Procrastination is an awesome thing.

I stole this from fecundmellow because, well, distraction and procrastination are good. (And how can I resist avidly reading a blog whose owner’s handle is “fecundmellow”? Faulkner lovers, unite!)

13 random things I love:

  1. Granola
  2. The feel of cotton shirts
  3. Tupperware
  4. Warmth
  5. Popcorn
  6. Used bookstores
  7. Driving
  8. Music
  9. Books
  10. Hours-long conversations about anything and everything
  11. Psychology journal articles
  12. Running
  13. Feeling comfortable enough to be less than fully clothed by my normal standards

12 movies:

  1. Miss Congeniality
  2. Saw
  3. Save the Last Dance
  4. Swordfish
  5. What Dreams May Come
  6. 12 Angry Men (both versions)
  7. The General’s Daughter
  8. Maverick
  9. The Pest
  10. Unfaithful
  11. S.W.A.T.
  12. The Fast and the Furious

11 good bands/artists:

  1. Sade
  2. Tool
  3. A Perfect Circle
  4. Chris Thile
  5. Spooks
  6. Everything But the Girl
  7. Maxwell
  8. Seal
  9. The Cranberries
  10. Santana
  11. Peter White

10 things about me physically/personality:

  1. Nerd/geek
  2. Possessive
  3. Opinionated
  4. Nervous
  5. Obsessive
  6. Dependent Personality Style
  7. Bitchy (hmm, this list isn’t sounding good…)
  8. Tenacious
  9. Strong-willed
  10. Assertive

9 favorite songs:

  1. “Reflection”, Tool
  2. “Breña”, A Perfect Circle
  3. “Laurie De’Tullins”, Chris Thile
  4. “Kiss from a Rose”, Seal
  5. “Protection”, Everything But the Girl
  6. “The Icicle Melts”, The Cranberries
  7. “Desert Rose”, Sting and company
  8. “Passage to Bangkok”, Rush
  9. “Holding Back the Years”, Randy Crawford or Simply Red

8 favorite comestibles:

  1. Sunflower seeds (pre-unshelled)
  2. Wheat thins
  3. Mashed potatoes
  4. Macaroni and cheese
  5. Fetticini alfredo
  6. Lemon-lime Gatorade (the only kind I can endure)
  7. Self-made salads
  8. Chicken tacos

7 things I always wear:

  1. Glasses
  2. Bra
  3. Pants
  4. Panties
  5. Lotion (Because the “Joe Ash” look is both painful and unattractive.)
  6. Deodorant (hey, I know some folks that don’t)
  7. Matching socks (hey, coming up with seven is difficult!)

6 pet peeves:

  1. Shopping in Terre Haute. I know you bitches see me and my big cart. Don’t look at me and continue to make no effort to move out of the way.
  2. Loud door-closing caused by not turning the knob before the door latch hits the jamb.
  3. Metallic clanging (pots, pans, etc.).
  4. Physically pushy/dominating/overpowering/invasive people. I am not a doll to be molded into your preferred positions of the evening, thankyou.
  5. Professors that say, “of course” or “it’s obvious that” when leading to a conclusion. If I already understood all the steps between the premise and the conclusion that are covered by your “of course”, I probably wouldn’t need to be in your class, now, would I?
  6. Really bad dialog in a story. I don’t care if it’s professional work, Internet-posted fiction, or a screenplay. It can be killed for me by bad conversation.

5 things I touch everyday:

  1. My Nalgene
  2. My hair
  3. A computer keyboard
  4. My student ID
  5. A pair of my headphones

4 shows I [would] watch:

  1. Stargate SG-1
  2. Star Trek TOS, TNG, DS9, or Voyager
  3. Farscape
  4. Tavis Smiley

3 celebrities I have a crush on:

  1. Johnny Depp. (Better with age.)
  2. Keira Knightley (Good in both the Pirate Movie and King Arthur)
  3. Samuel L. Jackson. (He’s bold, and I love it.)

2 current wishes:

  1. For my mother to make it out to the Dirty Dirrrrty next weekend (She has strep throat.)
  2. For news that will help me decide about the Notre Dame REU

1 person I could spend the rest of my life with:

  1. Wouldn’t that be telling?