick it up.  Plus who knows what could happen while you're bent over
7) City, suburbs or country? Why?
Well, when I'm filthy rich, I will have a city AND country home.  And the country home will house all of my horses.  Yup
8 ) If money weren’t ever an issue again, what would you do with your life?
Write and ride horses all the day long.  Yes, I'm pretty much a 7 year-old girl at heart
9) How do you feel about adults who wear overalls?
I'm from Texas so it's kind of the uniform here.  Not really, but I can see the appeal of a one piece outfit
10) If you had to pick one (non-evil) Harry Potter character to murder, who would you pick and why?
Ginny Weasley.  Everyone knows that Harry should have ended up with Hermione
11) Is the world going to end in 2012?
Yep, and on my birthday too.  We're going to go out with a bang!


  1. Heehee... agree with #10! And I like Swamp People too!
    Anyhoo, you should totally do #7:P

  2. I love this posting! Thank you for sharing more about yourself :)

    I am a huge fan of Texas, by the way. It took me almost 10 years to return to Los Angeles, because I loved living in Houston so much. I looked for every internship and employment opportunity, until fate intervened and I found myself missing home more than I bargained for. Anyone who thinks loving Texas more than Los Angeles has clearly not tried Tex-Mex yet. Or gone to the State Fair.


  3. Omg, shave half of the hair off of your head?! You are BRAVE girl!!!! I'd do it now while you're doing the whole work at home thing :)

  4. It is so nice to know you more :).

  5. this was fun to read. i wish i had your skin- to only wear sunblock!!
    i enjoy the bog bang theory when in uk.
    the first #10 made me chuckle.


  6. no.10 sounds intimidating and sort of sad at the same time. as a child i was never involved in anything. no after school activities, no any sort of art or music lessons, but after reading your no.10, i don't feel quite as bad for myself as i was few minutes ago :) thanks for sharing!

    enjoy your weekend.

  7. I don't like roller coasters too, but
    Mr.Freddy loves it.. he said it's fun!
    Kids are really fearless :-)

  8. Haha, great answers :) I have the same over-sensitive reaction to insect bites.

  9. LOL at number 10..! :-D I do agree..! ;-)

  10. Oh dear, I'm so sorry, I've just noticed that I've been so rude and haven't really thanked you for all your sweet comments! Thanks so much for being such a lovely reader and commenter, I really appreciate it.

    This post is fun, I always like the kind of posts where I get to find out more about the person behind the blog. Your allergy sounds pretty bad - not fun. With all those things you have learned as a child (no. 10) surely, you must have a huge pool of talents...

    Wishing you a lovely evening, Love from London xo

  11. Loved reading the interesting Q/A here! I recently moved to NY but in my heart I am country girl, if I win a lottery, I'd move to Sequim (WA)in a heartbeat!! LOL! I just found out your blog and love it! I am now following you and would appreciate if you could follow me back! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  12. Love it! As for #10--you're just well-rounded . . . a requirement for any great writer. At least, that's what I tell myself. :)

  13. Rooth, I was just about to tag you in my 11 questions post, but see you've already done it! OH well! It was fun reading all your random things!!

  14. #1 describes me to a t. I loved reading this list about you. I don't think you are weird. I think you are kind of fabulous!

    And the head shaving thing....depends on your office. I work for a large non-profit and I see some weird things around here:)


  15. I definitely do the reading thing! Getting to the end and having no idea whatsoever of the characters' names.


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