Another week, another Top Ten Tuesday, a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This time the theme was Ten Facts About Me, meaning bookish, blog related, or simply random. I’m going with 10 random facts about me because I’ve never done anything like that on the blog and I thought it would be a nice change. I don’t think anyone is actually going to be interested, but here I go anyway!
1. I’m a vegetarian.
This August is my seventh year as one. I’ve discovered great recipes along the way and my love for cooking.
2. I love Bollywood films.
I LOVE musicals and most Bollywood films are musicals, so you can understand where I’m coming from. They are fun, over the top, and dramatic. Of course, not every film is a musical, and those that aren’t are also pretty fantastic.
3. I adopted my cat on a whim.
I was at the mall with my sister and we passed by a pet store. There were like six kittens of a month or so, but one stood out: He was the smallest fluff and the rest of the kittens were ignoring him. Before going home I insisted we went back to the pet store and said I couldn’t leave without him. So my sister said: “Go for it, then” and turned around, thinking I would never dare. When she looked back, I was already asking the guy at the desk to adopt him. My mom was livid, so I told her I was just going to take care of him until he grew a little and then I would give him away, but my father clearly loved him and time went by. He officially became part of the family three months after that, when I finally named him.
4. I enjoy watching wrestling.
This is pretty recent and it’s all my sister and her husband’s doing. I don’t have time to watch the weekly shows, so I just catch up on the monthly WWE events. The industry is definitely not perfect and some storylines make me cringe, but it’s fun nonetheless.
5. I am afraid of birds.
They are fascinating and beautiful creatures that terrify the hell out of me. The weird thing is that because of my fear I’ve become more interested in them. I’ve even read about ornithology and tried to identify the birds in the area where I live. Still, when I hear the rustling of wings or a bird singing in my window, I freak out.
6. My favorite ice cream flavor is coffee.
I don’t drink coffee. I don’t even enjoy the smell of coffee. I have no idea why I love coffee ice cream so much, but I do.
7. I’m allergic to penicillin.
I found out about it the hard way. I took pills that contained penicillin for more than a week and then the swelling and itching began.
8. I can (barely) play guitar.
I was in a few classes during high school, but they were sparse and not very advanced.
9. I got corrective eye surgery.
It was less than a year ago and I’m happy about it now, but it was the scariest thing I’ve ever done deliberately. I hate things close to my eyes and I can’t even watch people curling their lashes (I’m cringing at the thought), so I was really nervous and couldn’t stop moving. The doctor reprimanded me and said I was the worst patient of the day. I cried the whole first day.
10. I’m a terrible swimmer.
I went to swimming lessons for a school year when I was ten and I sucked at it. Well, I still suck at it, really. I’ve never been able to sink and swim underwater, I always end up floating after a few strokes.
I’m quite uninteresting, I had the hardest time writing this list! Let me know in the comments if you share any of these facts with me 🙂