Thursday, January 3, 2008


1. I was born in Singapore.

2. When I was one 1 accidentally ate dog poo. (I'm still considering suing my mother with a case of neglect... Just Kidding Mom!)

3. I have dark brown hair that has already started going gray. I'm not sure how I feel about this.

4. I love Jesus Christ.

5. My favorite outfit is jeans, t-shirt and flip flops.

6. I know how to Irish Step dance.

7. I can do really good accents...New York, Midwestern, Irish, Scottish, English, Australian, and working on South African....

8. I am an aspiring writer.

9. I was born on April Fool's Day and everyone thought I was going to be a boy.

10. I love to visit the airport.

11. I am always looking to do something spontaneous. (Example: showing up in a billiards hall for my friends birthday in a ratty chicken costume and not telling anyone who I was for a good 45 minutes.)

12. I think the funniest word in the English language is the word "Fart."

13. I love gummy, chewy candy.

14. I only wear one contact lens in my right eye. And my glasses are prescription for my right eye only as well.

15. When I wear my glasses I look like Tina Fay, from Saturday Night Live and Thirty Rock.

16. Have a thing about noticing people's hands.

17. I like the smell of gasoline and musty basements.

18. I like things that go fast but I hate roller coasters.

19. I am a natural born encourager to everyone, but I'm very hard on myself.

20. If I could suggest one thing that you should buy it would be a Nalgene Bottle. You need to drink more water and these bottles are my favorite!

21. I prefer French Press over drip coffee any day.

22. I'm a die hard fan of hot coffee even in in the heat of summer.

23. I love Michael McDonald's voice (yes from the Doobie Brothers)and I don't care how cheesy that sounds.

24. I have slept on my left side my whole life and so my face is slightly crooked to the right just a tad. (but I think I'm the only one who notices this.)

25. I hate having my feet touched.

26. One of my favorite sandwiches is whole wheat bread with peanut butter, shredded carrots, alfalfa sprouts and sunflower seeds on it.

27. I love big dogs. I act like an idiot around them. I should be embarrassed about this, but I'm not.

28. My idea of lots of fun is making children laugh at me and they do.

29. My closest friends are very opposite of me. More reserved, quiet(er) with a dry sense of humor. I appreciate this about them because I will never be that way.

30. If I could describe myself in one word it would be this: in John Mayer song 'Neon'.

31. If I could pick an animal that most resembles my personality it would be the Energizer Bunny.

32. I once walked to school with cotton balls taped over my eyes while my friends led me all the way to school because I wanted to know what it would be like to be blind.

33. I am right handed, but I cut with my left and kick with my left. Whenever I pick up a baseball bat, tennis racket, golf club, or Frisbee, I am neither left or right handed, I am both. This is very confusing in my brain.

34. I have gone cliff jumping, but I would never go bungee jumping. (Go figure)

35. I played soccer from age 5-17. Then I joined a co-ed league this past spring and got the beatdown from some mean ogres and left at the end of the season.

36. When I was 13 years old, I smoked a cigarette. Then I felt so guilty about it that I told on myself to my parents.

37. I always read the last page of a book first and I always want to know the end of a movie before it's over.

38. I think ribs are the most disgusting thing a person could eat. It just looks so carnal.

39. I snap my fingers a lot at home.

40. I get the hiccups at least once a day.

41. I often eat standing up. This drives my father crazy when I go home to visit, as
he is always trying to get me to sit down.

42. I like the way food tastes cold. Like cold leftovers.

43. I have a poor sense of smell.

44. I have an excellent sense of touch.

45. I love animals...sometimes maybe too much. My friend hit and killed a bear on accident awhile ago. I was more upset about the bear than him.

46. I love getting text messages, but I find texting back annoying because I'm slow.

47. I am the oldest of my three siblings...I like it that way.

48. My best feature is my... I don't know. My worst feature is my skinny calves. I can run and lift weights and they still stay skinny.

49. I am always cold.

50. Therefore...I love flannel sheets.

51. I have a 'thing' about linens. I love them crisp and clean.

52. I love slippers and bathrobes and coffee in the morning.

53. I like it when people play with my hair, which never happens anymore. Unless my little cousins want to play with it and then it feels like they are ripping my scalp off, but hey, I'll take what I can get.

54. I can't stand it when people give me weak hugs and hand shakes.

55. I love the smell of bleached whites fresh from the dryer.

56. I am too shy to wear a bikini in public. I feel like I'm walking around in my underware! I always wear a tank top over it.

57. I love getting Real Mail, like letters or cards...that sort of thing.

58. Word of encouragment do wonders for me.

59. Up until I was 9 I chewed my nails constantly and spit them out. Then my mother bribed me that if I stopped biting them, she would buy me a piece of real jewerly. Her bribe worked and I still have the garnet ring today.

60. I kinda think that my spending so much time here thinking about myself is vain, so that's enough of this!


Dan Mega said...

3- ditto
4- ditto
6- I can swing and salsa, thats about it
14-perfect opportunity to just wear an eye patch and be a pirate! argh, matey, argh
28-people seem to laugh and point at me
42- ditto to the max
46- double ditto
49- I'm always too hot, anything above 65 degrees is uncomfortable
53- I have a bad habit of playing with my own hair constantly.
54- sometimes I like picking people up that i hug

~**Dawn**~ said...

3. Me too! My stylist was laughing when she found my first grey hair, but then said with my blonde highlights, no one will ever even know. She should have made sure *I* didn't know. =P

7. How about a good Boston accent? ;-)

18. I hate roller coasters too. Funny thing is, I work for a company that makes... roller coast wheels. =P

19. We are very much alike in this.

20. I can assure you that I don't need to drink more! That's almost all I ever drink, except for one glass of straight unsweetened cranberry juice in the morning.

23. I *so* have a thing for voices.

28. Few sounds are more joyful than a laughing baby or child.

29. Thank you for appreciating quieter people. So many people tell me they wish I weren't so quiet. I like that about me though.

38. Ribs & the non-boneless buffalo wings!

46. I used to be slow. But I have a couple of friends that text me so much, they forced me to get faster about it. =P

47. I am the oldest too! Two younger brothers.

48. My knees. I *hate* my knees.

49. Me too!! Always! And sometimes I get "internally" cold & no matter how much I bundle up, I cannot get warm.

50. I got flannel sheets for Christmas! And they are on my bed! And that's right, I *do* live in Florida. ;-)

53. I know what you mean...

54. There is something to be said for a good hug. If I let you into my personal space, you better be able to give me a good hug.

58. Me too, and it is amazing what a lost art this is...

60. It so is not! It's a gift to your blog friends! What an awesome peek into the world of Colleen you've given us!

Adventurer w/o Borders said...

12. Hmm... I've always thought "booger" is the funniest word in the English language; I must reconsider "fart".

Which reminds me of when I was taking German and we had to learn to conjugate the verb fahren (to travel). The third person singular form of the verb is "fährt". Often the girls would be embarrassed to pronounce it because they thought it was pronounced like the English word "fart". Actually, the umlaut over the "a" means that it's pronounced with a long "a".

15. Now, you have to post a picture of yourself with the "Tina Fey" look.

21. If you like French-pressed coffee, you'd love cold-water brew. Get a water pitcher; fill it with 5 cups of water and half a pound of coarsely grounded coffee (preferably Arabica beans). Allow it to soak for 12 hours. You will, then, have a thick coffee extract which you can mix with hot water or milk. You can store the concentrate (with the beans filtered out) in the refrigerator for up to 14 days without any deterioration in taste or freshness. Some people put whole wheat grains in with the coarsely ground coffee. (It's supposed to soak up the oil which contains the stuff that makes the coffee bitter; frankly, I never found the cold-water brew coffee extract to be bitter.)

Holly said...

Oh this is fun! My turn!
11. That is hilarious!
22. Me too!
29. You just described me here
37. Doesn't this ruin the book for you?
54. Major ditto! A weak handshake reminds me of a dead fish- yuck
56. Me too- tankini all the way
57. Me too
60. I enjoyed this! I like how your list was a collection of such unique facts.

Colleen said...

To Everyone who has been actually take the time to comment in depth to this entry....Ya'll are awesome! i wasn't quite expecting that. it's fun to see what I have in common with you and how we are different;-)

Colleen said...

DAWN- My stylist likes my gray hair. He thinks it's cool. He's pretty cool. So I'll keep just a wee bit longer. My boston accent stinks, I've tried =( Yeah, voices are good too. I know you're quieter ever thought I've never met you;-)And yes, I like that about you. I didn't know you had TWO younger bros! I thought there was just one. #60. Really? I never thought of it that way!

Colleen said...

Pin-That's a pretty funny story about my *favorite* word. No kidding, I laugh every time. Cold water brew? THat sounds interesting, but kinda long, no? Yeah, I should post me with my glasses sometime and then you all can be the judge =)

Colleen said...

Holly! Hey Girl! Yes, the Chicken costume night was great. I highly reccomend trying it. No, reading the end of books doesn't ruin it for me. I find it satisfying! You and the swimsuit thing too? I always feel like a nerd around my half nudie girlfriends, but I gotta stick to my convictions. But in my backyard pool at my parents house I love running around in my swim suit like big kid. Yay! I'm glad you liked this post too=)

~**Dawn**~ said...

Yep, two of 'em. My one brother that I link to is about to turn 29. The other one is going to be 10 in June. He doesn't have a blog. ;-)

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Oh Colleen, that was just too funny! I clicked on your dog link and couldn't stop laughing for ten minutes, maybe more, I didn't time myself!

And about the aspiring writer part? Girl, you are a better writer than many people who call themselves authors!

After reading your list, it seems we have a lot in common, except the dog poo and rollercoasters - I love em, not dog poo, just rollercoasters! And a bikini? Wouldn't dare, even when I was 30 pounds lighter :)

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