About Me and You and Our Delicious Life

About Sarah and The Delicious Life

This list of lists has now become an unofficial About Me of sorts, and as such, I’ll try and keep it updated. This page is current as of April 2009.

I am republishing my Top Three Lists here and now because I recently went back and read it and realized that things have changed about me. I mean, you didn’t think I would still be wearing a baby pink baby polo shirt, did you?

And just to make things more fun for everyone involved, and yes, there’s no denying that we’re “involved” now, let me know about you in the Comments. I really do want to know more about you. In triples. Particularly what you are wearing right now.

About Me and My Delicious Life

aka

~ TheDelicious (I think people call me more often by this “handle” than my real name)

~ Sarah (and now, I guess I can reveal the “J. Gim” part)

~ Princess

heritage

~ first and foremost, american

~ also korean, though i didn’t realize this about myself until i moved away from the midwest

~ i can speak spanish better than i can korean, does that count for anything?

a/s/l

~ i’m definitely past my late 20s early 30s, but just now entering my prime

~ “s” – this would actually be funny if there were edits over 4 years

~LA now and probably forever, though i did stints in the bay area, detroit rock city, cincinnati, and san antonio

what i like about myself

~ brain – it’s big. very big

~ rhythm

~ ability to be alone, but never feel lonely laser-focused ADD

what i don’t like about myself

~ my metabolism mini muffin top which is now a Jumbo Bakery-style Streusel Covered Muffin Top

~ tendency to become obsessed with any- and everything

~ analysis paralysis

things that scare me

~ flying in planes losing flying in planes

~ being in a large amount of pain, though i have a pretty high tolerance as it is not having control. of everything. having the responsibility of being in control. of everything.

~ roller coasters how hard i crush

everyday essentials

~ coffee any form of caffeine

~ checking email Internet

~ vitamins (a multi, calcium, C, E, and fiber) nicotine gum gum

wearing right now

~ giant silver hoop earrings giant gold hoop earrings diamond stud earrings

~ baby pink baby polo shirt white tank and crisp white trousers glasses

~ white stilettos nude 4″ stilettos with a fiercely pointed toe 5″ platform sandals

music to dance by

~ trance, like the kind from the 1990s, like mssrs sasha & diggers’ renaissance, if you really care anything “dance,” particularly electronic

~ breakbeats and drum n bass, like ltj bukem rap/hip-hop

~ gipsy kings rekindling a once-heated love affair with General Public

goals for the next 12 months

~ learn flash to let go

~ complete my self-teaching of korean cooking lessons figure out who i am

~ lose 5 pounds without dieting figure out who i want to be

want in a relationship

~ my best friend

~ my best friend

~ my best friend

physical things that attract me to the opposite sex

~ Colgate smile

~ smells like fresh laundry southern accent

~ glasses good posture

i can’t

~ fly (yet)

~ sing relax

~ focus on one activity for too long

hobbies

~ dining out reading other restaurant reviews dining out

~ cooking and baking drinking dining out

~ reading

what i want to do right now

~ go running sip an absolut citron on the veranda overlooking the pacific

~ eat nachos flirt shamelessly with you

~ figure out my dining plan for the next five days let go

careers i am considering (more like, dreaming about *sigh*)

~ restaurant/food critic or writer or something fun like that

~ restaurant owner retired billionairess

~ professor of something awesome

where i want to go on vacation (if i could fly, that is)

~ the iberian peninsula with a li’l weekender to ibiza eating and drinking my way around spain

~ italy

~ england – and follow diggers around for two weeks – will he think me a stalker? luxuriously cruising around greece

kids’ names (and yes, eventually i will have some. maybe.)

~ olivia

~ sophia daisy, which is what i named my chihuahua

~ molly colette

what i must do before i die

~ run 10 miles without stopping

~ get on a plane, dammit, and go on vacation somewhere

~ write a children’s book. or a cookbook. or self help book.

** a year ago today, i didn’t “go big.” i went “medium.” **

** two years ago today, i was “on” in my on-again-off-again relationship **

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1 yoko June 5, 2007 at 1:26 pm

I am
~Yoko
~from Philadelphia
~Japanese-American

I got to your site via Slashfood and Tastespotting.

I’m currently wearing
~Gap dress pants
~Gap white t-shirt
~Gap red sweater (AC on full blast)
(I am not usually a Gap whore)

I am eating a nectarine. I need lots of paper towels.

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2 Sam June 5, 2007 at 8:30 pm

Things I have in common with you:

-I HATE flying too and have to drink and take zanax to get on a plane. (try it, it helps.)
-I also would like to go to Italy on vacation.
-I can ALSO speak Spanish better than Korean. =)

What I’m wearing:
-Long white flowy skirt
-Yellow 3/4 sleeve sweater
-Gold hoop earrings

Oh, and I just finished a gardenburger from the Counter. YUM.

-Samantha

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3 Jerrold June 5, 2007 at 8:46 pm

aka
– Jerrold
– Jerry
– Cheetah when I get feisty

what I’m wearing right now
– jeans
– nikes
– cashmere sweater (only because the weather in LA sucks right now)

what I must do right now
– purge the KFC still in my system
– get back to work
– bounce back from yet another disappointing end to a long distance relationship

Keep up the writing. You’re “food” blog is one of the few I always check.

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4 sarah June 5, 2007 at 9:44 pm

yoko: hi! glad you made your way here. stay awhile, wontcha?

sam: honey, i tried xanax, and while it definitely works to calm me ON the plane, it’s all the anxiety that leads UP TO the actual flight itself that causes me much pain. from the minute i click “book it!” to buy the flight, i start sweating. imagine what a mess i am when i book a trip three months away!

jerrold: ending a long distance relationship is a good thing. you’re in LA. you don’t need to go outside!

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5 foodette June 5, 2007 at 10:10 pm

I also hated writing my about me page – it completely stinks, too. I definitely don’t mind writing about restaurants and food, but me? No thanks.

Also, to comment, in a couple of weeks I will be in my late 20s, and I don’t think I have hit my prime yet….we’ll see….

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6 kimmy June 6, 2007 at 12:42 am

a/s/l:
– 22 in 13 days…yay!
– girl
– santa barbara but i’ll be moving back to LA soon. any advice for new graduates?

goals for the next 12 months:
– live in a foreign country for more than half a year (moving to the Philippines in October, hopefully I can hang)
– get a job
– pick up surfing, sewing, and cooking as hobbies

what I must do before I die:
– fill my passport with stamps
– swim with dolphins (unless they freak me out)
– run a half marathon

your blog is really amusing, as it reminds me of myself sometimes. =)

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7 kimmy June 6, 2007 at 12:42 am

a/s/l:
– 22 in 13 days…yay!
– girl
– santa barbara but i’ll be moving back to LA soon. any advice for new graduates?

goals for the next 12 months:
– live in a foreign country for more than half a year (moving to the Philippines in October, hopefully I can hang)
– get a job
– pick up surfing, sewing, and cooking as hobbies

what I must do before I die:
– fill my passport with stamps
– swim with dolphins (unless they freak me out)
– run a half marathon

your blog is really amusing, as it reminds me of myself sometimes. =)

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8 mys t. June 6, 2007 at 1:41 am

wearing:
– bra unhooked but not taken off
– faded blue volcom sweatshirt from college
– sweat pants from j.crew

(the unhooked bra is the only piece of clothing that attaches me to my day)

everyday essentials:
– coffe
– internet
– wine
(in this order from am to pm)

a/s/l
– just about to enter my ‘late’ 20s…well…actually, what really counts as “late” 20s…right? i’ll stick with mid 20s for now
– girl: obvious from the bra comment?
– la la la la – for more years that i’d like, but probably forever too.

agree with jerrold – i love this blog and check it ALL THE TIME =I

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9 Anonymous June 6, 2007 at 3:14 am

hi sarah – you are truly fabulous but whatever happened to the delicious food?! i know it’s a blog so anything’s fair game but lately this kind of stuff makes me want to enter the realm of jaded food blog reader.

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10 Anonymous June 6, 2007 at 3:14 am

hi sarah – you are truly fabulous but whatever happened to the delicious food?! i know it’s a blog so anything’s fair game but lately this kind of stuff makes me want to enter the realm of jaded food blog reader.

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11 Dr T June 6, 2007 at 8:20 am

Hi there. I sent you some AIM comments way back when. So here goes.

AKA
– TVT
– Hermit Rat Bastard
– AIM: tpepta

HERITAGE
– Chinese
– Vietnamese (mostly on applications)

A/S/L
– Late 20’s, pushing the big 3-0
– Boy
– LA, the west side!

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT MYSELFT
– My sense of humor
– My big head (brain)

WHAT I DON’T LIKE ABOUT MYSELF
– My self doubt
– OCD tendencies

THINGS THAT SCARE ME
– Dying poor and alone
– Failure

EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS
– Running
– Coffee
– Internets

WEARING RIGHT NOW
– Orange scrub bottoms from the hospital
– White V neck tshirt
– Thick glasses

MUSIC
– Keane
– Keane
– Keane
– Postal Service

GOALS
– Get into a fellowship
– Make some real money

WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP
– My best friend
– Somebody to talk to
– Somebody beautiful on the inside

PHYSICAL THINGS THAT ATTRACT ME TO THE OPPOSITE SEX
– Good teefs
– A good dresser
– Someone who makes me nervous

I CANT
– Let go
– Move on

HOBBIES
– Reading
– Running
– Eating
– Sleeping

WHAT I WANT TO DO RIGHT NOW
– Go on vacation
– Drink a G&T and flirt with a beautiful girl
– Sleep

CAREERS I AM CONSIDERING
– Chef
– Carpenter
– Retiree
– Drug Kingpin

WHERE I WANT TO VACAY
– Peru
– China
– Malaysia

WHAT I WANT TO DO BEFORE I DIE
– Skydive
– Bungee Jump
– Become famous and ridiculously wealthy

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12 tony June 6, 2007 at 6:16 pm

AKA
– TP
– TP3
– blogfather

HERITAGE
– American, first and foremost (i like how you put that)
– Black
– Cub Fan

A/S/L
– 100
– Boy
– East Hollywood

WHAT I LIKE ABOUT MYSELF
– Great friends
– Great job
– Ability to keep both for more than a year

WHAT I DON’T LIKE ABOUT MYSELF
– Amazingly low self-esteem
– ADD like whoa

THINGS THAT SCARE ME
– the possibility of going to Hell
– very little else

EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS
– apple juice
– tv
– blogging 5-6 times a day

WEARING RIGHT NOW
– purple plaid pajama bottoms left behind by an old flame
– black Clandestine tshirt
– clean white socks

MUSIC
– Arcade Fire
– NWA
– Tsar
– Monster Squad

GOALS
– to convince the Pope that his non-biblical teachings against condoms is directly related to the high number of AIDS in Africa
– to establish LAist as a great place for local bloggers to get discovered and plucked away for high paying blogging gigs elsewhere
– to fall desperately in lust

WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP
– trust, honesty, hot convo
– fashion shows
– passion

PHYSICAL THINGS THAT ATTRACT ME TO THE OPPOSITE SEX
– fashion risks
– femininity
– pretty much everything else

I CANT
– buy anyone cigarettes
– be bothered by fear

HOBBIES
– porn
– smut
– the www
– the bible

WHAT I WANT TO DO RIGHT NOW
– blog
– drink my breakfast
– say hi to my bff on Google chat, but i hafta finish this

CAREERS I AM CONSIDERING
– author of the dirtiest book i could ever write
– editor of a super huge web site
– cab driver
– personal sedan driver

WHERE I WANT TO VACAY
– anywhere with you baby

WHAT I WANT TO DO BEFORE I DIE
– run around the bases at Wrigley
– have a foursome with a blonde, a redhead, and a brunette
– see that ive made a positive difference to more than a few people for just one day

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13 rodney June 6, 2007 at 7:06 pm

Hmmm. Will post my updated list shortly, but have been thinking about yr flying situation.

Maybe it’s because of the airlines we have to choose from when we fly domestically?

I fly a lot and have to admit to a touch of trepidation whenever I fly a US airline. Mostly it has to do with the flight experience as opposed to the actual flight.

Maybe you should plan a trip overseas on one of the better Asian carriers (Singapore, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific). Makes the flight a lot more pleasant!

Oh yeah, good to see you’ve been keeping busy. Was in SoCal last weekend but was unable to make it west of the 605 for some reason.

Ta!

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14 Ezra June 6, 2007 at 8:12 pm

AKA:
-zra
-gearnoise

Heritage:
-Jewish

-My Spanish and Hebrew are about equal

a/s/l:
-40
-nothing royal
-Studio City, I grew up in Hollywood

What I like about myself:
– flexible
– approachable
– gregarious
– smartass
– if I had a second brain it would get lonely

What I don’t like about myself:

– I am distracted so much of the time that when I focus it feels like distraction.

– don’t like to put things away or straighten up

– Judgemental

Things that scare me:

– our current government
– too much time between gigs

Everyday essentials:
-Fresh brewed Iced Tead
-Broadband
-dogs

Wearing right now
– camo shorts from the army surplus store
– T shirt
– Merrell Chameleon IIs
– Perscription Oakleys
– Seiko automatic dive watch

Goals in a relationship:
– a partner
– an accomplice
– a supporter

Physical things that attract me to the opposite sex:

– athletic build
– brains (I know it’s not techinically physical)
– eyes

I can’t:
– time travel
– drive any slower

Hobbies:
– food
– girls
– mountain biking

what I want to do right now:
– have a great lunch with interesting people (dinner would do to)
– Am I allowed to say great sex?

Where I want to go on vacation:
– Australia

what I must do before I die:
– attend and finish law school
– win an Academy Award

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15 Anonymous June 7, 2007 at 7:42 pm

“I have never in my life been all that very concise or succinct about much in my life ever”

Too funny.

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16 nerdling June 7, 2007 at 10:22 pm

Let’s see:

Found you from when we used to be blog co-habitators on LAist (hi again!). Marleigh, aka nerdling.

Things we have in common:
• Giant hoop earrings (silver).
• Must. Have. Control.
• Could happily eat myself to death.

I am jealous of your fiercely pointed stilettos. They make my feet look chubby. Le sigh.

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17 JF June 8, 2007 at 1:06 am

let’s see

heritage:
– chinese
– asian
– american

a/s/l/
– 27
– yes please
– Suburban Chinatown (but at 2500 miles/month, I’m ALL OVER THE DAMN PLACE)

what i like about myself
– i know a lot of stuff
– i can dance a like a mofo
– i get shit done

what i don’t like about myself
– too much of a control freak
– indecisive
– having too many ideas in my head

everyday essentials
– TAG
– My Blackberry
– My Watch

wearing right now
– pink striped dress shirt by h. boss
– dark gray dress pants via kenneth cole
– dress shoes by tod

music
– electronic (a la david guetta right now)
– hip hop/old school rap
– down tempo (via royksopp)

goals for the next 12 months
– figure out where i want to be in 3 years
– get promoted out of this position
– not buy any more cars

want in a relationship
– understanding
– good conversation
– growth

physical things that attract me to the opposite sex
– lively eyes
– beautiful smile
– a soft touch

i can’t
– slow down
– swim
– single task

what i want to do right now
– have a drink
– drive really fast
– relax

careers
– blogger
– dj
– gadget tester

where i want to vacation
– london
– phuket
– ibiza

kids’ names
– joshua
– madison
– hanna

what i must do before i die
– jump out of a plane
– take a real vacation (30+ days)
– go on an african safari

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18 JF June 8, 2007 at 1:06 am

let’s see

heritage:
– chinese
– asian
– american

a/s/l/
– 27
– yes please
– Suburban Chinatown (but at 2500 miles/month, I’m ALL OVER THE DAMN PLACE)

what i like about myself
– i know a lot of stuff
– i can dance a like a mofo
– i get shit done

what i don’t like about myself
– too much of a control freak
– indecisive
– having too many ideas in my head

everyday essentials
– TAG
– My Blackberry
– My Watch

wearing right now
– pink striped dress shirt by h. boss
– dark gray dress pants via kenneth cole
– dress shoes by tod

music
– electronic (a la david guetta right now)
– hip hop/old school rap
– down tempo (via royksopp)

goals for the next 12 months
– figure out where i want to be in 3 years
– get promoted out of this position
– not buy any more cars

want in a relationship
– understanding
– good conversation
– growth

physical things that attract me to the opposite sex
– lively eyes
– beautiful smile
– a soft touch

i can’t
– slow down
– swim
– single task

what i want to do right now
– have a drink
– drive really fast
– relax

careers
– blogger
– dj
– gadget tester

where i want to vacation
– london
– phuket
– ibiza

kids’ names
– joshua
– madison
– hanna

what i must do before i die
– jump out of a plane
– take a real vacation (30+ days)
– go on an african safari

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19 Simon June 8, 2007 at 9:58 am

Hi Sarah,

Here is a bit about me….

Things i cant live without
-My Blackberry (i’ve come to get a little jump in my spine when i hear the email notification sound)
-Music
-Wine

A/S/L
-Somewhere in the void between teens and mid life
-Wine Drinker
-From the coastlines of australia

I am wearing
-Stripey tshirt
-Expensive jeans
-Vans Chukkas

:)

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20 sarah June 8, 2007 at 5:18 pm

you guys?

seriously?

i L-O-V-E that you’re telling me about you! LOVE it! tell me more!

(yeah, i’m so totally nosy)

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21 condiment June 8, 2007 at 7:36 pm

aka:
-Connie
-Pepper
-Dijon

heritage:
-Angeleno

a/s/l
-mid-life crisis
-as often as possible
-Los Angeles, now and always

what I like about myself
-pith
-vinegar

what I don’t
-sloth
-avarice

things that scare me
-suitcase nukes
-old age
-scrambled eggs

essentials
-espresso
-magazines
-cured pork

wearing right now
-Brooks Bros. head to toe

music
-Schubert
-Josquin
-Metallica

goals
-satori
-understanding
-learn to make pie crust

i can’t
-juggle
-read Swedish
-play the harpsichord

hobbies
-work
-family
-school

what I want to do right now
-plant tomatoes
-sing lieder
-bake a black-raspberry pie

careers I am considering
-helicopter pilot
-neuropathologist
-bel canto specialist

where I want to go on vacation
Bhutan
Laos
Marfa, Texas

what I must do before I die
-plant tomatoes that actually bear fruit
-bake a credible black-raspberry pie
-win a Nobel Prize

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22 U June 11, 2007 at 5:19 pm

Those are a lot of things to talk about. I’m only going to list off a few things:

a.k.a.:

Tall Medstudent
Skinny Talls
Oogie Needledriverhands

Heritage:

Turkofrankish Canadian

a/s/l:

Somebody thought that I was sub-25 today! :)
Male
A provincial town, populated by bourgeoisie

What I don’t…:

Stasis

Wearing right now:

Scrubs

Music today:

Towa Tei
YMO
Lowest of the Low

Goals:

?

What I want to do right now:

Flying
Skydiving
Ski jumping

Careers I’m considering:

Neurosurgery
Neurology
General Surgery

Where I want to go on vacation:

Siberia
Mongolia
Mali

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23 Caroline on Crack June 14, 2007 at 12:48 am

aka
~ Caro
~ Carolina
~ Crackhead

heritage
~ Filipino
~ Chinese
~ Spanish

a/s/l
~ 36
~ Female
~ L.A.

what i like about myself
~ My liver
~ My hair even though it’s got bits of gray now
~ My mad driving skills

what i don’t like about myself
~ I’m not so crazy about my metabolism lately either
~ My laziness
~ My skin

things that scare me
~ Public speaking
~ Spiders
~ Mullets

everyday essentials
~ Definitely coffee
~ Blogging
~ TV

wearing right now
~ One of my fave Lucky Brand jeans
~ A purple T-shirt with some black art deco graphic
~ Asics running shoes

goals for the next 12 months
~ Lose 15 pounds, dammit
~ Organize my closet
~ Run the L.A. Marathon

want in a relationship
~ A best friend sounds great
~ Lots of laughter
~ Mutual respect

physical things that attract me to the opposite sex
~ Great forearms
~ Beautiful eyes
~ Taller than 6 feet

i can’t
~ speak in public
~ mingle
~ resist chocolate

hobbies
~ blogging
~ photography
~ cocktailing

what i want to do right now
~ Lie on the warm white sand somewhere in Hawaii
~ Drink a Jameson neat — that kind of day
~ Take a nap in my nice fluffy bed

careers i am considering (more like, dreaming about *sigh*)
~ Event planner
~ Style editor
~ Cultural anthropologist

where i want to go on vacation
~ Spain
~ Thailand
~ Argentina

kids’ names (and yes, eventually i will have some. maybe.)
~ Jameson
~ Dahlia
~ Seamus

what i must do before i die
~ Attain nirvana
~ Write a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel
~ Travel alone

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24 Anonymous June 17, 2007 at 2:01 am

aka
~ Thomas

heritage
~ Vietnamese

a/s/l
~ 30s, Male, L.A.

what i like about myself
~ Can read people like books

what i don’t like about myself
~ Hunh?

things that scare me
~ I love a good Adrenaline rush.

want in a relationship
~ my best friend

hobbies
~ thinking about what to eat next
~ creating music
~ reading technical journals
~ managing money

what i must do before i die
~ I’ve already done it. Just cruising now.

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25 Freddy June 29, 2007 at 6:07 pm

aka
~ freddy
~ la nalgona
~ bitch

heritage
~ first and foremost, american
~ mexican
~ 1/4 of the month i am korean because my my g-pa is a little korean man.

a/s/l
~ 23. that’s early twenties right?
~ princess? … hehe.
~ i love LA

what i like about myself
~ i’m very amusing to myself
~ i know how to enjoy life
~ uber-friendliness while intoxicated

what i don’t like about myself
~ i can’t stop eating
~ i don’t know how to bargain shop
~ DRAMATIC

things that scare me
~ baldness
~ car-accident. which means i am in a constant state of panic since i live in LA
~ that no one will love me

everyday essentials
~ spending time with pelanchito my iMac
~ eating something delicious
~ reading blogs

wearing right now
~ vneck fruit of the loom tshirt
~ shorts of the baggie variety
~ sexy black sox from last night

music
~ chopin, liszt, beethoven, bach
~ soul, r&b
~ things with congos

goals for the next 12 months
~ get an AMAZING job
~ get into grad school
~ get a bf – is that a goal?

want in a relationship
~ intelligent, funny
~ likes to eat EVERYTHING
~ respect

physical things that attract me to the same sex
~ smile n eyes
~ shoulders
~ clean hair

i can’t
~ tolerate annoying people
~ remember where i left my keys
~ be liable for what i said last week

hobbies
~ interneting
~ trying to be skinny AND gluttonous
~ reading

what i want to do right now
~ eat something that has a smelly cheese in it.
~ take a jog
~ oh, you know.

careers i am considering
~ advertising/marketing exec
~ writer for some magazine where i can bitch about things i like/don’t like
~ professor/researcher

where i want to go on vacation
~ mi manca l’italia!
~ south america
~ palm springs?

kids’ names
~ you
~ hey
~ stop it

what i must do before i die
~ write a book
~ get tenure
~ speak 5+ languages

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26 Stella June 29, 2007 at 7:03 pm

aka
– stella
– soojin
– tuna (is NOT a genitalia joke: you’re going to have to trust me on this one)

heritage
– korean
– fob-lover and wannabe-er
– spanish (at least my ass is)

a/s/l
– 24
– fem
– north carolina

what i like about myself
– my vocabulary
– my smile
– my ability to play well with others

what i don’t like about myself
– my birthing hips
– my cynicism
– my aversion to putting down roots

things that scare me
– not being true to myself
– letting society squash the life out of me
– small dots on smooth surfaces

everyday essentials
– popsicles
– my tweezers, which i use to coax any kind of excess out of my pores and tweeze all the hair off my body
– as of late, cold arizona gallon jugs of green tea

wearing right now
– blue stretchy pants
– gray shirt
– glatches

music to dance by
– for torso dancing in the car: oldies
– for in the club, bootyshaking ASS music
– eh

goals for the next 12 months
– finish my MA
– teach myself korean from a workbook
– read a couple of books in italian

want in a relationship
– great dialogue
– great physical
– freedom and encouragement to pursue one’s creative endeavors

physical things that attract me to the opposite sex
– a great smile with slightly point-ier than average canines
– one dimple
– dress (impress me by not being a corn-fed frat boy or an on-call clubber)

i can’t (i find it difficult to)
– be more tolerant
– not be anal about the condition of my books and how they line up on my bookcase
– forgive people that have hurt me deeply in the past (although i am taking baby steps to amend this)

hobbies
– reading
– eating new and different things
– having adventures

what i want to do right now
– lose ten pounds RIGHT NOW
– eat a pinkberry
– go swim in the pool (in that order)

careers i am considering
– writer
– dermatologist
– professor

where i want to go on vacation
– valencia
– barcelona
– brasil

kids’ names (and if you steal these from me, i swear i will track you down and CUT you)
– eden
– valencia
– luna

what i must do before i die
– run 5 miles without stopping
– write a book
– live in france

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27 Anonymous October 11, 2007 at 4:42 am

Name: John
AKA: Skwyshy

A/S/L:
Age: 30 in a few days.
Sex: Male last I checked.
Location: Groveland, CA (Near Yosemite.)

I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that I enjoy your witty “about me” page. As of yet, I still have to write mine, and I am nine tenths of the way convinced that I may just make up something outrageous to put in there anyway.

I was thinking of maybe throwing in something about my being a secret agent who’s traveled the world and has taken time out of his very busy schedule to compile lengthy, ongoing, complex sentences; in which there seems to be no end.

It could be part of my torture portfolio.

Well, without going into too much detail, I’m wearing a pair of pajama bottoms.

Keep up the good work! I’ve enjoyed your writing thus far!

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28 Anonymous December 25, 2007 at 10:26 pm

I’m Angela. I’m in my early 20s. I’m also Korean-American. I speak French AND English better than I speak Korean (although I speak Korean decently as well — or at least, I sound like I know what I’m saying).

The things that scare you also scare me…A LOT.

Oh, and I love food :)

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29 r January 28, 2008 at 2:15 am

aka
~ derivative murakami protagonist
~ robot
~ sansmouton

heritage
~ hyphenated
~ expat
~ originally, french to your spanish, but korean is the new french

a/s/l
~ 29-31 depending on timezone
~ i keep thinking this means american sign language
~ seoul, seoul, seoul

what i like about myself
~ efficient hair
~ technicolor dreams
~ resting heartrate of the dead

what i don’t like about myself
~ inertia
~ blurred diffused ADHD
~ lack of pants

things that scare me
~ preempting future failure by not doing anything will define the rest of my life
~ the idea of genetic predestination for everything
~ the presence and absence of emotion

everyday essentials
~ 6 hour naps
~ overeating
~ wishing i could stay up and drink like i did before i got a morning job

wearing right now
~ white uniqlo t-shirt with some wrestler/kiss dude on it
~ rubber bracelet with food utensils
~ laceless converse

music to dance by
~ new order remixed by a really old peter hook as anachronism
~ ms. fat booty
~ live horns and spanish gibberish

goals for the next 12 months
~ make a movie, any movie
~ no longer have people say, “you’re faster than you look” while distance running
~ stop the relentless pursuit of women to assuage my male insecurity

want in a relationship
~ movie watcher
~ food eater
~ sleeper togetherer

physical things that attract me to the opposite sex
~ shampoo hair
~ trapeze dressyness
~ acute

i can’t
~ sit still very long
~ juggle
~ make vast powerful decisions to crush my foes

hobbies
~ buying cookbooks and cooking utensils and then not using them
~ hoarding booze you cannot get in korea
~ losing at poker

what i want to do right now
~ skip work and shop for stainless steel prep tables with my friend
~ eat a bowl of fatty pork ramen
~ plan my escape

careers i am considering
~ talentless celebrity cook
~ failed filmmaker
~ house husband

where i want to go on vacation
~ rio de janeiro to see if i can fake portuguese
~ that butcher shop mentioned in “heat.”
~ cambodia to see if you can really wander around angkor wat alone like in “in the mood for love”

kids’ names
~ smith comma
~ edgar allan
~ this makes sense if you know my last name

what i must do before i die
~ run a sub 3-hour marathon
~ have the first google hit on my name be me and not a serial killer
~ win a big film fest award

thank you for providing me with a secret, far away internet crush.

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30 mikal February 6, 2008 at 3:13 pm

american
korean .5
irish/english/native american/mexican .5

baltimore,md
red headed sister

red headed baby boy

also wearing stilletto’s w/ fiercely pointed toe
green eye shadow
no earrings today

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31 mikal February 6, 2008 at 3:13 pm

american
korean .5
irish/english/native american/mexican .5

baltimore,md
red headed sister

red headed baby boy

also wearing stilletto’s w/ fiercely pointed toe
green eye shadow
no earrings today

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32 Glenn Friesen February 19, 2008 at 5:52 am

Hello,

I found you on chrisfinke.com/twitslikeme/, and am glad I did. Although, I think perhaps the app made a mistake because you seem 100 times cooler than me. I dunno. Anyway, keep up the good blogging. Fun reads. :)

— Glenn

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33 SCC March 1, 2008 at 5:08 pm

I am Sarah

aka
~ kins
~ Sarol
~ USC

heritage
~ Hungarian
~ German
~ I can speak French, Japanese, and read Hangul and Spanish

a/s/l
~ 1/4 century
~ femme
~ The City of Trees, Gem State

what i like about myself
~ my corpulent brain, as well
~ my reputation as a fine, young hostess
~ solitary smoker status

what i don’t like about myself
~ my daikon legs
~ teeth grinding
~ 90yo eye sight

everyday essentials
~ coffee
~ cigarettes
~ heels

goals for the next 9 months
~ oxtail soup
~ foie gras
~ gravlax

physical things that attract me to the opposite sex
~ brain
~ wine
~ eating

i can’t
~ eat meatloaf
~ bench more than 40 lbs
~ handle Red Robin

hobbies
~ cooking while drinking
~ smoking while drinking
~ sewing while drinking

what i want to do right now
~ eat gyudon in Yokohama
~ eat KFC in Yokohama
~ drink Guinness in Yokohama

careers i am considering (more like, dreaming about *sigh*)
~ research
~ lottery winner
~ eater

where i want to go on vacation (that I haven’t been)
~ Sicily
~ Spain
~ Greece

what i must do before i die
~ see the Kremlin
~ write a book, a good one
~ master woodworking, and charcouterie

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34 Camila March 12, 2008 at 6:26 am

aka
Camila

heritage
American South, Polish, Filipino

a/s/l
young, girlish, in the desert.

what I like about myself:
hearty laugh, long hair, quick learner

what I don’t like about myself:
self-conscious, shy, proud

things that scare me:
growing old, dying, breaking up

everyday essentials:
chocolate, orange juice, the comics

wearing right now: green shirt, red shoes, gray slacks. I look all professional and mature.

music to dance by: swing! bei mir bist du schein, it don’t mean a thing, sing, sing, sing.

Goals for the next 12 months:
start college without going crazy, learn to bake really excellent bread, write something I like.

want in a relationship: laughs. security. satiation.

physical things that attract me to the opposite sex:
three-piece suits, sweaty t-shirts, hungry smiles.

i can’t:
do anything I haven’t tried. try anything I’m scared to do. do a french accent.

hobbies:
reading. cooking. making jokes about your mom.

what I want to do right now: go to bed. bake french bread. add that tastespotting widget to my blog, because I totally didn’t realize you could do that. thanks!

careers I am considering:
professional bum. bohemian. muse.

where I want to go on vacation:
argentina. australia. greece.

kid’s names:
dante, benvolio, and marius. if the boyfriend has his way, that is. And it is tempting.

what I must do before I die:
write a decent novel. learn to hang-glide. have a garden.

I love to fly. Planes are one of my favorite things ever. I love to ride them, feeling the rush of take-off, love to look out their windows at the clouds, love to watch them take off and land like they are feather-light, not tons and tons of steel. It’s like magic. It never grows old.

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35 Just Bekka April 7, 2008 at 2:03 pm

aka
~ Rebecca
~ MOM MOM MOM Mama!!!!
~ Prayer Warrior

heritage
~ Mexican-American
~ I can cook the most yummiest Mexican food
~ I took 3 years of High School Spanish and 1 year in college & I’m not even close to fluent!

a/s/l
~ O geesh ~ uh ~ mid-30’s
~ daily
~ 2nd generation Californian!

what i like about myself
~ I’m a good friend
~ I have great listener
~ pretty freakn’ organized

what i don’t like about myself
~ my weight, still trying to lose my baby weight (I have a 14, 13, & 5 year old)
~ my lack of discipline
~ I’m pretty indecisive

things that scare me
~ o geesh, not being here to watch my children grow up into prosperous young men
~ my health
~ jay walking

everyday essentials
~ human touch
~ ‘i love you’
~ lip gloss

wearing right now
~ my wedding ring
~ betty boop slippers
~ wrapped in a blanket my mom made me

music to dance by
~ gosh all 90’s
~ Lily Allen
~ Bob Marley

goals for the next 12 months
~ FINISH SCHOOL
~ purchase the perfect draperies!!
~ Visit a national park

want in a relationship
~ my best friend
~ to be loved unconditionally
~ to be heard

physical things that attract me to the opposite sex
~ a great big smile
~ a clean shaven head
~ a nice toosh

i can’t
~ get control of my health
~ sit for extended hours to finish school!
~ do a handstand

hobbies
~ church
~ cooking and baking
~ reading

what i want to do right now
~ take a nap
~ make a machaca buritto
~ have the want to exercise

careers i am considering (more like, dreaming about *sigh*)
~ i would love to be a teacher
~ i will be a medical transcriber, i know i will i know i will
~ the president ~ i have some great ideas

where i want to go on vacation (if i could fly, that is)
~ Alaska
~ Cayman Islands
~ Australia

kids’ names (and yes, eventually i will have some. maybe.)
~ DJ
~ Adam
~ Tanner

what i must do before i die
~ get healthy
~ write a book ~ any book ~ I have a lot to say
~ have a great relationship with the Lord

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36 Peko Peko June 6, 2008 at 9:46 am

Just a quick question. Have you considered Japanese ‘salt’ toothpaste smile? It is all the rage here.

KyotoFoodieのPeko

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37 erin gail July 19, 2008 at 10:51 pm

aka
… Erin
… Peep
… Ernie
… Chief

a/s/l
… almost 23
… female
… charleston, sc, but i need to leave.

what i like about myself
… my friends
… music collection
… snarkiness

what i don’t like about myself
… inherit need to please everyone
… inability to finish most books i start before moving onto another

things that scare me
… losing someone important to me
… failure
… unhappiness

everyday essentials
… internet
… caffeine
… cell phone

wearing right now
… gap jeans
… green tank with stars
… a ponytail

music to dance by
… 80s music.

goals for the next 12 months
… keep my business afloat
… decide what’s next
… pick the next city to live in

want in a relationship
… trust
… my very best friend.

physical things that attract me to the opposite sex
… sense of humor
… eyes
… smile

i can’t
… focus.
… get over it

hobbies
… friends
… coffee shops
… live music.

what i want to do right now
… nap
… be with matt
… have a drink

careers i am considering (more like, dreaming about *sigh*)
… nutrition
… coffee shop owner (round two)
… world famous concierge
… whatever i want whenever i want

where i want to go on vacation
… italy (all of it)
… pacific northwest
… london

kids’ names
… riley
… that’s all i got so far

what i must do before i die
… get married
… get a passport
… use my passport
… get a puppy
… have children

i stumbled on your blog when i was looking for a peach smoothie recipe. i love it.

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38 SFYoung August 5, 2008 at 8:47 am

Funny how I came back to your blog. I read it a few years back and now I’m re-connected!!! Wow! Love reading the blog when I have time and would love to share some of my “culinary” experiences with you, as well as offer you to sample/taste a few of my companies wines and then have you post about them. Please let me know what you think. Reach me at scotty@beverlyhillpurveyors.com and check out our website at http://www.beverlyhillspurveyors.com. Thanks and I look forward to chatting!

Scott

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39 Anonymous January 10, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Har and kind regards

Andy

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40 John of Caput Mundi Cibus January 29, 2009 at 1:50 am

Really nice blog!
I really like that it´s got such a “relaxed” feeling to it.
And well, in the end you managed to describe yourself pretty good anyway, although in a non classic way!

Keep it up!

/ john

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41 Anonymous February 7, 2009 at 12:45 pm

What had I never done before an hour ago?
…Seriously read someone’s blog
[ timespan above was not adjusted to account for the time this took me to write ]

What am I fairly certain I will do several more times in the not too distant future?
…Read your blog

What was my first impression?
…That you were married

What was my second impression?
…That the two of you were boyfriend/girlfriend and in a very committed relationship

What was my third impression?
…Painful inconclusiveness

What was my real first impression?
…To myself: “Wow, his girlfriend is extremely attractive.”

What did I honestly not make any conscious effort to affect?
…Our seating locations at the table

What was the hardest information to decipher?
…The menu reviewing, food selection and sharing dynamics that were so plainly clear between the two of you from the outset, yet changed quite dramatically as the meal progressed.

What am I talking about?
…The fact that I found myself sitting roughly 2 clockwise hours distance from you during an unexpectedly enjoyable dinner about 5 hours ago

Why would I elect to use an overly complicated (if not plain stupid) temporally based description of where I was sitting?
…Because temporally speaking, sometime around 4 hours ago, it seemed as though you had gravitated to being more like only 1 counterclockwise hour distance away from me.

What happened next?
…I witnessed something that only became clear to me after reading the first bit of content on this website – you truly don’t like talking about yourself. Putting some of the pieces together “backwards” by way of your blog has been really intriguing and almost suspenseful. I’ve quite enjoyed it in fact.

What else happened?
…I emphasized far too strongly (albeit it playfully intended) that you don’t actually work. I apologize for this insinuation – I am now confident in the notion that I was significantly mistaken. I stand corrected.

What continued happening?
…I desperately was drawn to the necklace you were wearing and badly wanted to reach over and touch it to see what it was even made of. I settled for watching you run it through your fingers for a few minutes at one point of the night, secretly hoping there would be an encore before the meal ended. There wasn’t.

What also continued happening?
…I took the opportunity multiple times to allow the conversation (or at least my comments) to somehow conclude with an innocent, though not to be ignored, grazing of my hand on your shoulder or arm.

What elicited the most vivid (though strictly non sexual) image in my mind?
…Me saying I loved small dogs and [Name-withheld] responding with “then you definitely need to meet Sarah’s.”

What reaction of yours surprised me the most in real time but after reading some of your blog, checks out perfectly?
…The slightly dramatic then suddenly silent response you offered when I mentioned that you should read about Malcolm Gladwell’s airplane crash theories in Outliers.

What somewhat intriguing part of our conversation am I not at all surprised by?
…The fact that our steak restaurants discussion closed by me commenting that “I am honestly a pretty big fan of Houston’s steaks” a mere 2 hours prior to me reading your Houston’s/Valentine’s Day story. Furthermore the fact that I have never been to their Santa Monica location (seemingly Mr. Awesome’s favorite salad venue) and you were initially unaware the only one I’ve ever gone to (in Century City) even existed. Nevertheless, Valentine’s day is a contrived holiday (if one can even stomach the idea of calling it a holiday) and contrived holidays deserve contrived venues, a category in which Houston’s does not belong. I like their filets and I have no qualms admitting it. I don’t however hang out there with my drinking buddies, sharing salads and drinking Pink Flamingotinis. Contrived restaurants capitalize on fake holidays with fake pricing “specials”. They send out emails enticing you to the romantic ambience they are sure to offer throughout the evening of said special occasion. They have specially prepared made-for-two desserts to cap off the dining experience in the most couple-esque fashion possible. They are (perhaps despite all of the above) romantic. Houston’s is not that. Houston’s prepares a pretty damn good $36 dollar filet mignon. Furthermore, and maybe even most notably, they tend to make a pretty top quality dirty Kettle One martini. Bandera’s, however, makes a far, far better dirty Kettle One martini…more on that (and Valentine’s Day) later.

What other somewhat intriguing aspect of our conversation am I not at all surprised by?
…The fact that early on in our conversation, we directly discussed (and, even spiritedly agreed upon) the near-worthlessness of graduate level education. Context is everything I guess.

What final somewhat intriguing aspect of our conversation am I not at all surprised by?
…The fact that I mentioned frequently running down San Vicente from Brentwood to the beach. You simultaneously seemed interested, while slightly horrified by the idea of long distance running. You even mentioned your foray into the sport which consisted of your near paralyzing ½ mile golf course jaunts. Nevertheless, within minutes of reading the first word of your blog, I’m made aware that there is a 10 mile run situated securely in your bucket list. Wilshire to Ocean and back on San Vicente is very nearly that precise distance. Pick the time and day – my preference would be a Sunday.

What off-the-wall question do I have for you?
…At one point during the night, you and [name-withheld] simultaneously each had your phones in hand. Were you texting one another?

What less off-the-wall (though more conditional) question do I have?
…If yes, what was the nature of your texts?

What should be obvious?
…I am quite direct

What may scare you?
…I am quite direct

What am I most worried about?
…My Colgate smile coefficient

What am I not at all worried about?
…Everything else

What does your schedule look like over the next few days?
…I’d love to get together for lunch, dinner or even just a cup of coffee.

Some final thoughts:

Technically speaking “60 circumferential clockwise degrees” would have been an equally complicated (and possibly more plain stupid) way of describing that you were sitting directly to my right at a round table of 6 total people. However, I felt that employing the temporal based description was critical to the word image I attempted to paint describing the proximity change which occurred during the course of the meal. In hindsight, it may have been too complicated.

The butter nut squash at Houston’s is off the charts.

My offer to connect you with my friends who are working on the cooking social networking site was an unconditional one and I expect you will have a great deal to talk to them talk about.

Grammatical prowess is one of my true strengths. In fact, my most recent employment performance review concluded with “And he has excellent punctuation.” That being said, I am far too tired to proofread this yet again so please afford me some slack in that arena.

And last of all, in case you weren’t aware, a slew of singles is the new triples.

It is now 4:30 AM. Goodnight.

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42 Bob February 14, 2009 at 2:28 pm

half assed shrimp is not so bad — better than no shrimp at all!

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43 Marie February 20, 2009 at 9:22 pm

aka
– nerd
– problem child

a/s/l
– earlyish 40s
– dudette
– sf bay area

where i am now
– coffeeshop

what i like about myself
– sense of humor
– discipline
– individuality

things that scare me
– heights

wearing right now
– jeans
– grey t-shirt
– does barefoot count? technically i have sneakers with me

goals for the year
– try 2 new recipes a month
– relax
– take a real vacation

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44 Marie February 20, 2009 at 9:22 pm

aka
– nerd
– problem child

a/s/l
– earlyish 40s
– dudette
– sf bay area

where i am now
– coffeeshop

what i like about myself
– sense of humor
– discipline
– individuality

things that scare me
– heights

wearing right now
– jeans
– grey t-shirt
– does barefoot count? technically i have sneakers with me

goals for the year
– try 2 new recipes a month
– relax
– take a real vacation

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45 sarah j. gim February 20, 2009 at 9:26 pm

hi marie! i like that 2 of your 3 goals for the year are kinda the same. i think you’re telling yourself something ;)

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46 cs March 2, 2009 at 11:52 pm

stumbled on here while googling jonathan gold. you’ve got a great writing style – very addicting.

cool last name, too. gim is much more phonetically correct than kim. someone in your family knew what they were doing when they came here.

keep up the good work!

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47 cs March 2, 2009 at 11:52 pm

stumbled on here while googling jonathan gold. you’ve got a great writing style – very addicting.

cool last name, too. gim is much more phonetically correct than kim. someone in your family knew what they were doing when they came here.

keep up the good work!

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48 sarah j. gim March 3, 2009 at 11:23 am

seeking: my dad is a closet linguist (or whatever the term is for people who are into languages). he picked “gim.” :)

he also forced us to name our dog “buffy” when we were little so we would learn to pronounce “f,” for which there is no equivalent sound in korean. ha.

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49 Courtney Jayne March 21, 2009 at 4:47 am

aka
~ Courtney Jayne (www.twitter.com/courtneyjayne88)
~ Princess Peach (www.myspace.com/megatokyojpn)
~ The Crazy Vegan One

heritage
~ Australian
~ English Mother, with French and Irish descendants
~ Australian Father with Swedish descendants

a/s/l
~ A mere 20 years old. Celebrating the big 21 in May this year !
~ I'm a lass
~ I live in Melbourne, the best state in Australia in my opinion

what i like about myself
~ I am highly enthusiastic about silly things, people tend to like that haha
~ I am really friendly, people think I am nice, and I like that
~ I can cook pretty good !

what i don't like about myself
~ My silly short hair that won't grow
~ I wish I was taller, I'm a shorty :(
~ I can be a little lazy sometimes haha

things that scare me
~ One thing that will scare me, is if I become lost on my own on my trip to Japan next year ! Ohh nuuu
~ Walking the streets at night, if I go to the supermarket to collect some goodies
~ Boys ! Sometimes.

everyday essentials
~ Cuddling my ratties
~ Checking my myspace/Facebook/Twitter
~ A shower or two hahaha

wearing right now
~ Peach eyeshadow and blush, its cuteee
~ A black tank top and Warriors booty shorts (they're a hardcore band haha)
~ My hair extensions, because of my lame short hair

music to dance by
~ Marilyn Manson (I love him. So so much.)
~ Pnau, an Australian DJ, so good
~ N.E.R.D (I also love Pharrell mmmhhhmm)

goals for the next 12 months
~ Have an awesome holiday in Japan next year, if I can save !!
~ Lose a itty bit of weight for when I enter the Miss Tattoo Australia Pageant haha swimsuits ! :(
~ Buy a cute car !

want in a relationship
~ Love
~ Trust
~ And lots of kisses and cuddles !

physical things that attract me to the opposite sex
~ Non stinky breath/clothes, good hygiene really haha
~ Good fashion sense, good hairstyle etc
~ A nice bright white smile !

i can't
~ Sit still for longer than 10 minutes sometimes
~ Stop biting my nails when I watch movies
~ Perfect the art of a awesome pancake just yet >.<

hobbies
~ Going out and seeing my friends, or partying with them
~ Art ! And crafts
~ My pets awwwh

what i want to do right now
~ Go find something good to eat for lunch !
~ Cuddle with someoneeee :(
~ Go back to bed haha damn work ! :(

careers i am considering (more like, dreaming about *sigh*)
~ Fashion designer
~ Artist
~ Owning a vegan/gluten free cupcake shop ! And decorating them yayyyy

where i want to go on vacation (if i could fly, that is)
~ Japan ! Tokyo mostly. Disneylandddd
~ Europe, allll over
~ Indonesia, and go to the Monkey parks !!

kids' names
~ Alice
~ Dulcie
~ Louis (I like old names)

what i must do before i die
~ Travel heaps !
~ Get married, in a pink dress please
~ Have a cute baby and have a nice house and stuff hahaha

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50 Adam April 6, 2009 at 10:51 pm

aka:

– [My last name]
– “Co-counsel”
– “That guy who talks real loud when he’s drunk”

Things that scare me:

– The idea of getting married again
– The idea of never getting married again
– Ostriches

Great site!

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51 Heather June 9, 2009 at 6:48 am

Way older than, it seems, everyone else who’s reading your blog…
Miami native – stuck in Jacksonville (hopefully not forever)
And no, I do not speak Spanish – yet….
I hate flying too – try digging your nails into the meaty insides of your legs. Has worked for me numerous times on small as well as large aircraft.
Have laughed out loud – loudly – numerous times in the past 30 minutes while reading your work – love it….
Have also laughed at the amount of work – none – I’ve gotten done since finding your blog.

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