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one | i can’t stand pepsi. i used to drink two cans a day all through the winter trimester of my senior year of high school to keep myself awake in the morning (question: why didn’t you drink coffee?; answer: because i disliked and still dislike the taste). i had it so often i can’t stand the taste anymore.
two | lest you think i regularly ingest healthy fluids in lieu of pop, i drink root beer like it’s an endangered flavor.
three | i have a very dry sense of humor that, ironically, seems to transfer better over the internet than in person.
four | if i could dye my hair any color, i would dye it red.
five | i’m right-handed but i play tennis and hockey with my left hand.
six | i’ve been to nine countries but spain was the first one where my ancestors lived.
seven | i had my ears pierced when i was a year old.
eight | i’m allergic to seafood. i am also allergic to all things that make one sniffly. this includes, as recently and painfully discovered, an allergy to cats.
nine | i love to learn, but i hated school. i have no words to properly express my joy at not going back this fall.
ten | my favorite season is fall.
eleven | appropriately, my favorite holiday is thanksgiving.
twelve | i play three instruments with some degree of proficiency: piano, violin, and cello. i can also play a b flat scale on the flute (on a good day).
thirteen | i should have majored in history instead of english, but by the time i found this out, it would have delayed my graduation. other things i should have majored in: chemistry and criminal justice.
fourteen | my most-used phrase is “shank me,” so much so, my mom asked me the other day after i’d said it, “how many times have you died now?”
common variations include: “shank me in the face” and “shank me in the eye”
fifteen | i have a lot of grammar pet peeves (although the number has gone down since i took linguistics) but the most irritating to me by far is apostrophe misusage.
apostrophes indicate possession or an omission of words. this is not a difficult concept.
sixteen | speaking of grammar, i do not go around correcting people’s spoken grammar in my head, and that is a stupid question to ask people who are interested in, pursuing, or possess english degrees.
seventeen | i don’t like maxi skirts.
eighteen | i can’t remember the last time i went to bed before midnight.
nineteen | the one word that always trips me up spelling is rhythm. i usually forget the first “h.”
twenty | the foremost sign of a nerd is that you have a preferred method of citation. my favorite is chicago style.
twenty-one | i’ve only straightened my hair twice since the end of april, which is a record.
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