Saturday, July 18, 2009

100 Things you might not know about me!

-My favorite color is purple.
-I am a die-hard Oklahoma State University Cowboys fan!
- When I was in 6th grade a 5th grader stabbed me in the leg with his cello endpin. No lie. And I got in trouble for it because I got mad and tried to chase him off….even though I couldn’t run on my leg so I was barely limping after…
- Also when I was in 6th grade I went on my brother’s sr. trip to Six Flags and Medieval Times. I got to skip school!
- When I was about 9,I used to think if I couldn’t recite the alphabet backwards, if I got pulled over I would get arrested…so I learned to say the alphabet backwards.
- I am really super good at reciting the Peter Piper tongue twister. It is one of my only talents.
- I can say the names of all the states in alphabetical order in 17 seconds.
- I collect DVD’s, Business Cards, and purses.
- I have never left the country.
- I have 2 trips on my mind right now, The first one is a trip to London. I’ve wanted to go to London for as long as I can remember but I have never gotten the opportunity. The other trip is a road trip with all my best friends to visit all the Ivy League Colleges and buying a t-shirt from every single one of them!
- I love to read...but only for entertainment. Reading to learn is something I 100% can’t do.
- I don’t like pizza very much.
-I LOVE to eat fruit.
- I love reading books that are in a series. My 3 favorite series’ are 1)The Private Series[including spinoff series the Privilege Series…I count both of them as one because privilege wouldn’t make sense without Private] 2) Harry Potter, and 3) Twilight.
- I love eating plain ‘ole homemade vanilla ice cream.
- I would rather eat pie than cake
- I make an award-winning apple pie! Literally. I won first place with my recipe!
- I have a pretty good memory.
- When I was younger, I wrote my own poetry book and made all my friends read it.
- I hope to be a writer “when I grow up.” I want to write young adult fiction novels for girls.
- I love to drink unsweetened Iced Tea. I’m not really a big soda fan.
- I love going to Minnesota. I have family up there and I absoultely LOVE the Minneapolis and surrounding areas.
-At the ripe age of 20 I have been to Las Vegas twice and love it there. I will probably be going back soon!
- I am a television fanatic. I watch way too much T.V…I just wish my treadmill were still in the living room so at least I could work out while watching TV so I wouldn’t feel like sucha slug.
- I love bread. I judge restaurants by how much I like the bread.
-I am a list maker. If I don’t set a list, I won’t accomplish anything.
- I frequently “shop” for my future home (when I am a millionaire) and I make lists of things I want in my dream house.
- I am very loyal and very trusting…sometimes too trusting.
- I am not a very good judge of character so I, unfortunately, I end up trusting the wrong people…and as you have already read, I sometimes am too trusting.
- I could watch the movie “Step Up 2: The Streets” everyday. It pumps me up and makes me want to dance.
- I love to cook and bake.
- My favorite “bad guy” is Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter. I dyed my hair black last October so I could be like her for Halloween…unfortunately I hated having black hair…
-I dye my hair a lot. In the past year I have have 4 different colors of blonde, light brown, dark brown, black, red, orange, and purple. Yes…that is right purple hair…but those were just strips.
-I am constantly on the lookout for a good deal. I’m a good bargain shopper when I need to be…
- In my opinion, there are very few things are as satisfying than getting something in the mail…like snail mail…not e-mail.
- I am very opinionated. Generally, I am pretty good at holding my tongue in an argument but I really lose it when people start making assumptions about me based on the things I like.
- I hate when people assume that because I am blonde, that I am dumb. The fastest way to piss me off is to call me stupid.
- I have two HUGE pet peeves. The first one is when people develop opinions about things they don’t know about…like the whole Harry Potter thing. “It is evil because it is all about witches and magic.” That opinion is absolute bull because if you read it you will see that yes, it has witches and magic in it but that isn’t what it is about. It is a coming of age story about a boy who, aside from normal teenage stuff, has to deal with the fact that the fate of his entire world is on his shoulders, and it is a tale of good versus evil. My other pet peeve is when people use I where they should use me. ATTENTION EVERYONE….“I” IS NOT ALWAYS CORRECT! Or when people talk about “His and I’s party” or whatever. “I’s” is NEVER correct. It is MY. Sheesh!
-I have torn the ligaments in both of my ankles twice.
-I firmly believe that I enjoyed High School so much because I was involved in a lot of things.
- It is a dorky game, and I know it, but I absolutely love playing the Sims.
- I can’t fully clean my apartment without fabreze.
- Spiders and wasps and other creepy crawlies freak me out. When it comes to bugs, I am a wimp.
- Grape is my favorite flavor of Okie Snow.
-I used to want my own personal airplane but I watched a special on the travel channel that showed just how much it costs to 1) buy the airplane, 2) modify it to meet my requirements, 3) fuel it, 4) employ people to keep it running and in good condition and pilot it, not to mention maintenance costs.
-Caribbean Passion is my favorite flavor of Jamba Juice.
- I have been known to order water when forced to go to Starbucks…but I have lately found out that Iced Green Tea is okay too.
- Hamburgers are my favorite food on the PLANET.
- I don’t eat lettuce…unless I have LOTS of ranch.
- I love the rain. I would seriously not be upset if it rained EVERY DAY. I would be just fine living in a place like Seattle.
-I only eat the chex out of chex mix.
- I cannot stand trail mix.
- Travelling is so much fun. I travel every time I get the chance. But I always look forward to coming home.
- I am not the typical girlie girl. I would rather watch football than go out shopping on a Saturday afternoon.
-Baseball is my absolute favorite sport!
-I have a major problem. If I find a book that I love, I buy it and then I loan it out to everyone I know…and then I buy another copy…and then I loan that out…and I end up with 3 or 4 copies of my favorite books that I keep on rotation between all of my friends.
-Wipeout may be the funniest show on television. I love watching people making fools out of themselves!
-I have lots of books and lots of movies that people borrow all the time…Sometimes I feel like Blockbuster…and the Library all in one!
-I’m wired backwards. Tylenol PM and Simply sleep make my hyper. Caffiene and Sugar make me sleepy.
- Sometimes my strong opinions make me lose more friends than they help me gain.
- I think it is really important to save as much money as possible. Most people say you should save 10% of every paycheck…I save a minimum of 50%. You never know when you are going to need the money.
- I am paranoid about my apartment. I don’t ever lock the door so every night when I get home I have to open all the doors and turn on all the lights and go into every room and closet to make sure no one is lurking around…
- Sometimes, when I don’t like something, I tell people I am allergic to it.
- I have trouble forgiving people who betray my trust.
- My family calls me “the sickly child” because I vomit a lot.
-I have seen every episode of Hannah Montana. Don’t ask me why…I just have.
- Christmas is fun because you get lots of presents, but my all-time favorite holiday is the 4th of July.
- The majority of the books I read all take place in New England.
- I collect “For Dummies” Books…mostly the Travel books.
- I hate reading movie reviews in the Oklahoma Gazette. I almost always disagree.
- I am terrible at math and I think it is rediculous that someone majoring in Library Sciences is expected to take Calculus.
- My hair is a lot thicker than it looks and it takes forever for it to dry.
- I have a Netflix account and love that I can watch every episode of South Park online.
- My Sunday School class meets on Saturday Night.
- I am a night person.
-I get really disoriented in the morning. I’m that person who staggers around for a while before falling back down on the bed and having to sit there until I remember how to walk.
- I can’t stand walnuts by themself, but I love brownies with walnuts in them.
- Helena Bonham Carter is amazing.
- Of all the fruit juices available for breakfast, my favorite is red grape juice.
- The crust is my favorite part of the pizza. Sometimes I only eat the crusts.
- I really like Retro aprons. I think I am going to start collecting aprons.
- My family goes to the Oklahoma State Fair every year and everyone goes.
- I couldn’t live without Dippin’ Dots.
- DVR has spoiled me. I frequently find myself asking people to rewind life so I could see that again…I get lots of funny looks.
- I'm a member of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
-There are a lot of people I know who think they deserve respect and they demand that respect, but have done absolutely nothing to deserve the respect they demand. As a result, I generally do not get along with said people because I refuse to respect someone who I have no business respecting. Can I say respect once more? R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me
- The smell of barbeque sauce used to make me throw up.
- I do not like paprika…but it is fun to say.
- I dislike eggs.
- I have many irrational fears…which I keep on a list so I don’t forget…but I lost the list. So I need to make a new one.
- My birthday is September 16.
- My only teenage rebellion was the day before I turned 20, I ditched my college classes to go to the fair with my friends Ashley and John Paul and we got in for free because we told everyone we were high school students and used our old high school student ID’s.
- I don’t talk to people about relationships. Most of the time. And I definitely don’t talk to anyone in my family about them.
- I am the youngest in my family of my generation.
- I lose things a lot and I rarely tell people about it because I don’t want people to not trust me.
- I have never had braces or glasses.
- I have an iPhone.
- I cried when I dropped my phone and cracked the screen on the 2nd of July because I knew my dad would be mad. As a result, the crying made my mom mad that I was so upset about my phone.
- I read FML and it makes me feel better about my life!


and now some really random pictures!

proof that at some point in my life...I had a tan.

far left: Ladies and Gentlemen, Mrs. Karen Workun. aka. the lady with the pearl earring.
left: I was feeling a bit artistic....
finest! Lauren likes cell phones!

my boys. Chase, Rob, Taylor, and David!

My friend Jennifer and I built this working model of a guillotine for World History our sophomore year of HS. It can cut veggies. post sex-change operation!

Chihuly glass sculptures at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.




I am good at acting silly...and apparently I make a good lion....don't you think?


  1. I'm with you on the "don't like walnuts alone but love them in brownies" group.
    I am also addicted to bread and LOVE pizza crust more than the pizza.

    You are a very interesting person Mattie. Keep up with the writing!


  2. I am completely with you on the "I's" thing. It unnerves me to no end when I hear people say it! Oh, and the rain. I love rainy days and I wouldn't mind it at all if every day was rainy. I also love your stance on respect. I remember once I had a high school teacher that pounded his finger on the first day of class and DEMANDED that we respect him and all I can remember thinking is, "Are you planning on doing anything to earn said respect, Buddy?". Grr. People like that bug me.

    I enjoyed reading about you! You've got some great insights.