8 Random Things About Me

By grace.g.yang · January 25, 2008
Under: My Life

David, my awesome brother (and roommate), tagged me on his blog, davidyang.net for this 8 Random Things About Me post. Here are the rules (reposted from David’s site, which was taken from his friend’s site):

These are the rules of this particular meme:

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

So let’s get started…

8 Random Facts:

1. I love to bake sweets, but I don’t like eating them. I used to bake cupcakes, brownies, cakes, and other sweets all the time, but I rarely ever eat them myself. Here are some of my creations:

Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and blueberries:

Cream cheese cookies with sprinkles (I made them for my class on my 10th birthday, too):

2. I used to be obsessed with Bill Gates (see entry). Yeah, he has tons of money, but he’s also witty and has that nerdy look I USED to be into. Now I love Conan O’Brien.

3. During my senior year of college, my brother mentioned this blogging contest for an international programming competition, TopCoder. I entered on a whim by listing the top 5 reasons they should pick me and ended up WINNING a trip to Las Vegas and blogging about the entire competition here. None of the competitors wanted to be my friend (I tell myself that they were too focused on the competition) but I had a lot of fun exploring the strip.

4. I used to tell everyone my goal was to someday travel to all seven continents. I only have Antarctica and Australia left. (Although I hate flying so I’m not sure either are ever going to happen). Even though I tell people I want to go to all seven continents, I really hate being away from home. A couple of pictures from my travels:

The Berlin Zoo:

zoo (Small)

The Pergamon:

5. I have a fear of swimming in in/outdoor pools by myself. I used to be on the swim team in middle school (I was pretty good, too), but I refuse to swim in a pool by myself because I’m afraid that I’ll be attacked by a shark/killer whale/dolphin/crocodile. Yes, I realize that it’s completely ridiculous, but I can’t help it.

6. I like doing certain house chores – washing dishes, vacuuming, cooking, and doing laundry. On the other hand, dusting, mopping floors, wiping tables, or cleaning toilet bowls are things I refuse to do.

7. I have certain idiosyncrasies that I think are interesting; 1. every time I wet one hand, I have to wet the other (no matter what), 2. I have to organize my polos by color and brand.

8. I love Tina Fey/30 Rock so much that I want to take her behind the middle school and get her pregnant!! My other favorite shows are Arrested Development, The Office, and Flight of the Conchords. For Halloween, I dressed up as Jemaine (AKA the hip-hop-popotamus):

From the music video “The humans are dead”:

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Okay, I don’t have that many friends with blogs, but I’ll tag Josh, Talida, Audrey, Charles, Ariel, Darren, Justin, and Chris. (if you don’t have a blog, just write the 8 random facts in my comments!)

Reader Comments

Your 8 facts are awesome. What’s up with the hand wetting thing?

Written By David on January 26th, 2008 @ 10:05 pm

haha that’s an awesome picture. it made me youtube Flight of the Conchords just to watch it again.

affirmative i poked one and it’s dead.

Written By kai on April 6th, 2008 @ 9:55 am

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