January 28, 2009


Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you.

(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.)

1. I have a list 43 items long of goals that are semi-unobtainable, on the 43things website.

2. I have a desire to learn to play piano as well as Norah Jones or Michelle Branch, but lack the desire to spend the time learning.

3. I freaking love Louis XIV (the band). They're so dirty. I also love Hot Hot Heat. Oh, and the Dresden Dolls (and of course Amanda Palmer!).

4. One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen is a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps in patent black.

5. I have an intense yearning for all things red. RED, red.

6. I occasionally have a twitch in my right eyelid.

7. I adore anyone that can randomly quote Eddie Izzard.

8. I often read the missed connections on Craigslist. They are rather sweet in a desperate way.

9. My favorite website of all time is postsecret.com. Every secret is a reminder of how similar we all are.

10. Memories of London often provoke such a divine poignancy in me. It was a wonderful feeling watching Last Chance Harvey, and knowing I stood exactly where Dustin Hoffman stood on the bank of the Thames.

11. I want a Great Dane. Chris doesn't.

12. Chris wants a Jack Russell. I don't.

13. I just bought something fairly cool from Sephora, but I'm much more excited about the free sample of Agent Provocateur perfume that will arrive with it.

14. I finally found a field of psychology that interests me enough that I could strive for a career in it. Whaoo!

15. After a rocky start (of almost 20 years!) I am finally friends with my mom.

16. I'm getting a British Shorthair kitten in the spring or summer, and his name is going to be Sir Sebastian.

17. I feel so peaceful in cathedrals, but I'm not even slightly religious.

18. I'm truly loving the song New Soul, by Yael Naim.

19. I'm proud of my kid sisters and brother. They help me see the world through new eyes.

20. I never ever want children. I think they are wonderful, but just not for me. (Please don't tell me I'll change my mind when I get older. That is rather patronizing.)

21. I think it's hilarious that so many of the people Chris are in grad school with are people I work with in lab, and many of them have no idea that we are dating.

22. I am so in love with Alfred Hitchcock movies, and all the old bests (Cary Grant, Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey and Katherine Hepburn, etc.)

23. I wish I could help my sister raise more money to go to Japan. What I have to give is only a drop in the bucket.

24. I have grand plans for so much more than I feel is possible for one person to accomplish in a lifetime. I worry about looking back at my life and having regrets.

25. I am determined to have no regrets.