So, I am a list-maker. I cannot help making them and being utterly fascinated by them. My friend Brandy A. devotes a page of her website to some random lists and I've been ponder doing the same for years. I also have AMass which is my side-website of "lists that fascinate me". I dunno... I just felt like doing another experiment with personal list-making. So, hold onto your hats since I'm sure you are DYING to know all of this about me.
Non-Video Game Favourites From the 1980's
Spirograph, Lite Brite, Breyer Horses, Candyland, Hi-Ho Cherrio!, Boggle, Trouble, Sorry! Video Game Favourites From the 1980's Super Breakout, Donkey Kong, Mario, Centipede, Q-Bert, Galaga
Spirograph, Lite Brite, Breyer Horses, Candyland, Hi-Ho Cherrio!, Boggle, Trouble, Sorry!
Video Game Favourites From the 1980's
Super Breakout, Donkey Kong, Mario, Centipede, Q-Bert, GalagaFavourite Cheeses
Gouda, Gabietou, very very Sharp Cheddar, Goat, spray cheese
Bass Ale, Brassiere Blonde (ABC), Hard Cider, Boddington's
Countries I've Visited Outside the U.S.
Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, The Netherlands
Field Museum, Wrigley Field and Cub's season, the lakeshore bike trail, the lake itself, Millenium/Grant Park, all of my old neighborhoods, The Art Institute, Paper Source, Pearl, walking, The CTA lifestyle, Christmas in the City, Giordano's pizza, skyscrapers, the view down the Chicago River from downtown
A Few Things I Come Into Contact With Everyday
Eric, Diet Coke, my car, muesli, kittehs, the internets, my laptop, the couch, a cardigan, my glasses
artist, genealogist, academic, anatomist, illustrator, wife, daughter, sister, friend, redhead, bespeckled, geek, dork, melancholy, mercurial, teacher, inventor, idea-smith
Things I Like (People Excluded)
cardigans, argyle, Diet Coke, horses, puffins, libraries, museums, kingfishers, Chicago, Baltimore, England, baseball, my bike, walking, trails, fall, discovering new music, seeing live music, making lists, quiz shows, geography, the weather, Boggle, chocolate, cheese, Zingerman's, the midwest, roadtrips, subversive humor, knowing as much about anatomy as I can, ephemera, trees, hedgehogs, Australian Shepherd Dogs, Cadbury Eggs, tattoos, making mix CDs, collecting, collections, trays for old letterpress type, Etsy, art noveau, looking at obscure places on Google Maps, Kozik toys, taking personality tests, genealogy, symbols, everything Apple makes, Google Reader, fashion, Chuck Taylor shoes, StumbleUpon, my sweet kittehs, whipped cream, LOLcats, Moose Tracks ice cream, toffee, black licorice, Scattergories, old photos, barns, rural drives, crosswords
Things I Don't Like
spiders, whole tomatoes, pickles, self-absorption (yes, there's some irony there as I make these lists... sigh), customer service type jobs, sales, assumptions, Top 40 radio, MTV, narrow-mindedness, religious zealotry, bad grammar, local news shows, anti-bacterial obsession (especially among parents), anti-immunization advocates, people making decisions about science policy who are not scientists or who have no interaction with anyone who knows anything about science, Creationists, FoxNEWS, blaming everything on "the liberal media", Pepsi, domestic beer, my penchant for self-deprecation, marketing, my Restless Leg Syndrome, my acne, talking on the phone, websites that have music automatically playing after loading (especially midis), looking at open water on Google Maps, clothing trends that are unabashedly throwback, sore throats, fruit in pastries, having to watch what I eat
Things That Make Me Less Than Girlie (yes, I'm stereotyping)
I never iron anything. I do not use a purse. I keep my wallet in my back pocket. I've never had a manicure or pedicure. I shun labels on clothes. I shun hairdryers. I don't exfoliate. I don't wear perfume. I love and can 'talk' sports. Washing my jeans is foreign to me. I do not own any 'department store credit cards'. I have earring holes and never use them. I sit on public toilet seats 9 times out of 10.
Jobs I've Had
paper girl, sales associate at a men's clothing store, sales associate at a record store, manager at a record store, office assistant, work study student in a chemistry lab, graphic designer, commissioned artist, muralist, teacher, cadaver prosector, graduate lab assistant, supplemental instructor, medical illustrator, biological illustrator, oral history transcriber
Things I Lose With Regularity
chapstick, hair ties, socks, my cell phone, winter gloves, pens, various cords for my iPod
Games/Apps That Keep Me Addicted to Facebook
PackRat, Flair, GeoChallenge, Traveler IQ Challenge, Who Has the Biggest Brain?, Scramble, PathWords
Names of Family Pets
Dudley, Sweetpea, Lucille, Toby, Captain, Sylvia, Muffin, Pepper, Fubar, Bryce, OJ, Tuna, Spenard, Nellie, Nester, Sammie, Daisy, Mayson, Itchy, Steinway, Grace, Lucy, Marlowe, Patty, Mini