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Random thoughts

Saturday, January 15, 2005


I was just reading my cousin's wife's blog, and was amused by the little tidbits of info she included about herself. It has inspired me to make my own list.

About me:
1. During my early school years, I would ride the bus to school and everyone called me "Cute".
2. I love peanut M&M's, and my checkbook has the M&M design.
3. I got into the computer science course at the university, but ended up shifting to a less technical course because I got scared of the advanced math and computer graphics subjects we were going to take.
4. After shifting to that less technical course, I realized I enjoyed studying psychology so much.
5. I love Christmas.
6. One of my favorite pastimes is picking out gifts for people.
7. I have a huge binder of cross-stitch patterns at home that I have yet to do.
8. I'm usually incredibly shy around new people, but when I click with someone, everything just progresses so much faster.
9. I'm a very tactile person.
10. Sometimes I care too much what other people think of me.
11. The rare times I was crazy enough to cut my hair short, I've always regretted it.
12. One of my favorite pastimes is playing the piano.
13. When I get depressed, I do one of two things: shop or write.
14. I cried so hard watching Finding Neverland that the collar of my shirt got soaked.
15. I am a very sentimental person. I keep movie ticket stubs, lift tickets, brochures of national parks I've camped at, letters, even little post-it notes left for me.
16. I was born in Manila, and I have two brothers, Ernest and Richard.
17. I don't like watching scary movies, I always end up not being able to sleep the night that I watch it.
18. I only use four fingers from each hand to type.
19. I love the following color combinations: navy and orange, purple and green, purple and yellow, purple and red.
20. In high school, I was in a play where I acted the part of a little girl who has a destructive tendency when it comes to handling her toys.
21. In college, I was in two consecutive Valentine's plays, sponsored by the Ateneo Musician's Pool. I starred opposite one of my closest friends, who I almost got together with.
22. When I'm meeting someone new for the first time, I make jokes to ease the tension that I feel.
23. I get restless when I don't travel within a year.
24. I love to sing.... when I'm by myself.
25. When I was a kid, I used to play these one-man skits all by myself. I had two brothers who had better things to do than sit around imagining things with their sister.
26. But... my brother Richard and I used to conduct these "experiments" by taking the residue or remaining liquid from bottles that were to be thrown away, and we would wait expectantly for our "formula" to explode.
27. The most hurtful thing anyone has ever said to me is "No." Simple word, but the question was what mattered.
28. There were times when I was younger that I wouldn't be able to sleep because I would be afraid of getting "possessed" by the devil.
29. I think I may have had like two pimples the whole of my college life. But then afterwards, everything else came out.
30. There are three stuffed toys in my bed right now - a bear, a seal and a dog.
31. I used to play the flute.
32. I used to play the drums.
33. I can never be in customer service because when I encounter an unreasonable customer, I get very flippant and sarcastic.
34. People love the flan that I make, but I don't like eating it myself, after finding out what the ingredients are.
35. Once, in grade school, I brought home a little kitty from school, and my mom freaked out but she let me keep her. I put butter on her nose so she would forget the smell of the school and not go back there. She was with us for a few months before my mom decided to kick her out because she ate the fish on top of the stove.
36. I don't like wearing belts.
37. I haven't worn a watch in two years.
38. I forget things easily sometimes.
39. I'm really bad with names.
40. I like tinkering with computers sometimes, but I don't like video games.
41. One semester in college, everytime a class was cancelled, I would be found at the bars with my friends. Even in the middle of the day.
42. I like my kung pao chicken with lots of peanuts.
43. I had a henna tattoo put around my belly button once. Consequently, I had to walk around with my shirt folded halfway so the tattoo would dry properly and not soil my clothes.
44. The three things that I've tried here in the states and want to keep doing are: climbing, bodysurfing (aka playing in the waves) and skiing.
45. When I spend time with my little cousin April, I always wish I had a sister.
46. I like being admired, but I don't like being put in the spotlight.
47. When I was young, I could do splits even without ballet training. My mother got scared when she saw I could do that, and made me stop. So now I've lost the flexibility to do one.
48. My friend Jen teases me that my handwriting is in font size 14.
49. I actually looked into going to fashion merchandising school about a year after I moved to the states.
50. I won a fight once with my brother Richard by clawing at his arms and actually drawing blood. Yikes!
51. My most favorite city that I've never been to is New York City.
52. I'm mildly allergic to dogs. And I'm insanely allergic to something else, but I don't even know what it is. I was working out once in the LA Fitness in Canoga Park, when I just started sneezing and my eyes got red and swollen.
53. I can do weird things with the toes on my right foot.
54. I get cold easily.
55. And so, even though I love ice cream, I never have it in the winter time.
56. Most of my friends are guys. When I meet new people, it's usually the guys I get along with first. So when I meet a girl that I click with, I know it's long-term.
57. I love to dance.
58. My favorite moon is the sliver.
59. Occasionally, I have nightmares, and wake up sobbing uncontrollably. But half the time, I don't remember what the nightmare was. I usually try to call someone when this happens to me, even when it's the dead of night.
60. When I really like a movie, I can watch it dozens of times and not get tired of it.
61. If I could sing well, I would have probably tried to be involved with Repertoire Philippines, the stage acting group in Manila.
62. I love apple juice.
63. When I want to let it out and cry, I listen to Sarah Mclachlan or Jim Brickman's Love of My Life.
64. I still keep a journal. It sits by my bed so that when I have dreams or nightmares or when I wake up and can't get back to sleep, I can sit up and write my thoughts down.
65. I've been told more than once that I have a nice smile. :)
66. The movie that made me cry the most was Awakenings. I think the fact that it was a true story made it even more tragic for me.
67. I love sandals and flip-flops.
68. I love to cook, even though during the first 23 years of my life, I barely stepped into the kitchen.
69. I've never broken a bone in my body.
70. Chocolate, especially the dark kind, is my weakness.
71. I was in the college fencing team for two years, but lost interest when the coach tried to make warm-ups fun and let us play basketball and soccer. Then I realized I was enjoying warm-ups more than the actual sport I was playing. Maybe it was because I was able to steal the ball from my coach after hustling him.
72. I make a mean opponent in Word Finds.
73. My brothers used to make me cry just by playing three notes on the piano.
74. I love writing long letters or emails to people.
75. I try to strive for honesty in myself so I look for the same in other people.
76. I'm a lotion addict. Can't last a day without putting it on.
77. I chose to study Italian as my foreign language elective in college because everyone else was taking Japanese or Chinese, and I wanted to be different. Also, I was mesmerized by the scenes in Only You that were shot in Positano, that I figured I'd learn the language in preparation for when I visit this beautiful place.
78. I used to be able to drink fourteen shots of tequila without getting drunk.
79. I love taking pictures.
80. I also have an obsession with swimsuits. I always say I have enough but end up buying a new one every year. Darn Victoria's Secret catalog!
81. I am addicted to the following stores: Victoria's Secret, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Costco, Hear Music, and Barnes and Noble. Rarely do I go into these stores without coming out with something.
82. I don't like wearing a lot of jewelry everyday. Only on special occasions do I pile it on, but even then, I still don't use that much.
83. I love to work out. It serves as a sort of release for me. If I miss a workout, I feel yucky and bloated.
84. When I'm feeling melancholy or restless, I get in the car and drive. Doesn't matter where.
85. I can't live without email. Sometimes I wake up, and the first thing I do is check my email with my cellphone.
86. I've decided just recently that I do want to have kids. For now. This may still change though. Hmm.
87. I'm a sucker for people with British accents.
89. I am very critical of myself.
90. My full name is Anne Catherine Solis Custodio. My nickname is Cathy.
91. I used to be a social smoker. Now I can't stand the stuff.
92. I love seafood.
93. I am prone to getting ingrown toenails on both of my big toes.
94. People have told me that I write well.
95. The #1 trait I am drawn to in people is a good sense of humor.
96. I don't much care for gum.
97. I almost appeared in a condom TV commercial. The only reason why I didn't make it was because there was a schedule conflict. Otherwise, millions of viewers in Manila would have seen me exalt the qualities of a Trojan.
98. I have so many magazine subscriptions that I don't have time to read all of them before the new ones arrive.
99. I sometimes unconsciously spell out words with my finger when I'm lost in thought.
100. I love getting massages.

12 comment(s):

If you'd like a free massage and some m & m's and kung pao chicken, meet me at my van. I'll be parked under the freeway near Olympic - waiting for you!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 05, 2005 5:21 PM  

Seems like your proud to be called cute and love it when guys adore you. That is what i love about you...will you go out with me? I adore you and i think you're so hot and so sexy. especially when you're in your bikini. Just want to @*&#@!.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 25, 2005 11:06 AM  

U look gorgeous in those bikinis ;) .. no naughty thoughts .. just an honest comment.

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