Monday, December 18, 2006


In honor of my 31st birthday, here are 31 things about me:

1. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life
2. I’m married to a wonderful, kind, good, hardworking man
3. I’m really close to my youngest brother
4. I love my puppy more than I like some people
5. Before I die, I’d like to visit Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Alaska and Churchill
6. I’d like to go to Churchill to see the polar bears
7. I’m hypersensitive
8. I can’t take criticism of any kind
9. I’m scared of spiders and insects
10. Every Christmas, I watch The Sound of Music, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Charlie Brown’s Christmas, Rudolph, and Frosty the Snowman
11. I haven’t eaten in a restaurant since the summer
12. I love our house. It’s so cozy, comfy, homey and very ‘country’
13. When people wear strong cheap perfume or cologne, I get massive headaches
14. I do like Ralph by Ralph Lauren
15. I confess. bought a knock-off bottle of Ralph for 500 pesos when I was in the Philippines
16. I’m pretty good at Trivial Pursuit and Jeopardy
17. I really cannot stand nosey, obnoxious, pushy people
18. I’ve got wonderful friends and family
19. I think I annoy my husband with me wanting to keep the house spotless all the time
20. Papers on the dining table and things not where they’re supposed to be annoy me
21. I love having lots of plants around the house
22. I’m a good cook and love entertaining whenever we get a chance
23. I can sign my name with my right hand and my left hand
24. I love teaching
25. I enjoy baking, even though I don’t particularly enjoy eating sweets
26. I’ve got a tattoo (LOL! I tried to keep it a secret from my mother-in-law for the longest time)
27. Ever since we got married, Hubby and I have been trying to go to church on Sundays
28. Eating meat makes me think of consuming flesh. It sometimes makes me sick thinking of the fleshy carcasses.
29. Even if I get sick eating meat, I’ve had to start eating some meat again since I had anemia and required weekly B12 shots along with extra vitamins and supplements (and started losing my hair by the clump-full for a while! Scary!)
30. I really don’t feel like I’m in my 30s. People think I look way younger than I really am
31. Now that I'm older, I've developed a little bit of lactose intolerance. I absolutely love dairy but cow's milk gives me really bad stomachaches. I don't know if all those years of not having any animal products did me in. I drank only soy or rice milk for years so now having regular milk, maybe that's making me sick? I can, however, have cheese and yogurt without the pain (thank goodness!)


curiositykiller said...

It does happen to a lot of people when they stop consuming dairy products, they become intolerant. It's the case for my family and now they drink only lactose-free milk. I'm afraid I'll be lactose intolerant soon, myself.

Happy Birthday, Chrissy! I'll get on the phone with your friend tonight.

Stephen said...

Happy Birthday Christine!

Chrissy121875 said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, guys :) How lucky am I to have such nice friends?

Curiosity, thanks for getting in touch with my friend. I'm sure she'll appreciate the company, being alone in a foreign country. Nah, I'm sure she'll enjoy the company for shopping and eating out! LOL!

Yeah, sucks about the lactose intolerance. I'm so upset! The good thing is that I can still have cheese and yogourt. It's just the actualy milk that gives me stomachaches.

Stephen, am I older than you?? Wait, you just had a birthday recently, so I'll go check your blog. For some reason, I'm perfectly fine being 31. I think 25 was a shocker and 30 was a bit disconcerting. I've come to grips with being in my 30s now and it's really not so bad. It's great, even :)

ahappilymarriedmommy said...

I'd like to go to Churchill too. Maybe my DH and I can leave the kids with grandparents and go for a honeymoon there. Polar bears! Cool! Forget hawaii! heh heh

ROAR! said...

EVERYBODY should go to Churchill at least once. The last time I was there (other than just flying through) I missed the bears but the Belugas were in. One night there had to be about 300 or 400 of them surfacing in the river for as far as the eye could see. It's well worth the trip and make sure you take the train in at least one direction or the other. It's a 2 night ride between Churchill and Winnipeg and I highly recommend the roomettes. They are equipped with everything you need and are much more comfortable than trying to sleep sitting in a seat all night!

Chrissy121875 said...

roar! I need to get in touch with you for more info about Churchill! I seriously want to visit and see the polar bears. I know we get to see the Northern Lights here, but I hear Churchill is the Northern Lights capital!!

Ohh, and belugas!!! I definitely want to go now!

Merinz said...

Kia Ora and Happy birthday from New Zealand!(Kia Ora is a Maori greeting, kind of similar to the Hawaiian Aloha - it can have a few different meanings.) I am glad to see that New Zealand is on your list of places to visit.

Chrissy121875 said...

Hi merinz! Thanks for the greetings :) Yes, I'd always longed to go to Australia (since I was 5 years old!), but I met a lot of people from NZ when I was teaching abroad and since then it's been a place I wanted to visit. The landscapes, the people, the breathtaking scenery...One of these days I'll get there!!

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