Since this 25 Things craze is going all over Facebook, I thought I'd spread it around a little on Oasis too. :)
Just write 25 Random things about yourself...can be long, short, funny, serious, whatever you're in the mood to share!
1. I was born somewhere around 8am, and have never been a morning person since.
2. I have friends who have incredibly detailed memories from their childhood. I can't. I remember big events, and general feelings, but not specifics.
3. I hated elementary school, which probably shaped the rest of my K-12 career.
4. In high school, I never cut class. Looking back on it, I wish I would have, at least once.
5. I attended almost a year of Community College in Seattle when I was 15, which probably kept me from giving up on my entire schooling. I'm eternally grateful for this opportunity, and will be for a very long time to come.
6. After I was less than a month away from attending the University of Montana before I joined the Air Force. Looking back on it now, the AF was still probably the best decision for the time.
7. I have been to all of the Western States except Colorado (Driving across the western US twice has helped greatly in that endeavor). I lived my entire life in WA until I joined the AF, at which point I've now lived in CA and TX, as well as Korea. People in TX were very nice, but I still have no desire to live there ever again. My favorite places visited so far are probably Santa Cruz CA, Seattle, Philly, San Fran and Portland.
8. I visited China when I was 16 to pack around bags for my sister and bro-in-law when they adopted my niece. The trip was awesome, and influenced my decision to ask for Chinese or Korean when I went to DLI.
9. If I ever got the chance to go back to DLI, I would like a Middle Eastern language.
10. I have two tattoo, and want more now.
11. I've never had my ears pierced until this past year.
12. A few days after having my ears pierced, I was in a furniture store in Kansas City where a security guard was called in on me because the woman washing her hands thought I was a man, but didn't want to say anything to me herself. I fully expected that to happen in Korea, but not so much in the States.
13. I love listening to other people debate about politics more than I actually like talking about it myself.
14. I love listening to Rap music because it's frequently outspoken- which I'm not but sometimes wish I was.
15. I've met so many amazing people in some of the least expected places all over the world in the last three years. I'm hoping to know all of those people for many more years, and to meet more in more places. It's amazing how strangers can all become family.
16. Sometimes I'm shy and won't initiate conversation, but I still love meeting and getting to know new people.
17. I like walking around new cities by myself, getting the feel of it and seeing what's there. I also am just as happy going to movies alone as I am going with other people.
18. As much as I like my 'me' time sometimes, I'm really a people person and love being around people, even if I'm just relaxing and not actively engaging all the time.
19. In the future, I want to visit more of the eastern US, and the world, particularly Australia/New Zealand, Africa and South America.
20. I can't stand math. As a child, my life's goal was to become a Vet, until someone told me that like any other medical field, there was a lot of math involved. That took care of that. Currently, it's the only class I have left to get my AA degree in Korean Language. My Mom and ex have both sent me math textbooks...guess I should take the hint?
21. After the math, I actually really do want to get my BA degree, probably in Sociology with a concentration in Sexuality/Gender studies. I still have a little school anxiety left, and don't always think I can do it.
22. My dream job would be something combining social work in the LGBT area with Photography.
23. I actually really enjoy my job, and spend a lot of time trying to reconcile how best to be gay and in the military...it's a work in progress.
24. I love watching Food Network, Discovery, Travel Channels...I'm a dork that way. The first Bluray movie I got was Planet Earth, and I love documentaries.
25. My most unique experience in Korea was spending New Years 2009 in a very small all women bar in Seoul. It was a very relaxed setting with some great people from a myriad of different countries, and was probably the best New Years celebration I've had.