A few groups of some of my favorite blogs have been doing this tag called "10 truths".
All of them tagged anyone who wanted to do this, and since I am lacking inspiration for another post and extremely bored on a rainy and gloomy Sunday evening, I decided to partake in this fun tag :)
1. When I am sad or in a gloomy kind of mood where I'm just too lethargic to do anything else, there are a few things that will cheer me up, or at least curb more boredom for a few hours. One, is a bad (but oh so entertaining) Lifetime movie, the cheesier, the better.
Another, is a spoonful of Nutella. My mom is French and apparently her mother gave her spoonfuls of Nutella for dessert when she was a child. My mom did the same with Pat and I, therefore my arteries will probably be clogged by the time I'm 30 from indulging in spoonfuls of Nutella when I'm feeling down.
I also go straight to the Kraft Mac n' Cheese when I'm feeling down. Something about it is so scrumptious that I forget about the calories and just indulge.
2. I am a born runner. I'm pretty much all legs (I used to get in trouble in my private school because shorts had to be at our fingertips, and since my legs were so long, everything looks short on me). I played varsity soccer for four years in high school, and was on a wing because all I could do was run - I lacked the coordination to really do anything else, but I could get to the ball before other people. Now, running is an addiction. I love the way that it makes me feel, and even though it kicks my ass, nothing makes me feel better. I'm now training for my first marathon in September!
3. I'm in school studying to become an elementary education teacher/reading specialist, but I'm not 100% sure that's what I want to do. I feel like I'm only 21 and it's okay that I'm not sure what I want to do with my life (just don't tell my parents, they will murder me!). Lately I've been thinking of possibly going to India for a few years with a program that allows you to work with/counsel girls and women who have been forced into prostitution. I think I'd be pretty good at something like that, and I like the idea of stepping outside of my comfort zone to help someone else. I have not brought that up with my parents yet, I don't know how they'd feel about me taking a few years off from "the real world."
Another option I'm exploring is getting my masters in counseling and then working as a counselor to girls with eating disorders. I figure that I went through that for a reason, and it would be amazing to use what I went through and grew from to help someone else in a similar situation. We'll see what happens though.
4. I love people watching. I think that's why I love New York City so much. I think that I could honestly sit in Central Park just watching people for hours and hours. During the summer, I go into the city as much as I can with friends, and picnic and then just watch the different people. The little old ladies who walk by without a care in the world (when many tourists who are a quarter of their ages are walking around with fanny packs to protect themselves), the little children who run around without a care in the world with their Upper East Side nannies racing after them...everyone has a different story, and I like to imagine the kind of lives that these people are living.
5. In small quarters, I am extremely messy (but organized messy and never sloppy). My mom once informed me that she wouldn't complain about how disorganized my room is if she gave me something in my room to find and I could find it in 10 seconds or less. Let it be known, my mother never complains about my organized mess - I can find anything in there anytime I want to and it's mostly just an accumulation of clothes on the floor.
Anyway, the weirdest thing is that when I babysit and the house is a mess, I find myself going crazy and I always clean up. So I guess that there is hope that when I have my own space bigger than one room in a house or a tiny dorm that I'll be able to keep it nice and organized. Here's to hoping!
6. I am extremely nerdy. In high school, I went through my huge partying phase, and now I'd rather lay low than go out all the time. Some of the best times that I've had with my friends have been just swimming in my pool and having a cookout in the summers, playing pool, smoking hookah in my backyard, or playing board games (!). I have an obsession with the game Clue, and no one in my family wants to play Monopoly with me because I always kick everyone's ass.
7. The two things that I hate more than anything are sharks and feet. I am 100% terrified of sharks - I have never seen Jaws and never will because I'm really afraid it will haunt my dreams forever. I honestly don't know where this came from because I don't think I've ever watched a movie with a shark in it, but when I was little I used to have nightmares that my family was gobbled up by sharks. Oh, and during Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, my dad and brother make sure to DVR every episode, and turn it on whenever I come into the room. Thanks guys.
I also think feet are gross. I would never ever put someone's feet anywhere near my face, and preferably not near my body. My roommate one time rested her feet on my lap while we were watching TV and I almost punched her.
If I ever saw a shark with a foot in its mouth I think I would absolutely die.
8. I have broken my nose five times. The first, when I was in second grade and my brother punched me in the nose because I hid behind a couch, and jumped out and scared him. My parents said I kind of brought it upon myself. The second was snowboarding for the first time, when I landed flat on my face and just felt it break again. The third and fourth were both during soccer - that was fun. And the last was snowboarding again when I absolutely bit it trying to go off a ramp - very niceee. And now when it's freezing cold out, the side of my nose turns an impressive shade of purpleish. It's quite attractive.
9. I love the outdoors. I feel like this comes as a shock, because when I announced to my best guy friends A and J that my roommate and I are planning a camping trip, they asked if we knew how to light a fire without blowing ourselves up. Little do they know, little Allison spent many summers camping with her family, and watch Survivor, therefore I know how to start a fire, that I need to boil water, and to not bring heels along on the trip. But seriously, I'm an outdoorsy kind of girl - I love hiking, biking, swimming...I appreciate nature and the beauty of it.
Proof, that I do love the nature, even as a young'n.
10. I could watch any Alfred Hitchcock movie over and over again. Psycho is one of my favorite movies ever, and Rear Window coming up close behind. He was just a master of suspense, and his work transcends generations. I've spoken with my grandfather about how he was just as obsessed with the movies when he was younger, and I think it's cool that so many generations can relate to the same movies.
So, anyone with some time on their hands who wants to tackle the "ten truths" tag - go for it!
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