.: Random Facts About Me :.

01. I was raised on a dairy farm.
02. I love to drive.
03. If I could go anywhere in the world on vacation, it would be to Switzerland.
04. I took 4 semesters of German as an undergraduate.
05. I am a night owl.
06. Although my eyesight isn't terribly bad, I wear contact lenses--and occasionally my glasses.
07. Except for having the ends trimmed, I have not had a real haircut since I was 5 years old.
08. My hair is waist-length.
09. I was valedictorian of my high school class of nearly 300.
10. I am allergic to alfalfa, other types of hay, pollen, cats, some dogs, goats, grass, dust, penicillin, and codeine--no food allergies though.
11. Bananas make me sick to my stomach.
12. I have no pets in California, but have an outdoor cat and lots of pet cows at home in Kentucky.
13. I despise smoking.
14. I'm phobic of snakes and extremely terrified of mice and rats.
15. I have a near-photographic memory.
16. Up until I left for college, I had lived in the same house for my entire life; my parents still live there.
17. I am a former TV junkie.
18. From September 1991 to the present, with the exception of two B's in graduate school courses, I have only earned A's in school.
19. Although not particularly squeamish, I get queasy when working with blood and cannot handle watching something bleed.
20. I have never been toilet papering, nor have I ever been toilet papered.
21. I was captain of my school's academic (quiz bowl) team my senior year of high school.
22. I received an honorable mention in the National Merit Scholarship competition my senior year of high school.
23. I did not own a cell phone until I was 23.
24. I cannot play a musical instrument of any sort to save my life.
25. I love to cook and bake.
26. I'm a neat/clean freak.
27. When I was a child and teenager, I was a huge fan of figure skating and gymnastics.
28. I am collecting five sets of state quarters.
29. As I child, I loved Barbie dolls, and my sister and I would spend hours upon end playing with them.
30. I am the first person in my family to pursue a Ph.D.
31. I once stayed up for 37 hours straight.
32. I am a complete and total pack-rat.
33. I hate needles and shots.
34. When visiting zoos, I will not go in the primate houses out of fear of catching some sort of horrible disease from them.
35. I am completely and utterly fascinated by Komodo Dragons and Great White sharks.
36. I think the Rocky Mountains are completely gorgeous; I'd love to live there someday.
37. I have walked in the Great Salt Flats.
38. If I had been a boy, my parents would have named me Benjamin, and my nickname as a child would have been Benji *shudders*.
39. I had to have three sets of ear tubes as a child.
40. When I eventually get married someday, my colors will be burgundy and champagne pink.
41. My only nickname, Gerbil, was given to me by my sister when I was 16.
42. Although I don't get to do it very often, I love to dress up.
43. At one time, I wanted to be a pediatric surgeon or pediatrician, but ended up not going to medical school because of the whole issues with blood thing.
44. I believe that everyone has a soul mate.
45. I would like to have three children someday, preferably all girls.
46. I love thunderstorms.
47. I thoroughly intend to open my own biotech company someday.
48. While growing up, my sister and I showed cattle almost every summer.
49. I once saw the top of a rainbow while driving through the Rocky Mountains.
50. During my K-12 years, I never once received a detention.
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DRB. 32. Kentucky, but dreaming of moving to the Northeast or back to California. Daughter. Sister. Methodist. Unemployed Scientist. Caregiver for elderly grandmother. Democrat. Pro-choice. Loves Guernseys, San Francisco, and fried shrimp. Diet Dr. Pepper addict. Photoshop junkie. Likes cooking and making websites. Crushing Sam Jaeger. Still looking for Mr. Right. Just trying to be me.
Date: February 7, 2012
Feeling: Cranky
Eating: Nothing
Drinking: Sweet Tea
Watching: Local News
Listening: TV
Reading: Nothing
Working: Looking through job postings
Last Movie Seen: War Horse
Wishlist: A job that will let me actually use my PhD...
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