Monday, October 04, 2004

Not Commonly Known

This took me a while (I mean like weeks) to come up with because I was trying to come up with one for each year I've been on this earth (see item #3). If you know me well, you probably know a lot of these. Definately more about me than you ever wanted to know. Oh, and I can't take credit for this myself - I got the idea from Lindsy.

1. I am terrified of Ferris wheels.

2. I’m actually the middle child in my family. My older sister died shortly after I was born.

3. I’m 30 (which I know isn’t a surprise to those who know me well, but I’ve been amazed lately at the number of people who think I’m younger than that. Guess I should enjoy it while it lasts.)

4. Though I have been overseas several times, I have never crossed the Mexican or Canadian borders.

5. I CANNOT stand the smell of sauerkraut.

6. I was named after my sister’s babysitter, Stacey Niles.

7. I got the scar on my chin by falling into the coffee table while chasing my cousin, Darren (who was pretending to be King Kong), when I was 4.

8. I don’t like angel food cake.

9. I’ve only had 1 speeding ticket.

10. My middle name is Kaye. I received this name because it rhymes with Faye which was my sister and mom’s middle names and my mom got her middle name from my grandmother’s cousin, Clara Faye.

11. My favorite doll when I was little was named Jenny. Actually, I named everything Jenny, but she was “The Jenny Doll” and I still have her.

12. I don’t like melons of any kind (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, etc.)

13. My career aspiration when I was little was to be a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader when I grew up.

14. When I was little, I used to walk on the knuckles of my toes because I also wanted to be a ballerina.

15. I spent a lot of time in detention growing up because I talked too much (this changed in the 6th grade when we moved and I stopped talking in school).

16. I have some strange candy preferences: 1) I like the regular size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but not the miniatures, 2) I prefer orange Smarties and will save them for last, and 3) I will usually only eat the white conversation hearts (the chalky kind) and leave the rest.

17. I don’t like the color orange (and this has nothing to do with any school, I just don’t like the color).

18. I’m intimidated by most people and I have to really work at it to keep it from controlling my life.

19. My first pet was a poodle named Curly.

20. I had a run-in with someone who broke into our house when I was nine.

21. I don’t like my nose.

22. My first crush was in the first grade on a boy named Newly Hutchinson (which coincidently, I ran into again in a math class my freshman year of college).

23. I constantly had nightmares about vampires until I was in my mid twenties (they strangely quit once I started watching “Buffy”)

24. I like to build things/put things together and would love to learn to do woodworking someday and design furniture.

25. I don’t like Pepsi because of a whole “spewing it out my nose” incident.

26. I almost got kicked out of kindergarten (no joke!)

27. I have this unusual talent for making pig noises that you have to hear (and see) to believe.

28. I snow ski, but have never water skied.

29. My parents used to have to put the couch in front of the door because I would walk in my sleep and had been known to leave the house.

30. I don’t chew gum


lindsy said...

I don't like melons either! By the way I still think you could be a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader.

Stacey said...

Hey, I've been trying to decide what to do with the rest of my life...

Grant said...

ok, you like orange smarties the best, but you hate the color orange? that's just plain wierd. and i have the opposite problem you have with age. i'm 23 and everyone thinks i'm 30.

Stacey said...

Grant, it's only because you're so mature for your age. Yeah, that's it.

tams said...

i feel so informed! i fully expect to see you cheering and doing ballet moves around the office from now on. no sense in letting those aspirations go to waste!

Stacey said...

There is a reason why I didn't follow through with those aspirations...I have the most uncoordinated feet in the world. I can't even do aerobics!