Sunday, May 19, 2013

30 INTERESTING (?) FACTS ABOUT ME: CHALLENGE DAY 6


1. I could walk all day and not get tired
2. I could speak to no-one all day and not get bored or lonely
3. I always forgive and forget. I often wonder if I could actually hold a grudge.
4. I read really fast. People ask if I learned to do this but it's always been the case, I actually inherited this trait from my mum. 
5. I am terrified of flying. There have been times when they close the doors for take-off and I have asked to remove myself from the flight, citing "gastro" because I think it's the only way everyone won't get mad at me for delaying take-off for them like that. 
6. I've had Botox... But only to my pelvic floor muscles as a treatment for pain. Modern medicine, eh?
7. I used to "add up" words in my brain. Each letter would have a corresponding number (i.e, A=1, B=2 etc). For example, my name would have a value of 30. This used to make me frustrated because I couldn't switch it off.
8. Now I find myself mentally arranging words into alphabetical order.
9. I'm a hypochondriac. Considering I get anxious a lot, I think most people would feel uncomfortable if they lived in my skin. I only realised this when I took anti-anxiety medication and realised "this is what normal feels like".
10. Once I took a job as an admin in a dating agency. I had just moved to Sydney and was a bit green. It turned out to be a whole lot more seedy than my naive, romantic idea of "matchmaking" and I quit soon after. 
11. I think I'm almost a bit too sensitive to people's feelings. I tend to feel other people's sadness/disappointment/hurt more than I do my own.
12. I find repetitive tasks therapeutic.
13. When I'm nervous, I talk a lot. Because of this, people often mistake me for an extrovert/social butterly.
14. Similarly, when I'm quiet I'm usually at my most peaceful but often get asked what's wrong.
15. I get mildly irritated when celebrities don't own up to nips and tucks. Only because too many girls and women compare themselves to a product that has usually had some help that they haven't had. Plus it's lying to your fans, the people who feed and clothe you, which is never cool.
16. I don't have a nickname and never have. Though I do get "Anna Banana", but adding a word doesn't a nickname make, right?
17. I am a great procrastinator.
18. There is not a pair of shoes on this planet that will not give me blisters, UGG boots included. My feet take ages to get used to a new pair of shoes.
19. I have never surfed, despite growing up in a coastal community.
20. I have an unhealthy salt habit. I don't sprinkle, I pour it onto my food. My whole family is the same.
21. In my youth, I did a lot of theatre. Acting was one of the greatest passions I have ever had. 
22. Though I have learned to show gratitude when I receive a compliment, receiving them makes me feel uncomfortable. 
23. I love waking up when most of the world is still asleep. Being in a city when the shops haven't yet opened and the night shift workers are heading home is the best (as long as I can find a coffee shop that opens early).
24. I am one of five kids. We are all the best of friends. 
25. I haven't found my "calling" career-wise. Is it wrong that I don't care? I don't think so.
26. I'm really good with my hands. I think I have a steady hand and can do really intricate tasks.
27. I hate making statements like "I am good with my hands" or "I'll see you in 5 days" in case I tempt fate and one day my hands won't function or I won't be around in 5 days. I have often deleted things in blog posts like: "I'll post about it tomorrow" because of this. Would you call this being superstitious?
28. I am pretty intuitive about the way to fix things around the house that stop working.
29. I believe I might have a sixth sense/psychic abilities. I won't frighten you with the details!
30. When I was a little girl, I used to fear the world ending. Things like predictions from Nostradamus or my teacher telling me it would only take "one push of a button" to wipe us all out with a nuclear missile sent me into a panic and I found it hard to enjoy life at times! I still get this fear from time to time.


... Reading over this and I realise how incredibly odd I appear. Maybe I am really peculiar and just haven't realised it yet! Can you relate to any of my Dirty 30???

3 comments:

  1. Anna that story is amazing, and remind me how old iam! You looked so cute when you were child!
    Miss you
    Love DXOXO

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  2. That is so bizarre. Reading through your list... it is uncanny how similar it would be if I was to make my own list. I read crazy fast - When I was at school, my teachers thought I wasn't paying attention but the truth is I had read and completed everything already...
    And you don't sound odd at all!

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    1. Haha I find it so cool that you can relate!
      The challenge has been so fun, I would recommend doing one! I love reading other people's lists too so you know I for one would be reading every day :-)



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