100 (+1) Facts About Me

Here are 100 facts about me, broken up into ten easy to digest groups of ten.

10 Basic/Random Facts

  1. Aidan isn’t my birth name.
  2. I’m a stereotypical Gemini.
  3. I consider sexuality a fluid thing.
  4. I identify as bisexual for convenience of explanation.
  5. I identify as genderqueer also for convenience of explanation.
  6. My biological sex is female.
  7. I’m in my 20’s but I still feel 15.
  8. According my birth certificate, I was born in 1088.
  9. Being a grown up is not as fun as 10-year-old-Me thought it would be.
  10. My viewpoints are what one might consider “feminist,” but I go back and forth on identifying with the label due to how exclusive feminism as a whole has been to poor/working class people, people of color, and the transgender and nonbinary communities.

10 Interpersonal Relationship Facts

  1. I’m engaged.
  2. I never wanted to get married and I probably still don’t.
  3. I have extremely complicated relationships with my family.
  4. I don’t know how to make friends.
  5. As a result, I have only one friend in real life (aside from my fiance) and two friendly acquaintances.
  6. I find it much easier to relate to people online.
  7. I’ve been with my fiance for almost eight years (since I was 19).
  8. I am often unnerved by the fact that I entered such a serious relationship so young.
  9. I wish I were closer with my extended family, but I don’t know how to relate to them.
  10. I hate this concept of “the meaner I am to you, the more I like you.” That’s not how that works; you’re a dick.

10 Health/Wellness Facts

  1. I have depression and anxiety.
  2. I manage these two things holistically (ie: without medication).
  3. I also have scoliosis, which is a bummer.
  4. I am appalled with the mental health services (or lack thereof) in America.
  5. Vitamin D supplements are literally the best thing that ever happened to me.
  6. I can’t swallow pills.
  7. I am generally distrustful of doctors.
  8. I prefer natural, holistic healing to pharmaceuticals.
  9. I do not listen to unsolicited health advice, particularly if it starts with, “You’d feel better/be happier if…”
  10. However, I don’t mind people telling me what worked for them if they’ve been through a similar problem, so long as they aren’t telling me what I should be doing.

10 Foodie Facts

  1. I can guarantee that, no matter what date/time you are reading this, I want a California burrito right now.
  2. I’m an amateur cake decorator.
  3. I will eat a salad with my burger/sandwich, but I will not eat vegetables on my burger/sandwich.
  4. I dislike most fruits. The only fruit I eat is oranges. I will never get scurvy.
  5. If I dislike a food, 80% of the time I think it tastes fine but it’s a textural problem.
  6. Gordon Ramsay is my hero and if you honestly think the way he is portrayed on American TV is accurate to how he is in reality I am judging you so hard.
  7. I almost went to culinary school.
  8. I’m trying very hard to cut meat from my diet (as of writing this [09/2015] it is not going well).
  9. I have my set “regular” at every restaurant/fast food place I eat at and it never, ever changes.
  10. I HATE FONDANT OMG BUTTERCREAM FOR LIFE.

10 Work/School Facts

  1. I change my major about as often as I change my socks.
  2. Officially, my listed major is English.
  3. I tell everyone I’m studying Sociology.
  4. My class schedule is more reflective of a Business/Marketing major.
  5. I’m currently reassessing my academic/career goals for those reasons.
  6. I only take online courses because I moved away from campus and do not want to hassle with transferring again (because it was such a nightmare last time).
  7. I work in accounting, which is ridiculous because I hate math.
  8. Because my supervisor doesn’t care as long as I get my work done, I essentially get paid to spend half a day doing whatever personal stuff I feel like.
  9. That is what I’ve always wanted, but because that’s not actually my job it really bothers me that I am never given enough work to occupy my full eight hours.
  10. Ideally, I would like to make my whole income from selling photography and zines.

10 Appearance Facts

  1. I change my hair (cut and/or color) about every 2-4 weeks.
  2. I am addicted to buying makeup, but almost never wear it.
  3. I have a ton of pretty dresses I never wear because I think I look weird in dresses.
  4. There was a ten year stretch where I didn’t wear jeans because I could never find any that fit me properly/comfortably.
  5. Even though 16-year-old uber-punk-rawk me would spit at it, I no longer have any qualms about dropping hundreds of dollars on my wardrobe. Brand clothes just fit me better than cheap stuff and last much longer.
  6. I consider expensive shoes an investment.
  7. I originally wanted to get laser eye corrective surgery, but I’ve grown to enjoy wearing glasses–they are a cute fashion statement.
  8. I have to have the sides of my head shaved (or very short) at all times. Anything longer than 2″ on the sides of my head is incredibly uncomfortable.
  9. I never wear lipstick because I haven’t found a formula that doesn’t get goopy and feel uncomfortable on my lips.
  10. My personal style is either “hobo cat lady” or “dominatrix casual.” There is no in between.

10 Fandom Facts

  1. I’m 27 and I still write awful fan fiction that will never see the light of day.
  2. Thank gods for Supernatural and Orange is the New Black.
  3. I deeply regret not getting into Harry Potter when I was younger because it is literally the best. The. Best.
  4. I am rarely a fan of actors/actresses, but I fall madly in love with the characters they play.
  5. I often pigeon-hole actors in certain roles and no matter who else they play in any other movie/show, I will only ever see that one character.
  6. Tilda Swinton and David Tennant are the exceptions to points 4 & 5 (as well as Chris Evans, Nathan Fillion, and Tom Hiddleston to lesser extents).
  7. I am what is known on Tumblr as “Marvel trash.”
  8. I’m not as vocal about my fannishness as I used to be. I just hate all the ship wars and fandom-wank, so I’d really rather not be “involved” in fandom.
  9. I find it incredibly creepy when people post childhood and baby pictures of celebrities. How did you even get those?
  10. It annoys me to no end when people complain about others “over analyzing” movies/shows/books. Media has a huge impact on our culture and vice versa! We should be going in-depth! Also, it’s fun, so stop being a jerk.

10 Facts About My Hobbies/Interests

  1. I really, really love decorating those cheap wooden boxes Michael’s sells for $1.
  2. I can’t sew to save my life, but I’m trying!
  3. I really enjoy photography and wish I had more time for it.
  4. I collect notebooks with inspiring/cool/interesting/pretty covers. I then proceed to not do anything with them ever out of fear of “ruining” them, somehow.
  5. I like paper crafts, particularly scrapbooking.
  6. I have almost as much fun organizing my craft supplies as I do actually crafting with them.
  7. I spend way too much time playing stupid, pointless games on my tablet.
  8. I have more craft projects waiting to be completed than I have years left on this earth.
  9. I firmly believe everything can be made better with Halloween ribbon.
  10. Knitting is a major pain in the ass, but I refuse to let it beat me. I will learn this skill out of spite.

10 Favorites

  1. Color: Purple
  2. Season: Autumn
  3. Holiday: Halloween
  4. Food: Chocolate mousse
  5. Movie: Boondock Saints
  6. Band: The Struts (currently)
  7. Subject in School: Sociology
  8. Animal: Cheetah
  9. Book: “Lamb” by Christopher Moore
  10. Passtime: Tumblr

10 Pet Peeves

  1. The sound of someone eating or drinking. (Ew, ew, ew!)
  2. Drivers who don’t use their turn signals.
  3. People standing very close to me.
  4. Strangers who touch my shaved head (or spiked hair, or studded clothing, or any part of my person) without asking.
  5. Being treated as the spokesperson of “my people” when people learn about my gender/sexuality/religion/[insert part of my life they don’t understand here]. I am not Google, I am not your teacher; it is not my job to educate you.
  6. When my mother is literally sitting at her computer, on the internet, and says to me, “Hey, can you look up [some stupid garbage] on your tablet for me?”
  7. Anything that leaves a sticky residue being left someplace where it will leave a sticky residue (more often than not, this refers to my mother’s used coffee spoons being left on the counter).
  8. People who leave their phone on at the office.
  9. Loud breathing.
  10. Anything that makes me sweaty.

BONUS FACT

  • I am a compulsive list maker.
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9 thoughts on “100 (+1) Facts About Me

  1. “It annoys me to no end when people complain about others “over analyzing” movies/shows/books. Media has a huge impact on our culture and vice versa! We should be going in-depth! Also, it’s fun, so stop being a jerk.”

    YES! In general, I despise the “You think too much” rhetoric. Why not dive deeply into the culture around us? Afraid you’ll actually learn something? Confront something you don’t want to look at? And yeah, it’s fun! I’m glad I came across your blog 😀

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  4. I was surprised to read that American mental health services are appalling, the USA is usually so advanced in medical care, here in the UK, we lag behind somewhat with medical advances but it seems we are on par with the poor mental health services, it sucks. I have been battling to try and get help through the health service for the past 8 years, I was offered 6 sessions of “talking therapy” which made me much worse!! Something HAS to be done to help people, it’s something I feel so so strongly about too.

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