31 // 25

Happy weekend! If only I could have slept in! But at least there is the positive prospect of some great friend time later so I can’t be to much of a Debbie Downer :). On to the birthday fun!

31 days left, fun fact 25 has arrived;

Birthday Countdown Fun Facts.

55: The Spice Girls are directly related to 55 being my favorite number.
54: I’ve been to 32 of the 50 states.
53: I have zero knowledge about my biological ancestry.
52: My left arm is longer than my right arm.
51. I’ve never seen any of ‘The Matrix’ series. 
50. The first TV show I binge watched was ‘NCIS’.
49. The first book that left an actual impression on me was ‘Stephanie’s Ponytail’. 
48. The first CD I ever bought with my own money was Shania Twain’s ‘Come On Over’. 
47. The first time I ever flew on a plane was when I was sixteen & took a trip to Florida with a friend and her family. 
46. The first celebrity crush I had was Lance Bass from *NSYNC. 
45. The first “formal” dance I went to was my freshman winter formal called “Snowball” because we are small town honkey-dory like that.
44. The first musical I ever saw on stage was ‘RENT’.
43. Despite being a huge boom fiend I don’t have an actual book shelf so my books are showcased in a sad manor.
42. The only sport I ever enjoyed participating in was volleyball. 
41. For a long time I was sure I would one day become a pastry chef. 
40. At current standing I have seven tattoos and it likely will not end till I am totally covered.
39. My ‘can’t live without’ make-up is eyeliner.
38.  I have some amazingly talented friends. 
37. I love me some football but when it comes down to it today I have no favorite or preference. Just here for the commercials and New Girl episode after.
36. My favorite fruit is raspberry.
35. My favorite vegetable is a radish. 
34. My favorite smell is coffee grounds.
33. My (top 3) favorite words are farce,cunt, and lackadaisical.
32. My favorite amusement park ride is the ferris wheel.

31. My (top 2) favorite short stories are ‘The Story of an Hour’ and ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’. // It was high school and I was taking College Literature; we were reading from this giant anthology and one of the first stories we read from it was Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour and immediately I was hooked. Just something about how much happened in such a short span of time and so few words, and all the layers of possible meaning and character emotion! I just, I couldn’t get over how much I loved that story, and to this day I still will go back every so often and read it because I never tire of it. Same goes for Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, which is a little longer but has a great story with fantastic twists and layers. I love that depending on the reader the story can be taken in a few different ways, and how each time you read it you are likely to find another little tid-bit that alters your previous thoughts. Just….so good.

 

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That anthology to this day is probably the best one I’ve ever learned from. I’ve been meaning to get in contact with my high school teacher and see if she still has any left and if I could buy one from her. There were a few others in there that I remember just loving but the titles have now left my memory. Nothing a good story can’t fix I tell ya. :)

 

 

 

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