Getting to know me, I guess

So I was tagged in one of the tag chains (thanks, Shauna), and I figured I could answer some personal-ish questions about myself on my mostly pop culture blog.*

1. What was the weirdest/worst date you've ever been on?
When I was at BYU, one of the guys in our ward was getting a massive group of people together and lining them up on blind dates. I agreed to the occasion because I was bored/interested/looking for normal guys. Turns out, there was really no rhyme or reason to to the lining up, and my date was a master's student in computer science (in BYU land, this probably meant that he was around 25, or 5-6 years older than me at the time), and incredibly boring. I hate to brag, but I'm pretty good with people despite my introverted nature. I'm especially good with socially awkward people. However, this guy was giving me nothing. Pop culture references? Nothing. Making fun of an advertisement? Nothing. Simple getting to know you questions? Monosyllabic answers.

Luckily, the bulk of the date involved watching student films, so talking was discouraged anyway.

Unluckily, the another couple in our group was all "WOULDN'T IT BE SO MUCH FUN TO FIND TREATS AND SOMETHING FOR HALLOWEEN FOR ANOTHER GROUP?" Despite the painful enthusiasm, I was excited by the prospect of sugar. We searched Macey's with an "e" and found Dixie Cups and a cheap CD that looked like it was burned on a home computer promising terrible spooky music. These were obviously my choice since nothing can beat the wooden spoon experience and nothing is funnier than things that aren't actually scary. My date just kind of agreed to everything, while following me around the store. I think he almost cracked a smile, but I'm pretty sure his face was just getting tired of being a blank slate. When we regrouped with another couple, I was so glad for people that responded to my jokes but mostly for laughing at the terrible CD because it was an awesome find.

Moral of the story: orange and vanilla Dixie Cups are delicious.

2. Who was your celebrity crush in high school?
Do we only have to pick one?

Milo Ventimiglia as Jess in Gilmore Girls. Clearly the best of Rory's boyfriends in that he was hot and literate and not super controlling

Michael Vartan as Michael Vaughn on Alias. Obsessed with this show and this character. I should really rewatch the series even though only seasons 1-3 are worth it.

Jonathan Crombie as Gilbert Blythe in Anne of Green Gables. I just love his Canadian "I'm sooorry."

Clark Gable as anything. Great tough guy, but surprisingly funny.

Hugh Dancy as Daniel Deronda. Rewatched this miniseries several times.

Harrison Ford as anything except that one cop in Hollywood Homicide. This seems self-explanatory. He's a crush for all ages.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Bend it Like Beckham. We both have busted knees--we were meant to be together!

3. What was your dream job when you were in elementary school?
I don't remember having a dream job. I've always been terribly indecisive even in my dream world.

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I haven't been to too many places in the world, but I'd have to say somewhere close to a coast where it was warm, but not too hot. Or England or something.

5. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Salesmanship. I don't care if you're selling shoes, a job, or religion, sales tactics are many times discompassionate and result in buyer's remorse. This is why I'm not in business.

6. How do you deal with conflict in your life?
Running away, thinking about the problem way too much, talking to select friends about it, and eventually doing something productive about it.

7. Do you journal outside of blogging?
No, especially right now when each entry would be, "Woke up late. Stepped outside for 2 minutes. Watched TV. Read stuff on the internet." Cannot wait to be employed.

8. What is the weirdest advice you'd ever gotten from your parents?
I still don't know if my mom was kidding about these:

"It's better to look good than to feel good."

"Boys don't make passes at girls in eye glasses."

9. What 3 items would you want with you on a deserted island?
A knife, a really long book, and Sayid from LOST.

10. Where do you go to "get away from it all"?
I love going for walks, especially if the destination is a park with a body of water nearby. Sometimes I listen to music, other times I just let myself think.

11. In stressful times, what do you do to find peace?
Watch even more TV/movies. Being stressed usually makes it hard for me to sleep, and I'm usually too inside my head to stop thinking about problems while reading, so my only respite is watching something to distract my brain. This usually ends in me weeping at whatever I'm watching and thinking about how stressed I am some more. I may need another solution.

*I also reserve the right to not come up with questions and tag people. You're welcome.


  1. Yay!!! Loved it all! I don't normally do the tag thing, but the prospect of making up questions I'd actually want answered was too good to pass up! Thanks for giving in to temptation. I enjoyed it immensely. ;)

  2. I don't know why there's a space between "in" and "to"... that's extremely frustrating. ugh.

  3. I laughed through most of this. First of all, I can't believe the most awkward date wasn't the one where the guy put his hand on your leg. Second, those high school celeb crushes really brought me back! Still disagree about Ford & Vartan though :P