Tuesday, April 29, 2008

100 Things About Me (Richie)

I am writing this only because my mom and Angie requested it.  So here goes nothin'.

1. I only like 4 things: Religion, Family, BYU Football, and music
2. In high school my two favorite kinds of music were rap and classical
3. I never thought that I'd marry a white girl
4. I am 4 years younger than Angie
5. Of all the dates I ever went on, I was younger than the girl on all but two
6. I love teaching Gospel Doctrine in our ward
7. I love studying the scriptures
8. I love reading articles on farms.byu.edu
9. I read cougarboard almost every day
10. I think I am more obsessed with BYU football than anyone else in the world
11. I graduated from BYU
12. I am going to graduate school at the University of Arizona
13. I really don't like school
14. I like trying to be funny
15. I am really shy around people I don't know but then I'm crazy around people I'm comfortable with
16. I worked in the Wymount Family Housing Office for 2 and a half years
17. I was a secretary at Wymount but I made everyone call me a desk attendant because I didn't want to feel like a girl
18. When I was a secretary at Wymount I was also the secretary in our Elders Quorum and wanted people to give me presents on Secretary's Day
19. I used to have a gap in my front teeth so I'd never show my teeth when I'd smile.  
20. My dentist once told me to push my teeth together with my fingers every day to fix the gap. My brother-in-law Matt is a dentist and told me not to do that
21. The eye doctor once told me I was red-green color blind but I don't believe it
22. I draw pictures at a 1st grade level
23. I'm really excited to be a dad
24. I love playing with little kids because I act like them anyway
25. I love Angie Whitaker
26. I've always felt like I'm a lot dumber than my brother Ryan
27. I once had a dream where Angie let me in on a secret that everyone thought I was really ugly
28. I burned a rap CD with songs I wrote from junior high up until my freshman year of college
29. I've always felt that I make friends easily
30. I feel like the dumbest person in my class of 10 at the U of A
31. I feel like the other students all like Audiology a whole lot more than me
32. I've always felt very close to my dad even after he died of cancer when I was 8
33. I sometimes dance like a little kid to get Angie's attention
34. Angie tells me to "stop it" a lot
35. I went on my mission to Curitiba, Brazil
36. My favorite number is 36
37. My least favorite number is 7
38. My two least favorite movies are Beethoven and God's Army II
39. My two least favorite songs are Cotton Eye Joe and Mr. Jones
40. I have never seen the movie Titanic
41. I had never eaten a Pop Tart until I married Angie
42. My biggest fear is failure
43. I hate playing baseball/softball but Angie loves it
44. I used to be really fast
45. When I was 9 I honestly thought that I would win the Heisman Trophy some day
46. One time I tried to fake sick to stay home from school.  My mom gave me a thermometer to check my temperature and when she left the room I put the thermometer up to a light bulb to make it hot and it exploded.  I went to school that day.
47. I have never broken a bone (except for maybe toes, I don't know)
48. I try to avoid eye contact with Angie when she flosses at night because I'm afraid she'll make me floss too
49. The image I have of myself in my mind is a lot more handsome than the one in the mirror
50. I like to call my classmates in class to try to make their cell phones go off
51. I used to work at Orange Julius in high school
52. That was my least favorite job ever
53. Sometimes I wish I never would have learned how to walk because then people could just do stuff for me
54. I like to ask people who they think is better looking between Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington and then call them racist no matter who they say
55. I could put ranch dressing on almost everything I eat
56. I used to call myself Asian by Association because I had so many asian friends
57. My favorite video game of all time is Tecmo Super Bowl
58. My mom used to call me Pooder when I was little but now denies that she ever did
59. Indiana Jones/Han Solo were my childhood heroes 
60. In my school picture for kindergarten I tried to do a little half smile to look like Indiana Jones but I really just ended up looking weird
61. Europe is the continent I would least like to visit
62. My favorite home cooked meal is chicken and rice
63. I also love cheeseburgers but only fast food ones, restaurant cheeseburgers are gross
64. I am very sensitive to other people's feelings
65. I worry about stuff a lot on the inside but I almost always act calm on the outside
66. When I was a kid I thought that I didn't like corn on the cob and would complain to my mom when we'd have it.  When I tried it however, I really liked it so I told my mom that I would just eat it to make her happy because I was too proud to admit that I'd changed my mind
67. I don't believe that salmonella exists because I've never met anyone thats ever had it
68. I might like cookie dough better than the actual cookies so that might be why I refuse to believe in salmonella
69. In general, I think that guys are funnier than girls
70. There is a little boy somewhere in Brazil named after me
71. My favorite state is Maryland
72. I've only been to Maryland once
73. I am the youngest grandchild on the Whitaker side of my family
74. I can't eat breakfast right when I wake up because it makes me sick
75. I've had the same hair cut since 1998
76. I gained 15 pounds on the honeymoon (1 week)
77. I've lost 10 pounds since moving to Tucson due to stress, heat, and starvation
78. I think I'll probably die from cancer
79. I hate swimming, ice skating, bowling, and roller skating, all things that most people like
80. One time I bowled a 36 
81. I like to call my brother-in-law Troy and say mean things to him
82. I once made a New Year's resolution to not yawn for the whole year.  I yawned about half an hour after midnight
83. I performed in the Stadium of Fire in 2006
84. When I was a little kid I used to go hiking in the foot hills next to my house and collect animal bones.  I would bring the bones home and put them in my closet.  So my closet was full of dead animal bones until my mom told me to get rid of them because it wasn't sanitary
85. My sister Patrice used to call me Cardboard Brainless Wonder
86. I can watch old BYU football games over and over and never get bored of them
87. I am really good at doing nothing
88. I can do a really good gorilla impression
89. I tried to run for Student Body President as a high school senior, which you can't do because you have to be a junior to run.  I was planning on winning and then respectfully declining because I had to move on to college.  I would have won but then I got kicked out of the election
90. I have sniffed pepper up my nose twice just to make people laugh
91. I used to go kick a school trailer every Saturday night at Orem Junior High with my friends
92. I can Russian Dance really well but one time I possibly broke my toe doing it after my friend Steve beat Street Fighter with the Russian guy
93. When I was a kid I refused to dress up for Halloween after about age 9
94. I would save all of my Halloween candy because I didn't want to waste it so quick.  Then I'd never end up eating it and would end up throwing it away
95. I save up money and don't like to spend it, possibly related to how I would save my Halloween candy.  However, I will not be throwing away my money
96. I've told Angie that when I die I am giving all of my money to BYU football
97. One time the FBI came in to Wymount and interviewed me.  I told them my title was President Desk Attendant
98. When my boss Kecia would start to ask me to do something at work I would pick up the phone and pretend like I was helping someone.  She could see on her phone that no one was on the line
99. When I was in 6th grade I waited for hours to meet Michelle Pfeifer and then when she came out from filming she hid behind someone and got in a car and drove away
100. Little kids love me

Monday, April 21, 2008

100 Things You Don't Really Need to Know About Me!

It has been very fun to read some of my friends 100 things about them. I hope I can entertain you with at least one of the things the way I have been entertained to tears with some of yours!

1. I love Richie Whitaker.
2. I floss my teeth every day.
3. I love having girlfriends.
4. A student at my school found out I was pregnant. He told his mother he thought I was just getting fat.
5. I like my feet but Richie makes fun of one of my toes. He says it's flat on top.
6. I want to get my ears stapled to my head so they don't stick out.
7. I am crazy about my nieces and nephews!
8. I don't have a middle name.
9. I love music that my parents listened to.
10. I never want to have a pet.
11. Actually I would want fish, but wouldn't ever want to clean the tank out.
12. I had a hamster when I was younger. I went on vacation and forgot to get somebody to take care of it. When I got home, it was dead.
13. I have a long board that is almost as tall as me!
14. I love to do anything outdoors except rock climb. (I went once and couldn't do it. I have NO upper body strength.)
15. I am really close to my grandparents and relatives.
16. I went to Ricks College, BYU-Hawaii, and UVSC.
17. I wish I could dance.
18. I wish I could write.
19. I love to put Vasaline in my nostrils before I go to bed.
20. When I move to a different home, I can't "rest" until everything is unpacked and in its place.
21. I love shopping so much. I can't go into stores anymore because I can't say no to something I want.
22. I hate when anything touches my nose!
23. The freckles on my face have faded since I was a kid, but now I'm already getting aging marks on my skin!!!
24. I love to read but never do.
25. When I was little, I found a large, flattened, dried, dead toad in the middle of the road in front of my house. I decoratively put toilet paper in the bottom of a box, placed the road kill neatly in it, wrapped the box, and gave it to my mom for Mother's Day!
26.This is a short story I dictated for my mom to write when I was 4 years old. "There was once this man and he was poor. He was sad and lonely. But one thing he couldn't wait until his wife could have a baby. And one more thing, he couldn't wait. It was a boy and he was so happy about that and he wasn't poor anymore. And he had a horse and he was so happy. But one thing he hated and he hated the scissors. The end."
27. I am scared to break rules.
26. Besides Christmas, my favorite holiday is the 4th of July. (In Utah).
27. I love chick flicks.
28. Actually I love pretty much every movie I see.
29. I love having people over but I always feel like I am a horrible entertainer/hostess!
30. I absolutely HATE drains.
31. Some of my favorite places in the world are: Lake Powell, Havasupai Falls--Grand Canyon, Switzerland, Italy, Ecuador, home, and my parents' home.
32. I love to ride my bike.
33. I took skiing classes during college at Grand Targhee.
34. I lived in Ecuador for about 6 months total and still stink at Spanish.
35. I don't think I am smart at all.
36. I am very self-conscious about my unsmartness. (See, that's not even a word...)
37. I can sleep any time, anywhere.
38. I once fell asleep on a plane before takeoff and didn't even realize we took off!
39. I fell asleep in front of my departure gate at the airport another time. I didn't wake up when everyone got on the plane. After everyone had boarded, somebody tapped me and asked if I was supposed to be getting on that plane.
40. I went skydiving, and it wasn't even scary, but I thought my ears were going to explode!
41. I have to use the restroom more than anybody I have ever met. (Even before I was pregnant!)
42. I want to name my daughter Mylie Joleen.
43. I took many types of lessons and sports growing up--piano lessons, singing lessons, guitar lessons, clarinet lessons, ballet lessons, jazz lessons, tap lessons, swimming lessons, soccer, softball, and volleyball.
44. If I could be anything besides a teacher, I would want to be a guitarist/singer, an artist, or a photographer.
45. I can't really decide what my favorite color is.
46. I wish I could sew.
47. I "ran" track in high school for social reasons. I tried hurdles. After my first meet, my coaches never made me compete in a meet again, (that's how good I was) but I continued to practice and work out with the team so I could socialize!
48. I've never had a bloody nose.
49. I've broken my collar bone 3 times, my arm, and my ankle.
50. I got a skin graft when I was 4. The docs took skin off my bum and stitched it onto my ankle.
51. My favorite sports to play are soccer, volleyball, and softball.
52. I didn't watch any tv from Junior High until I met Richie. Now I'm addicted!
53. My favorite tv shows are: So You Think You Can Dance and The Office. My fave used to be Full House.
54. A few people have told me I look like Kristen Johnson from 3rd Rock from the Sun. The sad part is I think she is very unattractive.
55. Two of my favorite movies are foreign films.
56. I've been to 21 states.
57. I don't wear my seat belt in the back seat.
58. I put the shoulder strap of my seat belt under my armpit.
59. I put my metal eyelash curler under my armpit to warm it up before I use it.
60. I check my friends' blogs every day.
61. I got married in the Manti, Utah Temple.
62. I'm usually photogenic in my face, but not my body. =)
63. I eat chocolate every day.
64. I love to eat.
65. I often feel guilty eating.
66. This is my last year teaching--5 years down!
67. I've had the nicknames Angelina, Angelina Concertina, Angie Baby, AJ, Angelica Divine, Ang and Little Sh_ _!
68. I like to feel in control without looking like I am.
69. I used to play with worms and cut them in half with safety pins.
70. I always had a trampoline in the backyard growing up. I can do front and back flips and hand springs on the tramp!
71. I want to live in California.
72. I am a Gospel Doctrine teacher in my ward.
73. I've never disliked a calling until now.
74. I love camping.
75. I call Richie "Stinky Boy" and he calls me "Sweetie." (He's nice even when I'm not!)
76. I'm the meaner one in our marriage.
77. I am very feeling oriented, but often feel awkward expressing my feelings--especially to the people closest to me.
78. I'm very sensitive to smells.
79. Richie thinks I am overly sensitive to sound as well.
80. The sun makes me sneeze and my eyes water.
81. Black licorice, even the smell, could possibly make me throw up.
82. I'm usually kind of cold.
83. I love to wear makeup and jewelry.
84. I experienced culture shock moving fro Tucson, Arizona to Oklahoma.
85. I'm scared of breast feeding...it seems so WIERD!
86. When kids or my siblings express their talents, it usually makes me cry.
87. I've never had braces.
88. I've recently become more conscious of our earth. I've started with recycling plastic bags.
89. I get startled easily.
90. When people try to scare me it always works. Then it makes me mad.
91. I am a horrible back seat driver.
92. Growing up I always thought I would be married by 19. Thank goodness that thought didn't work!
93. If I married Richie at 19, he would have only been 15.
94. I think it would be nice to adopt a kid or two from another country.
95. I need to go visiting teaching in 30 minutes.
96. I'm terrible at recapping experiences or retelling something somebody has told me.
97. I want to own a scooter to ride around town and the mountains.
98. I have a lot of clothes in my closet that don't fit me anymore, yet I continue to hold on to them in hopes that I will lose weight!
99. It bothers me when people breath loudly--unless they are sleeping.
100. I'm done! Tag, you're it!