21 Random Facts About Me

January 25, 2015 fun, miscellaneous 12

I haven’t talked about myself in at least a day, so I thought a list was in order. Inspired by Cait at Paperfury, who I hope won’t mind me kidnapping her idea. I am also doing 21 things because I am also 21.

  1. I have a terrible singing voice, but I sing ALL THE TIME. Sorry, not sorry.
  2. I also love to master the rap parts of songs. My current favorite is Airplanes.
  3. I’ve always wanted to write a book, but I never had the discipline to actually do it. If you recall, “participate in NaNoWriMo and win” is on my list of goals this year, and I’m already terrified.

  4. I have no idea what to do with my life (and the answer won’t change no matter how many times you ask, grandpa). I’d kind of just like to hang out, watch tv shows, read a couple of good books and blog. Can someone pay me for that please?
  5. I’m doing my bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary American Studies, but all jokes related to important events in history go right over my head. I also have a history exam that’ll make up 20% of my grade coming up soon. Oh, well.

  6. I have no siblings, and I’m not sure I can imagine how it would be like to have them. My mum raised me by herself, and I’m very close with my grandma and my cousin, even though both are very different from me.
  7. I once didn’t clean my room for two years because, dare I quote myself, “I’m going to move out soon anyway”. I’m better at it now, I promise.

  8. Declarations of love or affection make me panic. I prefer to coat everything in a heavy layer of sarcasm and wrap it up with a neat little bow of eye-roll. I also tend not to believe people when they’re being genuine (or are they?). This is probably why people think I’m being sarcastic when I am being serious.

  9. I listen to a lot of different kinds of music, but my all time favorite album is Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory.
  10. I feel simultaneously too young and too old for my age.
  11. I used to have really bad self-esteem, but I thought this was normal. I’m working on it.

  12. I’m not a beach person. It’s sandy and salty, and I always get sunburn. I love watching the sunset at a beach, and jetski is like the most fun thing I’ve ever done, but I’ve never been able to just lie and get a tan for hours and hours and hours. It’s so boring I can’t even. No, not even with a good book.
  13. My friends are really important to me. I’ve always liked the saying “friends are the family you choose”. Everything in life is easier and more fun if you have someone in your corner rooting for you. Due to being a bit on the introverted side of the spectrum, it takes me ages to make good friends, but once you’re in the circle of trust you’ll probably stay there (Meet the Parents reference intended).
  14. I hate clubbing. I do like having a couple of drinks and dancing from time to time, but after a while it gets boring, and I just want to go home and do something more interesting instead. Like this:

  15. My favorite childhood tv shows are: Gilmore Girls, King of Queens and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Honorary mentions go to Charmed and Xena: Warrior Princess. Other great 90s/early 2000s shows that I didn’t watch much as a child, but love: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Friends.
  16. I get distracted easily. For example, I went looking for the Airplanes video earlier and saw a Neil Patrick Harris video recommended in the sidebar. It was a music video of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, so I watched the trailer for that and a performance of a song from the movie, in which he kissed his husband. That led to a search for interviews with Neil Patrick Harris and his husband. I watched them do a newlywed quiz and then went on to watch a couple more videos before I returned to this list. My grandma came in and asked me to change the setting for the TV downstairs. Since I was already downstairs, I figured I might as well get a piece of cake for all that hard work. Then I Googled for 90s TV Shows to make sure I wasn’t forgetting anything. The list I found linked to a video, so I was back on YouTube. Maybe it’s just YouTube’s fault. (Edit:It is now about five hours after I wrote this last part. I’m not even going to attempt to list all the things that distracted me in the meantime, but I rest my case.)

  17. I’m a night person. School and me never got along because it was just TOO DAMN EARLY. I am now at university and don’t attend classes that start before noon out of principle. If I’m longing for sleep all day long, I’ll still be wide awake at night. I can focus best at night as well.
  18. My middle name is Sylvia. I have had to check my own ID card at multiple points throughout my life because I can never remember where the y goes.
  19. When the sun is shining and the birds are chirping …you will most likely find me inside. I despise it when people pity you when you stay inside on a warm summer day (hey mom). It’s not that I can’t appreciate a day at the lake, but most of the time I just don’t care that much about the weather. In fact, I think summer is too hot. I much prefer spring and sunny fall and winter days.

  20. My first language is German, and I am fluent in English. I have also had lessons in French and Spanish, but I can’t really hold a conversation in either because I never practiced much. When I last went to France, the waitress asked me how the food was, and I replied “muy bien, gracias”. Needless to say, she gave me a weird look and walked away before I could correct my mistake.

  21. One of these points was going to be that I am fearless when it comes to placing mugs of tea in close vicinity to my laptop, but right after I came up with that I knocked over a cup of tea, so I didn’t want to tempt fate. I also drop my phone so much that I’m honestly surprised it still works. I might or might not have accidentally dropped it onto my face when I was lying on my back and typing. Several times.

Aaaalright, that’s it! Tell me something random about yourself in the comments. :)

12 Responses to “21 Random Facts About Me”

  1. verena

    very interesting!

    I like these random facts!

    I can relate to some things you said, like wanting to write a book since…your childhood?^^
    and I would say I am rather introvert, too.

    Random facts…

    I had all braces you can imagine and was proud on them!
    My teeth weren’t bad at all, but I still needed them somehow…Sounds confusing.

    I only eat vegetables in the evening.

    I love breakfast.

    I can become very emotional when I listen to particular songs with my headphones on and I am all on my own.

    I never was in hospital, only for visits.

    I always wrote love letters in school time (primary school) and one time it took weeks until the boy read it. xD

    this could become an endless comment, so I stop here.

    • Vlora


      I LOVE BREAKFAST TOO. Except I mostly have it at noon, but who cares – it’s still my breakfast in my book. Lucky you! I hate hospitals. I’ve had to stay for a couple of days once and there was a crying baby in my room at all times. What’s wrong with vegetables earlier in the day? :D Oh yeah, songs can get me really emotional too. Interesting stuff, thanks Verena! :)
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  2. Cait @ Paper Fury

    YOU IDEA STEALER. *stomps foot*

    But, seriously. XDXD THIS WAS EPIC!! I’m so glad you did a full post!! x) oh oh oh, I feel too young and too old for my age all the time. I completely understand that feeling. I’m always dropping books on my face. Always. ALWAYS. You’d think I’d learn, but no. I do not. *sigh* I drop my iPod a lot. But worst is when I GENTLY toss it onto my bed and it like bounces off manically slams into the wall or floor or something. My bad. hehe. I don’t like declarations of affection either. Hehe. unless it’s to a small niece or nephew. They’re the only ones I’ll hug.

    ANYWHO. I should stop. I’m rambling! But this was wonderful! XDXD So glad you stole it. ;-)
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    • Vlora


      I ONLY KIDNAPPED IT OKAY, YOU CAN HAVE IT BACK NOW. Or, alternatively, I could offer you some cake oh no wait pie as a bribe?

      HAHAHAHA I thought about including the epic bouncery in my post too. That has happened to me SO OFTEN I can’t even. The worst thing about is that I don’t even get upset about it anymore, I just laugh at myself. :D I swear the things my phone has had to suffer through… Once I was just walking and typing and for NO REASON AT ALL it just flew out of my hand in a wide berth and landed on the hard pavement. Maybe my mother was right about me being clumsy and careless with my things.

      NEVER stop rambling, I love rambling. So glad you enjoyed it! :D
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  3. verena

    Oh I meant in the evening I eat (mostly!!) only vegetables ^^
    Wrote that text when it was late, I see already some other mistakes.

  4. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    This is great! I am with you on #4. Seriously, I don’t know that I will ever figure out what I want to do! #17 is me for sure! And I agree with #19- why do people think that I have to just like, wander aimlessly outside just because it happens to be sunny out? I promise, the sun WILL come out again. My mom is the same way. Oh, and for #20: I was taking French 101 in college at the same time I was taking Spanish 301. Needless to say, I would answer a good 40% of my French test questions in Spanish. It was bad!

    Let’s see, a random fact about me… okay, on the topic of college and life choices- I somehow ended up having a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Sport Management. I have used it exactly zero times. Because business is the worst, why would I want to do that!? I also have several semesters of graduate school completed in elementary education, also having been used zero times.
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  5. Inge @ Bookshelf Reflections

    I feel the same way about not having a clue what I want to do with my life. If someone could pay me to read and watch TV, that’d be great, thanks.

    I also panic when someone gives me a compliment or tells me they love me, or any kind of commitment really. It terrifies me. I think Chandler once said, “Until I was 25, I thought the correct response to ‘I love you’ was ‘Oh crap’.” That’s pretty much how I feel.

    And yeah, I’ll totally stay inside on a hot day. I get headaches and I get dizzy and I really don’t function when it’s Hell°C outside.
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