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Monday, October 6, 2008

29 Things About Me

Well, I am officially OLD!!!!!! Today is my 29th birthday. I only have one year left to enjoy being a 20 something...weird. So in the spirit of celebration here are 29 facts (mostly trivial) that you may or may not know about lil' ole' me.

1. I hate sea food. Joe tried to get me to eat oysters once.....not a good experience for me, or anyone sitting by me for that matter!

2. As a child I was diagnosed as allergic to mushrooms but that never kept me from eating them....especially on pizza:)

3. I had a perm for most of life until my senior year when I had my hair straightened....best move ever!

4. As a child I always wanted blue eyes because everyone on my Dad's side had them. I eventually learned to love my green eyes though:)

5. I was always the teachers pet growing up and LOVED school....except Ms. Shrimplin in 2nd grade. She hated me and was so mean to me. I have always wanted to find her and tell her how much she scarred me!

6. I have never broken a bone.

7. My only surgeries have been tonsils and wisdom teeth.

8. I played the flute from 5th-8th grade

6. When I was a senior in high school I was a dancer in our high school musical, Hello Dolly. On opening night, in the opening scene, my skirt fell to my ankles during one of our dance routines. I was so mortified, and so was my partner....he ran off the stage. I wasn't far behind him though.

7. I don't know how to sew (and actually have no desire to).

8. I applied and got accepted to The Ohio State University, University of Utah, Ricks College, and BYU. I of course only wanted to go to BYU but I needed a back up plan...or two.

9. I never lived in a college dorm (by the time I got my acceptance letter the on campus housing was filled up).

10. I played lacrosse my senior year of high school. The coaches were two of my favorite teachers so I decided to go for it. It was the first and last team sport I ever played!

11. I had a paper route in middle school and was even a "model" for the how-to manual.

12. I once did the gallon challenge where you try to chug a gallon of milk in an hour....it's impossible and you puke. Disgusting I know.

13. I met Donny Osmond at Cafe Rio in Provo. Hil and I were done eating when we saw him in line. So we discreetly got back in line behind him. We couldn't think of a good reason to talk to him so we played it cool, tapped him on the shoulder and said "Excuse me, do you know what time it is?" Lame, I know.

14. I went to 5 different elementary schools and 3 high schools.

15. My first credit card was for the store Express. That bad boy got me through many tough times:)

16. When I was around 4 or 5 I had an imaginary friend named Buzzy Bee. Don't worry, I only had him because my friend had one. I never actually saw him or heard him talk to me, I swear!

17. Growing up I was fascinated with reading books about WWII and slavery-not the happiest topics but I learned a lot.

18. As much as I love to read I don't like non-fiction. For some reason it just doesn't keep my attention. But give me a novel and I'm glued to it!

19. I was a cheerleader in 7th grade. Go Team!

20. Also in 7th grade I got chicken pox and scabies within months of each other....pretty traumatic...especially since I was a cheerleader and had to bare my legs.

21. My ears are double pierced and my right ear also is pierced in the cartilage (it was cool in the 90's). Despite the 5 holes I only wear earrings in 2 of them.

22. I was once in the audience of the Ellen Degeneres show. I was supposed to play a game with her and Taye Diggs but she messed up. I still got a prize though!

23. I don't know how to drive a stick shift car.

24. I hate tomatoes but love tomato sauce and salsa.

25. I had a 4.0 in graduate school....until my last 2 classes. I got a little trunky I guess:)

26. One of my nostrils is smaller than the other....noticeably (TMI maybe??)

27. I have never shot a gun.

28. My first car was a 91 Plymouth Sundance. It was a great little car....until the bumper had to be drilled on to the body so it didn't drag on the street, the AC went out and the driver door didn't open. I had to get in and out of the passenger seat which was quite embarrassing.

29. I never had a nickname growing up but now my husband and siblings call me Melkat. It is my first and middle name put together. Melkat20 was my first email address so the name just kind of stuck.

12 comments:

Mom said...

You are the most interesting, beautiful 29 year old there is. I loved the Plymouth Sundance. It made getting in and out of the car a real challenge! I LOVE YOU!

Kami said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! we need to go to lunch to celebrate!

Adam & Kristen Birkmeyer said...

Hi Melissa! I occasionally wander over to your blog from Hilarry's. Just wanted to say happy birthday!

Hilarry said...

My personal fave is #28! How Charlie's Angels were we, getting in and out of the Sundance!

I also love #13...you know Donny enjoyed some hot 21 year old asking him for the time ;)

I love you! Happy Birthday!

Hannah Johnson said...

LOL, and I thought I knew you pretty well! LOL...who knew we both had underware experiences with theatre in HS! LOL

benandchayfuller said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great time in Utah!

anderson5 said...

I thought I knew you pretty well, but actually learned some things I didn't know! We should get our flutes together and play!! Happy Birthday!

Jilynn said...

Happy Birthday Melissa!

Hilarry said...

Where are your pictures from Utah? Post, please!

nicole said...

I had my cartilage pierced too! Thank goodness the piercing fad ended.

Nikkel said...

This is great!! I'm glad you had a terrific birthday!

Mrs. Lyndsee said...

Hahaha...I love this!

You played the flute? Now that is something I never knew..We might need to re-consider our friendship! just kidding! I love you. I think I am going to do this 29 post too, because well I'm bored right now and I am 29 too!! xoxox